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2024-03-19 | View a printable version of this story

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

Water line Replacement Project – Phase 3, Contract 2023-1

Bids for the construction of the Project will be received at the Bellwood Borough Municipal Building, located at 516 Main Street, Bellwood, PA 16617, until 10:00 AM, local time on the 18th day of April 2024.  At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the replacement of approximately 19,600 L.F. of 8” 6” and 4” waterline, service lines (including lead service lines), hydrants and all associated appurtenances.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held to answer questions on the Scope of Work and to familiarize bidders with existing conditions, site locations and other relevant information.   The Conference will be held at the Bellwood Borough Municipal Building on April 4, 2024, at 10:00 am, local prevailing time.

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 $159.00, 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.

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 and Highway Restoration Bond on the forms provided, with a surety company listed on the Treasury Department’s most current list (Circular 570 as amended).

This project is being supported in part by Federal funding and therefore the Successful Bidder will be required to comply with Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) and Build America, Buy America (BABA) requirements as part of the Contract.

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.

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

Bidders for this contract shall have completed projects similar in character and scope and will be required to provide with their Bid a Qualifications Statement for prime contractor and all subcontractors.

Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose names and address are on record with Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc. as having purchased a copy of the Contract Documents.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding.

Bellwood Borough Authority

Joseph Whiteford, Chairman

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