Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District

Jail

Jail

The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.

Belmont

Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Planning Bids, RFP's and Public Notices

 

INVITATION FOR BID

Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the County of Armstrong on behalf of the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority at the Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201, at 9 AM. EST or EDT as applicable on July 28, 2021 for the following project:  Sagamore Water Treatment Plant Sanitary Water Discharge Project – Contract Number 21-1.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:30 AM on July 28, 2021 at 1373 State Route 1042, NuMine, PA 16244, when the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority will convene for a public meeting for the purpose of opening and awarding bids.

The Sagamore Water Treatment Plant Sanitary Water Discharge Project will reroute waste water discharge to a sewage treatment system about 200± LF from the water plant. The completion of this project will eliminate the backwash pond and prevent water from discharging into the nearby stream, complying with DEP mandates and NPDES limits. The project will include 350± LF of 6" sewer pipe; eight 6" clean outs; interior piping connections; exterior piping connections; stone backfill; two 4000 gallon capacity concrete tanks; closure and abandonment of backwash pond; related appurtenances; and restoration.  

Bid Documents including plans and specifications for the project, may be examined at the Bankson Engineers, Inc. office located at Suite 200, 267 Blue Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.  Bid Documents will be made available, via email, for the nonrefundable fee of $20.00 per set, by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc., office telephone 412-767-5100, for the nonrefundable fee of $75.00 per set.  Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those plan holders whose name and address are on record at Bankson Engineers, Inc. as having obtained the Bidding Documents. Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Bankson Engineers, Inc. will be considered.

The Bid Proposal must be a paper copy, with an original signature, submitted in an envelope along with the original bid security and all other required documentation, all as described in the Instructions to Bidders. Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the County of Armstrong OBO the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority.  No faxed Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong OBO the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids. 

Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters.  The bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid.  The County of Armstrong does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, or use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals in the provision, admission, employment, or access to any services and programs. 


Donald K. Myers
Chairman
Armstrong County Board of Commissioners

 
 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
 

The City of Parker proposes to utilize a portion of its Community Development Block Grant funds for improvements to South Bluff Avenue.

The proposed scope for the South Bluff Avenue Road & Sidewalk Reconstruction & Storm Sewer Improvements Project includes street reconstruction, with 560± LF of grading, unpaved restoration, road widening, milling and overlay; the installation/replacement of 315± SY of sidewalks, with curb ramps, inlets and grates, 350± LF of pipe, 75± LF retaining wall, 200± LF concrete curbs; traffic control and engineering design, construction inspection and related appurtenances.

The City of Parker is seeking to retain an engineering firm to complete the engineering design and detailed plans and specifications related to the completion of the South Bluff Avenue Road & Sidewalk Reconstruction & Storm Sewer Improvements Project. In awarding a contract to complete engineering, design and inspection relating to the reconstruction and improvement of streets, sidewalk and storm sewers on South Bluff Avenue, the City of Parker will consider the completeness of the proposal; technical qualifications; previous experience on similar projects; the ability to complete the work within a designated timeframe; and the utilization of Section 3 contractors, subcontractors, businesses, and residents. Primary criterion, therefore, in selecting an offeror will be professional qualifications.  Award of a contract will be made to the proposer determined to be most technically qualified subject to negotiations of a fair and reasonable compensation for the services provided. At the Sole discretion of the City of Parker, the City may negotiate a contract amendment with the successful proposer within the next two (2) years for the engineering/ design and construction inspection for the Seward Street Road Reconstruction Project and/or the North Bluff Avenue Road & Sidewalk Reconstruction & Storm Sewer Reconstruction Project. A Pre-Design Conference will be held prior to commencing any engineering design.

Proposal documents shall be obtained at the offices of the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, where completed proposals will be received until 4:00 PM, August 5, 2021.

The City of Parker reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or to waive any informalities in the proposal process and may hold all proposals for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the date of proposal submission deadline.

This Project is financed (in part) by grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development.

DuWayne E. Amsler
Mayor
City of Parker

 
 
INVITATION FOR BID

Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the County of Armstrong on behalf of the City of Parker at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201 at 12:00 PM EST or EDT as applicable on July 19, 2021 for the City of Parker Business District Sidewalk Improvements Project and the Phillips Municipal Park Sidewalk Construction Project.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 5:00 PM on July 19 at the Parker Community Building, 204 Wayne Avenue, Parker, PA 16049.

The City of Parker Business District Sidewalk Improvements Project shall be the reconstruction/replacement of ADA compliant sidewalk along S.R. 268 from the public access restroom facility to Welter’s Country Market, including concrete curb replacement, replacement of two catch basins, pavement restoration, the possible installation of a small retaining wall, restoration and traffic control.

The Phillips Municipal Park Sidewalk Construction Project shall be the construction of new ADA compliant concrete sidewalk within Phillips Municipal Park linking the parking area to the ballfield dugouts, bleachers, concession stand, ADA curb ramps, a designated wheelchair seating area, and restoration.

Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from The EADS Group will be considered. Bid Documents including plans and specifications, may be examined at The EADS Group office located at 15392 Route 322, Clarion, PA 16214 where bid documents may be obtained by depositing $25 for each set of electronic bid documents and $75 for printed bid documents, with an additional $15 to cover any necessary postage.  All checks should be made payable to The EADS Group.  Each deposit is non-refundable.    Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record at The EADS Group as having obtained the Contract Documents.

Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the City of Parker. No faxed Bids will be accepted. The City of Parker reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.  Please note that the projects will be awarded in one contract based on the total overall bid.

Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters. The bidders must submit documentary evidence of minority and women business enterprises who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the bid. The County of Armstrong does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals in the provision, admission, employment, or access to any services and programs.  

DuWayne E. Amsler
Mayor
City of Parker

 
INVITATION FOR BID
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Armstrong at the office of the Armstrong County Controller, Administration Building, Attention Ms. Myra Miller, Suite 102, 450 East Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201until 8:30 A.M. EST or EDT as applicable on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 for the Phase V Belmont Complex Ice Rink Floor Replacement Project. All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 A.M. EST or EDT as applicable on May 5, 2021, at the public meeting of the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Conference Room at the address above.
 
PHASE V BELMONT COMPLEX ICE RINK FLOOR
REPLACEMENT PROJECT
Bid Documents are available for a non-refundable fee from Accu-Copy Reprographics, 302 Thompson Park Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 or (724) 935-7055. All persons requesting Bid Documents must complete a registration form. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons who have registered with Accu-Copy Reprographics.
A pre-bid meeting will be not be scheduled. Interested parties may access the site at the Belmont Complex, 415 Butler Road, Kittanning, PA 16201, by contacting Mr. Gary Montebell, Director, at 724-548-1067 x3050, during business hours.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, or certified check or cashier’s check, in favor of the County of Armstrong in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid. The County of Armstrong reserves the right to waive any informality in and to accept or reject any and all bids. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.
Pennsylvania Prevailing Wages as established will apply to this contract. The contract documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, the enacted project labor agreement, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE and WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses and related matters.

Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong


 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority, c/o Armstrong County Department of Planning & Development, ATTN: Kathy Heilman, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 12:00 P.M. as applicable, on August 14, 2020 for the Sugarcreek Township S.R.  268 Water Line Extension Project located in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 P.M. on August 14, 2020 at the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority, 710 Tarrtown Road, Adrian, PA  16210. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance may be limited and safety precautions established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) should be followed.
SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP S.R. 268 WATER LINE EXTENSION PROJECT
Contract Number 20-1
Bid Documents including plans and specifications for the project, may be examined at the Bankson Engineers, Inc. office located at Suite 200, 267 Blue Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.  Bid Documents will be made available, via email, for the nonrefundable fee of $20.00 per set, by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc., office telephone 412-767-5100, for the nonrefundable fee of $75.00 per set.  Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those plan holders whose name and address are on record at Bankson Engineers, Inc. as having obtained the Bidding Documents. Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Bankson Engineers, Inc. will be considered.
Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, or certified check or cashier’s check, in favor of the County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township in the amount of not less than ten percent of the total of the bid.  No faxes Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in and to accept or reject any and all bids.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.
Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters.  The Bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid.  The County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, and use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.

Donald K. Myers
Chairman
Armstrong County Board of Commissioners
 
 
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the County of Armstrong on behalf of Manor Township at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201 at 12:00 P.M. EST or EDT as applicable on June 25, 2020 for the Milo Way Reconstruction Project and the Quay Street Reconstruction Project.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 P.M. on June 25, 2020 at the Manor Township Municipal Building located at 306 Byron Street, McGrann, PA  16236.
The Milo Way Reconstruction Project shall be the street reconstruction that includes the 4" depth of milling, 19MM binder base repairs, 9.5MM fine wearing scratch course, paving fabric, 19MM binder (2.5" depth), 9.5MM wearing course (1.5" depth), traffic control and related appurtenances.
 
The Quay Street Reconstruction Project shall be the street reconstruction  that includes the 4" depth of milling, 19MM binder base repairs, 9.5MM fine wearing scratch course, paving fabric, 3 Type M inlets, 18" storm sewer pipe, 19MM binder (2.5" depth), 9.5MM wearing course (1.5" depth), required manhole riser rings and necessary valve boxes, traffic control and related appurtenances.
Bid Documents including plans and specifications, may be examined at the Senate Engineering Company office located at U-PARC, 420 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 where bid documents may be obtained by depositing $40 for each set.  All checks should be made payable to Senate Engineering Company.  Each deposit is non-refundable.   Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Senate Engineering Company will be considered.   Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record at Senate Engineering Company as having obtained the Contract Documents.
Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the County of Armstrong.  No faxed Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.  Please note that the projects will be awarded in one contract based on the total overall bid.
Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters  The Bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid.  The County of Armstrong does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.
 
Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Armstrong at the office of the Armstrong County Controller, Administration Building, Attention Ms. Myra Miller, Suite 102, 450 East Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 8:30 AM. E.D.T., on June 18, 2020 for the Armstrong County Court House Cupola Restoration Project and the Armstrong County Court House Restoration Work.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 AM. on June 18, 2020, at the public meeting of the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Conference Room at the address above.
ARMSTRONG COUNTY COURT HOUSE CUPOLA RESTORATION WORK AND THE ARMSTRONG COUNTY COURT HOUSE RESTORATION WORK
Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Accu-Copy will be considered.  Bid documents are available for a non-refundable fee from Accu-Copy Reprographics, 302 Thompson Park Drive, Cranberry Township, PA  16066 or (724) 935-7055. All persons requesting Bid Documents must complete a registration form. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons who have registered with Accu-Copy Reprographics.
A mandatory virtual pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 2, 2020. A site visit is also mandatory prior to bid submission and all interested parties may  access the site at the Armstrong County Court House, 450 and 500 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201, by contacting Mr. Jon A. Kovach, Maintenance Supervisor, at 724-548-3443 or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  during business hours.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, or certified check or cashier’s check, in favor of the County of Armstrong in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid.  The County of Armstrong reserves the right to waive any informality in and to accept or reject any and all bids.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.
Pennsylvania Prevailing Wages as established will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, the enacted project labor agreement, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, and related matters.
The County of Armstrong does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, support animals because of the blindness, deafness, or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, disability, familial status, or sex.
This project is financed (in part) by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and supported through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund Act, the Honorable Tom Wolfe, Governor.
Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong
 
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
The Armstrong County Commissioners will receive sealed bids at the Armstrong County Controller’s Office, 450 East Market Street, Suite 102, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 8:30 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2020 for the Armstrong County Courthouse Building and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project – Re-Bid. The Bids will be publicly opened and read at the Armstrong County Commissioner’s Public meeting held at 9:00 AM, February 20, 2020 for the Armstrong County Courthouse and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project. Separate bids shall be solicited and contracted for: Contract No. 1 Mechanical (HVAC).
Bid solicitation is for the replacement of the existing pneumatic HVAC controls located in the Courthouse and Annex Building with new electronic controls, replacement of the existing cooling tower on the roof of the Courthouse, replacement of the supply fans on the roof of the Courthouse, fan coil upgrades in the Courthouse, upgrades to existing air handler units and existing return air fans in the annex building, replacement of the VAV boxes in the Annex building and upgrades or replacement of VAR boxes in the Annex Building.
Contract documents may be reviewed and obtained at the office of Young & Associates Consulting Engineers, 2078 S. 6th Street, Indiana, PA 15701. Phone 724-463-7090 Ext. 117, (Colin Showalter, Project Manager). Documents must be purchased from this source in order to be registered and eligible to bid the project, for the nonrefundable fee of $100.00 per printed set or $20.00 for an electronically delivered (PDF format) digital copy. A $15.00 fee for postage and handling will be required for Documents mailed to bidders. All checks shall be made payable to W.J. Young & Associates, Inc.
The Proposal must be upon the forms furnished by Armstrong County and must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, in the form attached to the Contract Documents, in the amount of 10% of the Bid, made payable to Armstrong County. All envelopes containing Bid proposals shall be clearly marked “Armstrong County Controller’s Office - Armstrong County Courthouse and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project – Re-Bid” Two copies of the bid documents shall be submitted in sealed envelope with bid.
A satisfactory Bid Bond is one executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety (appearing on the Treasury Department’s most current Circular 570 list and authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania), in an amount equal to 10 percent (10%) of the total of the Bid. No bid bond shall be waived or returned because the Bidder has failed to or cannot comply with any requirements set forth in the plans, specifications, or any applicable statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any applicable municipal ordinances. No bid may be withdrawn for ninety (90) calendar days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds on the forms provided, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price and executed by an acceptable surety company.
Bidders must comply with all requirements of Pennsylvania Act 127 of 2012 and Prevailing Wage Act. All employees must be paid the Prevailing Minimum Wages established by the Commonwealth of PA, Department of Labor and Industry. All Contractors and Subcontractors will be required to use E-Verify for verification of employment eligibility for all employees.
Bidders must comply with all requirements of the Project Labor Agreement for construction projects that are in excess of $150,000. Refer to the Contract Documents for the Project Labor Agreement.
There will be no Pre-bid meeting.
It is the intent to award the bids on March 6, 2020 and have the Cooling Tower portion of the work to be completed over a three-day period between May 4, 2020 and May 8, 2020. The pneumatic controls replacement portion of the work shall begin on May 11, 2020 and shall be completed by June 30, 2020.
The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all proposals, for any reason whatsoever. AWARD CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR REJECTION will be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders of the contract and technical documents.
Aaron Poole, Armstrong County Chief Administrator
 
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