FOUR WINDS FOUNTAIN RESTORATION NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals will be received by the Non-Flood Protection Asset Management
Authority, New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal Building, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.,
New Orleans, La 70126, or send electronic to
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and publicly read aloud for:
OWNER PROJECT NO. NFA-2018-005
NON-FLOOD PROTECTION ASSET MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
FOUR WINDS FOUNTAIN RESTORATION
NEW ORLEANS LAKEFRONT AIRPORT
6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126
Bids received after the above specified time will not be considered.
Included in the work is the following: furnishing of all labor, equipment and materials
necessary for the restoration of the Four Winds Fountain at the New Orleans Lakefront
Airport for the Orleans Levee District. Work includes cleaning of the existing concrete
fountain basin including repair of cracks, and repair and restoration of the historic cast
stone statues and capstone by an art conservator and replacement of a shed.
Drawings, specifications and contract documents may be examined and obtained from
the architect – RCL Architecture, LLC at 900 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA
70471 - Phone (985) 727-4440 upon deposit of $75.00 for each set of documents.
Deposits on the first set are fully refundable to all bonafide prime Bidders upon return of
the documents, in good condition, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. The
deposit less actual cost of reproduction of all other sets of documents will be refunded
upon return of documents as stated above.
Bidders are invited to attend a Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference at the New Orleans
Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars & Stripes Blvd., New Orleans, La 70126, Terminal Building,
at 10:00 a.m. on February 20, 2019, in the 2PndP Floor Conference Room 234.
Participants will visit the physical site at the conclusion of this conference.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause. In accordance with
LA R. S. 38:2212 (A) (1) (b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those
stated in the advertisement bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be
considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.
Bids must be submitted on forms provided by the Owner. Envelopes containing bids and
bid guarantee must be sealed, marked with the project name and with the Contractor’s
name as it appears on the License and Louisiana Contractor’s license number.
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five (5%) of the sum of the base
bid and all alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or Bid
Bond Form written by a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana, signed by
the surety’s agency or attorney-in-fact. Surety must be listed on the current U. S.
Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding
companies as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the amount for which it
obligates itself in the Bond, or must be a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at
least an A – rating in the latest printing of the A.M. 2017.
Best’s Key Rating Guide. If surety qualified by virtue of its Best’s listing, the amount of
the Bond may not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest
A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide.
The Bid Bond shall be in favor of the Orleans Levee District and shall be accompanied by
appropriate power of attorney. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five
(5%) by any method is acceptable.
Bids shall be accepted from Contractor’s who are licensed under LA. R. S. 37:2150-2163
for the classification of General Construction. Bidder is required to comply with
provisions and requirements of LA. R.S.38:2212. Bids may be withdrawn by the bidder
due to errors if done within 48 hours of bid opening by affidavit in accordance with LA. R.
Other documentation not provided with the bid, but that is required by LA R.S. 38:2212,
the owner, or the specifications, must be furnished by the low bidder within ten (10)
calendar days after the bid opening. Such documentation shall be supplied as originals
(no copies). Failure to provide this information and documentation within ten (10)
calendar days after bid opening will be grounds for disqualification on grounds that the
bidder is not a “responsible bidder”. This information and documentation includes, but is
not limited to, the non-collusion affidavit, no conviction affidavit, and employment
verification affidavit. However, the payment and performance bond must be supplied
upon contract signing. Note that, although these instructions list specific items that are
required, it is solely the bidder’s responsibility to stay abreast of changes in public bid law
and to ensure compliance with LA R.S. 38:2212 and all other statutes related to public
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond
written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100%
of the Contract amount. Surety must be listed currently on the U. S. Department of
Treasury Financial Management Service List (Treasury List) as approved for an amount
equal to or greater than the contract amount, or must be an insurance company
domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents. If surety is qualified other than
by listing on the Treasury list, the contract amount may not exceed fifteen percent of
policyholders’ surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements filed with
the Louisiana Department of Insurance and may not exceed the amount of $500,000.
However, a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A – rating in the
latest printing of the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide shall not be subject to the $500,000
limitation, provided that the contract amount does not exceed ten percent of
policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide nor fifteen
percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements
filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The Bond shall be signed by the
surety’s agent or attorney-in-fact.
The Orleans Levee District encourages, to the extent feasible, participation by minority
and woman-owned businesses in all bids and proposals for goods and services. It also
encourages the structuring of major projects into categories which may commensurate
with the capabilities of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and actively encourages
major prime contractors to provide opportunities for these businesses to become involved