Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Mississippi Partnership SkillPath Apprenticeship and In-School Program Equipment
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Electronic bids shall be received through reverse auction for one (1) hour beginning at 10:00 A.M. (LOCAL TIME) ON TUESDAY, THE 19TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2019, by the THREE RIVERS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION (TRPDD) for the purchase of equipment for THE MISSISSIPPI PARTNERSHIP SKILLPATH APPRENTICESHIP AND IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM. Specifications for said equipment are available through Central Bidding, the host of the reverse auction process on behalf of TRPDD, online at www.centralbidding.com. Any questions regarding the reverse auction process shall be directed to Central Bidding, to the attention of Finley Ward, by telephone at (225) 810-4814 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All interested Bidders shall be required to submit the Equipment Specification Acknowledgement (ESA) to TRPDD online through Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com by 10:00 A.M. (local time) on Tuesday, the 12th of November, 2019. ESAs are available online at www.centralbidding.com. ESA’s from Bidders that meet or exceed the required minimum specifications for the TRPDD equipment shall be notified via email from TRPDD through Central Bidding that said Bidder has been approved to participate in the online reverse auction scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 beginning at 10:00 A.M. (local time).
The project consists of the following: Equipping of experiential labs in five (5) classrooms including equipment and supplies related to technical equipment training in advanced manufacturing, transportation, distribution, logistics, and healthcare, to include the installation of said equipment and training of instructors to operate and maintain said equipment. Equipment, installation, and training must allow labs to provide a complete turnkey solution.
Bids will be accepted only under the name of the Bidder to whom specifications
have been issued.
Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprises are solicited to bid on this project as prime contractors and are encouraged to make inquiries regarding potential subcontracting opportunities, equipment, material and/or supply needs.
TRPDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and hereby notifies that all Bidders will be afforded the full opportunity to submit bids in response to this advertisement for bids and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status in consideration for an award.
The successful Bidder shall comply with the Davis-Bacon Act (where applicable) which requires that all laborers and mechanics shall be paid at rates not less than those determined by the Department of Labor to be prevailing for the locality in which the project is located. No Bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
This project is being funded in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Grant #MS-19778 and the rules and regulations therein apply.
The Three Rivers Planning and Development District reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all Bids with or without reason.
Questions or comments concerning this advertisement for bids shall be directed to Bill Renick – Workforce Development Division Director at TRPDD (located at 75 South Main Street, Pontotoc, MS 38863) by telephone at (662)489-2415 or by email at email@example.com.
Please print the above as a legal ad in the Daily Journal on Friday, October 11, 2019 and Friday, October 18, 2019
Send Bill and Proof of Publication to:
Three Rivers Planning and Development District
Attn: Bill Renick
P.O. Box 690
Pontotoc, MS 38863
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