NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County of Venango will receive proposals for Contract 2017-01 until 11:00 AM on October 13, 2017. The proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at 11:00 AM the same day on October 13, 2017 at the Venango Regional Airport 1560 Airport Road, Franklin, PA 16323.

Contract 2017-01 includes: Rehabilitate Perimeter Fence.

The drawings, specifications and other contract documents are on file and open to the public for inspection during normal business hours at the office of the Venango Regional Airport, 1560 Airport Road, Franklin, PA 16323. The prospective Bidder is encouraged to contact Bill Buchna for review of documents at (814) 432-5333 for information on where the documents are located within their office and any special procedures for accessing the documents. These documents are also available for review at the office of the ENGINEER, CDI - Infrastructure, LLC dba L. R. Kimball (814) 472-7700. Contract documents, proposal forms and drawings may be obtained from the ENGINEER, upon deposit of $ 75.00 per set, this amount is non-refundable. All inquiries should be directed to the attention of Vince DeCario, PE at (814) 472-7700 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting for Contract 2017-01 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Airport Conference Room at the Venango Regional Airport.

Bids shall be prepared and submitted on the prescribed forms in accordance with instructions contained in the Instructions to Bidders and General Provisions (Section 20) Divisions of the Project Manual. The County of Venango expressly reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the same. Each bidder must deposit with his/her proposal a bid security in an amount equal to at least 10% of the Base Bid. Said security shall be in the form and subject to the conditions given in Section 20 of the General Provisions. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within 120 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Successful bidders must enter into the Agreement and furnish a Contract Bond and evidence of required insurance with fifteen (15) days after notification acceptance of such proposals, all as more specifically required in the Contract Documents.

Wages as predetermined by the US Secretary of Labor and included in the specifications and contract documents and/or addenda thereto shall be used by the CONTRACTOR in paying labor in connection with the work under this contract. All work under this contract shall be subject to the regulations contained in Division 8 of the Project Manual

The County of Venango, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d 4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 26, Nondiscrimination in Federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The County of Venango is committed to assuring that small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and Economically Disadvantaged Individuals (DBE) are included in projects it sponsors. In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, a DBE Goal for this contract is set at 2.42%. All DBE firms used to meet this goal must be certified by the PA UCP. Certification as a DBE by the PA UCP is separate and distinct from other certification programs. The only source that should be used for verification of current eligibility of a DBE firm is the PA UCP website as Physical certification letters and/or expiration dates should not be requested from DBE firms. The County of Venango is committed to meeting this goal on all services provided, and the CONTRACTOR is expected to put every effort forward to meet the above DBE goal. Proposals must include the percentage involvement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises along with the names of the firms involved, and the completed certification.