NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR
COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISPOSAL OF
RESIDENTIAL SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING
IN THE TOWNSHIP OF WARMINSTER
Sealed bids addressed to Gregg Schuster, Township Manager, Township of Warminster, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, for the collection, transportation, and disposal of household solid waste, yard waste and recyclable materials, for a period of five (5) 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 October 25, 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 October 25, 2018.
All bidders must attend a mandatory pre-bid meeting, at the Warminster Township Public Meeting Room, 401 Gibson Avenue, Warminster, PA 18974, on October 5, 2018, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Failure to attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting will render a bidder ineligible to submit a bid proposal pursuant to these specifications.
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 Residential Solid Waste Collection, Recycling, and Disposal.”
Bidders are required to bid on a five (5) consecutive year contract with an option to extend the contract for up to two (2) years (which extensions are unilateral, and may be exercised by the Township in the sole discretion of the Board of Supervisors of Warminster Township) for once per week and twice per week collection and disposal of solid waste from January through December, as well as the once per week collection of recyclable materials at curbside. All recycled materials shall be disposed of at a single stream recyclable processing facility. The bid shall also include the once per week collection of special yard waste collection, from the first full week in April through the second full week in December. All yard waste shall be disposed at PA DEP permitted composting facility.
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.
If awarded, the contract will be awarded within 60 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 Residential Solid Waste Collection”, 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 the Township website at www.warminsterpa.org.
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.