Sealed bids for the following contracts for construction of the Steelton Fire House Improvements will be accepted online by the Borough of Steelton, 123 North Front Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113 until 2:00 P.M. Prevailing Time, Thursday, March 3, 2016. 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 (if any) will be made available on PennBid’s website. Bids received after 2:00 P.M. the day of the bid opening will not be accepted.

  • Contract No. 2015-02: General Construction
  • Contract No. 2015-03: Electrical Construction

Contract 2015-02: The work for this Contract generally includes, but is not limited to, installation of new waterproofing membrane around the exterior of the building, replacement of the exterior stairwell, removal of a buried diesel tank, installation of an interior water management system with sump pump, completion of various interior improvements, and all other associated work as indicated in the Contract Documents.

Contract 2015-03: The work for this Contract generally includes, but is not limited to, installing a new standby emergency generator and automatic transfer switch (ATS), removing the existing generator and ATS, replacing damaged receptacles, switches, boxes and associated conduit and wiring, and all other associated work as indicated in the Contract Documents.

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. Click on “Solicitations” then “View” tabs. All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to be submitted in writing via the PennBID Program. Telephone and e-mail inquiries will not be accepted.

A non-mandatory Pre-bid Conference will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Steelton Fire House, 185 N. Front Street, Steelton, Pennsylvania 17113. Representatives of the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the Project.

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 Band 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 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.

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.

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.

Borough of Steelton

Doug Brown
Borough Manager