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Advertisement and Invitation for Bids The Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation will receive bids for their Water Line to Bud Adams Properties Project until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation’s office at 706 E. Cameron Ave., Rockdale, Texas 76567. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at said office. Bids are invited for the Bud Adams Water Line Project as described in the specifications, including water lines, bores, valves and associated appurtenances. Bid/Documents, including Technical Specifications, are on file at the Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation, 706 E. Cameron Avenue (P.O. Box 232) Rockdale, TX 76567 or please call the Corporation at (512) 446-2604. In addition, Bid/Documents and Specifications are on file at the offices of BEFCO Engineering, Inc., 485 N. Jefferson (P. O. Box 615), La Grange, Texas 78945 or (979) 968-6474. For those wishing to obtain their own paper copy of the Contract Documents, a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 will be required to BEFCO for each set. Electronic copies may be obtained at no charge by request at office@befcoengineering.com. A bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid issued by an acceptable surety shall be submitted with each bid. A certified check or bank draft payable to the Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (as par value) may be submitted in lieu of the Bid Bond. In addition, the successful bidder must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin. The Corporation reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids may be held by the Corporation for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the bidders qualifications prior to the contract award. Basis of award will be to the bidder who provides goods or services at the “best value” for the Corporation using the following criteria: • the purchase price; • the reputation of the bidder and of the bidder’s goods or services; • the quality of the bidder’s goods or services; • the extent to which the goods or services meet the Corporation’s needs. Ken Hall Southwest Milam Water Supply Corporation August 19, 2014





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