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Request for Bids
OLD PROJECT NO. 27835

Sealed proposals will be received by the Orleans Levee District, 6920 Franklin Avenue, Administration Building, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 or send electronic to http://www.bidsync.com until 2:00 p.m., ­Tuesday, September 30, 2014 opened and publicly read aloud for:

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OLD PROJECT NO. 27835
LAKESHORE DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS
SEAWALL AREA EROSION CONTROL PAVING PROJECT – REACH 2B
(ORLEANS CANAL TO RAIL ST.)

Bids received after the above specified time will not be considered.

The work includes, but is not limited to, removal of seawall light standards, construction of new pile supported plain and stamped color concrete plaza slab along the seawall with tree planters, benches, handrails; and non-lighted bollards; installation of decorative light fixtures, installation of vinyl sheet piling, manhole adjustment; palm trees, and sodding.

Drawings, specifications and contract documents may be examined and obtained at the office of URS Corporation, 3500 North Causeway Blvd., Suite 900, Metairie, Louisiana 70002, Phone (504) 837-6326 upon deposit of $ 150.00 for each set of documents.   Deposit on the first two sets are fully refundable to all bonafide prime Bidders upon return of the documents, in good condition, no later than ten (10) days after receipt of bids.   Fifty percent of the deposit of all other sets of documents will be refunded upon return of documents as stated above.

Bidders are invited to attend a Pre-Bid Conference at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in the Conference Room located in Franklin Avenue Administration Building at 6920 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.   

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause.  In accordance with LA. R. S. 38:2212 (A) (1) (b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the advertisement for bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.

Bids must be submitted on forms provided by the Owner.   Envelopes containing bids and bid guarantee must be sealed, marked with the project name, and with the Contractor’s name as it appears on the License and Louisiana Contractor’s license number.

All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five (5%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or Bid Bond Form written by a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana, signed by the surety’s agency or attorney-in-fact.   Surety must be listed on the current U. S. Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service list of approved bonding companies as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the amount for which it obligates itself in the Bond, or must be a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A – rating in the latest printing of the A.M. 2009.

Best’s Key Rating Guide.    If surety qualified by virtue of its Best’s listing, the amount of the Bond may not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide.   The Bid Bond shall be in favor of the Orleans Levee District and shall be accompanied by appropriate power of attorney.   No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five (5%) by any method is acceptable. 

Bids shall be accepted from Contractor’s who are licensed under LA. R. S. 37:2150-2163 for the classification of Heavy Construction and Municipal, Public Works Construction.   Bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements of LA. R.S.38:2212. Bids may be withdrawn by the bidder due to errors if done within 48 hours of bid opening by affidavit in accordance with LA. R. S. 38:2214.

Other documentation not provided with the bid, but that is required by LA R.S. 38:2212, the owner, or the specifications, must be furnished by the low bidder within ten (10) calendar days after the bid opening.  Such documentation shall be supplied as originals (no copies).  Failure to provide this information and documentation with in ten (10) calendar days after bid opening will be grounds for disqualification on grounds that the bidder is not a “responsible bidder”.  This information and documentation includes, but is not limited to, the non-collusion affidavit, non-conviction affidavit, and employment verification affidavit.  However, the payment and performance bond must be supplied upon contract signing.  Note that, although these instructions list specific items that are required, it is solely the bidder’s responsibility to stay abreast of changes in public bid law and to ensure compliance with LA R.S. 38:2212 and all other statues related to public bid law. 

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount.   Surety must be listed currently on the U. S. Department of Treasury Financial Management Service List (Treasury List) as approved for an amount equal to or greater than the contract amount, or must be an insurance company domiciled in Louisiana or owned by Louisiana residents.   If surety is qualified other than by listing on the Treasury list, the contract amount may not exceed fifteen percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance and may not exceed the amount of $500,000.    However, a Louisiana domiciled insurance company with at least an A – rating in the latest printing of the A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide shall not be subject to the $500,000 limitation, provided that the contract amount does not exceed ten percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown in the latest A.M. Best’s Key Rating Guide nor fifteen percent of policyholders’ surplus as shown by surety’s most recent financial statements filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance.   The Bond shall be signed by the surety’s agent or attorney-in-fact.  

The Orleans Levee District encourages, to the extent feasible, participation by minority and woman-owned businesses in all bids and proposals for goods and services. It also encourages the structuring of major projects into categories which may be commensurate with the capabilities of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and actively encourages major prime contractors to provide opportunities for these businesses to become involved as subcontractors.

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THE TIMES PICAYUNE:    August 27th, Sept. 3rd, Sept. 10th, 2014 

DAILY JOURNAL OF COMMERCE:  September 1st, 2014                                                

PURCHASE ORDER NO.: 27835

Please indicate purchase order number on invoice.

 

 

 

 

 

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