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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 1,2013 Page15 LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authodty) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. AP1314-$1, FY14 - 15, MASSPORT BRIDGE AND TUNNEL INSPECTIONS AUTHORrFYWlDE. The Authority is seeking qualified consulting firms or teams with proven experience to provide professional services related to the inspection of bridges and tunnels on an on-call, as needed basis. These services are expected to be provided at Massport-owned property in East Boston and South Boston, MA. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely and effective manner. The consultant shall demonstrate experience in bridge and tunnel inspections and have the ability to provide traffic control, prepare bridge inspection reports, and prepare recommendations for maintenance and repair of the structures. The consultant shall also have the ability to prepare cost estimates for any recommended repairs. The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) Review of existing bridge inspection reports and available plans for the structures to be inspected. (2) Prepare Traffic Management Plans and submit Lane Closure Requests in advance of the inspections. (3) Coordinate with State Police and Massport Operations regarding the necessary access and impacts on travelers during the inspection period. (4) Complete the Bridge or Tunnel inspection forms with appropriate sketches and photographs to accurately depict the observed field conditions. (5) Prepare and submit the SI&A forms and submit to MassDOT for incorporation into their bridge management system, as appropriate. (6) Submit two copies of the completed inspection reports with a letter summarizing the recommended maintenance and repairs for the structures. (7) Present periodic summaries of the bridge inspection findings to the Director of Capital Programs. (8) Prepare cost estimates and repair sketches for critical areas needing repair, as requested. The Authority expects to select two consultants. However, the Authority reserves the right to select a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so. Each consultant shall be issued a contract in an amount not to exceed $300,000. The services shall be authorized on a work order basis. Each submission shall include a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation cdteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 ( the appropriate number of Part IIs. M/WBE Certification of the prime and subconsultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the M/WBE certification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall indicate the proposed percentage of M/WBE participation in its qualification package. The Consultant shall also provide an original and nine copies of litigation and legal proceedings information, signed under the pains and penalties of perjury, in a separate sealed envelope entitled =Litigation and Legal Proceedings". See doing-business/Pages/CapitalProgramsResourceCenter.aspx for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Project Manager, (2) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (3) experience and expertise of subconsultants, (4) demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to facility operations, (5) cost management and scheduling capabilities, (6) M/WBE and affirmative action efforts, (7) current level of work with the Authority, (8) past performance for the Authority, if any, and (9) project understanding and technical approach to this project. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements ot Qualifications received in response to this solidttation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consu/tant(s) by the Autberfty. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authority's standard agreement can be found on the Authorify's web page at The exception to this standard agreement is the insurance requirement of $1,000,000 of commercial general liability. The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. Submissions shall be printed on both sides of the sheet (8 1/2" x 11"), no acetate covers. Ten (10) copies of a bound document and one PDF version on a disc each limited to: 1) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part ils, 2) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E, 3) no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, 4) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and 5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs and received no later than 12:00 Noon on Thursday, MARCH 28, 2013 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as non-responsive. Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been, propdetary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority except as may be required by M.G.L.c.66. The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated schedule: Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. 