Oil Region National Heritage Area | The Valley that Changed the World


The Oil Region Alliance frequently requests proposals and  invitations for bids for various studies, design and/or construction projects.

The following are links to current RFPs and IFBs:

Invitation for Quotations – Engineering Services for a Structural Conditions Assessment of the Tarbell House

The Oil Region Alliance is accepting proposals for a structural review of existing conditions of the Tarbell House, located at 324 East Main Street, Titusville, PA 16354. This structural condition assessment shall consist of a review of past design information via architectural drawings, photographs, and written documentation, followed by an on-site inspection of critical members of the entire structure, and closer inspection of portions of the structure of concern if necessary.

Quotations are due to ORA by Monday, April 17, 2023 by 2:00 pm.

Additional information and IFQ form is available here – Tarbell Structural Conditions Assessment IFQ Final

Request for Proposals – First Floor Renovations to the Downs Building, 201 Center Street, Oil City, PA

The Oil Region Alliance will receive separate sealed bids until 11 a.m. local time on Friday, April 21, 2023 for the First Floor Renovations, Electrical Construction, and Fire Suppression System Extension to the historic Downs Building. The project contract period is from May 1-September 15, 2023.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at the Downs Building, 201 Center Street, Oil City, PA 16301. This will be the only opportunity given to contractors to access and view the site with the project architect.

Address bids to the Oil Region Alliance, 217 Elm Street, Oil City, PA 16301. The bid package should be clearly marked either “Bid for Downs Building First Floor Renovations. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2023” or “Bid for Downs Building Electrical Construction. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2023” or “Bid for Downs Building Fire Suppression System Extension. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2023.” Bids will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

A certified check, bank cashier’s check or bid bond in an amount equal to ten (10) percent of the bid, payable to the Oil Region Alliance, shall be submitted with the bid to guarantee the bidder’s entrance into a contract if given the award. Surety companies executing the Bid Bond must be listed in the U.S. Treasury Department Circular 570, as currently amended, and be authorized to transact business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This project is funded through the National Park Service, the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the PNC Charitable Trusts. Minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Bid/Contract Documents must be paid. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, age, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, disabilities, or handicap. Contractor must make and document efforts to include Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) among the list of subcontractors assembled to conduct this federally funded and Commonwealth-funded building rehabilitation project. Direct questions to Abigail Watson-Popescu, Project Manager, at apopescu@oilregion.org.

All received questions will be uploaded here as they are answered – Questions and Answers for IFB Downs Phase 8

ORA Downs Specifications reduced

Downs Building Drawings reduced

Thank you for your interest in working with the Oil Region Alliance.

For more information, please contact us.

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