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CAPITAL REGION WATER will receive Sealed Bids for construction of the
2021 Sewer System Improvements Project
, in accordance with the Contract Documents until 10:00 AM, prevailing time on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at which time the Bids received will be opened online through the PennBid Program. Bid results will be posted for the public review on the PennBid Program.

The Work for this Project generally includes, but is not limited to, approximately 12,580 linear feet of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining of 8 thru 36-inch diameter sewer main; removal of 108 intruding laterals; CIPP lining lateral reinstatement of 444 sewer laterals; 69 linear feet of geopolymer lining of 36-inch diameter sewer main; installation of 3,400 linear feet of 8 through 48-inch diameter sewer main and associated appurtenances; replacement of 29 sewer manholes; installation of 21 sewer manholes; abandonment of eight (8) sewer manholes; rehabilitation of 34 sewer manholes; replacement of 100 storm sewer inlets; replacement of three (3) storm sewer inlet tops; repointing of three (3) existing brick storm sewer inlets; installation of three (3) ADA ramps; restoration; and all other work identified in the Contract Documents. The Work is geographically located at multiple sites within the City of Harrisburg. The Work includes all materials, equipment, labor, necessary apparatuses, and other miscellaneous labor and materials as contemplated by the Contract Documents.

All documents and solicitation details are available at no cost at the PennBid website. To access this solicitation, go to and click on the PennBid link on the right-hand side of the website under

Active Bid Site.
Then click the Solicitations tab and either Keyword search for the project or scroll down under the
column to
Capital Region Water
and under the
column to
2021 Sewer System Improvements Project
and click on the View link. For assistance, a PennBid Representative can be reached at (717) 488-0035. Bidders can utilize the PennBid Program without any initial or recurring costs. A fee of 0.25% of the bid total, capped at $5,000, is assessed only to the bidders who are awarded the project.

Notice is hereby given that Capital Region Water has adopted the Minority Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan to ensure that minority, women and other disadvantaged business enterprises have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in all project related construction contracts. Following the submission of DBE documentation in compliance with EPA Regulations regarding initial solicitations, it is the intent of Capital Region Water to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of contracts, to create a level playing field on which minority, women, veteran, service-disabled-veteran, and LGBT-owned business enterprises can compete fairly for Capital Region Water contracts and subcontracts, to help remove barriers to the participation of minority, women, veteran, service-disabled veteran, and LGBT-owned business enterprises and to assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of this program. CRW will establish minimum participation levels (MPLs) for the MBEs, WBEs and other DBEs on a project-by-project basis.

Notice is given that the project for which construction bids are being solicited hereby is a project constituting public works. The Contract Documents specify Davis Bacon wage rate requirements for the Project and are attached to the Bidding Documents. The wage rates will also be posted in a conspicuous location, visible to all of the contractors’ employees.

Each Bid shall be accompanied by a certified check or Bid Bond payable to

in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total Bid Price in accordance with the provisions in the Instructions to Bidders. Capital Region Water reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive any defects, errors, omissions, irregularities, or informalities in a bid or the bid procedure, and to accept any Bid deemed to be favorable to its interests.

A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00AM. The pre-bid meeting will be conducted via audio-video conference. Anyone interested in participating in the pre-bid meeting should contact Mr. Caleb Krauter at to receive meeting participation instructions. Representatives of Capital Region Water and their Engineer will participate in the meeting to discuss the Project.

By: David Stewart, P.E., BCEE, Director of Engineering


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