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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 Proposal for Ritchey Run Connector Trail Project

The Allegheny Valley Trails Association is accepting proposals for engineering and design of approximately 0.2 miles of the Allegheny River Trail from the terminus of River Avenue to the east bank of Richey Run. This project includes an ADA accessible parking area and stormwater management measures.

An on-site pre-proposal meeting will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2022 at 10 a.m.. Meeting attendees can use 9 River Avenue, Emlenton, PA 16373 to locate the meeting location/project site.

Sealed proposals must be mailed, shipped, or delivered to the Oil Region Alliance, 217 Elm Street, Oil City, PA 16301. Label the proposal “Ritchie Run Connector Project” on the envelope’s exterior. All proposals must be received no later than 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this work, you may obtain a complete RFP by contacting:
Kim Harris, Project Manager
217 Elm Street, Oil City, PA 16301
814-677-3152, Extension 120

RFP Ritchey Run Connector Trail Project_AVTA

Invitation for Bids for Scheide House Fire Suppression System

The Oil Region Alliance will receive sealed bids until 11 a.m. local time Friday,
December 3, 2021 for Fire Suppression System for the historic Scheide House.

Bid documents as hard copy may be obtained from StruXures Architecture at 3545 State Route 257, Seneca, PA 16346, 814-676-1432, for a non-refundable fee of $40 per set payable to the Oil Region Alliance. A $10 mailing fee will also be required for Bid Documents that are mailed.

This is a design/build project for a water-based sprinkler system being newly installed in a three-story structure. The project contract period is January 1 – May 31, 2022.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the William H. Scheide House, 221 North Washington Street, Titusville, PA. This will be the only opportunity given to contractors to access and view the site. Firms which attended the earlier Fire Suppression Pre-Bid in August are not required to attend again, although welcome.

Bids should be addressed to the Oil Region Alliance, 217 Elm Street, Oil City, PA 16301. The bid package should be clearly marked “Sealed Bid for Scheide House Fire Suppression System. DO NOT OPEN UNTIL 11:00 a.m. December 3, 2021.” Bids will not be accepted by fax nor e-mail.

Scheide House Fire Suppression System_Project Manual 009-21 AND drawings_11-2021


Invitation For Bids for Coal Oil Johnny House Exterior Painting & Repairs

The ORA is accepting bids for the repair and painting of the exterior of the Coal Oil Johnny House within Oil Creek State Park at 167 Old Bankson Rd., Oil City, PA 16301.

Bids must be received in the ORA office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 and be valid for at least one year.

Bid selection is expected to occur at the ORA Board Meeting on November 18, 2021. All work is to be completed no later than May 31, 2022.

COJ House Exterior Repairs and Painting IFB

Invitation for Bids for Tarbell House Porch & Ramp Painting, Railing Installation

The ORA is accepting bids for painting the porch and ramp and installing railing at the Tarbell House at 324 E. Main St., Titusville.

Bids must be received in the ORA office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, and be valid for at least 90 days. Bid selection is anticipated to occur at the ORA Board meeting August 26, 2021. All work is to be completed by September 30, 2021.

Tarbell Porch and Ramp Repairs IFB

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

For more information, please contact us.

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