NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the Northwest MS Community College Office of Purchasing will
receive bids for the purchase of
BID # 20-004-17, 5-AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER
Pursuant to MS Code 31-7-13 and House Bill 1109, this commodity will be procured through a
multi-step procurement process, including a reverse auction. In Phase One, technical proposals
are evaluated for potential acceptability based upon pre-determined criteria. In Phase Two, only
those bidders whose technical proposals are determined acceptable shall be invited to provide
priced bids for consideration. Technical bid proposals will be accepted until 3:30 p.m. on Friday,
April 3, 2020, in sealed envelopes at the Office of Purchasing, 102 Administration Circle,
Senatobia, Mississippi, or by electronic bid submission. Submissions will be evaluated and
vendors submitting acceptable offers will be invited to submit priced bids. Electronic bids can be
submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding
process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
Final, invited, priced bidding will be held by electronic reverse auction on Tuesday, April 7,
2020, at 1:00 p.m., closing on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Bidders may come to the
Office of Purchasing with a paper bid and receive technical assistance in entering their bid in the
reverse auction if needed.
Specifications and procedures are available at Office of Purchasing, 2nd floor McCormick
Administration Building, 102 Administration Circle, Senatobia, MS during normal business hours
at no charge. Bid packages may also be downloaded from Central Bidding for a fee at
www.centralbidding.com. All bids must comply with the specifications provided.
Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprises are solicited to bid on this project as prime
contractors and are encouraged to make inquiries regarding potential subcontracting opportunities,
equipment, material and/or supply needs.
Northwest MS Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and hereby notifies that all
Bidders will be afforded the full opportunity to submit bids in response to this advertisement for
bids and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, disability, sexual preference, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected
status in consideration for an award.
The successful Bidder shall comply with the Davis-Bacon Act (where applicable) which requires
that all laborers and mechanics shall be paid at rates not less than those determined by the
Department of Labor to be prevailing for the locality in which the project is located. No Bidder
may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
This project is being funded in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant #MS-
19778 and the rules and regulations therein apply.
The bid will be awarded to the lowest and or best bid from a responsive, responsible bidder. Bid
forms and instructions to bidders are on file in the Office of Purchasing and may be obtained upon
request. The College Purchasing Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive
informalities in the bidding.
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Submitted: The Tate Record
Publication dates: March 17th and March 24th of 2020
|REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING:
|• The real-time bidding interface will appear below at the start date and time set by the owner. If you are viewing this page before the set start time of the reverse auction, you may need to refresh the page in your web browser in order to see the real-time bidding interface below.
• The Central Bidding time listed for this Reverse Auction is the official time for the placement of bids. All bidders acknowledge that this Reverse Auction is conducted electronically and relies on hardware, software, internal and external network speeds, as well as other variables that are outside of the control of Central Bidding. Central Bidding does not suggest waiting until the final seconds to place your Reverse Auction Bid. Vendors are solely responsible for the placement of timely bids.
• For questions regarding automatic extensions of the Reverse Auction time and other Reverse Auction technical information, please refer to the Anti-Bid Sniping section on the Reverse Auction FAQ page.
• When entering a bid amount, you may ONLY enter numbers (and one decimal point if necessary). You MAY NOT enter a dollar sign or comma with your bid amount.