Bid Opportunities

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Jackson County Utility Authority Energy and Process Improvements Phase I

Notice is hereby given that the Jackson County Utility Authority (JCUA) requests sealed proposals from qualified consulting firms (FIRM) to provide professional services including preliminary engineering report services, design services, pre-construction services, contract administration services, field engineering and inspection services, startup and testing services, and post-startup and certification services for the Phase I of a Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (SRF) Project to improve energy efficiency and lagoon cell process improvement at JCUA POTW 01C located at 10801 Seaman Road in Jackson County Mississippi.

All proposers shall demonstrate prior experience with rehabilitation of pipelines, condition assessment, design of force mains and gravity sewers, horizontal directional drilling, bypass pumping, installation of valves in active force mains, solar power conversion, and lagoon and constructed wetlands operation. In addition the proposer must demonstrate experience with construction contract administration and inspection with prior past experience related to Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund Green Infrastructure Projects.

The evaluation and selection of the FIRM shall be based on the following:


  1. Proposal demonstration of significant experience in design and construction oversight in the field of renewable energy (SOLAR).
    50% Weight
  1. Professional services experience of SRF Programs, Green Infrastructure.
    25% Weight
  1. Feedback from references, prior JCUA activities for performance and disadvantaged business inclusion.
    25% Weight

JCUA shall evaluate each Proposal and may qualify two (2) or more proposers (or teams) for contract negotiation. JCUA shall select a FIRM on the basis of all information developed during the selection process that best serves the interest of JCUA. JCUA reserves the right to reject all proposals.

This Request For Proposals may be viewed on-line at All proposals must be received in a sealed envelope by 11:00 AM on February 28, 2020 at the address below. Additional questions related to submitting a proposal, contact Richard Torjusen, Purchasing Manager, via e-mail at

A pre-proposal conference will be held at the JCUA Administration Building, 1225 Jackson Avenue, Pascagoula MS 39567 on February 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

 Please See Supporting Documents under Relevant Documents (bottom of page).                                            



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.