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WPG - Advertisement for Bids

Public Works Department

Leo Lucchesi - Director, Department of Public Works – Floodplain Administrator






Office  985-335-1312 Direct 





Notice is hereby given that Washington Parish Government will be accepting sealed bids for replacement of 25 Bridge- Culvert drainage structures which cross Parish roads and right of ways throughout the Parish.  Bid prices should include all labor, materials and equipment as specified in the Contract Documents for the Washington Parish Government Bridge to Culvert Project; Work shall be in the accordance with the Bidding Documents, including the project manual and drawings, which are on file at the issuing office of the design Engineer:


Richard C. Lambert Consultants, LLC 900 West Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70471

Telephone: 985-727-4440 / fax: 985-727-4447. Operating hours 8 AM till 5PM Monday – Friday


              Sealed Bids will be received by (Bid Deadline) Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 2PM Central Time at the Washington Parish Government Administrative Office, located at 909 Pearl Street, Franklinton, La. 70438. In order to be considered, bids must be received prior to the time and date specified herein. The Parish reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

               Additionally, electronic bids may be posted at www.http://www.bidexpress.com.  Online bidding is sealed (cannot be accessed by the Parish) until the time and date posted above.  Additional bid specifications and information may be obtained at the Parish Government office or at the online site.  Please reference “Bid documents enclosed” on the outside of the envelope.

               Proof of General Contractors Liability Insurance (Min. $1,000,000 per occurrence & $2,000,000 aggregate) (Washington Parish to be named as additionally insured - via endorsement) and Workman’s Compensation Insurance (waiver of subrogation for each policy) is a pre-requisite to awarding the contract.

               Printed copies of the Bidding Documents consisting of Project Manual and Drawings may be obtained from the Engineer, during the hours indicated above, upon deposit or payment in the amount of $150 for each set.  Additional Bidding Documents may be obtained at the same cost but are nonrefundable.  The deposit for 1(one) base set will be refunded to those Bidders who return the Bidding Documents to the Engineer in good condition (suitable for re-use) within 30 days following the Bid opening.  Bidding Documents are available on compact disc (as portable document format (PDF) files) for a non-refundable charge of $100, including shipping via overnight express service.  Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to Richard C. Lambert Consultants, LLC.

 Upon request and receipt of the document deposit indicated above plus a non-refundable shipping charge of $50 or a UPS or FedEx shipping account number, the Engineer will transmit the Bidding Documents via delivery service.  The date that the Bidding Documents are transmitted by the Engineer will be considered the Bidder’s date of receipt of the Bidding Documents.  Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Engineer.  Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Engineer.

Alternatively, Bidding Documents may be viewed and ordered online by registering with the Issuing Office at HYPERLINK “www.http://www.bidexpress.com” www.bidexpress.com.  Following registration, complete sets of Bidding Documents may be downloaded from the Issuing Office’s website as “zipped” portable document format (PDF) files. 

 All bid documents must be sealed with the outside of the envelope clearly marked:

“BID DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED – PROJECT TITLE: WASHINGTON PARISH GOVERNMENT BRIDGE TO CULVERT PROJECT” INCLUDE CONTRACTORS NAME AND LOUISIANA CONTRACTORS LICENSE NUMBER, (for HIGHWAY, STREET AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION)  on outside of envelope. Bid specifications may also be reviewed and proposals submitted on www.http://www.bidexpress.com prior to the deadline.

 Questions concerning this bid and documents should be addressed to:

Leo Lucchesi – Director, Department of Public Works

llucchesi@wpgov.org; or phone 985-335-1312 office direct


Proposals will be opened and read aloud at   2:00 PM Central Time, Friday, March 3, 2017 at the

Washington Parish Executive & Administrative Offices (2nd Fl.) 909 Pearl St., Franklinton, LA 70438

              Washington Parish reserves the right to reject any and all bids for just cause In accordance with LA. R.S. 38:2212(A)(1)(b), the provisions and requirements of this Section, those stated in the advertisement bids, and those required on the bid form shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived by any public entity.


