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New Basin 17 Lift Station

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

INVITATION TO BID

New Basin 17 Lift Station

Sealed bids for the construction of the “New Basin 17 Lift Station” will be received by, and addressed to, Attention: GENERAL MANAGER, DIAMONDHEAD WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT, (“OWNER”), at the front door of the District’s office located at, 4425 Park Ten Drive, Diamondhead, Hancock County, Mississippi 39525, until 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, June 11, 2020, where a District employee will receive and time stamp the bid. Bids will then be opened during the Regular Board Meeting which begins at 4:00 p.m.

The New Basin 17 Lift Station requires the successful Bidder to construct a new lift station with control panels, concrete paving, concrete driveway, fencing and associated appurtenances and approximately 1200 LF of directional bored 6” PVC Sewer Force Main, connections to existing force mains and sewer manholes, valves, 8” PVC Gravity Sewer, and manholes in accordance with the specifications. The project work shall include construction of all facilities and furnishing of all equipment required to complete, test, and make ready for use by the Owner all structures, equipment, and systems, together with the establishment of vegetation as specified in the Contract Documents.

Contract Documents may be examined at:

(1) Seymour Engineering, Inc. located at 925 Tommy Munro Dr., Suite G, Biloxi, MS 39532, Phone: (228) 385-2350.

Bids may be submitted electronically at www.SeymourEngPlans.com until the time specified.  All Prospective Bidders and Plan Holders are required to register for an account and log-in at www.SeymourEngPlans.com.  At this site, plans can be viewed at no charge or physically purchased. All Prospective Bidders and Plan Holders must have a valid email address for registration. Purchased bid documents are non-refundable and must be purchased through the website.

Bids submitted via sealed envelope must be clearly marked:

 “NEW BASIN 17 LIFT STATION” SEALED BID and addressed to:

General Manager, Diamondhead Water and Sewer District, 4425 Park Ten Drive, Diamondhead, Hancock County, Mississippi, 39525.

Bids received after the specified time will be returned unopened.

All questions pertaining to clarification of the bidding documents shall be directed in writing to Reed Bryant, P.E. at rbryant@seymoureng.com.

Each Bid shall be submitted in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and shall be accompanied by the Bid Security (as defined in Section 00100 Instructions to Bidders) in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the Bid. The Bid Bond may be from a surety acceptable to the Owner satisfying the requirements specified in the Contract Documents or Certified Check upon a national (legally recognized to conduct business in the State of Mississippi) or state bank, payable without recourse to the Diamondhead Water and Sewer District as a guarantee that the Bidder will within fifteen (15) days after the Notice of Award enter into a Contract. The Successful Bidder must furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond equal to 100% of the Contract amount each with a surety company acceptable to the OWNER and in a form acceptable to the OWNER.

Bids may be modified or withdrawn at any time prior to the time set for opening Bids. Bidders may not withdraw their Bids for a period of ninety (90) calendar days after the actual date of the opening of the Bids.

Complete instructions for filing Bids are included in the Instructions to Bidders.

The Owner reserves the right after opening Bids to reject any or all Bids, to waive any informality (non-responsiveness) in a Bid, or to make award to the lowest and best qualified, responsive, and responsible Bidder and reject all other Bids, as it may best serve the interest of the OWNER.

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To be published in The Sea Coast Echo, The Sun Herald, The Diamondhead Water & Sewer District Website (dwsd.us) and Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MPTAP) on May 13, 2020 and May 20, 2020 in Sea Coast & May 13, 2020 and May 20, 2020 in Sun Herald.

Forward Proof of Publication and Bill to:

Diamondhead Water & Sewer District

Toni F. Wilson, Comptroller

4425 Park Ten Drive

Diamondhead, MS 39525

Scada Improvement Project

The District proudly announces the capital improvement project titled: SCADA Improvements Project which began in October 2019 with an expected Spring 2020 completion.

The project will include upgrades to all SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems for water wells and sewer pumping stations.  The current equipment has become obsolete and will be replaced with the most modern versions with up to date technology.  This much needed system improvement will provide the District’s operational staff with the ability to remotely monitor all systems functions and respond promptly to any alerts or failures which may occur within the operation.  This project is yet another way Diamondhead Water & Sewer District is improving the aging systems and moving into modern technology in order to provide higher levels of quality service to its customers.

I & I CCTV Program

The CCTV / I & I Department was developed to prevent Inflow & Infiltration into the collection system. Here's the I & I crew surveying sewer mains to locate problem areas.

Learn more about Inflow & Infiltration and see our action photos!

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

All water meters in Diamondhead have been replaced with the most technologically advanced water meters available which are accurate to within 0.015 of a gallon. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart water meters, communication networks, and data management systems.  The system provides a number of important functions that were not previously possible or had to be performed manually, such as the ability to automatically and remotely measure water consumption or water loss and identify possible leaks.  Customers may be contacted in the event of unusual water loss and could possibly prevent costly damages and unnecessarily high water bills. A printed report may be utilized to display a graph of water consumption during a specific time period. This project is a major improvement to the previous water meter reading process and provides many staff capabilities to assist customers.

Sewer System Improvements Project - Basin 16

The CCTV/I & I (Closed Caption Television Video Inspection / Inflow & Infiltration) Department cleaned and televised several large segments within our existing sewer system during 2018 and 2019.  NASSCO certified - I & I Supervisor, Kirk Edmonson headed up the team which generated videos and comprehensive reports of critical sewer system failures within Basin #16.  Due to the extreme depths of some issues, contractors were asked to quote necessary repairs. The best quotes will be chosen and  repairs will be performed internally as prioritized within the sewer system.  This type of internal repair and pipe bursting method will prevent heavy construction and major disruptions for the citizens. This project will create major improvements to the aging sewer system in these areas.   

Lift Station #13 - Force Main Project

The Diamondhead Water & Sewer District is excited to announce the construction project titled "Lift Station #13 - Force Main Project".

This project consists of re-routing an existing sewer main and installation of a new, larger force main from Lift Station #13.

The project was designed by the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District's Collection System Improvement Committee and has been engineered to greatly improve the sewer collection system in the Apua St. area.

Construction began in June, 2019 and the project was completed in December 2019.

The District appreciates your patience during this process as residents may experience minor traffic issues involving Apua St., west on Kapalama Dr. from Apua St. to Kino St. and continuing south of Kino St. to D. Dr. West.

In the event that you may have questions regarding this project, please contact the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District's General Manager for accurate and up to date answers which may not necessarily be found on social media.

Diamondhead Water and Sewer Launches a New Website! Let Us Know What You Think!

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