August 19, 2018
INVITATION FOR BIDS IFB-019-002
The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority will receive bids for: Alterations to Branscomb Apartments. Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. CST, local standard time, on Thursday September 13, 2018 at the central office of the Authority located at 2117 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. At that time, all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Alterations to Branscomb Apartments”.
The project consists of alterations at twenty-one (21) units, generally including bathroom renovation, floor decking replacement, interior painting and floor finishes, heat pump replacement, exterior door replacement, vinyl siding replacement and upgrade, minor drainage improvements and landscaping.
Contract Documents, including Drawings and Project Manual, are on file at the following locations: the office of the Architect, Adams Design Associates, Inc., 2 – 20th Street North, Suite 940, Birmingham, AL 35203, Attention: Mr. Paul Roderick, (205) 328-1100 x 108, firstname.lastname@example.org and at the following locations: Alabama Graphics, TuscaBlue, F.W. Dodge / McGraw Hill, I sq Ft, Birmingham Construction Industry Authority (BCIA) and Reed Construction Data.
Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained by contacting either: 1) Alabama Graphics at http://dpr.algraphics.com or 205-252-8505, thus ordered can be picked up locally from Alabama Graphics, 2801 5TH Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233 or shipped, for the cost of reproduction and shipping for each set of documents so obtained, or contacting: 2) TuscaBlue at http://tuscablue.com or 205-752-9825, thus ordered can be picked up locally from TuscaBlue, 1926 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 or shipped, for the cost of reproduction and shipping for each set of documents so obtained. Release of the Contract Documents does not imply acceptance of a bidder’s qualifications. Subcontractors and vendors may obtain plans and specifications, but will not be included on the bidders list.
Contractors must be licensed by the General Contractors Licensure Board of Alabama and meet the statutory requirements, including maintaining a license in good standing.
Bidders are required to inspect the property themselves, as well as operations and conditions that may be affected.
A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of Tuscaloosa Housing Authority or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety company in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid, but in no event more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), shall be submitted with each bid. Acceptable Surety Companies are listed in the current issue of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Circular 570.
The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for both satisfactory performance and payment bond(s) in the amount equal to 100% of the contract price.
Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the contract documents must be paid on this project and that the contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Contractors are reminded that, in accordance with State Law, licensing numbers shall be displayed on the sealed envelope in which the bid is delivered or the bid will not be accepted.
Bids must be submitted on bid forms included in the Project Manual, or copies thereof. Each bid must include the Representations, Certifications, and Other Statements of bidders (HUD 5369-A), Non-Collusive Affidavit and the Previous Participation Certification (HUD 2530) signed by the bidder on the correct HUD forms.
A Pre-Bid Conference followed by an on-site inspection of the premises, will be held on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Branscomb Apartments Community Center at 570 60th Street, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405. Contractors are highly encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting but attendance is not mandatory.
The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding.
Bids may be held by The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing then and investigating the qualifications of the bidders, prior to awarding the contract.
Tuscaloosa Housing Authority
By: Ralph D. Ruggs
Title: Executive Director