• LEGAL NOTICE Request for Propo...

LEGAL NOTICE Request for Proposals The Centre County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the Department of Planning and Community Development invites qualified contractors to submit sealed Proposals for the design and installation of solar photovoltaic array. Proposal documents may be obtained beginning on December 10, 2018, during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST, from the Centre County Commissioners' Office located in the Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked "Proposal Design/Build of Solar Photovoltaic Array" to the Centre County Controller, Attention: Chuck Witmer, Willowbank Office Building, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Interested contractors must submit One (1) original, six (6) hard copies, and one (1) electronic copy (PDF format on a CD or USB Flash Drive). Proposals must be accompanied by a certified/cashier's check of Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal amount, made payable to Centre County Government. Telephone, e-mail, and/or facsimile Proposals will not be accepted. Deadline for receipt of Proposals is 4:00 PM EST on Friday, January 25, 2019. Proposals submitted after the 4:00 PM deadline will not be accepted or considered and will be returned to the Contractor unopened. An optional Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held at the Centre County Correctional Facility, 700 Rishel Hill Road, Bellefonte, PA at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 2. Contractors who are interested in submitting a Proposal are encouraged to attend. A site walk at the facility will follow the Pre-Proposal Meeting. All Proposals shall be irrevocable for six (6) months after the Proposal opening date. Proposers understand that the County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive any or all irregularities or technicalities, and the right to award the proposal in the best interest of the County. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Design and installation of a ground mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating system at the Centre County Correctional Facility (CCCF). The County desires to offset or reduce grid electricity use/electricity bills at the CCCF. The successful contractor shall provide a performance and payment bond for the full dollar amount within five (5) business days from the day of the request by the County or on the date a contract is entered into with the County, whichever shall first occur. Notice is hereby given that this project is a project constituting public works and is subject to applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act of October 27, 1955, P.L. 744 and the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act No. 442 of August 14, 1961, as amended on August 9, 1963. The County of Centre is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that selects contractors without consideration of race, religion, color, ethnic background, sex, age or handicapped status. Minority-owned businesses are encouraged to submit Proposals. Proposals will be opened publicly on January 29, 2019 at the Board of Commissioners' Meeting in Room 146 of the Willowbank Office Building, Bellefonte, PA at 10:00 AM EST. No award of the contract will be made at the opening. The successful contractor will be expected to enter into a contract with the County, incorporating the RFP terms and the winning Proposal response, as well as other terms and conditions acceptable to the County. CENTRE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: Margaret N. Gray, Administrator