INVITATION TO BID – Additions and Renovations to Piedmont Elementary School Project


Sealed bids for the Additions and Renovations to Piedmont Elementary School Project shall be received as follows:

OWNER:                              Jefferson County Schools

LOCATION:                         1221 Gay Street

                                              Dandridge, TN  37725

TIME:                                   2:00 PM ET; Thursday, April 14, 2022

Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud and the Contract awarded as soon thereafter as practicable.  Bidders must use the bid envelope cover sheet provided in the project manual and include their Full Name, Address, and Tennessee Contractor’s License Number.

Bidders must obtain Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents from the Lewis Group Architects, 6512 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, Telephone 865-584-5000.  All documents will be made available electronically by contacting Shannon Debenport at . A bid deposit of $500 is required to obtain the Contract Documents, and the full amount of the deposit is returnable to unsuccessful bidders.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3:45 p.m. local time.  The meeting will be held at Piedmont Elementary School, 1100 W. Dumplin Valley Road, Dandridge, TN  37725.  Bidders (General Contractors) must have a representative present at the mandatory pre-bid meeting for their bids to be considered.  Subcontractors are encouraged to attend but not required.

All Bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by the “CONTRACTOR’S LICENSING ACT OF 1976,” and as passed by the 89th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.  Furthermore, the Contractor should have the necessary licensing classifications as listed in Rules of Tennessee Board for Licensing General Contractors-Chapter 0680-1.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a certified check or by a Bidder’s Bond executed by the Bidder and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Tennessee, in the sum of five percent (5%) of the amount of the Bid. This Project is required to comply with Davis-Bacon wage rates.

The successful Bidder will be required to execute an acceptable performance and payment bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract price prior to the execution of the contract.

Jefferson County Schools reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid deemed most favorable to the interest of the school system.

Questions regarding this bid request shall be directed, in writing via e-mail, to Lewis Group Architects.  All technical questions will be addressed by written addendum issued by the architect.