FRAMINGHAM, MA -- The City of Framingham, MA has released information that the contract for school buses (with or without drivers) for a three-year period from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2026 are being put out to bid following the threat of a strike by drivers (and monitors) from Teamsters Local 170 of Worcester, MA against NRT Bus, the company which currently holds the contract to provide school transportation services in Framingham.
A last minute phone call from Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky averted the strike.
NRT's drivers and monitors were not in the union when Framingham awarded the contract to NRT, and due to the threat of a strike, (and other issues related to the performance of the contract), the City promised to put the contract back out for bid.
Bid documents will be available on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 10:00 A.M and sealed bids are due on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at 10:00 A.M.
For more information, or to obtain an electronic version of the bid documents, visit the framinghamma.gov website and click on "Bid Opportunities" and search for “School Transportation Services, Bid 7993.”