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23-004 Circuit Switcher Repairs






Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County (the District), is seeking bids for a contractor to provide labor, materials and equipment to repair two (2) circuit switchers for the District.




The purpose of the bid is to obtain a contractor to provide labor, materials and equipment to repair two (2) CSH-B circuit switchers (District owned facilities) within Pend Oreille County. The work will be performed under the direction of the Engineering Manager or other designated District personnel.  The work will be done under a written contract in a form acceptable to District.  The District shall be the exclusive judge of all bids and reserves the right to accept or reject any bid proposal based upon its own criteria and sole judgment.


Scope of Work


The District is seeking bids for a contractor to provide labor, materials and equipment to repair two (2) CSH-B circuit switchers. Work includes replacement of 3 CSH-B interruptors on one circuit switcher and adjustment of arms on another circuit switcher. Provide District personnel with training on adjusting CSH-B circuit switchers.  Inspection of associated disconnect switches, shunt trips, and motor for damage on bo2th CSH-B circuit switchers.


All bidding documents, including the equipment specifications, can be viewed and/or downloaded through the District’s online contracting portal, ProcureWare, at  In order to be eligible to bid and ensure notification of addenda/clarifications, bidders must be registered and pre-qualified through ProcureWare.


It is the intention of the District to have the project start mid-June and be complete and operational no later than July 1, 2023.


Bid Requirements


Each bid must be accompanied by the following:


  • The completed bid proposal form.
  • Copy of current Safety Plan.
  • Credentials for working on circuit switchers – personnel must be qualified to work inside substations and work on this type of circuit switcher.

The State of Washington prevailing wage rates are applicable for this contract located in Pend Oreille County.  Bidders are responsible to verify and use the most recent prevailing wage rates.  The applicable prevailing wage rates may be found on the Department of Labor and Industries website.


By bidding on this project, Contractor acknowledges they have reviewed the District’s Safety Plan, which can be found here:


All contractors must comply with State of Washington and CDC Guidelines with respect to COVID-19.


Bid Submittals


· Bids must be submitted using ProcureWare, the Districts online contracting portal, at no later than February 17, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. PST. Submittals received after the above date and time for any reason will not be considered.

· Questions related to this submittal must be submitted by way of ProcureWare no later than February 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. PST.  Responses to these questions will be made available to all bidders via ProcureWare.



The District reserves the right to cancel this bid at any time, or issue amendments or corrections. The District reserves the right to award this contract, or to not award this contract.  Women’s, minority, and small business enterprises are encouraged to apply. The District is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date: 
Friday, February 17, 2023
Pend Oreille Public Utility District
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