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INVITATION FOR BID

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INVITATION FOR BID
SEALED BIDS for construction at the Ruston Regional Airport consisting of Obstruction Removal, State Project No. H.010050 will be received in the Purchasing Office of the City of Ruston, Louisiana, located at 701 E. Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, until 10:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Bids will then be publicly opened and read aloud at the Purchasing Office. Bids received after the 10:00 a.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened via certified mail. Received bids will be referred to the City of Ruston City Council for action and award.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Airport Terminal Building, 125 Flightline Drive, Ruston, LA 71270. Representatives from the Owner and Engineer will be present to discuss the project. Although the meeting is not mandatory, bidders are encouraged to attend and participate in the conference.
Contract Documents including bid proposal forms, plan sheets, and specifications for the project may be viewed and downloaded free of charge (with the option to purchase hard copies) at www.civcastusa.com. Scanned plans and specifications (PDF format) are available on CD for a non-refundable price of $25.00 from KSA Alliance, Inc., 1111 Hawn Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71107. Addenda will be posted at www.civcastusa.com. You will be notified of addenda automatically, through email, if you downloaded your plans and specifications via civcastusa.com. Please submit questions for the project 72 hours prior to bid opening through www.civcastusa.com in the Q&A portal.
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.
Bidders may elect to submit bids electronically via the internet. Electronic bids for the City of Ruston are available for submission at www.bidexpress.com. Bidders desiring to submit electronic bids must register with Bid Express. All bids submitted electronically shall include a digital signature as required by Louisiana State law. Bidders submitting bids electronically are not required to submit paper forms.
Bid proposals, amendments to bids, or requests for withdrawal of bids, which are received after the time specified for bid opening, shall not be considered for any cause whatsoever.
An acceptable bid bond, cashier's check or certified check payable to the City of Ruston, in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid price, shall be submitted with each bid. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds. Bidders are advised that Performance, Payment, and Maintenance Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent (100%) of the contract price, will be required.
On any bid submitted in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Contractor shall certify that he is licensed under Louisiana Revised Statute 37:2150-2164 and show his license number on the bid and on the envelope. Bidders must be licensed in the following category: Highway, Street and Bridge Construction (or applicable sub classification). The licensee shall not be permitted to bid or perform any type or types of work not included in the classification under which his license was issued.
Bids may be held by the City of Ruston for a period of one hundred and twenty (120) calendar days after the date and hour set for the opening.
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 Colvin, CPPB
Purchasing Agent - City of Ruston
Telephone: (318) 251-8631
3td: October 14, 20 & 27, 2014

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