Bid Opportunities

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Jackson County Utility Authority will receive sealed Bids for Jordan Road Regional Pump Station Relocation Project – Phase II.  This bid includes, but is not limited to, the furnishing and installation of approximately 5,500 feet of Sewer Force Main and New Sewer Pump Station and will be received by the Jackson County Utility Authority (herein called OWNER) at 1225 Jackson Avenue, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 until 2:00 P.M. local time on Monday, the 13th day of January, 2020.

Bids will be immediately opened and read aloud publicly following the close of the Bid Period.  Any Bid received after closing time will be returned unopened.  Proposals may be modified or withdrawn at any time prior to the time set for opening Bids.

Examination of Documents

The PLANS, SPECIFICATONS and CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations:

Jackson County Utility Authority Office                  
1225 Jackson Avenue                                                
Pascagoula, Mississippi  39567                                
Contact:  Tommy Fairfield                                          
Telephone:  228-762-0119

MS Associated Builders & Contractors
(ABC) Plan Room
10480 Corporate Drive, Suite 2
Gulfport, MS 39503
Contact: Paula Wilson
Phone: 228-897-1711  Fax: 229-897-2711

Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
707 Watts Ave, Suite C
Pascagoula, Mississippi, 39567
Telephone: 228-696-2649
Fax: 228-696-2802

 Additional information and assistance regarding this bid opportunity, the MS Procurement Technical Assistance Program, and local contract procurement center may be found at

Plan holders are required to log-in or to register for an account at to view and order bid documents. All plan holders are required to have a valid email address for log-in or registration. Bid documents are nonrefundable and must be purchased through the website. Questions regarding website registration and online orders please contact Plan House at (228) 248-0181.

The ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID may be examined at the following locations:

  1. Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MPTAP)
    Mississippi Development Authority
    Minority & Small Business Development
    Woolfolk Building
    501 North West Street, Suite B 01
    Jackson, MS  39201
    Telephone:  601-359-3448

  2.  South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center
    1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 203
    Biloxi, MS  39532
    Telephone:  228-396-1288

 Minority and women’s business enterprises are solicited to bid on this contract as prime contractors and are encouraged to make inquires regarding potential subcontracting opportunities and equipment, material and/or supply needs.

This procurement will be subject to all applicable sections of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated, as well as applicable federal, state, and local codes, rules, regulations, and ordinances.

Equal Opportunity in Employment - All qualified Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or national origin.  Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 41 CFR Part 60.

Attention of the Bidder is directed to the requirements of Item 23 NON-RESIDENT BIDDERS of the INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.

Questions Regarding Bid Process or Bid Documents

Bidder should direct questions regarding design of Project: Jordan Road Regional Pump Station Relocation Project – Phase II to Dennis Reeves, P.E. of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. ( 707 Watts Avenue, Suite C, Pascagoula, MS 39567.

Written questions may be submitted by mail to the address shown above; or by e-mail or FAX.

Contract time shall be 300 consecutive calendar days from the effective date shown in the Notice to Proceed.  Liquidated damages will be assessed for each consecutive calendar day thereafter in the amount of Fifteen Hundred dollars ($1,500.00).

Special Damages - In addition to the amounts provided for liquidated damages, Contractor, in the event of such default, shall pay to the Owner the actual costs reasonably incurred by Owner for engineering and inspection forces employed on the work after the time stipulated for completion of the work and other costs as may be reasonably incurred.

Bidder must be qualified under Mississippi Law and show current Certificate of Responsibility issued by the Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors establishing the Bidder’s classification as to the value and type of construction on which the Bidder is authorized to bid.

Bid Award

The Jackson County Utility Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids or parts of Bids, and to waive any formalities and technicalities.  Awards, if made, will be based upon the lowest and best Bid and the Bid most advantageous to the OWNER.  No Bid may be withdrawn until the expiration of Ninety (90) days from the date bids are opened.

