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INVITATION TO BID DRYWALL CEILING REPAIRS CONTRACT NO. 21-1 The Schuylkill County Housing Authority will receive sealed bids for emergency work to be performed at the Schuylkill Haven Family Housing PA-16-13. This project is funded by the Capital Fund Program. The work generally includes the proper jacking and support of existing gypsum drywall ceilings located throughout the housing unit’s first and second floors and the furnishing and installation of new routed, painted, wood batten strips, to secure the existing gypsum drywall ceiling to existing sub-structure and miscellaneous other work items depicted and described in the Contract Documents, complete and ready for use and in compliance with the latest codes and regulations. Bidders are hereby notified that this project is subject to the Davis Bacon Federal Prevailing Wage Rate regulations and Contractors will be required to pay the prevailing wage as indicated within the schedules. Bidders are notified that the housing units are occupied and will likely be so during the duration of the project. As such, COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures will need to be adhered too. This work will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health recommendations and guidance, as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, prepared by the Contractor, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training. A pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 3:30 P.M., local prevailing time, at the project site along Fritz Reed Avenue, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. All bidders are urged to attend the conference. Representatives of the Housing Authority and Levkulic Associates will be in attendance. COVID-19 safety procedures and protocols will be followed and enforced. Bids will be received until 11:00 A.M., local prevailing time, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the office of the Schuylkill County Housing Authority, 245 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with the Contract Name clearly written on the envelope. All requests for Bid Documents must be in writing, with the following information contained thereon: 1) Specific Bid Document(s) requested (Contract Name, Description, etc.), 2) Bidders name, complete street address and contact person, 3) Bidders telephone number, fax number and e-mail address. Payment of a non-refundable service fee, in check or credit card form in the amount of thirty dollars ($30.00), payable to Levkulic Associates, is required for each set of digital bidding documents. Only complete bid packages will be issued by the Design Professional. Bid packages will only be issued in digital format. Plans, specifications and bidding documents may be examined and secured at the office of the Design Professional. The Design Professional of record is Levkulic Associates, Union Street Station, 101 East Union Street, Pottsville, PA 17901, Telephone: (570) 628-2887. Plans may also be requested on-line at Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record with the Design Professional as having obtained the Contract Documents from the Design Professional. A bid may not be modified, withdrawn, or canceled by the bidder for sixty (60) days after the time designated for receipt of bids. Bid security in the amount of 10% of the bid price shall be submitted with the bid. Bid security shall be in one of the following forms only: Certified check (drawn on a bank authorized to conduct business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), or bid bond. The surety must be on the latest approved U.S. Treasury List, Circular 570. The bidder will be required to submit a Certificate of Surety with the bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Labor and Material Payment Bond and each shall be in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. A one-year Maintenance Bond shall also be required. Cost of bonds to be included in the base bid. The Schuylkill County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All prospective Bidders are informed that the work covered in this Invitation to Bid is subject to the requirements of Section 3 (24 CFR Part 135). All Bidders must submit a Section 3 Plan as a part of their bid submission or their bid submission(s) may be considered non-responsive. Each Bidder shall also comply with the following Equal Opportunity requirements: 1. Notice of Requirements for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity (Executive Order 11246) 42 CFT 70.42 (d) including the goals and timetable for women (6.9%) as set forth in Appendix “A”. 2. Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications (Executive Order 11246 41 CFT 60-4.3). 3. Equal Opportunity Clauses (41 CFT 60.1.4(a) and (b)). 4. Section 3 Clauses (24 CFR Part 135.38). The Bid is for a Public Works Contract and the Bidder is subject to the provisions, duties, obligations and penalties of the Public Works Employment Verification Act, 43 P.S. 167.1-167.11. The Schuylkill County Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any technicalities and informalities in the bid for the best interest of the Housing Authority, and to consider the competency and responsibility of the Bidders in awarding the contract. Thomas F. Hale, Executive Director Schuylkill County Housing Authority


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