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ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS

SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE HOUR OF 3:00 P. M. THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014 in the PURCHASING DIVISION of the City of Monroe located in the Central Warehouse, 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA. 71201. All PROPOSALS will be received at Purchasing Division the City of Monroe.

THE CITY OF MONROE IS SEEKING COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS FOR A/E DESIGN CONSULTING SERVICES FOR A BUS INTERMODAL FACILITY.

As per specifications on file gratis:
 THE CITY OF MONROE
 PURCHASING DIVISION
 1014 GRAMMONT STREET
 MONROE, LOUISIANA 70201
 (318) 329-2222

Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or surety bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid, WHEN INDICATED IN SPECIFICATIONS.

EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT THE BID SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORANCE WITH LA RS 38:2212 (A)(1)(C).

EACH BID MUST BE SEALED AND PLAINLY MARKED WITH THE BID NUMBER AND THE COMPANY’S RETURN ADDRESS.

NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the right to reject any and all bids pursuant to STATE OF LOUISIANA LAW la RS 38.

THIS PROPOSAL CAN ALSO BE FOUNG ELECTONIC ON WWW.BIDEXPRESS.COM.

 Toney L. Gibson
 City of Monroe
 Department of Administration

SEALED BID # 85-1165

ADV: FREE PRESS: March 6, 2014, March 13, 2014 & March 20, 2014

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids for the construction of the following will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division of the City, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Bids will be received until 1:45p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 either by hand or mail. Bids will be publicly opened and read at 2:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Purchasing Division, at the above-mentioned address.
PROJECT: Monroe Civic Center Generator Project
GRANT PROJECT NO. FEMA-1603-DR-LA-0079 CFDA No. 97.039 Funded by Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
TYPE: Building
Estimated Cost: Approximately $1,500,000.00
COST OF PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS: NA
NON-MANADORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014
Monroe Civic Center Arena VIP Room, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA 71201
CONTRACT TIME: 240 Calendar Days
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: $500 (Five Hundred) per Calendar Day
PRINCIPAL WORK: (Electrical Construction)
DBE GOAL: Minimum of 5%
Bid must be submitted on the proposals forms provided and must be prepared in accordance with the requirements contained herein, and must include all information required by the proposal. Each bid shall include a proposal guaranty in the amount not less than specified above. 
Bidders also have the option to submit bids electronically. To submit a bid electronically, bidders must register at www.Bidexpress.com.

Complete Bidding Documents for this project are available in electronic form. They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from www.aeplans.com Printed copies are not available from the Architect but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms. Reproduction cost on the first paper plan set acquired by bona fide prime bidders will be fully refunded by Architect upon delivery of the documents to the Architect, in good condition, no later than (10) ten days after receipt of bids. Reproduction cost of all other sets shall be in accordance with LA R.S. 38:2212.A.1.(e) Plan holders are responsible for their own reproduction costs. Questions about this procedure shall be directed to Bill Land AIA, the Project Architect at:

LAND 3 ARCHITECT INC PH: 318-322-2694, EXT. 2
 1900 Stubbs Avenue, Suite A FAX: 318-322-2695
 Monroe, Louisiana 71201-5751 Bill@LandAIA.com

Plans and specifications may be seen at: City of Monroe Purchasing Division at 1014 Grammont Street between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. Copies are also on file for review at the City of Monroe – Department of Planning and Urban Development, Community Development Division, 3901 Jackson Street, (Formally Ford, Bacon and Davis, North Building) Monroe, Louisiana 71202. The award of contract, if awarded, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder whose proposal complies with all requirements prescribe within 45 days after opening proposals. The successful bidder will be notified by letter mailed to the address shown in the proposal that the bidder is awarded the contract.

Each bid must be accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5 %) of the base bid and all additive alternates, and must be in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check or bid bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, countersigned by a person who is under contract with the surety company or bond issuer as a licensed agent in this State and who is residing in this State. No Bid Bond indicating an obligation of less than five percent (5%) by any method is acceptable.

The bidder is advised that the City of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The bidder will be required to comply with the requirements of Executive Order 11246.

The Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a performance and payment bond written by a company licensed to do business in Louisiana, and shall be countersigned by a person who contracted with the surety company or bond issuer as agent to the company or issuer, and who is licensed as an insurance agent in this State and who is residing in this State, in an amount equal to 100% of the contract amount.

All work for this project shall be installed and const. in accordance with contract documents prepared by Land 3 Architect, Inc.

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday March 28, 2014 the Monroe Civic Center Arena VIP Room, 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway, Monroe, LA 71201 for all interested Contractors.

