District Announcements

Bid Title: Creation/Installation of Exterior Electronic Sign at Ashland High School

posted Feb 20, 2021, 8:14 AM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Feb 20, 2021, 8:16 AM ]

Project Title: Ashland High School Sign 
Bid Due Date/Time:  March 10, 2021  1:00PM


Creation and installation of an exterior sign for the Ashland High School. 

Permits for the sign shall be applied for at the Town of Ashland Inspectional Services Department. The plans for the foundation/footing and the sign itself shall be stamped by a structural engineer. There are two signage components: digital signage and non-digital signage. 

The non-digital sign should display “Ashland High School” & “Home of the Clockers”. Both the description and sign should be easily viewed from at least 50 feet (i.e. cars driving past the sign should clearly see its contents).  Color scheme should align with Ashland’s blue and white colors. The non-digital sign should be illuminated. 

The digital signage specs include: 10 MM high resolution, 64/224 pixels. The sign should have a web- based software allowing for electronic messaging capabilities that can be changed remotely. Access to network should be wireless.  

The overall sign casing should be a minimum of 5ft by 8ft.  

Signage and electronic messaging should be one sided.

The sign design should include a minimum of two brick or stone columns with the digital sign elevated a minimum of 4ft from the ground

Vendor to provide manuals, training, and maintenance procedures for electronic messaging software. 

5 year warranty on the electronic display. 

10 year warranty on the non-electrical components of the sign (construction materials, installation, and structural integrity). 

Electrical feed to the sign will be the responsibility of Town of Ashland, not the bidder. Voltage supplied to the sign will be 277, the AMPS should not exceed 16. The electrical equipment shall be readily accessible inside the signage for the Town’s electrician to tie in to.

Prevailing wage applies to this project – see attached file for current prevailing wages.

The awarded contractor is responsible to apply and obtain all required permits.

Bidder must be in business of constructing and designing signs for a minimum of 7 years.

Bidder must supply three references for complete projects relating to exterior signage design and construction.  

Sign construction and installation completed by May 15th 

Total project costs not to exceed $40K.

Bids are due by 1PM 3/10/21.

There is no State tax on this project.

Please send email bids to cmathieu@ashland.k12.ma.us.


Photo of where sign is to be located on property:


Ashland High School Property Site Where New Electronic Signage Will be Placed.  Bid for Creation/Installation of Electronic Sign is due 3/10/2021.  Contact cmathieu@ashland.k12.ma.us for detailed bid information.



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posted Oct 29, 2020, 2:14 PM by APS Webmaster   [ updated Jan 17, 2021, 1:20 PM ]

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DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year.

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Assistant Commissioner
MA Department of Public Health

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