What You Need to Know
- MassGaming will post all requests for procurements to www.COMMBUYS.com
- This page is maintained for convenience. The official location for getting all the information about procurements and MassGaming’s requests for responses or proposals is www.COMMBUYS.com.
Requests for Responses or Proposals
COMMBUYS is the only official procurement record system for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Departments. COMMBUYS offers free internet-based access to all public procurement information in order to promote transparency, increase competition, and achieve best value for Massachusetts taxpayers.
Request for Response: Executive Search Firm
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has issued a Request for Response as it seeks an executive search firm or individual (Consultant) to help recruit candidates to serve as Executive Director of the Commission.
Through this RFR, MGC seeks to contract with one bidder to work in conjunction with and assist selected Commission staff (search team/screening committee) in the process of recruiting, screening, and recommending finalists for the position of Executive Director.
By Statute, the Executive Director is the “administrative head of the Commission and shall be responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of law relative to the commission and to each administrative unit thereof.” Among other things, the Executive Director “may, subject to the approval of the commission, employ other employees, consultants, agents and advisors, including legal counsel, and shall attend meetings of the commission.” (G.L. 23K § 3 i, j and k).
The MGC reserves the right to request the highest-scoring bidders to make oral presentations either through on-site meetings or through a video conferencing platform. Applicants should view the RFR and submit all questions and proposals through WWW.COMMBUYS.COM, Bid# BD-20-1068-1068C-1068L-48271. It is each bidder’s responsibility to check COMMBUYS for any amendments or updates.
The deadline for bid responses is Monday, March 23, 2020 at 3 pm.
Request for Information: Region C
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has issued a Request for Information intended to help inform the Commission’s ultimate decision as to whether to re-open the application process for Region C relative to the award of the sole remaining available gaming license.
During a public meeting on September 12, 2019, the Commission determined that sufficient grounds did not exist to support a reconsideration of the Commission’s decision denying Mass Gaming & Entertainment’s January 2015 application for a gaming license in Region C. Over the course of several public meetings since that time, the Commission has decided to both seek public comment on whether or not to re-open the public bidding process for the Region C license, and to pursue an RFI to assist in a potential RFP on an updated Region C gaming market analysis. As part of these meetings, the Commission requested and received, on December 5, 2019, an update on Region C-related Tribal litigation and Federal legislation.
The RFI, which can be accessed through COMMBUYS (Bid Number: BD-20-1068-1068C-1068L-47884), is seeking feedback on a series of specific and business-related questions about a market analysis. Submitted responses will help to inform the Commission’s decision-making about the next steps for the state’s remaining commercial casino license in Region C.
Because the Commission is seeking parallel information through a Request for Public Comment, responses to this RFI must be submitted by 5:00 pm on March 16, 2020.