Specifications - EMS Building

 

SPECIFICATIONS

READING EMS BUILDING

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA

 

 

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Reading EMS Building 2017

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

NOTICE AND INSTRUCTIONS

Notice to Contractors 3

Instructions to Bidders 10

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED WITH BID

Bid Sheets 18

Bid Proposal Form 19

Bid Bond 21

Non-Collusion Affidavit 25

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

Contract 29

Performance Bond 32

Stipulation Against Liens 36

Indemnity Agreement 37

Non-Discrimination Statement 38

 

NOTICE AND INSTRUCTIONS

 

CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

 

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received in the Purchasing Office, Room 2-45, 815 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania, until 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for Reading EMS Building specifications.

 

A mandatory pre-proposal meeting: will be held on 4/19/17 at 10:00 AM in Council Chambers, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601.

 

Specifications and quotation sheets, upon which all bids must be submitted can be obtained on the City website at www.Readingpa.gov.

 

Proposals must be accompanied by a certified check, cashiers check or bid bond, made payable to the City of Reading, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the cost of the sum of all estimated quantities.

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to accept or reject any part of a bid that may not be in the public interest.

 

Juanita Komoro Purchasing Assistant

 

Reading EMS Building 628 Walnut Street

Reading Pa 19601

 

Project Description: Replace three packaged rooftop units and one split system unit with new equipment of approximately equal capacities.

 

General Scope of Demolition:

 

  1. Rooftop Units

    1. Remove existing rooftop units in their entirety. Prepare ductwork to be connected to new unit in same location.

    2. Remove existing gas piping in its entirety including supports back to closest tee within building. Prepare any wall penetrations for gas piping to be installed in same location.

    3. Preform an air balance audit for all diffusers and registers before starting demolition to determine the existing air balance.

    4. Remove mechanical equipment branch circuit to three rooftop units being removed in their entirety. Remove rooftop unit circuit breakers in their entirety.

    5. Provide add-alternate pricing (per unit): Remove existing roof curb in its entirety. Prepare roof opening to match the size of the new roof curb

       

  2. Split System Gas Furnace

    1. Disconnect flexible ducts at supply and return plenums of existing gas furnace. Remove gas furnace in its entirety including condensate piping, exhaust/flue, and plenums. Patch and repair wall at flue exit.

    2. Remove existing condensing unit and refrigerant piping in its entirety.

    3. Remove existing gas piping to gas furnace back to closest tee within building. Prepare any wall penetrations for gas piping to be installed in same location.

    4. Perform an air balance audit for all diffusers and registers before starting demolition.

    5. Remove mechanical equipment branch circuit to gas furnace and outdoor condensing unit being removed in their entirety. Remove gas furnace and outdoor condensing unit circuit breakers in their entirety.

 

General Scope of New Work:

 

  1. Rooftop Units

    1. Install new units (three total) on new adapter roof curb. Modify roof as required to adapt to new roof curb and repair roofing to maintain any existing warranties.

    2. Modify/repair and re-insulate ductwork as required to connect with new unit in same location.

    3. Provide new schedule 40 galvanized steel gas piping of the same size as existing and routed in the same location as existing. Connect new gas piping to location determined in demolition. Provide new wall and roof supports for gas piping.

    4. Balance all diffusers and registers in proportion with air audit quantities.

    5. Provide new circuit breakers, branch circuit conductors and conduit for three new rooftop units in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

    6. Verify weatherproof maintenance receptacle is located within 25 feet of all roof mounted mechanical equipment.

    7. Provide add-alternate pricing (per unit): Modify roof as required to adapt to new roof curb and repair roofing to maintain any existing warranties.

       

  2. Split System Gas Furnace

    1. Provide a new gas furnace in same location as existing. Provide all new supports.

    2. Provide new combustion and exhaust air pipes to new concentric wall fitting.

    3. Provide new supply and return air plenums and reconnect existing supply and return registers.

    4. Route new condensate line to same location as existing.

    5. Provide a new outdoor air intake duct and hood a minimum of ten (10) feet away from the gas furnace exhaust. Provide an automatic (motorized) air damper before the outdoor air duct terminates at the return air plenum. Balance airflow for 10% of the supply airflow.

    6. Mount condensing unit at a suitable location on grade in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Condensing unit may not be located on grate next to building. Provide a minimum 4” equipment pad for new condensing unit.

    7. Balance all diffusers and registers in proportion with air audit quantities.

    8. Provide new circuit breakers, branch circuit conductors and conduit for three new rooftop units in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

    9. Verify weatherproof maintenance receptacle is located within 25 feet of all grade level mechanical equipment.

 

Mechanical Specifications:

 

    1. Provide all materials, labor, equipment and tools necessary for complete and workable systems as indicated on the drawings. All work shall be in accordance with all applicable sections of the National Fire Protection Association, National Electrical Code, OSHA, 2009 International Mechanical Code, and all other local or state authorities having jurisdiction and manufacturer's recommendations.

       

    2. The contractor shall visit the site, examine all conditions and make allowances for difficulties and contingencies affecting the proper execution of this contract prior to submitting a proposal.

       

    3. The contractor shall obtain and pay all fees necessary for permits and inspections required with his work.

       

    4. The contractor shall verify all utility service information shown on the drawings with the local utility company prior to submitting a bid. Any changes or service charges imposed by the utility company shall be qualified and included in the bid.

       

    5. All equipment shall be tested, listed and labeled by an approved authority (UL, AGA, ETL) and shall be installed in accordance with its listing.

       

    6. All equipment, materials and workmanship shall be guaranteed for a minimum of one year (five years for all compressors) from the date of acceptance by the owner.

       

    7. Where products are specified by brand name, catalog numbers or by names of manufacturers, the reference is intended to be descriptive and not restrictive and is solely for the purpose of indicating the type of quality of item that will be acceptable. An approved equal will be considered unless indicated otherwise.

       

    8. The contractor responsible for work covered by these specifications shall coordinate and cooperate with all other trades.

       

    9. All cutting and patching of every nature required in connection with this contract shall be done by this contractor with mechanics experienced in their respective trades. All patching shall match adjacent finishes.

       

    10. Vibration isolators for the HVAC equipment shall be installed to properly isolate the transmission of vibration or noise to any part of the building.

