Request for Proposals - Interior Plants and Interior Plant Maintenance Services
Louisiana > Lafayette Regional Airport
RFP: 49243830
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The Lafayette Airport Commission (LAC) is seeking sealed written proposals from experienced and professional interior landscaping firms to provide plant maintenance services at the Lafayette Regional Airport in order to provide and maintain a visually attractive display of live plants. The term of the contract will be for a period of three (3) years, with two (2) renewal option periods of one (1) year each. 

Proposals must be received no later than Monday, July 18, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. C.S.T. by the Lafayette Airport Commission (LAC) by one of the following methods:  U.S. Mail or Hand Delivery to 200 Terminal Drive – Suite 200, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508-2159; Email to Rene Cotton at renec@lftairport.com  and Jennifer Comeaux at jenniferc@lftairport.com; or Online at https://www.centralauctionhouse.com. 
 
Proposals will be received in accordance with instructions to proposers and the proposal form at the set time. Proposals received after the specified closing time will be returned to sender unopened. 

The Request for Proposal (RFP), which includes the draft contract and scope of services may be obtained at the administrative offices of the LAC, 200 Terminal Drive - Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70508, (337) 703-4800, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Each interested party requesting a printed RFP will be required to submit, to the LAC, a $50.00 non-refundable deposit to cover the cost of reproduction. The RFP in PDF format may be obtained, at no cost, by sending an email request to Rene Cotton at renec@lftairport.com and Jennifer Comeaux at jenniferc@lftairport.com. The RFP is also available online at https://www.centralauctionhouse.com. Use only original Proposal forms which are part of the RFP. The LAC does not assume any responsibility for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of the RFP.

Questions regarding this solicitation shall be placed in writing and directed to:
Rene Cotton, Property Administrator and 
Jennifer Comeaux, Assistant Properties/Accounting Administrator 
200 Terminal Drive – Suite 200  
Lafayette, LA 70508-2159 
Ph: 337-703-4800 
E: renec@lftairport.com  and  jenniferc@lftairport.com  

A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. in the Lafayette Airport Commission Conference Room, 200 Terminal Drive – Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70508.  All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend.  Any questions regarding the Proposal Document, are requested to be submitted, in writing, prior to the pre-proposal meeting to renec@lftairport.com and jenniferc@lftairport.com by Monday, June 27, 2022.  

The LAC reserves the right to waive any irregularities in any proposal or any formality in this RFP, to cancel this RFP, to reject any or all proposals, to re-advertise for proposals, and/or to accept the proposal which, in the judgement of the LAC, even though it does not offer the lowest direct expenditure, is nevertheless deemed the most advantageous for the public and the LAC, i.e., the most responsible proposal.  

It is the policy of the LAC to create a level playing field on which Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) can compete fairly for opportunities.  Accordingly, the LAC has established a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Participation Goal of 3.77% for this solicitation.  

In compliance with the LAC’s commitment to inclusion of small businesses and to be eligible for award of a contract, the contractor/prime Proposer MUST either: 
1. Meet the SBE goal as advertised with meaningful small business participation through subcontracts, joint ventures, or suppliers; OR
2. Demonstrate Good Faith Efforts to meet the SBE goal.
An SBE must meet the following criteria:
1. The firm MUST be at least 51% owned and controlled by an economically disadvantaged individual. Economically disadvantaged is defined as a person whose personal net worth is less than $1.32 million.
2. The economically disadvantaged owner MUST be a resident of Louisiana.
3. The firm MUST meet the Small Business Administration’s size standard and MUST NOT exceed $23.98 million gross receipts.
LAC will accept businesses certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) DBE Program.  DBE businesses certified by the LADOTD can be found at http://www.laucp.org/UCP/UCPSearch.aspx. 

LAC will also accept certified Small Entrepreneurs certified through the Louisiana Division of Administration (LDOA) - Louisiana Hudson Initiative Small Entrepreneurship Program. Small entrepreneurs certified through the LDOA Hudson Initiative can found at https://smallbiz.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/Search/default.aspx. 
The LAC, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 USC §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all Proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

Lafayette Airport Commission 
/s/ Steven L Picou, A.A.E. Executive Director 
Lafayette Regional Airport.

To Be Advertised: 
Friday, June 17, 2022
Friday, June 24, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022 

 

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