Details for INVITATION TO BIDDERS
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
Sealed Bids, in duplicate, addressed to Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17, Attention: David Gornet, President, Board of Directors, will be received at the office of the Engineer, LJA Engineering, Inc., 1904 West Grand Parkway North, Suite 120, Katy, Texas 77449, until 10:00 a.m., Local Time, Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and then publicly opened and read for “Construction of the Sluice Gates, Flap Gates and Weir Wall Diversion to Serve Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17 for Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 17, Fort Bend County, Texas”. Bidders may elect to submit bids electronically via https://bids.lja.com. Due to the pandemic and Federal guidelines of not gathering in groups of more than 10 people, people of the public who wish the attend the Bid Opening must do so by telephone. The telephone number for the Bid Opening is 713.358.8400, Access Code 0959549.
Scope of Work of the Contract includes the following: Installation of five 10’ x 10’, three 9’ x 8’, one 54” sluice gate, 13 flap gates ranging from 24” to 96” along with new concrete outfall structures and a weir wall diversion including 48” RCP with structures/slope paving.
Bids received after the closing time will be returned unopened. A non-mandatory audio/web pre-bid conference will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Local Time. To attend the non-mandatory pre-bid conference, dial 713.358.8400, Access Code 0949576. To access the web portion of the conference, please visit https://micollabuca.ljaeng.com/call/0949576.
Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond or a certified or cashier’s check, acceptable to the Owner, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount Bid, as a guarantee that the successful bidder will enter into the Contract and execute the Bonds on the forms provided, and provide the required insurance certificates within seven (7) days after the date Contract Documents are received by the Contractor.
Bidding documents may be examined at LJA Engineering, Inc., AGC of Texas, Construct Connect, and Amtek or may be obtained by prospective bidders or suppliers upon payment of Ninety-five Dollars ($95.00 non-refundable plus cost of delivery) ($50.00 for electronic copy) for each set of documents at LJA Engineering, Inc., 1904 West Grand Parkway North, Suite 120, Katy, Texas 77449 or at https://bids.lja.com. Bidders must register on this website to download bidding documents.
A Bidder submitting electronic Bids must submit its Bid and bid securities in compliance with Owner’s Order Adopting Section 49.2731 Electronic Bidding Rules and all electronic Bids and bid securities must be submitted through https://bids.lja.com. Bidder must register on this website in order to submit a Bid and bid security and there is no charge to submit Bids and bid securities on this website.
By submitting a Bid, Bidder acknowledges and agrees that the Contract Documents may be accepted, executed or agreed to through the use of an Electronic Signature, as defined by and in accordance with Owner’s Electronic Signature Rules for Construction Contracts
The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive all defects and irregularities in bidding or bidding process except time of submitting a Bid. The Successful Bidder, if any, will be the responsible Bidder which in the Board’s judgment will be most advantageous to the District and result in the best and most economical completion of the Project.
The requirements of Subchapter J, Chapter 552, Government Code, may apply to this Bid and/or Contract and the Contractor agrees that the Contract can be terminated if the Contractor knowingly or intentionally fails to comply with a requirement of that subchapter.
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