       

    11. Gas Vents

       

      1. Vent for gas-fired furnace shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

         

    12. Packaged Rooftop AC Units

       

      1. Rooftop air conditioning units shall have natural gas heat and electric air conditioning mounted on a full perimeter roof curb. Cabinet shall be constructed of galvanized steel coated with a baked enamel finish. Cabinets shall be insulated with one inch mat faced fiberglass and panels shall be easily removable. Units shall be supplied with matching roof curb, deep seal PVC traps, 50 percent OA hoods, return and outside air dampers, and all necessary safety controls. Units shall be provided with a seven-day programmable heating/cooling thermostat. Units shall have the capacities indicated and be as manufactured by the Trane Company.

         

    13. Gas Fired Furnaces

       

      1. Gas-fired furnace shall be AGA certified for installation in an attic space and shall be complete with electronic ignition, redundant gas valve, gas controls, flue outlet, draft hood, filter rack and filters. Furnace shall have capacity indicated and shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations (install spring isolators in hangers).

         

      2. Cooling coil and associated air cooled condensing unit shall be matched components with combination capacities as indicated on the drawings. Cooling coil shall be encased and shall have an internal drain pan and external refrigerant line and condensate drain connections. Coils shall be rigidly supported in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. Air cooled condensing unit shall be UL listed and ARI certified and shall be complete with reciprocating compressor, propeller condensing fan, filter drier and liquid line solenoid valve.

         

    14. Auxiliary Drain Pan

       

      1. Provide auxiliary drain pans with water sensor below all cooling coils and gas furnaces located above ceilings. Water sensor shall shut unit down upon detection of water.

         

    15. Piping

       

      1. Refrigerant piping shall be seamless type "ACR" copper ASTM b-88 and shall be insulated with 3/4 inch thick Johns-Manville Aerotube or equal. Refrigerant line sizes between indoor coil and outdoor compressor unit shall be sized in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations for capacities required and actual pipe lengths and fittings to be installed.

         

      2. Gas piping shall be schedule 40 galvanized steel installed in accordance with NFPA 54. Branch piping to appliances shall be complete with a shutoff valve, union, dirt leg and any regulators necessary to ensure proper equipment operation.

         

      3. The contractor shall provide a trapped schedule 40 PVC condensate drain line on all indoor cooling coil drain pans. All drain lines shall have adequate cleanout connections and shall terminate where shown on the drawings.

         

    16. Controls

       

      1. The contractor shall provide and install all necessary control components including, but not limited to, relays, automatic dampers, damper operators, thermostats, controllers, etc. and wiring as required to provide automatic temperature control. All control components shall be as manufactured by Honeywell

        or equal. All wiring shall be done in accordance with the local and state codes and the National Electrical Code.

         

        1. RTU-1, 2, and 3

           

          1. Occupied mode: When the building is in occupied mode the supply fan shall turn on and run continuously, the outside air damper shall open to the setpoint position to provide ventilation air at approximately 10% of the total air flow, and the heating and cooling sections of the unit shall modulate to maintain the setpoint temperature.

             

          2. Unoccupied mode: When the building is in unoccupied mode the outside air damper shall close, and the supply fan shall modulate with the heating and cooling sections of the unit to maintain setback temperature.

             

            2. GF-1 / CU-1

             

             

          3. Occupied mode: When the building is in occupied mode the supply fan shall turn on, the outside air damper shall open to the setpoint position to provide ventilation air at approximately 10% of the total air flow, and the gas furnace and condensing unit shall modulate to maintain the temperature setpoint of the space.

             

          4. Unoccupied mode: When the building is in unoccupied mode the outside air damper shall close and the supply fan, gas furnace, and the condensing unit shall modulate to maintain the setback temperature of the space.

    17. The equipment and materials shall be completely cleaned prior to testing, insulating and placing the system in operation.

       

    18. The refrigeration system shall be tested and proven tight prior to placing in operation. Units shall be checked for proper refrigerant charge and operation and adjusted as per the manufacturer's recommendations.

       

    19. The complete supply, return and exhaust air duct systems, including fans, dampers, outlets and appurtenances shall be properly balanced to deliver air volumes within +/- 10 percent of the values indicated. The total system leakage through duct joints and connections shall not exceed three percent. Temperature, ampere and rpm readings shall also be provided to verify system performance. Submit three copies of the balancing reports at completion of the balancing.

       

    20. The contractor shall furnish three sets of instruction manuals to the owner at the completion of construction.

 

Electrical Specifications:

 

    1. Provide all materials, labor, equipment, and tools necessary for a complete and workable electrical system as indicated on the drawings. All work shall be in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC), local and state codes having jurisdiction, and applicable manufacturer's recommendations.

       

    2. Unless noted otherwise, this contractor shall furnish and install all control devices together with control wiring, conduit, and all appurtenances and accessories necessary to perform the operating functions as specified. Control devices shall include, but not be limited to, motor starters, thermostats, switching relays, control relays, and transformers. Wiring materials and installation shall conform with the National Electric Code. Control wiring shall include, but is not limited to, 120 volt control wiring as well as low voltage dimming wiring, occupancy sensor wiring, and other low voltage wiring. All control system

      wiring except low voltage wiring, shall be 14 AWG minimum installed in 1/2-inch diameter minimum conduit. Flexible metal conduit shall be permitted to make runs of three feet or less for final equipment connections. Low voltage, control wiring shall be open, plenum rated, cable, routed in accessible, concealed spaces on j hooks with closure ties on five foot centers wherever possible. In inaccessible spaces, including in walls, low voltage control wiring shall be routed in 3/4-inch conduit. Open control wiring shall not rest on or impede the removal of ceiling tiles.

       

    3. Conduit shall be concealed where possible unless approved otherwise by the owner.

       

    4. Conduit shall be 3/4-inch minimum, unless noted otherwise, and shall be in accordance with the following types of usage:

       

      1. EMT - Use for interior exposed and concealed work not subject to dampness or severe physical damage. Use for exterior work not subject to physical damage. Do not use when in contact with cinder fill unless protected by at least two inches of concrete or unless tubing is at least 18 inches under the fill. Do not use EMT in hazardous locations. Use with compression fittings for exterior work. Use with set screw fittings for interior work.

         

      2. Rigid metal conduit - use for interior work subject to corrosive influences, dampness and/or severe physical damage. Use for exterior work subject to physical damage.

