Contractors & Consultants

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3003 N Front Street Renovations Project for Multiple Prime Contracts

Capital Region Water will receive sealed bids online for the 3003 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA Renovation Project. Sealed bids may be submitted and updated online via the PennBid Program until 2:00 P.M. local time, Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Capital Region Water Offices, 212 Locust Street, Suite 500, Harrisburg, PA 17101 at that time.

This project will be bid to multiple prime contracts, including the following:

All Bid Documents and solicitation details are available at no cost at PennBid –, available no later than July 3, 2020. Click on the “Solicitations” then “View” tabs. Please note the awarded bidder is responsible for a fee to PennBid.

Prebid Conference: A voluntary Prebid Conference will be conducted at the project site at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

During the bid period, the existing building will be available for visitation by contractors and subcontractors during the following times:
– 9:00 am – 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
– 9:00 am – 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

During the bidding period, please submit all questions and substitution requests via the Questions tab. Do not call or email the architect or owner. Substitution requests will only be accepted during the bidding period, subject to the requirements outlined in the contract documents. Optional material substitution requests will not be considered after the date and time stated below or during the construction phase. Questions and substitution requests will not be accepted after 12:00 Noon on Tuesday July 28, 2020.

Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond or a certified check in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the bid in the form and subject to the conditions provided in the Instruction to Bidders. Bids may be held by the Owner and not withdrawn by the contractor for a
period not to exceed sixty (60) days after the date the bids are opened.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds covering the faithful performance of the Contract and payment of obligations arising thereunder in the amount of 100% of the Contract on the specified Bond Forms included in the Contract Documents. A Waiver of Lien with each Application for Payment is required.

Website Redesign Project

Capital Region Water is requesting proposals for the professional services and expertise from a qualified firm or project team to redesign/rebuild the current website: CRW desires to provide the community with an intuitive, functional, user-friendly, and attractive website. Qualified firms must be equipped to integrate additional features that may be needed or new technologies that may be developed in the future. CRW will assume the ongoing maintenance of the website.

Click here for official Request for Proposal

For proposal submittal or questions, please email : Rebecca Laufer, CRW External Affairs Manager

Business Diversity Program

Capital Region Water’s Business Diversity Program ensures that minority, women, and disadvantaged business enterprises have an equal opportunity to participate in all project related construction contracts.  Learn more here.

Street/Sidewalk Cut Permits

Beginning January 1, 2017, Capital Region Water is the point of contact for Street/Sidewalk Cut Permits in the City of Harrisburg when excavating for water or sewer pipe repairs. If you are excavating streets or sidewalks in the City of Harrisburg for water or sewer pipe repairs, you need to obtain a Street/Sidewalk Cut Permit through Capital Region Water.

Apply for Street/Sidewalk Cut Permit here.

Work is not permitted to begin until an approved Street/Sidewalk Cut Permit is issued.


Rules and Regulations

The Rules and Regulations for the Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater System are adopted by Capital Region Water’s Board to ensure the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the facilities and infrastructure necessary to serve Ratepayers. For Online Request Forms, click here.

Financial Reports

More detailed financial reports including rate studies, audited financial statements, and consulting engineering reports can be found here.