Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Questions raised over generator recently installed at borough hall.

Questions raised by community over recently installed generator at Media Borough Hall.  How much did it cost, what fuel does it run on, how loud is it and how much power does it provide; are just a few.  For a borough council that likes to keep people in the dark, this is some what ironic.

The only information shared by Media Borough on their website was the initial 'advertisement for bid' for a generator replacement.

Recently installed generator at borough hall.  How much did it cost?


Generator Replacement

Bid/RFP Status: 
Awarded
Bid/RFP Due Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day)
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The Borough of Media will receive sealed bids online for Generator Replacement.  Sealed bids may be submitted and updated online via the PennBid™ Program until June 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at which time the bids shall be publicly opened and read aloud at 301 North Jackson Street 2nd Floor, Media, PA 19063 for:
            Contract MB – 2-2016
A certified check of bid bond for the amount of 10% of the total bid shall be required.  Bonds are to be issued by a surety licensed to do business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The Borough of Media reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any cause whatsoever, to eliminate any item or items from the contract, and to wave any informality in the bids.
All Bid Documents and solicitation details are available at no cost at PennBid™ - www.PennBid.net .  Click on the “Solicitations” then “View” tabs.
Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any cause whatsoever, to eliminate any item or items from the contract, and to wave any informality in the bids.
This project includes the replacement of the emergency generator for the Borough Hall Complex and all other associated equipment and requirements as outlined in the proposal scope and technical specifications.

Jeffrey A. Smith
Borough Manager

10 comments:

  1. They hired professionals why should their be any concern ?

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    1. Is this a Fair Trade Generator ?

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  2. More likely natural gas since there is no large basetank where the diesel would normally be. It has noise reduction enclosure and is specifically built to make less noise

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  3. This municipal bids should have considered where the unit componemts are made while we live in a global economy their should have been a provision in the bid package that the unit have some percentage of parts made in USA certainly a german company owned by Rolls Royce likely has little to none of the parts made in USA kind of a shame to not to try to keep some jobs here
    By having provisions in these bid packages that try keep some of our local tax dollars here in the US

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  4. Usually, low bids win the day. It's harder to support buy-American requirements in a low-bid world because American-made tends to be more expensive. At the same time, we want lower taxes. You can't have it both ways.

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    1. The equivalent Cummins engine would have more of its parts that were of US origin dought it would have costed any more - For such a large capital purchase it wouldn't been any more effort on Media borough to consider 25% or more components of US origin

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  5. This seems like trying to make news where there is none. There was an existing generator that needed to be replaced. It went through public advertisement for bids and was likely awarded in a public meeting. The installation appears to be professional looking on a new level pad, a noise suppressing enclosure and protective poles to prevent accidental impact. Seriously, this is not newsworthy.

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    1. It must be "newsworthy" if you took the time to comment. It also seems like you have the same questions too, "The installation appears to be professional looking on a new level pad, a noise suppressing enclosure and protective poles to prevent accidental impact." It appears, but does it? How much you think that costs? Or does it just appear to cost a lot too?

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    2. Indeed enlighten Media Borough taxer payers here who conducted the load calc and will this generator run the boroughs HVAC equipment in a outage
      Or is it also powering the firehouse down the street ?

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