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Page 14 POST-GAZETtE, MARCH 14, 2014 Audibles FREE AGENCY The new league year offi- cially began March 11 with the start of free agency kick- ing off at 4:00 pro. As I'm writing this, a day into free agency, the period to build the 2014 New England Patri- ots is well underway. In last week's article, I focused on the need for the team to re-sign two of their own free agents, Wide Receiver Julian Edelman and Cornerback Aqib Talib. The Patriots offered Edelman a 3-year deal for an undis- closed dollar amount prior to the start of free agency. Despite rejecting the initial Offer, and opting to test the free agent waters, a deal to keep Edelman a Patriot for the foreseeable future could still be worked out. Talib, signed Tuesday with the Denver Broncos on a six year, $57 million dollar deal with an astounding $26 million guaranteed. The Patriots were not going to match that offer. The Broncos had the cap space and grit to make such .a pricey move for Talib, Den- ver sees him as a difference maker for their defense and did not shy away from the player given his injury his- tory. Going by recent Patriot free agent negotiations, once Talib hit the market, chances of the two sides reaching a deal were slim. However, fear not Patriot fans, this year's free agent period is rich .with possibili- ties. Many big names are available on offense and defense, particularly in positions that the team is in need of. With limited cap space, the Patriots may be able to come away with a talented player for below market value. Just before the start of free agency, rumors were circu- lating that Tampa Bay may release Cornerback Darrelle Revis should they not find a trade for the all-pro corner. Rumors abound that Revis could be an option for the Patriots. A move for Revis is a topic that simply will not go away. In many ways it is reminiscent of the Randy Moss to New England "rumors" that eventually for- mulated into reality at the 2007 draft. Revis would give the team arguably the best cover corner in the league. The Cornerback position is one spot that the Patriots cannot bargain to bin shop at. At this point with Talib gone to their chief AFC rival, the team needs to make get- ting Revisa top priority. Another viable, although less talented option to fill the void would be recently released Saint Louis corner- back Cortland Finnegan. Finnegan, 30, is not a shut- down corner but would bring a veteran presence and physical play that the secondary has been .lacking since the great Rodney Har- rison last roamed the back- field. Similar to Harrison, Finnegan is coming off a disappointing season and may look for the opportunity to prove his critics wrong. This sounds like a Patriots kind of player. EXTRA POINT CHANGES? Recently the NFL has played around with the notion of eliminating or extending the extra point play. As a traditionalist of the game, I would hate to see the play eliminated. The league has already all but elimi- nated the kickoff return by moving the kicking spot to the 35-yard line. One proposal calls for extend- ing the distance of the kick from the two-yard line up to the 25, making for a 42-yard attempt. This pro- posed change, would be an intriguing change to a play that is quite frankly a for- mality. This would also force NFL coaches to at least ques- tion whether a 42-yard one- point play is statistically more achievable than a two yard play in the two-point conversion. Factors such as weather would play an even bigger role in this decision• This is a matter that may be brought before the league's Competition Committee. Since 1969 FOR ALL YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS AUTO * HOMEOWNERS • TENANTS COMMERCIAL Experience makes the difference 209 BROADWAY, REVERE, MA 02151 Tel. 781.284.1100 Fax 781.284.2200 Free Parking Adjacent to Building LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1191-D1, PARKING GARAGES - 2,050 SPACE CONSOUDATIONS, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETrS. The Authority is seeking a qualified multidiscipline consulting firm or teem, with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, architectural and enginaedng design, and construction related services, including resident inspection relative to THE CONSTRUCTION OF UP TO 2,050 PARKING SPACES AT THE WEST AND TERMINAL B GARAGES. 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 expenence in several disciplines and including but not limited to Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Security, Signage, Vertical Transportation, Parking Circulation, Geotechnical, Landscape Architecture, Code Compliance, Cost Estimating, Construction Phasing, and Scheduling. The consultant shall also have demonstrated experience with Construction Management at Risk, MGL Chapter 149A. The scope of work shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) Collecting existing information and performing site investigations for two identified locations where the const˘uction is planned. (2) Performing architectural engineering studies relating to pedestrian pathways and circulation• (3) Providing high quality architectural renderings of proposed interior and exterior finishes for presentation to the various stakeholders. (4) Providing architectural engineering studies for modification of existing and new features that allow seamless integration of the new structures into the existing garages, walkways, and adjacent terminals. (5) Performing field investigations of utilities and existing soils for the purpose of identifying conflicts, and determining foundation types and locations. (6) Preparation of preliminary layout plans and cost estimates to assist in development of a program budget. (7) Development of a BIM Model and management of a BIM xP (BIM Execution Plan) in support of Design and Construction. (8) Demonstrated experience in Lean Construction or long-term experience working collaboratively with CMs selected eady in the design phase. (9) Preparation of contract drawings in a phased approach to allow for early construction packages as design is developed. (10) Preparation of final architectural and engineering design plans, specifications, and cost estimates for up to 3 design reviews for each design package. (11) Preparation of design which have high quality exterior finishes. (12) Evaluation of electrical, security, and mechanical systems to be incorporated into the design. (13) Preparation of high quality presentation graphics. (14) Assist in the procurement of a Construction Manager at Risk as per MGL Chapter 149A. (15) Preparation of bid documents for subcontractor and trade work. (16) Provide support services, field inspection, project controls, and resident engineering during the construction phase. (17) Manage construction closeout, including commissioning of systems, as-built drawing