AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provision of any general or special
law to the contrary, in order to implement its school building program, the
city of Boston may, in addition to the prequalification requirements pursuant
to section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws, establish and impose a
requirement that only contractors and subcontractors with a workers'
compensation experience modification factor, as promulgated by the workers'
compensation rating bureau, of 125 per cent or less shall be eligible to submit
a bid or offer, but any contractor or subcontractor with a
modification factor of up to 135 per cent shall be eligible to submit a bid or
offer, if that modification factor was caused by a single loss. The school
building program of said city of Boston shall not be subject to the provisions
section 44F of said chapter 149. For the purpose of this act,
the words "school building program" shall mean the design, construction and
equipping of three new schools within the city of Boston, specifically, a
middle school located at Brunswick Gardens, a middle school located at Mildred
Avenue, and a school for grades kindergarten through eight located at Orchard
Gardens, and the renovation or demolition of any structures at any of the
existing sites at said schools.