ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS
The City of Tupelo is seeking un-priced technical proposals for:
PRE-STRESSED SPUN CONCRETE POLES
12-MONTH SUPPLY BID
Bid # 2020-026WL
Deadline for receipt of un-priced technical proposals is 10:00 AM CST, Friday, August 14, 2020, at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804.
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, un-priced technical proposals are evaluated for potentional 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. City of Tupelo encourages vendor participation in this multi-step process. Complete instructions are provided in the specifications package.
Official un-priced proposal documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com for a fee. Detailed specifications may also be obtained by contacting Traci Dillard, Purchasing Agent at 662-841-6456, firstname.lastname@example.org or from the address above. Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com at no charge. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
The City of Tupelo is an equal opportunity employer and hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that, in any contract entered unto pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin in consideration for an award.
The City of Tupelo reserves the right to reject any and or all bids, waive technicalities, informalities or irregularities in the bids received, solicit new bids or to choose that bid which is deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Tupelo.
REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING:
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• 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.
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