Invitation To Bid - 6th and Canal Pump Station Phase 1

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Contractors are invited to submit SEALED BIDS for the bidding of the SIXTH & CANAL PUMP STATION SHORT TERM IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT on behalf of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania (the “City”).




Contract 1: General Construction 
Contract 2: Electrical Construction 
Contract 3: Plumbing Construction


Sealed bid proposals for construction of the Sixth & Canal Short Term Improvements Project will be received by the City to the attention of City Purchasing Coordinator until 3:00 PM (local time) on July 10, 2018 (“Bid Closing”). Faxed bids will not be accepted.


Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the City of Reading City Council Chambers located at 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601, at approximately 3:00 PM (local time) on July 10, 2018. No award of the contract will be made at the bid opening.


Bidders may obtain access to the Bidding Documents from T&M Associates, Inc. File Transfer Protocol (“FTP”) website on or after June 4, 2018. The username, password and instructions for obtaining the Bidding Documents can be obtained by submission of a request to Tammi Reinhart, Purchasing Coordinator, The Bidding Documents will be available in PDF format. If addenda or clarifications are required, they will be issued through the FTP website with a courtesy email notification (however, each Bidder is responsible to check the FTP website for addenda or clarifications prior to submitting its Bid).


The Project consists of, but is not limited to, the installation of replacement headworks equipment, including new mechanically cleaned bars screens (2), screenings washer-compactor (2), grit pump, grit piping, grit classifier, and new equipment for the water supply system. Also included are: new 6,000-gallon steel double wall diesel fuel tank, demolition and replacement of canopy roof, pressure transmitters/isolation ring for 42- inch force main (2), retaining wall reinforcement system, concrete wall repairs (incl. stone wall re-pointing), instrumentation, and SCADA system upgrades.


Attention is called to the fact that Pennsylvania Prevailing Wages are to be paid on this Project, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Employees and applicants for employment shall not be discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.


The Bidding Documents set forth specific goals associated with the desired percentage of female and minority employee hours providing Work for the Project (and require a demonstration of a “good faith” effort to achieve such goals) and requires the Contractor to maintain/establish a bona-fide apprenticeship program registered with and approved by the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council while performing the Project.


A mandatory Pre-bid Conference and site walk will be held at 10:00 AM. (local time) on June 14, 2018. Attendees for the Pre-bid Conference shall assemble in the Administration Building at the Fritz Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, 899 Morgantown Road, Reading, Pennsylvania. A site visit will follow. Bidders are required to visit the Project site prior to submitting Bids.


Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the form of a certified check, certified bank treasurer’s check, bank cashier’s check, or bid bond in the form included with the Bidding Documents and equal to ten percent (10%) of the Total Base Bid Price. The surety shall name as payee or obligee the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.


The City shall have the right to accept or reject any or all Bids, or part thereof or items therein, for any reason whatsoever, waive any informalities and technicalities in bidding and act in its own best interest, reject a Bid not accompanied by any data required by the Bidding Documents, to reject a Bid which is in any way incomplete, irregular or otherwise not responsive to the requirements of the Bidding Documents, or to reject the Bid of a Bidder who is not qualified in accordance with the requirements of the Bidding Documents.


Tammi Reinhart

Purchasing Coordinator