Mar 20
Bid ended

Fiber and Conduit Installation #12882

Meridian Community College (H-NR-E)


Bidding Closed

Bid Date3/20/23 10:00am

Company & Contacts

Meridian Community College

Gene Miles   601-553-3446


Meridian, MS


Sealed bids will be received by Board of Trustees of Meridian Community College herein called the "OWNER", at MCC Physical Plant Conference Room, 910 Highway 19 North, Meridian, MS until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 20, 2023 for FIBER AND CONDUIT INSTALLATION at which time bids will be opened and read aloud. Final approval and award will be at the next Board of Trustees meeting.

Complete Bid Documents and Specifications can be viewed and obtained online at

Each BID must be submitted in a sealed envelope or electronically at, Physical bids must be addressed to Board of Trustees, Meridian Community College and the envelope should bear on the outside the name of the BIDDER, his address and MS Certificate of Responsibility number.

All BIDS must be made on the required BID form. All blank spaces for BID prices must be filled in, in ink or typewritten, and the BID form must be fully completed and executed when submitted. Only one copy of the BID form is required.

The OWNER may waive any informalities or minor defects or reject any and all BIDS. Any BID may be withdrawn prior to the above scheduled time for the opening of BIDS or authorized postponement thereof. Any BID received after the time and date specified shall not be considered. No Bidder may withdraw a BID within 30 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. Should there be reasons why the contract cannot be awarded within the specified period, the time may be extended my mutual agreement between the OWNER and the BIDDER.

BIDDERS must satisfy themselves of the accuracy of the estimated quantities in the BID Schedule by examination of the site and a review of the drawings and specifications including ADDENDA. After BIDS have been submitted, the BIDDER shall not assert that there was a misunderstanding concerning the quantities of WORK or of the nature of the WORK to be done.

The OWNER shall provide to BIDDERS, prior to BIDDING, all information which is pertinent to, and delineates and describes, the land owned and rights-of-way acquired or to be acquired.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS contain the provisions required for the construction of the PROJECT. Information obtained from an officer, agent, or employee of the OWNER or any other person shall not affect the risks or obligations assumed by the CONTRACTOR or relive him from fulfilling any of the conditions of the contract.

Each BID must be accompanied by a BID bond payable to the OWNER for five percent of the total amount of the BID. As soon as the BID prices have been compared, the OWNER will return the BONDS of all except the lowest responsible BIDDER. The BID BOND of the successful BIDDER will be retained until the payment BOND and performance BOND have been executed and approved, after which it will be returned. A certified check may be used in lieu of a BID BOND.

A performance BOND and a payment BOND, each in the amount of 100 percent of the CONTRACT PRICE, with a corporate surety approved by the OWNER, will be required for the faithful performance of the contract.

Attorneys-in-fact who sign BID BONDS or payments BONDS and performance BONDS must file with each BOND a certified and effective dated copy of their power of attorney.

If approved, NOTICE OF AW ARD shall be made at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. The party to whom the contract is awarded will be required to execute the Agreement and if required, obtain the performance BOND and payment BOND within ten (10) calendar days from the date when the NOTICE OF AWARD is delivered to the BIDDER. The NOTICE OF AWARD shall be accompanied by the necessary Agreement and BOND forms. In case of failure of the BIDDER to execute the Agreement, the OWNER may at his option consider the BIDDER in default, in which case the BID BOND accompanying the proposal shall become the property of the OWNER.

The OWNER within ten (10) days of receipt of applicable performance BOND, payment BOND, and Agreement signed by the party to whom the Agreement was awarded shall sign the Agreement and return to such party and executed duplicate of the Agreement. Should the Owner not execute the Agreement within such period, the BIDDER may by WRITTEN NOTICE withdraw the signed Agreement. Such notice of withdrawal shall be effective upon receipt of the notice by the OWNER.

The NOTICE TO PROCEED shall be issued within ten (10) days of the execution of the Agreement by the OWNER. Should there be reasons why the NOTICE TO PROCEED cannot be issued within such period the time may be extended by mutual agreement between the OWNER and CONTRACTOR. If the NOTICE TO PROCEED has not been issued within ten (10) days or within the period mutually agreed upon, the CONTRACTOR may terminate the Agreement without further liability on the part of either party.

The OWNER may make such investigations as he deems necessary to determine the ability of the BIDDER to perform the WORK, and the BIDDER shall furnish to the OWNER all such information and data for this purpose as the OWNER may request. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any BID if the evidence submitted by, or investigation of, such BIDDER fails to satisfy the OWNER that such BIDDER is properly qualified to carry out the obligations of the Agreement and to complete the WORK contemplated herein.