Utility location plans, when available and applicable to the project, may be seen at the City’s Engineer’s office.

Only Contractors licensed according to Contractor’s Licensing Law, R.S.37:2151-2163, shall be considered if the bid is greater than $50,000.00 and shall show his license number on exterior of Bid Envelope and above his signature or the signature of his duly authorized representative.

This project type is classified as Building.

NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the rights to reject any and all bids pursuant to the STATE OF LOUISIANA LA RS 38.

REF BID # 85-1184

Tony Gibson,
 CITY OF MONROE PURCHASING DIVISION

MONROE, ONE CITY...ONE FUTURE!

 Toney Gibson
 Purchasing Division/Buyer
 City of Monroe
 (318)329-2293
 (318)329-2293
toney.gibson@ci.monroe.la.us

Advertise: Free Press & Baton Rouge Advocate

March 13, 2014
March 20, 2014
March 27, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Wastewater System Improvements Program – Basin MR-04/05/07 (A)2 Rehabilitation will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division of the City, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71202. Bids will be received until 1:45 P.M., on   April 10, 2014 . Bids will be publicly opened and read in the CONFERENCE ROOM of the Purchasing Division, at the above mentioned address, at 2:00 P.M.
Bids received after the 1:45 p.m. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

Bidders also have the option to submit bids electronically. To submit a bid electronically, bidders must register at www.bidexpress.com.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive any and all informalities or irregularities, and the right to disregard all nonconforming, nonresponsive, or conditional Bids pursuant to State of Louisiana Public Bid Laws.

Description of Basic Work:

All work for the project shall be installed and constructed in accordance with the Contract Documents prepared by Denmon Engineering. The proposed improvements will be awarded and constructed under a single construction contract. Independent bids shall be submitted for all work related to furnishing, delivering, and installing all materials, equipment, labor and services required to rehabilitate approximately 10,500 L.F. of 6-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch sanitary sewer using cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining; replace approximately 24,500 L.F. of 6-inch and 8-inch sanitary sewer using pipe bursting; replace approximately 1,520 L.F. of 10-inch sanitary sewer using pipe bursting; replace approximately 750 L.F. of 12-inch sanitary sewer using pipe bursting; install 33 new manholes, perform open-cut replacement and point repairs; determine & replace existing active service laterals, and all else incidental thereto.

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Denmon Engineering, located at 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, Louisiana, upon payment of $200.00  deposit for each paper set or $25.00 deposit for each electronic set (pdf formatted plans and specifications on CD). Please mail all requests and deposits for plans to our mailing address, P. O. Box 8460, Monroe, Louisiana 71211. This payment is refundable as provided in the Louisiana Revised Statues.

The Bidder is advised that the City of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Bidder will be required to comply with the requirements of Executive Order 11246, as amended.

The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation is  6%  of the dollar value of this contract. All bidders and proposers shall make good faith efforts to subcontract to the greatest extent feasible to small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged businesses as required by the special conditions of this contract.

Mr. Toney Gibson, Purchasing Director
Department of Administration
City of Monroe, Louisiana

Ref. Bid #85-1178

Advertisement: Monroe Free Press

March 13, 2014
March 20, 2014
March 27, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Benoit Recreation Center – Emergency Water Line Repair will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division of the City, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71202. Bids will be received until 1:45 P.M., on April 10, 2014. Bids will be publicly opened and read in the CONFERENCE ROOM of the Purchasing Division, at the above mentioned address, at 2:00 P.M.

The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, consisting of Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, BID, BID BOND, AGREEMENT, GENERAL CONDITIONS, Payment Bond, Performance Bond, DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS, and ADDENDA, may be examined at the following location:

Denmon Engineering
114 Venable Lane
Monroe, Louisiana 71203

Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of Denmon Engineering, located at 114 Venable Lane, Monroe, Louisiana, upon payment of $ 50.00  deposit for each set or upon receipt of a deposit in the amount of $25.00 for each set of electronic document (PDF formatted plans and specifications on CD). Please mail all requests and deposits for plans to our mailing address, P. O. Box 8460, Monroe, Louisiana 71211. Bona fide prime contractors who submit a valid bid for the project will receive a full refund for their first set of Contract Documents upon returning them in good condition within ten calendar days of the bid opening. The deposit for all other plans will be non-refundable.

The goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation is  5%  of the dollar value of this contract. All bidders and proposers shall make good faith efforts to subcontract to the greatest extent feasible to small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

Bidders also have the option to submit bids electronically. To submit a bid electronically, bidders must register at www.bidexpress.com.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids for just cause; such actions will be in accordance with Title 38 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes.

