Sealed bids will be received for the Washington Elementary, Washington Vocational Education Center and Palmetto Elementary until 2:00 P.M December 13, 2022 at the offices of the St. Landry Parish School Board located at 1013 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA or they may be submitted electronically through Central Bidding (www.centralauctionhouse.com) ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY the St. Landry Parish School Board OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
In accordance with Louisiana RS 38:2212, contractors may submit their bid electronically at www.centralbidding.com. Plans and specifications are available by electronic means from www.centralbidding.com. The web site is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contractors submitting bids electronically are required to provide the same documents as contractors submitting through the mail or hand delivery. Regardless of the bid results, the contractor will have 48 hours from opening of the bids to provide the St. Landry Parish School Board the original documents. If a certified check or cashier’s check is submitted as the bid security, electronic copies of both the front and back of the check shall be included with the electronic bid. If a contractor fails to provide the original hard copies of these documents within 48 hours of the bid opening, their bid shall be considered nonresponsive.
Complete Bidding Documents may be obtained from: Ardoin Architecture, LLC, 130 W. South St.
Opelousas, LA 70570, phone (337) 948-1202, upon deposit of $75.00 for each set of documents. Deposit on the first set is fully refundable to all bonafide prime Bidders upon return of the documents, in good condition, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. Fifty percent of the deposit of all other sets of documents will be refunded upon return of documents as stated above. Bidding material will be forwarded as soon as possible after receipt of the deposit. Bidding materials may also be picked up in person if arrangements have been made for such with the office of the architect. No partial sets will be issued. Electronic copies may be obtained at no charge.
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates, if any, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or Bid Bond Form written by a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana, signed by the surety's agency or attorney-in-fact. Surety must be listed on the current U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the amount for which it obligates itself in the Bond or must be a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A - rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide. If surety qualifies by virtue of its Best's listing, the amount of the Bond may not exceed ten percent of policyholders' surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide. The Bid Bond shall be in favor of St. Landry Parish School Board and shall be accompanied by appropriate power of attorney. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount. Surety must be listed currently on the U. S. Department of Treasury Financial Management Service List (Treasury List) as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the contract amount or must be an insurance company domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents. If surety is qualified other than by listing on the Treasury list, the contract amount may not exceed fifteen percent of policyholders' surplus as shown by surety's most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance and may not exceed the amount of $500,000. However, a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A- rating in the latest printing of the A. M. Best's Key Rating Guide shall not be subject to the $500,000 limitation, provided that the contract amount does not exceed ten percent of policyholders' surplus as shown in the latest A. M. Best's Key Rating Guide nor fifteen percent of policyholders' surplus as shown by surety's most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance. The Bond shall be signed by the surety's agent or attorney-in-fact.
It is further understood and agreed that the work under this contract shall be completed within one hundred twenty (120) calendar day period from the Date of Notice to Procced, subject to reimbursement to the Owner of liquidated damages in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per consecutive day.
Contract, if awarded, will be on a lump sum basis and if over $50,000 shall be issued only to a Bidder licensed under the provisions of the Contractor’s Licensing Law of the State of Louisiana for the classification of Building Construction. No Bidder may withdraw his proposal for at least forty-five (45) days after the time scheduled for the opening of bids, except under the provisions of LA R.S. 38:2214. Each proposal shall be submitted only on the Contractor’s Bid Form included in the Contract Documents.
A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD at 10:00 a.m. CST on December 6, 2022 at the St. Landry Parish School Board office, 1013 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, LA.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause. In accordance with La. R.S. 38:2212 (A) (1)(b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the advertisement bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.