Purchasing & Bids

The Director of Finance 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 $20,600.

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, if instructed in the Notice To Bidders, otherwise



 South Whitehall Township is soliciting pricing for the following:




Copies of proposal documents may be obtained from the Township website www.southwhitehall.com, starting immediately, or at the South Whitehall Township Municipal Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sealed proposals will be accepted until 10:00 a.m., on September 19, 2019.  Proposals should be submitted to Donna Zackeru, Purchasing Agent, at the South Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 4444 Walbert Ave, Allentown, PA 18104

South Whitehall Township reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to accept the proposal which it determines in its best interests.


Stephen Carr

Township Secretary





BID# 2019-06

Sealed bids to furnish Residential Municipal Solid Waste Collection, Disposal, and Recycling Services from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022 (or December 31, 2024 if five (5) year option selected by the Township), will be received until 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, by South Whitehall Township in the office of the Township Manager, 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Copies of the Bid Documents and complete specifications may be obtained from the office of South Whitehall Township beginning immediately between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The fee to obtain one copy of the Bid Documents shall be Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per the Township’s fee schedule.  All bids shall be tendered on the forms provided by the Township in a sealed envelope bearing the bidder’s name and address and shall be marked “Bids for Residential Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Collection, Disposal, and Recycling Services.”

Each bid must be accompanied by either a cashier’s check or bid bond, payable to the Township, in the amount of ten (10%) percent of the highest sum of the “Total Prices” bid amount set forth in the bid for 2020-2022 inclusive (or 2020-2024 inclusive if a Bidder submits a bid for the five (5) year optional term), as more fully set forth in the Instructions to Bidders and on the Price Sheet. Said amount shall guarantee that in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, such party will execute the contract in good faith.  Checks or bonds will be returned to all bidders within ten (10) days after the contract is executed by the successful bidder.  Attorneys-in-fact who sign bid bonds must file with each bond a certified and currently dated copy of their power of attorney which effectively provides the necessary legal authority to execute all such documents.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Non-Collusion and all other documents as specified in the Instruction to Bidders.

The successful Contractor shall comply with the requirements of the Non-Discrimination Clause of the Contract.

The Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township reserves the right to waive any irregularities in any bid, and to reject any and all bids and to accept the bid which is in the best interest of South Whitehall Township, as more fully set forth in the Instructions to Bidders. Following the opening of the bids, no bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days.

Renee Bickel

Township Manager

South Whitehall Township