March 6, 2014   /s/ 
Date Honorable James E. Mayo, Mayor REF BID #85-1177

Monroe Free Press:

March 13, 2014
March 20, 2014
March 27, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE HOUR OF 1:45 P. M. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014  in the PURCHASING DIVISION of the City of Monroe located in the Central Warehouse, 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA. 71201. All bids received will be publicly opened and read thereafter on the same day in the conference room of the Purchasing Division for furnishing the City of Monroe with:

THE CITY OF MONROE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR SEDIMENTATION BASIN COLLECTION UNITS.


As per specifications on file gratis:
 THE CITY OF MONROE
 PURCHASING DIVISION
 1014 GRAMMONT STREET
 MONROE, LOUISIANA 70201
 (318) 329-2222


PROOF OF INSURANCE MUST BE PROVIDED A MINIMUM OF $1,000,000.00.

Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or surety bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid, WHEN INDICATED IN SPECIFICATIONS.

ALL VENDORS MUST BE CURRENT WITH ALL PROPERTY AND SALES TAX OWED TO THE CITY OF MONROE AND COMPLETE THE ATTACHED TAX AND REVENUE SALES TAX COMPLIANCE FORM.

EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT THE BID SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORANCE WITH LA RS 38:2212 (A)(1)(C).

EACH BID MUST BE SEALED AND PLAINLY MARKED WITH THE BID NUMBER AND THE COMPANY’S RETURN ADDRESS.

NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the right to reject any and all bids pursuant to STATE OF LOUISIANA LAW la RS 38.+

THIS BID CAN BE OBTAINED ELECTRONIC ON WWW.BIDEXPRESS.COM.

Toney L. Gibson
 City of Monroe
 Department of Administration

SEALED BID # 85-1191

ADV: FREE PRESS: March 13, 2014, March 20, 2014 & March 27, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE HOUR OF 1:45 P. M. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014  in the PURCHASING DIVISION of the City of Monroe located in the Central Warehouse, 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA. 71201. All bids received will be publicly opened and read thereafter on the same day in the conference room of the Purchasing Division for furnishing the City of Monroe with:

THE CITY OF MONROE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR RAW WATER INFLUENT VALVE PROJECT.

As per specifications on file gratis:
 THE CITY OF MONROE
 PURCHASING DIVISION
 1014 GRAMMONT STREET
 MONROE, LOUISIANA 70201
 (318) 329-2222


PROOF OF INSURANCE MUST BE PROVIDED A MINIMUM OF $1,000,000.00.

Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or surety bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid, WHEN INDICATED IN SPECIFICATIONS.

ALL VENDORS MUST BE CURRENT WITH ALL PROPERTY AND SALES TAX OWED TO THE CITY OF MONROE AND COMPLETE THE ATTACHED TAX AND REVENUE SALES TAX COMPLIANCE FORM.

EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT THE BID SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORANCE WITH LA RS 38:2212 (A)(1)(C).

EACH BID MUST BE SEALED AND PLAINLY MARKED WITH THE BID NUMBER AND THE COMPANY’S RETURN ADDRESS.

NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the right to reject any and all bids pursuant to STATE OF LOUISIANA LAW la RS 38.+

THIS BID CAN BE OBTAINED ELECTRONIC ON WWW.BIDEXPRESS.COM.

Toney L. Gibson
 City of Monroe
 Department of Administration

SEALED BID # 85-1192

ADV: FREE PRESS: March 13, 2014, March 20, 2014 & March 27, 2014

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE HOUR OF 1:45 P. M. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014  in the PURCHASING DIVISION of the City of Monroe located in the Central Warehouse, 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, LA. 71201. All bids received will be publicly opened and read thereafter on the same day in the conference room of the Purchasing Division for furnishing the City of Monroe with:

THE CITY OF MONROE WATER TREATMENT PLANT IS ACCEPTING BIDS FOR BASIN FLOCCULATOR PROJECT.

As per specifications on file gratis:
 THE CITY OF MONROE
 PURCHASING DIVISION
 1014 GRAMMONT STREET
 MONROE, LOUISIANA 70201
 (318) 329-2222


PROOF OF INSURANCE MUST BE PROVIDED A MINIMUM OF $1,000,000.00.

Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, certified check, or surety bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid, WHEN INDICATED IN SPECIFICATIONS.

