ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
AGRI-SCIENCE BUILDING AND NEW TECH BUILDING FOR RUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Lincoln Parish School Board
COMMISSION NUMBER 1106
Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, located at their current office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 PM. local time on March 1, 2012, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 PM. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: Agri-Science Building & New Tech Building for Ruston High School
PROJECT CLASSIFICATION: Building Construction
CONTRACT TIME: Approximately 465 Calendar Days (See documents for phasing requirements)
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $250.00 per Calendar Day
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of February, 2012, at the job site located at 900 Bearcat Drive, Ruston, Louisiana. Owner Telephone (318) 255-1430. Representatives from the OWNER and ARCHITECT will be present to discuss the Project. Bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. The contractors have the option of submitting their bid to the located stated above or submitting their bid electronically at www.CENTRALBIDDING.com. The Contract Bid Documents, including drawings and specifications, will be available online at www.CENTRALBIDDING.com. Hard copy sets of the drawings and specifications are also available upon request with a deposit of $150.00 for each set of documents, or $10.00 for a CD containing pdf. images of the same bidding documents, from the office of Michael L. Walpole, Architect, LLC located at 330 West Mississippi Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270 (318- 251-2151). Deposit is fully refundable on two sets to all bonafide prime bidders upon return of the documents, in good condition, not later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids. The deposit of all other sets of documents will be refunded 50% upon return of documents as stated above. Any Prime Bidder not bidding must return documents seven (7) days prior to bid in order to receive full deposit.
A Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, payable to the Lincoln Parish School Board or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid, shall be submitted with each bid. If the Bid Bond option is chosen by the contractor, the Bid Bond shall be on the form that is included as part of the bidding documents. Bidders are advised that both a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the Contract Price, will be required. Bids shall be received only on proposal forms furnished by the Architect that are included as part of the bidding documents. The Bidder is advised that the Lincoln Parish School board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All Contractors bidding on this work shall comply with all provisions of the State Licensing Law for Contractors, R.S. 37:2150-2163, as amended, for all public contracts. It shall also be the responsibility of the General Contractor to assure that all subcontractors comply with this law. The Contractors must be licensed in the above proper category of work and must show their license number on the face of the sealed bid envelope. Bid proposals, amendments to bids, or request for withdrawal of bids, received after time specified for bid opening shall not be considered for any cause whatsoever. The bid proposal is firm for a period of forty-five (45) days from the date of the opening of bids and no bid proposal can be withdrawn for any reason during this period of time. The Lincoln Parish School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause and reserves the right to waive any and all informalities.
Funds for this project will be paid by the Lincoln Parish School Board via sale of Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB). Federal regulations, including Davis-Bacon wage rates will be enforced. Prospective bidders must be in compliance with Executive Order 12549, pertaining to Disbarment and Suspension, and implemented at 34 CFR Part 85, for prospective participants in primary covered transactions, as defined at 34 CFR Part 85, Section 85.105 and 85.110.
4td: January 31 and February 7, 14 & 21, 2012.