INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Sealed Bids will be received by the St. Mary Levee District at their office located at 7327 Hwy 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380 until Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at their office.
Bidders will have the option to submit their Bids electronically or by paper copy. Electronic Bids are accepted at Central Bidding. Central Bidding can be accessed at www.centralbidding.com. For questions related to the electronic bidding process or obtaining the Bidding / Contract Documents & Specifications electronically, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
Bids received prior to the time of the scheduled bid opening will be securely kept unopened. No Bid received after the scheduled time for opening will be considered. Failure of the U.S. Mail or of any express carrier or delivery service to deliver the Bid prior to the date and time of the above stated Bid Opening shall not be considered due cause for the scheduled time of the Bid Opening to be extended.
BAYOU CHENE FLOOD PROTECTION STRUCTURE
Project consists of:
Mobilization/Demobilization, surveying, temporary erosion control measures, aggregate surface course, clearing, grubbing and stripping, levee embankment, drainage excavation, drainage culverts, culvert gates, etc.
Bids must be submitted on the Louisiana Uniform Public Work Bid Form furnished with the Contract Documents. Bid sheets will be issued only to Contractors and/or Subcontractors licensed in accordance with the provisions of LA R.S. 37:2150 through 2173 of the Louisiana Legislature. Contractors desiring to bid shall submit their Louisiana Contractor’s License Numbers as evidence that they hold a license of the proper classification that is in full force and effect.
Contract Documents are on file in the office of Aptim Environmental & Infrastructure, LLC hereinafter referred to as ENGINEER, 2503 Petroleum Dr., Houma, Louisiana 70363 or by contacting Nicole B. Cutforth at (225) 987-7373 or Nicole.Cutforth@aptim.com.
In accordance with Louisiana Public Bid Law, prime Bidders shall be charged a deposit of $150.00 for one (1) set of Contract Documents, and upon return of the complete Contract Documents in good condition within 10 days from receipt of Bids, shall be refunded the full deposit.
A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the office of St. Mary Levee District located at 7327 Hwy 182 E, Morgan City, LA 70380. All prospective bidders shall be present at the beginning of the pre-bid conference and shall remain in attendance for the duration of the conference. Any prospective bidder who fails to attend the conference or remain for the duration shall be prohibited from submitting a bid for the project. The Pre-Bid Conference will include a site visit that will immediately follow the portion of the conference at the St. Mary Levee District office for which attendance is also mandatory. Transportation to the project site will be provided.
Bidders are required to comply with La. R.S. 38:2212.B.(5), as may be amended (further described in the Instructions to Bidders). Failure to include a copy of the appropriate signature authorization, if required, shall result in the rejection of the bid as non-responsive.
All Bids shall be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier's Check or Bid Bond in the amount of five (5%) percent of the amount of the Bid made payable to the St. Mary Levee District. Failure to do so will result in the Bid/Bids being declared non-responsive and shall be cause for rejection.
A Bid will be considered responsive if it conforms in all respects with the conditions and requirements of the Contract Documents.In order to be considered responsive, the Louisiana Uniform Public Works Bid Form must; (a) be fully completed, and signed and be responsive in all respects to the Contract Documents; (b) be made on the Bid Forms provided. The St. Mary Levee District reserves the right to reject any and all bids in accordance with State Bid Law.
The Bidder must be a properly licensed CONTRACTOR under the provision of Chapter 24 of Title 37, Louisiana Revised Statutes, together with any other applicable laws.Work Classification: Heavy Construction. Contractors must be licensed in the following to meet the licensing requirements for the project: 1.) Heavy Construction.
Bidder shall certify he holds an active license under La. R.S. 37:2151 et seq. by displaying his license number on the outside of the sealed envelope containing his Bid. In the case of an electronic bid proposal, Bidder shall certify he holds an active license by having his electronic bid accompanied by the contractor's license number, which may be satisfied by showing his license number on the Bid Form above the signature of his duly authorized representative.
Attention of Bidders is called particularly to the requirements for conditions of employment to be observed (including but not limited to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act - 40 U.S.C. §§ 3701-3708) and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract (Davis-Bacon Act). Attention of Bidders is also called to Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Section 109 (Non-Discrimination) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 503 (Non-Discrimination Against Employees with Disabilities) of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Segregated Facilities, Executive Order 11246, insurance and bonding requirements of the contract documents, and all applicable laws and regulations of Federal government and State of Louisiana.
Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the OWNER no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening.
Successful Bidder must register with the St. Mary Parish Sales and Use Tax Department for use tax purposes.
/s/ Tim Matte
TIM MATTE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ST. MARY LEVEE DISTRICT
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