INVITATION TO BIDDERS: Lackawanna River Heritage Trail Carbondale Riverwalk Spur













Separate sealed proposals for general contracting services will be received by The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA) until 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Lackawanna River Heritage Trail: Carbondale Riverwalk Spur

Work shall include, but is not limited to furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary for completing the following scope of work: specified clearing, excavation, and demolition; rough and finish grading; construction of asphalt trail and trail head; installation of drainage structures, BMPs and E&S controls; topsoil placement and seeding for lawns and site restoration; signage; plantings; and other work associated with this trail project.  PA Prevailing Wage Rates apply to this Project.

Contract Documents, including Construction Drawings and a Project Manual with General Conditions, Technical Specifications, and Bid Submission Forms may be obtained at contractor’s expense from Steamtown Blueprint & Copy Center, 308 Penn Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, PH: (570) 961-1315. Contract documents will be available beginning Thursday, April 11, 2019 between the hours of 9AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday. Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record as having obtained contract documents.

A pre-bid conference will be held at the site at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 18, 2019 (Meet at Holt Lumber 231 Belmont Street, Carbondale, PA, 18407).  

Bidders’ proposals must be accompanied by certified check, certified bank treasurer’s check, bank cashier’s check or bid bond in the form provided in the Bid Package. A satisfactory corporate surety shall provide security in an amount equal to 10% of the base bid.  The surety shall name as payee or obligee, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Performance, Labor and Materials, and Maintenance Bonds in the amount of 100% of the Base Bid and any selected Add-Alternate Bids must be furnished within ten days of the award on companies licensed to do business in Pennsylvania. All bonds must be secured.

All Bids shall be submitted on the forms furnished, in sealed envelopes, clearly marked “Lackawanna River Heritage Trail: Carbondale Riverwalk Spur” and addressed to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, 213 Railroad Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. The Contract shall be awarded to the lowest, responsible bidder; however, LHVA reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part of any bid and to waive any or all irregularities, mistakes, omissions or informalities relative thereto.

LHVA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age disability or familial status in employment of the provision of services.

Bidders are invited to have a representative present at the time of bid opening. All bids shall be considered binding and shall not be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the bid opening date without the consent of LHVA. Notice that this project is subject to Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Rates.

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