17274 Joe Wheeler Avenue ARPA Utility and Roadway Improvements Project #14433
Bid Date11/28/23 11:00am
Company & Contacts
ENGINEER'S ESTIMATE: $2M - $2.5M
Sealed bids will be received by the city of Laurel, Mississippi, located at Post Office Box 647,
(401 North 5th Avenue) Laurel, Mississippi 39441, until 10:00 a.m., Local Time, Friday, November 17, 2023,
for supplying all labor and materials (as specified) necessary for the City of Laurel Joe Wheeler Avenue
ARPA Utility and Roadway Improvements Project.
The work generally consists of the milling and overlay, striping, and utility improvements along Joe Wheeler
Avenue from Chantilly Street to 20th Street in the City of Laurel. The project includes approximately 2,210
tons of asphalt and 16,300 square yards of milling.
The above general outline of features of the work does not in any way limit the responsibility of the
Contractor to perform all work and furnish all plant, labor, equipment and materials required by the
specifications and the drawings referred to therein.
Contract time shall be 330 consecutive calendar days from the effective date shown in the Notice to Proceed.
Liquidated damages will be assessed in the amount of $750 per day for each consecutive calendar day beyond
the specified contract time.
Bidder must be qualified under Mississippi Law and show current Certificate of Responsibility issued by the
Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors establishing his classification as to the value and type of
construction on which he is authorized to bid.
Each Bidder shall write his Certificate of Responsibility Number on the outside of the sealed envelope
containing his proposal.
Proposals shall be submitted in duplicate, sealed and deposited with the city of Laurel, Mississippi prior to the
hour and date hereinbefore designated. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date
of the opening thereof.
Each Bidder must submit with his proposal a separate attachment stating his qualifications to perform the
work. The Statement of Qualifications shall list past projects of similar size and nature, a list of references
with name and telephone number, a list of key personnel who will perform the work, and other information
supporting the bidder's qualifications.
Awarding public contracts to non-resident Bidders will be on the same basis as the non-resident bidder's state
awards contracts to Mississippi Contractors bidding under similar circumstances. In order to ensure that
Mississippi's so-called Golden Rule is followed state law requires a non-resident bidder to attach to his bid a
copy of his resident state's current laws pertaining to such state's treatment of non-resident contractors.
Each Bidder must deposit with his proposal, a Bid Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to five percent
of his bid, payable to the city of Laurel, Mississippi, as bid security. Bidders shall also submit a current
financial statement, if requested, by the city of Laurel, Mississippi. The successful bidder will be required to
furnish a Payment Bond and Performance Bond each in the amount of 100 percent of the contract amount.
Bid documents are being made available via paper copy or pdf. Plan holders are required to log-in or register
for an account at www.neel-schafferplans.com to view and order Bid Documents. All plan holders are
required to have a valid email address for registration. Bid documents are non-refundable and must be
purchased through the website. Questions regarding website registration and online orders please contact Plan
House Printing at (601) 336-6378.
"Mississippi Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, 2017 Edition" as referred to herein,
may be purchased from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The city of Laurel hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into
pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged and women's business enterprises will be afforded the full
opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds
of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.
The Engineer is Neel-Schaffer, Inc., 328 N. Magnolia Street, Laurel, Mississippi 39440; Phone No. (601)
649-1840, Fax No. (601) 649-1848.
The city of Laurel reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities
Johnny Magee, Mayor
City of Laurel, Mississippi
DATES OF PUBLICATION:
October 19, 2023
October 26, 2023