              In making this bid, each contractor represents that:  He has read and understands the bid documents and his bid is made in accordance herewith: he has visited the site(s) and has familiarized himself with the local conditions under which the work is to be performed; and his bid is based upon the specifications described in the bid documents without exception.  Site visit can be scheduled by calling Washington Parish Government at 985-335-1312. 


              PRE-BID CONFERENCE


A PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD: at 10AM CT, Friday, February 10, 2017

at the Washington Parish Courthouse Council Chambers (1st Floor)

908 Washington Street, Franklinton, LA 70438.


               Attendance at this conference is not mandatory but bidders are advised that they will be required to state on the bid form that they have personally inspected and are familiar with the project and the site conditions.


Date of Advertisements for Bid Solicitations 

3 Wednesdays – January 25, February 1, and February 8, 2017 

Published in the Weekly Newspaper “The Era Leader” in Franklinton, La




Animal Shelter Building Program - Washington Parish, Louisiana – 2-16-17


This is a narrative of the proposed building / shelter to serve the stray, abused and diseased animals of Washington Parish, Louisiana, to be built on Washington Parish Government property in a rural section of Franklinton, known as Sheridan. The building is located on the grounds of a DPW facility at 23046 Yacc Road at the intersection with LA. State Hwy. 10, between Franklinton and Bogalusa.


Funding from Louisiana Government Assistance Program (LGAP) funding has been dedicated for use to hire contract labor; to date this 3,250 square foot building has been totally renovated to allow for the examination, isolation, and surgical space to service animals as well as offices for administrative staff and the visiting public.  The plumbing, electrical, HVAC and venting systems in this portion of the facility have been updated to building code standards.


The Parish will continue to solicit competitive bids to construct a dedicated waste water system, kennels and build fencing and gates to control and house the animal population. Additional funding is required to complete the remaining brick and mortar portion of the shelter. The existing building plus new outdoor extensions that will house / service the animals will total approximately 5,500 square feet.




Construction / renovations completed


Climate-controlled intake and exam room with services required for temporary housing of stray and/or abandoned small animals


Climate-controlled isolation and exam room with separate entry.


Work room with food storage and preparation areas, general storage, bathing and grooming area, and janitor’s station.


Administrative office, storage and admission area.


            Restrooms for the general public and staff.  (ADA accessible)


            Laundry Facility


            Constructed additional piping to add to the fresh water resources as needed for the animals consumption and for cleaning the facility; an existing, functioning water well is at the DPW site.



The scope of work remaining will include but not limited to the following:


Secure funding to purchase Furniture, Fixtures and equipment

Establish a ventilated general kennel area with 3’x6’ & 3’ X 12’ concrete and chain-linked runs, sloped towards trench drains and piping leading to a waste water system approved by the SPCA and the State of Louisiana DH&H. The plan is to attain a capacity of 20 dogs that could be doubled up in case of temporary excessive animal inflow.

Construction: 4” minimum concrete, outdoor slab-on-grade w/portions sloped drains throughout.

Construct a fenced-in yard adjacent to the existing DPW building; fencing and gating will be used to separate the animals as needed and /or recommended by the veterinarian overseeing the animal control  program.

Currently, construction materials (concrete block & reinforcement steel) purchased for this facility are being stored at the Yacc Road site.

Our mission is much broader than building a block and mortar building.  An animal control and care program needs to be written, promulgated and legislated into law; additional funding will be necessary to establish a sustainable sheltering facility and monitor the general health and track diseases of stray animals.
The Laws* of the State of Louisiana mandate that each Parish is responsible to establish and use all resources available to make the long term changes for animal care that local organizations simply cannot.           

*LA R.S. 3:2773 requires that "the sheriff, constable, or other police officers of any parish, ward, or municipality shall seize any dog found unaccompanied by its owner or keeper and running at large on any road, street, or other public place, or trespassing on any premises other than the premises of the owner."

 *LA R.S. 3:2774 requires that "each parish shall provide suitable shelters or facilities for dogs seized under the provisions of this Part".

 Currently, the Washington Parish Government is working with limited dedicated resources to move this program forward.

Volunteers are welcome to contact our administrative staff to assist with this beneficial program.          




Work Order Request Form

Please fill out the form below if you have a problem with your road or need a culvert installed