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 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: 03/01/13 ATTENTION ATTORNEYS The POST-GAZEI-rE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZETTE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZETTE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices Motte Closes Deal with Cardinals Closer Jason Motte and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed on a $12 million, two-year deal. The right- hander saved 42 games in 49 chances and went 4-5 with a 2.75 ERA in 2012. Toronto Utilizes DeRosa Mark DeRosa signed a $775 thousand, one-year deal with the Blue Jays and gives the team someone who plays both infield and outfield. The 37-year-old utility player hit .188 last year for the Wash- ington Nationals. Lifetime he bats .270 with 93 homers and 458 RBIs in 15 seasons on 8 teams. Great country America. Yankees Youk Always a Red Sox Kevin Youkilis made it official on Valentine's Day and is now numbered along with Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens and Johnny Damon as Red Sex players who have switched over into the pinstripes of the dreaded New York Yankees. The Red Sex and Yankees are sched- uled to open up the season against each other in Yan- kee Stadium. Youk said, "To negate all the years I played for the Red Sex and all the tradition ... I'll always be a Red Sex. That's part of your history and part of your life." Koufax Still Pitching In Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax is now working for his old team, the LA Dodgers, as a special advisor and will also continue to work with pitch- ers during spring training. ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised.. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. A.T.P. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Suffolk Division 24 New Chardon Street Boston, MA 02114 (617) 788-8300 Docket No. SU13P0359EA Estate of BARBARA A. ROSEN a/Ida BARBARA ROSEN Date of Death December 31, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Leonard A. Rosen of Boston, MA. A Will has been admitted to informal probate• Leonard A. Rosen of Boston, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including i distribution of assets and expenses of, administration• Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 3/1/13 EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Ttto Back at it Again For eight seasons and two World Series victories, Terry Francona was a part of Red Sex Nation and one of the team's best managers of all time. He spent 2012 doing baseball commentary on TV but now is back on the field and wearing the Cleveland Indians uniform, where he once played years ago as a player. I wish him well but not against the Red Sex. Balfour Mending in Sick Bay Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour had surgery on his right knee and the re- covery time is most probably about up to six weeks. He could be back ff things go well for the start of the season in April. The 35-year-old was 3-2 last season with a 2.53 ERA and 24 saves for the AL West champs. Is Giambi's Last Shot Coming Up in Cleveland? Jason Giambi's slugging days are gone. He still looks muscular but his hair is graying fast. Of late, he has been a late inning defensive move or mentor to up and coming future prospects. At 42, Giambi knows the end is near but he still wants seem- ingly to hang on a bit longer. He almost retired and inter- viewed to be manager of the Rockies but has now signed a Minor League deal with the Indians who seem to think the 18-season-baUplayer can give them some additional power at the plate and maybe as a part-time D.H. Indians Manager Terry Francona speaks highly of him and said it was an honor to have Giambi in the spring training camp. Extral Extra! Inning Story Jack Eskridge, the man who designed the famed blue star logo for the Dallas Cowboys, has died at age 89. According to the team's web= site, Eskridge was one of famed head coach Tom Landry's first hires in 1959, the year before the Cowboys entered the NFL. Eskridge designed the white-bordered blue star after the Cowboys began with a white star and the rest, as they say, is sports history. Is Alfredo Aceves Really Worth the Big Headaches? Pitcher Alfredo Aceves may have lots of versatility as a pitcher. He can start. He is a middle reliever. He could be an 8 th inning set-up guy. Or he could close. Or we just could say goodbye to him in Spanish if that's the way he wants it. The Boston Herald' s Steve Buckley is right on when he recently stated, "The folks from the Red Sex clean- ing crew missed a spot when they were removing the stains of the 2012 sea- son. Or put it another way: Why on earth is Alfredo Aceves still with the club? Yeah, yeah, yeah, he has a live arm and he's versatile. But he's also a troublemaker, and a big one, which makes it preposterous that the Red Sex are keeping this guy around ..." Back when we first picked him up from the NY Yankees, no one could figure out why the pinstripes gave up on him so easily, but now we know why. He's a real pain in the a*#. Aceves needs to become someone else's prob- lem and not ours. Aceves has a 3.56 ERA over 5 seasons. He was really good in 2011, going 10-2 with a 2.61 ERA in 55 appearances. However, in our Summer of Love this past season, he stunk to high heaven. He had 8 blown saves and finished with a 5.36 ERA. I don't trust him as a closer or set-up guy and he is rather shaky as a fifth starter too. He needs to go before anymore damage gets done. The team has a new slogan it rolled out for this year:"162 Chances to Re- store the Faith" but my faith remains faint with Aceves near the mound. Leave the DELIVERY to Us! With a Gift Subscription to the Post-Gazette, your generosity will be remembered every week of the year. We'll send the recipient an announcement of your gift. Their subscription will begin with the current issue and continue for one year. Fill out coupon bolo and mail with payment to: Post-Gazette, PO Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 I': ........ "="--:-F I I would like to send a one year Gi Subscription of the Boston Post-Gazette to the following person(s). I have enclosed $30 per subscription. Recipient Name Giver Name Address Address City City State Zip State Zip Phone Phone