Mount Carmel Township Locust Gap I&I Project Notification

Mount Carmel Township will receive sealed bids, one (1) original and two (2) copies, for the Locust Gap I&I Project, at the Municipal Building until 3:00PM prevailing time on October 31st, 2022 at 300 Laurel Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851, at which time and place, all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The work included cleaning and televising of approximately 1.5 miles of sewer lines in order to investigate potential I&I areas for future restoration/replacement. Root cutting, bypass pumping, and traffic control to be supplied as required.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the office of the Engineer; KPI Technology, 200 South 2nd Street, Sunbury, PA (570-286-3176) for a non-refundable fee of $30.00 or examined free of charge at the office of the Engineer. 

A certified check or bank draft payable to the order of Mount Carmel Township 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. 

Mount Carmel Township 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. Northumberland County, in accordance with its 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 Mount Carmel Township 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 Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities, or to negotiate contract amounts.

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