         

      3. PVC - Use schedule 40 for below grade concealed areas and schedule EB encased in concrete for underground duct bank installations. Do not use for support of fixtures or equipment, where subject to physical damage, where subject to high ambient temperatures, in return air plenums, or with conductors whose insulation temperature limitations exceed those for which the conduit is approved. Do not use PVC conduit in hazardous locations.

         

      4. All concealed branch circuit wiring above grade in non-hazardous locations may be metal clad cable, type mc, minimum size #12 AWG, maximum size #8 AWG, unless noted otherwise. Universal type fastening devices shall be used to properly secure the mc cables parallel to the wood or metal framing member. Device shall be installed in center of member on intervals no greater than four feet six inches.

         

    5. Install flexible metallic conduit at all motor connections inside the building and liquid-tight flexible metal conduit at motor connections outside the building. Conduit shall not exceed 18 inches in length.

       

    6. Unless otherwise noted, all wire shall be of soft drawn copper, solid or stranded of 98 percent conductivity with insulation rated 600 volts. All sizes shown on the drawings are based on copper. Aluminum conductors shall not be used. Conductors shall be as follows:

       

      1. #8 and larger shall be stranded with type THHN/THWN insulation.

         

      2. #10 and smaller shall be solid with type THHN/THWN insulation.

         

      3. #12 shall be minimum size conductor except #14 may be used for control circuit wiring and #10 shall be the minimum size for circuits over 100 feet long.

         

    7. Wire connections for splicing #8 AWG and smaller shall be made with pressure connectors consisting of cone-shaped coil springs with insulated covers. Splicing of conductors larger than #8 shall be made using mechanical splicing or compression type devices.

       

    8. All lugs and/or circuit breaker lug connectors shall be copper or high percentage copper alloy rated for use with 75 degree c wiring.

       

    9. Junction boxes of ample size shall be provided as required by construction in accordance with the NEC. Boxes shall be constructed of cast rust-resisting metal or of 14 gauge galvanized steel with riveted or

      welded joints and provided with covers of the same material which shall be screwed or hinged to the box. Boxes shall be flanged and tapped to receive machine screws. Holes in covers shall be in alignment with tapped holes in box. Where no sizes are given on the drawings, boxes shall be no smaller than the minimum size allowed by NEC. Where feeders of different systems or voltages pass through the same box, barriers shall be provided for proper separation.

       

    10. Duplex receptacles shall be specification grade, polarized, grounded, NEMA 5-20r, 20 ampere, 125 volts ac. Receptacles shall be as manufactured by Leviton, Hubbell, General Electric, or approved equal. Receptacles with integral ground fault circuit interrupting capacity shall be provided as indicated on the drawings. Weatherproof duplex receptacles shall be weather resistant, ground fault circuit interrupting type mounted in a weatherproof enclosure which retains its rating while in use.

       

    11. Safety switches shall be the size and type as shown on the drawings. Fuse size, if required, shall be as shown on the drawings. Switches shall be heavy duty with quick-make, quick-break operating mechanism. The handle and mechanism shall be an integral part of the box and not the cover with positive pad locking provisions in the "off" position. Switches shall be NEMA 1 (interior) and NEMA 3r (exterior) and shall be as manufactured by Square D, Siemens, General Electric, or approved equal.

       

    12. Provide for every fuse clip to which a circuit has been connected, a nonrenewable cartridge fuse of the size indicated on the drawings or as required in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. All fuses shall be dual element time delay unless noted otherwise.

       

    13. Circuit breakers shall match existing and be enclosed molded case, bolt-on (except that Square D I-line breakers are acceptable), with quick-make, quick-break toggle mechanism, non-fusible contacts, and inverse time short circuit characteristics. Breakers shall be trip-free on overload and shall indicate clearly whether they are opened, closed, or tripped. Multi-pole units shall have thermal element in each pole and shall have a single handle. Circuit breaker short circuit ratings shall be 120 percent of the available short circuit current on the existing electrical system; 10,000 amperes symmetrical minimum for 208/120 volt system. Contractor shall obtain system short circuit currents from the power company and shall include this information in his shop drawing submittal to the owner's representative. Breakers shall be compatible with panelboards provided. All 20 ampere, single pole circuit breakers for lighting circuits shall be "SWD" rated. Circuit breakers for dwelling unit bedrooms shall be AFCI rated and circuit breakers for air conditioning and refrigeration units shall be HACR rated.

       

    14. Surface mounted panelboards shall be mounted on 3/4-inch plywood backboard.

       

    15. All panelboards shall contain an updated typewritten panel directory to indicate area or equipment served.

       

    16. The contractor shall provide the owner with a balanced three-phase electrical system by arranging the single phase loads as necessary to achieve the balance. Should the power company, owner, or owner’s representative find an unfavorable operating condition as a result of an improper load balance, the contractor shall make such changes as necessary to balance the load without additional cost to the owner.

       

    17. Manual motor starter shall be NEMA 1, fractional horsepower type for "on-off" control of small motors. Provide starter with melting alloy type thermal overload relay. Starters shall be as manufactured by Square D, General Electric, Siemens, or approved equal.

       

    18. Motor starter relays for single phase, single speed, non-reversing motors up to one horsepower shall be horsepower rated with one 30a N.O. contact for 120v motors and two 30a N.O. contacts for 208v or 240v motors. Motor starter relays shall be controlled by a continuous rated coil of ac or dc voltage as required by the ATC contractor. Coordinate requirements with the ATC contractor prior to purchase. For installation not controlled by the ATC system, provide 120 VAC coils. Indoor installations shall be provided in the available NEMA 1 enclosure. Outdoor installations shall be an open relay mounted in a separate NEMA 3r or 4 box. Motor starter relays shall be class 8501 type c manufactured by square d.

       

    19. Combination magnetic motor starter/disconnect switch shall be three pole, NEMA 1 indoor or NEMA 3r outdoor, full voltage, non-reversing, thermal magnetic circuit breaker (type and sizes as shown on the drawings), with solid state overload relays, surge protected coils, red pilot light, hand-off-auto switch, and 120 volts control power transformer, unless otherwise noted. Units shall be as manufactured by Square D, General Electric, Siemens, or approved equal.

       

    20. Magnetic motor starters shall be the same as the combination starter without the circuit breaker. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

 

Proposals shall be submitted in duplicate on the "Proposal Forms" included in the specifications for the work, and shall be based on the plans and specifications. Each proposal should be submitted in a sealed envelope, and shall plainly indicate on it the title of the proposal, and the date for receiving the bid. This shall be delivered to the City Purchasing Coordinator on or before the time stated in the NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.

