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The SEDA COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) is seeking bids from qualified contractors for replacement of Bridge No. 195.88 on the North Shore Railroad in Cooper Township, Montour County and Montour Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. The replacement project involves removing the existing stone masonry arch bridge and installing a new precast concrete box culvert and end sections, necessary track improvements, erosion and sedimentation pollution control, and channel improvements.

The Sealed Bids will be received by Mr. Jeffery Stover, Executive Director, SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837 until 3:00 P.M. local prevailing time on May 11, 2021. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Proposals shall be on the forms required, sealed and clearly marked NORTH SHORE RAILROAD BRIDGE 195.88 REPLACEMENT PROJECT” and submitted at the SEDA COG Joint Rail Authority Office, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Bids that are faxed or emailed cannot be accepted.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a unit price basis as indicated in the Bid Form.

Contact Jason Shura, P.E. at (814) 696-6280 with questions. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations:

Stiffler McGraw & Associates, Inc. – 1731 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 or

SEDA COG Joint Rail Authority – 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (by appointment only)

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the offices of Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc. at 1731 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648 (814-696-6280). Payment for the Contract Documents will be $100.00, including sales tax and shipping costs. Digital copies are available in PDF format on Compact Disk at a 50% discount of the paper copy costs. All checks should be made payable to Stiffler McGraw & Associates, Inc. Deposit is non-refundable. The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the issuing Office will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. local prevailing time at the bridge site. Prospective bidders shall meet at the intersection of S.R. 2006 (Ridge Drive) and S.R. 4002 (Legion Road), at coordinates 40° 56’ 55”N; 76° 30’ 52”W at 10:00 a.m. Only contractors that attend this meeting may bid as a Prime Contractor. Sub-contractors and suppliers do not need to attend this meeting.

Each bid must be accompanied by a 10% Bid Bond. A certified check may be submitted in lieu of a Bid Bond. The successful bidder will need to obtain Payment and Performance Bonds, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. The Bidder shall include the fully completed Non-Collusion Affidavit with the bid. 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.

See Invitation to Bid for more details!

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