ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids for Watermain Replacement and Hydrants will be received by the St. James Parish Government until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Office of the Director of Operations, 5800 LA Highway 44, Convent, Louisiana 70723, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Any bid received after the announced closing time will be returned unopened.
All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing the Bidder’s name, address, and State Contractor’s license number and must be addressed as follows:
BID: Waterline Replacement and Hydrants
Project No. 47PARA2303
Failure to have the license number on the envelope will be cause for not opening the bid.
The information for Bidders, Form of Bid Proposal, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at Buchart Horn, Inc. located at 18163 East Petroleum Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, 225 755 2120, fax-225-755-2404, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies may be obtained at this office upon payment of a deposit of $100.00. This deposit will be refunded upon request in accordance with LA R.S. 38:2212.
Additionally, bid documents will be posted on www.centralbidding.com. To view these, download, and receive bid notices by e-mail, you will have to register with Central Auction House (CAH). Vendors/Contractors will have the option to submit their bids and bid bonds electronically or by paper copy. Any questions about this process, contact Ted Fleming with Central Auction House at 1-866-570-9620.
Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable on the U. S. Department of Treasury Circular 570.
A non-mandatory prebid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Office of the Director of Operations.
No bidder may withdraw his/her bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The Contractor shall begin mobilization and procurement of materials within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the Notice to Proceed.
The Attention of Bidders is called particularly to the requirements for conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, Section 109, Executive Order 11246, and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal government and State of Louisiana and bonding and insurance requirements. Minority, female, and Section 3 participation is encouraged.
Bidders must comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Davis-Bacon Act, the Anti-Kickback Act and the Contract Work Hours Standard Act.
Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the St. James Parish no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening.
The Parish reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause; such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.