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BELHAVEN CREEK DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
City Project No. 15B5014-701
Sealed bids will be received by the City Council of the City of Jackson, Mississippi at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 219 South President Street, P.O. Box 17, Jackson, Mississippi 39205 until 3:30 P.M. Local Time, June 2, 2020, for supplying all labor and materials (as specified) necessary for construction of BELHAVEN CREEK DRAINAGE IMPROVMENTS, City Project No. 15B5014-701.
Contract time for this contract shall be 150 consecutive calendar days from the effective date shown in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated damages will be assessed for each consecutive calendar day the Work has not achieved Final Completion. The amount of liquidated damages per day will be $500.00 plus any additional actual costs above $500.00 incurred by the Owner. These actual costs include, but are not limited to, engineering, inspection, and other construction related costs resulting from the Contractor’s failure to complete the work on schedule.
The City of Jackson is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in public contracting. It is the policy of the City of Jackson to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City. As a pre-condition to selection, each contractor, bidder or offeror shall submit a completed and signed Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) Plan, with the bid submission, in accordance with the provision of the City of Jackson’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance. Failure to comply with the City’s ordinance shall disqualify a contractor, bidder, or offeror from being awarded an eligible contract. For more information on the City of Jackson’s Equal Business Opportunity Program, please contact Yika Hoover, Equal Business Opportunity Officer at 601-960-1638 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the ordinance, EBO Plan Applications and a copy of the program are available at 218 South President Street, 2nd Floor, Jackson, Mississippi.
The City of Jackson hereby notifies all bidders that in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4, that all bidders 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, national origin, or sex, in consideration for an award.
The City of Jackson, Mississippi (“City of Jackson”) is committed to cultivating and ensuring the quality of life of its citizens, through various programs, employment, initiatives, and assistance. The City encourages all persons, corporations, and/or entities doing business within the City, as well as those who seek to contract with the City on various projects and/or conduct business in the City to assist the City in achieving its goal by strongly considering City residents for employment opportunities.
Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi Law and show current Certificate of Responsibility issued by the Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors establishing his classification as to the value and type of construction on which he is authorized to bid.
Bids shall be made out on the bid proposal forms to be provided, sealed in an envelope and plainly marked on the outside of the envelope: “Bid for BELHAVEN CREEK DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, City Project No. 15B5014-701.” Each bidder shall write his Certificate of Responsibility Number on the outside of the sealed envelope containing his proposal.
Bids and EBO plans shall be submitted in triplicate (bound/stapled separately), sealed and deposited with the City Clerk, City Hall, Jackson, Mississippi prior to the hour and date hereinbefore designated. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Official Bid Documents, including the Contract Documents and Drawings can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic Bids may be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions related to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810.4814.
A Pre?Bid Meeting is scheduled for May 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM local time onsite at Belhaven Creek at Laurel Street. Attendance by all potential contractors, subcontractors, and other interested parties is strongly encouraged.
Awarding public contracts to non-resident Bidders will be on the same basis as the non-resident bidder's state awards contracts to Mississippi Contractors bidding under similar circumstances. Current state law, Mississippi General Laws of 2010, Chapter 383, section 31-3-21 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, as amended, requires a non?resident bidder to attach to the bid a copy of the Bidder's resident state’s current laws pertaining to such state's treatment of nonresident contractors. Non-resident bidders must attach to their bid a copy of any bid preference law of the state, city, county, parish, province, nation or political subdivision where they are domiciled. If there is no such law where they are domiciled, all non-resident bidders shall attach a letter to their bid stating that there is no bid preference law where they are domiciled. The bid of any non-resident bidder who fails to attach to its bid a copy of its domicile’s bid preference law or a letter stating that its domicile has no such bid preference law, whichever is applicable, shall be rejected and not considered for award.
Each Bidder must deposit with his bid a Bid Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to five percent of his bid, payable to the City of Jackson as bid security. Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement, if requested by the City of Jackson. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount.
Contract Drawings, Contract Specifications, Instructions to Bidders and Bidders Proposal forms are on file and open to public inspection in the office of the Engineering Division, Department of Public Works, City of Jackson, Mississippi. Copies of the Instructions for Bidders and Bidder's Proposal, Bid Bond, Contract Drawings and Contract Specifications may be procured at the office of the Engineer between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Local Time, Monday through Friday, upon payment of $100.00, which will not be refunded. Checks are to be made payable to the Engineer.
The Engineer is Southern Consultants, Inc. (A Woman’s Business Enterprise), 5740 County Cork Road, Jackson, Mississippi 39206; (601) 957-0999, Fax No. (601) 957-9332. For technical questions please contact James S. Stewart, P.E. at Southern Consultants, Inc.
The City of Jackson hereby notifies all Bidders that minority and women business enterprises are solicited to bid on these contracts as prime contractors and are encouraged to make inquiries regarding potential subcontracting opportunities, equipment, material and/or supply needs.
The City of Jackson reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities therein.
Robert K. Miller, Director
Department of Public Works
Publishing Dates: April 23 & 30, 2020
Publication: Mississippi Link