Bids advertised for new PSAP / Emergency Operations Center on 9/15/2014

posted Sep 15, 2014, 7:51 AM by Brian Melcer   [ updated Sep 15, 2014, 7:56 AM ]
The County of Lawrence, Pennsylvania will receive sealed proposals for THE PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY, 1451 County Line Rd., New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, for the following Prime Contracts:

Contract No                Type of Contract                                                     

           14005.000-01                General Construction

           14005.000-02                Plumbing/Fire Suppression Construction

           14005.000-03                HVAC Construction

14005.000-04                Electrical Construction


Bids will be accepted no later than 3:00 pm, local prevailing time, Monday, October 13,  2014,  at the Office of the Controller, Lawrence County Government offices, 430 Court Street, New Castle, PA 16101, Attention James Gagliano, Jr, County Administrator.  Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10am, Local prevailing time, Tuesday, October 14th   in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Government Center 430 Court Street, New Castle, PA 16101.  All interested parties are invited to attend.

Prime Bidders may obtain one set of Bidding Documents as follows:

·         MAIL a deposit check in the amount of $300.00 payable to LAWRENCE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA to Printscape Imaging and Graphics, 700 Vista Park Drive #7, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Write “14005 Public Safety Facility” in the Memo line, and include a request on company letterhead that includes your firm name, contact person’s name, email address, UPS shipping address (no PO Box numbers), phone and fax numbers.

·         Fax to 724 652 0751 a copy of deposit check and written request (email address required).

·         Bidding Documents will be shipped postage paid upon receipt of faxed request.

Additional sets, or partial sets, of Bidding Documents can be purchased directly from Printscape 412-788-0640.

Deposit will be returned provided Bidding Documents are returned to Printscape within ten calendar days of bidding date, in good usable condition, and a Bona Fide Bid is received by the Lawrence County, otherwise deposit will be forfeited.  DO NOT RETURN DRAWINGS TO ARCHITECT


In addition, Bidding Documents may be reviewed beginning at the Office of Eckles Architecture and Engineering, 301 North Mercer Street, New Castle, Pennsylvania  16101, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM; or by contacting the following:


EN-SER Reprographic

3707 Market Street

Youngstown, Ohio  44507

330 788 6564

Construction Bulletin

Box 60, 4178 Market Street

Youngstown, Ohio  44512


Erie Construction Council

1102 Chestnut Street

Erie PA  16512-0394 

814 456-5528 


Pittsburgh Builders Exchange

1813 North Franklin Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15233

412 922 4200


Eckles Architecture and Engineering

by appointment

724 652 5507


McGraw-Hill Dodge

3315 Central Avenue

Hot Springs, AZ  71913

609 426-5550


Each bid must be accompanied by a proposal guaranty, a certified check, bank cashier's check, trust company treasurer's check, bid bond on the form provided and furnished by the Owner, or other form of security permitted by applicable law, in an amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total of the Base Bid made payable to or indemnifying the Lawrence County. In addition, submit the following with each bid: Non-Collusion Affidavit, Qualification Questionnaire, and a Certificate of Authority (if applicable).

Notice is given that the Project for which construction bids are being solicited hereby is a Project constituting public works in Pennsylvania and is subject to applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act, Act of August 15, 1961, P.L. 987, as amended and supplemented, and appropriate prevailing minimum wage rates as promulgated under provisions of said Act must be paid by Contractors in connection with performance of the necessary work.


Corporations seeking to bid and organized under the laws of a state other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must secure the appropriate certificates and authorizations permitting them to conduct business within the Commonwealth.


Owner reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids or part thereof or items therein and to waive any informality in the bidding.


Prime Bidders will be required to REGISTER to receive notification of Addenda and project information updates, and to obtain access privileges to the DFS Project Website.  Registration as a Prime Bidder is automatic upon payment of required deposit, and a request on Bidder’s letterhead.  Notification of addenda and updates will be via e-mail. Addenda, questions and responses and other update information will be posted to the DFS Project Folder at


Scheduled Site Visits:  Bidders are responsible to visit the site to examine the location and existing conditions of the project, and are advised to do so on their own time during bidding.  A PRE-BID CONFERENCE is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2014.  Bidding documents will not be available at the pre-bid conference.  The meeting will be located at the Lawrence County Government offices, 430 Court Street, New Castle, PA 16101. The meeting will begin promptly at 2:00 PM in the Gettings Annex – Lawrence County Government Center.


Questions pertaining to the content of the Bidding Documents shall be directed to Mark Scheller, Eckles Architecture & Engineering by fax at 724-652-0751, or by email at  using the Pre-Bid RFI.   Phone calls will not be accepted and the use of the Pre-Bid RFI form is mandatory.


            By order of                               Lawrence County Commissioners

                                                            Daniel Vogler, Chairman

                                                            Steve Craig

                                                            Robert Del Signore

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