ALL VENDORS MUST BE CURRENT WITH ALL PROPERTY AND SALES TAX OWED TO THE CITY OF MONROE AND COMPLETE THE ATTACHED TAX AND REVENUE SALES TAX COMPLIANCE FORM.

EVIDENCE OF AUTHORITY TO SUBMIT THE BID SHALL BE REQUIRED IN ACCORANCE WITH LA RS 38:2212 (A)(1)(C).

EACH BID MUST BE SEALED AND PLAINLY MARKED WITH THE BID NUMBER AND THE COMPANY’S RETURN ADDRESS.

NO LATE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The City of Monroe reserves the right to reject any and all bids pursuant to STATE OF LOUISIANA LAW la RS 38.+

THIS BID CAN BE OBTAINED ELECTRONIC ON WWW.BIDEXPRESS.COM.

Toney L. Gibson
 City of Monroe
 Department of Administration

SEALED BID # 85-1193

ADV: FREE PRESS: March 13, 2014, March 20, 2014 & March 27, 2014

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PUBLIC NOTICE

      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Monroe, Louisiana, on the 8th  day of  April , 2014 in the Council Chamber, City Hall Building, beginning at 6:00 p.m., to consider the following proposed amendment to the Zoning Map:
     
      An amendment to the Zoning Map to zone a .44 acre, more or less, tract of land from R-1, Single Family Residential District and a 2.87 acre, more or less, tract of land to B-3, General Business/Commercial and totals ±3.31 acres, presently located in Ouachita Parish and otherwise known as: 
     
1514, 1600, 1602, 1604, 1605, 1607, 1609, 1615, 1707, 1709, and 1711 Cole Avenue; 3711, 3713, and 3802 Webster Street

      APPLICANT:  RCH Company, Inc. (MA 102-14)
     
  All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.  The proposed changes to the Zoning Map are on file and open to the inspection of the public in the office of the Monroe Ouachita Regional Planning Commission, City Hall Annex, 3901 Jackson Street, Monroe, Louisiana.

Carolus S. Riley, CMC, MMC
City Clerk
 
Notice published in the Monroe Free Press on March 13th, 20th & 27th, 2014.

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ORDINANCE

CITY OF MONROE
STATE OF LOUISIANA
PARISH OF OUACHITA  
NO. 11,458________

The following Ordinance was introduced by  Armstrong________who moved for its adoption and was seconded by   Blakes:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MONROE TO TAKE CORPOREAL POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW FOR FUTURE USE BY THE MONROE HOUSING AUTHORITY.  SAID PROPERTIES HAVING BEEN ADJUDICATION AT TAX SALES DATED MORE THAN FIVE YEARS AGO AND FURTHER WITH RESPECT THERETO     
An Ordinance authorizing the City of Monroe to acquire full ownership interest of certain lots in Robinson Place Addition:

WHEREAS, the City of Monroe, in accordance with La. R.S. 47:2236, intends to acquire full ownership of the following lots:

 Lots 13 &14, Block D, Unit 1, Robinson Place  Addn. – Parcel  30783

      Lot 19, Block B, Robinson Place Addn. – Parcel  61011

 Lot 21, Block D, Robinson Place Addn. – Parcel  32900

WHEREAS, a copy of the Ordinance shall be filed with the recorder of mortgages, Ouachita Parish, and that within 30 days thereafter shall send a written notice regarding the acquisition to the tax sale parties whose interest the political subdivision intends to be terminated that the party has until  the end of sixty (60) days from the date of the notice to redeem the property or otherwise challenge in a court of competent jurisdiction the acquisition.

WHEREAS, this notice shall constitute a notice of sale.  The sending of this notice shall constitute service of the notice of sale under Article VII, Section 25 of the Constitution of Louisiana.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, notice shall be published in the official journal of The City of Monroe a notice that any tax sale party whose interest will be terminated has until sixty (60) days from the date of publication to redeem the property or otherwise challenge in a court of competent jurisdiction the acquisition.

This Ordinance was introduced on the  28th day of January, 2014.

Notice published on the  30th   day of  January and   February 6th & 13th, 2014.

This Ordinance having been submitted in writing, introduced and published was then submitted to a vote as a whole, the vote thereon being as follows:

 AYES: Council members Armstrong, Ezernack, Blakes, Wilson & Clark

 NAYS: None.

 ABSENT: None.

 ABSTAIN: None.

And the Ordinance was declared ADOPTED on the  25th   day of  February, 2014.
    Eddie Clark   
Chairman of the Council
    Carolus S. Riley   Clerk of the Council       James E. Mayo
_______________________________                                              
Mayor’s Approval     
Mayor’s Veto

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