SECTION 001116 – INVITATION TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Berwick will receive sealed bids online via the PennBid Program
(www.PennBid.net) until 10:00 AM, prevailing time on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at which time and
place, all bids will be publicly opened and read out loud for the Blight Property Demolition Projects, Berwick,
PA. The work includes but is not limited to all labor, materials, tools, oversight and permits required to
demolish the following properties in their entirety and to provide certified licensed asbestos abatement
- 243 Iron Street, Berwick, PA 18603
- 345 S. Mercer Street, Berwick, PA 18603
- 534 W. Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 (Prevailing Wage Only)
- 604-606 Maple Street, Berwick, PA 18603
- 608-610 Maple Street, Berwick, PA 18603
- 1140 Ferris Avenue, Berwick, PA 18603
- 1335-1337 Ferris Avenue, Berwick, PA 18603
All bidding documents will be available online at no cost at www.PennBid.net beginning at 12:00 PM on
Thursday, August 25, 2022. Paper reproductions will also be available at Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. located
at 8 W. Broad Street, Suite 1100, Hazleton, PA 18201 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM with a
refundable deposit of $25.00. The requirement for submitting a sealed paper bid is: one (1) original and two (2)
copies clearly labeled with the words “Blight Property Demolition Projects, Berwick, PA.”
The Borough of Berwick will be utilizing federal funds for this project. It is required that all bids must also be
submitted on the specified forms as provided by SEDA-COG (Council of Governments) in addition to the
standard specification forms provided herein.
Bids must be accompanied by a bid bond with a corporate surety authorized to do business in Pennsylvania, in
accordance with the project specifications in the amount of 10% of the total bid amount. A Performance Bond
in the amount of 100% of the contract shall be furnished by the successful bidder as detailed in the Instructions
to Bidders. Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage rates will apply to 534 W. Front Street only.
Immediately following the due date and time, all bids received through PennBid along with any submitted paper
bids, will be opened in person and read out loud at City Hall, 1800 N. Market Street, Berwick, PA 18603. An
abstract of the bids received will be available to bidders on PennBid following the date and time that bids are
due as indicated above.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at the Borough of Berwick
building. All bidders are encouraged to attend. Questions may be submitted through PennBid’s “Clarifications
(From Vendors)” tab on or before 4:00 PM, Wednesday, September 7, 2022, or via telephone/fax for business
that do not have access to email capabilities).
A certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Borough of Berwick, or a satisfactory Bid Bond
executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety in an amount of 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. A Payment Bond will also be required 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.