 

Bids received at the Office of the Purchasing Coordinator after the hour specified, will not be considered. Bidders are invited to be present at the opening of bids.

 

BONDS

 

Bid security, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid price shall accompany each proposal. This bid security may be a Certified or Cashier's Check, or a bid bond furnished by a surety company, satisfactory to the City of Reading. The successful bidder, upon award of contract, shall furnish at the time of execution of the same, a Performance Bond by a surety company acceptable to the City of Reading, in an amount equal to ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) of the contract, to guarantee satisfactory performance. All bonds are subject to approval by the City Solicitor.

 

In case the contract is awarded to a bidder who fails to enter the contract or to deliver all required bonds and affidavits, the cash or check deposited shall become absolute property of the City; or if a bond has been deposited, it shall become payable immediately. Cash, checks or bonds deposited will be returned to unsuccessful bidders as soon as the contract is awarded, or all bids rejected.

 

Contract bonds must be furnished by guaranty or Surety Company incorporated under the laws of the State of Pennsylvania or authorized to do business in the State of Pennsylvania, assurety, and authorized by the Courts of Berks County to become surety in judicial proceedings therein.

 

INSURANCE

 

The Contractor, at the time of execution of the contract, shall also furnish the City with insurance certificates of adequate limits, as later indicated, to protect the City of Reading, its agents, and employees from any litigation involving Worker's Compensation, Public Liability and Property Damage, involved in the work. All subcontractors must also furnish copies of their liability insurance and Workmen's Compensation Insurance certificates to the City. No subcontractor will be allowed to perform any work under this contract by the City unless such certificates are submitted to and approved by the City beforehand.

 

WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND PUBLIC LIABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE INSURANCE

 

The status of the Contractor in the work to be performed by the Contractor is that of any independent Contractor and as such, he/she shall properly safeguard against any and all injury or damage to the public, to public and private

property, materials and things, and as such he/she alone shall be responsible for any and all damage, loss or injury to persons or property that may arise, or be incurred, in or during the conduct or progress of said work without regard to whether or not the Contractor, his/her sub-contractors, agents, or employees have been negligent, and the Contractor shall keep the City free and discharged of and from any and all responsibility for risks or casualties of every description, for any or all damage, loss or injury to persons or property arising out of the nature of the work from the action of the elements, or from any unforeseen or unusual difficulty. The Contractor shall assume and be liable for all blame and loss of whatsoever nature by reason of neglect or violation of any Federal, State, County or Local laws, regulations, or ordinances; the Contractor shall indemnify and save harmless the City from all suits or actions at law of any kind whatsoever in connection with this work and shall if required by the City, produce evidence of settlement of any such action before final payment shall be made by the City. Contractor’s Liability Insurance Certificate shall include the save harmless clause and shall be filed with the City.

 

The Contractor shall maintain such insurance as will protect him/her from claims under worker’s compensation acts and from claims for damages because of bodily injury, including death, and property damage, which may arise from and during operations under this Contract, whether such operations be by himself/herself, by any subcontractor or anyone directly or indirectly employed by either of them. Contractor’s liability insurance shall be in the names of the Contractor and the City, as their respective interests may appear. Certificates of such insurance shall be filed with the City.

 

The minimum amount of liability insurance to be maintained by the Contractor during the life of the contract shall be as follows:

 

Comprehensive General Liability – for bodily injury and property damage – including any liability normally covered by a general liability policy with limits of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and

$2,000,000 in the annual aggregate.

 

Prior to commencement of performance of this Agreement, Contractor shall furnish to the City a certificate of insurance evidencing all required coverage in at least the limits required herein, naming the City of Reading, its elected officials, agents, and employees as additional insureds under the Comprehensive General Liability coverage, and providing that no policies may be modified or cancelled without thirty

(30) days advance written notice to the City. Such certificate shall be issued to: City of Reading, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601. All policies shall be in effect with companies holding an A.M. Best rating of “A-” or better and shall be licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Such companies shall also be acceptable to the City.

 

Please forward a certificate of insurance verifying these insurance requirements.

 

Liability insurance shall include automobile coverage, including “hired automobiles and non-ownership automobiles.”

 

All subcontractors performing work under this contract must furnish to the City a copy of their Certificate of Insurance for Worker’s Compensation and liability for bodily injury and property damage.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

During the performance of this Contract, the Contractor agrees as follows:

 

The Contractor will not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer' recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The Contractor agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees to employees and applicants for employment, notices which may be provided by the City setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.

 

The Contractor will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

 

The Contractor will send to each labor union or representative of workers with which the Contractor has a collective bargaining agreement or other contract or understanding, a notice advising the labor union or workers' representatives of the Contractor, commitments under this Section and shall post copies of the notice in conspicuous places available to employees and applicants for employment.

 

In the event of the Contractor's noncompliance with the non-discrimination clauses of this Contract or with any of the said rules, regulations, or orders, this Contract may be canceled, terminated, or suspended in whole or in part and the Contractor may be declared ineligible for further City contracts.

 

The Contractor will include the provisions of these paragraphs in every subcontract or purchase order unless exempted.

 

EMPLOYMENT OF CERTAIN PERSONS PROHIBITED

 

No person who, at the time, is serving sentence in a penal or correctional institution shall be employed on the work covered by this Contract.

 

WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

Each bidder shall include in the proposal a statement that not less than the prevailing wages will be paid, if required, and agrees to the employment of local labor if awarded the contract for this work.

 

SUPERVISION OF WORKERS

 

The Contractor shall provide qualified supervision of each crew at all times while working under this contract. Each supervisor shall be authorized by the Contractor to accept and act upon all directives issued by the City. Failure for the supervisor to act on said directives shall be sufficient cause to give notice that the Contractor is in default of the contract unless such directives would create potential personal injury or safety hazards.

 

This contract will be under the direct supervision of the City or its authorized representatives. Any alterations or modifications of the work performed under this contract shall be made only by written agreement between the Contractor and the City authorized representatives and shall be made prior to commencement of the altered or modified work. No claims for extra work or materials shall be allowed unless covered by written agreement.

