NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received online at www.centralbidding.com and at the Abbeville City Hall, 101 North State Street, Abbeville, LA 70510, until 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2022, for:
NORTH HENRY STREET
WASTEWATER PUMP STATION NO. 8
BUILDING AND REPAIRS
CITY OF ABBEVILLE
and the bids will be opened and read aloud at that time (LA R.S. '38:2214). Bids received after the specified time will not be considered.
This Project Shall Consist of Furnishing and Installing a New Building Along with Repairs to the Existing Pump Station along with Associated Work.
No Pre?Bid Conference will be held on this project.
Only the bids of Prime Contractors licensed under Louisiana Contractor's Licensing Law under Chapter 24 of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes will be considered for bids exceeding $50,000.00. Should the bid exceed $50,000.00, contractors desiring to bid shall hold license of proper classification under "Municipal and Public Works Construction" in full force and effect at the time drawings, specifications, and forms are requested from the office of the Engineers.
Contractors may obtain an electronic or paper set of "Bidding Documents" from the Design Engineer listed below at the following location and during the specified hours:
1. Sellers & Associates, Inc., 148-B Easy Street, Lafayette, LA 70506-3095
Telephone: 337.232.0777 / Fax: 337.232.0851
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
For Plans and Specifications: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Questions Concerning the Plans and Specifications: Contact Eugene M. Sellers, Design Engineer
2. Contractors may also view and download the "Bidding Documents" with the Owner's electronic bid submittal service: http://www.centralbidding.com. Prospective Bidder may register on-line in order to establish an account. For assistance on how to register on?line or if encountering problems with the web site, contact Central Bidding at 225.810.4814.
3. A $60.00 Deposit on the first set of physical documents furnished to all Bidders, who request bidding documents and who are properly licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, shall be fully refunded upon return of the documents no later than 10?days after receipt of bids. On other sets of documents furnished to Bidders, $5.00 shall be refunded upon return of the documents no later than 10?days after receipt of bids (LA R.S. '38:2212). Bidders may also obtain an electronic copy of the bid documents from the Design Engineer.
4. As an option to printed plans and specifications, parties may request and acquire an electronic (pdf format) set of plans, specifications, and bidding documents from the office of the Engineer at no cost. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs.
The Contractor shall obtain, maintain during the life of the project, and provide to the Owner copies of the following bonds and policies which shall be obtained from surety companies, which appear on the U.S. Treasury Circular 570, licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana, in the amounts and for the purpose stated, and subject to the Owner=s approval:
1. Bid Bond:
A ABid Guarantee@ equivalent to 5% of the bid price consisting of a firm commitment, such as a bid bond, certified check, cashier=s check, money order, or other negotiable instrument shall accompany each bid as assurance that the bidder will, upon acceptance of his bid, execute such contractual documents as may be required and within the time specified.
2. Performance Bond:
A performance bond of not less than 100% of the contract price shall be executed to assure the Contractor=s faithful performance of the contract.
3. Payment Bond:
A payment bond of not less than 100% of the contract price shall be executed to assure payment as required by law of all persons supplying labor and material in the performance of the work provided by the contract.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause; such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty?five (45) days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Bidding Documents shall be available until 24?hours before the bid opening date (R.S. '38:2212.G.(2)). This provision shall not be subject to waiver (LA R.S. '38:2215). The provisions and requirements of this section and those stated in the bidding documents shall not be waived by any entity (LA R.S. '38:2212).
By order of the City Council of the City of Abbeville, Louisiana.
Publication Dates (LA R.S. '38:2212): Friday: August 5, August 12, and August 19, 2022
Official Journal (LA R.S. '43:140): Abbeville Meridional