While this winter has been very mild, the season always brings with it the increased possibility of the need for emergency repairs. Here is a very short guide to handling some emergency issues that involve hiring contractors or equipment that will cost more than $10,000.
*In an emergency, you may only do what is necessary to temporarily repair and restore in order to preserve health and safety of persons or property.
*If you need to procure in an emergency, contact the Division of Capital Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) at [email protected] or FAX 617-727-5363 to get permission to waive bidding
*If you need Emergency Heavy Equipment, the FRCOG has a standing contract, the details are at https://frcog.org/bids under Bid Awards and Rental Equipment for a complete list and pricing.
* Remember that even small emergency building repair and public works projects require the payment of prevailing wage unless you hire an owner/operator. We recommend you request a new set of prevailing wages to have on hand for unforeseen emergencies each year at http://prevailingwage.detma.org/WageRequest.
Contact Andrea Woods, Chief Procurement Officer for help with waivers, emergency procurements, prevailing wage requests or locating resources at [email protected] or 413-774-3167 x104.