Bid 18-02 Texting Platform

Bid Award Memo

Holyoke Community College (HCC), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, seeks proposals for a texting platform according to the specifications below.

Bid 18-02 Texting Platform
Bid 18-02 Questions & Answers
Bidder's Questions

Wednesday, December 13, 2017  RFP Issue Date    
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Deadline for submission of questions   
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Responses to questions mailed/emailed  
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 11 a.m. EST    Proposal Due Date  

Proposals must be at the desk of Brian Jackson, Business Office, Holyoke Community College, by the due date and time indicated above.

Dates may be revised due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to inform respondents of changes to the timeline.

Contact Information

This Request for Response (RFR) has also been distributed electronically using COMMBUYS, the official procurement record system for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  ( The project title is Holyoke Community College Texting Platform and the project number is 18-02.  Any correspondence to HCC should include project number, as well as the title.   Information submitted in response to this RFQ is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L., Chapter 66, Section 10, and to Chapter 4, Section 7, Subsection 26.  Any statements in submitted information that are inconsistent with these statutes shall be disregarded.  The Commonwealth makes no guarantee that any services will be purchased from any contract resulting from this RFQ.   

Inquiries & Questions

Questions about this proposal should be submitted to: 

Brian Jackson
Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue
Holyoke MA 01040

Questions specific to the RFP should be submitted by Wednesday, January 24, 2018, to

General Information  

This RFP contains instructions governing the response to be submitted and the material to be included, a description of the services to be provided, and other requirements which must be met by interested parties to be eligible for consideration.  All proposals submitted in response to this RFP are subject to all terms and conditions contained in this RFP.  

Interested parties must submit a complete and responsive proposal to this RFP by the deadline and received no later than 11 am EST at the desk of Brian Jackson, Holyoke Community College, Business Office, 303 Homestead Avenue, Holyoke, MA  01040, in order to be considered.  Incomplete proposals and proposals not prepared in accordance with this RFP will be rejected.  

HCC is not responsible for delays occasioned by the U.S. Postal Service, or any other means of delivery employed by the Respondent. Similarly, the HCC is not responsible for, and will not open, any proposal responses that are received later than the deadline date, time and location as put forth in this RFP.  Late proposals will be retained in the RFP file, unopened.  

Submission of Bid  

Proposals must be submitted in hard copy format, along with all required forms (see page 8 of this document), completed and notarized as indicated.   

Delivery Methods:  Delivery may be in person, by U.S. Mail, or overnight courier, to:              

Brian Jackson             
Holyoke Community College            
303 Homestead Avenue            
Holyoke MA 01040              

CLEARLY MARKED, "Bid on Requisition No. 18-02 enclosed."    

Deadline:  Proposals must be received by Brian Jackson on or before Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11 a.m. EST. No late proposals will be considered.

required forms
Informational Forms

Forms to be completed if contract is awarded