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The Board of Trustees of Meridian Community College District will receive proposals in the Business Office, located in Hardin Hall, 910 Highway 19 N, Meridian, MS until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at which time proposals will be opened publicly in the Board Room located in Hardin Hall. Physical proposals can be submitted at the Business Office while electronic proposals may be submitted through Central Bidding at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Proposals to meet specifications will be taken under advisement for prequalification to participate in reverse auction. Proposals will be evaluated and vendors submitting acceptable offers will be invited to submit priced bids through a reverse auction.
Reverse auctions are an electronic auction where suppliers bid online against each other for contracts against a published specification. Reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Vendors can register at https://www.centralauctionhouse.com/SignUp at no charge. For questions relating to the reverse auction process or assistance with registration, please contact Central Bidding at (225) 810-4814. Date of reverse auction is Tuesday, June 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. The reverse auction will last 30 minutes. Meridian Community College reserves the right to utilize “anti- sniping” for reverse auctions. Anti-sniping is a tool that automatically extends the bid time for a reverse auction by five (5) minutes if a vendor places a bid in the final five (5) minutes of the reverse auction. The anti-sniping effect will auto extend the reverse auction bid time any time a bid is placed in the last five (5) minutes of the reverse auction and can auto extend the reverse auction multiple times until the bidding on the reverse auction ends. Meridian Community College reserves the right to extend the auction date and bid award date if necessary to complete prequalification.
Timeline of Reverse Auction process:
Deadline to submit proposals to Meridian Community College Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Notification to vendors of eligibility to participate in reverse auction Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Reverse auction and award of bid to vendor Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Accepted proposals will be for the purchase of:
Bid #02-2020 HVAC for Reed Hall – Equipment Only
Details and specifications may be obtained from the MCC Business Office located in Hardin Hall, 910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, MS; phone: 601-484-8695 or through Central Bidding at www.centralauctionhouse.com.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive informalities.
Thomas M. Huebner, Jr., Ph.D., President
Meridian Community College
RUN DATES: 5/21/20 & 5/28/20
|REVERSE AUCTION BIDDING:
|• The real-time bidding interface will appear below at the start date and time set by the owner. If you are viewing this page before the set start time of the reverse auction, you may need to refresh the page in your web browser in order to see the real-time bidding interface below.
• The Central Bidding time listed for this Reverse Auction is the official time for the placement of bids. All bidders acknowledge that this Reverse Auction is conducted electronically and relies on hardware, software, internal and external network speeds, as well as other variables that are outside of the control of Central Bidding. Central Bidding does not suggest waiting until the final seconds to place your Reverse Auction Bid. Vendors are solely responsible for the placement of timely bids.
• For questions regarding automatic extensions of the Reverse Auction time and other Reverse Auction technical information, please refer to the Anti-Bid Sniping section on the Reverse Auction FAQ page.
• When entering a bid amount, you may ONLY enter numbers (and one decimal point if necessary). You MAY NOT enter a dollar sign or comma with your bid amount.