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East Pier Deep Water Wharf For USM/NOAA #14987

Gulfport, MS- Mississippi State Port Authority (G-NR-E)


Accepting Bids

Prebid Date2/15/24 2:00pm

Bid Date3/6/24 2:00pm

Company & Contacts

Mississippi State Port Authority
Cindy Ford  

The MISSISSIPPI STATE PORT AUTHORITY AT GULFPORT has authorized the advertisement to bid on the following project:


The work consists of, but is not limited to:

Furnish all materials, equipment, labor, and supervision and performing all operations necessary for the completion of Mississippi State Port Authority “East Pier Deep Water Wharf for USM/NOAA” project at Gulfport, Mississippi as described in the contract documents.

Generally, the project includes outfitting the existing east pier with infrastructure to support research vessels for USM and NOAA, modifications to the “Small Boat Pier” located west of the 30th Ave. entrance, and construction of a new severe weather storage area at MSPA's Cotton Compress site.

The infrastructure includes domestic water, sanitary sewer, fire water, electrical service, telecommunications, lighting, security fencing, new standoff fenders, modifications to existing fenders, and installation of new mooring bit bollards. There are four bid alternates for this project. Alternate #1 is the scope of work for the Small Boat Pier located at the west bank of the Port of Gulfport. Alternate #2 is the entire electrical scope at the severe weather site. Alternate #3 is to remove and replace 16 fenders. And Alternate #4 is to procure and install a new marine crane at the Small Boat Pier.

Bids shall be received sealed and marked: “East Pier Deep Water Wharf for USM/NOAA” on the outside envelope
not later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 2510 14th Street, Suite 1450, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501 at which time said Bids will be opened, read out loud, and recorded. On the outside of the bid envelope, contractor’s Certificate of Responsibility number must appear.  Any Bids received after said date and time shall be returned to the Bidder unopened.

Each Bid must be accompanied by cash, a cashier's check, certified check or Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total Bid amount. The power of attorney for the bonding company's  agent should be on file with the Mississippi State Port Authority or should accompany the Bid, and the Bid Bond must be furnished by a corporate surety company qualified to do business in Mississippi.

The Bid Bond shall name the Mississippi State Port Authority as the obligee, shall be substantially in the form of the Bidder's Bond on file with the Mississippi State Port Authority, and shall be payable to the Mississippi State Port Authority in the event the Bidder fails to execute, and deliver to the Mississippi State Port Authority the Contract within fourteen (14) days after the award of the Contract to Bidder.

The Plans, Specifications, Bid Forms and form of Contract for the Project are filed in the office of  the Mississippi State Port Authority, Engineering Department, phone number 228-865-4300 and are by reference made a part of this Notice.

Official bid documents can be downloaded from Central Bidding at Electronic bids can be submitted at For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.

Official bid documents can be downloaded from

Electronic bids may be subrnitted in lieu of sealed paper bids at For any questions relating to Plan House' s electronic process, please call Plan House at 228-248-0181.

A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15th. 2024 at MSPA's office located on the 14th Floor of the Hancock Whitney Building, 2510 14th St., Gulfport MS 39501.

With the Bidder's Bid, each Bidder shall provide the Authority with the  following information required by the General Conditions:

(a) Bidder must provide with Bid the name, location and the place of business of each subcontractor who will perform work or labor or render services to the Contractor in or about  the construction of the Work of Improvement, or who will specially fabricate and install any portion of the Work according to detailed Drawings contained in the Plans and Specifications, in an amount in excess of $50 000.00.

(b) Bidder must provide with Bid the portion of the Work which will be done by each subcontractor. Contractor shall list only one subcontractor for each such portion as is defined by Contractor in the Bid.

(c) Bidder must provide with Bid a copy of each Subcontractor's Mississippi State certificate of responsibility. if subcontractor will perform work, labor or services in an amount in excess of 50 000.00.

(d) Bidder must provide with Bid a copy of Contractor's Mississippi State certificate of responsibility.

(e) Bidder must provide with Bid a certification letter stating that all new labor hires will be residents of Mississippi.

(f) Bidder must provide with Bid a certification letter stating that Bidder will agree to use Mississippi products over non-Mississippi products when all things are equal with respect to price, quality, availability and service.

(g) Bidder must provide a Bid Bond with Bid.

(h) If Bidder is a non-resident contractor, Bidder must provide with Bid a copy of contractor's current State Law pertaining to own State's treatment of non-resident contractors.

(g) Bidder must provide with Bid the Certification Regarding Debarment, suspension, other responsibility matters and lobbying.

The Authority reserves the right to reject all Bids as well as any Bid that does not comply with this Advertisement to Bid and the  Authority's Information for Bidders.

Dated: 01.22.24  

Jon T. Nass
Executive Director
Missisippi State Port Authority