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Bid Notice – Gretna Resilience District, Gretna City Park

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Gretna Resilience District
Gretna City Park
City of Gretna, Louisiana

Separate sealed bids for GRETNA RESILIENCE DISTRICT – GRETNA CITY PARK IMPROVEMENTS, CITY OF GRETNA, LOUISIANA (located between Gretna Boulevard, Claire Avenue, and Mason Street), will be received by the City of Gretna Mayor’s Office, at Gretna City Hall, 740 2nd Street, Gretna, LA 70053, on Wednesday, December 16th until 10:00am (Central Time) and then at Council Chambers at said address publicly opened and read aloud.  Any bid received after the specified time and date will not be considered.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, December 2nd at Gretna City Hall Council Chambers, 740 2nd Street, Gretna, LA 70053. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

The work is generally described as follows:

In 2019, the City of Gretna was awarded $5 million from the State of Louisiana Office of Community Development (OCD) to make flood mitigation, ecological, and recreational improvements to Gretna City Park in alignment with the Gretna Resilience District vision. This vision, and the concept for the park, were developed through the Louisiana Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LASAFE) planning process, a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)-funded effort to increase community resilience across six southeast Louisiana parishes. The park is one of two projects in Jefferson Parish selected by Parish residents for implementation.

Without limiting the scope of work described herein, proposed improvements to the park consist of excavation and earth moving; passive stormwater runoff storage and control structures; a pond aeration system; new trails and parking; docks and bridges; an open-air pavilion, shade structure, and kayak launch; new plantings and landscape; and park signage.

Copies of the Bidding Documents and Contract Documents, consisting of drawings and specifications for use in preparing Bids may be secured from the office of Letterman’s Blue Print & Supply, 2475 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-821-9997, by licensed contractors upon payment of $600.00 per set or through the website www.publicpurchase.com. Deposit on the first set of documents furnished bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded upon return of the documents in good condition no later than ten calendar days after receipt of bids. On other sets of documents furnished to prime bidders, the deposit less $50.00 will be refunded upon return of the documents in good condition no later than ten calendar days after receipt of bids.  Good condition is defined as free of all pencil, pen and other marks. All sets furnished to subcontractors and suppliers are nonrefundable. Partial sets will not be issued. Request for mailing Contract Documents will be handled by Federal Express only, provided the addressee supplies his courier’s account number and “street” address.

Pursuant to L.R.S. 38:2212.E.(1) Bidder will have the option to submit bids and bid bonds electronically. Electronic bids for this project will be submitted through Public Purchase at www.publicpurchase.com. To register, or for assistance completing an e-bid, contact the support desk using the chat function of the online platform or at support@pubicpurchase.com. Bids submitted electronically will be accepted on the Public Purchase digital watermark version of the contract documents.

The OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all bids for just cause. Such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the L.R.S.

In accordance with L.R.S. 38:2212.B.(1), the provisions and requirements stated in the bidding documents shall not be considered as informalities and shall not be waived.

Each Bidder must deposit with the bid, security in the amount of at least five percent (5%) of the total bid price, as described in the Instructions to Bidders.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance Bond and Payment Bond, in an amount equal to 100% of the Contract amount, written by a surety or insurance company listed currently on the U.S. Department of Treasury Financial Management Service List.

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 Participation) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, Section 109 (Non-Discrimination) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 503 (NonDiscrimination 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.

Any person with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Owner no later than seven (7) days prior to bid opening.

/S/ BELINDA C. CONSTANT
MAYOR
CITY OF GRETNA
STATE OF LOUISIANA

Publish: November 4, 11 and 18, 2020 (N.O. Advocate Classifieds/Official Journal)

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