Lower Saucon Township announced Monday that it is accepting sealed bids for traffic signal battery backup systems.
Traffic signal battery backups are designed to temporarily illuminate traffic signals in the event of a power outage, such as the ones caused by Superstorm Sandy in October of last year and the Halloween snowstorm of October 2011.
In the wake of Sandy, a number of the township's major intersections were dark for days, during which time they functioned as four-way stops for motorists.
All bids for the battery backup systems must be submitted on township bid proposal forms, which are available at Lower Saucon Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18015, or by clicking HERE for instructions and specifications to bidders.
Sealed bids must be received by the township prior to 2pm on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
At that time, bid proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud at Lower Saucon Town Hall.
Two days later, Lower Saucon Township Council will publicly review and vote on the bids at its Wednesday, Feb. 6 meeting, according to the township's news release about the bidding process.
If you plan to submit a bid, the following procedural specifications should also be kept in mind:
- A 10 percent bid bond is required to be enclosed with the bid in accordance with the bid documents.
- Lower Saucon Township Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The council further reserves the right to reject any bid which is not on official bid forms.
- Within 10 days of the contract's conditional award, the successful bidder must furnish to the township the bonds and insurance certificate required by the contract/bid documents, guaranteeing the performance of this contract.
For additional information about Lower Saucon Township, visit www.lowersaucontownship.org.