5 Alford Center Road, Alford, MA 01230-8999
Deadline: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 12:00 P.M.

NOVEMBER 7, 2016
The Municipal Light Plant of the Town of Alford, Massachusetts (Alford MLP) is seeking proposals from qualified fiber optic network design and construction contractors to implement a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) Network capable of providing high-speed Internet and telephone services to all premises in the Town of Alford, Massachusetts.
The Contractor shall develop a complete design/build proposal for the FTTP network in accordance with the goals, objectives and specifications expressed in the Request for Proposals (RFP), available at the link or address included in this announcement.
The design/build is limited to the physical layer of the network (conduit, fiber, etc.), and does not include network electronics, but must take into account current and emerging FTTP network technologies.
There are approximately 350 residential dwellings and 112 undeveloped lots in the Town. The Town has approximately 17 miles of public roads, including state highways (a portion of state Route 71) and Town roads, as well as five miles of private roads.
The Alford MLP intends that the vast majority of the FTTP infrastructure will be constructed using aerial attachments to approximately 734 existing utility poles. In total, we estimate that approximately 22 route miles of fiber plant will be required, not including FTTP service drops.
The chosen Bidder will be required to perform all work described in, and in accordance with the RFP, Attachment A (Scope of Work), and the other Attachments to the RFP.
Interested bidders can download the RFP using the “Design/Build RFP” dropdown on the Alford MLP website, and can register their intent to bid following this link:, or by mail from address below.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by 12:00 noon.  All proposals will be opened at a public meeting on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Alford Town Offices, 5 Alford Center Road, Alford, MA 01230-8999. The Alford MLP reserves the right to reject any or all such proposals.
For more information, please contact:
MLP Chair Robert L. Lichter
Mailing Address 5 Alford Center Road
Alford, MA, 01230-8999
Phone 413-528-4536
Fax 413-528-4581