PORT OF PORT ARTHUR NAVIGATION DISTRICT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS
NOTICE OF BIDDERS OF MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE
NOTICE IS GIVEN HEREBY THAT A MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on January 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Administration Building Conference Room of the Port of Port Arthur Navigation District of Jefferson County, Texas (“Port of Port Arthur”) to discuss the Port of Port Arthur Foley Ditch Outfall Project, EDA Award #08-01-04927, Contract 2 (“Foley Ditch Outfall Project”). Thereafter, sealed bids addressed to the Port of Port Arthur for the Foley Ditch Outfall Project will be received at the office of the Port Director, Floyd Gaspard, until 10:00 a.m. local time on January 18, 2016 and all bids received will immediately thereafter be opened and read on January 18, 2016 at 221 Houston Ave., Port Arthur, Texas. The bid shall be on a lump sum basis. Any bid received after closing time will be returned unopened.
A performance bond and payment bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price, will be required in accordance with State Law for any contract in excess of Twenty Thousand ($25,000) Dollars. A Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the total bid must also be submitted with the Bid documents.
Each bidder will be required to hold insurance naming the Port of Port Arthur as an additional insured and certificate holder under the policy(ies), with minimum coverages as set forth in the Insurance Requirements section of the Port of Port Arthur as detailed at its web-site www.portofportarthur.com. Additionally plans, specifications and/or drawings for this Project may also be found on the Port of Port Arthur’s web-site.
Attention is called to the fact that this is a contract for construction of public works and that there must be paid on same not less than the prevailing wage rates which have been established by all applicable statutes and the terms of this contract pursuant to State Law and which are set out in detail in the contract documents. The Contractor shall forfeit as a penalty to the Port of Port Arthur Ten ($10.00) Dollars for each laborer, workman or mechanic employed, for each calendar day, or portion thereof, if such laborer, workman or mechanic is paid less than the said stipulated rates for any work done under this contract, by him, or by any subcontractor under him. A copy of such current wage schedule is included in the contract documents and any Equal Employment Opportunity requirements must be met.
This contract is issued by an organization which qualifies for exemption pursuant to the provisions of Article 20.04 (f) of the Texas Limited Sales, Excise and Use Tax Act. The Contractor performing this contract may purchase, rent or lease all material, supplies, equipment used or consumed in the performance of this contract by issuing to his suppliers an exemption certificate complying with State Comptroller’s ruling #95-0.07.
For inspection of the existing facilities contact Floyd Gaspard, Port Director at: (409) 983-2011. For technical information, including drawings and specifications for the requested repairs and work, contact Stephen A. Curtis, P.E., in care of Collins Engineers Inc. at (757) 615-9671. The Port of Port Arthur reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any formalities.