NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received electronically at http://www.centralbidding.com and at the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, in the Police Jury Meeting Room, 2nd Floor of the Abbeville Courthouse Building, 100 North State Street, Abbeville, LA 70510,
until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022, for:
FRESHWATER BAYOU SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT (TV-0082)
VERMILION PARISH POLICE JURY
and the bids will be opened and read aloud at that time (LA R.S. §38:2214). Bids received after the specified time will not be considered.
The Work to be Performed is Located Along the Southeast Bank of Freshwater Bayou Canal Approximately 4-Miles Southwest of Boat Launch in Intracoastal City.
Base Bid: The Work Consists of Constructing Approximately 4,100-Linear Feet of Rock Dike Consisting of Approximately 33,300-Tons of Rip-Rap and Approximately 24,900-Square Yards of Woven Geotextile Fabric, Along with Associated Work.
Add Alternate Bid No. 1: The Work Consists of Constructing an Additional 2,000-Linear Feet of Rock Dike Consisting of Approximately 10,500-Tons of Rip-Rap and Approximately 4,100-Square Yards of Woven Geotextile Fabric, Along with Associated Work.
The Work Shall be Performed in Accordance with the Specifications and in Conformity to Lines, Grades, and Elevation Shown in the Plans or as Directed By the Engineer.
No Pre-Bid Conference will be held (LA R.S. §38:2212).
Only the bids of contractors licensed under Louisiana Contractor’s Licensing Law will be considered for bids exceeding $50,000.00. Should the bid exceed $50,000.00, Contractors desiring to bid shall submit evidence that they hold license of proper classification under “Heavy Construction”
in full force and effect at the time Bidding Documents are requested from the office of the Engineers (LA R.S. §37:2163).
As evidence of good faith of the bidder, a “Bid Guarantee” equivalent to 5% of the base bid plus additive alternates, consisting of a firm commitment, such as a bid bond, certified check, or cashier’s check, shall accompany each bid as assurance that the bidder will, upon acceptance of his bid, execute such contractual documents as may be required and within the time specified. If a bid bond is used, it shall be written by a surety or insurance company currently on the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies, which is published annually in the Federal Register, or by a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an “A–” rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide to write individual bonds up to 10% of policyholders’ surplus, as shown in the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide, or by an insurance company in good standing licensed to write bid bonds which is either domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents (LA R.S. §38:2218).
The successful Contractor will be required to execute a Performance Bond (LA R.S. §38:2216) and a Payment Bond (LA R.S. §38:2241) in the full amount of the contract as more fully defined in the Bidding Documents.
Contractors may obtain an electronic or paper set of “Bidding Documents” from the Design Engineer listed below at the following location and during the specified hours:
1. Sellers & Associates, Inc., 148-B Easy Street, Lafayette, LA 70506-3095
Telephone: 337.232.0777 / Fax: 337.232.0851
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. / Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
Contact for Plans and Specifications: email@example.com
Design Engineer: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Contractors may also view and download the “Bidding Documents” with the Owner’s electronic bid submittal service: http://www.centralbidding.com. Bidding Documents ARE
available 7-days a week / 24-hours a day by electronic means. Bidders may submit their bid electronically at http://www.centralbidding.com. Prospective Bidder may register on-line with Central Bidding in order to establish an account. For assistance on how to register on-line or if encountering problems with the web site, contact Central Bidding at 225.810.4814 or 866.570.9620.
3. A $70.00 Deposit on the first set of paper documents furnished to all who request bidding documents shall be fully refunded upon return of the documents no later than 10-days after receipt of bids. On other sets of documents furnished, $5.00 shall be refunded upon return of the documents no later than 10-days after receipt of bids (LA R.S. §38:2212).
4. As an option to printed plans and specifications, parties may request and acquire an electronic (pdf format) set of plans, specifications, and bidding documents from the office of the Engineer at no cost. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs.
The Bidding Documents shall be available until 24-hours before the bid opening date (LA R.S. §38:2212).
No bidder may withdraw his bid for at least 45-days after the time scheduled for the opening of bids. This provision shall not be subject to waiver (LA R.S. §38:2215).
The provisions and requirements of this section and those stated in the bidding documents shall not be waived by any entity (LA R.S. §38:2212).
By order of the Police Juror Members of Vermilion Parish, Abbeville, Louisiana
s/Jason Picard, President
s/Keith Roy, Parish Administrator
Publication Dates (LA R.S. §38:2212): Friday: 08/19/2022, 08/26/2022, and 09/02/2022
Official Journal (LA R.S. §43:140): Abbeville Meridional