NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Terrebonne Parish School District (herein referred to as the Owner)
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Notice is hereby given that the Terrebonne Parish School District will receive sealed bids for Security Improvements at Acadian Elementary, Broadmoor Elementary, Elysian Fields, Honduras Elementary, and Oaklawn Middle School in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana until 2:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, February 16, 2023. Bids will be accepted ONLY electronically via Central Bidding; www.centralbidding.com. Bids received by 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 16, 2023, will be publicly opened and read aloud at 201 Stadium Drive, Houma, LA 70360.
Bid prices shall specifically EXCLUDE any and all taxes whatsoever. Act 1029 of 1991 exempts local governments from state and local tax effective September 1, 1991. Bid prices shall include any shipping/transportation charges, if applicable.
Pursuant to R.S. 38:2212 (E), the Terrebonne Parish School District has partnered with Central Bidding to distribute bid/Bid solicitations, collect responses, and/or allow contractors and vendors the ability to respond through a uniform and secure electronic interactive bidding/proposal system. Official bid documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids and or RFPs shall be submitted at www.centralbidding.com at no charge. Bidders need to contact Central Bidding if they have any questions or issues relating to the electronic bidding process at (225) 810-4814. There may be fees for downloading bid documents that are charged by Central Bidding. Where applicable, and in all construction projects, an electronic bid bond is also required and must be furnished. Failure of the bidder to upload their bid to Central Bidding is not the responsibility of Terrebonne Parish School District. Printed copies of the Contract Documents are not available from the Architect or Owner.
Contractors desiring to bid shall submit to the Architect evidence that they hold a contractor license in the classification of BUILDING CONSTRUCTION or FENCING that is in full force and effect.
Every Bid submitted shall be accompanied by a Bid guaranty in the form of a certified check, cashier's check or bid bond in an amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount proposed and shall be made payable to the Terrebonne Parish School District. All Bid bonds shall be accompanied by a duly authorized power of attorney and shall be guaranteed by a surety or insurance company currently on the U.S. Department of Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies (U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 570) or by a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A- rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide or by an insurance company in good standing licensed to write Bid bonds which is either domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents.
No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of 45 days after receipt of Bids. The time of completion of this project is of prime importance. All of the work required shall be completed within One Hundred Eighty (180) Calendar Days from the Notice to Proceed. Should the Contractor neglect, refuse to complete the work or obtain approval from the State Fire Marshal’s Office, if required, for occupancy on the date above, the Owner shall have the right to deduct from and retain out of such moneys which may be due or which may become due and payable to the Contractor, as scheduled in the Instruction To Contractors, for each and every day that such completion of the work is delayed beyond the prescribed dates, as liquidated damages and not as a penalty. If the amount due and to become due from the Owner to the Contractor is insufficient to pay in full any such liquidated damages, the Contractor shall pay the Owner the amount necessary to the effect such payment in full. Provided, however the Owner shall promptly notify the Contractor in writing of the manner the amount retained, deducted, or claimed as liquidated damages was computed.
A non-Mandatory Pre-Bid conference at which time the scope of the project, contract time, and other requirements of the Bid documents, or any other special requirements for the project that may be discussed with prospective bidders, will be held beginning at Acadian Elementary School (Check In @ Front Office) then proceeding to the other sites on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. local time.
To the extent permitted by applicable state and federal laws and regulations, the OWNER reserves the right to reject any and/or all Bids for just cause.
/S/ Dr. MayBelle N. Trahan, President
Terrebonne Parish School District
January 20, 2023
January 23, 2023
January 30, 2023
A non-Mandatory Pre-Bid conference at which time the scope of the project, contract time,
and other requirements of the Bid documents, or any other special requirements for the
project that may be discussed with prospective bidders, will be held beginning at Acadian
Elementary School (Check In @ Front Office) then proceeding to the other sites on
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. local time.