INVITATION TO BID
Sealed Bids will be received in the Purchasing Department of the Rapides Parish School Board, in the
Rapides Parish School Board Office Building, Sixth and Beauregard Streets, Alexandria Louisiana,
until Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM, local time.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY THE ARCHITECT OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
The Construction of Buckeye High School
Athletic Complex Restrooms/Concessions
(BID NO 19-58A)
After stamping to acknowledge timely receipt, the bids will be publicly opened and read by the Executive Committee and/or staff of the Rapides Parish School Board. Sole responsibility for proper delivery of bid is that of the bidder. Any offer received after closing time, October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM, will be returned unopened.
Complete Bid Documents (hard-copy) may be obtained from: Ashe Broussard Weinzettle Architects, 301 Jackson Street Suite 205, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301, Telephone (318) 473-0252 upon deposit of One Hundred Dollars and No/100 ($100.00) for each set of documents.
The full deposit of the first set of hard copy Bid Documents is fully refundable to all bona fide prime bidders submitting a bid upon return of the documents, in good condition, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. The deposit of additional sets issued to prime bidders and for subcontractors is 50% refundable after return of bid documents in good condition, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids.
Bid documents along with other bid information may also be obtained at www.centralbidding.com. Fees may be associated with the use of this site.
Only complete sets of Contract Documents will be issued. Each bidder shall comply with the requirements of the Contractor’s Licensing Law, Louisiana R.S. 37:2151-2163, and shall be fully qualified to enter into Contract with the Rapides Parish School Board.
Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under LA. R.S. 37:2150-2163 for the classification of Building Construction. Bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements of LA R.S. 38:2212 (A)(1)(c). No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of Bid, except under the provisions of LA. R.S. 38:2214.
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five (5%) of the total bid and must be in the form of a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, Bank Money Order or Bid Bond written by a company licensed to do business in the State of Louisiana.
Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 10:00 AM at Athletic Complex, Buckeye High School, 715 Highway 1207, Deville, LA 71328
Awards will not be made on the date of the bid opening, but will be awarded by the School Board at a later meeting.
Subject to the provisions of R.S. 38:2211 et. Seq, the Rapides Parish School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract Sum. 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 Sum, 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 Sum 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 Sum does not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide nor fifteen percent of policyholder’s 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.
Bids may be submitted electronically at www.centralbidding.com, or
in sealed envelopes that are clearly marked with:
Bidder’s nameBid Project Name/No. – THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUCKEYE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC COMPLEX RESTROOM/CONCESSIONS (Bid #19-58A)
Contractor’s License Number and delivered to:Purchasing Department
Rapides Parish School Board
619 Sixth Street
Alexandria, Louisiana 71301
By /s/ Ms. Elizabeth A. Domite, CPA, CGMA, CLSBA, CGFO
/t/ Ms. Elizabeth A. Domite, Chief Financial Officer
RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Publication dates: September 11, 2019
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