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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Caterina Fieschi Adorno was born at Genoa in 1447. St. Catherine's parents were Jacopo Fieschi and Francesca di Negro, both of illustrious birth. Two popes -- Innocent IV and Adrian V -- had been of the Fieschi family, and Jacopo himself became Viceroy of Naples. Catherine was an extraor- dinarily prayerful, holy child, with a wonderful love of Christ's Passion and of peni- tential practices. She was a quiet, simple, and exceed- ingly obedient girl. At the age of thirteen, she wished to enter the convent, but the nuns refused her on account of her youth. At sixteen, she was married by her parents' wish to a young Genoese nobleman, Giuliano Adorno. The mar- riage turned out badly, Giuliano proved faithless, Saint Catherine of Genoa violent-tempered, and a spendthrift and made Catherine's' life a misery Ten years after her mar- riage came the event of her life. She went one day, full of melancholy, to a convent in Genoa where she had a sister who was a nun. Her sister advised her to go to confession to the nuns' confessor and Catherine agreed. No sooner, however, had she knelt down in the confessional than a ray of Divine light pierced her soul, and in one moment manifested her own sinful- ness and the Love of God with equal clearness. The revelation was so over- whelming that she lost con- sciousness and fell into a kind of ecstasy. From the moment of that sudden vision of herself and God, the saint's interior state never changed, vary- by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari Life with God in heaven is a continuation and perfection of the life with God begun on earth. Towards the end of her life, Father Marabotti was ing in intensity and being accompanied by more or less severe penance, according to what she saw required of her by the Holy Spirit who guided her incessantly. No one could describe it except herself, which she does so minutely in her writings. She wrote about purgatory which, she said, begins on earth for souls open to God. NORTH END AGAINST DRUGS, INC. SAYS "THANK YOU" TO ALL WHO MADE OUR 25 th Annual North End Family Pride Week .o.1. E,o ,00ST \\;.t= a HUGE success!!! 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Commander Ken Berg K9 Officer Brian Burt & K9 Viktor K9 Officer Mike Carey MOP Officer Start Pa'u MPO Officer Tony Ramos Nazzaro Center Summer Camp Kids appointed to be her spiritual guide. To him she explained her states, past and present, in full, and he compiled (Continued on Page 14) LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is soliciting consulting services for MPA CONTRACT NO. A310-S2 DESIGN CONSULTANT FOR CRITICAL MPA ASSETS RESILIENCY (Logan and Maritime Facilities). The Authority is seeking qualified multidiscipline consulting firm or team with proven experience to provide professional services including planning, design, and construction related services, as well as skills necessary to create operational flood plans and training. Several buildings will be analyzed for their existing flood proofing concepts, and design and bid documents will be prepared for beth permanent and temporary measures to protect the building during an extreme flood event. An Operational Flood Plan will also be developed and courses to train personnel will be prepared. The Consultant must be able to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide such services in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. On September 17, 2014, a =Project Description and Supplemental Information" package will be available on the Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport http'J/ business/_layouts/ifalProgramsMefauif.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice, on COMMBUYS ( in the listings for this project or by contacting Monica VanAsselberg at Capital Programs The consultant shall demonsh'ate experience in several disciplines and including but not limited to: Climate Resiliency, Architectural, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electficel, Plumbing, Verticel Transportation, Geoteshnicel, Waterfront Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Code Compliance, Cost Estimating, Construction Phasing, Sustainable Design, Stakeholder Engagement, and Operational Planning. Demonstrated experience retrofitting/designing for flood protection in critical facilities is required. 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 $500,000. 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 11:00 AM on September 25, 2014 in the Bid Room at the Capital Programs Department, Suite 209S, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128. At this session, an overview of the project will be provided, the services requested by the Authority will be described, and questions will be answered. Each submission shall include 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 (www, with the appropriate number of Part IIs. Certification of the prime and sub-consultants shall be current at the time of submittal and the Consultant shall provide a copy of the cericetion letter from the Supplier Diversity Office, formerly known as State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) within its submittal. The Consultant shall also provide an original 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'. See http'Jlwww.massport.comlbusiness- with-rnassport/capifaMmprovementslresouroa-center for more details on litigation and legal proceedings history submittal requirements. 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 furnish 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 Requirements, Litigation and Legal proceedings, Registration of the Board of Director as defined in MGL Chapter 7C Section 44, and SF330 Part IIs for the Prime and every sub-consultant. The sbove-mentfonsd information shall be highlighted in the Cover Letter. The submission shall be evaluated on basis of: (1) current level of experience and knowledge of the team for similar projects, particularly the Project Manager, (2) geographic location and availability of the Project Manager and other key personnel to be assigned to the project, (3) experience and expertise of sub-consultants, (4) demonstrated ability to perform work with minimal disruption to airport operations, (5) familiarity with MGL, including flied sub-bid experience, (6) cost management and scheduling capabilities, (7) affirmative action efforts, please indicate the proposed % of M/WBE participation (8) current level of work and past performance with the Authority, (9) experience with sustainable design concepts and resiliency, and (10) project understanding and technical approach to this project. The selection shall involve a two-step process including the shortlisting 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 right to interview the firms prior to final selection, if deemed appropriate. By responding to this solicitation, consultants agree to aocept the terms and conditions of Massport's standard work order agreement, a copy of the Authofity's standard agreement can be found on the Authority's web page at w, The Consultant shall specify in its cover letter that it has the ability to obtain requisite insurance coverage. Submissions shall be printed on beth sides of the sheet (81/2" x 11"), no acetate covers. Fifteen (15) copies of a bound document and one PDF version on a disc each limited to: 1) an SF 330 including the appropriate number of Part IIs, 2) resumes of key individuals only each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section E, 3) no more than ten (10) projects each limited to one (1) page under SF 330, Section F, 4) no more than 3 sheets (6 pages) of information contained under SF 330 Section H addressing the evaluation items (except for the litigation and legal proceedings history), and 5) no more than 2 sheets (4 pages) of other relevant material not including a 2 page (max.) cover letter, SDO certiflcetion letters, covers, dividers, and other required information. This submission, including the litigation and legal proceedings history in a separate sealed envelope as required shall 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, October 23, 2014 at the Massachusetts Port Authority, 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 Authority except as may be required by MG.L c.66. The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated schedule: Solicitation: Release Date Deadline for submission of written questions Official answers published (Estimated) Solicitation: Close Date I Submission Deaclllue Times are Eastern Standard Time (US). Questions may be sent via email to cPBidQuestions@massport.oom subject to the deadline for receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid Opportunities webpage of Massport http'.// CopitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice and on COMMBUYS (www.commbuys.cem) in the listings for this project. MAssACHUSETrS PORT AUTHORITY THOMAS P. GLYNN CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Run date: 9/12/14 ,