preparation, and O&M submission review. (18) Asset management database development. The project is expected to be studied, designed and implemented using Building Information Model (BIM) software. It is understood that the selected firm will develop a model as part of the scope. All subsidiary models are expected to be interoperable with Autodesk Revit or support robust exchange with Autodeek Revit. The designer will be expected to utilize the BIM in all phases of work and in presentations and reviews. The Consultant will be req[Jired to have a BIM/Visual Design and Construction (MDC) Manager for each of the following disciplines: Architectural, MEP, Structural and Civil Engineers as part of the team. Resumes for each manager shall be included in the submission package. The contract will be work order based, and Consultant's fee for each work order shall be negotiated; however, the total fee for the contract shall not exceed $7,0oo,o0o. In recognition of the unique nature of the project and the services required to support it, the Authority has scheduled a Consultant Briefing to be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Capital Programs Department, Suit e 20gs, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128-2909. At this session, an overview of the project will be provided, the services requested by the Authority will be descdbed, and questions will be answered. Each submission shall indude a Statement of Qualifications that provides detailed information in response to the evaluation criteria set forth below and include Architect/Engineer & Related Services questionnaires SF 330 ( the appropnate 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 cedification letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formedy known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide an onginal and fourteen 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." Please follow this link to the Massport Website at http://wwwmassprtcmsnesswith.massprt/apitaMmprvements/rssurce.enter/ for more information. In order to be eligible for selection, all aspects of Chapter 7C, Section 44 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be satisfied including the majority of the firm's Board of Directors or ownership shall be registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the applicable provisions of the statute. Consultants shall tumish professional registration status of the firm's board of directors or ownership. All individuals responsible for technical disciplines shall, upon commencement of the project, be registered Architects or Engineers, in that discipline, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Authority may reject any application if any of the required information is not provided: Cover Letter, Insurance ReguRements, Litigatio and Legal proceedings, and Registration of the Board of Directors as defined in MGL Chapter 7C Section 44, SF330 Part IIs for the Prime and every sub.consultanL The submission shall be evaluated on basis of." (1) The background, credentials, management capabilities, and commun!cation skills of the Project manager, (2) Current level of exbefience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Architectural Project Manager, (3) Geographic location and availability of the Project Manager, resident inspectors and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (4) F_xpedence and expertise of sub-consultants, including prior working relationships, (5) Demonstrated ability in using BIM for programming, design and construction of all architectural and engineering disdplines. The BIM Manager must have demonstrated experience in developing BIM Execution Plans, and have managed, directed and implemented BIM in projects during the pre-construction and construction phases. (6) Demonstrated experience in Lean Construction or long-term experience working collaboratively with CMs selected eedy in the design phase. (7) Demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to airport operations, (8) Demonstrated ability to produce clear and effective design documents within tight time frames, (9) Demonstrated projects within which high quality exterior finishes have been developed and constructed, (10) Familiarity with MGL Chapter 149A, including filed sub-bid experience, (11) Cost management and scheduling capabilities, (12) M/WBE and affirmative action efforts, please indicate the proposed percentage of M/WBE participation, (13) Current level of work with the Authority, (14) Past performance for the Authority, if any, (15) F.xperience with sustainable and resiliency design concepts, and (16) Project understanding and technical approach to this project. The selection shall invoke a two-stap process including the shoisting of a minimum of three firms based on an evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications received in response to this solicitation, followed immediately by a final selection of the consultant by the Authority. The Authority reserves the dght to interview the firms prior to final selection, if deemed appropriate. A Supplemental Information Package will be available to interested parties beginning Thursday, March 27, 2014, by contacting Susan Brace at 617-568- 5961 or @tcL. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to accept the terms and conditions of port's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authodty's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at www.macom. 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. Ftean (15) copies of a bound document and one PDF version On a disc each limited to: 1) an SF 330 induding the appropriate number of Part IIs, 2) reeumes of key individuals onfy eech limited to one (1) pege under SF 330, Section E, 3) no more than ten (10) projects eech limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, 4) no mere than 4 sheets (8 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigetion and legal proceedings history), and 5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant matedal not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO cerlification letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shell 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, April 24, 2014 at the Massachusetts Port Anthonfy, 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, proprietary 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 Authonty 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 ernall to subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your emai/, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities wabpage of Massport an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on Comm- PASS ( in the listings for this project. MASSACHUSE'rrs PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN, CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 3/14/14