The Sullivan County Commissioners will be accepting sealed bids for the Forksville Borough Community Park until 2:00 P.M. prevailing time on Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Sullivan County Courthouse (Attn: Chief Clerk), 245 Muncy Street, PO Box 157, Laporte, PA 16826. Sealed bids must consist of one (1) original and two (2) copies. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. There will not be a pre-bid meeting.

The Forksville Borough Community Park Project consists of construction of a pedestrian path of trail surface aggregate from the existing parking lot on Main Street to an existing pavilion. There is also the option to add an additional looped path to existing playground equipment.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from the following Interested parties are required to register on the website for the ability to view and/or acquire contract documents and technical specifications for this project. It is the responsibility of any person or organization interested in a hard copy of the Bidding Documents to pay a fee of $45.00 per construction document package (one project manual and one full-size set of plans). Contact Matthew Frick, Engineer, Larson Design Group, 1000 Commerce Park Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701; 570-323-6603 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday with any questions pertaining to access and use of the website or obtaining hard copies for the stated fee.

A certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Sullivan County Commissioners, or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the Bid, shall be submitted with each bid. The Bidder shall include the fully completed Non-Collusion Affidavit with the bid.

In addition to the Equal Employment requirements of Executive Order 11246 regarding discrimination, the CONTRACTOR must establish a 6.9% goal for female participation and a 1% goal for minority participation in his/her aggregate on-site construction workforce for contracts in excess of $10,000.

The Sullivan County Commissioners are utilizing federal funds for this project, and Sullivan County has adopted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) plan in accordance with Executive Orders 11625, 12138, and 12432 and a Section 3 Action Plan in accordance with Title 24 Part 75 Code of Federal Regulations. As such, the bidders/offerors must submit documentary evidence of minority and women business enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made. Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the bid.

Moreover, the CONTRACTOR shall strive to meet the MBE goal of 5% and the WBE goal of 3% for contracts of $25,000 or more. For projects which the amount of HUD or CDBG funding exceeds $200,000 the CONTRACTOR must attempt to meet the minimum numerical goals of which 25% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Section 3 workers, per 24 CFR Part 75.19; and 5% or more of the total number of labor hours worked by all workers on a Section 3 project are Targeted Section 3 workers, as defined in 24 CFR Part 75.21. Sullivan County, in accordance with its Section 3 Action Plan, may provide a bid preference to a bidder who is a Section 3 business concern. MBE/WBE and Section 3 business concerns shall be afforded full opportunity to bid without discrimination. Davis-Bacon and Related Acts apply to this Project.

Bids may be held by the Sullivan County Commissioners for up to 60 days from the date of opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders prior to awarding the contract. The Sullivan County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities, or to negotiate contract amounts.

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