Bid Opportunities

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    • Advertisement for Bids

       Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY at 1225 Jackson Avenue, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567, until 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. Envelopes containing the bids must be sealed, addressed to Jackson County Utility Authority, and designated as Bid for:

      “Gautier Wastewater Treatment Plant Clarifier Rehabilitation”

      The project primarily consists of mechanical system repairs to various treatment processes within the Gautier Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Work at the Gautier WWTP includes replacement of clarifier #1 and #2, rehabilitation of the yard water system, replacement of the return activated sewage pumps, replacement of the waste activated sewage pumps, replacement of the scum pump, replacement of blower and associated controls, piping and valves. Work will also include all other miscellaneous work as shown on the drawings and stated in the specifications.

      All bids must be on file with the JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY, 1225 Jackson Avenue, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567 on or prior to the hour and date of the bid as stated above. All bids must be sealed.

      Bidding documents may be examined at the office of Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., 2113 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (Phone: (228) 875-1171); the office of Associated General Contractors, 12272 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport, MS 39503; or the office of ABC/Dodge Plan Room, 10480 Corporate Drive, Gulfport, MS 39503. Copies may be obtained at the office of Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., 2113 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 upon payment of $100.00 per set. Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available. Neither the Owner nor the Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda, if any, obtained from other sources. Bidders who return full sets of Bidding Documents in good condition within 30 days after receipt of Bids will receive a full refund.

      A strongly recommended Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 1225 Jackson Ave., Pascagoula, MS 39567 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm.

       Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with Article 10 of the Instructions to Bidders.

      Bidder shall furnish proof of qualifications to perform the Work as described in Article 5 of the Instructions to Bidders.

      Time of commencement of the Work and Contract Times for completion shall be in accordance with Article 4 of the Agreement.

      All Bids submitted in excess of $50,000.00 by a prime or subcontractor to do any erection, building, construction, repair, maintenance or related work, must comply with Section 31-3-21, Mississippi Code of 1972, by having a current Certificate of Responsibility from the State Board of Public Contractors. The Certificate of Responsibility Number shall be indicated on the exterior of the sealed bid envelope before it can be opened.


       The Jackson County Utility Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive technicalities, informalities or irregularities in the bids received, solicit new bids, or to choose that bid which is deemed to be in the best interest of the Jackson County Utility Authority.

      The instructions contained in this “Notice to Bidders” shall be considered as an extension and part of the project contract documents.


      Tommy Fairfield, Jr.                                                                                  Run: June 9, 2019

      Executive Director                                                                                           June 12, 2019

      JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY                                             June 16, 2019

      1225 JACKSON AVENUE                                                                   Open: July 11, 2019

      PASCAGOULA, MS 39568



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.





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