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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 27, 2014 L MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1502-C1, FY15-17 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM TESTING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS, ALL MASSPORT 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 02128-2909, until 11:00 A.M..Iocal time on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 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 TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014. The work includes THE PROVISION OF LABOR, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, SERVICES AND MATERIALS TO INSPECT, TEST, MAINTAIN, AND REPAIR FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND FIRE PUMPS OF VARIOUS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS FOR ALL MASSPORT FACILITIES IN BOSTON, BEDFORD AND WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS. Bid documents will be made available beginning THURSDAY, JULY 3, 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. In order to be eligible and responsible to bid on this contract General Bidders must submit with their bid a current Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of FIRE PROTECTION SPRINKLER SYSTEMS. The estimated contract cost is TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,500,000.00.) Bidding procedures and award of the contract and sub-contracts shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 44A through 44J 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 acoompanidd 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 end a labor and materials payment bend, 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 Uability Insurance for a combined single limit of $10,000,000. 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. No filed sub-bids will be required for this contract. 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 sub-contractors of the requirement for such certification where the sub-contract exceeds $t0,000. 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: 6/27/14 MASSACHUSE'n's PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1508..Cl, FY15-FY17 TERM AIRPORT VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, L.G. HANSCOM FIELD, BEDFORD, MA & WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER, MA, 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, JULY 23, 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 11:00 AM LOCAL TIME ON THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014. The work includes REMOVAL OF VEGETATION BY VARIOUS METHODS AND HERBICIDE APPLICATION ON AIRPORT PROPERTY. THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF REMOVAL ARE ANTICIPATED: MECHANIZED FELUNG, MOWING, CUT AND CHIP, GRUB, GRADE AND SEED, AND TOPPING AND GIRDLING IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS. ALL WORK SHALL INCLUDE CAREFUL AND COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH ORDERS OF CONDITIONS FOR THE PROJECT BY THE RESPECTIVE CONSERVATION COMMISSIONS OF BEDFORD, CONCORD, LEXINGTON, LINCOLN, WORCESTER, AND LEICESTER. Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014. 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 $600,000.00. 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 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 ~f 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 bend end 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 ~ 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 $5,000,000. 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 end 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-Segregeted Facilities prior to award of the Contract, end to notify prospective sub-contractors of the requirement for such certification where the sub-contract 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 dght 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: 6/27/14 World Cup 2014 (Continued from Page 1) that character on Mexican television, refused to take action. He will now forever be linked with Byron Moreno, whose questionable calls at the 2002 Cup contributed to Italy's departure from that tournament. Make no mistake, Italy did not play well enough to win and did not deserve to ad- vance, however the red card to Marchisio and the non- call on Suarez affected the final outcome of the ,game. This is not Suarez's first biting incident, having been suspended twice already for biting opponents. His past also includes racial remarks targeted at Patrice Evra, born in Senegal but who plays for the French National team and for batting a ball out of the net with his hands ver- sus Ghana in the last World Cup tournament. The play eliminated a potential game- winner for Ghana. When asked about Tuesdays' inci- Clint Dempsey celebrates his go-ahead goal versus Portugal. dent versus Italy, Suarez said, "There are situations that happen on the pitch. We ran into each other." The cameras show the play unfolding differently. FIFA needs to suspend Suarez at least for the rest of the tournament and needs to get the talented, yet deranged striker the help he desper- ately needs in overcoming his obvious mental issues. The bizarre day continued for the Italians, as Prandelli announced his resignation at the post-game press con- ference and was followed by Giancarlo Abete's resigna- tion as Italian Federation President. The te~rn, in need of a complete on-field overhaul, now has no one to oversee this endeavor. LATEGOAL IN 2-2 DRAW LEAVES THE RED, WHITE In the most watched soc- cer game in United States television history, the team was 30 seconds away from advancing to the second round in last Sundays match versus Portugal. Up 2-1, the unbelievable result was be- coming a reality at Arena Amaz6nia in Manaus. Sud- denly, a midfield error by Michael Bradley gave the ball back to Portugal for one last attack. A perfectly placed cross by Cristiano Ronaldo found Silvestre Varela who headed past a shocked Tim Howard. It was the "anti-Brooks" (John Brooks headed in the game winning goal versus Ghana), a piercing play that left U.S.A. fans feeling as though the team had lost the game. So close to advancing, the red, white and blue will now AND BLUE SHOCKED, BUT DETERMINED need a win or a draw versus group leading Germany this Thurs-day but would still ad- vance with a Ghana-Portu- gal draw. "The United States is known to give everything they have in every single game. We have that fight- ing spirit. We have that energy and that determina- tion to do well in every single game." said Coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Aside from the tragic end- ing, USA has produced posi- tive results in their first two matches, something that seemed highly unachievable before the tournament. The team has demonstrated an exciting style of soccer and a ton of heart. They will have to once again play without the injured Jozy Altidore, who remains an option should the team advance to the knockout round. Altidore was injured versus Ghana in the opener, appearing to suf- fer a pulled hamstring. "Jozy is recovering really well," said Klinsmann. "But this game comes still too early for him. Once this game is done successfully, we'll have a good chance to have him back on team." With or without Altidore, the US has met the chal- lenge from two seemingly superior opponents, coming away with four points. The group's best awaits them Thursday, and the U.S. will be up to the challenge once again. Do you really expect anything less? ~5~~ by Sal Giarratani "Mr. Padre" Tony Gwynn Hall of Famer Slides into Heaven Tony Gwynn was a top notch Hall of Famer with a great left-handed swing who spent his entire 20 year career as a member of the San Diego Padres. Gwynn one of' the greatest hitters in baseball history passed away on June 16th at the age of 54. He suffered from oral cancer and his death was attributed to his many years of chewing tobacco. His long-time agent stated, "He suffered a lot. He battled. That's probably the best way to describe his fight against an illness he had and he was courageous until the end." Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig added, "For more than 30 years Tony Gwynn was a source of universal goodwill in the national past- time and he will be deeply missed." Gwynn's stats speak for themselves. He had 3,141 career hits, batted .338 life- time and won 8 batting titles. He was famous for mastering both the art and science of hitting and he was one of the best opposite field hitters. There was never a so-called "Gwynn Shift" because he owned the whole outfield area. In an era of tainted records, he was always clean no hint of ste- roids. He had a work ethic second to none and he played baseball as the love of his life on the field and at bat. Gwynn played in both Padres World Series appear- ances and was a 15 time All- Star and retired after the 2001 season. He entered Cooperstown in the Class of 2007 along with Baltimore's Cal Ripken, Jr. who spent his entire career with the Orioles. Also, the same year, the Padres unveiled a bronze statue of Gwynn on a grassy knoll just beyond the outfield at Petco Park. It all started for Tony with his debut on July 19, 1982 when he whacked the first two hits of his long career against the Philadel- phia Phillies. His son, Tony Gwylm, Jr. now plays for the Phillies. Too Bad Lackey Didn't Finish That Game Recently, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey pitched one of the best games of his career. He pitched nine innings of shutout ball giving up but three hits. He was removed from the game after the ninth with the score zero to zero. Our closer guy came in the top of the tenth and gave up a home run. In the bot- tom of the tenth, we scored two runs. We win but Lackey gets nothing for it as the closer picks up the win. He only threw 105 pitches but nowadays starters don't finish games anymore even if the pitches numbered only 105. I liked the game back in the day when starters got more respect.