CITY OF GULFPORT
U.S. HIGHWAY 49 AT 18TH STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids for the Drainage Improvements on 18th Street at US 49 to Brickyard Bayou will be received by the City of Gulfport, at the office of the Procurement Department located at 1410 24th Avenue, Hardy Building, 2nd Floor, Gulfport, MS 39501 until 10:00 a.m. local time on October 21, 2020, at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.
Scope of Work: the project includes, but is not limited to, installation of approximately 3250 linear feet of 18-inch to 72-inch RCP Storm Drain; jack and bore of storm drain under KCS Railroad; 72-inch headwall at Brickyard Bayou; road restoration; vegetation re-establishment; and other related work
Bids will be received from a single prime Contractor. Bids shall be on a unit price basis, as indicated in the Bid Form and bid award will be to the lowest and best bid submitted.
This Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Neel-Schaffer, Inc., 772 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39530, (228)374-1211. Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday (between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.). Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office as described below.
Bid documents are available via paper or digital copy. Interested bidders are required to log-in or register for an account at www.neel-schafferplans.com to view and order bid documents. A valid email address is required for registration. Bid documents are non-refundable and must be purchased through the website. Questions regarding website registration and online orders can be directed to Plan House Printing at 228-248-0181.
“The City of Gulfport now offers Electronic Bidding. Official bid documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.”
The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the prospective Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., local time on October 9, 2020, via teleconference. Bidders are asked to join the video conference at the following link: https://neelschaffer.zoom.us/j/92933577635?pwd=bXhHM1I1M2doWnVROW9zTVZ1ajBndz09
The Zoom Meeting ID is 929 3357 7635 and Password is 766603. Bidders without access to a computer are asked to call into 1-312-626-6799 and use Meeting ID 929 3357 7635# to join the conference. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders.
For bids exceeding $50,000.00, Bidder must indicate his Certificate of Responsibility Number on the outside of sealed proposal as required by Mississippi Law. Effective July 1, 2010; Per MS Code 31-3-21(3); any bid submitted by a nonresident contractor which does not include the nonresident contractor’s current state law pertaining to such state’s treatment of nonresident contractors, shall be rejected and not considered for award. If no such law exists in the non-resident contractor’s state, then the non-resident contractor may provide a statement to that effect.
This project is funded fully or partially with Federal funds provided through Mississippi Development Authority, utilizing Supplemental Community Development Block Grant Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the successful bidder must comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements contained in the Contract Documents, including but not limited to Section 3, Davis-Bacon Federal Wage Regulations, E-Verify, etc., as identified in the bid proposal packet as “HUD Contract Provisions for Construction Contracts”. All Women and Minority and Section 3 Contractors are encouraged to apply.
Section 3: This project is covered by the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. § 1701u) (“Section 3”). Section 3 requires that when employment or contracting opportunities are generated by HUD-funded projects, preference is given to low to very low-income persons and businesses residing in the community where the project is located. Section 3 businesses are encouraged to submit a bid as any responsive, responsible bidder that qualifies as a Section 3 Business Concern will be given a preference during evaluation. A bidder selected for this Project will be responsible for ensuring compliance with all Section 3 requirements including, but not limited to, the hiring and contracting decisions made on the Project.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.
Published by order of the Gulfport City Council; this the 8th day of September, 2020.
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