A. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION
Sealed bids are requested by St. Charles Parish School Board from general contractors for construction of:
ELEMENTARY COVERED PLAY AREAS
Bids will be received at the St. Charles Parish School Board, Physical Plant Services, 13855 River Road, Luling, Louisiana 70070 at 2:00 P.M., LOCAL TIME, TUESDAY,
JANUARY 13, 2009, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Dufresne conference room.
B. BID DOCUMENTS AND DEPOSITS
Complete Bidding Documents which include the proposed Contract Documents may be obtained from the Architect - Murray Architects, 131 Ormond Center Court, Destrehan, Louisiana 70047, (985) 764-7275 upon payment of a deposit of $75.00 cash for each set of documents. The deposit or a portion of the deposit is returnable as provided in the Instructions to Bidders. Bidding documents are also available at www.stcharles.k12.la.us under “Quick Links,” select “Online Bids, RFP’s, etc.
C. BID SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENTS BONDS
Bids must be accompanied by a bid security at least equal to five percent (5%) of the base bid and all additive alternates in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and a payment bond, each in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount.
Contract, if awarded, will be on the basis of the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, if within the budget. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 45 days after bid opening except as provided by law.
Bidders must meet the requirements of the State of Louisiana Contractor’s Licensing Law, R.S. 37:2151 et seq.
D. REJECTION OF BIDS
St. Charles Parish School Board reserves the right to award the project on whatever basis is in the interest of the Owner and to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and informalities as allowed by law.
E. PRE-BID CONFERENCE
A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at the St. Charles Parish School Board Dufresne conference room, 13855 River Road, Luling, LA on Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at
11:00 a.m. Attendance at this pre-bid conference is recommended.