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MRA Seeking Bids for Trafton Park Phase I Improvements

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA0 invites the submission of sealed bids for the construction of park improvements consisting of site preparation and demolition, erosion and sedimentation control, drainage improvements, pedestrian paving, new playground equipment and poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing, porous and peastone surfacing, pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete curbing, timber edging, chain link fencing and gates, site furnishings, dugout structures, park sign, and landscaping.  These improvements are to be constructed at the playground, ballfield and dog park located in Trafton Park at Granite and Jacob Streets in Malden, MA.


BID OPENING will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:00pm at the Malden Redevelopment Authority, 215 Pleasant Street, 3rd Floor, Malden, MA 02148. NO BIDDERS SHALL BE PRESENT AT THE BID OPENING DUE TO PANDEMIC SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.  A Bid Summary will be made available to all bidders, and other persons properly interested, within four (4) hours of the Bid Opening.


Plans, specifications and all other bid documents may be obtained electronically from the MRA beginning Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00am.  Requests for electronic files may be made to Alex Pratt, Malden Redevelopment Authority, at (781) 661-8168 or  A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held Friday, June 26 at 10am in Trafton Park at the corner of Granite and Jacob Streets.  ALL COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS REQUIRED BY THE CITY OF MALDEN SHALL BE FOLLOWED.


NOTICE: MRA Will Provide Free Training in Lead Safety Practices

The Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) administers a federally funded lead paint abatement program that has resulted in the abatement of lead paint from several hundred housing units in Malden. 

The MRA is committed to making Malden “Lead Safe” and is providing the opportunity for local residents and employers to receive training in lead safety practices. Specifically, the MRA will contract with Institute for Environmental Education in Wilmington to provide free training in lead paint abatement.  Depending upon the interest, courses could range from de-leader worker to lead–safe renovaor to contractor/supervisor.  Initial, refresher and Spanish speaking courses will be available.    


For more information about courses, dates and times, please contact Wayne Martineau or Kevin Nestor at 781-324-5720.


MRA Seeking Contractors for Lead Hazard Control and Housing Rehabilitation Program

The MRA is seeking qualified construction contractor firms to provide lead paint abatement services in conjunction with its Federally-funded Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant and Housing Rehabilitation Program. 

Construction contractor firms must have proper licenses, construction expertise, a thorough knowledge and understanding of state and local building codes, an understanding of containment procedures and lead inspection/risk assessment reports, adequate liability and workers compensation insurance coverage and must be registered on  SAM (System for Award Management) registration is required to work with government agencies that receive Federal grants.  The MRA can assist interested contractors with the registration process.   For more information regarding qualifications, please call 781-397-1940 or visit the MRA Healthy Homes Office, 176 Pearl Street, Malden.

The MRA specializes in Lead and Rehab projects servicing low income residents of the City of Malden.  The MRA will work with qualified contractors to provide personalized, individual service through final completion of the project.

NOTICE: Information Regarding Registration (Grantees, Subrecipients and Contractors)

All grantees, subrecipients and contractors awarded contracts funded with Federal dollars or receiving CDBG funds must register with the Federal debarment clearinghouse System for Award Management ( and must provide proof of active status on in order to comply with Federal regulations. Registration is free and it takes approximately one month to become active with a valid DUNS number. If a grantee, subrecipient or contractor does not register, they will not be considered qualified and, therefore, will not be able to contract with the City of Malden or MRA for activities funded with CDBG and/or other Federal dollars.
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NOTICE: MRA Offers Zero Percent Interest Home Repair/Improvement Loans

For a limited time, the Malden Redevelopment Authority (MRA) is offering 0% interest home repair/improvement loans to Malden homeowners who meet current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income guidelines.  Eligible repairs/improvements include doors, windows, roofs, heating systems and more.

For more information about this and other MRA loan and grant programs, call the MRA Healthy Homes/Rehab Office at 781-397-1940 or visit the office at 176 Pearl Street. 


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