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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 4, 2014 .2 MASSACHUSE'I-I'S PORT AUTHORITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed General Bids for MPA Contract No. AP1507-C1 FY15-17 TERM INTERIOR BUILDING REPAIRS, BOSTON, BEDFORD & WORCESTER, MASSACHUSE'n's, 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, AUGUST 13, 2014 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, JULY 30, 2014, 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 i (ABOVE ADDRESS) AT 1:00 PM LOCAL TIME ON TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014. i The work includes PROVISION OF ALL EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, LABOR AND SUPERVISION NECESSARY TO REMOVE AND/OR INSTALL INTERIOR PARTITIONS, HUNG CEILINGS, CABINETS AND INTERIOR PAINTING AT LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT AND HANSCOM CIVIL AIRFIELD AND BOSTON MARITIME FACILITIES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS OVER A TWO (2) YEAR PERIOD, Bid documents will be made available beginning WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 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 Assessment Management and Maintenance and an Update Statement. The General Bidder must be certified in the category of GENERAL BUILDING 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 flied Sub-bidder must be certified in the sub-bid category of work for which the Sub-bidder is submitting a bid proposal. 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) ercent 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 matarials payment bond, each in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract price. The surety shall be a surety company or sacudties 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 ONE MILMON DOLLARS, ($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: LATHING AND PLASTERING $320,000.00 PAINTING $116,000.00 ACOUSTICAL TILE $262,000.00 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 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 $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. MASSACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 7/4/14 The POST-GAZETTE 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-GAZETIE, P.O. BOX 135, BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices On Sale Now! THE NORTH END Where It All Began The Way It Was by Fred Langone SALE PRICE $19,95 Plus Shipping & Handling On Site at The Post-Gazette 5 Prince Street, North End, Boston, MA WORLD CUP 2014: USA's Tournament Ends Following 2-1 Extra-time Defeat Versus Belgium It lasted only 4 games, but what an adventure the United States brought us on at Brazil 2014. Despite 16 saves by goal- keeper Tim Howard, the most by any World Cup goalie since 1966, the Red, White and Blue bowed out of the tournament in a 2-1 extra-time nail biter to Belgium. Not many gave the team a chance to make it out of the group stage with vastly supe- rior foes Ghana, Portugal and Germany in their way, but the team battled and met every challenge. Even in the face of defeat on Tuesday trailing 2-0, they refused to give up. Julian Green scored a goal that cut the deficit in half with 13 minutes to play in the extra-time period. The team gave us drama from the open- ing whistle of play in their match opener versus Ghana and continued to inspire the faithful until the clock ran out against Belgium on the coastal city of Salvador at Arena Fonte Nova. The loss hurts, as any loss does, but you can't be overly upset about this result. For starters the U.S. team never gave up, they played each game with a ton of heart and left it all on the field. They ran into yet another superior opponent and kept pace for over 90 minutes. With Howard making save after save, we became more confident that the soccer gods might be smiling on the team. They had a chance right before the end of the second half when Forward Chris Chris Wondolowski nearly sends US through to the next round. This week, the Quarterfinals will start up to determine who will punch their ticket to the final four. The matchups begin Friday with Germany taking on France in a European bout and host Brazil, who sur- vived a shootout nail biter with Chile, matching up with fellow South Americans, Colombia. The star of this tournament may very well end up being young Colombian advanced midfielder James Rodriguez who leads all scorers so far having scored five QUARTERFINAL Germany over France Argentina over Belgium Tim Howard comes up with 16 saves but comes undone in extra-time. Wondolowski found the ball land right at his feet with only the goalkeeper to beat but chipped it over the target. Although the play was incorrectly ruled offside by the linesman meaning that even if Wondolowski had found the back of the net the goal would not have been allowed, it would have marked an all-time moment, one that would have gone down in U.S. soccer lore and would have placed the team in Saturday's Quarterfinal against Argentina. Instead, it will be remembered as the moment of the ultimate opportunity lost at the 2014 tournament. Would the U.S. have been able to upset Argentina in the next round? Probably not, but would you have bet against them? It would have been another few days of hear- ing how the team had no chance in another World Cup match. But now we are only left to imagine how the team would have fared. The future looks bright for Jurgen Klinsmann's men. The team surpassed expectations in Brazil, but will need to build on this tournament to be successful four years from now in Russia. We can appreci- ate the Brazilian expedition for now, but we should expect greater results in the future. Sorry boys, you raised the stakes this year, the next Cup we become legitimate contend- ers. The countdown to Russia 2018 begins. THE QUARTERFINALS goals in four matches. Expect the hosts to bow out of the tournament barring the as- sistance of the officials. Saturday will feature Lionel Messi's Argentina versus Belgium and up-start Costa Rica whose Cinderella run will finally come to an end versus the Netherlands. The Netherlands should have experienced a wakeup after nearly falling to Mexico in a game where they appeared to sleepwalk until the 88 th minute. PREDICTIONS Columbia over Brazil Netherland over Costa Rica Fourth of July {Continued WBZ News Radio 1030 hosted by Jordan Rich with reports from WBZ News anchor Joe Mathieu. Additionally, the broadcast will stream live on the FM dial on WCRB 99.5 beginning at 7:00 pm with Ron Della Chiesa and Laura Carlo. The WBZ-TV Emmy- winning broadcast marks the twelfth year that WBZ-TV has carried the program. This year's Spectacular will keep alive several of the Boston holiday traditions in- eluding the Pops' now classic Independence Day rendition of Tehaikovsky's 1812 Over- ture, which features real can- nons, the live ringing of area church bells, and fireworks. Also on the program is The Stars and Stripes Forever, from Page I) Megan Hilty which includes the ceremo- nial American flag drop and confetti shot. The Spectacu- lar will be capped off by a magnificent fireworks array that fills the skies above Bos- ton with a stunning exhib:_ - tion of color and breathtak- ing pageantry. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is an annual, free outdoor concert at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance. (The final 20 minutes of the broadcast, featuring the spectacular fireworks display, will be pre- sented commercial-free by Liberty Mutual Insurance.) Find the Boston Pops on Facebook at www.facebook. com/TheBostonPops and follow them on Twitter at www. twitter, corn The BostonPops.