NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County, Mississippi, until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Office of Procurement, 365 Losher Street, Suite 340, Hernando, Mississippi, for the widening of Craft Road at the intersection with Bethel Road, DeSoto County, Mississippi, under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Work is to be complete by July 31, 2019.
BID FILE NO: 19-377-001 Widening of Craft Road at the Intersection of Bethel Road
Specifications and the drawings referenced to therein are on file in the Office of The County Engineer at 2373 Gwynn Road in Nesbit, Mississippi, and the Office of Procurement during normal business hours. Information concerning this bid can also be found on the Procurement Page @desotocountyms.gov at no cost or from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com for a fee. All bids must comply with the specifications provided. DeSoto County reserves the right to amend the specifications, as necessary, and agrees to notify all having requested bid packets from the DeSoto County Office of Procurement.
A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 9, 2019 in the Office of the County Engineer at 2372 Gwynn Road in Nesbit, Mississippi.
The County reserves the right to waive any informalities or reject any and all bids and to postpone for 45 days final decision and action on this bid.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within 45 days after the actual date of the opening thereof Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
Each bidder shall comply with the laws of the State of Mississippi for bidding procedures and licensing requirements. All bids submitted in excess of $50,000 by a prime contractor or subcontractor to do any building, construction, repair, maintenance or related work must comply with Section 31-3-21, Mississippi Code of 1972, by securing a Certificate of Responsibility from the State Board of Public Contractors or by showing a statement to the effect that the bid is less than $50,000 and Certificate of Responsibility provision does not apply, on the outside of the envelope. Bidders are to include their Certificate of Responsibility number on the outside of the envelope when applicable.
In accordance with Miss. Code. Ann. Section 31-3-21(3), preference shall be given to resident contractors. Nonresident contractors submitting a bid shall attach thereto a copy of his resident state’s current preference law, if any, pertaining to such state’s treatment of nonresident contractors.
Certified Check or Bid Bond for five percent (5%) of total bid payable to DESOTO COUNTY must accompany each proposal. The awarded bidder must provide a Performance and Payment Bond within ten (10) days of award in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the total amount of the bid.
Retainage will be held from each invoice in accordance with Miss. Code Ann. Section 31-5-33 and paid after the final acceptance of the project.
That all bids submitted must be sealed and clearly labeled on the outside of the bid envelopes as instructed in the bid package and delivered to the Office of Procurement at the above address or electronic bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic submission process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814. Electronic submissions will require the bidder to deliver their Certified Check or Bid Bond separately prior to the bid opening.
Work to be performed shall be in accordance with the “Mississippi Standard Specifications for State Aid Road and Bridge Construction”, 2004 Edition, Adopted by the office of State Aid Road Construction of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, together with all amendments and/or special provisions and/or addenda to the standards duly approved and adopted, unless otherwise noted in these specifications.
WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of December, 2018.
________________________/s/ MISTY HEFFNER
MISTY HEFFNER, CHANCERY CLERK
DeSoto County Board of Supervisors
SUBMITTED: DESOTO TIMES TRIBUNE
FOR PUBLICATION ON: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
PROOF OF PUBLICATION TO: DeSoto County Administrator Office
DeSoto County Administration Building
365 Losher Street, Suite 300
Hernando, MS 38632