Upton Library Seeking a New Home – Do you own land suitable for a Library building?



The Town of Upton is currently seeking land in town for use as the site of a new Library.

If you know of a possible site, ask the owners to review the Request for Proposals for Real Property for New Library, available on the Town website at: http://www.uptonma.gov/procurement

Responses should include a description of the property, along with a proposal to sell, lease or donate the land.

Deadline for responses: June 2, 2016

If you need assistance formatting your proposal or have questions about the site or procurement process, please contact Matthew Bachtold at the Upton Town Library:  508-529-6272 or mbachtol@cwmars.org.

All sites will be reviewed and considered by the Library Feasibility Committee.  We are looking for a great site to be the home of the Upton Town Library for the next 20 to 100 years!

For more information about the library planning process, visit:

http://sites.google.com/site/uptonlibraryplanning/     or      http://uptonlibrary.org


Purchase of Land

Suitable for Use as a Public Library

Town of Upton, Massachusetts

The Town of Upton, Massachusetts (“Town”) is seeking Proposals for the purchase of a parcel of land, or parcels of land, within the Town suitable for the construction of a new public library and Proposals for the purchase of parcel(s) of land with an existing building, suitable for renovation for use as a public library.  The Town will also consider Proposals for the donation or lease (minimum term of 99 years) of property.

Sealed proposals shall be submitted to the Board of Selectmen, 1 Main Street, Box 1, Upton, MA 01568 no later than 2:00 PM on June 2nd, 2016, and will be publicly opened and read that same day.  Each proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope which shall be clearly marked “Proposal for Purchase of Suitable Land for Use as a Public Library, Town of Upton.”

Information and proposal requirements are available on the Town of Upton’s website at http://www.uptonma.gov under “procurement”.

The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive any technicalities, to advertise for new proposals, and to make awards as may be deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.  

The award of a purchase and sale agreement shall be contingent on Town Meeting authorizing the purchase and appropriating the funds therefor among other contingencies stated herein.  The funding source for the project may be Town meeting appropriation and award of a Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (“MPLCP”) construction grant.   

The selection of the Proposer shall be made without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, political affiliation, or national origin.

All proposals shall remain in effect for one hundred eighty (180) days after the deadline for the submission of proposals.  The successful proposer must enter into a purchase and sale agreement with the Town substantially on the same terms as the Purchase and Sale Agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit A within thirty (30) days of award by the Board of Selectmen. The closing shall occur within ninety (90) days from the date (a) the date on which Town Meeting has authorized the acquisition and appropriated the purchase price.  Approval is not expected to occur until 2017.

The Library Feasibility Committee will recommend the most advantageous Proposal to the Board of Library Trustees and the Board of Selectmen shall be the awarding authority.



  1. The Upton Library Feasibility Committee is currently looking for a site and creating a library design to propose to the Town in the future.
    There is a State-funded library construction grant opportunity coming up in January of 2017, and the committee hopes to bring a design to a town meeting in the fall for approval, and get the town’s permission to apply for the grant.
    We need to find a suitable site, then design a building this summer.
    For updates and more information about the planning process, you can visit the Upton Library planning website at:
    -Matthew Bachtold, Upton Town Library Director

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