Notice is hereby given that the Terrebonne Parish School Board will receive sealed bids/quotes at its Purchasing Department, 340 St. Charles Street, Building #3, Houma, Louisiana, until the hour of two o’clock pm (2:00 PM), May 6, 2021 for Ink and Toner Contract Bid #050621. Any bid received after the specified time and date will be returned unopened. Bids will be publicly opened and acknowledged on March 6, 2021 at 2:30 PM in the office of the Purchasing Agent, 340 St. Charles Street, Building #3, Houma, LA 70360 and reviewed by an evaluation committee at a later date.
Bids/quotes received prior to the time of the scheduled opening will be securely kept unopened. Bidders are cautioned to allow ample time for the transmittal of bids by mail or otherwise. Bidders are urged to secure information relative to the probable time of arrival and distribution of mail at the place where the bids are opened. Failure of the U. S. Mail, of any express carrier, or delivery service to timely deliver the bid(s) shall not be considered due cause for the scheduled time of the bid opening to be extended.
Specifications and conditions for bidding may also be obtained from the Terrebonne Parish School Board Purchasing Department, 340 St. Charles Street, Building #3, Houma, LA 70360/P. O. Box 5097, Houma, LA 70361, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pursuant to R.S. 38:2212 (E), the Terrebonne Parish School Board has partnered with Central Bidding to distribute bid solicitations, collect responses, and/or allow contractors and vendors the ability to respond through a uniform and secure electronic interactive bidding system. Official bid/RFP documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids and or RFPs can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com at no charge. Bidders participating in the electronic option need to contact Central Bidding if they have any questions or issues relating to the electronic bidding process at (225) 810-4814. There may be fees for downloading bid specifications that are charged by Central Bidding. Where applicable, and in all construction projects, an electronic bid bond is also required and must be furnished.
Bids shall be submitted electronically using www.centralbidding.com. Failure of the bidder to upload their bid to Central Bidding is not the responsibility of Terrebonne Parish School Board. Bids shall not be accepted by mail, facsimile, or e-mail
As per R.S. 38:2252, preference is hereby given to materials, supplies and provisions, produced, manufactured, or grown in Louisiana, quality being equal to articles offered by competitors outside the state. It is the responsibility of the bidder to declare any preference eligibility for an item(s) submitted with the bid. A preference claim will not be allowed after bids are publicly opened.
The Terrebonne Parish School Board reserves the right to use any state, government, or school contract that was properly let for public bidding as a bid for any item(s) where the prices are lower than or equal to the prices submitted by any or all vendors that are pertaining to the Ink and Toner Contract Bid.
The Terrebonne Parish School Board accepts no responsibility for contacting any vendor, failure to contact a vendor, or a vendor not receiving information regarding this bid. This bid has been properly advertised and it is the sole responsibility of any or all Vendors to request and submit bids as advertised. To the extent permitted by applicable state and federal laws and regulations, the Terrebonne Parish School Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause.
Gregory Harding, President
TERREBONNE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Publication Dates: April 1, 2021, April 14, 2021, and April 28, 2021