 

SUBCONTRACTS

 

The Contractor will not be allowed to subcontract work under this contract unless written approval is granted by the City. The Subcontractor, as approved, shall be bound by the conditions of the contract between the City and the Contractor. The authorization of a Subcontractor is to perform in accordance with all terms of the contract and specifications. All required notices, work orders, directives, and requests for emergency services will be directed to the Contractor. All directions given to the Subcontractor in the field shall bind the Contractor as if the notice had been given directly to the Contractor.

 

PERMITS/LICENSES/TAXES

 

The Contractor shall, at his expense, pay all fees and procure all necessary licenses and permits needed to conduct the work required under the terms of this contract. The Contractor shall give any and all necessary formal notices required in conjunction with the lawful prosecution of the work of this contract.

 

BASIS OF PAYMENT

 

All prices to be quoted F.O.B. Reading, PA destination. The City of Reading is tax exempt. OBSERVANCE OF LAWS, ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

The Contractor at all times during the term of this contract shall observe and abide by all Federal, State, and Local laws which in any way affect the conduct of the work and shall comply with all decrees and orders of courts of competent jurisdiction. The Contractor shall comply fully and completely with any and all applicable State and Federal Statutes, rules and regulations as they relate to hiring, wages, and any other applicable conditions of employment.

 

QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR BID PROCESS

 

To ensure fair consideration for all bidders, the City prohibits communication to or with any department or division manager or employee during the bid process with the exception of those questions relative to interpretation of specifications or the bid process. Such questions shall be submitted to the Purchasing Coordinator in writing by April 27, 2017. An addendum will be issued by May 3, 2017.

 

Juanita.komoro@yahoo.com Purchasing Assistant

815 Washington Street, Room 2-45

Reading, PA 19601-3690

610-655-6427 (fax)

juanita.komoro@readingpa.gov WITHDRAWAL OF PROPOSALS/BIDS

After a bid has been opened, it may not be withdrawn except as provided by Act of January 23, 1974, P.L. No. 4 as same may be amended.

 

No bids may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days following the formal opening and receipt of bid by the City of Reading.

 

BID REJECTION

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept or reject any part of any bid. It also reserves the right to waive any technical defects or minor irregularities, which in its discretion, is in the best interest of the City.

 

ESCALATOR CLAUSE

 

"Bidder shall have the right to increase the contract unit price in an amount equal to the bidder's increase in costs for materials and supplies occurring subsequent to the date on which such bid is submitted (hereinafter referred to as "date base" to the board having authority to award contracts. In the event the cost to the bidder for the material and supplies is decreased subsequent to the date on which such bid is submitted the Board having authority to award contracts the bidder shall decrease the contract unit price to the City. Any increase (or decrease) in the bidder's cost material and supplies after the base date shall include proof of price to the bidder from the bidder’s source of supply.

 

Should the bidder's allocation of any item be materially reduced by the bidders source of supply, the bidder may

reduce proportionately the quantity of such item to be delivered in accordance with this bid.

 

The City may withdraw or reduce the quantity of any item or terminate or reduce the scope of the contract:-

 

(a) If the unit cost of any item covered by these escalator provisions is increased more than 10% above the base price, or

 

(b) If, because of an increase in the unit cost of one or more items covered by these

escalator provisions, the total estimated cost of the contract is increased more than 5% above the base price.

 

CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

The City of Reading reserves the right to extend the contract for up to a three (3) month period at the terms set forth in the contract.

 

QUALITY STANDARD

 

All materials furnished under this contract shall conform to all requirements of Pennsylvania Department of Highways Form 408, latest edition.

 

COMPARISON OF BIDS

 

Bids submitted are "Unit Price" bids. The quantities of the various items are based on estimates of anticipated use during the ensuing year. The quantities are approximate and are included as a basis for determining the successful bid, and are not to be construed as binding on the contract or to establish any liability against the City of Reading. Bids received will be compared as to prices, upon the basis of the aggregate of Item 1 through 4 of each bid. The City reserves the right to increase, diminish or to omit entirely any of the quantities of Items given in the attached Bid Sheet.

 

UNBALANCED BID

 

Unbalanced bids will be subject to rejection.

 

EXECUTION OF CONTRACT

 

The successful Bidder shall, within ten (10) calendar days after mailing of contract documents by the City to the Principal, enter into contract with the City on form as included within the bidding documents for the appropriate bonds, indemnities and insurance’s required hereunder.

 

The contract, when executed, shall be deemed to include the entire agreement between the parties; the Contractor shall not base any claim for modification of the contract upon any prior representation or promise made by the representatives or the City, or other persons.

 

All attachments are considered as part of this document. METHOD OF PAYMENT

All City of Reading disbursement requests on this contract shall be based and computed on invoices submitted by the General Contractor or approved representative (Construction Manager) on a monthly basis for actual work done according to the contract specifications and City codes and approved by a City official or person representing a City official (Architect or Engineer).

 

The City shall have the right to withhold disbursement funds if in the City's opinion construction work for which payment has been requested is of poor workmanship, contrary to any applicable codes and contract specifications, violation of appropriate paperwork requirements that are not up to date and approved for this billing period, General Contractor fails to comply with this Agreement, or for other conditions or circumstances which the City deems not to be in the best interest of the public.

 

ACCESSS TO ACCOUNTING RECORDS

 

The contractor shall certify that all materials, equipment, and labor charged to the City are accounted for and shall keep such full and detailed accounts as may be necessary for proper financial management under this Agreement. The City or its representative shall be afforded access that all the Contractor’s records, books, correspondence, instructions, drawings, receipts, vouchers, memoranda, and similar data relating to this Contract, and the Contractor shall preserve all such records for a period of three (3) years, or for such longer period as may be required by law, after the final payment.

 

ASSIGNMENT OF REFUND RIGHTS

 

The City is not subject to federal, state, or local sales or use tax or federal excise tax. Contractor hereby assigns to City all of its rights, title, and interest in any sales or use tax which may be refunded as a result of the purchase of any materials purchased in connection with the Contract and Contractor, unless directed by the City, shall not file a claim for any sales or use tax refund subject to this assignment. Contractor authorizes the City, in its own name or the name of the Contractor, to file a claim for a refund of any sales or use tax subject to this assignment.

 

CONTRACTS WITH SUBCONTRACTORS

 

The Contractor agrees to include the above references paragraphs in any contract with subcontractors. CONTRACTOR SHALL NOT BE IN ARREARS

The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any and all bids from any person whose City work heretofore has proven unsatisfactory or dilatory, or who is in arrears to the City of Reading, upon debt or contract, or who is, or has been a defaulter as principal, surety, or otherwise to the said City of Reading.