Any contract or contracts awarded under this invitation for bids are expected to be funded in whole or in part by anticipated funds from the Water Pollution Control Revolving Loan Fund (WPCRLF) loan program from the State of Mississippi. Neither the State of Mississippi, the Commission on Environmental Quality nor any of their employees is or will be a party to this invitation for bids or any resulting or related contracts.  This procurement will be subject to all applicable sections of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated.

BY:                  Eric L. Page, P.E.

                        Executive Director

                        Jackson County Utility Authority



Vendor Guide:

This brochure provides general information and purchasing guidelines to use in doing business with the Jackson County Utility Authority (JCUA).  As the Authority must adhere to the current purchasing laws of the State of Mississippi, the following guidelines may be modified at any time.


We are the Jackson County Utility Authority, which was created by Senate Bill 2943, cited as the “Mississippi Gulf Coast Region Utility Act.”  We were formally the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Wastewater Authority which was created by enabling legislation, House Bill 975 of the 1980 Mississippi State Legislature, Section 49-17-1301 of the Mississippi Code Annotated.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors (Board) who are appointed by the Governor of the State of Mississippi.  Meetings are normally scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, at which time, invoices are reviewed for payment, contract/bid awards are considered, and other business is conducted.

As a Governing Authority, it is a tax exempt State Entity.

Within Jackson County, there are various pump stations and four wastewater treatment facilities.  The four facilities are:

  • Pascagoula-Moss Point Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Escatawpa Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • Gautier Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
  • West Jackson County Regional Land Treatment Facility (Ocean Springs)

General Guidelines


All vendors must contact the Purchasing Agent located at 3103 Frederic Street, Pascagoula, MS  39567 (228-938-6809) for purchasing related business.


Hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Delivery hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Purchasing Goal:

It is the Authority’s intent to purchase products and services in accordance with the MS State Purchasing Laws and the Authority’s best interest.

Purchasing Procedure:

Purchases which do not exceed $5,000.00, may be made from any vendor.

Purchases which are over $5,000, but not more than $50,000, may be made from the lowest and best quote, provided at least two (2) written competitive quotes have been obtained.  Fax and email quotes are acceptable.

Purchases which exceed $50,000 may be made from the lowest and best bid after advertising for competitive sealed bids once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks and where the date of the bid opening is not less than seven (7) working days after the last published notice.  For construction projects, the date of the bid opening shall not be less than fifteen (15) days after the last published notice.

All bids submitted where said bid is in excess of $50,000 shall contain on the outside of the envelope of such bid the contractor’s current certificate number.  It shall be unlawful for anyone who does not hold a Certificate of Responsibility to submit a bid, enter into a contract, or otherwise engage in or continue in the State of Mississippi in the business as a contractor.  If the Certificate of Responsibility Number is not on the outside of the envelope, that bid shall not be considered further.  To apply for a Certificate of Responsibility (MS State Contractors License), contact the MS State Board of Contractors at 800-880-6161 or check their web site at www.

Any person/company desiring to enter into a formal contract with the Authority which exceeds $50,000 for construction, alteration or repair of any public building or public work, shall before entering into such contract, furnish the Authority with proof of general liability insurance coverage in an amount not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) for bodily injury and property damage.

State Contracts:

Governing Authorities, such as the Authority, may purchase commodities from MS State Contracts.  These purchases are exempt from the normal bid process, or may be purchased from any source offering identical commodities, at a price not exceeding the state contract price set by the Department of Finance and Administration in Jackson.  For information concerning MS State Competitive Bid Contracts, go to  This is the MS Department of Finance and Administration’s website.  Click on “Statewide Purchasing,” then click on Bid Opportunities, then Vendor Guide – How to do Business with the State.  There are also General Guidelines in doing business with Governing Authorities and frequently asked questions by vendors interested in doing business with the State of MS.


Under state law, the Authority is not required to obtain quotes or bids for services, however it may, from time to time, choose to obtain quotes or bids.


All vendors, contractors and service providers must be able to conduct business with the Authority in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi and Jackson County.

*Because laws and regulations may change, please consult the Authority with any questions about additional modified requirements in place at the time of your inquiry.