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The Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County will receive bids for the Gahagen Water Line Project – Contract SH-14-01.  Bids will be received until 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Authority office located at 300 N. Center Avenue, Suite 520, Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501.  All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 11:00 A.M. prevailing time, on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the office of the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County, located at 300 N. Center Avenue, Suite 520, Somerset, PA  15501.

Bids are invited on the following work: This project involves the installation of approximately 2,000 feet of 8-inch PVC water line, 4,850 feet of 6-inch PVC water line, 300-feet of 2-inch PVC water line, fire hydrants and appurtenances necessary to extend a potable water line from an inner connection along Bunker Hill Road (T-792) in Shade Township to the Village of Gahagen.  In addition to the afore mentioned work scope, this project also includes the installation of 23 residential service tap connections and meter pits.

A non-mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 P.M. prevailing time on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the office of the Central City Water Authority located at 314 Central Avenue, Central City, PA 15926.

Contract documents are on file for review at the office of Somerset Planning & Engineering Services, LLC, Phone: (814)-443-1319 for viewing by interested bidders.  Contract Documents and Plans are to be purchased from Somerset Planning & Engineering Services, LLC, for the nonrefundable fee of $125.00 for one hard copy set or for the nonrefundable fee of $90.00 for the electronic format set of contract documents and plans, both of which includes 6% Pennsylvania sales tax.  To access the electronic format the bidder must have a valid email address and will require an internet connection.  All checks shall be made payable to Somerset Planning & Engineering Services, LLC.  Bidders must purchase the Contract Documents and Plans (in either format) from Somerset Planning & Engineering Services, LLC, to be eligible to bid this project.

A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County, or negotiable U.S. Government Bond (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the Bid shall be submitted with each bid.

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, sex, national origin or handicap; that a mandatory ratio of apprentices and trainees to journeymen is required in each craft and the Contractor (and any subcontractors) 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 lower income 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.

In addition to the Equal Employment requirements of Executive Order 11246, the Contractor must also establish a 5% goal for minority participation and a 3% goal for female participation and in his aggregate on-site construction workforce for contracts in excess of $25,000 whether or not part of the workforce is performing work on a Federal or Federally assisted construction contract or subcontract.

The Contractor, in accordance with Executive Orders 11625 and 12138, must utilize of the greatest extent feasible minority and/or women-owned business concerns which are located within the municipality, county or the general trade.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding review process.  Bids may be held by the Owner for a period not to exceed 60 days from the date of opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding the contract.

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