Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Administration  


  • Construction of Building Facilities at Valrico Forestry Station

    As a Contractor, you are invited to submit a bid to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service, hereinafter referred to as Owner, for the construction of building facilities at Valrico Forestry Station, 118 N. Dover Road, Dover, Florida. The Project Budget is estimated to be $450,000.00.

    The Department is seeking a Contractor for the construction of building facilities for the Valrico Forestry Station. The contractor shall provide all materials, labor, equipment and inspection fees necessary for the construction of building facilities in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Invitation to Bid.

    PROJECT NAME AND LOCATION: Construction of Building Facilities at Valrico Forestry Station, 118 N. Dover Road, Dover, Florida.

    SOLICITATION DOCUMENT: The entire solicitation document, which includes specifications, may be viewed and downloaded from the Vendor Bid System at http://myflorida.com, click on Business, Doing Business with the State of Florida, Everything for Vendors and Customers, Vendor Bid System, Search Advertisements, Bid Number: ITB/FFS-11/12-02, or by calling the Purchasing Office at (850)617-7181.

    PLANS AND DRAWINGS: Architectural and Civil Drawings, including technical specifications and a copy of the bid document can be viewed at Rapid Blueprint II, 33 N. Flakenburg Road No. 306, Tampa, Florida, (813)643-6200 or Seminole Blueprint, 2915 Park Avenue, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, Phone (850)671-2714. These documents are available for purchase, and they are listed as follows: Architectural Plans, Architectural Specification Book, Civil Engineering Plans, and Invitation to Bid for Valrico Forestry Station.

    MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE/SITE VISIT: Each bidder must, before submitting a bid, attend the mandatory pre-bid conference/site visit. The pre-bid conference/site visit will be held on August 16, 2011, 10:30 a.m., at the Florida Farm Bureau, 100 S. Mulrennan Road, Valrico, Florida 33594, (813)685-5673 or (813)654-3707. After the pre-bid conference at the Florida Farm Bureau, the Meeting will reconvene at the Valrico Forestry Station site (approximately 1/2 mile to the East at Dover Road and Highway 60), and prospective bidders can have the Site Visitation Form signed at this time. It is the bidders’ responsibility to consider any and all site conditions or requirements for the project.

    PUBLIC ENTITY CRIME INFORMATION STATEMENT: A person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid on a contract to provide any 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 a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, F.S., for Category Two for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list.

    DISCRIMINATION, DENIAL OR REVOCATION FOR THE RIGHT TO TRANSACT BUSINESS WITH PUBLIC ENTITIES: An entity or affiliate who had been placed on the discriminatory vendor list may not submit a bid on a contract to provide any 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 a public entity, may not be awarded or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may not transact business with any public entity.

    PERFORMANCE BOND AND LABOR AND MATERIAL PAYMENT BOND: Each bid shall be accompanied by a Performance Bond in the amount of one-hundred percent (100%) of the Base Bid Price.

    BID BOND: Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond Guarantee payable to the Department in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Base Bid Price.

    Sealed bids will be received, publicly opened and read aloud on:

    DATE AND TIME: September 9, 2011, 2:00 p.m.

    PLACE: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 407 S. Calhoun Street, SB-8, Mayo Building, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800, (850)617-7181.

    CONTRACT AWARD: The official Notice of Award Recommendation will be by electronic posting at http://fcn.state.fl.us/owa_vbs/owa/vbs_www.main_menu. Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed in Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. If no protest is filed, the contract will be awarded to the qualified, responsive low bidder in accordance with Chapter 60D-5, F.A.C. by the Owner.

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