NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received ONLY in the office of the Acadia Parish Police Jury, located at 505 N.E. Court Circle, Crowley, Louisiana, or by electronic bid at www.centralauctionhouse.com until 10:00 o'clock a.m. on Wednesday the 30th day of December, 2020 for the “Water System Improvements at the Crowley – Rayne Industrial Park” for the Acadia Parish Police Jury, and shall at that time and place be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the above specified time for opening shall not be considered and shall be returned unopened to the sender. The work shall generally consist of furnishing and installing approximately 2,500 linear feet of water mains by a combination of open cut and jack or bore methods, as well as various valves, boxes, and fittings related to above. Work also includes furnishing and installing a double check valve assembly.
Copies of plans and specifications are available at the office of Mader Engineering, Inc., 1245 South College, Building 1, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503 upon deposit of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per set, payable to Mader Engineering, Inc. Plans and specifications shall be available until twenty-four hours before the bid opening date.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check, or bid bond payable to the Acadia Parish Police Jury, the amount of which shall be five percent (5%) of the base bid plus additive alternates. If a bid bond is used, it shall be written by a surety or insurance company currently on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies which is published annually in the Federal Register, or by a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A-Rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide to write individual bonds up to ten percent of policyholders' surplus as shown in the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide, or by an insurance company in good standing licensed to write bid bonds which is either domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents. The bid bond shall be issued by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana and countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as a licensed agent in this state and residing in this state. The certified check, cashier's check or bid bond shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder shall execute the contract, should it be awarded to him, in conformity with the contract documents within ten (10) days.
No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least forty-five (45) days after the time scheduled for the opening of bids. Each bid shall be submitted only on the bid form provided with the specifications. The successful contractor will be required to execute performance and labor and material payment bonds in the full amount of the contract as more fully defined in the bid documents.
Bids will be evaluated by the Owner based on the lowest responsible bid submitted which is also in compliance with the specifications.
Contractors or contracting firms submitting bids in the amount of $50,000.00 or more shall certify that they are licensed contractors under Chapter 24 of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and show their license number on the front of the sealed envelope in which their bid is enclosed. Contractors shall be licensed in at least one of the following classifications: Municipal and Public Works Construction. Bids in the amount of $50,000.00 or more, not submitted in accordance with this requirement, shall be rejected and shall not be read. Additional information relative to licensing may be obtained from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Acadia Parish Police Jury
PUBLISH DATES: December 3, 10 and 17, 2020.