ISSUE DATE: FEBRUARY 24, 2021
INVITATION TO BID
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissions of Hernando County, Florida, is accepting bids for:
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ITB NO. 21-C00027/DK
HILL-N-DALE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting Underground Utility Contractors that are active in installation of water mains and fire hydrants.
Sealed Bid offers as two (2) originals for furnishing the above will be received and accepted up to 3:00 PM (local time), APRIL 7, 2021 in the Hernando County Purchasing and Contract’s office. Bids shall be plainly marked on the outside of a sealed envelope/container with: Bidder’s name and address, and Bid Name and Bid Number. Bids are to be submitted:
Hernando County Purchasing and Contracts
15470 Flight Path Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604
The Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County, Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received in accordance with the Bid documents and the Hernando County Procurement Ordinance.
Interested firms may secure the Bid documents and plans and drawings and all other pertinent information by visiting the website of Bid Net at www.BidNetDirect.com. For additional project information, please visit the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners Purchasing and Contracts Department at www.hernandocounty.us, or by calling Bid Net at (800) 835-4603 or the Purchasing and Contracts Department at (352) 754–4020.
Bid offers shall be accompanied by either a Bid Bond, Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Official Bank Check in the dollar amount representing not less than five percent (5%) of the total amount Bid as a guarantee to enter into a Contract and furnish a Contract performance and payment bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total Bid price within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of notification of the award.
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held MARCH 10, 2021, @ 9:00 AM, at the Hernando County Utilities Department, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Representatives of Owner will be present to discuss the project. Bidders are required to attend and participate in the conference. THIS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ONLY ONCE AND FAILURE TO ATTEND AND SIGN IN SHALL DISQUALIFY ANY BIDDER NOT ATTENDING FROM SUBMITTING A BID. ATTENDEES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE START OF THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE. ARRIVAL AFTER THE START OF THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE SHALL BE CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.
Exparte Communication: Please note that to insure the proper and fair evaluation of a submittal, the County prohibits exparte communication (i.e., unsolicited) initiated by the Respondent to the County Official or Employee evaluating or considering the submittals prior to the time a decision has been made. Communication between Respondent and the County will be initiated by the appropriate County official or employee in order to obtain information or clarification needed to develop a proper and accurate evaluation of the submittal. Exparte communication may be grounds for disqualifying the offending Respondent from consideration or award of the Solicitation or any future Solicitation.
Purchasing and Contracts Division will post addenda on Bid Net at www.BidNetDirect.com to all questions in accordance with the Solicitation Instructions. It is the responsibility of prospective Bidders to visit the County’s website to ensure that they are aware of all addenda issued relative to this Solicitation.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes 119.071 (current version) sealed Bids, proposals or replies received by an agency pursuant to a competitive Solicitation are exempt from inspection until such time as the agency provides notice of an intended decision or until thirty (30) days after opening the Bids, proposals, or final replies whichever is earlier.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JAMES S. WUNDERLE
PURCHASING AND CONTRACTS MANAGER
CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER, HERNANDO COUNTY
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
To ensure that your Bid is responsive, you are urged to request clarification or guidance on any issues involving this solicitation before submission of your response. Your point-of-contact for this solicitation is Diane Kafrissen, Purchasing Agent II, Purchasing and Contracts, at (352) 754-4020 or email at [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] .