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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 31,2014 / / The Pioneer, Perfectionist & Patriot Cappelletti checking his famous squared toe shoe before a game, circa 1963. It was early 1960 that Gino Cappelletti's first break eventually came. The AFL was already established. His brother Guido had opened up a local bar with Cappelletti's former college teammate, Bob McNamara. The bar was called "Mac and Cap's" in Minneapolis where Cappelletti tended bar. "McNamara had heard a rumor that Boston Patriots Coach Lou Saban was in town advertising his football training camp and inviting players to try out for the team." Things suddenly started to move fast. It was to be held that July at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Campus. Cappelletti rang the hotel but Saban's Minnesota visit was already over. He tried the airport but the Saban's plane had already left. Cappelletti had nothing to lose. He called Saban at his home and virtually applied over the phone. Saban said that he would do some research on Cappelletti and let him know. Saban did so and invited him to the tryouts. Cappelletti made the cuts soon after arriv- ing at camp. He was offered a $7,500 mini- mum contract to play professional football. Gino Cappelletti In the first year of the AFL, 1960 the Boston Patriots won 5 games and lost 9. The Patriots played in the inaugural regular season game, a loss to the Denver Broncos on September 9, 1960. "As I look back, I remember clearly Game One of that season like it was yesterday. I had to kick a 35 yarder at Nickerson Field in Boston against the Denver Broncos and I made it. If I didn't make it, you and I might not be talking right now." The impressionable Saban was known to dismiss personnel after a poor outing "but he bad a great eye for talent." Maybe it was Cappelletti's perfectionist ways that attracted Saban. In any case he started Cappelletti as a defensive back and also a kicker. "I personally liked Saban. He was a tough disciplinarian and a good coach," but midway through the second season in 1961, he was fired after starting out 2 and 3. PART 2 of 4 by Peter Vitale Before leaving, he also decided to confine Cappelletti to kicking duties. He was re- placed by the personable Mike Holavak who was an assistant coach and the Director of Player Personnel. Cappelletti stated "morale went sky high" and the team rattled off 7 more wins, finishing 9-4-1 and 2 "d place in the AFL Eastern Division. Cappelletti was named an AFL All-Star and led both the AFL and NFL with 147 points scored. Despite missing the playoffs, 1961 was still a special year for Cappelletti not only for the way the season began and ended for him but because another Italian American had joined the team. Vito "Babe" Parilli arrived from the Oakland Raiders that year to play the quarterback position. Cappelletti and the elder Parilli not only became instant "paisans" but "Total Patriots." Author and Historian Bob Hyldburg aptly called them an "entertaining pair and a dangerous combi- nation." The local press referred to them as the "Grand Opera Twins", allegedly due to the pair singing Italian opera during prac- tices. It was also a special season for Cappelletti as he was encouraged by Holovak to try out for the receiver position in addition to his The "Grand Opera Twins." Cappelletti kicking the game winner against Houston, Parelli holding, circa 11/64. kicking duties. "I did so because I didn't con- sider kicking as playing" he said. He tried out for the position and made it. "All I needed was somebody to take interest." Referenc- ing Cappelletti's new receiver skills, the nur- turing Holovak stated at the time, "I have never seen an athlete work harder than Gino to learn his new position. He wanted it so badly he approached it as if it were a matter of life and death." For the majority of the decade, he played both positions, often times catching passes for touchdowns and staying on the field to kick the extra point with his squared toe shoe. From his Colorado home, Parilli joked with me by phone, "Gino was always late getting to practices but he was never late getting to the ball. I honestly don't remember him dropping a pass. His hands were like magnets." The highlight reel for 1961 includes the game against the Dallas Texans played at the Cotton Bowl. On October 29, 1961, with 3 minutes remaining, the Patriots had just scored a touchdown making the score 17 to 13 with Dallas leading. Cappelletti lined up to kick a routine extra point with Parilli as the holder. The snap went directly to Parilli who ran for a 2 point conversion. As time ticked down, the Patriots had one more pos- session with 55 seconds left. Parilli con- nected with Cappelletti for passes of 18 yards and 11 yards setting up Cappelletti's 24 yard winning field goal on the last play of the game. "We always played to win. But Gino was humble enough to tell me when not to throw the ball to him as well because he was doubled covered." said Parilli. In those times, quarterbacks called the plays. Running backs and receivers were constantly badgering the quarterback to give them the ball. Cappelletti used a different approach. Parilli told me, "Gino would some- times talk Italian to me in the huddle so he could get the ball on the next play. I knew he wouldn't let me down. He wasn't the fast- est receiver we had but he always found ways to get open so I would listen to him." "Mette la palla nel mio mano. Fa subito," he would command. (Continued Next Week) LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO TRADE CONTRACTORS REQUEST FOR TRADE CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from TRADE CONTRACTORS interested in performing work for MPA PROJECT NO. Ll177-C2-4, CBIS RECAPITALIZATION/OPTIMIZATION, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MA. The Authority is seeking Qualification Statements from Trade Contractors who have a demonstrated experience in the construction and implementation of similar work in terms of scale and complexity as required for this project at Logan Airport in East Boston. In accordance with Massachusetts construction manager at-risk requirements, MGL Chapter 149A, Section 44F Qualification Statements are being requested at this time from Elevator / Escalator and Terrazzo trade contractors. The scope of work on the Project involves construction activities in all of the Terminals at Logan International Airport. Extensive interaction and coordination with the TSA and the airlines will be required. Construction of the Project commenced in July of 2012. The work on the Project will be completed prior to March of 2016. The proposed work includes all nature of general building construction in Airport buildings. The estimated value of work to be performed by the Elevator and Escalator trade contractor is listed below: Elevator and Escalator $ 750,000 Terrazzo $ 300,000 The Authority is implementing this project in accordance with MGL Chapter 149A, Sections 1 thru 13. This selection of trade contractors conforms to MGL Chapter 149A, Section 8, subsections (b) to (k) inclusive. