NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR LIGHT DUTY TOWING SERVICES

NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR LIGHT DUTY TOWING SERVICES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF WARMINSTER

Sealed bids addressed to Gregg Schuster, Township Manager, Township of Warminster, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, for Light Duty Towing Services for a period of one (1) years commencing January 1, 2019, within the Township of Warminster, will be received by the Township Manager’s office until 2:00 p.m. on November 29, 2018. No bid will be accepted after such date and time, and any bids received after such date and time will be returned unopened to the bidder. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Public Meeting Room of the Warminster Township Building, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, at 2:00 p.m. on November 29, 2018.

All bidders must attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting, at the Warminster Township Public Meeting Room, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, on November 1, 2018, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Failure to attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting will render a bidder ineligible to submit a bid proposal pursuant to these specifications. Questions on the bid package are to be submitted in writing to the Township no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 to receive response from the Township.

Each bid must be made on the “Proposal Bid Form” and signed by a person authorized to make the proposal and bid. Each bid must be accompanied by the requisite bid bond or certified check, Affirmative Action Affidavit, Surety Bid Letter, Bidder’s Questionnaire, and Authorization Resolution and other required documents as set forth in the enclosed “Specifications for Light Duty Towing Services”.

Bidders are required to bid on a one (1) year contract with an option to extend the contract for one (1) year (which extension is unilateral, and may be exercised by the Township in the sole discretion of the Board of Supervisors of Warminster Township).

The bid bond or certified check must be payable to the Township of Warminster in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the highest total possible bid amount including option years to guarantee that in the event the bid is accepted and the contract awarded to the bidder, the contract will be duly executed and a performance bond and insurance will be provided to the Township. Bid Bonds must set forth a specific dollar amount and be signed by a Pennsylvania licensed resident agent.

The award of the bid is contingent on the action of the Warminster Township Board of Supervisors to amend the Township Code to allow a single light duty towing contractor to serve the Township. If awarded, the contract will be awarded within 30 days following the date the bids are publicly opened and read. Once bids are opened, no bid may be withdrawn except in compliance with the Bid Withdrawal Act (73 P.S. of 1601 et seq.).

Detailed information, Proposal Bid Form, “Specifications for Light Duty Towing Services”, Affidavits, Questionnaire, and other information may be obtained from the Township Manager’s Office, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, at a cost of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per copy, or may be obtained free of charge by visiting clicking here – http://bit.ly/2yqhGgd.

The right is reserved by the Township of Warminster to waive any informality in a bid or to reject any and all bids when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the Township. Warminster Township solicits your bid in accordance with the aforesaid documents and their terms and conditions contained herein attached hereto and made a part hereof.

Gregg Schuster, Township Manager
Warminster Township