ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF RUSTON
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
CITY OF RUSTON
Sealed bids for the following project will be received by the Purchasing Department of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 10:00 A.M. local time on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at which time all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud in the office of the Purchasing Agent. Bids received after the 10:00 A.M. deadline will be returned via certified mail to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: Lewis Street Improvements
PROJECT CLASSIFICATION: Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction
CONTRACT TIME: 200 Calendar Days
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $ 480.00 per Calendar Day
Bidding Documents: The Bidding Documents (the Contract Documents, Specifications and Drawings) are available to contractors who are properly licensed in Louisiana or to bona fide suppliers of materials and equipment at the office of the engineer, Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc., 112 East Mississippi Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-0238, Fax. (318) 251-0239. Cost per contract set is $100.00 which is the cost of reproduction and handling. Any unsuccessful bidder, upon returning such set within ten days of bid opening and in good condition, will be refunded the deposit. A Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, payable to the City of Ruston 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. 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 Engineer. In no event shall proposal forms be issued later than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving proposals. The Bidder is advised that the City of Ruston 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. If required for bidding, 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 City of Ruston reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause and reserves the right to waive any and all informalities.
C. Michelle Blackwell, CPPB
City of Ruston
3td: June 27, 2011; July 4 & 11, 2011