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Invitation to Bid for Electrical Contractors for 3003 N Front Street Renovations Project

Capital Region Water will receive sealed bids online for the ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT 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, Monday, August 17, 2020.  The bids will be publicly opened at that time and released via PennBid.

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


The following contracts were previously bid, and are not included in this solicitation:

  • GENERAL CONSTRUCTION (previously bid)
  • MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION (previously bid)

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

During the bid period, the existing building will be available for visitation by contractors and subcontractors during the following times:

                9:00 am – 11:00am on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

2:00 pm – 4:00pm on Wednesday, August 12, 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 4:00 pm, on Wednesday August 12, 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  Bids may be held by the Owner and not withdrawn by the contractor for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days after the date the bids are opened.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.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality in the Bids or to reject any or all bids, and to accept any Bid which is deemed most favorable to the Owner, at the time and under the circumstances stipulated.  The Owner reserves the right to modify the Contract Documents and re-bid the project, if necessary, to meet Owner’s budgetary requirements or to enter into negotiations with any bidder.

The work in this project shall be paid for in accordance with the Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act (Act No. 442).  Rate determinations are in the project manual.  Capital Region is an equal opportunity employer. Refer to the nondiscrimination clause bound with the project manual as page ND-1.  WBE/MBE/DBE participation is required at the minimum thresholds stated in the contract documents.

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.