 

CONTRACT TERMINATION

 

The City shall have the right to terminate a contract or a part thereof before the work is completed in the event:

 

  1. Previous unknown circumstances arise making it desirable in the public interest to void the contract.

     

  2. The contractor is not adequately complying with the specifications.

     

  3. The contractor refuses, neglects, or fails to supply properly trained or skilled supervisory personal and/or workers or proper equipment.

     

  4. The contractor in the judgment of the City is unnecessarily or willfully delaying the performance and completion or the work.

     

  5. The contractor refuses to proceed with work when and as directed by the City.

     

  6. The contractor abandons the work.

Contractors who have questions concerning various aspects of this Contract should contact the following persons: Juanita Komoro

Purchasing Assistant

815 Washington Street, Room 2-45

Reading, PA 19601-3690

(610) 655-6427 – FAX

Juanita.komoro@yahoo.com

DOCUMENTS TO

BE SUBMITTED

WITH BID

 

BID ITEMS

 

CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS DIVISION

 

Bid Proposal Form

 

 

Proposal of

 

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                                                                (name)

 

 

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                                                                (address)

 

TO: Mayor Wally Scott City of Reading

815 Washington Street

Reading, PA 19601

 

Dear Mayor Scott:

In conformity with City Plans and specifications, all as prepared by the City Department of Public Works and after an examination of the site of the work, and the Contract Documents, including the instructions to Bidders, Form of Proposal, Bid Bond and Conditions, the undersigned submits this proposal, and encloses herewith as proposal guaranty, a Certified or Treasurer's Check, or Bid Bond, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid herein submitted, which it is understood will be forfeited if this proposal is accepted by the City of Reading, and the undersigned fails to furnish approved bonds and execute the contract within the time stipulated; otherwise, the guarantee will be returned.

 

The undersigned declares that no member of Council, Department or Division Manager, deputy thereof or clerk therein, or other officer of the City of Reading, is directly or indirectly interested as principal, surety of otherwise in this proposal or in this proposal or has supervision or overall responsibility for the implementation of administration of the contract.

 

It is certified that the undersigned is the only person(s) interested in this proposal as principal and that the proposal is made without collusion with any person, firm, or corporation.

 

It is hereby agreed to execute the contract and furnish surety company bonds, on the forms enclosed in the Contract Documents, in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days of mailing of the contract documents from the City to the Principal, and to begin work within five (5) days after receipt of Notice to Proceed from the City of Reading.

 

It is proposed to furnish and deliver all materials, tools, equipment, power, tests and transportation, perform all labor, superintendence, and all means of construction, and do all incidental work, and to execute, construct and finish in an expeditious and workman-like manner, in accordance with the plans and specifications, to the satisfaction and acceptance of the Department of Public Works of the City of Reading and its Engineer, the Reading EMS Building for the total sum as herein bid:

 

 

___________________________________________________DOLLARS

(written)

 

($ )_____________________________

(figures)

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this proposal has been executed this ______day of_______ , A.D. 20 . by the setting hereunto of his or its hand and seal.

 

FOR INDIVIDUAL:

                                                                                                                                               ________________________________________(Seal)

 

FOR CORPORATION:

 

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(Name of Corporation)

 

By:

 

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(Official Title)

 

Attest:

 

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(Secretary or Asst. Secretary)

 

For Partnership:

 

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(Name of Partnership)

 

By:

 

_________________________________(Seal)

 

__________________________________(Seal)

 

 

FORM OF BID BOND BOND

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we, the undersigned________________________ ,

as                   Principal                             (the "Principal"),                              and

 

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____________a corporation organized and existing under laws of the _____________of

 

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____________- as   Surety     (the "Surety"),      are   held   and     firmly      bound     unto

   

imageas Obliee (the

 

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"Obligee"), as hereinafter set forth, in the full and just sum of__________Dollars ($______), lawful

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money of the United States of America, for the payment of which sum we bind ourselves, our heirs, administrators, executors, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

WITNESSETH THAT:

 

WHEREAS, the Principal herewith is submitting a Proposal to the Obligee to Reading EMS Building, pursuant to plans, specifications and other documents constituting the Contract Documents which are incorporated into said Proposal by reference (the "Contract Documents"), as prepared by the Department of Public Works, City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601.

 

WHEREAS, it is a condition of the receipt and consideration by the Obligee of said Proposal that it shall be accompanied by proposal guaranty to be held by the Obligee on terms hereinafter set forth.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the condition of this Bond shall be such that, if the Principal, within ten (10) days after mailing of contract document by the City to Principal, shall furnish to the Obligee a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond and, upon award of a contract to him by he Obligee, shall execute and deliver the Agreement and furnish to the Obligee proper evidence of effectiveness of insurance coverage, respectively within the time, in the forms and in the amounts, as appropriate, required by the Contract Documents, then this Bond shall be void, otherwise, this Bond shall remain in full force and effect.

 

The Principal and the Surety agree to pay to the Obligee the difference between the amount of said Proposal, as accepted by the Obligee, and any higher amount for which the required work shall be contracted for by the Obligee, together with any additional advertising costs, architect's fees, legal fees and any all other fees and expenses incurred by the Obligee by reason of the failure of the Principal to enter into such Agreement with the obligee, or to furnish such Contract Bonds, or to furnish evidence of effectiveness of such insurance coverage; Provided, however, that (1) the obligation of the Surety shall not exceed the stated principal amount of this Bond; and (2) if the Obligee should not procure an executed contract with any other person for the performance of the work contemplated in said Proposal, as accepted by the Obligee, upon the same terms and conditions, other than price, as provided in the Contract Documents, within the period provided in the Contract Documents during which no proposals of bidders may be withdrawn, whether because of the lack of other proposals, or because of the inability or refusal of any other bidder to enter into an appropriate contract, or because the cost under any higher proposal would be greater than the Obligee shall determine, in its sole discretion, that it can afford, then the Principal and the Surety agree to pay to the Obligee the full amount of this Bond as liquidated damages.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Principal and the Surety cause this Bond to be signed, sealed and delivered this

day of , 20 .

