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Sealed Bids for the construction of the 2019 LST MEII Water Quality Improvements will be accepted online by Lower Swatara Township, until 10:00 AM, prevailing time on Monday January 6, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read at the office of Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc., 369 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111. 

The Project consists of removal of debris, regrading the existing detention basin to establish a sediment forebay, installation of a new outlet structure, installation of amended soils and performing plantings for existing detention basin in Greenfield Park to retrofit it as part of the Township’s Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan.  Also included is the planting of a riparian forest buffer on the site.

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 [].  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.

Bid security in the form a Certified Check or Bid Bond shall be furnished with the bid in an amount not less than 10%.

All questions about the meaning or intent of the Bidding Documents are to 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 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 Township 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 Township, and to reject any or all proposals.

Owner:       Lower Swatara Township

By:              Ms. Betsy McBride

Title:           Township Manager

Date:          May 29, 2019

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Posted 11/27/2019