The construction as shown and described in the Contract Documents consists of the following: (This is a partial list. Refer to the rest of this specification and drawings for additional notes and information.)
1. This project encompasses the construction of a cafetorium, kitchen area, restrooms, raised platform, chair storage, kitchen office, food storage, and cooler/freezer.
2. This building shall be sprinklered.
3. The construction materials for the new exterior construction shall be modular brick veneer along with a minimum of prefinished flush wall panels over 8 and 12” lightweight concrete masonry unit walls.
4. This building shall have a pile supported foundation and a reinforced concrete slab on raised compacted earth pad. With a steel structural bar joist and galvanized metal deck roof system.
5. A slope to gutter rigid insulation, modified bitumen roofing system, and low slope modified bitumen roofing system.
6. Interior wall of high painted concrete block throughout (including restrooms and kitchen).
7. Suspended acoustical and gypsum board ceilings.
8. A new 6’ high wood privacy fenced at the mechanical yard. New chain link security fencing and gates.
9. Cast-in-place concrete steps, ramps and curbs with aluminum guardrails and handrails to meet current ADAAG and Life Safety guidelines.
10. There is some site clearing and demolition of an existing athletic field as indicated in the Civil drawing and Architectural Site plan A-1.0.
11. The existing HVAC System serving the existing school shall be extended to serve the new Cafetorium and Kitchen (refer to Mechanical)
OFFICIAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the LAFOURCHE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD until 2:00 PM on
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020, at its office located at 701 East Seventh Street, Thibodaux,
Louisiana, at which time bids for the SOUTH LAROSE CAFÉ ADDITION, ARCHITECT’S
PROJECT NO. 1902, will be opened and publicly read aloud.
All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing legibly on the exterior, the
1. Job name and owner
4. Contractor's name, address, and license number
Bids can be submitted electronically at www.centralbidding.com.
Bid prices shall specifically EXCLUDE any and all taxes whatsoever. Act 1029 of 1991
exempts’ local governments from state and local tax effective September 1, 1991. Bid
prices shall include any shipping charges, if applicable.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security of not less than five (5%) percent of the
total bid amount. Said amount shall be in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, or
Cashier’s Check drawn on a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
payable to the Lafourche Parish School Board.
The successful lowest responsible and responsive bidder shall be required to furnish the
Owner with a performance bond for 100% of the contract amount prior to the issuance of
a contract to perform the work. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of 45 days after
receipt of bids. The time of completion of this project is prime importance. The Bidder
agrees to commence work under this contract not later than the date indicated in the
Owner’s written Notice to Proceed. All of the work required shall be completed within 420
calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Should the Contractor neglect, refuse or fail to
complete the work or obtain approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office for occupancy
on the amount of calendar days indicated above, the Owner shall have the right to deduct
from and retain out of such moneys which may be due or which may become due and
payable to the Contractor, as indicated in Article 9 of the Instructions to Bidders for each
and every day that such completion of the work is delayed beyond the prescribed date /
calendar days, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. If the amount due and to
become due from the Owner to the Contractor is insufficient to pay in full any such
liquidated damages, the Contractor shall pay the Owner the amount necessary to affect
such payment in full. Provided, however, that the Owner shall promptly notify the
Contractor in writing of the manner in which the amount retained, deducted, or claimed
as liquidated damages was computed. It is hereby further stipulated that the Professional
of Record receives hourly compensation as indicated in the Owner/Architect Agreement
for continued contract administration for the Project. This hourly compensation shall be
deducted from monies which may become due and payable to the Contractor.
Bids must be submitted on the Louisiana Uniform Public Works Bid Form furnished with
the Bidding Documents. Bid sheets will be issued only to Contractors and/or
Subcontractors licensed in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 37:2150 through 2173
of the Louisiana Legislature. Contractors desiring to bid shall submit their Louisiana
Contractor’s License Number as evidence that they hold a license for BUILDING
CONSTRUCTION that is in full force and effect. Bidder shall certify that he meets all
licensing requirements of Louisiana and is duly and currently licensed under LA. R.S.
A MANDATORY Pre-bid Conference will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020, at 10:00 AM
at the Lafourche Parish School Board Business Office located at 701 East Seventh Street,
Thibodaux, LA. At the Mandatory Pre-Bid the design professional shall pass around a
Sign-In Sheet prior to beginning the formal meeting. The sign-in sheet shall have an area
to fill in the signature of the person representing a contractor, the company being
represented, the Louisiana license number of the contractor, phone and fax number of
the Contractor, and an email address of the Contractor. The Architect prefers that all of
the five above items be filled out at the mandatory pre-bid. (The information required
may be emailed to our office before or 24 hrs. after the Mandatory Pre-Bid at
email@example.com. Emailing this information to our office shall not relieve the
contractor of the requirement to be represented at the Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference.)
The sign-in sheet shall be collected by the design professional prior to the completion of
the meeting. Contractors shall not be allowed to sign the sign-in sheet after it is collected
by the design professional. Contractors shall also be required to sign the sign-out sheet
after the entire pre-bid conference is complete. (All Contractors shall sign the sign-in
sheet and the sign-out sheet in order to bid this project.) Note: Bids shall be accepted
only from contractors that attended the entire Mandatory Pre-bid Conference. All
questions from bidders shall be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All
questions sent by email shall have the project name in the subject area of the email. The
last day to submit questions from the Mandatory Pre-bid Conference on this project is
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM. The response to questions shall be FRIDAY, MAY 29,
All drawings, specifications and other Contract Documents for the project are on file and
open for review at the office of Gossen-Holloway-Cortez, 315 East Second Street,
All drawings, specifications and other Contract Documents for the project are available on
the internet at www.centralbidding.com. No project Contract Documents will be provided
by the Architect or Owner.
Lafourche Parish School Board
Ms. Brooke Huddleston, President
Jarod Martin, Superintendent
FIRST ADVERTISEMENT - TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020
SECOND ADVERTISEMENT - TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020
THIRD ADVERTISEMENT - TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020