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Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Tower at Bienville Drive Intersection Improvements will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Bids will be received until 1:45 P.M., on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Bids will be opened and read aloud in the Purchasing Division, at 2:15 P.M. Video attendance is provided by opening the following link: https://meetingsamer4.webex.com/meetingsamer4/j.php?MTID=m955f1bec7fbe037e340589497d535d20 , Meeting Number (access code): 126 625 4804, Meeting Password: eiSbFupA374.

There will be a Pre-BID CONFERENCE held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, August 20, 2020, via conference call by dialing 1-408-418-9388 Access code: 146 544 5144. Pre-Bid Conference attendance is optional for bidders on this project.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, BID, BID BOND, AGREEMENT, GENERAL CONDITIONS, Payment Bond, Performance Bond, DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS, and ADDENDA, may be examined at the following location:

City of Monroe Purchasing Division

1014 Grammont Street

Monroe, LA 71201

All Prime Bidders MUST obtain copies of Bidding Documents from Lazenby & Associates, Inc., located at 2000 North 7th Street, West Monroe, Louisiana, upon payment of $50.00 deposit for each set. Bona fide prime contractors who submit a valid bid for the project will receive a full refund for their first set of Bidding Documents upon returning them in good condition within ten calendar days of the bid opening. The deposit for all other plans will be non-refundable.

The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation is 4.21% of the dollar value of this contract. All bidders and proposers shall make good faith efforts to subcontract to the greatest extent feasible to small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

Bidders also have the option to submit bids electronically. To submit a bid electronically, bidders must register at http://www.QuestCDN.com (Quest Project No. 2021-00000017). Bidders submitting bids electronically must obtain copies of Bidding Documents from the design professional as indicated elsewhere herein.

The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause per State Public Bid Law.

A corporate resolution authorizing a representative of the corporation to sign the bid must accompany the bid, if the bidder is a corporation. Such activities will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statues.

Each bidder must deposit with his/her bid, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Sureties used for obtaining bonds must appear as acceptable on the U.S. Department of Treasury Circular 570.

The Attention of Bidders is called particularly to the requirements for conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, Executive Order 11246, and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal government and State of Louisiana and bonding and insurance requirements.

All Contractors bidding on this work shall comply with all provisions of the State Licensing Law for Contractors, LA RS 37:2150-2192, as amended, for all public contracts. It shall be the responsibility of the General or Prime Contractor to assure that all subcontractors comply with this law. Contractors must hold an active license issued by the State of Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors in the classification of ELECTRICAL WORK. Contractors must provide their license number when requesting plans, specifications and contract documents and place their license number on the face of the envelope containing their bid.

No Bidders may withdraw his/her bid within Forty-Five (45) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

The Contractor shall begin mobilization and procurement of materials within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the Notice to Proceed.

The successful bidder will be required to execute the Owner’s Standard Form of Agreement/Contract for construction together with the Performance and Payment Bond within ten (10) working days after award of contract.

Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Owner no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening.

CDBG PROJECTS ONLY: THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST SUBMIT EXECUTED COPIES OF CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, SECTION 3 AND SEGREGATED FACILITIES AND SECTION 3 PLAN WITH TABLES A & B.

MINORITY OWNED FIRMS AND SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BID ON THIS PROJECT.

Bid Reference No. 2021-00000017

/s/

Date Honorable Friday Ellis, Mayor

 

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