Village of Natchez: Advertisement for Bids for Sewer Treatment System Improvements

Village of Natchez (herein referred to as the “Owner”) hereby solicits sealed bids for the bids for the Sewer collection and Treatment System Improvements. Sealed Bids shall be addressed to the Village of Natchez, and delivered to the Village of Natchez located at 181 Main Street (P. O. Box 229), Natchez, LA 71456 not later than 12:00 P.M. (local time) on the 15th day of February, 2023. Any bid received after this specified time and date will not be considered. The sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 5:15 P.M. (local time) on the 15th day of February, 2023 at the Village of Natchez City Hall located at 181 Main Street, Natchez, LA 71456.

The instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond and Payment Bond, and other bidding documents may be obtained at Natchez City Hall, 181 Main Street, Natchez, LA 71456 (Phone – (318) 352-1414) upon payment of $10.00 for each set of documents (available in a USB Flash Drive), made payable to MB Design Consultants, LLC. An additional $10.00 will be charged if mailing is required. Set of Bid Documents can also be obtained from the Engineer’s office, MB Design Consultants, LLC, 8841 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Phone – (678) 557-9069) upon payment of fee. Validation of the Contractor’s license and classifications will be made prior to release of bid documents.

All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to 5% of the total bid and must be in the form of certified check, cashier’s check, or Bid Bond Form written by a company licensed to do business in the state of Louisiana, countersigned by a person who is under contract with surety of bond issuer as a licensed agent to furnish Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in the state of Louisiana, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount.

Where bids are to be received on forms furnished by the awarding authority, no contract documents shall be issued to anyone except a Licensed Contractor or his authorized representatives. In no event shall any documents for bidding be issued later than Seventy-Two (72) hours prior to the hour and date set for receiving bids. 

Each bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing on the outside the name of the bidder, his/her address, contactor’s state license number and the name of the project for which the bid is submitted. If forwarded by mail, the sealed envelope containing the bid must be enclosed in another envelope addressed to the Village of Natchez City Hall, P.O. Box 229, Natchez, Louisiana 71456.

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 (Davis-Bacon Act), Section 3 (Low Income Resident anticipation) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1974, Section 109 (Non-Discrimination) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 503 (Non-Discrimination Against Employees with Disabilities) and Section 504 (Non-Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Segregated Facilities, Executive Order 11246, and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal Government and State of Louisiana and Bonding and insurance requirements, Minority owned firms, small businesses, and/or Section 3 businesses are encouraged to participate. 

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

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause; such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. at the Natchez City Hall located at 181 Main Street, Natchez, LA 71456. All prospective bidders are encouraged to attend it.

All questions regarding this project and the bid package shall be submitted in writing to the Engineer, MB Design Consultants, LLC, 8841 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, mbdesigncon@gmail.com by 5:00PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Responses will be coordinated with the Owner and submitted to all plan holders by 5:00 PM on Monday February 6, 2023.

All addenda, Amendments, Letters of Clarification, and Withdrawal Notices will be submitted electronically to all plan holders.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause and to waive informalities incidental thereto.

OWNER

VILLAGE OF NATCHEZ

BY:         /s/ PATSY WARD HOOVER., MAYOR