This page is for submitting questions and requesting construction drawings related to an Invitation for Bid, Tenant Interior Renovation Project, 1001 Commerce Drive, Cheswick, PA 15024 .

General Contractor Bidders Contact Information

  • MBM Contracting Inc, Marty Donahoe, 412-379-9000, martyd@mbmcontracting.com
  • Absolute Solution, Kevin Napper, 412-513-9705
  • Lutz Briggs Schultz and Associates, Inc, Andy Briggs, andybriggs@zoominternet.net, 724-758-5455
  • Caliber Contracting Services, Inc., Jim Donahoe, 412-205-8283, jdonahoe@calibercontractingservices.com
  • Hudson Construction, Jonathan Loomis, jloomis@hudsonconstruction.com

Subcontractors Contact Information

  • H H Electric & Son, Electrical, Rich Greathouse, 724-601-6144, rich@hhelectricandson.com
  • Master Woodcraft Corporation, Custom Casework & Quartz Counter Tops, David M. Diesel, 724-225-5530 x 0, ddiesel@master-woodcraft.com

Questions already asked and responded to.

The project is an Interior Tenant Renovation of the first floor of a single-story 27,398 SF building for a single tenant. The single tenant use shall be “B” Business class occupancy for administrative and faculty employees for the Western PA office of PALCS.
Project scope consists of Level 2 Tenant construction of 5,417 SF (19% of the existing floor) and Level 1 Finish Replacement throughout most of the remaining area of work.
Activities include select interior demolition; new partitions to create offices, training rooms, wellness rooms, and ADA restrooms; new ceiling and lighting; new outlets and UPS; new doors/frames/hardware; new casework; new flooring and paint; new rooftop mechanical units; and plumbing fixtures and work for sprinkler updates and new accessible restrooms.

There was not a mandatory pre-bid meeting, so there is no sign-in sheet to share.

Please see the Instructions to Bidders package, downloadable as a PDF through this link: https://www.palcs.org/public-bids.
Page 2, Special Notes, A: All contractors and subcontractors must be paid prevailing wage

All specifications are within the drawing set. There is no separate specification book.

The bid form is contained within the Instructions to Bidders Packet, downloadable via pdf at this link: https://www.palcs.org/public-bids.

The existing ceiling height in the area of change is 9’-6” +/-, and is not expected to change from that existing height when replaced.

This is a single-prime project. Only complete bids following the bid form will be accepted for review.

Interested parties should submit this question via the online portal for response.

No bonds are required for this project, and no liquidated damages are required.

This project does not require a bid bond.

Gas piping shall be as follows:

  • Gas piping shall conform to recommended practice and regulations of the local gas co. And state of PA code.
  • Above-grade inside or outside building, low pressure – schedule 40 seamless black steel pipe, beveled ends.
    • 2″ and smaller – threaded fittings, wrought iron.
    • 2 1/2″ and larger – welded fittings, black steel.
  • Exterior exposed bare steel pipe shall be painted with two (2) coats rust inhibitive paint. Painting shall occur after pipe installation and testing.
  • Welding shall be performed by state certified welders. Provide welding certifications to A/E.
  • Mount gas piping on adjustable roof pipe supports adhered to the roof membrane. See detail on drawings. Supports shall be model #3-RAH-7AS manufactured by Miro Industries or approved equal.

Exterior exposed bare steel pipe shall be painted with two (2) coats rust inhibitive paint. Painting shall occur after pipe installation and testing. It is up to the prime G.C. to determine if that is PC or painter’s scope.

It is up to the Prime General Contractor to determine which subcontractor will be responsible for patching the walls and ceilings following the required plumbing work. The general note on the ARCH Plans will be revised to include patching and matching finishes in those rooms existing rooms as required in an addendum to be issued 12/14/23.

During the site visit only a expansion tank and water heater was observed during the walkthrough.

Reconnect new supply hot water and cold water piping to existing utility sink and mop basin in the janitor 113. It will ¾” hot water and ¾” cold water to the mop basin and ½” hot water and ½” cold water to the utility sink.

The general note on the ARCH Plans will be revised to include patching and matching finishes in those existing rooms as required in an addendum to be issued 12/14/23. It is up to the Prime General Contractor to determine which subcontractor will be responsible for patching the walls and floors, and matching the existing finishes following the required plumbing work.

Existing door hardware manufacturer’s information is not known. New hardware shall be yale, schlage or equal, quality commercial lever-style hardware to be similar aesthetic to existing.

The new wall being constructed to create the new men’s room 117 is the only wall to receive floor to ceiling wall tile, to match other existing walls in those rooms with floor to ceiling wall tile. Please include a tile transition to create the opening for the vestibule (which is just painted walls). Please also include the patch and match for the existing restroom tiles that will need to be completed as a result of the plumbing work also further explained in this document. The new ADA restrooms have no wall tile, just painted walls.

The general note on the ARCH Plans will be revised to include patching and matching finishes in those existing rooms as required in an addendum to be issued 12/14/23. It is up to the Prime General Contractor to determine which subcontractor will be responsible for patching the walls and floors, and matching the existing finishes following the required plumbing work.

There will be two buttons added to the website for companies to consent to sharing their contact information. One will be for general contractors who may be interested in adding subcontractors to their team, and one will be for subcontractors to share their contact information and trade who are interested in participating in the bid with a general contractor. The lists as they are generated will be shared out.

Bids may NOT be submitted electronically. Only bids in a sealed envelope will be accepted.

Here are the submittal requirements as included in the Invitation to Bid. Deviation from this process could cause rejection of your bid package.

PALCS shall receive bids as requested. All bids must be submitted on the enclosed bid form in accordance with the instructions, in a sealed envelope. Five hard copies of the bid response shall be delivered to:

Attn: Carrie Longstreth

PALCS

The Landings

55 Alpha Drive West

Pittsburgh, PA 15238

 

In order to receive consideration, the bids must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 20, by 12 PM. Mailed bids will be accepted. However, PALCS will not be responsible for mailed submissions.

Required Inclusions:

    • Pricing as detailed in Section V – Bid Form (both pages)
    • List of All Subcontractors
    • Insurance Certificates – Levels of Coverage
    • Project Schedule – Basic Timeline for Completion
    • Alternate prices as requested
  • Acknowledgement of Addendums
  • PALCS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS.