The Finance Manager oversees the purchasing activities of the Township. The Purchasing Department administers the centralized procurement of goods and non-professional services and is charged with the responsibility of securing quality products and services consistent with the effective and efficient operation of the Township’s departments at the lowest possible cost.
This is accomplished through competitive purchasing practices consisting of publicly advertised “Invitations to Bid” and formal or informal quotations. Current statutory requirements mandate public offerings for all purchases over $20,100.
For additional information, contact the Purchasing Office at 610-398-0401 or visit us at the Municipal Complex. Business hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
South Whitehall Township is currently seeking bids and or quotations as listed below. Bids are advertised in a local publication as required by law and are due no later than the date and time indicated in the advertisement. Click on the bid or quotation below to obtain the Notice to Bidders. Should you require a copy of the bid specifications, please download the packet from the Pennbid website at www.ebidexchange.com/pennbid.
CURRENT AVAILABLE BIDS:
BID #2018-04: VALLEY ROAD BRIDGE BEAM REPLACEMENT/ABUTMENT REPAIR
A mandatory pre-bid site visit will need to be scheduled with the South Whitehall Township Public Works Department by calling Jeffry D. Clapper @ 610-398-0401 x 280. This visit is mandatory for a bid to be considered.
Sealed online bids will be accepted via the PennBid Program until 10:00 a.m., local time, on September 6, 2018.
On September 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., South Whitehall Township will receive the sealed bids and open them online, with results being made public via PennBid. Online sealed bids shall be submitted by way of the PennBid Program. Paper bids will not be accepted. All documents and solicitation details are available online at no cost except to successful bidder at PennBid – www.ebidexchange.com/pennbid.
Bidders assume responsibility that their Bid is received prior to the designated bid opening time and date.
Bids must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, with a corporate surety authorized to do business in Pennsylvania in accordance with the project specifications in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total bid amount. Payment and Performance Bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract shall be furnished by the successful bidder as detailed in the Instructions to Bidders. All Bids shall be effective for sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the Bid opening.
This project is subject to the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and the prevailing wage rates are incorporated in the bid documents. Attention is called to the fact that no less than the minimum salaries and wages set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid, and that the employees are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Any questions related to this bid solicitation should be submitted using the “QUESTIONS” feature within PennBid no later than five (5) days prior to the bid opening.
South Whitehall Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and to accept either in whole or in part, any one bid or combination of bids and to accept the bid which it determines in its best interests. The Township also reserves the right to waive or permit the curing of any informalities or irregularities in a bid as permitted by law.
Lenore M. Horos