NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, will receive bids for the Highway 80 Pedestrian Improvements, Federal Aid Project No. STP-7243-00(002) LPA/107384-701000 no later than 11 a.m., Local Time, February 21, 2019 at the City Hall located at 601 23rd Avenue, Meridian, MS 39302. All bids so received will be publicly opened and read aloud.
The work shall consist essentially of the following items:
Construction of a 5 foot sidewalk for approximately 1.4 miles on Old US 80 in the City of Meridian. All other related items of work required to complete the project as shown and specified in the Contract Documents.
The above general outline of features of the work does not in any way limit the responsibility of the contractor to perform all work and furnish all plant, labor, equipment and materials required by the specifications and the drawings referred to therein.
The attention of bidders is directed to the Contract Provisions governing selection and employment of labor. Minimum wage rates for Federal-Aid projects have been predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and are subject to Public Law 87-581 Work Hours Act of 1962, as set forth in the Contract Provisions.
The City of Meridian of Lauderdale County hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged and women’s business enterprises will be afforded the full opportunity to submit bids 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.
The award of this contract will be contingent upon the Contractor satisfying the DBE/WBE requirements.
The Contract Documents are on file and may be examined at the following locations:
1. 601 23rd Avenue, Meridian, MS 39302.
2. Volkert, Inc., 111 East Capitol Street, Ste. 250, Jackson, MS 39201.
Bid Documents may be obtained from Volkert, Inc. via in-person pick up or mail, upon receipt of payment. The nonrefundable cost of the Bid Documents is $100 per set, payable to Volkert, Inc.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Cashier’s check, Certified Check on a solvent bank or a Bidder’s Bond issued by a Surety Company licensed to operate in the State of Mississippi, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid price, payable to the City of Meridian as bid security. Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement, if requested by the County. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment bond each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount.
The proposal and contract documents in its entirety shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and deposited with the Purchasing Manager, 601 23rd Avenue, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Meridian, MS 39301 prior to the hour and date above designated.
Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
Work to be performed shall be in accordance with the “Mississippi State Highway Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2017”, together with all amendments and/or special provisions and/or addenda to the standards duly approved and adopted, unless otherwise noted in these specifications.
The attention of Bidders is directed to the provisions of Subsection 102.07 pertaining to irregular proposals and rejection of bids.