Sealed bids will be received by City of Gonzales, on Monday, September 27, 2021_at 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737 where Bids are to be received and opened until 10:00 a.m. and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for construction of the project described as follows:
LA 44 Sewer Force Main Relocation
City of Gonzales
McKim & Creed Project No. 08386-0006
STATEMENT OF WORK:
This project will consist of the removal and disposal of approximately 2516 linear feet of 24” sewer force main, the installation of approximately 2548 linear feet of 24” sewer force main, and various driveway removal and replacements along LA 44 in Gonzales, LA to allow for the future expansion of this roadway. The project will also consist of the installation of two (2) new air release valves and one (1) 24-inch gate valve as well.
All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737.
Copies of Specifications, Bid Documents, Contract Documents and Construction Plans for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the office of McKim and Creed/GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1022 S. Purpera Avenue, Gonzales, LA 70737, (225) 644-5523 upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per set. Documents can be mailed to bidders for an additional $5.00 per set. Deposits on the first set of Documents furnished to bona fide Prime Bidders, properly licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors, will be fully refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of Bids. On other sets of documents furnished to said Prime Bidders, the deposit less actual cost of reproduction will be refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. No refund will be made to non-bidders or sub-bidders.
Where bids are to be received or forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized Representatives. In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids.
Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contractor's state license number and the name of the project (LA 44 Sewer Force Main Relocation, City of Gonzales) for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the City of Gonzales, 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737, mailed certified mail and must be received no later than the bid opening.
In addition to paper bids, electronic bids and electronic bid bonds for the following project will be downloaded by the City of Gonzales. Electronic bids and electronic bid bonds must be submitted through www.centralauctionhouse.com prior to the electronic bidding deadline. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CST) September 27, 2021 all bids will be downloaded. No bids are accepted after 10:00 a.m.
The public entity advertising for bids for work may require the bidders to attach bid security in the form of a bid bond, a certified check, or cashier's check for not more than five percent of the estimated price of supplies or materials, as evidence of good faith of the bidder as prescribed by La R.S. 38: 2218(A). To address the above requirement for electronic bids, the City of Gonzales will allow electronic bids submitted via the City-approved on-line bid site to be submitted as follows:
A copy of the bid bond must be attached to bid document submitted electronically.
The original bid bond document must be received in our office no later than 48 hours after bid opening date and time (City of Gonzales at McKim and Creed/GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1022 South Purpera Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737).
The bid-bond envelope must be clearly labeled as a “Bid Bond” with the project name, vendor’s name as it appears on the bid documents and address. All addenda, Amendments, Letters of Clarification, and Withdrawal Notices will be posted online in addition to electronic copies being distributed. This information may be accessed via the internet at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Once logged in, users must click on City of Gonzales to view current advertisement listings. This listing is titled “LA 44 Sewer Force Main Relocation, City of Gonzales.”
It will be the responsibility of the bidder to check for updates. All submitted questions will be forwarded by email to the Project Manager and the Project Engineer for a response.
Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Engineers, with their request for Contract Documents, contract documents deposit and evidence that they hold State License in MUNICIPAL AND PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION is in full force and effect.
In accordance with LA R.S. 38:2227 and LA R.S. 38:2212.10, each bidder on this project must submit the completed Attestation Clause (Past Criminal Convictions of Bidders and Verification of Employees) form. The Attestation Clause form shall be submitted to City of Gonzales Chief Engineer at 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737 within 10 days after the opening of bids.
Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Bid must accompany each Bid and shall be made payable to the Owner in the form of a bid bond, a certified check, or cashier's check as prescribed by La R.S. 38: 2218(A).
Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, for and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable on the U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 570.
Pursuant to La R.S. 38:2212 (B)(1), the provisions of La R.S. 38:2212 (B)(1) and the bidding documents shall not be waived by any entity.
Pursuant to La. R.S. 38:2214 (C) Bids containing patently obvious, unintentional, and substantial mechanical, clerical, or mathematical errors, or errors of unintentional omission of a substantial quantity of work, labor, material, or services made directly in the compilation of the bid, may be withdrawn by the contractor if clear and convincing sworn, written evidence of such errors is furnished to the public entity within forty-eight hours of the bid opening excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. Such errors must be clearly shown by objective evidence drawn from inspection of the original work papers, documents, or materials used in the preparation of the bid sought to be withdrawn. If the public entity determines that the error is a patently obvious mechanical, clerical, or mathematical error, or unintentional omission of a substantial quantity of work, labor, material, or services, as opposed to a judgment error, and that the bid was submitted in good faith it shall accept the withdrawal and return the bid security to the contractor.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the City of Gonzales (City Hall Council Meeting Room), 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the City of Gonzales request that companies attending the Pre-Bid Conference minimize the number of attendees, and the use of masks are recommended. Attendees will be asked to social distance and adhere to all CDC requirements.
CITY OF GONZALES
BY: /s/ MR. BARNEY ARCENEAUX, MAYOR
TO APPEAR IN THE:
GONZALES WEEKLY CITIZEN
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021