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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 15, 2011 Page 15 The Socially Set (Continued from Page 9) Smiling for the camera after the Suffolk University Alumni Association lecture/luncheon are, left to right, Kathleen "Kathy" Palano Ray, former Boston City Councilor Diane Modica, and the one-and-only Nancy Din;. 617-532-1220 or email Enjoy! (Be sure to visit Hilda MorriU's gardening Web site, (Photo by Hilda M. Morrill) In addition to events covered and reported by the columnist, "The Socially Set" is compiled from various other sources such as news and press re- leases, PRNewswire services, etc.) LEGAL NOTICE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract" No. L958-C1, TERMINAL B SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMP 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, MAY 25, 2011 immediately after which, in a designated room, the bids will be opened and read publicly. Sealed filed sub-bids for the same contract will be received at the same office until 11:00 A.M. local time on WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011, immediately after which, in a designated room, the filed sub-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 TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011. The work includes INSTALLATION OF SEWAGE EJECTOR PUMPS, CONTROLS AND MISCELLANEOUS HVAC AND ELECTRICAL WORK IN TERMINAL B PIER A AND PIER B AT LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Etigibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL CONSTRUCTION. The estimated contract cost is NINE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($900,000.00). In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract, filed Sub,bidders must submit with their bid a current Sub-bidder Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and a Sub-bidder 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 contract 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 Properly Damage Liability Insurance for a combined single limit of TEN MILMON DOLLARS ($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. Filed sub-bids will be required and taken on the following classes of work: HEATING, VENTILATING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL The Authority reserves the right to reject any sub-bid of any sub-trade where permitted by Section 44E of the above-referenced 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 SiX PERCENT (60) of the Contract be performed by disadvantaged business enterprise contractors. With respect to this prevision, 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. 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 J. KINTON, JR. CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 4/15/11 Warren Spahn a Lasting Boston Brave Legend Warren Spahn once said, "Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing." And that he did to the turn of 363 career wins, tops among all left-handed pitchers in base- ball history. Spahn fought in World War II and then stood tall for all with the Braves both in Boston where he started and Milwaukee where he finished. He was one of the greatest control pitchers of all times and had the career to showcase that pitching ability. In 1957 when the Milwaukee Braves beat the NY Yankees in the World Series, he won the Cy Young Award and also placed second three times back to back when there was only one Cy Young Award in all of major league baseball. Spahn was in- ducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973. Author Jim Kaplan wrote in his book, "The Greatest Game Ever Played," about the July 2, 1963 matchup be- tween Spahn and Juan Marichal of the San Fran- cisco Giants. We in Boston know Spahn as a Boston Braves player but he spent the best years of his career in Milwaukee after the team left Boston for greener pastures in 1952. If you googled Whitey Ford, Sandy Koufax and Spahn, he would finish a poor third but look at his record, a 22-year ca- reer with 363 wins. Spahn was the most successful pitcher of the '50s with 202 wins. He led the NL in wins eight times and complete games, nine times. He had 13 seasons as a 20 game leader which tied him with the great Christy Mathew- son and only Cy Young with 15 has more. He threw two no-hitters at ages 39 and 40. In 1963 at age 42, he won 23 games with a 2.60 ERA. Spahn entered the minors in 1940 briefly then injured his shoulder. However, he came back in 1941 to win 19 games. He started out 1942 up in the majors with the Boston Braves where he and his.manager Casey Stengel seemed at odds with each other. Casey sent him back down for most of that season bringing him up again at the tail end of the 1942 season. He enlisted in the US Army when that season ended. He fought in both the Battle of the Bulge and at the Rhine River bridge and won a EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Purple Star and a Bronze Star. He returned to the baseball diamond in 1946. Many baseball folks believe, if not for his war service, he might have been a 400 game winner but he often dis- agreed with that saying, "I matured a lot in those (war) years, i lf I had not had that maturity, I wouldn't have pitched" until I was 45." Guys like Ed Shallow still remember him for bringing the NL Pennant to Boston in 1948 and got to see him pitch in his prime years during the fifties. I was lucky to see him pitch once back in 1964 during those Jimmy Fund exhibition games at Fenway Park. He was treated like a homeboy because to Boston baseball fans he was a Bos- ton Braves player forever with them. Older fans could remember days when they saw him pitch all the time over on Commonwealth Avenue at Braves field. Finally, if you're really too young to remember, find and read a copy of "The Greatest Game Ever Played" because it truly was indeed. Quotes to Note "I watch a lot of baseball on radio." -- President Jerry Ford "After Jackie Robinson, the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson." -- Reggie Jackson "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer." -- Ted Williams "The way to make coaches think you're in shape in the spring is to get a tan." -- NY Yankees pitching great Whitey For.d Lowe Starts Season on High Note The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals in Washington on Opening Day by a 2-1 score. Derek Lowe allowed three singles in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. With his sinker work- ing perfectly, Lowe struck out six and walked two. The 37-year-old right-hander struck out the side in the third. When he's good, he's great. And he was great on Opening Day kicking off 2011 with a fine victory. Good Baseball Reading There's a new book about Joe DiMaggio called "56 Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports" written by Kostya Kennedy. Roger Kahn, author of "The Boys of Summer" says it is "the best baseball book to appear in many a season." Bob Costas- adds, "There is a compelling and textured story behind the number. Kennedy tells that story beautifully." Another great book out there about what baseball was like a hundred years ago is "The Mascots of 1911: The Year God met the Devil in the World Series" written by Bob Schroeder. Gene Carney in his baseball blog says the book 'is one of the strangest baseball books yet. And I mean that as a compliment. The story is straight out of the Twilight Zone. And I recommend it ... It's a wild ride." Check Out the Improper Bostonian The cover story in the Im- proper Bostonian's March 30- April 12 issue is an up close look at Adrian Gonzales, Boston's newest power hitter by Tony Massarotti. There's also inside another great story by Ezra Dyer about what went wrong with the 2010 Sox and how they can win it all in 2011. Giambi's: Anderson Supplied PEDs The Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi and his brother Jeremy have tes- tified that Barry Bond's per- sonal trainer supplied both of them with performance- enhancing drugs. The two of them were the first athlet- ics called to testify at the Bonds' perjury trial in San Francisco. Jason Giambi said he met trainer Greg Anderson after the 2002 sea- son while both were travel- ing in Japan with the United States All-Star team. When they returned home, Ander- son had Giambi's blood re- portedly tested and it turned up positive for a steroid that Major League Baseball was planning to test for during the 2003 season. "(He) told me that would trip a Major League Baseball test and I should take something else," said Giambi. Giambi reportedly paid Anderson about $10,000 for several shipments of ste- roids known as "the clear" and "the cream" designed to evade detection starting in late 2002 and through the beginning of the 2003 sea- son. Syringes and a calen- dar detailing when he should take the substances were in the first shipment, said Giambi. Jeremy Giambi tes- tified similarly His five year career ended in 2003. For a short time, he was a mem- ber of the Boston Red Sox. Former San Francisco Giants trainer Stan Conte testified that Bonds added significant muscle mass be- fore the 2000 season and no- ticed acne on the slugger's back, which prosecutors allege is a side effect of ste- roid use. Red Sox Pick Up Another Catcher The Red Sox have picked up 25-year-old Mike McKenry for right hander Daniel Turpen who was 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA for Double A Portland Seadogs last sea- son. McKenry hit .265 with 10 home runs and 49 RBIs for Triple A Colorado Springs last season. He is considered a solid defensive catcher with a good throwing arm. The addition of him to the Red Sox means good accident insurance in case either Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Jason Varitek get injured. WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.COM