NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids, subject to the conditions contained herein, will be accepted by the Warren County Financial Management Committee at the Warren County Administrative Building, Office of the Finance Department, 201 Locust Street, Suite 2, McMinnville, Tennessee, 37110, up to but no later than 10:00 A.M. Central Time on Thursday, June 5, 2014 and then publicly opened and read for grounds maintenance for the Warren County School System. For bid specifications or more information regarding bids, please contact Warren County Schools Director of Facilities Donnie Caldwell at (931) 668-1246, or Warren County Finance Director Linda G. Hillis at (931) 473-2381 ext. 1001. Copies of this bid are on file and may be obtained at the Warren County SchoolÕs Administrative Offices or by accessing the website at www.warrenschools.com and clicking the link for current bids.
Employees of the selected contractor must have a sexual predator background check performed prior to entering any Warren County school grounds as per Tennessee Code Annotated Section 49-5-413.
Bids will be awarded accordingly as prescribed by law, which states "lowest and best." A Supreme Court ruling states that the discerning of best lies solely on those requesting the bid and not the bidder. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after date set for opening of the bids. The right is reserved as the interest of Warren County, Tennessee may require to accept or reject any or all bids received, to accept or reject any item thereon, to waive any informalities in bidding, and/or to abandon or postpone this project without any obligation to bidders. The Warren County Financial Management Committee will act as sole judge of the merit and qualifications of vendors and materials offered and accept whatever bid deemed to be in the best interest of Warren County. In case of tie bids, Warren County, Tennessee reserves the right to negotiate with bidders.
The vendor agrees to replace any item/device that proves to be defective.
No bids may be sent via e-mail or fax.
WARREN COUNTY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Linda G. Hillis, Finance Director
John Pelham, County Executive
TITLE VI OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
"No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Bids must be received by June 5, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Central Time to be considered.
Please return sealed bids to: Warren County Financial Management Committee Office of the Finance Department Warren County Administrative Office Building 201 Locust Street, Suite 2 McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
Pursuant to T.C.A. 50-9-114, Warren County, Tennessee has adopted a Drug & Alcohol Testing Program and is required to include this information in our bid specifications. Warren County, Tennessee requires Alcohol and Controlled Substances testing for Safety-Sensitive Positions as required by the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Act of 1991 and related United States Department of Transportation rules and regulations set forth in 49 CFR Federal Regulations Parts 40 and 382. BIDDERS MUST SUBMIT AN AFFIDAVIT THAT THE BIDDER OPERATES A DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PROGRAM WITH REQUIREMENTS AT LEAST AS STRINGENT AS THAT OF THE PROGRAM OPERATED BY WARREN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.