Sealed bids from general contractors duly licensed pursuant to Louisiana’s Contractors Licensing Laws for the major classification of Building Construction are requested by Central Community School System for construction of:
Project Name: Tanglewood Elementary School – New Classroom Building
9352 Rustling Oaks Avenue
Baton Rouge, La. 70818
Project Number: 3221103
Bids will be received at the offices of the Central Community School System, Attn: Rebecca Easterling, 10510 Joor Road, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70818 until 2:00 P.M., Local Time on Thursday, August 5, 2021, at which time and place the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders have the option to submit their bids electronically by using Central Auction House (www.CentralAuctionHouse.com). Bidders shall be solely responsible for ensuring that their bids are received on or before the bid opening and CCSS shall not be responsible for any failure of the delivery method chosen. All bids received after 2:00 pm on August 5, 2021 will be returned to the bidder unopened.
Complete Bid Documents, (Drawings, Specifications & Addenda), can be obtained at www.CentralAuctionHouse.com . If you are not currently a subscriber, you will need to apply for access.
Complete Bid documents are also available from http://login.projecttrek.com/BiddingLogin.aspx via the Project Trek Public/Private bidding module. If you are not currently a subscriber, you will need to apply for “Free Access”. Access to the project is without charge and without deposit and will allow you to view, download or send offer documents to a printer.
Prospective bidders desiring further information or interpretations of the Drawings and/or Specifications shall request such data electronically via http://login.projecttrek.com/BiddingLogin.aspx. Answers to all questions, inquiries and requests for additional information will be issued in the form of Addenda to the Drawings and Specifications and copies of each addendum will be posted on http://login.projecttrek.com/BiddingLogin.aspx, and www.CentralAuctionHouse.com. Refer to Instructions to Bidders.
The successful bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount on the forms provided by CCSS in the offer documents and written in accordance with State law.
The successful Bidder will be allowed 150 calendar days to complete the Project from the date established in a Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages will be assessed at $500.00 for each consecutive calendar day for which work is not substantially completed beyond the date set as the completion date in the Notice to Proceed.
Bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to 5 percent of the base bid and all additive alternates in the form of either a certified check or a bid bond.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the office of Central Community School System, 10510 Joor Road, Suite 300, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70818. Attendance at this Pre-Bid Conference is MANDATORY and bidders must be present for the entire conference in order to submit a bid.
The Contract, if awarded, will be on the basis stated in the Instructions to Bidders. The Non-Collusion Affidavit, the Affidavit certifying compliance with R.S. 38:2212.10 regarding an employee verification system, the No Convictions Affidavit required by R.S. 38:2227, and other required affidavits/documentation as specified in the Bid Documents must be hand delivered to the Architect by the apparent low bidder within 10 calendar days of the bid opening. No bid may be withdrawn from a period of 45 days after the bid opening except as provided by law. Bidders must meet the requirements of the State of Louisiana Contractor’s Licensing law, R.S. 37:2151, et seq.
The Central Community School System reserves the right to award the project on whatever basis is in the interest of the Owner and to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and informalities.
James Gardner, President
Central Community School System
Dr. Jason Fountain, Superintendent
Central Community School System
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