Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project, Phase III-B
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed Bids for the construction of the Downtown Streetscape Improvements Project, Phase III-B will be received by the City of Gulfport, at the office of the Procurement Department located at 1410 24th Avenue, Hardy Building, 2nd Floor, Gulfport, MS 39501 until 10:00 a.m. local time on January 24, 2019 at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. The Project consist of demolition of existing sidewalks, construction of new sidewalks, irrigation and landscaping.
Bids will be received from a single prime Contractor. Bids shall be on a unit price basis, with additive alternate bid items (if applicable) as indicated in the Bid Form and bid award will be to the lowest and best bid submitted.
This Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc., 401 Cowan Road, Suite A, Gulfport, MS 39507, (228) 864-7612. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Thursday (between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M.) and Friday (between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and Noon). Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office as described below.
Bidding documents are being made available via paper copy or pdf for a charge of $150.00 (hard copy) or $75.00 (CD). Plan holders are required to log-in or register for an account at www.bmaprojects.com to view and order Bidding Documents. All plan holders are required to have a valid email address for registration. The cost for the bidding documents is non-refundable and must be purchased through the website. For questions regarding website registration and online orders please contact Plan House Printing at (228) 248-0181.
“The City of Gulfport now offers Electronic Bidding. Official bid documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at www.centralbidding.com. Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at www.centralbidding.com. For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.”
The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Issuing Office will be considered the prospective Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.
A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m., local time on January 10, 2019 at Gulfport Engineering Department, 4050 Hewes Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39507. Attendance at the pre-bid conference is highly encouraged but is not mandatory.
Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders.
For bids exceeding $50,000.00, Bidder must indicate his Certificate of Responsibility Number on the outside of sealed proposal as required by Mississippi Law. Effective July 1, 2010; Per MS Code 31-3-21(3); any bid submitted by a nonresident contractor which does not include the nonresident contractor’s current state law pertaining to such state’s treatment of nonresident contractors, shall be rejected and not considered for award. If no such law exists in the non-resident contractor’s state, then the non-resident contractor may provide a statement to that effect.
This project is funded fully or partially with Federal funds provided through Mississippi Development Authority, utilizing Supplemental Community Development Block Grant Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the successful bidder must comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements contained in the Contract Documents, including but not limited to Section 3, Davis-Bacon Federal Wage Regulations, E-Verify, etc., as identified in the bid proposal packet as “HUD Contract Provisions for Construction Contracts”. All Women and Minority and Section 3 Contractors are encouraged to apply.
Section 3: Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 and ensures that preference from employment, training and contracting opportunities generated from the expenditure of certain HUD funds, is given to local low and very low income persons, particularly those who receive federal housing assistance, and businesses that are owned by or substantially employ such persons. All bids and contracts in excess of $100,000 must include a Section 3 Plan. Section 3 Plan and required documents are included in the bid proposal packet as “Federal Construction Contract Provisions” and all bidders are required to demonstrate commitment to the achievement of the CDBG Section 3 Goals.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids.
Published by order of the Gulfport City Council; this the 18th day of December, 2018.
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