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INVITATION TO BIDDERS Separate sealed proposals for

INVITATION TO BIDDERS Separate sealed proposals for general contracting services will be received by The Rail Trail Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RTC) until 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. D&H Rail Trail: Northern Section – Stevens Point Trailhead to Brandt 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 trail and trail head; installation of drainage structures, BMP’s and E&S controls; topsoil placement and seeding for lawns and site restoration; signage; plantings; and other work associated with this trail project. Contract Documents, including Construction Drawings and a Project Manual with General Conditions, Technical Specifications, and Bid Submission Forms may be obtained digitally by contacting Thomas J. McLane and Associates, Paul Bechtel, at pbechtel@mclaneassociates. com. Contract documents will be available beginning Monday, June 7, 2021. 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 on-site at Stevens Point, SR-1009 and Rockwell Road (41.959938, -75.527413), at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 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 Rail Trail Council. 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 “Stevens Point Trailhead to Brandt” and addressed to Lynn Conrad, Executive Director. The Contract shall be awarded to the lowest, most responsible bidder; however, RTC 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. RTC 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. This project does not have a D.B.E. (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) requirement. However, the Contractor must prove that he/ she made a “Good Faith Effort” to include a DBE firm as stated in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in rejection of bid. 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 RTC. Notice that this project is subject to Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Rates. Submitted by: Lynn Conrad, Executive Director Rail Trail Council of NEPA


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