ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Vermilion Parish School Board, Child Nutrition Program either online at www.centralauctionhouse.com or at the Vermilion Parish School Board Annex Building, 220 South Jefferson Street, Abbeville, Louisiana, 70510 until 2:30 PM –Wednesday, October 20, 2021, for the following:
BID NO. JOES-KH-2021
NEW KITCHEN HOOD AT
JESSE OWENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
VERMILION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
and will thereafter, be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the above-specified time for opening shall not be considered and shall be returned unopened to the sender.
The work generally consists of the furnishing and installation of a New Kitchen Hood System including required Fire Suppression System and associated mechanical and electrical components and connections. The project also includes ancillary work to facilitate installation of the Hood System including rooftop curbs, fans and accessories as well as electrical service to connect owner provided Steam Kettle or similar cooking equipment at the new hood location. The Project will be strictly scheduled to allow for occupancy and use of the facilities by the Students, Faculty, Staff and Public during the School Calendar year.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Project Site (203 Thirteenth (13th) Street, Gueydan, Louisiana) at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Please meet on the exterior at the Main Front Entrance of the School.
Complete sets of detailed plans, specifications and bid documents may be obtained at the office of the Architect, The Sellers Group, 147 Easy Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506 (337) 232-0778. Printed sets and plans, specifications and bidding documents are available upon deposit of $50.00 for each set of documents plus $15.00 postage and handling fee if applicable. Deposit for the first set is fully refundable to all bona fide prime contract bidders and a refund of $25.00 will be made for all additional sets to Vendors/Contractors and to all subcontractors and material suppliers upon return of documents in good condition not later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. The deposit for damaged, incomplete or late returned documents may be forfeited. Partial sets of documents will not be issued. As an option to printed plans and specifications, parties may request and acquire an electronic copy (in pdf format) set of plans, specifications and bidding documents from the office of the Architect at no cost. Plans, specifications and bid documents shall be available until twenty-four (24) hours before the bid opening. For convenience, complete Sets of Plans and Specifications may also be viewed online at http://www.centralauctionhouse.com.
Notice: Prime Bidders must register with and acquire either printed or electronically delivered plans and specifications from the office of the Architect in order to be eligible to bid the project. Any Bid submitted by a Prime Bid Contractor that has not registered with and acquired their plans and specifications from the office of the Architect shall be rejected.
Each quotation shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier's check, or bid bond payable to the Owner, the amount of which shall be five percent (5%) of the total amount bid (including alternates). If a bid bond is used, it shall be written by a surety or insurance company currently on the U. S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies which is published annually in the Federal Register or by a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with a least an A- Rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide to write individual bonds up to ten percent of policyholders' surplus as shown in the A.M. Best's Key Rating Guide. The bid bond shall be issued by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana and countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as a licensed agent in this state. Bid Bonds shall be accompanied by a Power of Attorney as described in the Instructions to Bidders Section of the Specifications. The certified check, cashier's check or bid bond shall be given as a guarantee that the bidder shall execute the contract, should it be awarded to him, in conformity with the contract documents.
Contractors or contracting firms submitting bids in the amount of $50,000.00 or more shall certify that they are licensed contractors under Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes (LA. R.S. 37:2150-2192) for the classification of either BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, MECHANICAL WORK or SPECIALTY: HEAT, AIR CONDITIONING, VENTILATION DUCT WORK AND REFRIGERATION and show their license number on the front of the sealed envelope in which their bid is enclosed. Bids in the amount of $50,000.00 or more, not submitted in accordance with this requirement, shall be rejected and shall not be read. If the contract price is less than $50,000.00, the contractor need not be licensed. Any bid submitted that does not require the contractor to hold a license shall state the exemption on the bid envelope. Additional information relative to the licensing may be obtained from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements in accordance with LA. R. S. 38:2212(B)5. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of LA. R.S. 38:2214.
Each bid shall be submitted only on the Bid Form included in the Specifications.
The successful contractor will be required to execute Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds in the full amount of the contract as more fully defined in the bid documents.
The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all quotations or any portions thereof for just cause. In accordance with LA R. S. 38:2212(B)(1), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the invitation to bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.
Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Vermilion Parish School Board Administrative Offices no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
s/ Vermilion Parish School Board
Thomas J. Byler
Amy Fremin, MS, RD, LDN
Coordinating Supervisor Child Nutrition Program
Publish Dates: September 24, 2021, September 29, 2021, October 6, 2021
Notice: Prime Bidders must register with and acquire either printed or electronically
delivered plans and specifications from the office of the Architect in order to be eligible to
bid the project. Any Bid submitted by a Prime Bid Contractor that has not registered with
and acquired their plans and specifications from the office of the Architect shall be