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be utilized to prequalify trade contractors capable and experienced in the building construction. The Authority shall utilize a two-step process including the pmqualification of trade contractors based on an evaluation of the Statement of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation, followed by an Invitation to Bidders that will only be issued to the prequalified trade contractors. A Prequalification Committee consisting of four representatives, one each from the Designer and the CM at Risk and two Massport staff. This Prequalification Committee will be conducting a qualifications-based evaluation of submittals received from interested trade contractors in order to identify prequalified trade contractors who will be invited to respond to a written Invitation to Bidders. Please note that the Authority is not utilizing this process to prequalify subcontractors who are not trade contractors which shall be done separately in accordance with MGL C. 149A, Section 8, subsection (j). Qualification Statements shall be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria; (1) Management Experience; (2) Project References including a Public Project Record and (3) Capacity to Complete including a demonstration that the contractor has the financial stability and long-term viability to successfully implement the Project. A Supplemental Information Package that discusses these Evaluation Criteria and the Prequalification Process in more detail as well as any other requirements for the Qualification Statements will be available to interested parties beginning Wednesday, February 5, 2014, by contacting Michelle Arnold at 617-568-5978 or via email at Seven (7) copies of a bound document each limited to 20 sheets (40 pages), exclusive of covers and dividers and resumes, which shall be limited to one page, shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 1/2" x 11") and shall be addressed to Mr. Houssam H. Sleiman, P.E., CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs, and received no later than 12 Noon, Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submittal that exceeds the page limit set here or that is not received in the Capital Programs Department by the above deadline shall be rejected as non-responsive. Questions may be sent via email to In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport http://www.maseport.conVdoing- business/_layouts/CapitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on Comm-PASS ( in the listings for this project. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 1/31/14 MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1320-Cl, SATELLITE FIRE STATION SANITARY TANK REPLACEMENT, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 209S - Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT THE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 10.00 AM LOCAL TIME ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014. The work includes REPLACE EXISTING t0,000-GALLON UNDERGROUND SANITARY SEWER STORAGE TANK, RELATED PIPING, MONITORING SYSTEM, AND SURFACE PAD WITH NEW 10,000--GALLON DOUBLE-WALL FIBERGLASS UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK AND ANCHOR IT TO EXISTING CONCRETE ANCHOR PAD, INSTALL NEW INLET PIPING AND TANK MONITORING SYSTEM. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authority's Capital Programs Department Office, together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. The estimated contract cost is One Hundred Thirty Thousand Dollars ($130,000.00). A proposal guaranty shall be submitted with each General Bid consisting of a bid deposit for five (5) percent of the value of the bid; when sub-bids are required, each must be accompanied by a deposit equal to five {5) percent of the amount, in the form of a bid bond, or cash, or a certified check, or a treasurer's or a cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, payable to the Massachusetts Port Authority in the name of which the Contract for the work is to be executed. The bid deposit shall be (a) in a form satisfactory to the Authority, (b) with a surety company qualified to do business in the Commonwealth and satisfactory to the Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a labor and materials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or securities satisfactory to the Authority. Attention is called to the minimum rate of wages to be paid on the work as determined under the provisions of Chapter 149, Massachusetts General Laws, Section 26 to 27G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division II, Special Provisions of the Specifications, which wage rates have been predetermined by the U. S. Secretary of Labor and/or the Commissioner of Labor and Industries of Massachusetts, whichever is greater.The successful Bidder will be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $10,000,000.00. Said policy shall be on an occurrence basis and the Authority shall be included as an Additional Insured. See the insurance sections of Division I, General Requirements and Division II, Special Provisions for complete details. This Contract is also subject to Affirmative Action requirements of the Massachusetts Port Authority contained in the Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action article of Division I, General Requirements and Covenants, and to the Secretary of Labor's Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Opportunity and the Standard Federal Equal Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246). The General Contractor is required to submit a Certification of Non-Segregated Facilities prior to award of the Contract, and to notify prospective subcontractors of the requirement for such certification where the subcontract exceeds $10,000. Complete information and authorization to view the site may be obtained from the Capital Programs Department Office at the Massachusetts Port Authority. The right is reserved to waive any informality in or reject any or all proposals. MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. 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