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WPG - Advertisement for Bids

Washington Parish Government - Advertisement for Bids



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






The bid proposal form must be complete with entries made in all applicable spaces for the materials to be considered for bid.  THE BID FORM FOR THE MATERIAL FOR WHICH YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED, AND DATED.  Bids will be awarded to the most responsive, responsible bidder submitting the lowest bid.  If you qualify for Louisiana manufactured goods preference, please state so on your bid form and why you qualify.

All bid documents must be sealed with the outside of the envelope clearly marked:  BID DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED – 2017 SUPPLY BID AND “THE PRODUCT OR PRODUCTS YOU ARE SUBMITTING A BID ON”. 

These supply bids are for the 12 month period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Washington Parish Government reserves the right to reject any or all bids. All bidders should have the ability to provide proper invoicing on at least a monthly basis and follow the WPG purchase order policy. All bids must be received at the office of Washington Parish Government by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.  Additionally, electronic bids may be placed at www.bidexpress.com.   Online bidding is sealed (cannot be accessed by the parish) until the opening time and date.

The government office is located at:  909 Pearl Street, Franklinton, LA  70438.  Our office number is 985-839-7825 opt 1, if you have questions please direct them to Donnell Merritt or Charlet Lewis at this number.