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PROJECT NO. 2012-0007
Sealed bids for the construction of 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 2:00 p.m. local time on January 18, 2012, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 p.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.
PROJECT: Frazier Road Substation 69kV and 15kV Breaker Replacement; to include, but not be limited to, all foundation, steel erection, bus installation, conduit & wiring, grounding and control wire interconnections per the specifications.
CONTRACT TIME: 90 Calendar Days
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $200.00 per Calendar Day
A pre-Bid conference will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 5th day of January, 2012, in the conference room, Public Works Complex Administrative Building, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-8631, Fax (318) 251-8648. Representatives from the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project. Bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference. 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 purchasing agent, C. Michelle Blackwell, CPPB, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, Telephone (318) 251-8631, Fax (318) 251-8648. Bidders may elect to submit bids electronically via the internet. Electronic bids for the city are available for submission at 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 and all bids for just cause and reserves the right to waive any and all informalities.
C. Michelle Blackwell, CPPB
Purchasing Agent
City of Ruston
(318) 251-8631
3td: December 22 & 27, 2011 and January 2, 2012

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