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Invitation for bids

Invitation for bids

 

INVITATION FOR BIDS – 2nd Opportunity

The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA will receive sealed Bids for the installation of a new roof, gutters, and siding at one of our residential homes until 10:00AM (prevailing time) on the 23rd day of October, 2020, at the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office, located at 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA 18964 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Contract Documents, including Technical Specifications, are on file at the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office, located at 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA  18964 where they may be inspected at any time during working hours.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained through the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office

A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Indian Creek Foundation  of Souderton, PA, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten (10%) of the total bid amount shall be submitted with each Bid.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for Satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond and Labor and Materialmen’s Bond.

This Contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, which provides that training, employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project, and that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding when, in the opinion of the CEO or his designee, such rejections or waivers shall be to its interest or advantage.

Prior to awarding the contract, bids may be held by the  Indian Creek Foundation for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders.

By:_Mori Catania

Property Manager

 

ICF Leadership Team’s Statement on Racial Injustice

ICF Leadership Team’s Statement on Racial Injustice

Our country is in pain. The deaths of so many…George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others are sad reminders of the racial injustice that is so common in our communities and, perhaps, experienced by some in the Indian Creek family. At Indian Creek we celebrate our diversity and the Leadership Team wants you to know that we stand with those who are fighting for justice and equality.

It is the responsibility of all of us to fight against systems of oppression. The unity of our nation depends on everyone being treated equally under the law. The Leadership Team is committed to recognize and resolve inequalities within our organization and the communities in which we serve.

We stand in solidarity with our black community in the fight for justice and equality.

Roll, Stroll & Run – WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020

Roll, Stroll & Run – WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2020

Indian Creek Foundation’s 29th Annual Roll Stroll & Run will take place virtually from Saturday, August 22nd until Saturday, September 19th, 2020. This charity ride/walk/race typically draws more than 300 participants and volunteers from all over PA and NJ.  This year, participants will be able to walk, ride, or run on anywhere they would like at their leisure.

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we are adjusting our usual post-event carnival to a fun drive through kick-off party on August 25th. Participants can enjoy live music while we hand out our collectible t-shirts, swag bags full of fun give-a-ways and exciting prizes. Join us on our main campus at 420 Cowpath Road from 6 – 8 PM on August 25th to pick up your registration bag and win prizes!

Although things will operate differently, we are hopeful that this will still be Indian Creek Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Indian Creek Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to make necessary renovations in several of our 24 residential care homes.  After registering, you will have the opportunity to create your own fundraising page to encourage your friends help us reach our goal of a new kitchen.

By participating in Roll Stroll & Run, and by encouraging others to sponsor your efforts, you are making a difference in the lives of the individuals that Indian Creek Serves.

• Register now and ride, walk or run anytime between 8/22 and 9/19
• Start raising money right away with your personal fundraising page provided at registration
• Create a virtual team and compete for awards
• Post your photos and accomplishments using #icfrsr2020 on our social media accounts to win fun prizes
• View links to our previous routes along with links to fun contests, on-line games, and events for the whole family

KICK OFF PARTY!
August 25th from 6pm-8pm
Indian Creek Foundation Campus, 420 Cowpath Road, Souderton, PA
Join us for a fun drive through kick-off party featuring:
• Live Music
• SWAG BAGS full of fun giveaways
• Official Roll, Stroll & Run t-shirt
• Exciting Prizes
• Be the first car to arrive and win one free adult registration for 2021 (entrance opens at 5:45pm)
• Contact Beth Healy at ehealy@indcreek.org or at (267) 203-1500, ext. 205 if you need to pick up your swag bag and t-shirt at another time

Registration: Registration Opens August 5, 2020 at 6:00pm EDT
Price: $30.00 Race Fee
Registration: Registration ends September 19, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Urgent: Contact Congress Today about the Interim COVID-19 Funding Bill

Today, Congress announced it is working on an interim COVID-19 funding bill to sustain small businesses while it works on a larger relief package that we anticipate will be debated in May. This represents an additional opportunity to reassert to Congress that funding disability supports is a matter of life or death.

The Ask: Use this tool to ask that interim COVID-19 small business relief legislation include funding for providers of I/DD supports.

The Details: Specifically, we need you to ask Congress to support funding that would:

  1. Stabilize Medicaid-funded supports so they remain operational during the crisis.
  2. Retain essential community supports currently suspended due to social isolation, to ensure they can reopen after the crisis.
  3. Supercharge staff stabilization, retention, and recruitment.

As reported by Politico:

Congress and the Trump administration are quickly nearing a deal on more than $400 billion in emergency funding for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Senate expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday.

Word of the impending deal came after Congress allowed the small-business rescue fund it set up to exhaust its $350 billion funding capacity on Thursday, amid a standoff over Democrats’ demand that the package include aid for hospitals and state and local governments. It appears Democrats will get some of their new demands, but will have to fight for the state and local funding in the next round of aid.

Please speak up today! Your continued pressure was effective in encouraging Congress to include policies that strengthen disability supports in previous COVID-19 legislation. Now, more support is critical to address the needs of people with disabilities and those who support them during this crisis.

Ways to help during the pandemic

Ways to help during the pandemic

Since the stay-at-home order was issued last month, Indian Creek Foundation’s Residential & Community Based Program staff, with the support of staff from other departments, have been providing care to over 100 individuals in 24 homes.

So that we can keep delivering care in a safe manner, we are seeking donations of the following items from the community:

Face shields/eye protection
Gloves
Cleaning supplies
Toilet paper
N95/KN95 Masks
Surgical masks
Surgical shoe covers
Surgical hair covers

Some of our DSP staff are now staying in the homes to reduce risk of exposure to them and our residents. We are also in need of:
Bottled water, Gatorade, Powerade
Gift cards to purchase gas
Snacks
Bath Products, Lotions etc.

Cash contributions can be made by check or online (www.indcreek.org/donate).  Please note if your gift is restricted to our COVID-19 efforts.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact our Director of Development, Brett Wells, at bwells@indcreek.org or 267-203-1500 x 120.

ICF COVID-19 UPDATE

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s orders regarding COVID-19, Indian Creek Foundation has undertaken the following measures:

Day Services is  closed until further notice.

Changes have also been made to the Behavioral Health Services Department schedule.
    • Outpatient Appointments are resuming next week, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • Peer Support appointments are resuming, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • BHRS & ABA appointments are resuming, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • TASP and TAY are closed until further notice.

Indian Creek Foundation is considered to be a life-sustaining business by the commonwealth and will continue to provide residential and administrative support functions for as long as this situation persists.

If you have questions about Day Services, Behavioral Health, or Residential programs, please contact the respective department director.  Contact information can be found by clicking THIS LINK.