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New Waste Water Treatment Plant – Borough of Eldred

2022-08-23 | View a printable version of this story

The Borough of Eldred is requesting Bids for the construction of the following Project:

New Waste Water Treatment Plant

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Eldred Borough Building located at 3 South Bennett Street, P.O. Box 270, Eldred, PA 16731, until October 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work: Construction of a new 350,000 gpd wastewater treatment facility to replace their existing plant.  The new plant will be constructed in along SR 446 (Portville Eldred Road) in Eldred Township.  A new pump station with three new 450 gpm submersible raw sewage pumps will be installed at the site of the existing treatment plant to collect and convey wastewater to the new treatment plant.  The existing buildings and treatment facilities at the existing plant site will be demolished. Sanitary sewer service will be provided by Eldred Borough, via a connection to the treatment plant through approximately 4,500 lineal feet of force main.

Bids are requested for the following Contracts: Contract 2022-1: General/Mechanical Work, Contract 2022-2: HVAC Work, Contract 2022-3: Plumbing Work & Contract 2022-4: Electrical Work

Faxed bids will not be accepted.

A pre-bid conference for the Project will be held on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the Eldred Borough VFD Hall located at 4 Platt St., Eldred, PA 16731. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is encouraged but not required.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be viewed or obtained at the office of Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc., 1731 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Payment for the Contract Documents will be $318.00, which price includes 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax.  Digital Copies are available in PDF format at a 50% discount of the paper copies cost.  All checks should be made payable to Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc.  Payment is non-refundable.  A $10.00 fee for postage and handling will be required for Contract Documents that are mailed to bidders.

A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Owner or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond on the form provided, executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety (Surety companies must appear on the Treasury Department’s most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and be authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania), in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the Bid shall be submitted with each bid to guarantee the Bidder’s entrance into a contract if given the award.  No bid bond shall be waived or returned because the Bidder has failed to or cannot comply with any requirements set forth in the plans, specifications or any applicable statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any applicable municipal ordinances.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, Highway Restoration Bond and Railroad Bond on the forms provided, with a surety company listed on the Treasury Department’s most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and be authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania.

Davis Bacon wage rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices and related matters.

All contractors and subcontractors shall comply with the Public Works Employment Verifications Act.  The Act requires the contractor to verify employment eligibility through the e-verify program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security as a precondition of being awarded a contract for this project.  The contract documents contain information and verification Form regarding the Act.

This project will be funded through PENNVEST, Federal wage rates will apply, all contractors are to demonstrate compliance with federal Executive Orders 11625, 12138, and 12432 and EPA Regulations at 40 CFR Part 33, et. through the detailed documentation of solicitation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s).  Contractors must demonstrate the Six Good Faith Efforts to identify and solicit DBE firms that are potential sources for any procurement action in the areas of project construction, equipment, services, and supplies by including state qualified small businesses, and minority and women owned business enterprises in the bidding process.

The “Steel Products Procurement Act” and “American Iron and Steel” apply to this project for all steel used for construction.

Please see the Invitation to Bid for more information.

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