Invitation to Bids for Elevator Modernization at Mount Carmel Borough Building

The Mount Carmel Borough will receive sealed bids, one (1) original and two (2) copies, for Elevator Modernization, at 50 West Third Street, Mount Carmel, PA until 10:00 AM prevailing time on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 50 West Third Street, Mount Carmel, PA 18751, at which time and place, all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids shall be addressed to: Mr. Ed Cuff, Borough Manager

Elevator Modernization including related mechanical and electrical construction.

Complete digital project bidding documents are available at You may download the digital plan documents for $25.00 by inputting Quest project #8169541 on the website’s Project Search page. Please contact at 952.233.1632 or for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is available for a nonrefundable price of $50.00 per set plus shipping and handling, via prepayment and providing Bidder’s Federal Express or UPS Account Numbers. Please make your check payable to Quad Three Group, Inc., 37 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Contact Diane Molenda at 570.829.4200, Ext. 331.

All bids shall be enclosed in envelopes (inner and outer) both of which shall be sealed and clearly labeled with the words "SEALED BIDS FOR CONTRACT AND NAME; ELEVATOR MODERNIZATION - MOUNT CARMEL BOROUGH BUILDING”, and the name and Prime Contract Number bid on, name of bidder and date and time of bid opening, in order to guard against premature opening of the bid. Facsimile bids will not be accepted or considered.

Cut-off date for issuing Bidding and Contract Documents shall be Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM.

A certified check or bank draft payable to the order of Mount Carmel Borough, 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. The Bidder shall include the fully completed Non-Collusion Affidavit with the bid.

In addition to the Equal Employment requirements of Executive Order 11246 regarding discrimination, the CONTRACTOR must establish a 6.9% goal for female participation and a 1% goal for minority participation in his/her aggregate on-site construction workforce for contracts in excess of $10,000.

The Mount Carmel Borough is utilizing federal funds for this project, and Northumberland County has adopted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) plan in accordance with Executive Orders 11625, 12138, and 12432 and a Section 3 Action Plan in accordance with Title 24 Part 75 Code of Federal Regulations. As such, the bidders/offerors must submit documentary evidence of minority and women business enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made. Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the bid.

Moreover, the CONTRACTOR shall strive to meet the MBE goal of 5% and the WBE goal of 3% for contracts of $25,000 or more. For projects which the amount of HUD or CDBG funding exceeds $200,000 the CONTRACTOR must attempt to meet the minimum numerical goals of which 25% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Section 3 workers, per 24 CFR Part 75.19; and 5% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Targeted Section 3 workers, as defined in 24 CFR Part 75.21. Mount Carmel Borough, in accordance with Northumberland County’s Section 3 Action Plan, may provide a bid preference to a bidder who is a Section 3 business concern. MBE/WBE and Section 3 business concerns shall be afforded full opportunity to bid without discrimination. Davis-Bacon and Related Acts apply to this Project.

Bids may be held by the Mount Carmel Borough for up to 60 days from the date of opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders prior to awarding the contract. The Mount Carmel Borough reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities, or to negotiate contract amounts.

Pre-Bid Conference: A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:00 AM at project site, 50 West Third Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851.

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