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The Arlington Historical Society, Arlington, Massachusetts, Owner, request bids for structural sill replacement at north elevation of main block of house. Repair of framing members connected to existing sill in replacement location. Repointing of interior face of foundation at area of sill replacement. Painting exposed framing in repair section of basement with boric acid. Replacing wood gutter at second story of east elevation of main block. Reattaching and connecting wood downspouts to gutter. Installing drywell and drain pipe connecting back to new boot for south downspout. Replacing boot and cleaning drainpipe at north downspout. Sistering a broken rafter in attic of main block. Add alternates to the project include brick chimney repointing, painting the complete north elevation, painting the east elevation of the main block of the Jason Russell House and removal of two trees including grinding stumps. The Jason Russell house is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places and is listed in the Massachusetts State Building Code as a House Museum. The project is being partially funded with a grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund through the Massachusetts Historical Commission. All work must be performed in accordance with the documents prepared by Design Associates Inc., and Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger, Inc., and meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. State law prohibits discrimination. Awarding of this contract is subject to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity guidelines. A copy of the bidding documents may be obtained by emailing the architect at A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Jason Russell House at 7 Jason Street, Arlington, MA, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, at 3 PM. Bids shall be evaluated on the basis of price, previous experience with similar types of construction projects, ability to perform the work in a timely manner, and references. All bids must be delivered to the architect’s office, 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 18B, Cambridge, MA prior to 3 PM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, to be eligible for consideration. All grant funded work must be completed by JUNE 30, 2018.