Forward Township was established in 1854 out of territory embraced in the original townships of Connoquenessing and Middlesex. The Township is named after the Honorable Walter Forward who was a judge in Allegheny County, PA., a member of the 17th U.S. Congress and also the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1841 to 1843.

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Owner:                                                                                 Engineer:
FORWARD TOWNSHIP                                                      GANNETT FLEMING, INC.
207 Ash Stop Road                                                     554 South Erie Street
Evans City, PA  16033                                                  Mercer, PA  16137

SEALED Bids will be received by the OWNER at the Owner’s office, until 3:30 p.m., prevailing time, February 9, 2021.  The Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 7:00 p.m. thereafter the same day at the same place.

Bids received after the stated time will be returned unopened.

The Project consists of the removal of the existing culvert, excavating, filling and regrading the roadway, installation of a new aluminum structure furnished by the Owner and incidental work.

Bidding documents may be obtained only from the Issuing Office at Gannett Fleming, Inc. by contacting Mr. Thomas L. Thompson at (724) 269.5168.  Bidders purchasing Bidding Documents will receive an electronic file containing the documents.  The documents require Adobe® Reader®. 

Each Bid shall be accompanied by a certified check on a solvent bank or a Bid Bond in an amount not less than 10 percent of the Bid total, payable to the Owner in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Direct all questions pertaining to securing Bidding Documents, the Bidder’s list, technical Specifications, legal documents, and submitting Bids to Mr. Tom Thompson at Gannett Fleming, Inc., Telephone:  724.269.5168.

Laws and regulations applicable to this Contract include the following:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania “Steel Products Procurement Act” – Act No. 3 of l978 as amended

Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act (Act of 1961, P.L. 987, No. 442). 

Section 306 of the Clean Air Act (42 USC 1401), Section 508 of the Clean Water Act (33 USC 1368), Executive Order 11738

Energy Policy and Conservation Act (P.L. 94-163)

Executive Order 11246, entitled “Equal Employment Opportunity,” as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR Part 60)

Restrictions on Lobbying (Section 319, Public Law 101-121 (31 U.S.C. 1352))

Endangered Species Act

Bidders are subject to all applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania wage laws, and bids shall be prepared accordingly.  The applicable wage predetermination is included in the Project Manual.

All contractors on this Project are required to ensure that employees and applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, marital status or national origins; and, that the statutes and regulations of federal and state law regarding non-discrimination are met.

The Owner reserves the right, at its option, to waive as an informality any, defects, errors, or omissions in any or all Bids; and to reject any or all Bids.

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Forward Township does not have zoning however, all changes to properties in Forward Township which may include such things as building, fences, driveways, etc., please contact the Township office to determine if a permit is needed.