Sealed bids will be received by the Lafourche Parish School Board until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at its office located at 701 East Seventh Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, at which time bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the New Thibodaux Middle School – Phase 1 Site Improvements, 724 Cardinal Drive, Thibodaux, Louisiana.
All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing legibly on the exterior, the following:
Job name and owner
Contractor’s name, address, and license number
Architect’s Project Number #1914.01
Bids can be submitted electronically at www.centralauctionhouse.com.
Bid prices shall specifically EXCLUDE any and all taxes whatsoever. Louisiana Revised Statues La. R.S. 47:301(8)(c) exempts local governments from state and local tax effective September 1, 1991. Bid prices shall include any shipping charges, if applicable.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid security of NOT less than five (5%) percent of the total bid amount. Said amount shall be in the form of a Bid Bond, Certified Check, or Cashier’s check drawn on a bank insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation payable to the Lafourche Parish School Board.
The successful bidder shall be required to furnish the owner with a performance bond for 100% of the contract amount prior to the issuance of a contract to perform the work. No bid maybe withdrawn for a period of 30 days after receipt of bids. The time of completion of this project is prime importance. All of the work required shall be completed within one hundred fifty (150) calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Should the Contractor neglect, refuse to complete the work or obtain approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office for occupancy on the date above, the Owner shall have the right to deduct from and retain out of such moneys which may be due or which may become due and payable to the Contractor, the sum as indicated in Paragraph 9.2 of the Instructions to Bidders per calendar day for each and every day that such completion of the work is delayed beyond the prescribed dates, as stipulated damages and not as a penalty. If the amount due and to become due from the Owner to the Contractor is insufficient to pay in full any such stipulated damages, the Contractor shall pay the Owner the amount necessary to the effect such payment in full. Provided, however that the Owner shall promptly notify the Contractor in writing of the manner the amount retained, deducted, or claimed as stipulated damages was computed.
Bids must be submitted on the Louisiana Uniform Public Works Bid Form furnished with the Bidding Documents. Bid sheets will be issued only to contractors and/or subcontractors licensed in accordance with the provisions of L.R.S. 37:2150 through 2173 of the Louisiana Legislature. Contractors desiring to bid shall submit their Louisiana Contractor’s License Number as evidence that they hold a license for HIGHWAY, STREET, AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION that is in full force and effect.
A MANDATORY Pre-bid Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020; 10:00 a.m., at the Lafourche Parish School Board Business Complex, 701 East 7th St., Thibodaux, LA 70301. The architect shall pass around a sign-in sheet prior to beginning the formal presentation. The sign-in sheet shall be collected by the architect prior to the commencement of the presentation and shall announce that the contractors shall be expected to stay for the entire meeting. Contractors shall not be allowed to sign the sign-in sheet after it is collected by the architect. In accordance with L.R.S. 38:2212(I), all prospective bidders shall be present at the beginning of the pre-bid conference and shall remain in attendance for the duration of the conference. Any prospective bidder who fails to attend the conference or remain for the duration shall be prohibited from submitting a bid for the project. Contractors are advised to arrive at the meeting location in sufficient time to ensure compliance with this provision.
All drawings, specifications and other Contract Documents for the project are available on the internet at Central Bidding (www.centralauctionhouse.com). Any reprographer registered with Central Bidding (www.centralauctionhouse.com) can also provide a set of documents. No bidding documents will be issued by the Architect.
Current budget for the scope of work is $1,100,000.