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Public Notice: Advertisement for Prequalification and Bids

Advertisement for Prequalification and Bids PREQUALIFICATION PROPOSALS will be received via email, or other electronic transmission, on behalf of the Owner by Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC., at 2400 5th Avenue South, Ste. 200, Birmingham, AL 35233, for the below referenced project, until 2:00 PM Local Time, September 8, 2023. The prequalification procedure is intended to identify responsible and competent bidders relative to the requirements of the Project. Prequalification proposal requirements may be obtained from the Architect, by request either by phone (205.879.4462) or email alyssa.martin@, to Alyssa Martin. Additional qualifications and requirements for General Contractor Bidders and separate Subcontractors are indicated in the Bid and Contract Documents.

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received only from previously PRE-QUALIFIED General Contractors by Lauderdale County Board of Education, located at 355 Co. Road 61, Florence, AL 35634; until 2:00 PM Local Time, October 12, 2023, for this project:

FLORENCE, ALABAMA for Lauderdale County Board of Education

at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read.

A cashiers check or bid bond payable to Lauderdale County Board of Education in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and statutory Labor and Material Payment Bonds, and insurance in compliance with requirements, will be required at the signing of the Contract.

Drawings and Specifications may be examined at the Office of the Architect; Dodge Data & Analytics; Data Fax; and ConstructConnect.

Bid documents (Plans, Specifications, and Addenda) will be sent to prequalified General Contractors only from the Architect electronically with no deposit. Subcontractors should contact a General Contractor or plan room for documents.

Only General Contractors who have completed the prequalification process within the stated time limits, and which are properly licensed in accordance with criteria established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors under the Provision of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended, will be considered for prequalification for the Work of this project.

MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at the same location as bids are to be opened, at 2:00 PM local time September 19, 2023 for the purpose of reviewing the project and answering BidderÕs questions. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Conference IS REQUIRED for all General Contractor Bidders intending to submit a Proposal, and is highly recommended for Subcontractors. Bids from General Contractors not attending the Pre-Bid Conference will be rejected.

Per the Owner and the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR), Act 2013-205, the project will be bid EXCLUDING TAXES and will require the Contractor to complete DCM Form C-3A Accounting of Sales Tax Attachment to DCM Form C-3 Proposal Form (August 2020) which will be submitted with the Contractors Proposal at the time of the Bid. If awarded the bid, both tax exempt entity and contractor shall apply for certificates of exemption. ADOR shall issue certificates of exemption from sales and use tax for each tax exempt project. Certificates shall only be issued to contractors licensed by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors or any subcontractor working under the same contract. Items eligible for exemption are building materials, construction materials and supplies and other tangibles that become part of the structure. ADOR will handle the administration of the certificates and the accounting of exempt purchases.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waive technical errors and/or abandon the prequalification and bid process if, in their judgment, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted. Lauderdale County Board of Education
355 County Road 61
Florence, Alabama, 35634
2400 5th Avenue South, Suite 200
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Phone: (205) 879-4462
Fax: (205) 879-4493

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