ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids or electronic bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of Jackson County, Mississippi until 12:00 noon (Ct) on Monday July 16, 2018, and said bids are to be opened and read aloud at 1:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room located in the Jackson County Services Building, 2915 Canty Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567.
Envelopes containing the bid must be sealed, addressed to the Clerk of the Board, and designated as a bid for the following items described, to wit:
Electrical Transfer Switches
Jackson County General Services Complex
In accordance with plans and specifications prepared by:
Allred Architectural Group, PA
628 Washington Avenue – Suite C
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Contractors have the option of submitting their bids sealed in an envelope or electronically through www.centralbidding.com. If a sealed envelope bid is submitted by mail, the post office address of the Chancery Clerk of Jackson County is P.O. Box 998, Pascagoula, MS 39568-0998. Sealed bids may be delivered to Joshua Eldridge, Chancery Clerk, c/o Land Records Department, 2915 Canty, Street, Suite R, Pascagoula, MS 39567.
Official bid documents can also be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids shall be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
When submitting an electronic bid, the bid must be submitted in "pdf" format and shall contain the same information and forms as required for the paper bids. Electronic bids must be secured with a bid bond. When submitting a bid electronically, the authorized signature shall be an electronic signature or handwritten in blue-ink signature. In the event that an electronically submitted bid has a corrupted attachment, the bid will be considered null and void. When bids are submitted electronically, the requirement for including a certificate of responsibility, or a statement that the bid enclosed does not exceed Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), on the exterior of the bid envelope shall be deemed in compliance by including the same information as an attachment with the electronic bid submittal.
Proposals shall be submitted on the blank bid form furnished with the specifications and must be accompanied by bid security in the form of Certified Check, Cashier's Check or acceptable Bid Bond, payable to Jackson County Board of Supervisors, in amount equal to at least five percent (5%) of the base bid; such security to be forfeited as liquidated damages, not penalty, by any bidder who may be awarded the contract but who fails to carry out the terms of the proposal, execute the contract and post performance bond in the form and amount within the time specified.
All bids submitted in excess of $50,000.00 by a prime or subcontractor to do any erection, building, construction, repair, maintenance or related work, must comply with Section 31-3-21, Mississippi Code of 1972, by having a current Certificate of Responsibility from the State Board of Public Contractors. The current Certificate of Responsibility Number shall be indicated on the exterior of the sealed bid envelope before it can be opened. If the bid is not in excess of $50,000, "THIS BID SHALL NOT EXCEED $50,000", shall be indicated on the sealed bid envelope before it can be opened.
In the letting of public contracts in the State of Mississippi, preference shall be given to resident contractors, and a non-resident bidder domiciled in a state having laws granting preference to local contractors shall be awarded Mississippi public contracts only on the same basis as the non-resident bidder's state awards contracts to Mississippi contractors bidding under similar circumstances; and resident contractors actually domiciled in Mississippi, be they corporate, individuals, or partnerships, are to be granted preference over non-residents in awarding of contracts in the same manner and to the same extent as provided by the laws of the state of domicile of the non-resident. When a non-resident contractor submits a bid for a public project, he shall attach thereto a copy of his resident state's current law pertaining to such state's treatment of non-resident contractors.
No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for a period of Sixty (60) days. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to reject any or all bids on any or all projects and to waive informalities.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND OFFICIAL SEAL OF OFFICE, THIS THE 29 DAY OF MAY, 2018
BY: JOSHUA ELDRIDGE, CHANCERY CLERK RUN: TWO (2) TIMES
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 6/6/2018 & 6/13/2018
P.O. BOX 998
PASCAGOULA, MS 39568-0998 OPEN: 7/16/18 AT 1:00 P.M.