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

Capping of Area A/B at the Central Solid Waste Management Center

Five (5) copies of Sealed Bids, in response to Request for Bids for Capping of Area A/B at the Central
Solid Waste Management Center, located at 1107 Willow Grove Road, Felton, DE 19943, 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, June 25, 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.

The project includes removal of the existing phytocap and other existing infrastructure, such as the
wetland treatment system; spray irrigation system, relocation of solar array, installation of Subtitle D
Landfill Cap, construction of a new sediment pond, conversion of existing treated effluent storage
pond to a sediment pond, modifications to the landfill gas system and replacement of landfill gas
header at Area A/B. The work includes, but is not limited to, surveying before, during and after
construction; stripping of vegetative layer, clearing and grading; installation of the capping system and
connecting to cleanouts and pump stations; constructing diversion berms; and appurtenant items as
described in the project manual. Additional information and details regarding the scope of work are
included in the Project Manual. The bid forms shall not be modified or altered by BIDDER.

The Project Manual shall be available Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at DSWA’s Administrative Office
located at 601 Energy Lane, Dover, DE 19901. The Project Manual may be examined by appointment
or obtained without cost at DSWA’s Dover Administration Office at the above address, Monday
through Friday, during regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A copy of the RFB for Contract
C-24-900-CS may also be obtained by emailing smg@dswa.com or submitting a request at
https://dswa.com/resources/rfpbids/request-for-bidsproposals/ on or after May 15, 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 Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
The location of the Pre-Bid Meeting is at the Central Solid Waste Management Center (CSWMC)
located at 1107 Willow Grove Road, Felton, DE 19943. 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.

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: Robert Roth
Bid For: Capping of Area A/B at the Central Solids Waste Management Center
Contract C-24-900-CS


No BIDDER may withdraw their Bid within one hundred twenty (120) 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:

Robert Roth                        and                  Simone George
Project Manager                                         Administrative Assistant
Phone: 302-739-5361                                Phone: 302-739-5361
Fax: 302-739-4287                                    Fax: 302-739-4287
Email: rr@dswa.com                                Email: smg@dswa.com