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NOTICE TO BIDDERS Mount Carmel Borough, 137 West 4th Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851, is soliciting bids for Renovations for New Mount Carmel Borough Building located at 50 West 3rd Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851. Bids will be received for the following prime contract(s): General Construction which shall include Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Construction. The owner will receive bids until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Mount Carmel Borough, located at 137 West 4th Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851, Attention: Mr. Ed Fagley, Councilman. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. All bids will be opened publicly shortly thereafter. All bids shall be enclosed in envelopes (inner and outer) both of which shall be sealed and clearly labeled with the words “SEALED BIDS FOR CONTRACT AND NAME; RENOVATIONS FOR NEW MOUNT CARMEL BOROUGH BUILDING, and the name and Prime Contract Number bid on, name of bidder and date and time of bid opening, in order to guard against premature opening of the bid. Facsimile bids will not be accepted or considered. Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.questcdn.com. You may download the digital plan documents for $100.00 by inputting Quest project #7613242 on the websites Project Search page. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952.233.1632 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in free membership registration, downloading and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is available for a nonrefundable price of $200.00 per set plus shipping and handling, via prepayment and providing Bidders Federal Express or UPS Account Numbers. Please make your check payable to Quad Three Group, Inc., 37 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Contact Diane Molenda at 570.829.4200, Ext. 331. Cut-off date for issuing Bidding and Contract Documents shall be Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 3 p.m. All bids shall remain firm for sixty (60) days following opening of bids. Each contractor and each sub-contractor shall be licensed in the community where the work will occur. The Contract will be written to retain 10% for each request for payment. When the Contract is 50% completed, no further retainage will be withheld, but no retainage previously withheld will be returned to the Contractor. All retainage withheld during the first 50% of the work will be held until completion. However, the Architect must approve the Application for Payment. The Contractor must be making satisfactory progress and there must be no specific cause for greater withholding. The Owner-Contractor Agreement will be the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, AIA Document A101, 2017 edition. The Owner requires that all Bids shall comply with the bidding requirements specified in the Instructions To Bidders. The Owner may, at its discretion waive informalities in Bids, but is not obligated to do so, nor does it represent that it will do so. The Owner also reserves the right to reject any and all Bids. Under no circumstances will the Owner waive any informality which, by such waiver, would give one Bidder a substantial advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all other Bidders. Bonding companies for Performance and Payment Bonds must be listed in the U.S. Treasury Circular No. 570. A Bid Bond made payable to the Mount Carmel Borough in the amount of 10% of each Base Bid shall accompany each bid, executed by the Contractor and a surety company licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as a guarantee that, if the bid is accepted, the bidder shall execute the proposed contract and shall furnish and pay for a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the Contract Price as security for the performance of the Contract and payment of all costs thereof, upon execution of Contract. If, after fifteen (15) days the bidder shall fail to execute said Contract and Bond, the Bid Bond shall be forfeited to the Owner as liquidated damages. The successful Bidder will be required to file a Stipulation Against Mechanic’s Liens prior to commencing work. Bidders will be permitted to access the site by appointment only. Contact the Owners Representative listed in the Project Manual to make an appointment. Pre-Bid Conference: A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 9 a.m. at project site, 50 West 3rd Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851.