Bids

Cussewago Township Center Road Culvert Bid

Cussewago Township seeks bids from qualified entities to replace a culvert under Center Road.

Sealed hard copy bids are due at the Cussewago Township building located at 23748 N. Mosiertown Road, Saegertown, PA 16433 by 6:45 PM, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Proposals will be opened and read at 7:00 PM. The time and place of bid awarding is to be announced at the bid opening.

Construction Bid

Document Name Date Published
Construction Bid Package – Cussewago Township August 21, 2019
Addendum 1 August 30, 2019
Questions
Date: September 4, 2019
1. Q:
Is the bid required to be bid as prevailing wage?
A:Yes this project is subject to prevailing wage requirements as outlined in the bid documents

Date:
September 5, 2019
2. Q: Does the township supply all materials except for the asphalt and rip rap? In particular, the bedding for the pipe, the 2A under the asphalt, bank run gravel inside the pipe etc.
A: The township will supply all materials except the asphalt and rip rap.

Date:
September 5, 2019
3. Q: For township supplied materials, will the contractor be required to go get these, or will the township deliver them to the site? If the contractor must get any of these, what is the location and how will they be loaded? 
A:
Township to deliver supplied materials to the site.

Date:
September 5, 2019
4. Q: What is the size and number of trucks that will be made available to contractor by the Township for material coming in? Same question for material going out?
A: Township to make 2 tandem dump trucks available each with 15 cu yd capacity. The township has access to additional trucks if required. Most of the material will be staged at the township building around 1mile from the site and will be provided as needed to the contractor.

Date:
September 5, 2019
5. Q: Is one lane required to be open at all times, or can the road be closed?
A: The road will be closed for the culvert replacement.

Date:
September 5, 2019
6. Q:
Is there a time limit for keeping the road closed? 
A:
The road should be closed less than 5 days.

Date:
September 5, 2019
7. Q: Who is responsible for traffic control, e.g. road closing, detour signs? If the contractor is responsible what is the sequence for control?
A: The township will provide road closure and detour signage.
The contractor will erect and maintain a physical barrier at the access to the site from either direction.

Date:
September 5, 2019
8. Q: Does the AASHTO 1B pipe bedding and AASHTO #1 haunch fill material extend the full length under the pipe and the end sections?
A: The AASHTO 1B pipe bedding and AASHTO #1 haunch fill materials extend the entire length underneath the pipe, the end sections are to be located on a firm and stable base.

Date:
September 5, 2019
9. Q: What is the width and the depth of the AASHTO #1 haunch fill material?
A: Width of the excavation is to be a minimum of 3 feet beyond the pipe width on both sides of the pipe. Minimum width of trench equals 112″ + 72″ = 184″. The depth of the excavation and compacted fill under haunches is dependent on stability of base material and is to be determined by engineer once excavation to pipe depth has been completed by contractor.

Date:
September 5, 2019
10. Q: If the contractor cannot salvage and reuse the current guard rail, can they substitute a different used one, or must it then be replaced with a new one?
A: If the current guard rail cannot be salvaged and re-used it is to be replaced with a guard rail that is equivalent or better condition than the existing guard rail and has an equivalent barrier strength.

Date:
September 5, 2019
11. Q: Barn Stone Headwall: Is contractor required to remove the stone in its entirety, or can they remove only what they deem to be necessary?
A: Stones on the West side of the stream may remain in place if it does not interfere with removal and replacement of the culvert.

Date:
September 5, 2019
12. Q: Barn Stone Headwall:  Is contractor required to assist the Township in the loading of removed stone, or will Township do all of the loading themselves?
A: The contractor is to load the stones onto township equipment.

Date:
September 5, 2019
13. Q: Pavement Cut & Paving:  Is there a target length specified, or can contractor cut & pave as they deem necessary?
A: The contractor shall cut the pavement in order to allow sufficient room to remove the existing culvert and install the new culvert.

Date:
September 5, 2019
14. Q: Is there an Engineers Estimate for the Center Rd Culvert Replacement project?
A: There is not an Engineers Estimate available for this project.

Pipe Supply Bid

Document Name  Date Published
Pipe Supply Bid Package – Cussewago Township August 21, 2019
Addendum 1 August 30, 2019
Addendum 2 September 3, 2019
Question Answer
Who is responsible for unloading the pipe, end sections, and connections? Upon delivery to the site by the supplier, the contractor will be responsible for unloading and storage or placement of the culvert materials at the site.
What portion of the end section is required to be reinforced? The top rim of the end section is to be reinforced, but the 8″ toe plate extension does not require reinforcement.