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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 8, 2013 f-- LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'I-FS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. M442-C1, FLOAT AND GANGWAY REHABILITATION, PIERS PARK SAILING CENTER, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, will be received by the Massachusetts Port Authority at the Capital Programs Department Office, Suite 20gs, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 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 BID ROOM AT THE LOGAN OFFICE CENTER ONE HARBORSIDE DRIVE, EAST BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS AT 9:00AM LOCAL TIME ON MARCH 22, 2013 The work includes FURNISHING ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (a) PILE GUIDE REPAIRS; (b) SURFACE PREPARATION AND RECOATING STEEL BARGE; (c) REPLACEMENT OF TACTILE WARNING STRIP; (d) ALUMINUM GANGWAY, RAMP AND PLATFORM REPAIRS. Bid documents will be made available beginning MARCH 14, 2013. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authodty'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 $240,000. 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 sub-bid 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, and Section 26 to 27 G, inclusive, as amended. The Contractor will be required to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedules listed in Division U, 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 wilt be required to purchase and maintain Bodily Injury Liability Insurance and Property Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of $1,000,000. 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/08/13 LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. A288-C3 FY 13-15 INTERIOR AND CURBSIDE SIGNAGE, TERM CONTRACT, AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES BOSTON, BEDFORD, AND WORCESTER, 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, until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 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 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013. The work includes: TERM CONTRACT FOR INTERIOR AND CURBSIDE SIGNAGE AT ALL MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY AVIATION AND NON-AVIATION FACILITIES LOCATED AT BOSTON, BEDFORD AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETFS ON AN "ON-CALL, WORK ORDER" BASIS OVER A TWO-YEAR PERIOD. WORK INCLUDES REMOVAL OF EXISTING SIGNAGE; FABRICATION AND INSTALLATION OF NEW SIGN PANELS, BOXES, AND FRAMES; REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF EXISTING SIGN PANELS; AND MODIFICATION (IN PLACE) OF EXISTING SIGN PANELS. WORK TO BE INSTALLED ON EXISTING SUPPORTS (HANGARS, POSTS, ETC.), EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. The estimated contract cost is $400,000 (FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS). Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013. Bid Documents in electronic format may be obtained free of charge at the Authodty's Capital Programs Department Office. together with any addenda or amendments, which the Authority may issue and a printed copy of the Proposal form. 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 sub-bid 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 celled 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 $1,000,000,00 [ONE MILLION DOLLARS]. 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 notity 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/08/13 News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) and stated, "I hope New Mexicans will view that my accomplishments for my beloved state outweigh my personal transgression." News reports suggested the affair was about to go public so the former senator decided to fess up first. U.S. Senate Debates Federal IDs for All As a baby boomer born a few years after WWII and as someone whose childhood was held captive to the Cold War, any attempt at having Americans carry IDs around for law enforcement to see smacked of Nazism or com- munism. In those dictator- ships, the police could ask for your papers whenever they wished. If you couldn't produce them, you could be in big trouble. This is a free country where the people aren't pawns of the state. Back in college and high school, mandatory reading included George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World. These nov- els spoke of a future where the state ruled all. I wonder if anyone reads those books anymore. As time goes by, more of what was in those pages has come to reality. We are less free today than back in my high school days and most people simply don't even care as long as they keep getting free stuff from the government. This idea is part of the ongoing discussion on im- migration reform but the idea of a national ID card tracking our every move- ment sounds scary to me. There is already too much of this tracking going on with- out adding National Photo ID cards into the mix. Obama as Social Engineer Thank God He Isn't a Train Conductor Bill O'Reilly, the host of The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News had a great Bos- ton Herald commentary on February 23ra. As he opined, "Please listen up. We are all being conned by the Obama administration. This year, the American taxpayer will fork over about $571 bil- lion to pay for educating chil- dren in the nation's public schools ... However, accord- ing to President Obama, it's not enough. He wants more tax dollars, especially for EARLY EDUCATION ... we need to spend more on edu- cation. And anyone who opposes that hates kids!" Does anyone out there know that Head Start has been around for over 48 years, since President John- son back in 1965? The