NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids from contractors will be received either by the Vermilion Parish School Board, located at the Charles Campbell Curriculum Annex Center, Board Room, 216 South Jefferson Street, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 2:00pm CDST, or online at www.centralbidding.com, for all labor, materials and equipment required to fully complete the project entitled:
Bid No. 2021.701
HURRICANE REPAIRS FOR:
KAPLAN HIGH SCHOOL
VERMILION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
200 E. Pirate Lane
Kaplan, Louisiana 70548
as designated on the drawings. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the time and place stated. Bids received after the above-specified time for opening shall not be considered and shall be returned unopened to the sender.
Official Bid Documents are available at Central Bidding. Printed copies are not available from the Architect, but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Electronic Bids are accepted at Central Bidding. Central Bidding can be accessed at www.centralbidding.com. For questions related to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:00am CDST, Kaplan High School, 200 E. Pirate Lane, Kaplan, Louisiana 70548.
All bids shall be accompanied by bid security in an amount of five percent (5.0%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates. The form of this security shall be as stated in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written as described in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project.
Contract, if awarded, will be on a single lump sum basis to bidders licensed under the provisions of Contractor's Licensing Law of the State of Louisiana. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after receipt of bids, except under the provisions of La.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.
Bids will be evaluated by the Purchaser based on cost, quality adaptability of the particular material to the use intended and delivery time of material. The purchaser reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities, and select the material that best suits his needs, whether the price is the lowest or not.
If the Bidder is notified of the acceptance of the bid within thirty (30) calendar days of the opening of bids, he agrees to execute a contract for the work accepted in the form AIA Document A101, within ten (10) days after receipt of written notice from the owner that the instrument is ready for signature, and that he will complete the work within 270 calendar days. Liquidated damages shall be assessed in the amount of $200.00 per day in accordance with the requirements as stated in the contract.
Contractors or contracting firms submitting bids in the amount of $50,000.00 or more shall certify that they are licensed contractors under Chapter 24 of Title 37 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 and show their license number on the front of the sealed envelope in which their bid is enclosed. Contractors shall be licensed for the classification of “Building Construction”. 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. Additional information relative to licensing may be obtained from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Qualified Small Business Enterprises, Minority-Owned Business Enterprises, Women-Owned Business Enterprises and Labor Surplus Area Firms are encouraged to submit bids as Prime (General) and/or Subcontractors for this project.
The Attention to Bidders is called to particular requirements and conditions of employment to be observed including but not particularly limited to: Executive Order (EO) 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); the Copeland Anti-Kickback Act; Sections 103 and 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act; Section 306 of the Clean Air Act; Section 508 of the Clean Water Act; Executive Order 11738 and Environmental Protection Act (EPA) Regulations, 40 CFR 15.
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.
Vermilion Parish School Board
Thomas J. Byler
Publish Dates: November 3, November 10, and November 14, 2021
MANDATORY PRE-BID ON NOVEMBER 17, 2021 AT 10:00 AM
LOCATION: KAPLAN HIGH SCHOOL, 200 E PIRATE LANE, KAPLAN, LA 70548