INVITATION FOR BIDS
NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS OF PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDING COMPONENTS
Bids will be received by the West Rankin Utility Authority, hereinafter called the “Authority”, in the following manner for furnishing a PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDING - COMPONENTS ONLY. Construction and erection of the building will be provided separately by the Authority and are not part of this procurement.
Submissions of technical information and product delivery as described in the Bid Documents will be accepted until 3:00PM, local time, on May 14, 2021 by electronic submission at www.centralbidding.com. Submissions will also be accepted at the Administration Office of the Authority located at 520 Old Highway 49, Richland, MS 39218 (P.O. Box 180807, Richland, MS 39218-0807). Submissions will be evaluated by the Authority and only vendors submitting acceptable product technical information will be invited to submit price bids during an electronic reverse auction. All prospective bidders must submit product information for the Pre-engineered Building Components on which they intend to submit priced bids.
Bidding by electronic reverse auction will be held beginning at 9:00AM, local time, on May 28, 2021. The reverse auction will last 30-minutes but may be extended by anti-sniping rules for reverse auctions. Electronic reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. Please contact Central Bidding at 225-810-4814 if you have questions related to the electronic bidding process.
Official bid documents may be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. Complete specifications and bid information may also be obtained by contacting Bruce Stephens at the West Rankin Utility Authority at the above address or by telephone: 601-939-5620.
Additional information and assistance regarding this bid opportunity are available at the Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MPTAP). Local contract procurement center information may be found at www.mscpc.com.
Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises are solicited to submit bids for this Pre-engineered Building – Components Only.
All questions, clarifications, and requests, together with answers, if any, will be provided to all prospective bidders that have indicated an interest or intention to submit bids. The Authority reserves the right to respond or not to respond to any questions, clarifications, or requests and reserves the right to waive any formalities and to reject any-and-all bids.
APRIL 28, 2021
MAY 5, 2021
|REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING:
|• The real-time bidding interface will appear below at the start date and time set by the owner. If you are viewing this page before the set start time of the reverse auction, you may need to refresh the page in your web browser in order to see the real-time bidding interface below.
• The Central Bidding time listed for this Reverse Auction is the official time for the placement of bids. All bidders acknowledge that this Reverse Auction is conducted electronically and relies on hardware, software, internal and external network speeds, as well as other variables that are outside of the control of Central Bidding. Central Bidding does not suggest waiting until the final seconds to place your Reverse Auction Bid. Vendors are solely responsible for the placement of timely bids.
• If you are viewing a Multi-Line Item Reverse Auction and you do not see the next item for bid once the time for that item expires, you may need to refresh/reload your page. You can do so by clicking the "Refresh" or "Reload" button which is normally located near the Home, Forward, and Back buttons in your web browser (depending on which web browser you are currently using).
• For questions regarding automatic extensions of the Reverse Auction time and other Reverse Auction technical information, please refer to the Anti-Bid Sniping section on the Reverse Auction FAQ page.
• When entering a bid amount, you may ONLY enter numbers (and one decimal point if necessary). You MAY NOT enter a dollar sign or comma with your bid amount.