• OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE

TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS - Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the BLACKWELL-THURMAN CJC 1ST FLOOR COURTS PROJECT IFB No.: B1812-010-JZ, a Project consisting primarily of remodeling the interior of the 1st Floor in the in the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, located at 509 W. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701 in Travis County. Bids will be received electronically through www.bidsync.com. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 P. M. CST, February 20, 2019, then publicly opened and read aloud. Travis County will also accept paper bids received by Bonnie S. Floyd, MBA, CPPO, CPPB, Travis County Purchasing Agent, marked “Sealed Bid (Blackwell-Thurman CJC 1st Floor Courts Project)" at the Travis County Purchasing Office, 700 Lavaca Street, Ste. 800, Austin, TX 78701. - Note: The Time-Date Stamp Clock located at the front counter of the Travis County Purchasing Office will serve as the OFFICIAL CLOCK for the purpose of verifying the date and time of receipt of paper bids. - This project has been designated as a Travis County Better Builder® Program project, which encompasses standards from a comprehensive construction contract compliance program based on Better Builder® standards. Information about this program and program requirements can be found elsewhere within the solicitation documentation. The Better Builder Documents are located in the folder titled "Better Builder Documents." - You may print the Plans and Specifications through www.bidsync.com. - Important Notice: Please note that Project Plans and the Project Manual with specifications are NOT included in the Bid Packet due to the size of the documents, but are located in the folder “Additional Project Documents.” - For any issues, please contact BidSync Support Services at (800) 990 - 9339 and reference the IFB number listed above. In the event of a large file size, please be patient when downloading or viewing. Hard copies (printed) of Plans and Specifications may also be obtained from the Travis County Purchasing Office for a refundable deposit of $100.00 in the form of a cashier's check, money order, or company check payable to "Travis County." The deposit will be refunded if the Plans and Specifications are returned in good condition within 21 calendar days of the bid opening. In addition, Plans and Specifications will be made available for viewing free of charge at various Austin-area Plan Rooms listed below. - A bid security in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid amount will be required. IF A COPY OF THE BID SECURITY IS SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH WWW.BIDSYNC.COM, AN ORIGINAL AND ONE COPY WILL BE DUE (BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS) ONE BUSINESS DAY AFTER THE BID OPENING DATE. Payments will be made for completed work in progressive payments with the County retaining five percent (5%) of each payment until final acceptance of the Project. Payments will be made by check. A Payment Bond is required in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, if the contract amount exceeds $25,000. A Performance Bond is required in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount, if the contract amount exceeds $100,000. Bidders should use lump sum pricing. - Project performance period is 180 calendar days. If the contractor fails to complete the Project in the working days specified, liquidated damages of $2,000.00 per day of delay will be assessed. - Historically Underutilized Businesses including Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers are encouraged to participate in this project consistent with the goals of the Travis County Commissioners Court. Contractors will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations, all Federal, State, and local regulations for construction safety and health standards. - The successful bidder must commence work upon issuance by County of a written Notice to Proceed. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids received. Bids may not be withdrawn for ninety (90) calendar days after the date on which they are opened. By submitting a bid, bidder acknowledges and approves that preliminary bid tabulations, including unit pricing, will be made available for inspection and disclosed upon request pursuant to Sec. 262.026(b) of Texas Local Government Code. - All proposals not submitted electronically must be submitted to Bonnie S. Floyd, MBA, CPPO, CPPB, Travis County Purchasing Agent, using one of the following methods: - 1. Hand Delivery: - Travis County Purchasing Office - 700 Lavaca Street, Suite 800 - Austin, Texas 78701 - 2. Mailed via United States Postal Service (USPS): - Travis County Purchasing Office - P.O. Box 1748 - Austin, Texas 78767 - 3. Third-party Delivery (i.e. DHL, FedEx, UPS, or other private courier service): - Travis County Purchasing Office - 700 Lavaca Street, Suite 800 - Austin, Texas 78701 - and submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked: - INVITATION FOR BID - BLACKWELL-THURMAN CJC 1ST FLOOR COURT PROJECT - IFB B1812-010-JZ - DO NOT OPEN IN MAILROOM - Estimated project range is $4,000,000- $4,850,000 - Further information may be obtained by calling the Purchasing Office at (512) 854-9700. - Sincerely, - Bonnie S. Floyd, MBA, CPPO, CPPB - Purchasing Agent
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PostedFebruary 05, 2019