Sealed Bids for the construction of the 2019 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Contract No. 19-1 will be received by the Borough of Steelton (Borough) online, until 1:00 PM local time on June 25, 2019 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. Bids received after 1:00 PM the day of the bid opening will not be accepted.

The Work for Contract 19-1 consists of the completion of CIPP lining of approximately 738 linear feet of 8-inch diameter sanitary sewer main; rehabilitation of 6 brick sanitary sewer manholes; associated work; surface restoration; and all other work identified in the Contract Documents.

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

Sealed bids shall be accepted online through the PennBID Program. Bidding Documents and solicitation details may be viewed and available at no cost online by registering at www.PennBID.net. Following registration, complete sets of Bidding Documents may be downloaded as portable document format (PDF) files. 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.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid total. If a Surety Bid Bond is utilized, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond specifically identify the bid, and the date of the bid (which shall be on or before the date of the bid bond), which it accompanies; additionally, it shall be mandatory that the Power of Attorney accompanying a Bid Bond evidencing the authority of the person signing on behalf of the surety to sign the Bid Bond shall be dated the same as the Bid Bond; further, it shall be mandatory that the Bid Bond itself be dated, as well as signed by the principal bidder and the surety company through its authorized representatives. Failure to comply with any of the aforesaid provisions shall result in the disqualification of the bid, which bid shall not thereafter be considered.

The successful bidder shall be required to provide a Performance Bond for 100% of the Contract Bid price as required by the Contract Documents.
All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted via the PennBID Program in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Telephone inquiries are unacceptable.

All bids shall be irrevocable for 60 days after the bid opening date unless award is delayed by a required approval of another government agency, the sale of bonds, or the award of a grant or grants, in which case this Bid shall remain subject to acceptance for 120 days after the bid opening date as provided by the Act of November 26, 1978 (P.L. 1309, No. 317), as amended by the Act of December 12, 1994 (P.L. 1042, No. 142).

Bidders must comply with all State antibid-rigging regulations pertaining to Work associated with this Project, and will be required to submit an executed non-collusion affidavit with the bid.

The estimated cost for each Contract is greater than Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) and the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act shall apply.

Bidders should refer to provisions of federal and state statutes, rules and regulations dealing with the prevention of environmental pollution and preservation of public natural resources that affect the Project, said provisions being pursuant to Act No. 247 of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved October 26, 1972.

This Project falls under The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted Act 127 of 2012, known as the Public Works Employment Verification Act (‘the Act’) which requires all public work contractors and subcontractors to utilize the Federal Government’s E-Verify system to ensure that all employees performing work on public work projects are authorized to work in the United States. All Bidders are required to submit a Public Works Employment Verification Form as a precondition for the Contract Award.

All bidders are hereby notified that in regard to any Contract pursuant to this advertisement, businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, sex, age, physical disability or national origin in consideration for an award. Similarly the Successful Bidder shall in no manner discriminate against or intimidate any employee involved in the manufacture of supplies, the performance of Work, or any other activity required under the Contract on account of gender, race, creed or color.

The Borough of Steelton reserves the right to waive any defects, errors, omissions, mistakes, informalities, to accept any bid or combination of bids that are deemed to be in the best interest of the Borough of Steelton, and to reject any or all proposals.