Procurement / Bids

Each year the Watertown Housing Authority competitively bids and purchases thousands of items including, maintenance materials, modernization and new construction materials, contracting services, office supplies, equipment, and vehicles. All items and services will be the best long-life we can buy at a competitive cost, while in compliance with the applicable procurement laws.

If you have any questions, are looking to be included in upcoming vendor solicitations, or wish to speak with a member of our procurement team, please contact us at:

Phone: (617) 923-3950
Fax: (617) 923-2466

Current Bid Opportunities:

General Cleaning Services Various Developments

Sealed Proposals for a GENERAL CLEANING SERVICES VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS, subject to M.G.L.c30B, & Prevailing Wage according to Ch.149. Sections 26 to 27H. Procurement statutes for Public Housing Developments at Woodland Towers (667-2), McSherry Gardens Apartments (667-1), J. Munger Apartments A & B Building (WHDC & 667-3 respectively) for the Watertown Housing Authority will be received at the Main Office of the Watertown Housing Authority until 11 A.M., Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at which time proposals will be publicly opened and read

The estimated cost for services is $75,000.00

Contract shall be initially awarded for a term of one-year (1) in duration, with annual renewal extension options of one (1) year not to exceed a total contract duration of three (3) consecutive years.
A prerequisite for the bid is that a company must have a reputable documented record in the commercial cleaning service industry sector for a minimum of 7 years.
Bids should reflect the total aggregate amount for the (1) year contract term plus an annual amount for the one (1) year extensions.

Proposals shall be submitted in sealed envelopes, endorsed on the outside “PROPOSAL FOR GENERAL CLEANING SERVICES” with the bidder’s name, at the main office of the Watertown Housing Authority at 55 Waverley Avenue, Watertown, MA 02472 attn. Anthony DiGiovanni. The successful bidder shall enter into written contract with the Watertown Housing Authority within ten (10) days after notification of acceptance of the bid. The Watertown Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids, wholly or in part, to waive informalities or irregularities in bidding, and to make awards in a manner deemed in the best interest of the Authority and the public.

Watertown Housing Authority contact person is Joseph Speranza, Procurement and Project Manager at 781-915-8167 or by email at: jsperanza@watertownha.org

Bid forms and contract documents can be obtained by emailing Joseph Speranza at jsperanza@watertownha.org.

Walk throughs will be given by appointment only up to September 13, please contact Joseph Speranza at 781-915-8167 for scheduling.


Foundation Drainage Improvements Project

The Watertown Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from General Contractors for the Foundation Drainage Improvements Project, for the Watertown Housing Authority in Watertown Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by GCG Associates, Inc.

The Project consists of: Installation of 6” and 4” ADS perimeter drains and underdrains around the building, connection to existing downspouts and sump pump drains, remove and replace window wells add drain lines to window wells, installation of new 5’-wide bituminous concrete sidewalks, site restoration, loam, and seed, as well as other general site work as specified. Additive alternates include remove and replace concrete stairs with precast concrete stairs, as well as concrete stair and metal handrail repairs.

The work is estimated to cost $158,000 (includes all alternates).

Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.30 § 39M & to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive.

This project is being electronically bid. Hard copy bids will not be accepted by the Awarding Authority. You must submit your bid electronically at www.projectdog.com Obtain all documents online via www.Projectdog.com, enter Project Code 852025 in the project locator box, and follow the prompts to a free downloadable Bid Set. Obtain a CD Bid Set from www.Projectdog.com; free for pick up. Purchase paper documents at www.Projectdog.com. Tutorials, instructions, and videos on how to complete the electronic bid documents are available online as well as in the instructions to bidders. You may also call Projectdog, Inc at 978-499-9014 for assistance in submitting your bid package (M – F 9AM – 5PM).

General Bids will be received until October 6, 2022, at 11:00 am. and publicly opened online forthwith. All Bids will be submitted online at www.projectdog.com and received no later than the date and time specified above.
General bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the bid amount and made payable to the WATERTOWN HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Bid forms and contract documents will be available at www.Projectdog.com or picked up at Projectdog, Inc 18 Graf Road, Suite 8 Newburyport, MA (978-499-9014).

There is a refundable plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 set) payable to Projectdog, Inc.
Refundable deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded upon return of all documentation in good condition within ten (10) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise, the deposit shall be the property of Projectdog.

Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $25.00 for next day delivery, payable to the Projectdog, Inc., to cover mail handling costs.

The Contract Documents may be seen in person or electronically at www.Projectdog.com


Watertown Housing Authority

55 Waverley Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: 617-923-3950
Fax: 617-923-2466

Emergency Service Number:
617-923-3950 (24/7)

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Beginning September 9, 2020 the main office will be open to the public by appointment only. 

Maintenance Staff Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:

Summer hours begin in late May and end in early September.

Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm.