DSWA’s  Administrative Office is now located at 601 Energy Lane, Dover DE 19901 

Demolition of Digesters at the DRC

Five (5) copies of Sealed Bids, in response to Request for Bids for Demolition of Digesters at the Delaware Recycling Center (DRC), located at 1101 Lambson Lane New Castle, DE 19720, will be received by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) at the DSWA’S Dover office, 601 Energy Lane, Dover, Delaware, until 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at which time all Bids will be opened and read aloud.  DSWA may extend the time and place for the opening for Bids by providing at least two (2) calendar days’ notice by certified mail, fax, or email to any Bidders who DSWA has recorded as having received an RFB.  If the Bid is submitted by mail or other delivery system, the sealed envelope containing the Bid shall be enclosed in a separate envelope plainly marked on the outside with the notation “Bid Enclosed.”  Bids delivered by any means other than by mail or personal delivery shall be rejected.


This project includes the demolition and removal of the Digester buildings and Concrete Pads located at the DRC. The work includes, but is not limited to, existing site evaluation, including all equipment, utilities and features inside of the demolition area; preparation of site to remove any standing water or other issues that might have arisen due to the building having been abandoned since 1991; preparation and furnishment of all required equipment, labor, materials, permits, and incidentals necessary to demolish all requested features; removal and transport of all debris to the appropriate locations; and backfilling of demolished areas as requested by DSWA. Additional information and details regarding the scope of work are included in the Project Manual.


A copy of the RFB for Contract C-23-892-ND may be obtained by emailing smg@dswa.com or submitting a request at https://dswa.com/resources/rfpbids/request-for-bidsproposals/ on or after Tuesday, February 6, 2024.  DSWA will not be responsible for full or partial sets of the Project Manual obtained from any sources other than stated above, or in the project manual, nor shall BIDDER rely upon such other sources or information.


A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.  The location of the Pre-Bid Meeting is at the Delaware Recycling Center (DRC) located at 1101 Lambson Lane New Castle, DE 19720. It is the responsibility of the BIDDER to obtain an understanding of site conditions before preparing a bid.  Accordingly, BIDDERS are encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting and/or schedule a site visit.


Each Bid, in excess of $200,000, shall be accompanied by a certified check or surety company bid bond, drawn to the order of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority on the form provided in the Project Manual and in an amount not less than ten percent of the “total bid price” as a guarantee that if the Bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into and the performance thereby properly secured.  Additional information regarding bid security appears in the Project Manual.


The BIDDER must submit, with its BID, documentation indicating it is licensed to conduct business in the State of Delaware and BIDDER must meet and comply with all state, local, and federal laws, regulations, ordinances, and requirements in the scope of their Work and comply with any and all licensing and permitting requirements.  All subcontractors used by the BIDDER must be licensed to conduct business in the State of Delaware prior to conducting any work on-site.  A copy of the form of the Agreement is contained in the Project Manual and will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible BIDDER who has neither been disqualified nor rejected pursuant to the terms of the Project Manual, and, which in DSWA’s judgement best serves its purposes.


The successful Bidder will be required to execute the Agreement, to furnish a performance bond and payment bond for the work each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the “Total Bid Price” if the bid amount is more than $200,000, and to execute a Hold Harmless Agreement on forms provided in the Project Manual.  The successful bidder will also be required to furnish evidence of insurance coverage as required by the Project Manual and otherwise comply with terms and requirements of the Project Manual. Bidders shall not alter the project manual or forms or any documents contained therein.


DSWA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids which in its judgment is in the best interest of DSWA, and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the Bid or Bid process, and all BIDDERS are notified that such acceptance or rejection or waiver shall be without liability on the part of DSWA for any action brought against DSWA, any or all of its directors, or any DSWA agent, officer or employee, brought by any BIDDER because of such acceptance or rejection or waiver, nor shall any Bidder seek any recourse of any kind against such entity or individuals because of such acceptance or rejection or waiver.  Every BID prepared in response to this notice shall be prepared at the sole cost and expense of the BIDDER and shall be prepared by the BIDDER with the express understanding that any and all claims to reimbursement for the cost and expense of its preparation are waived.  The submittal of a bid in response to this notice shall constitute an agreement of the Bidder to all the provisions set forth in this notice and the Project Manual.


Five (5) copies of Bid shall be submitted to DSWA.  The Bids shall be, sealed, marked, and addressed as follows:

Delaware Solid Waste Authority

601 Energy Lane

Dover, Delaware 19901

Attention: Christopher Velazquez

Bid For: Demolition of Digesters at the DRC

Contract C-23-892-ND


No BIDDER may withdraw their Bid within ninety (90) days after the actual date of opening thereof, except as may be authorized by the Project Manual.


The Project Manual explains the process by which prospective Bidders may submit questions about the meaning or intent of the Project Manual.  Please contact DSWA prior to the bid opening if you wish to schedule a site tour.


All other inquiries regarding this work shall be directed to:

Christopher Velazquez                       and                              Simone George

Project Engineer                                                                     Administrative Assistant

Phone:  302-739-5361                                                            Phone:  302-739-5361

Fax:  302-739-4287                                                                Fax:  302-739-4287

Email:  cav@dswa.com                                                          Email:  smg@dswa.com