REVERSE AUCTION BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Columbia, Mississippi (the “City”), will receive un-priced sealed bid proposals for one new/unused single engine rapid deployment boom vac/jet truck and assocated equipment, in the following manner, to wit:
Un-priced bid proposals will be accepted until 10:00 A.M. local time Tuesday, November 3, 2020, in sealed envelopes clearly labeled on the outside of the bid envelope “ New Vac/Jet Truck Bid” at the office of the City Clerk of the City of Columbia, Mississippi, City Hall, 201 2nd Street, Columbia, MS 39429, or by electronic bid submission. Submissions, whether provided on paper by sealed evelope submission or electronically, will be evaluated and vendors submitting acceptable offers will be invited to submit priced bids. Proposals and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
The product offered shall be according to minimum specifications therefor in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Columbia, Mississippi. Specifications are also available through Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com.
Bidding will be held by ELECTRONIC REVERSE AUCTION on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. local time and ending at 11:00 A.M. local time.
The City of Columbia, Mississippi, reserves the right to utilize “anti-sniping” for reverse auctions. Anti-sniping is a tool that automatically extends the bid time for a reverse auction by five (5) minutes if a vendor places a bid in the final five (5) minutes of the reverse auction. The anti-sniping effect will also auto-extend the reverse auction bid time any time a bid is placed in the last five (5) minutes of the reverse auction and can auto extend the reverse auction multiple times until the bidding on the reverse auction ends.
Specifications are available by contacting the City Clerk of the City of Columbia, Mississippi, at 601-736-8201 in order to obtain the bid documents between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm local time. Electronic copies of the bid specifications are available by contacting Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com for a fee. All bids must comply with the specifications provided. The City of Columbia reserves the right to amend the specifications as necessary and agrees to notify all parties having requested bid packets.
Questions – All questions regarding this bid should be directed to Maria Temples, City Clerk of the City of Columbia, Mississippi, in writing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org not less than seven (7) days prior to the bid due date. All questions must be submitted in writing; telephonic inquires will not be considered.
The City of Columbia is NOT responsible for bids which are mailed to the wrong address or which arrive in the mail after the designated bid opening time.
The purchase will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder. However, the City of Columbia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any informality.
City of Columbia, Mississippi
By: s/Justin McKenzie
Justin McKenzie, Mayor
October 15, 2020 (Columbian Progress)
October 22, 2020 (Columbian Progress)
|REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING:
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