Sealed bids will be received by Ascension Parish Government at the Ascension Parish Government Purchasing Office, 615 E. Worthey Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737 (mailing address PO Box 2392, Gonzales, LA 70707-2392) until, November 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. local time. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following:
EBS-E-S Automatic Sandbagging Machine
The unit must be completely portable and self-powered by generator
The unit must come with a conveyor belt that will load bagged sand into a 12 yard dump truck
Unit must come with clipping system for closing off the sandbags
The unit must produce at a minimum 30 bags a minute
LA. R.S. 38:2212(F) (1) (2)
Whenever a public entity desires to purchase...machinery…. of a certain type and such purchases are clearly in the public interest, the public entity may specify a particular brand, make or manufacturer in the specifications let out for public bid…If a particular brand, make, or manufacturer is specified, the model or catalog number also shall be specified.
Whenever in specifications the name of a certain brand, make, manufacturer, or definite specifications utilized, the specifications, shall state clearly that they do not restrict bidders to the specific brand, make, manufacturer, or specification named; that they are used only to set forth and convey to prospective bidders the general style, type character, and quality of the product desired and that equivalent products will be acceptable…
Specifications may be obtained at the Ascension Parish Government, Purchasing Department located at 615 E. Worthey Street, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737. This bid can be viewed and also submitted online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com.
The Parish of Ascension reserves the right to disqualify any Bid , response to a Request for Qualifications, or Request for Proposals if it is determined that the submitting business entity is not in good standing with the Louisiana Secretary of State or is not authorized to do business in the State of Louisiana.
Ascension Parish Government reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause.
ASCENSION PARISH GOVERNMENT
KENNY MATASSA, PARISH PRESIDENT