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The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) contracts with engineering firms, construction companies, professional consultants, and a variety of vendors to provide the equipment and supplies needed to deliver water services to the City of Pittsburgh. From infrastructure projects to modernize our facilities, contractors to support our operational work, and the materials needed to treat and process water, many of our contracts range from several thousand dollars to several million dollars depending upon the project and scope of work. 

It’s important that companies interested in bidding on or submitting proposals can easily find the information they need to participate in these opportunities. The following information lists current opportunities, describes the process, and will help you get started. 

 

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Current Solicitations

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR BOTTLED AND POTABLE WATER. 

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA114

 
All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be to Thoryn Simpson, Senior Contract Specialist, via e-mail:  tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than January 31, 2019.
Work of the Contract includes the provisions of bottled and potable water.   
 
Bids are due February 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 VALVE REPLACEMENT CONTRACT.

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-105-0

All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail:  ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than January 30, 2019.
Work of the Contract includes the replacement and rehabilitation of  PWSA valves within the public water system.   
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a bid in response to this solicitation are required to attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held on January 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Prevailing Time in the Authority’s conference room located at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Bidders to ask questions.
 
Bids are due February 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 HYDRANT REPLACEMENT CONTRACT.

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-104-0

All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail:  ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than January 30, 2019.
Work of the Contract includes the replacement and rehabilitation of PWSA hydrants within the public water system.   
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a bid in response to this solicitation are required to attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held on January 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Prevailing Time in the Authority’s conference room located at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Bidders to ask questions.
 
Bids are due February 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 SURFACE RESTORATION CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-100-0

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than January 16, 2019.
 
Through the issuance of this Invitation For Bids (IFB), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for surface restoration; including milling and paving of city streets, repair and replacement of concrete streets, sidewalks, and driveways, and restoration of landscaping. All Bidders interested in submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are required to attend a Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting, to be held on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Bidders to ask questions. 
 
Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of Ten Percent (10%) of the bid for the project under construction.  Said Bond shall be duly and legally executed with a Surety or Trust Company which has complied with City Ordinances/Resolutions relating thereto.  A Performance Bond and Labor and Material Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract value for each awarded project will be required after award.
 
 Proposals are due January 23, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 

 


 

Request for Proposal for CSO Flow Monitoring Program

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2016-424-101-0

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Thoryn Simpson, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail: tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than December 13, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for comprehensive CSO flow monitoring services for PWSA. This work consists of furnishing all the labor, materials, accessories, pre-cleaning, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and technical competence for performing all operations for maintaining flow monitors and ensuring proper flows and levels are recorded at the designated CSO diversions.
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are invited to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting, to be held on December 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Bidders to ask questions. 
 
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due December 20, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 

 


 

Request for Proposal for As-Needed Sewer Flow Monitoring Program

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-OPS-107-0

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Thoryn Simpson, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail: tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than December 13, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for a qualified firms to provide an As-Needed Sewer Flow Monitoring Program.
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are invited to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting, to be held on December 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Bidders to ask questions. 
 
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due December 20, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 

 

Request for Proposal for Municipal Advisory Services

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA113

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Thoryn Simpson, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail: tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than December 4, 2018.
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for a qualified Municipal Advisory Firm/Personnel.
 
No pre-proposal meeting required.
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due December 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 
 

 

Request for Proposal for Document Management Solutions/Services

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA110

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Thoryn Simpson, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail: tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than December 4, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for an on-prem or cloud-based solutions/services.
 
No pre-proposal meeting required.
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due December 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 

 

Request for Proposal for Human Resources Information System

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA109

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Procurement at procurement@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Thoryn Simpson, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail: tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than November 28, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is seeking proposals for a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
 
No pre-proposal meeting required.
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due December 5, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 
 
 
 

 

Invitation for Bids for the Large Water Meters

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA106

 
All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Charlene Juratovic cjuratovic@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than October 16, 2018.
 
Bids are due October 23, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.
 
 

 

Request for Proposal for Redesign of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Website

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA100

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Charlene Juratovic at cjuratovic@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than September 26, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Authority is seeking a website development vendor to assist with the redesign of its website, www.pgh2o.com. Our website is our primary marketing channel and it is due for an upgrade that will improve navigation, enhance the overall user experience, provide PWSA staff with more control of the site, and establish a new user-friendly design.  
 
No pre-proposal meeting required.
No Bonds are required.
 
Proposals are due September 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

Request for Proposal for Stormwater Program Implementation-Surface Mapping 

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-GI-100-0

 
All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Charlene Juratovic at cjuratovic@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than September 12, 2018.
 
Through the issuance of this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Authority is interested in soliciting proposals (Proposals) from firms that are financially and technically qualified to provide a comprehensive geodatabase of impervious surface feature class layers for the City of Pittsburgh.
 
