ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received for the City of Alexandria, Louisiana, by the City Clerk, at the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 915 Third Street, Alexandria, Louisiana, 71301, until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the 24th day of August, 2021, and then at said office publically opened and read aloud.
Any person requiring special accommodation shall notify the City Clerk of the type(s) of accommodations required not less than seven (7) days before the bid opening.
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Complete Bidding Documents may be obtained from:
City Engineers Office
625 Murray Street, Suite 5
Alexandria, LA 71301
Copies shall be obtained on a Compact Disk at the office of the City Engineer. Prime Bidders must obtain Bidding Documents from the Engineer or the on-line bid hosting site. Bids received from Contractors utilizing any other Bidding Document sources will be returned unopened.
Bidders have the option to submit bids electronically. Bidders seeking to submit bids electronically shall register online at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Bidders choosing to submit electronic bids online will be charged a fee by the electronic bidding website. Additionally, contractors shall obtain a digital signature certificate prior to submitting bids online if required by the hosting site. Electronic bids shall be accompanied by the bid security and power-of-attorney required by this solicitation.
Bidders electing to submit bids electronically shall follow procedures as established by the electronic bidding website. Proper and timely submission of an electronic bid is the responsibility of the Bidder. Bidders are encouraged to complete the electronic bid documents in advance of bid closing. Late bids due to malfunction of internet infrastructure, certificate service providers, electronic bid bond providers, or other interruptions shall not be accepted. The City of Alexandria, or its agents, is not responsible for damages, lost revenue, etc., for bids not timely received due to malfunctions or breakdown of the either the internet or the electronic bidding service. Telephone or facsimile bids are invalid and shall not receive consideration.
Each bid must be accompanied by bid security made payable to Owner in an amount of 5 percent of bidder’s maximum bid price and in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or a bid bond. The successful bidder will be required to obtain a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount. All bonds shall be executed by such sureties as are named in U.S. Department of the Treasury Circular 570. A bond signed by an agent or attorney-in-fact must be accompanied by a certified copy of that individual’s authority to bind the surety.
Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under R.S. 37.2156(2) for the classification of “Highway, Street and Bridge Construction”. Project work shall consist of the following major items – excavation, drainage structures, and concrete paving. The contract duration shall be two hundred (200) working days. The engineer’s estimated cost of construction is $540,000.00.
The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder with the right reserved by the City to reject any or all Bids for just cause as defined by LA R.S. 38.2214(B). No bidder may withdraw his bid within 45 days after the actual date of opening thereof.