 

(Individual Principal)

 

(Seal) Signature of Individual

 

Witness:

 

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Trading and Doing Business as:

 

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(Partnership Principal)

 

(Seal) (Name of Partnership)

 

Witness: By:

 

(Seal)

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(Partner)

Witness: By:

 

(Seal)

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(Partner)

 

Witness: By:

 

(Seal)

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(Partner)

 

Witness: By:

 

(Seal)

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(Partner)

 

 

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(Corporation Principal)

 

Attest:

 

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Name of Corporation

 

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(Asst. Secretary)

 

(CORPORATE SEAL)

 

By: (Vice) President

 

or (if appropriate)

 

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By:

(Name of Corporation)

 

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Witness:

Authorized Representative

 

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  • Attach appropriate proof, dated as of the same date as the Bond, evidencing authority to execute in behalf of the corporation.

Signed

 

 

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Title

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this day of , 20

 

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(Title)

 

My commission expires:

 

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(Corporation Surety)

 

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(Name of Corporation)

 

 

Witness:

 

** By:

Attorney-in-fact

 

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(Corporate Seal)

 

**Attach an appropriate power of attorney, dated as of the same date as the affidavit, evidencing the authority of the Attorney-In-Fact to act in behalf of the corporation.

 

NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT INSTRUCTIONS FOR NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT

 

  1. This Non-Collusion Affidavit is material to any contract pursuant to this bid. According to the Pennsylvania Antibid-Rigging Act, 73 P.S. 1611 et seq., governmental agencies may require Non- Collusion Affidavits to be submitted together with bids.

     

  2. This Non-Collusion affidavit must be executed by the member, officer, or employee of the bidder who is authorized to legally bind the bidder.

     

  3. Bid rigging and other efforts to restrain competition, and the making of false sworn statements in connection with the submission of bids are unlawful and may be subject to criminal prosecution. The person who signs the Affidavit should examine it carefully before signing and assure himself or herself that each statement is true and accurate, making diligent inquiry, as necessary, of all other persons employed by or associated with the bidder with responsibilities for the preparation, approval, or submission of the bid.

     

  4. In the case of a bid submitted by a joint venture, each party to the venture must be identified in the bid documents, and an Affidavit must be submitted separately on behalf of each party.

     

  5. The term "complementary bid" as used in the Affidavit has the meaning commonly associated with that term in the bidding process, and includes the knowing submission of bids higher than the bid of another firm, any intentionally high or noncompetitive bid, and any form of bid submitted for the purpose of giving a false appearance of competition.

     

  6. Failure to file an Affidavit in compliance with these instructions will result in disqualification of the bid.

    NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT OF PRIME BIDDER

     

     

    State of

     

    County of

     

    , being first duly sworn, deposes and says that:

     

    1. He/She is (Owner, Partner, Officer, Representative or Agent)

       

      of , the Bidder that has submitted the attached Bid or Bids;

       

    2. He/She is fully informer respecting the preparation and contents of the attached Bid and all pertinent circumstances respecting such Bid;

       

    3. Such Bid is genuine and is not a collusive or sham Bid;

       

    4. Neither the said Bidder nor any of its officers; partners, owners, agents representatives, employees or parties in interest, including this affiant, has in any way colluded, conspired, connived or agreed, directly or indirectly, with any other Bidder, firm or person to submit a collusive or sham Bid in connection with the Contract for which the attached Bid has been submitted or to refrain from bidding in connection with such Contract, or has in any manner, directly or indirectly, sought by agreement or collusion or communication of conference with any other Bidder, firm or person to fix the price or prices in the attached Bid or of any other Bidder, or to fix any overheld, profit or cost element of the Bid price or the Bid price of any other Bidder, or to secure through any collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful agreement any advantage against the City of Reading or any person interested in the proposed Contract;

       

    5. The price or prices quoted in the attached Bid are fair and proper and are not tainted by any collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful agreement on the part of the Bidder or any of its agents, representatives, owners, employees, or parties in interest, including this affiant; and,

       

    6. Neither the said Bidder nor any of its officers, partners, owners, agents or parties in interest, have any interest, present or prospective, that can be reasonably construed to result in a conflict of interest between them and the City of Reading, which the Bidder will be required to perform.

 

I state that understands

(Name of Firm)

and

 

acknowledges that the above representations are material and important, and will be relied on by the City of Reading in awarding the contract(s) for which this bid is submitted. I understand and my firm understands that any misstatement in this affidavit is and shall be treated as fraudulent concealment from the City of Reading of the true facts relating to the submission of bids for this contract.

 

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(Name and Company Position)

 

 

SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME THIS DAY OF , 20

 

 

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Notary Public

 

My Commission Expires

 

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

 

C O N T R A C T

 

NOTE; this contract is not to be filled in until contract is awarded.

 

THIS AGREEMENT, made and concluded this day of , in the year two

thousand and

by and between the City of Reading, a municipal corporation of the Commonwealth of

Pennsylvania, located in the County of Berks, said Commonwealth, party of the first part, and

, Contractor, party of the second part, pursuant to law and to the provisions and requirements of the ordinance of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

WITNESSETH, that the parties to these presents, each in consideration of the agreements on the part of the other herein contained, have agreed, and hereby do agree, the party of the first part for itself, its successors and assign, and the party of the second part for itself, himself, or themselves, its successors, or his or their executors and administrators as follows:

 

PARTS OF CONTRACT. Notice to Contractors; Bid Instructions; Documents to be Submitted with Bid; Contract Documents; shall each form a part of the Contract.

 

CONTRACT NO.

CONTRACT

 

THE CONTRACT SUM. The City shall pay the Contractor for the performance of the Contract, subject to additions and deductions provided therein, in current funds as follows:

 

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(state here the lump sum amount, unit prices, or both as desired in individual cases.)

 

Where the quantities originally contemplated are so changed that application of the agreed unit price to the quantity of work performed is shown to create a hardship to the Owner or the Contractor, there shall be an equitable adjustment of the Contract to prevent such hardship.

 

LIENS. Neither the final payment nor any part of the retained percentage shall become due until the Contractor, if required, shall deliver to the City a complete release of all liens arising out of this Contract, or receipts in full in lien thereof, and, if required in either case, an affidavit that so far as he has knowledge or information the release and receipts include all the labor and material for which a lien could be filed. If any lien remains unsatisfied after all payments are made, the Contractor shall refund to the City all monies that the latter may be compelled to pay in discharging such a lien, including all costs and a reasonable attorney's fee.

