Construction Bench

GLXC is looking for local certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms and suppliers to enroll in their Construction Bench Program, which will provide enrolled firms with preferential subcontract opportunities on the Green Line Extension Project. GLXC seeks to include a variety of services from DBE firms. The Construction Bench will serve as a shortlist of contract-ready firms from which GLXC will be able to expeditiously seek bids and put DBE firms to work in order to meet the ongoing needs of the project.

About the Project

The Green Line Extension Project (GLX) will extend existing MBTA Green Line service north of Lechmere Station and into the communities of Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford. The project involves construction of six (6) new stations along two (2) branches (the Medford Branch and Union Square Branch) and the of Lechmere Station. A new 55,000 square foot Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) will operate 24-hours a day and provide services to all vehicles in use when the Green Line Project is completed.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the Construction Bench Program, firms must be certified as a DBE by the Massachusetts Unified Certification Program (MassUCP). Candidate firms will also need:

•  Quality Safety Records
•  A Massachusetts Contractor’s License
•  Applicable NAICS codes

GLXC will offer DBE firms assistance with bonding, insurance and financing. GLXC will be releasing Construction Bench opportunities throughout the project.

How to Apply

To apply for the GLXC Construction Bench Program, fill out the GLXC Questionnaire and submit. Please direct any questions via email to Alexandra Cann, DBE Program Liaison at

All eligible DBE firms are encouraged to apply. 


Construction Bench Program Scopes of Work

Scopes of work included, but not limited to the following:

•  Bituminous Paving
•  Cast in Place Concrete and Flatwork
•  Curbs and Sidewalks
•  Electrical 
•  Guardrail & Fencing (Install Only)
•   Landscaping 
•   Masonry
•   Misc. Metals
•   Operated & Maintained Equipment
•   Painting 
•   Quality Inspection Services
•   Street Sweeper
•   Structural Inspection Services
•   Traffic Control Services
•   Tree Removal 
•   Trucking
•   Uniform Security 
•   Water Trucks