Water and Gas (Distribution and Transmission) relocation to make room for proposed subsurface drainage along LA 3038.
All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737.
Copies of Specifications, Bid Documents, Contract Documents and Construction Plans for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the office of GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1022 S. Purpera Avenue, P.O. Box 298, Gonzales, LA 70707-0298, (225) 644-5523 upon payment of One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per set. Documents can be mailed to bidders for an additional $5.00 per set. Deposits on the first set of Documents furnished to bona fide Prime Bidders, properly licensed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors, will be fully refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of Bids. On other sets of documents furnished to said Prime Bidders, the deposit less actual cost of reproduction will be refunded upon return of the documents in original condition and no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. No refund will be made to non-bidders or sub-bidders.
Where bids are to be received or forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized Representatives. In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids.
Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contractor's state license number and the name of the project (LA 3038 (E. Cornerview St.) Water and Gas Line Relocation) for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737, mailed certified mail and must be received no later than the bid opening.
In addition to paper bids, electronic bids and electronic bid bonds for the following project will be downloaded by the City of Gonzales. Electronic bids and electronic bid bonds must be submitted through www.centralbidding.com prior to the electronic bidding deadline. Beginning at 2:00pm (CST) Wednesday, September 20, 2017 all bids will be downloaded. No bids are accepted after 2:00pm.
A. The public entity advertising for bids for work may require the bidders to attach a certified check, cashier's check, or bid bond for not more than five percent of the estimated price of supplies or materials, as evidence of good faith of the bidder. To address the above requirement for electronic bids the City of Gonzales will allow electronic bids submitted via the City approved on-line bid site to be submitted as follows:
A copy of the bid bond must be attached to bid document submitted electronically.
The original bid bond document must be received in our office no later than 48 hours after bid opening date and time (City of Gonzales, 120 South Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737).
The bid-bond envelope must be clearly labeled as a “Bid Bond” with the project name, vendor’s name as it appears on the bid documents and address. All addenda, Amendments, Letters of Clarification, and Withdrawal Notices will be posted online in addition to electronic copies being distributed. This information may be accessed via the internet at www.centralauctionhouse.com. Once logged in, users must click on City of Gonzales to view current advertisement listings. This listing is titled “City of Gonzales LA 3038 (E. Cornerview St.) Water and Gas Line Relocation”.
It will be the responsibility of the bidder to check for updates. All submitted questions will be forwarded by email to the Project Manager and the Project Engineer for a response.
Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Engineers, with their request for Contract Documents, contract documents deposit and evidence that they hold State License in Municipal and Public Works Construction is in full force and effect.
Contractors shall submit the following Certifications and Attestations with the bid packet. In accordance with LA R.S. 38:2227 and LA R.S. 38:2212.10, each bidder on this project must submit the completed Attestation Clause (Past Criminal Convictions of Bidders and Verification of Employees) form attached to this Addendum. The Attestation Clause form shall be submitted to City of Gonzales Chief Engineer at 120 S. Irma Boulevard, Gonzales, LA 70737 within 10 days after the opening of bids.
Bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Total Bid must accompany each Bid, and shall be made payable to the Owner.
Each Bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, for and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable on the U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 570.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within forty-five (45) days after the actual date of opening thereof.
A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 am at the office of GSA Consulting Engineers, Inc., 1022 S. Purpera Ave., Gonzales, LA 70737.
CITY OF GONZALES
BY: /s/ MR. Barney Arceneaux
TO APPEAR IN THE:
GONZALES WEEKLY CITIZEN Thursday, August 10, 2017
CENTRAL AUCTION HOUSE Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017