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NOTICE TO BIDDERS (Invitation to Bid)


Advertisement for bid will be made on:
October 27, November 3, and November 10, 2022
Sealed bids will be received by the Clay County District Schools until:
2:00 PM, December 8, 2022
In the Purchasing Conference Room,
800 Center Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
At which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud for furnishing all labor and materials for the construction of:
New Cafeteria Addition, Middleburg High School
CCDS Project No. C-33 19/20
All work shall be done according to the plans and specifications prepared by:
Bhide & Hall Architect, P.A.
1329 Kingsley Ave., Suite C
Orange Park, FL 32073
Email all questions to
Include project number in subject line
Plans are on file and open to inspection at the office of the Architect/Engineer and a CD is available for purchase at 25$ per copy. Please call in advance to order. Printed sets of the plans are also on file for purchase at cost in the following Plan Rooms:
LDI Repro-printing Center
550 Wells Road, Suite 100
Orange Park, FL 32073
Tel: 904/579-4027
Fax: 904/579-4154
Prime bidders, who will be submitting a bid to the owner, are required to register with the architect their intention to bid and as a plan holder. Any addenda will be sent automatically (electronically) to the known plan holders. Other delivery methods may be arranged with the architect.
Partial sets of drawings and/or specifications are not advised and neither the architect nor owner will be responsible for partial information given to subcontractors by the general contractors.
There will be Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting at the site on November 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM per Section 00 21 13, Part 9.2. Bidders not attending the pre-bid meeting will not be permitted to submit a bid.
Only Contractors having been pre-qualified by the School District of Clay County are eligible to submit bids for this project. Only pre-qualified Contractors should submit bids for this project (Florida Statutes).
Florida Statutes require that all contractual personnel who are permitted access on school grounds when students are present must meet Level 2 screening requirements as described in S1012.32, Florida Statutes.
DISCRIMINATION: An entity or affiliate who has been placed on the discriminatory vendor list may not
submit a bid on a contract to provide goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a bid on a
contract with a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not
submit bids on leases of real property to public entity, may not award or perform work as a contractor,
supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under contract with any public entity, and may not transact
business with any public entity.
The Owner reserves the right to waive any irregularities and minor technicalities or to reject any and all
bids. Each bidder must deposit with his bid, a Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the Base Bid price, payable to the Owner.
The successful bidder will be required to provide a Performance, Labor, and Material Bond in the  amount of 100% of the accepted Bid amount.
No bidder may withdraw his bid within (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.
Any actual or prospective bidder who disputes the reasonableness or competitiveness of the terms and conditions of the Invitation To Bid, Contract Award, or Recommendation for Contract Award, shall file a Notice of Protest with the Superintendent of Schools within 72 hours of receipt of the bid solicitation, posting of the bid tabulations, or posting of the bid award, and must file a formal written protest within ten (10) days following the filing of the Notice to Protest. Failure to observe such timelines will constitute a waiver of proceedings and of right to protest as stipulated in Chapter 120 of the Florida Statutes. The School Board requires a protestor to post bond in accordance with Florida Statues, Section 255.0516F.S.
Bond Requirement:
With respect to state contracts and bids pursuant to competitive bidding, whether under chapter 1013, relating to educational facilities, or under 2019 Florida Statutes 255.0516, relating to public buildings, if a school board, a community college board of trustees, or a state university board of trustees uses procedures pursuant to chapter 120 for bid protests, the board may require the protestor to post a bond amounting to:
1. Twenty-five thousand dollars or 2 percent of the lowest accepted bid, whichever is greater, for projects valued over $500,000; and
2. Five percent of the lowest accepted bid for all other projects
Conditioned upon payment of all costs and fees, which may be adjusted against the protestor in the Administrative Hearing. If at the Hearing the School Board prevails, it may recover all costs and attorney’s fees from the protester; if the protestor prevails, the protestor shall recover from the School Board all costs and attorney’s fees.
Bid Tabulations shall be posted in the Operations Reception area at 925 Center Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 after the intended recommendation is announced on or about four (4) days after the bid opening. The Bid Tabulation will remain posted for a minimum period of 96 hours.
David Broskie, Superintendent
School District of Clay County

Legal 41523 published Oct 27, Nov 3, and Nov 10, 2022 in Clay County's Clay Today newspaper