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Doing Business with PWSA

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. 

 

Access the vendor purchase order Terms and Conditions here. 

 

 

Current Solicitations

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 WATER RELAY CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-325-109-0

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 August 28, 2019.

Work of the contract includes reconstruction and relay of the PWSA public water system including water mains, valves, service connections, and hydrants.

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 August 14, 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 September 4, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR UNIFORMS AND LAUNDRY, MATS AND SUPPLIES

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA119

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, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail:  tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than August 28, 2019.

Work under this contract includes provisions of uniforms, laundering services, mats and supplies.

No bonds are required

A pre-bid meeting will NOT be held.

Bids are due September 4, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR FINANCIAL, COMPLIANCE, AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA126

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 August 16, 2019.

Work under this contract includes conducting a comprehensive water, wastewater, and stormwater cost of service study and review/update of the rate and fee structures. During the engagement, the consultant will assist the Authority with PUC tariff filings for PWSA’s water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities. The selected firm will serve as the Authority’s general rate consultant, as well as provide additional financial analyses, support compliance efforts, and enhance performance improvement as needed. Emphasis is placed on experience in the water and sewer industries with focus on financial and business planning experience.

There will be no pre-proposal meeting for this solicitation.

Bids are due August 23, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR SAFETY CONSULTING SERVICES

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA125

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 August 14, 2019.

Work under this contract includes safety consulting services that require the consultant to be responsible for managing PWSA safety compliance programs including reporting, coordinating and conducting safety related training, and working closely with the PWSA management team to improve processes effectively and efficiently without compromising safety.

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 August 7, 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 August 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE LANPHER SUPPLY MAIN LEAK ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-108-0

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 directed to Nicole Dickun, Procurement Manager via e-mail: ndickun@pgh2o.com, no later than August 14, 2019.

Work under this contract includes, but not limited to: Internal repair of a segment of the Lanpher Supply Main in order to correct leakage from the Main. The portion of the Supply Main to be repaired is 60-inch diameter prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP)-embedded cylinder pipe (ECP) construction. Work location is along Route PA 28 between 329 East Ohio Street in the Borough of Millvale and the 40th Street Bridge. Work includes, but not limited to: draining a segment of the Lanpher Supply Main; performance of internal electromagnetic pipe condition inspection; specific repairs to address leakage points; and chlorination and dichlorination after completion of repairs.

All Bidders interested in submitting a bid in response to this solicitation are invited to attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Meeting to be held on August 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EST in the Authority’s conference room located at 1200 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 

Bids are due August 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA123

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, Sr. Contract Specialist, via e-mail:  tsimpson@pgh2o.com, no later than July 31, 2019.

The PWSA is seeking a professional public accounting firm to perform annual audits on all financial statements for potentially five years.

Bids are due August 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. EST.

 


 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE 2019 Chlorine Booster Station Improvements

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-323-101-0

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 July 24, 2019.

Work of the Contract includes design of the hypochlorite facility.

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 July 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. The individual responsible for overseeing the successful completion of the Project, such as the Bidder’s project executive or project manager for the Owner’s Project must be in attendance at the mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting.

Bids are due July 31, 2019 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.

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE STORMWATER CCTV AND INVESTIGATIVE WORK

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-113-0

 


 

Recent Awards

 

Invitation for Bids for the WOODS RUN STREAM REMOVAL PHASE 1 – RIVERVIEW AVENUE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-424-108-0

 

Request for Qualifications (RFQu) for 2019 Professional and Technical On-Call Engineering Services

 

Invitation for Bids for the Delivery of Cold Patch

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA124

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2019 Saw Mill Run Streambank Restoration Project

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-GI-107-0

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 CATCH BASIN AND INLET REPLACEMENT CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-424-107-0

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019/2020 PUMP AND MOTOR SERVICE CONTRACT RE-BID

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-110-0

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE 2019 WASHOUT MANHOLE DISCONNECTION EVALUATION PROJECT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-325-108-0

 

Invitation for Bids for the Pressure Monitor Line Installation Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-325-114-1

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE A-42 SEWERSHED GSI IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN PROJECT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-GSI-102-2

 

Invitation for Bids for the Temporary Traffic Control (Flagging)

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA120

 

Invitation for Bids for the Locating and Identifying Underground Facilities

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA122

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE HIGHLAND RESERVOIR #1 PARAPET WALL REPAIRS

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-322-106-1

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 Green Infrastructure Maintenance Services

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-GI-105-0

 

Invitation for Bids for the 2019 Volunteers Field GSI Improvements

 

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-GI-104-0

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE A-41 SEWERSHED GSI IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN PROJECT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-GSI-102-1

 

Invitation for Bids for Ground Maintenance Services at Various Locations

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA121 Re-Bid

 

Request for Proposal for Human Resources Information System

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA109

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 URGENT WATER REPAIR CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-103-0

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE 2019 URGENT SEWER REPAIR CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-102-0

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE Aspinwall Treatment Plant Powdered Activated Carbon System Improvements

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-322-101-2 – General/Mechanical

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE Aspinwall Treatment Plant Powdered Activated Carbon System Improvements

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-322-101-3 – Electrical

 

INVITATIONS FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE WATERLINE REPAIR PROJECT – FORT DUQUESNE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-325-100-0

 

Request for Proposals for the 2019/2020 Small Diameter Water Main Replacement Project

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-325-101-0/2019-325-102-0

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 Large Water Meter Tests

PWSA PROJECT NO. PWSA115

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) FOR THE SMALL DIAMETER WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT

HAMILTON AVE. & S. MILLVALE AVE.

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2017-325-103-0

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 Sewer Reconstruction Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-424-102-0

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 Manhole and Point Repair Contract

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-101-0

 

Invitation For Bids for 2019 SURFACE RESTORATION CONTRACT

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2019-OPS-100-0

 

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

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-105-0

 

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

PWSA PROJECT NO. 2018-325-104-0

 



 

To see an archive of 2018 contract awards, click here

 

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: 
Nicole Dickun
Procurement Manager
ndickun@pgh2o.com