NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District, 7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA, 70380, until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read. No bids will be received after Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
STATE PROJECT NO: H.013795 (321)
PORT IMPROVEMENTS TO: Morgan City Rail and Dock Rehabilitation Rail Track Repair and Maintenance
(Phase 1 of H.013795)
LOCATED IN: St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION:
Replacing approximately 30% (500 cross-ties) of cross-ties including pulling joints together and installing bolts, adding ballast where needed, and making necessary adjustments to two switches.
CONTRACTING AGENCY: Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District
7327 Highway 182, Morgan City, LA, 70380
P.O. Box 1460, Morgan City, LA 70381
ESTIMATED COST: $141,100.00
PROPOSAL GUARANTY: 5% of the Amount of Bid
Payable to Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District
ENGINEER: Providence Engineering and Design, LLC
991 Grand Caillou Road
Houma, Louisiana 70363
Bids must be submitted on the forms provided by the Contracting Agency, must be prepared in accordance with Section 2 of the 2018 Edition of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Office Multimodal Commerce, General Provisions and must include all the information required by the bid form. Bid forms are available from the Engineer and will not be issued later than 24 hours prior to the time set for opening the bids. Each bid shall include a proposal guaranty in an amount not less than specified above.
The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder without discrimination on grounds of race, color, sex or national origin. Disadvantaged businesses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids.
Plans and specifications may be seen at the Engineer's office. Plans may be obtained from the Engineer upon payment of $150.00. In accordance with R.S. 38:2212 A(1)(e), deposits on the first set of documents furnished bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded upon return of the documents, deposits on any additional sets will be refunded less the actual costs of reproduction. Refunds will be made upon return of the documents if within ten days after receipt of bids.
A pre-bid conference at which the scope of the project, contract time, and other requirements of the bidding and contract documents may be discussed, or any other special requirements for the project which may be discussed with prospective bidders, will be held at the office of Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., local time. A tour of the project site will be conducted immediately following the Pre-Bid Conference. All bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Conference and the project tour.
The award of a contract, if awarded, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder whose proposal complies with all requirements prescribed within 45 calendar days after opening proposals. However, when the contract is to be financed by bonds which are required to be sold after receipts of bids, or when the contract is to be financed in whole or part by federal or other funds not available at the time bids are received, the time will not start until receipt of federal and/or state concurrence or concurrence of the other funding source. Award will be within 30 calendar days after the sale of bonds or receipt of concurrence in award from federal and/or state agency or other funding source. The successful bidder will be notified by letter mailed to the address shown in the proposal that the bidder is awarded the contract.
The award of a contract for projects financed either partially or entirely with State bonds will be contingent on approval by the State Bond Commission.
On projects involving federal funds the award of contract will also be contingent upon concurrence by the appropriate federal agency.
On projects involving state funds the award of contract will also be contingent upon concurrence by the appropriate state agency. The right is reserved to reject bids and waive informalities.
/s/ Raymond M. Wade
Raymond M. Wade, Executive Director
Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District