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Warren County Schools, TN

 "One Team, One Goal, High Levels of Learning for All"

West Elementary Project Bid.01.24.19

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids, subject to the conditions contained herein, will be accepted by the Warren County Financial Management Committee at the Warren County Administrative Building, Office of the Finance Department, 201 Locust Street, Suite 2, McMinnville, Tennessee, 37110, up to but no later than 3:00 PM Central Time on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and then publicly opened and read for the Warren County Schools West Elementary Project. 

 No bids may be sent via e-mail or fax. Bidders shall note the bid submitted (i.e. Warren County Schools West Elementary Project) on the outside of both the shipping envelope (FedEx, UPS, etc.) and the sealed bid envelope contained inside or the bid will not be opened.

 A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 2:00 PM, Central Time, Tuesday, January 15th, 2018 beginning at the front entry near the circle drive.  General Contractor bidders should plan to have a representative present.  Attendance is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged.

The information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the following:

Upland Design Group, Inc.                             Crossville, Tennessee

Chattanooga Builders Exchange                     Chattanooga, Tennessee

Builders Exchange of Tennessee                    Knoxville, Tennessee

Nashville Contractors Association                 Nashville, Tennessee                                                     

AGC                                                                  Chattanooga, Tennessee

Prospective Bidders / Contractors may obtain electronic access to the Bid Documents upon request from the Architect, at 362 Industrial Blvd., Crossville, TN 38555; phone (931) 484-7541.  Addenda will only be issued to Bidders / General Contractors who have registered with the Architect.

Each bid must be accompanied by a bidder's bond executed by the bidder and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Tennessee, for the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount bid.  In-lieu-of a bid bond a cashier's check in the amount of 5% of the bid amount, made payable to the Owner, will be accepted.  The successful bidder will be required to execute a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the contract price, or other security such as letter of credit as described in Tennessee Code Annotated 12-4-201.  Bonds must be accompanied by Power of Attorney.

EmPloyees of the selected contractor must have a sexual predator background check performed prior to entering any Warren County school grounds as per Tennessee Code Annotated Section 49-5-413.

The Warren County Financial Management Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to accept or reject any item thereon, to waive any irregularities in the bid or bidding and/or to abandon or postpone this project without any obligation to bidders. The Warren County Financial Management Committee will act as sole judge of the merit and qualifications of vendors and materials offered and accept whatever bid deemed to be in the best interest of Warren County. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening bid.

In case of tie bids, Warren County, Tennessee reserves the right to negotiate with bidders. By submission of this bid, the vendor agrees to all terms and condition stated therein.

Bids will be awarded accordingly as prescribed by law, which states "lowest and best." A Supreme Court ruling states that the discerning of best lies solely on those requesting the bid and not the bidder. No bid may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the date set for the opening bid.

PUBLIC NOTICE

TITLE VI OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT

"No person in the United  States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation  in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination  under any program  or activity receiving federal  financial assistance.''

Bids must be received by 3:00 PM Central Time on Thursday, January 24, 2019 to be considered. Please return sealed bids to:

Warren County Financial Management Committee

C/O Warren County Finance Department

Warren County Administrative Office Building

201 Locust Street, Suite 2

McMinnville, Tennessee 37110

Pursuant to T.C.A. § 50-9-114, Warren County, Tennessee has adopted a Drug & Alcohol Testing Program and is required to include this information in our bid specifications. Warren County, Tennessee requires Alcohol and Controlled Substances testing for Safety-Sensitive Positions as required by the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Act of 1991 and related United States Department of Transportation rules and regulations set forth in 49 CFR Federal Regulations Parts 40 and 382. BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT AN AFFIDAVIT THAT THE BIDDER OPERATES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM WITH REQUIREMENTS AT LEAST AS STRINGENT AS THAT OF THE PROGRAM OPERATED BY WARREN COUNTY. TENNESSEE.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer