Advertisement for Bids Notice is hereby given that sealed bids (one original) will be received by the Lafayette Parish School System Purchasing Department, located at 113 Chaplin Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70508 and electronic bids will be received at www.centralbidding.com. Delivery to any other department other than the Purchasing Department is unacceptable and may result in non-consideration of the bid. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., CST on February 24, 2016 for construction of the following project as described in the Bidding Documents and listed on the Bid Form:
Gymnasium Air Conditioning
Northside High School
301 Dunand Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
It is further understood and agreed that the work under this contract shall be completed within 180 consecutive calendar days of the date specified in the Contract or a Notice to Proceed, subject to reimbursement to the owner of liquidated damages in the amount of seven hundred dollars ($700.00) per consecutive calendar day.
Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the above stated time and date in the Personnel Conference Room of the Lafayette Parish School System Central Office Building.
Upon deposit of two hundred and fifty Dollars ($250.00) for each set of documents, complete Bidding Documents may be obtained from: Ritter Consulting Engineers Ltd, 250 Ridgeway Drive, Suite C-3, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503, 337-984-8498. Construction plans and specifications can be acquired from the website of the Central Bidding at http://centralbidding.com. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs if obtained through Central Bidding. Bid advertisement information may also be viewed online, and electronic bids may be submitted online at http://www.centralbidding.com
Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, or Bid Bond using the Owner’s form payable to the Lafayette Parish School System, the amount of which shall be five percent (5%) of the amount of the proposed Base Bid plus all Alternates. Money Orders will not be accepted.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract on the forms provided by the School Board and written in accordance with Louisiana law.
Bids shall be accepted only from contractors who are licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors for the classification of Mechanical Work. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of La. R.S. 38:2214.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the project site, 301 Dunand Street, Lafayette, Louisiana, at 9:00 a.m. CST, February 10, 2016.
The owner reserved the right to reject any and all bids for just cause.
The Lafayette Parish School System strongly encourages the participation of minority business enterprises in all contracts or procurements let by the Board for goods and services. To that end, all contractors and suppliers are encouraged to utilize minority business enterprises in the purchase or sub-contracting of materials, supplies, and services in which minority owned businesses are available.
LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
Lee Francis, Purchasing Agent
Advertising dates: January 27, 2016
February 3, 2016
February 10, 2016