No Bids For Framingham Health Clinic

FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham received no bids for its request for space for its health clinic.

However, one landlord has come forward to offer space on Concord Street in downtown Framingham.

VTT Management owned by Viaos Theodorakos has offered space within walking distance to the Memorial Building to the City of Framingham. An agreement still needs to be reached.

The City Council is expected to review a lease agreement next week.

The City of Framingham health offices and its health clinic must move out of Fuller Middle School on Flagg Drive by mid-June.

The City is putting the health offices in the Memorial Building, but issued a RFP (request for proposals) for a health clinic space in April.

One aspect of the RFP was a need for a location within a mile of the Memorial Building. The RFP was also seeking a location with 10 parking spaces.

The City’s Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III announced on Saturday that the City received no bids for the RFP.

The City issued an RFP on April 24. Bids were due by May 8.

Since April, the City’s solicitor conferred with the state regarding the potential of using the M.G.L. c. 30B, ยง 1(b)(27) exemption for contracts or agreements entered into a municipal hospital or a municipal department of health.

The State’s inspector general’s office “confirmed that the city may move forward with entering a lease agreement under this exemption,” according to City Councilors, who will review a potential lease for space for the health clinic on May 21.

Earlier this year, Mayor Yvonne Spicer and her administration wanted to take over space at the Callahan Center for health offices and the health clinic.

Seniors rallied against the idea, and the Mayor and her administration changed her mind.

With the health offices moving into The Memorial Building, the facilities management offices are now scheduled to move into the former Saxonville library branch. Construction, and possible additional absestos remove, may be needed before they small department can take over the space.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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