Feds have spent approximately $200 billion on it and as O'Reilly reminds us, "... there's one big problem. The program isn't working." One of the latest stupid ideas to make early educa- tion better, one that sug- gests that we give direct cash payments to parents of poor kids to make sure their kids show up for class and do their homework. As O'Reilly says, "If that comes to be, America essentially will be paying parents to parent." .......... Proposed North End Hotel (Continued from Page 1) together the Haymarket and sense for the state to pick a the Public/Farmers Market hotel project for Parcel 9. being developed on Parcel 7 This is especially true when into a viable expanded Mar- the alternative to choosing ket District. the hotel is a project which Now it appears that not would expand the Market only is the hotel proposal a District has broad support bad idea, but a bad financial from the community, local risk. Considering the state- public officials, the Haymar- ments made by the very in- ket vendors and the project dividuals seeking to build the Advisory Committee and in- hotel on Parcel 9 about the volves a development team difficult economic conditions looking to be involved for the in the hotel market, and in long-haul and not just light of the financial difficul- secure the permitting ap- ties they have encountered provals and sell off the de- on their other two Boston velopment rights to third hotel projects, it makes no parties. LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. L1065-C2, MITIGATION SOUNDPROOFING PROJECT, CHELSEA, EAST BOSTON, REVERE, AND WINTHROP, 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, APRIL 3, 2013 immediately after which in a designated room, the proposal will be opened ~.nd read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract wilt be received atthe same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-bids will be opened and read publicly. NOTE: PRE BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ATTHE CAPITAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 1:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013. The work includes ALL LABOR, MATERIALS, AND EQUIPMENT NECESSARY FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ACOUSTICAL PERFORMANCE OF FORTY-ONE (41) SINGLE- AND MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL 'STRUCTURES COMPRISING : APPROX MATELY NINETY- SEVEN (97) DWELLING UNITS, INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF ACOUSTICAL REPLACEMENT WINDOWS, STORM WINDOWS, PRIMARY DOORS STORM DOORS, PAINTING, AND INCIDENTAL WORK. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of EligibilityJssued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of DOORS AND WINDOWS OR GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is $1,800,000.00. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub-bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificata of Eligibility issued bY ~he Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The filed Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. 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. Bidding procedures and award of the contrect and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44H inclusive, Chapter 149 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 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 sub-bid 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 $1,000,000.00. 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. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: PAINTING The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid Of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-raferenced General Laws. The right is also reserved to waive any informality in or to reject any or all proposals and General Bids. This contract is subject to a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation provision requiring that not less than 3% of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. With respect to this provision, bidders are urged to familiarize themselves thoroughly with the Bidding Documents. Strict compliance with the pertinent procedures will be required for a bidder to be deemed responsive and eligible. 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. A Contractor having fifty (50) or more employees and his subcontractors having fifty (50) or more employees who may be awarded a subcontract of $50,000 or more will, within one hundred twenty (120) days from the contract commencement, be required to develop a written affirmative action compliance program for each of its establishments. Compliance Reports - Within thirty (30) days of the award of this Contract the Contractor shall file a compliance report (Standard Form [SF 100]) if: (a) The Contractor has not submitted a complete compliance report within twelve (12) months preceding the date of award, and (b) The Contractor is within the definition of =employer" in Paragraph 2c(3) of the instructions included in SF100. The contractor shall require the subcontractor on any first tier subcontracts, irrespective of the dollar amount, to file SF 100 within thirty (30) days after the award of the subcontracts, if the above two conditions apply. SF 100 will be furnished upon request. SF 100 is normally furnished Contractors annually, based on a mailing list currently maintained by the, Joint Reporting Committee. In the event a contractor has not received the form, he may obtain it by writing to the following address: Joint Reporting Committee 1800 G Street Washington, DC 20506 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. MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P, GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 03/08/13 WWW. BOSTON POSTG AZETTE.CO M