The County of Refugio will receive bids for the Tivoli-Bayside Communication Tower Project, CDBG-DR GLO Contract No. 20-065-110-C306, FEMA Project No. 45516, TDEM PW No. 3933, DI No. 41795, DI No. 41796 until 10:00 a.m. on December 10th, 2021 at 808 Commerce Street, Room 104, Refugio, TX 78377. Bids must be addressed to: (County of Refugio-County Judge-Robert Blaschke). The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud 10:00 a.m. on December 10th, 2021 at Refugio County Courthouse, 808 Commerce Street, Refugio, TX 78377. A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on November 29th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at 403 Gin Street, Tivoli, Texas 78377.

Major items of work include the following:

The project consists of constructing one (1) new Tivoli communication tower, including building, access road, drainage culvert, fencing, and communications equipment, and completing associated appurtenances. This project also includes repairing the existing Bayside Communication Tower and building, purchase or upgrade communications equipment, and completing associated appurtenances, in accordance with the contract documents, technical specifications, and plans.

Bid/Contract Documents, including Drawings and Technical Specifications are on file for review at 808 Commerce Street, Room 104, Refugio, TX 78377. Copies can be obtained from the office of Ardurra Group, Inc., 801 Navigation, Suite 300, Corpus Christi, Texas 78408, (361) 883-1984, and will be forwarded to prospective bidders or suppliers upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $50.00 with the Engineer, Ardurra, for each set of documents obtained. If mailed, an additional separate non-refundable fee of $20.00 will be required from all prospective bidders or suppliers to cover shipping and handling charges. Both fees represent reproduction costs and are non-refundable. We reserve the right to process checks electronically by transmitting the amount of the check, routing number, account number, and check serial number to your financial institution.

A bid bond in the amount of 5 percent of the bid issued by an acceptable surety shall be submitted with each bid [for those contracts that exceed $100,000]. A certified check or bank draft payable to the County of Refugio or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (as par value) may be submitted in lieu of the Bid Bond.

The project to be constructed will be financed with assistance from the General Land Office (GLO) under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program and Federal Emergency Management Agency - Public Assistance Program (FEMA-PA) and is subject to all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. Attention is called to the fact that not less than, the federally determined prevailing Davis-Bacon and Related Acts wage rate, as issued by the Department of Labor and contained in the contract documents, must be paid on this project. In addition, the successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Adherence to the County of Refugio Section 3 Policy is required for contracts and subcontracts in excess of $100,000.00.

All contractors and subcontractors must be cleared (not suspended or debarred) prior to any formal action authorizing the award of a contract to the contractor. Minority Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises, Women Business Enterprises, Section 3 Businesses, and labor surplus area firms are encouraged to submit bids.

The County of Refugio reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by the County of Refugio for a period not to exceed 90 days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the bidder’s qualifications prior to the contract award.

County of Refugio Robert Blaschke, County Judge