Sealed bids will be received by the Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 2069 Railroad Ave., Lutcher, LA 70071 where Bids are to be received and opened until 10:00 A.M. and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for construction of the Project described as follows:
Laurel Ridge Levee Extension
Owners: Pontchartrain Levee District
East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1/Ascension Parish Government
McKim & Creed Project No. 08393-0003/28018
STATEMENT OF WORK:
Construction of the extension of the existing Laurel Ridge Levee near Gold Place Rd to the north approximately 4.5 miles to Walls Cemetery Road. The levee includes seven gated control structures, an emergency overflow structure, several ramps, and levee-top aggregate roadway construction.
All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at 2069 Railroad Ave., Lutcher, LA 70071.
Copies of Specifications, Bid Documents, Contract Documents and Construction Plans for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the office of McKim & Creed, Inc., 1022 S. Purpera Avenue, Gonzales, LA 70737, (225) 644-5523 upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per set. Documents can be mailed to bidders for an additional $5.00 per set. Deposits on the first set of Documents furnished to bona fide Prime Bidders, properly licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors, will be fully refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of Bids. On other sets of documents furnished to said Prime Bidders, the deposit less actual cost of reproduction will be refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. No refund will be made to non-bidders or sub-bidders.
Where bids are to be received or forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized Representatives. In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids.
Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contractor's state license number and the name of the project (Laurel Ridge Levee Extension) for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), P.O. Box 426, Lutcher, LA 70071, mailed certified mail and must be received no later than the bid opening. Hand or special delivery can be to the physical address, 2069 Railroad Ave., Lutcher, LA 70071. Submittals delivered to the physical address shall be during normal business hours, must contain all required information on delivery label and must be received prior to bid deadline.
In addition to paper bids, electronic bids for the project will be received and downloaded by the Pontchartrain Levee District by the bid deadline. Electronic bids shall include Uniform Bid Form, Bid Bond and Corporate Resolution and must be submitted through www.centralauctionhouse.com prior to the electronic bidding deadline. Beginning at 10:00 A.M. (CST) Thursday, December 8, 2022 all bids will be downloaded. No bids shall be accepted after 10:00 A.M.
All addenda, Amendments, and Letters of Clarification Notices will be posted online. This information may be accessed via the internet at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Once logged in, users must click on Pontchartrain Levee District to view current advertisement listings. This listing is titled “Laurel Ridge Levee Extension.”
The public entity advertising for bids for work requires the bidders to attach bid security in the form of a bid bond, a certified check, or cashier's check for not more than five percent of the estimated price of supplies or materials, as evidence of good faith of the bidder as prescribed by La R.S. 38: 2218(A). To address the above requirement for electronic bids the Pontchartrain Levee District will allow electronic bids submitted via the PLD approved on-line bid site to be submitted as follows:
A. A copy of the bid bond and corporate resolution must be attached to bid document submitted electronically. Seals for on-line submittals shall be “stamped”.
B. The original bid bond and corporate resolution documents must be received in our office no later than 48 hours after bid opening date and time (Pontchartrain Levee District at McKim & Creed, Inc., 1022 South Purpera Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737).
C. The bid bond and corporate resolution envelope must be clearly labeled as a “Bid Bond/Corporate Resolution” with the project name, vendor’s name as it appears on the bid documents and address.
It will be the responsibility of the bidder to check for updates. All submitted questions will be forwarded by email to the Project Manager and the Project Engineer for a response.
Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Engineers, with their request for Contract Documents, contract documents deposit and evidence that they hold State License in HEAVY CONSTRUCTION (Earthwork, Drainage and Levees), is in full force and effect.
In accordance with LA R.S. 38:2227 and LA R.S. 38:2212.10, each bidder on this project must submit other required documents identified in the contract documents to Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), (Mailing Address) P.O. Box 426, Lutcher, LA 70071 or (Physical Address) 2069 Railroad Ave. Lutcher, LA 70071 within 10 days after the opening of bids.
Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Bid must accompany each Bid and shall be made payable to the Owner in the form of a bid bond, a certified check, or cashier's check as prescribed by La R.S. 38: 2218(A).
Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, for and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable on the U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 570.
Pursuant to La R.S. 38:2212 (B)(1), the provisions of La R.S. 38:2212 (B)(1) and the bidding documents shall not be waived by any entity.
Pursuant to La. R.S. 38:2214 (C) Bids containing patently obvious, unintentional, and substantial mechanical, clerical, or mathematical errors, or errors of unintentional omission of a substantial quantity of work, labor, material, or services made directly in the compilation of the bid, may be withdrawn by the contractor if clear and convincing sworn, written evidence of such errors is furnished to the public entity within forty-eight (48) hours of the bid opening excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Such errors must be clearly shown by objective evidence drawn from inspection of the original work papers, documents, or materials used in the preparation of the bid sought to be withdrawn. If the public entity determines that the error is a patently obvious mechanical, clerical, or mathematical error, or unintentional omission of a substantial quantity of work, labor, material, or services, as opposed to a judgment error, and that the bid was submitted in good faith it shall accept the withdrawal and return the bid security to the contractor.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 2:00 pm. at Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), 2069 Railroad Ave., Lutcher, LA 70071.
Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD)
East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1
Ascension Parish Government
BY: /s/ MS. SENECCA BOUDREAUX
TO APPEAR IN THE:
THE NEWS EXAMINER – 11/10/2022, 11/17/2022, 11/24/2022, 12/1/2022
GONZALES WEEKLY CITIZEN- 11/17/2022, 11/24/2022, 12/1/2022
THE ADVOCATE – 11/11/2022, 11/18/2022, 11/25/2022