All Offerors interested in submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation are invited to attend a Pre-Bid Meeting, to be held on August 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Authority’s Conference Room, 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222.  The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Offerors to ask questions.  
 
Bids are due September 12, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. EST
 

Invitation for Bids for Removal of Powdered Activated Carbon

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA105

 
All bids must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Charlene Juratovic at cjuratovic@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than September 5, 2018.
 
The purpose of this contract is for the removal of Powdered Activated Carbon (Watercarb-800, SDS sheets and certificate of analysis included) removal as described in the solicitation.
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a bid in response to this solicitation are required to attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Bidders shall meet in the Water Treatment Plant located at 900 Freeport Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15238, promptly at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Offerors to ask questions. No further site visits will be made available. 
 
Bids are due September 12, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. EST.
 
 

Request for Proposals for the Lanpher Redundant Rising Main Project

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA104

 
All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the solicitation that can be obtained by sending an e-mail to Charlene Juratovic at cjuratovic@pgh2o.com.  There will be no charge for the solicitation, as it will be sent via e-mail. All questions relating to the solicitation itself shall be directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager, via e-mail to:  ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than August 28, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
 
Through the issuance of this RFP, PWSA is seeking qualified design firms that are financially and technically qualified to perform the scope of services as described herein. PWSA is interested in those firms that provide innovative solutions to the challenges of constructing this pipeline through heavily congested neighborhoods. PWSA is looking for firms that have experience in design and construction of large diameter transmission mains, trenchless technologies and can exhibit cost savings and schedule acceleration.  
 
All Bidders interested in submitting a proposal must attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held in the Authority’s Conference Room, 1200 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to give an overview of the contract requirements and to allow Offerors to ask questions.  
 
Proposals are due September 4, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. EST.
 


 

Preliminary Bid Results

Preliminary Bid Results are as read at the Public Bid Opening and are subject to verification.  A detailed Bid Tabulation will be available after award.

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENT CONTRACT and Separation Project. 

PWSA PROJECT NO. WSI9-325-100-1

Invitations for Bid for Ivyglen and Odette Sewer Reconstruction and Separation Project.

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-424-102-0

Invitation for Bids for the Pickup and Removal of Clean Fill

PWSA PROJECT NO.  PWSA111

Invitation for Bids for the Debris Removal from the Howard Street Dewatering Pit

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA107

 

Invitations for Bid for 2018 Individual Lead Service Line Replacement Contract (Re-Bid)

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-100-6

 

Invitations for Bid for 2018 Individual Lead Service Line Replacement Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-100-6

 

Invitation for Bids for Security Officer Services

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA103

 

Invitation for Bids for the Purchase of a Real Time Leak Noise Correlator, FCS TriCorr Touch Pro (or Approved Equal)

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA102

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Small Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-424-100-0

 

Invitation for Bids for Lime Slurry

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA98 Re-Bid

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Urgent Sewer Repair Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-OPS-102-0

 

Invitation for Bids for the Purchase of Water Pitchers and Filters

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA99

 

Invitation for Bids for 2018 Catch Basin Replacement Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-424-101-0

 

Invitation for Bids for Contract for Rehabilitation of Rail Spur

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-OPS-103-0

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Water Relay Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-101-0


 

 

Recent Awards

 

Request for Proposals for Disaster Recovery Services

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA95

 

Invitation for Bids for Water & Sewer Inventory Supplies

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA96

 

Invitation for Bids for the Purchase of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrophotometer (ICP-MS)

PWSA Project No. PWSA93

 

Invitation for Bids for Grounds Maintenance Services

PWSA Project No. PWSA94

 

Request for Proposals for the Four Mile Run Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Project

PWSA Project Number No. PWSA89

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Lead Service Line Replacement Contract

PWSA Project No. 2018-325-100-0

 

Invitation for Bids for the Smallman Reconstruction Project

PWSA Project Number No. 2017-424-113-0

 

Request for Proposals for a Unified Communications System

PWSA Project Number No. PWSA92

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2018 Urgent Water Repair Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-0PS-100-0

 


 

Finding out about contractual opportunities with PWSA

Vendors interested in contracting opportunities with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority should register with the City of Pittsburgh’s BEACON website to receive push notifications when opportunities come available. We also list opportunities on this page and partner with the following organizations listed below to advertise and share bid notifications. 
 
City of Pittsburgh BEACON website
African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council
New Pittsburgh Courier
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 

Submitting a Bid or Proposal

Contractors, consultants, and vendors interested in submitting a bid or proposal in response to an advertised solicitation should be sure to follow the instructions provided in the announcement and/or solicitation.
 

Awarding Contracts

The PWSA Board of Directors approves the award of contracts, when required by the Delegation of Authority, at monthly public PWSA Board Meetings. Our meetings are held on the last Friday of each month unless otherwise noted or announced. 
 

Contact

For more information about PWSA’s purchasing requirements and procedures, please contact: 
Autumn Barna
Procurement Manager
abarna@pgh2o.com