ADVERTISEMENT TO BID
PROJECT NAME: Port Manchac Transload Improvements Floodwall (Phase II), Truck-Scale Foundation Installation, Asphalt Paving and Site Grading, State Project No. H.011927 (322).
Sealed bids will be received at the office of the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission, 163 West Hickory Street, Ponchatoula, Louisiana until 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. No bids will be received after this time. As a minimum, “Attn: Patrick J. Dufresne, Executive Director, SEALED BIDS for Port Manchac Transload Improvements Floodwall (Phase II), Truck-Scale Foundation Installation, Asphalt Paving and Site Grading, State Project No. H.011927 (322). Contractor’s Name and License #” should appear on the outside of sealed envelope.
The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission (STPPC) reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive any and all, informalities not involving prices, references or product capabilities and the right to disregard all nonconforming and nonresponsive bids per the Public Bid law.
The proposed work consists of but is not limited to furnishing all labor, equipment and materials for the construction of the: Port Manchac Transload Improvements Floodwall (Phase II), Truck-Scale Foundation Installation, Asphalt Paving and Site Grading, State Project No. H.011927 (322). The project is located at the Port Manchac, 31450 Highway 51 South, Manchac, Louisiana. The project includes furnishing all labor, equipment, tools and materials necessary to construct the project, complete-in-place as shown on the plans and specified in the Contract Documents.
Pursuant to LSA-R.S. 37:2163, sets of complete Bidding Documents are available to licensed contractors and others for review at the office of the Engineer at address below:
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1200
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Telephone: (504) 586-8111
Fax: (504) 522-0554
The bid documents for this project are also posted on centralauctionhouse.com. To view, download, and receive bid notices/updates by email, prospective bidders will have to register with Central Auction House (www.centralauctionhouse.com). Bidders will have the option to submit their bids and bid bonds electronically or by paper copy. If a bid is submitted electronically, bidder shall enclose a copy of their proposal guaranty (bid bond, certified check, or cashier’s check) with the electronic submission. The original proposal guaranty shall be delivered to the Owner within 48 hrs. of bid opening. Electronic bids must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. Bidding Documents may be obtained at the office of the Engineer until 24 hours prior to Bid opening upon payment of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) in certified check, company or cashier’s check payable to the Engineer. In accordance with R.S. 38:2212(D), deposits on the first set of documents furnished bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded upon return of the documents in good condition, no later than ten calendar days after receipt of bids. All sets furnished to subcontractors and suppliers will be non-refundable. Good condition is defined as free of all pencil, pen, highlighter, and other marks, free of significant tears, and free of missing sheets or pages. Partial sets of documents will not be issued. Bidding Documents will be shipped only if the requesting party makes all arrangements and assumes responsibility for all charges.
Bidder shall certify that he is licensed under the provisions of LSA-R.S. 37:2150 et seq. and show their license number on the bid envelope. Except as otherwise provided in LSA-R.S. 37:2163, any bid that does not contain the contractor's certification and show the contractor's license number on the bid envelope shall be automatically rejected, shall be returned to the Bidder stamped "Rejected" and shall not be read aloud. Any Bidder who submits a bid for a type of construction for which he is not properly licensed shall be acting in violation of LSA-R.S. 37:2163 and shall be subject to all provisions for violations and penalties thereof. Any interested person may object to the licensing classification of this public project in accordance with LSA-R.S. 37:2163. Any bid that does not require the Bidder to hold a license shall state the exemption on the bid envelope and shall be treated as a lawful bid for the purpose to LSA-R.S. 37:2163.
If a nonresident contractor bidding on public work in the State of Louisiana is domiciled in a state that provides a percentage preference in favor of contractors domiciled in that state over Louisiana resident contractors for the same type of work, then every Louisiana resident contractor shall be granted the same preference over contractors domiciled in the other state favoring contractors domiciled therein whenever the nonresident contractor bids on public work in Louisiana (LSA-R.S. 38:2225 A).
Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid payable to the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission (STPPC) must accompany each Bid. A certified or cashier's check or a bid bond is acceptable bid security. If bid bond is used, it shall be written by a surety or insurance company currently on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies which is published annually in the Federal Register, or by a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A-rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide to write individual bonds up to ten percent of policyholders' surplus as shown in the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide. (LSA-R.S. 38:2218.C).
Bids must be submitted on the forms provided by the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission (STPPC), must be prepared in accordance with Section 2 of the latest edition of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office of Multimodal Commerce, General Provisions and must include all the information required by the bid form. For all purposes pertinent hereto, the Bid Form shall be deemed to include all documents contained in the Bid Form, Section 00100 in the Bidding Documents. Each bid shall include a proposal guaranty in an amount not less than specified above.
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. Disadvantaged businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids. 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 30 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 successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond guaranteeing faithful performance and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond guaranteeing the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the contract.
A Notice to Proceed will be issued for the Project. All work is to commence within seven (7) consecutive calendar days after the issuance of the Owners Notice to Proceed (Work Order).
Pursuant to LSA-R.S. 38:2215, the Owner and the low bidder, may by mutual agreement extend the award by one or more 30 calendar day extensions.
The Work shall be substantially completed within one hundred and eighty (180) consecutive calendar days. Substantial completion is as defined per General Provisions, Paragraph 5.17. The contract shall be completed in all details and ready for final acceptance within two hundred and ten (210) consecutive calendar days.
Liquidated Damages shall be assessed for every day beyond the date of completion as established in Section SP-2 of the Additional Special Provisions which supersedes the damages described in the Standard Specifications.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at the project site.
South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission
Patrick J. Dufresne