Tourist Bureau

Tourist Bureau

The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is a resource for anyone planning a visit to our region. Weather it be Hiking, Fishing, camping or busness related we have information for you.

Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District

Jail

Jail

The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.

Belmont

Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Planning Bids, RFP's and Public Notices

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority, c/o Armstrong County Department of Planning & Development, ATTN: Kathy Heilman, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 12:00 P.M. as applicable, on August 14, 2020 for the Sugarcreek Township S.R.  268 Water Line Extension Project located in Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 P.M. on August 14, 2020 at the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority, 710 Tarrtown Road, Adrian, PA  16210. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance may be limited and safety precautions established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) should be followed.
SUGARCREEK TOWNSHIP S.R. 268 WATER LINE EXTENSION PROJECT
Contract Number 20-1
Bid Documents including plans and specifications for the project, may be examined at the Bankson Engineers, Inc. office located at Suite 200, 267 Blue Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.  Bid Documents will be made available, via email, for the nonrefundable fee of $20.00 per set, by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc., office telephone 412-767-5100, for the nonrefundable fee of $75.00 per set.  Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those plan holders whose name and address are on record at Bankson Engineers, Inc. as having obtained the Bidding Documents. Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Bankson Engineers, Inc. will be considered.
Each proposal shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, or certified check or cashier’s check, in favor of the County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township in the amount of not less than ten percent of the total of the bid.  No faxes Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in and to accept or reject any and all bids.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.
Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters.  The Bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid.  The County of Armstrong OBO Sugarcreek Township and the Kittanning Suburban Joint Water Authority does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, and use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.

Donald K. Myers
Chairman
Armstrong County Board of Commissioners
 
 
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS

Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the City of Parker at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201 at 12:00 P.M. EST or EDT as applicable on July 23, 2020 for the River Avenue Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement Rehabilitation Project.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 P.M. on July 23, 2020 at the Parker Community Building located at 204 South Wayne Avenue, Parker, PA 16049. Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance may be limited and safety precautions established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) should be followed.

The River Avenue Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement Rehabilitation Project shall be the reconstruction/replacement/lining of approximately 3,800 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines along River Avenue, Parker, including sewage service lines, manholes, inspection ports and related appurtenances, as needed, restoration and traffic control. This project must be completed by December 31, 2020.

Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development will be considered. Bid Documents including plans and specifications, may be examined at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201, phone number 724-548-3223, by appointment only. A facemask is required to be worn by all who enter the office. Bid documents may be obtained by depositing $27.00 for each set of electronic bid documents and $106 for printed bid documents. All checks should be made payable to Paul J. Cornetti.  Each deposit is non-refundable.    Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development and/or the office of Paul J. Cornetti as having obtained the Contract Documents.

Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the City of Parker. No faxed Bids will be accepted. The City of Parker reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids. 

Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters. The bidders must submit documentary evidence of minority and women business enterprises who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the bid. The City of Parker does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, or use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals in the provision, admission, employment, or access to any services and programs. 

DuWayne E. Amsler
Mayor
City of Parker

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the County of Armstrong on behalf of the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority at the Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201, at 12:00 p.m. EST or EDT as applicable on June 29, 2020 for the following project: Sagamore Water Storage Reservoir Number 1 Rehabilitation Project. All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 1:00 p.m. on June 29, 2020 in the Banquet Room at the Belmont Complex, 415 Butler Road, Kittanning, PA 16201.

The Sagamore Water Storage Reservoir Number 1 Rehabilitation Project will include pouring new concrete walls and floor in the approximate 40-foot diameter by 9.5 foot deep reservoir; roof removal and re-installation; related appurtenances; and restoration.

Bid Documents including plans and specifications for the project, may be examined at the Bankson Engineers, Inc. office located at Suite 200, 267 Blue Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. Bid Documents will be made available, via email, for the nonrefundable fee of $20.00 per set, by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Printed copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained by contacting Bankson Engineers, Inc., office telephone 412-767-5100, for the nonrefundable fee of $75.00 per set. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those plan holders whose name and address are on record at Bankson Engineers, Inc. as having obtained the Bidding Documents. Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Bankson Engineers, Inc. will be considered.

The Bid Proposal must be a paper copy, with an original signature, submitted in an envelope along with the original bid security and all other required documentation, all as described in the Instructions to Bidders. Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the County of Armstrong OBO the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority. No faxed Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong OBO the Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.

Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract. The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters. The bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made. Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid. The County of Armstrong does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, or use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals in the provision, admission, employment, or access to any services and programs.

Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong

Equal Housing

INVITATION FOR BIDS
Separate and sealed Bids will be received by the County of Armstrong on behalf of Manor Township at the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201 at 12:00 P.M. EST or EDT as applicable on June 25, 2020 for the Milo Way Reconstruction Project and the Quay Street Reconstruction Project.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 P.M. on June 25, 2020 at the Manor Township Municipal Building located at 306 Byron Street, McGrann, PA  16236.
The Milo Way Reconstruction Project shall be the street reconstruction that includes the 4" depth of milling, 19MM binder base repairs, 9.5MM fine wearing scratch course, paving fabric, 19MM binder (2.5" depth), 9.5MM wearing course (1.5" depth), traffic control and related appurtenances.
 
The Quay Street Reconstruction Project shall be the street reconstruction  that includes the 4" depth of milling, 19MM binder base repairs, 9.5MM fine wearing scratch course, paving fabric, 3 Type M inlets, 18" storm sewer pipe, 19MM binder (2.5" depth), 9.5MM wearing course (1.5" depth), required manhole riser rings and necessary valve boxes, traffic control and related appurtenances.
Bid Documents including plans and specifications, may be examined at the Senate Engineering Company office located at U-PARC, 420 William Pitt Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 where bid documents may be obtained by depositing $40 for each set.  All checks should be made payable to Senate Engineering Company.  Each deposit is non-refundable.   Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Senate Engineering Company will be considered.   Addenda, if any, will be issued only to those persons whose name and address are on record at Senate Engineering Company as having obtained the Contract Documents.
Each proposal shall be accompanied with a certified check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the proposal, in favor of the County of Armstrong.  No faxed Bids will be accepted. The County of Armstrong reserves the right to waive any informality and to accept or reject any and all bids. No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.  Please note that the projects will be awarded in one contract based on the total overall bid.
Davis Bacon Wage Rates will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, goals for minority and female participation, MBE AND WBE participation, participation by Section 3 residents and businesses, and related matters  The Bidder must submit documentary evidence of Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Section 3 business concerns who have been contacted and to whom commitments have been made.  Documentation of such solicitations and commitments shall be submitted with the Bid.  The County of Armstrong does not discriminate in regards to race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.
 
Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the County of Armstrong at the office of the Armstrong County Controller, Administration Building, Attention Ms. Myra Miller, Suite 102, 450 East Market Street, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 8:30 AM. E.D.T., on June 18, 2020 for the Armstrong County Court House Cupola Restoration Project and the Armstrong County Court House Restoration Work.  All bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 AM. on June 18, 2020, at the public meeting of the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Conference Room at the address above.
ARMSTRONG COUNTY COURT HOUSE CUPOLA RESTORATION WORK AND THE ARMSTRONG COUNTY COURT HOUSE RESTORATION WORK
Only bids from contractors that have purchased approved project bid materials from Accu-Copy will be considered.  Bid documents are available for a non-refundable fee from Accu-Copy Reprographics, 302 Thompson Park Drive, Cranberry Township, PA  16066 or (724) 935-7055. All persons requesting Bid Documents must complete a registration form. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons who have registered with Accu-Copy Reprographics.
A mandatory virtual pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 2, 2020. A site visit is also mandatory prior to bid submission and all interested parties may  access the site at the Armstrong County Court House, 450 and 500 Market Street, Kittanning, PA  16201, by contacting Mr. Jon A. Kovach, Maintenance Supervisor, at 724-548-3443 or through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  during business hours.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bidder’s bond, or certified check or cashier’s check, in favor of the County of Armstrong in the amount of not less than ten percent (10%) of the total of the bid.  The County of Armstrong reserves the right to waive any informality in and to accept or reject any and all bids.  No bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of opening bids.
Pennsylvania Prevailing Wages as established will apply to this contract.  The contract documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, the enacted project labor agreement, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices, and related matters.
The County of Armstrong does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, support animals because of the blindness, deafness, or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals, disability, familial status, or sex.
This project is financed (in part) by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and supported through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission through the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund Act, the Honorable Tom Wolfe, Governor.
Donald K. Myers
Chairman
County of Armstrong
 
