Bid Opportunities

Please check here for our Vendor Guidelines and the latest Bid Opportunities at Jackson County Utility Authority.





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    Wednesday, 11/06/2019

    Notice is hereby given that the Jackson County Utility Authority will receive bids in the following manner:
    Un-priced bid proposals will be accepted until 10:00 A.M.  November 6, 2019, by electronic bid submission or sealed envelope at the Authority office, 1225 Jackson Avenue, Pascagoula, MS 39567 (Phone: 228/938-6809, ext. 5337) for the purchase of chlorine and sulfur dioxide.

    Complete specifications may be obtained from the Authority’s office at 3103 Frederic Street, Pascagoula MS, or can be downloaded from Central Bidding at  All bids must comply with the specifications provided.  The Authority reserves the right to amend the specification, as necessary, and agrees to notify all requesting bid packets.  Submissions will be evaluated and vendors submitting acceptable offers will be invited to submit priced bids via reverse auction.  Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted @  For any questions relating to the electronic bid process, please contact Central Bidding @225-810-4814. Qualified bidders will be invited to participate in reverse auction which will take place November 13, 2019 @9:00 A.M.  The Authority reserves the right to extend the auction time or date necessary to complete the pre-qualification process. The lowest and best bid received will be accepted, subject to the provisions of Section 31-7-13 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated as Amended, and other applicable state law: but the Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any informalities. 


    Monday, 11/25/2019

    Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received by JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY for:

    Banking Services


    Proposals received later than 11:00 A.M. (Central Standard Time), November 25, 2019 will not be considered.  The expected Board award date is December 9, 2019.

    A copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) may be obtained from JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY’s web site at or by contacting Scott McElroy (

    JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive irregularities and informalities in the submittal and evaluation process. This RFP does not obligate JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY to pay any costs incurred by respondents in the preparation and submission of a proposal. Furthermore, the RFP does not obligate JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY to accept or contract for any expressed or implied services.

    The successful vendor must comply with JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY’s equal opportunity requirements. JACKSON COUNTY UTILITY AUTHORITY is committed to a program of equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual preference, age, nationality or disability.

    Dated this October 14, 2019

    Eric Page
    Executive Director

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.