INVITATION TO BID 

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    ISSUE DATE: April 21, 2021
    INVITATION TO BID 
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Hernando County, Florida, is accepting Bids for:
    Hernando County Board of County Commissioners are soliciting Vendors/Contractors active in the safe removal and disposal of lead trees and Brazilian pepper plants, and the trimming of mangrove plants.
    Sealed Bid offers as two (2) originals for furnishing the above will be received and accepted up to 3:00 PM (local time), May 19, 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, Address, and Bid Name and Bid Number.  Bids are to be submitted:

    Physical Address:
    Hernando County Purchasing and Contracts
    15470 Flight Path Drive
    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.

    A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., at the HERNANDO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, 1525 EAST JEFFERSON STREET, BROOKSVILLE, FL 34601.  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 MAY BE CAUSE FOR DISQUALIFICATION.  

    Purchasing and Contracts Department 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 Bid Net at www.bidnetdirect.com to ensure that they are aware of all Addenda issued relative to this solicitation.

    Pursuant to Florida Statutes 119.071 (Current Edition) 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
    HERNANDO COUNTY
                                              
    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 Tonya Parker-Rimes, Purchasing Agent I, Purchasing and Contracts Department, at (352) 754-4020 or email at
    [email protected]   

    Published: April 30, 2021