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Sealed Bids for the construction of the Lower Swatara Township Flood Property Acquisitions – Demolition Project will be received by Lower Swatara Township, online until 11 A.M. local time on February 7, 2020, at which time the Bids received and will be publicly opened.  Project Manual and Plans will be made available on January 8, 2020, online via PennBid.

Work for the Project generally entails demolition of two Township-owned flooded residential properties as funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program. All structures, appurtenances, and utilities will be removed and disposed. The project does include select asbestos-containing material abatement.

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.

Bids will be received for a single prime Contract. Bids shall be on a lump sum and unit price basis, with additive alternate Bid items as indicated in the Bid Form.

A non-mandatory pre-bid tour of the properties will be held at 9:00 A.M. local time on January 21, 2020, starting at 163 Bradford Avenue, Middletown, Pennsylvania. 

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 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 the 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.

Lower Swatara 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 Lower Swatara Township, and to reject any or all proposals.

Owner:       Lower Swatara Township Board of Commissioners

By:              Elizabeth McBride

Title:           Township Manager

Date:          January 8, 2020

 #103 0108-2T

Posted 1/8/2020