 

BASIS OF CONTRACT. This contract is founded on

 

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CONTRACT NO.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said City of Reading has caused this Agreement to be executed by its Mayor, and its corporate seal to be hereunto affixed, duly attested by its City Clerk, and the party of the second part.

 

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the day and year first above written.

 

CITY OF READING

 

 

ATTEST:

BY:

Mayor

 

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City Clerk

 

Signed and Sealed in the Presence of

 

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CONTRACTOR

 

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PRESIDENT

 

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SECRETARY

 

 

CONTRACT NO.

PERFORMANCE BOND

 

Know all men by these presents that we,

herein after called the Principal, and

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, hereinafter called the SURETY, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Pennsylvania are held and firmly bound unto the City of Reading, hereinafter called

the OBLIGEE, as hereinafter set forth, in the full and just sum of

Dollars & 00/100

($ ), lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment of which sum we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

 

WITNESSETH THAT:

 

WHEREAS, the PRINCIPAL heretofore submitted to the OBLIGEE a certain proposal, dated , 20 , to perform the WORK for the OBLIGEE, in connection with the

 

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WHEREAS, the OBLIGEE is a "contracting body" under provisions of the Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, approved by the Governor on December 20, 1967, known and cited as the "Public Works Contractors Bond Law of 1967", PL 869 (the Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Act, in Section 3(a), requires that, before an award shall be made to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL, the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, with this Bond to become binding upon the award of the CONTRACT to the PRINCIPAL by the OBLIGEE in accordance with the PROPOSAL; and

 

WHEREAS, it also is a condition of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS that this BOND shall be furnished by the PRINCIPAL to the OBLIGEE; and

 

WHEREAS, under the CONTRACTOR DOCUMENTS, it is provided, inter alia, that if the PRINCIPAL shall furnish this BOND to the OBLIGEE, and if the OBLIGEE shall make an award to the PRINCIPAL in accordance with the PROPOSAL, then the PRINCIPAL and the OBLIGEE shall enter into a CONTRACT with respect to performance of the WORK, the form of which CONTRACT is set forth in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the terms and conditions of this BOND are and shall be that if the PRINCIPAL and any SUBCONTRACTOR of the PRINCIPAL to whom any portion of the WORK shall be subcontracted, and if all assignees of the PRINCIPAL and of any such SUBCONTRACTOR, promptly shall pay or shall cause to be paid, in full, all money which may be due any claimant supplying labor or materials in the prosecution and performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, including any amendment, extension or addition to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, for material furnished or labor supplied or labor performed, then this BOND shall be void; otherwise, this BOND shall be and shall remain in force and effect.

 

This BOND, is executed and delivered under and subject to the Act, to which reference hereby is made.

 

The PRINCIPAL and the SURETY agree that any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the WORK to be performed in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, and/or any alterations, changes and/or additions to the CONTRACT, and/or any giving by the OBLIGEE of any extensions of time for the performance of the WORK in accordance with the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, shall not release, in any manner whatsoever, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY, or

either of them, or their heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, from liability and obligations under this BOND; and the SURETY, for value received, does waive notice of any such alterations, changes, additions, extensions of time, act of forebearance and/or reduction of retained percentage.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the PRINCIPAL and the SURETY cause this bond to be signed, sealed and delivered this day of , 20 .

 

(INDIVIDUAL PRINCIPAL)

 

(SEAL)

(Signature of Individual)

 

Witness:

 

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Trading And Doing Business As:

 

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(Partnership Principal)

 

 

Witness:

 

(Seal) (Name of Partnership)

 

By: (Seal)

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(Partner)

 

By: (Seal)

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(Partner)

 

By: (Seal)

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(Partner)

 

By: (Seal)

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(Partner)

 

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(Corporation Principal)

 

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Name of Corporation

 

By: (Officer or Authorized Representative)

 

 

Attest:

 

By:

Title:

 

Title:

 

(Corporate Seal) Witness:

/s/

 

 

* Attach appropriate proof, dated as of the same date as the BOND evidencing authority to execute in behalf of the Corporation.

 

(Corporation SURETY)

 

(Corporate Seal)

 

 

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(Name of Corporation)

 

 

Witness:

 

**By:

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Asst. Secretary Attorney-in-Fact

 

** Attach an appropriate Power of Attorney, dated as of the same date as the BOND, evidencing the authority of the Attorney-in-Fact to act in behalf of the Corporation.

STIPULATION AGAINST LIENS

 

WHEREAS, , hereinafter called the CONTRACTOR, has entered into a CONTRACT, dated , 20 , with hereinafter called the CITY, to the Reading EMS Building as set forth in the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the said parties, as part of the said CONTRACT, and for the consideration therein set forth, that neither the undersigned CONTRACTOR, any SUBCONTRACTOR or material man, nor any other person furnishing labor or materials to the said CONTRACTOR under this CONTRACT shall file a lien, commonly called a mechanic's lien, for WORK done or materials furnished for the above contract.

 

This stipulation is made and shall be filed with the Berks County Prothonotary within ten (10) days after execution, in accordance with the requirements of Section 1402 of the Mechanics Lien Law of 1963 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in such case provided.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused the signature of their proper officers to be affixed thereto on this day of , 20 .

 

(SEAL)

 

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(CITY OF READING)

 

ATTEST: By:

 

Title:

 

By: By:

 

Title:

Title:

 

(SEAL)

 

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(CONTRACTOR)

 

ATTEST: By:

 

Title:

 

By:

By:

 

Title:

Title:

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT & HOLD HARMLESS

 

 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS:

 

WHEREAS, the undersigned has entered into a contract with the CITY OF READING, dated , 20 , providing for the Reading EMS Building for the City of Reading, Pennsylvania.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the award of said contract to the undersigned, , as well as in further consideration of the sum of ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) in hand paid to the said by the City of

Reading, receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said

agrees to indemnify and save

harmless the CITY OF READING, its officers, agents, servants, and employees against any and all loss, damage, costs and expenses which the said CITY may hereafter suffer, incur, be put to or pay by reason of any bodily injury (including death) or damage to property arising out of any act or omission in performance of the work undertaken under the aforesaid contract.

 

EXECUTED this day of , 20 .

 

BY:

 

Title:

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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(Title)

NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

 

 

The undersigned hereby certifies that it shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. The undersigned shall take affirmative action to insure that applicants employment are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

 

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BIDDER

 

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TITLE