Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received at www.centralbidding.com or in the office of Lake Providence Port Commission, 409 Port Road, Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254, until 11:00 a.m. on February 7, 2012, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read. No bids will be received after 11:00 a.m.
STATE PROJECT NO: 578-18-0017/H.003581 (324)
STATE PROJECT NAME: Succinic Acid Plant Supporting Infrastructure, New Water Well and Tank
IMPROVEMENTS TO: Port Infrastructure Improvements Program, Lake Providence
LOCATED IN: East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
CONTRACTING AGENCY: Lake Providence Port Commission 409 Port Road Lake Providence, Louisiana 71254
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Water Well, Piping, Filtration, and Water Tank
CONTRACTORS LICENSE CATEGORY: Classification IV – Municipal and Public Works Construction
ESTIMATED COST: $1,800,000.00 - $2,600,000.00
PROPOSAL GUARANTY: 5% of the Amount of Bid
Payable to Lake Providence Port Commission
ENGINEER: Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.
4171 Essen Lane, 7th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Attn: Luke E. LeBas, P.E.
Phone Number: (225) 987-7529
Bids must be submitted on the forms provided by the Contracting Agency, must be prepared in accordance with Section 2 of the 2009 Edition of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Public Works and Intermodal Transportation, General Provisions and must include all the information required by the bid form. Bid forms are available from the Engineer and will not be issued later than 24 hours prior to the time set for opening the bids. Each bid shall include a proposal guaranty in an amount not less than amount specified above.
The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on grounds of race, color, sex or national origin. Disadvantaged businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids.
Plans and specifications may be seen at the Engineer's office. Plans may be obtained from the Engineer upon payment of one hundred dollars ($100) per set payable to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure. If plans and specifications need to be mailed, an additional twenty-five dollars ($25) per set will be collected, payable to Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure for postage. In accordance with R.S. 38:2212 A(1)(e), deposits on the first set of documents furnished bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded upon return of the documents, deposits on any additional sets will be
refunded less the actual costs of reproduction. Refunds will be made upon return of the documents if within ten days after receipt of bids.
The award of a contract, if awarded, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder whose proposal complies with all requirements prescribed within 45 calendar days after opening proposals. However, when the contract is to be financed by bonds which are required to be sold after receipts of bids, or when the contract is to be financed in whole or part by federal or other funds not available at the time bids are received, the time will not start until receipt of federal and/or state concurrence or concurrence of the other funding source. Award will be within 45 calendar days after the sale of bonds or receipt of concurrence in award from federal and/or state agency or other funding source. The successful bidder will be notified by letter mailed to the address shown in the proposal that the bidder is awarded the contract.
The award of a contract for projects financed either partially or entirely with State bonds will be contingent on approval by the State Bond Commission.
On projects involving federal funds the award of contract will also be contingent upon concurrence by the appropriate federal agency.
On projects involving state funds the award of contract will also be contingent upon concurrence by the appropriate state agency.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informality or irregularity in any bid, and to reject any and all bids received, per State Public Bid Law, RS 38:2214 (B).
A pre-bid conference will be held on January 24, 2012 at 1:00 p .m. at the project site. Bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference.