Page 16 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 13, 2020 LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Malden Housing Authority (MHA), the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for the following project: 2nd Floor Structural Repairs at 120 Mountain Avenue in Malden, Massachusetts for Malden Housing Authority MHA TO061819-1. Nature and scope of work: This is a federally funded project and Federal laws and regulations shall apply in addition to the laws and requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1. Floor repairs including removal of damaged gypsum plank and the installation of cast-inplace concrete on metal deck. 2. Repairs to non-structural partitions, ceilings, and floor finishes. 3. Removal and re-installation of kitchen and bath fixtures. Bidding procedures shall be in accordance with M.G.L. c. 149, SS44A-44J, as most recently amended, and all other applicable laws. All General Bids must include a copy of the Contractor’s Certificate of Eligibility and a signed Update Statement, both in the work category of: General Building Construction. The estimated project value is: $75,000.00 A Pre-bid Meeting will be held on March 25, 2020 at 10:00a.m. at 120 Mountain Avenue, Malden, MA. This project is being electronically bid (e-bid) and all bids shall be submitted online at www.projectdog.com. Hard copy bids will not be accepted by the Awarding Authority. Tutorials and instructions are available online at www.projectdog.com. For assistance, contact Projectdog, Inc., at (978) 499-9014. Bidders may obtain bid documents online at www.projectdog.com starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020 after 2:00 p.m. by entering the project code 837350 in the project locator box and selecting “Acquire Documents”. New users must first select Sign up to create an online account. Contract documents may also be viewed, but not removed, from the offices of Projectdog, Inc., 18 Graf Road – Unit 8, Newburyport, MA, 01950, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM. General Bidder’s written questions will be received until 11:00a.m. on March 27, 2020. All questions and requests for interpretation must be submitted in writing to the Architect, CBI Consulting, LLC, contact Greg Christensen via email at gchristensen@cbiconsultingllc.com. No oral interpretations will be given. Questions will be answered via addendum as determined by the Architect. General Bids will be received until 2:00p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. All general bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a certified, cashier’s or treasurer’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company made payable to the Malden Housing Authority or a bid bond, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the value of the total bid. The successful general bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material (Payment) Bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract sum. Bonds shall be obtained from a surety licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the form shall be satisfactory to the MHA. The successful contractors shall comply with all Federal and State “flow through” (and any other relevant) reporting requirements in a timely manner. No less than the minimum Federal/State wage rates as set forth in the schedule contained in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) (Section 3) Part 135 - Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons shall apply to this project. Copies of the above are bound in the bid documents and are fully integral portions of the conditions of the contract with which each general contractor and sub-contractor must comply. The MHA reserves the right to reject any or all general bids if it is in the public interest to do so. March 13, 2020 LEGAL NOTICE Malden Public Schools closed indefinitely (Editor’s Note: The following is a letter from Superintendent of Schools John Oteri announcing that Malden Public Schools will be closed until further notice as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus) Dear Malden Public Schools Families, I am writing with important information regarding the steps the district will be taking to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families as the situation surrounding the Coronavirus continues to evolve. Based on the evolving conditions associated with the COVID-19 outbreak occurring throughout the state, the Malden Public Schools, in consultation with City of Malden officials, have made the decision to close all Malden Public Schools beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020. As the situation remains fluid. Malden Public Schools will be closed indefinitely. DONATE | FROM PAGE 1 “We are excited to partner with Winchester Co-operative Bank as we ensure that Bread of Life is able to serve more people more efficiently well into the future,” said Bread of Life’s Executive DirecThe decision to close schools is not one that we take lightly. We understand the serious implications this action has. We understand that this isanextremelydifficultsituationfor families to face. However, we believe these steps are necessary given the information we have gathered from local and state experts over the past few days. For those readers who are staff members, over the next few days, the Superintendent of Schools will work collaboratively with the Malden Education Association to finalize plans for moving forward. We will update staff and families in the coming days with additional information about our plans. We ask for your flexibility, support, and understanding as we work to best address the needs of our community at this difficult time. Sincerely, John Oteri Superintendent of Schools tor, Gabriella Snyder Stelmack. “Bread of Life’s work helps improve health and nutrition for thousands of low-income and struggling families.” For more information about Bread of Life and the Under One Roof Campaign, visit www.breadoflifemalden.org. ~ LEGAL NOTICE ~ COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT Middlesex Divison Docket No. 20P0230 Estate of: Charles James Franco Also Known As: Chuck Franco Date of Death: December 03, 2019 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above-captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Susan P. Gugliotti of Malden, MA Petitioner Joanne M. Franco of Malden, MA Petitioner Susan P. Gugliotti of Malden, MA Petitioner Joanne M. Franco of Malden, MA. has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. March 13, 2020

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