ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed Bids for the Borough of Steelton Mohn Street Park Tot Lot Improvements Project will be received by the Borough of Steelton, 123 North Front Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113, until 1:00 P.M. local time on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Bids will be opened at the aforesaid address on PennBid’s website, and following the evaluation of the bids, an abstract of the amounts of the base bids and major alternates will be made available on PennBid’s website. Bids received after 1:00 P.M. the day of the bid opening will not be accepted.

Contract 2016-05: Mohn Street Park Tot Lot Improvements Project

The Project generally consists of the installation of various playground equipment manufactured by Kidstuff or approved equal at Mohn Street Park. The Project also consists of the installation of play surface material and underdrain system and site restoration following construction activities. Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum basis, with additive Alternate Bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

Sealed bids shall be accepted online via the PennBid Program. All Bidding Documents and solicitation details will be available at no cost at www.PennBid.net beginning on Friday, January 13, 2017. All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted in writing via the PennBid Program.

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 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 anti-bid rigging regulations pertaining to work associated with this Project, and will be required to submit an executed non-collusion affidavit with the bid.

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.

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 is being funded by federal sources. Bidders must comply with all funding requirements as described in the Project Manual, and submit all required documentation of compliance.
The estimated cost for the Contract is greater than Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) and the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act shall apply. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project; that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, gender, national origin, or physical disability; that a mandatory ratio of apprentices and trainees to journeymen is required in each craft and the Contractor (and any subcontractor) is obliged to make a “diligent effort” to achieve these ratios; and that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment be given to lower income residents of the project area and must to the greatest extent feasible utilize project area businesses located in or owned in substantial part by project area residents.
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, and to reject any or all proposals.