INVITATION FOR BIDS
FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE NEW LONG REACH EXCAVATORSealed bids will be received by the Fifth Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 5 at 627 Jackson St., Thibodaux, LA 70301, until 10:00 a.m., October 4, 2022, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the purchase of a NEW LONG REACH EXCAVATOR ready to dig.
Alternate No. 1 will be to provide the Long Reach Excavator with 36” wide grouser pads.
Available Funds for Purchase Shall Not to Exceed: $450,000
Specifications are on file and may be obtained from the office of the Engineer, Leonard Chauvin P.E., P.L.S. Inc. at 627 Jackson Street, Thibodaux, LA, 70301.
The Fifth Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 5 is exempt from paying state and local taxes and the Bid price shall specifically exclude any and all taxes. Any bid not meeting this requirement will be rejected.
Each bid shall be either hand delivered by the bidder or his agent, or such bid shall be sent by United States Postal Service registered or certified mail with a return receipt requested, or shall be submitted electronically with Central Auction House (CAH). Bids shall not be accepted or taken, including receiving any hand delivered bids, on days which are recognized as holidays by the United States Postal Service.
All bids must reach the office of Leonard Chauvin P.E., P. L.S., Inc. before 10:00 a.m. on the day of the bid opening. Failure of the U.S. Mail to deliver the bids timely shall not be considered due cause for the scheduled time of the bid opening to be extended.
Official bid documents are posted on http://www.centralauctionhouse.com. To view these, download, and receive bid notices by e-mail, you must register with Central Auction House (CAH). Vendors/Contractors have the option to submit their bids electronically or by paper copy. For information about the electronic submittal process, contact Central Auction House at 1-866-570-9620.
Any bid received after 10:00 a.m., October 4, 2022, will be returned unopened.
A Pre-bid Conference will be held in the office of the Engineer on September 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at 627 Jackson Street, Thibodaux, LA, 70301. The deadline for submitting questions relating to the project is 10:00 a.m., September 26, 2022.
The Fifth Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 5 reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or to accept any bid that may serve its best interest. Bids shall be good and remain valid for a period of 45 calendar days after bid opening.
Envelopes containing bids must be sealed, addressed and marked as follows:
TO: FIFTH WARD GRAVITY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 5
627 JACKSON ST.
THIBODAUX, LA 70301
BID FOR: NEW LONG REACH EXCAVATOR
TO BE OPENED: OCTOBER 4, 2022 AT 10:00 A.M., C.S.T.