ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids from contractors will be received by the St. Landry Parish School Board at the St. Landry Parish School Board Office, 1013 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, Louisiana, 70570 or electronically via WWW.CENTRALBIDDING.COM, until 1:45p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021 for:
Opelousas Head Start Program
Architect’s Project No. A20-03
St. Landry Parish School Board, Owner
Bids will be opened publicly at 2:00p.m. in the Board Room of the St. Landry Parish School Board on the Bid Date.
In accordance with Louisiana RS 38:2212, vendors may submit their bid electronically at www.centralbidding.com. Plans and specifications are available by electronic means from www.centralbidding.com . The web site is available 24 hours a day seven day a week. Vendors submitting bids electronically are required to provide the same documents as vendors submitting through the mail or by hand delivery. Regardless of the bid results, the vendor will have 48 hours from opening of the bids to provide the St. Landry Parish School Board the original documents. If a certified check, or cashier’s check, is submitted as the bid security, electronic copies of both the front and back of the check shall be included with the electronic bid. If a vendor fails to provide the original hard copies of these documents within 48 hours of the bid opening, their bid shall be considered non-responsive.
Bidding documents in print form may be obtained at the office of: Architects Alliance of Acadiana, 1006 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA 70570, Phone: (337)942-2678. Contractors who obtain printed documents will also be provided with electronic copies. Contractors and sub-contractors licensed under R.S. 37:2150-2164 may secure from the architect, complete sets of Bid Documents upon deposit of $100.00 for each set of Contract Documents. Deposit for the first set is fully refundable to all bona fide prime contract bidders and a 50% refund shall be made for all additional sets to prime bidders and other plan-holders, upon return of the documents in good condition no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. The deposit for damaged, incomplete or late returned documents will be forfeited. Contractors will be responsible for return shipping costs. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted at the project site, 910 W. M. L. King Jr. Dr. Ext., Opelousas, LA at_4:00. on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.
All general contractor bidders are required to have a representative of their company attend in order for their bid to be accepted. To arrange an inspection at other times, contact Ms. June Inhern, phone number (337) 945-7103, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-F.
All bids must be accompanied by Bid Security
equal to five percent (5%) of the Base Bid plus all additive alternates (if any) and must be in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, or Cashier's Check, written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana and payable to the St. Landry Parish School Board.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond
written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the contract amount and who is currently on the U.S. Department of Treasury Financial Management Service List and complies with R.S. 38:2219. The bond shall not be accepted if written for an amount exceeding the amount listed in the Treasury Financial Management Service List. The bond shall be countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as an agent of the company or issuer, and who is licensed as an insurance agent in this State, and who is residing in this State.
This project is entirely or partially funded by the U.S. Government. Compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act
which provides for payment to workers of at least the minimum hourly wages as determined and published for work in St. Landry Parish.
This project is classified as a “Building Construction
” project and the Bidder shall certify that he meets all licensing requirements of this State and is duly and currently licensed under LA. R.S. 37:2150-2164. Performance time shall be 120 calendar days
unless extended by approved Change Order. Liquidated Damages
in the amount of $100.00 per calendar day
will be assessed for failure to substantially complete the work within the performance time.
No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after receipt of bids. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for “just cause”.
By: Patrick Jenkins, Superintendent