Government Contract | Massachusetts
Property Appraisal Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000590071

Bid Title: Property Appraisal Services

Agency Bid No. Title: 16-89

Received Date: 06/03/2016

Close Date: 06/15/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By Optional 06/08/2016 12:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to: Scope of WorkThe appraiser shall complete the following basic tasks within the prescribed timeline for completion. Background ResearchRegistry of Deeds: The Vendor shall examine the public records of the South Middlesex Registry ofDeeds to obtain the owners deed and any recorded plans and instruments showing rights, easements,and restrictions of record.City Assessor: The Vendor shall examine the records of the City Assessors Office to obtain thepropertys current assessed value; current real estate taxes if applicable, including abatements; incomeand expense data, if any; and a copy of the Assessor Map showing the subject property.Fire Department: The Vendor shall review the records of the Somerville Fire Department to determineif any registered underground storage tanks on the property.Neighborhood Information: The Vendor shall become familiar with the neighborhood in which thesubject property is located, including the demand for housing in that neighborhood, the proximity topublic transportation and the planned Green Line Extension stops, schools, shopping, parks, and thepresence or absence of any other public or private improvements or amenities that would tend toincrease or decrease the fair market value.Current Zoning: The Vendor shall confirm with the Somerville Planning Department the current zoningclassification and the existence of any variances or special permits.Site Inspection: The Vendor shall personally inspect each property, including any buildings, structures,improvements, fixtures, machinery, equipment, and other tangible personal property on the site (the siteinspection). The Vendor shall use best efforts to obtain a description of buildings on-site, if any,including relevant information as to building type, designated use, construction materials and finish,dimensions, floor area, age, condition, space or room arrangement, and functional utility. During thesite inspection, the Vendor shall make a general sketch plat (which shall be included as an Exhibit in theAppraisal Report) showing the shape and dimensions of the land, the location of the principalimprovements on the land, the location of any easements on the land, and the abutting streets, alleys, orother public rights-of-way. The Vendor shall also take photographs of the site, which shall be clearlyidentified and included in the Appraisal Report.

Product Code: 94615

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: City of Somerville

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Angela Allen, Purchasing Department

Phone: 617-625-6600

Fax: 617-625-1344




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