 
INVITATION FOR BIDS
The Armstrong County Commissioners will receive sealed bids at the Armstrong County Controller’s Office, 450 East Market Street, Suite 102, Kittanning, PA 16201 until 8:30 AM, Thursday, February 20, 2020 for the Armstrong County Courthouse Building and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project – Re-Bid. The Bids will be publicly opened and read at the Armstrong County Commissioner’s Public meeting held at 9:00 AM, February 20, 2020 for the Armstrong County Courthouse and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project. Separate bids shall be solicited and contracted for: Contract No. 1 Mechanical (HVAC).
Bid solicitation is for the replacement of the existing pneumatic HVAC controls located in the Courthouse and Annex Building with new electronic controls, replacement of the existing cooling tower on the roof of the Courthouse, replacement of the supply fans on the roof of the Courthouse, fan coil upgrades in the Courthouse, upgrades to existing air handler units and existing return air fans in the annex building, replacement of the VAV boxes in the Annex building and upgrades or replacement of VAR boxes in the Annex Building.
Contract documents may be reviewed and obtained at the office of Young & Associates Consulting Engineers, 2078 S. 6th Street, Indiana, PA 15701. Phone 724-463-7090 Ext. 117, (Colin Showalter, Project Manager). Documents must be purchased from this source in order to be registered and eligible to bid the project, for the nonrefundable fee of $100.00 per printed set or $20.00 for an electronically delivered (PDF format) digital copy. A $15.00 fee for postage and handling will be required for Documents mailed to bidders. All checks shall be made payable to W.J. Young & Associates, Inc.
The Proposal must be upon the forms furnished by Armstrong County and must be accompanied by a certified check or bid bond, in the form attached to the Contract Documents, in the amount of 10% of the Bid, made payable to Armstrong County. All envelopes containing Bid proposals shall be clearly marked “Armstrong County Controller’s Office - Armstrong County Courthouse and Armstrong County Annex Building HVAC Renovations Project – Re-Bid” Two copies of the bid documents shall be submitted in sealed envelope with bid.
A satisfactory Bid Bond is one executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety (appearing on the Treasury Department’s most current Circular 570 list and authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania), in an amount equal to 10 percent (10%) of the total of the Bid. No bid bond shall be waived or returned because the Bidder has failed to or cannot comply with any requirements set forth in the plans, specifications, or any applicable statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any applicable municipal ordinances. No bid may be withdrawn for ninety (90) calendar days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds on the forms provided, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price and executed by an acceptable surety company.
Bidders must comply with all requirements of Pennsylvania Act 127 of 2012 and Prevailing Wage Act. All employees must be paid the Prevailing Minimum Wages established by the Commonwealth of PA, Department of Labor and Industry. All Contractors and Subcontractors will be required to use E-Verify for verification of employment eligibility for all employees.
Bidders must comply with all requirements of the Project Labor Agreement for construction projects that are in excess of $150,000. Refer to the Contract Documents for the Project Labor Agreement.
There will be no Pre-bid meeting.
It is the intent to award the bids on March 6, 2020 and have the Cooling Tower portion of the work to be completed over a three-day period between May 4, 2020 and May 8, 2020. The pneumatic controls replacement portion of the work shall begin on May 11, 2020 and shall be completed by June 30, 2020.
The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all proposals, for any reason whatsoever. AWARD CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR REJECTION will be in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders of the contract and technical documents.
Aaron Poole, Armstrong County Chief Administrator
 
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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
 
 
PUBLIC NOTICES

Kiskiminetas Township Conducts Survey

Kiskiminetas Township, through the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, will be distributing demographic surveys door-to-door to the residents who live in the Brownstown Road community in Kiskiminetas Township September 23-30, 2020.  The Township intends to seek funding for multiple phases of the Brownstown Road Reconstruction Project and will need to provide current estimates of the demographics of the service area.  Surveys should be returned to the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development by October 2, 2020.  All information will be held in the strictest of confidence. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Bowser at 724-548-3722 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

 Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority Conducts Survey

Cowanshannock Township Municipal Authority, through the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, will be distributing demographic surveys door-to-door to many residents who live in the Yatesboro community in Cowanshannock Township September 11-20, 2020.  The Authority intends to seek funding for Yatesboro-Water Supply Well Number 2 Rehabilitation and Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Project and will need to provide current estimates of the demographics of the service area.  Surveys should be returned to the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development by September 22, 2020.  All information will be held in the strictest of confidence. If you have any questions, please contact Anita Bowser at 724-548-3722 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

 North Apollo Borough Conducts Survey

North Apollo Borough, through the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development, will be going door to door September 10 and 11, 2020 and September 14-16, 2020 with demographic surveys for the residents who live on Hickory Nut Road, Moore and Wilson Avenues in North Apollo Borough.  The Borough intends to seek funding for Hickory Nut Road Storm Sewer Improvement Project and will need to provide current estimates of the demographics of the service area.  Surveys should be returned to the Armstrong County Department of Planning and Development by September 18, 2020.  All information will be held in the strictest of confidence. If you have any questions, please contact Autumn Vorpe-Seyler at 724-548-3725 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

 City of Parker Seeks Canvassers

The City of Parker is seeking temporary door-to-door canvassers to accurately record general household data within the City of Parker. Hourly pay rate is $16, and training is included. Applicants should be at least 21 years of age, have reliable transportation, and able to pass a criminal background check. The County of Armstrong and the City of Parker do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness, or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals. Submit resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information, 724-548-3722.

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