Sealed bids will be received by the Jackson Parish Library Board of Control at 614 South Polk Avenue, until 2:00 O’Clock P.M. Daylight Savings Time on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 for the construction of the JACKSON PARISH LIBRARY INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND.
Complete bidding documents for this project are available from the office of the Architect, Coco & Company Wayne Lawrence Coco, AIA, Architect LLC. They may be obtained for a non refundable deposit of $100.00.
Questions about this procedure shall be directed to the Architect at:
Wayne Lawrence Coco, AIA, Architect LLC,
P.O. Box 111 (or 510 Main Street)
Simmesport , Louisiana 71369
Telephone: 318-359-3732 Fax: 318-941-2821
All bids must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates (if any), and must be in the form of a certified check or cashiers check written by a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana, signed by the surety’s agency or attorney-infact, and countersigned by a person who is under Contract with the surety as a licensed agency in this State and who is residing in this State. 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. Best’s Key Rating Guide. If surety qualifies 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 Jackson Parish Library Board of Control and shall be accompanied by appropriate power of attorney. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable.
The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, in the 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 and countersigned by a person who is under contract with surety as a licensed agent in this State, and who is residing in this State.
Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under L.A. R.S. 37:2150-2163 for the classification of Site, Concrete, or Building Construction. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after receipt of bids, except under the provision of L.A. R.S. 38:2214.
The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids for just cause. In accordance with L.A. 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.
ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY THE JACKSON PARISH LIBRARY FOR THE TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.
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