ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT AT OLD HIGHWAY 80 OVER OKATIBBEE CREEK
PROJECT NO. ERBR-38-320(01)
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:
Sealed bids for the removal and replacement of the bridge and roadway approach sections (approximately 0.273 miles) on Old Highway 80 over Okatibbee creek in Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, known as Project No. ERBR-38-320(01) will be received no later than 10:59am, August 18, 2022, City Hall, Purchasing, 601 23rd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301. All bids so received will be publicly opened and read aloud at 11:00 am, 8/18/2022.
Specifications may be obtained by contacting Eugene Perry, asst City Clerk at 601-485-1938, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or from the address above. Bid specification documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids 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.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on at the project site at 10:30 AM, August 11,2022.
BASIS OF AWARD
The award, if made, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder on the basis of published quantities.
Minimum wage rates for this project have been predetermined by the secretary of the Department of Labor in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Regulations governing the expenditure of Federal Aid Highway Funds and are set out in the labor regulations contained in the Proposal.
The City of Meridian is an equal opportunity employer and hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that, in any contract entered unto pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin in consideration for an award.
The City of Meridian reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids, waive technicalities, informalities or irregularities in the bids received, solicit new bids or to choose that bid which is deemed to be in the best interest of The City of Meridian.
Official bid documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic 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. Plans and specifications are also on file in the City Hall, Purchasing, 601 23rd Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi 39301.
This project shall be constructed in accordance with the 2004 Edition of the Mississippi Standard Specifications for State Aid Road and Bridge Construction, together with all amendments and/or special provisions and/or addenda to the standards duly approved and adopted, unless otherwise noted in these specifications.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Cashier’s Check, Certified Check on a solvent bank or a Bidder’s Bond issued by a Surety Company licensed to operate in the State of Mississippi, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Base Bid Price, payable to the City of Meridian as bid security. Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement, if requested by the City. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Base Bid price.
Either electronic or hard copy submittals, the proposal and contract documents in their entirety shall be submitted. No stripped bids will be accepted.
The attention Bidders is directed to the provisions of Subsection 102.07 pertaining to irregular proposals and rejection of bids.
Eugene Perry Assistant City Clerk
Publishing Dates: July 21,2022