To all interested parties:

The Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc., (MASCO) is seeking a response to this Request for Proposal (RFP) from qualified professional heavy duty bus rebuilding companies to provide mid-life bus rehabilitation services.  The subject thirty (30) buses provide a shuttle service within Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA) that consists of approximately 69,000 live service-hours spread over 10 different routes, traveling approximately 510,000 route miles annually.

The subject buses are 2014 New Flyer Xcelsior forty (40) foot diesel fueled transit buses owned by MASCO and operated and maintained by their contracted Service Provider which is currently Paul Revere Transportation LLC (PRT).  MASCO’s expectation is to use this current fleet of thirty (30) buses at a minimum until mid-2029 for a fifteen (15) year service life.


MASCO is soliciting proposals for an agreement that will commence on April 1, 2022.  Please note that the dates listed below are subject to change at sole the discretion of MASCO.  In the event of changes, all Proposers will be notified.

  1. Request for Proposals:  Issued: Friday, October 22, 2021.
  2. Mandatory Pre-proposal Conference: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (EDT)
  3. Written Questions from Proposers: Monday, November 29, 2021, by 5 p.m. (EDT)
  4. MASCO Response to Written Questions: Monday, December 6, 2021.
  5. Proposals to be received at MASCO: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

All questions and proposals must be submitted in writing.  Please be sure to provide contact information for the Proposer submitting the question or proposal.  Questions and proposals are to be submitted to: P.J. Cappadona, Vice President for Operations, MASCO Inc., 375 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Questions may be submitted via email to

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