INVITATION TO BID – Accessibility Upgrades for Jefferson County


Sealed bids for “Accessibility Upgrades for Jefferson County” will be received by the Jefferson County Purchasing Department until 2:00 p.m., local time, on November 9, 2023, and then at said time opened in the Finance Department conference room.

A pre-bid conference will be held on October 17, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The Instructions to Bidders, Form of Agreement, Drawings, Specifications, Forms of Bid Bond and of Performance Bonds, and other bidding instruments may be examined at:

The Architecture Collaborative
6700 Baum Drive
Suite 23
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Phone: (865) 342-7505


Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained for bidding purposes by general contractors at the website of the Architect free of charge. Addenda will be issued only to those parties obtaining documents directly from the Architect. Bidders not obtaining documents directly from the Office of the Architect do so at their own risk and will be held to the requirements of the documents and addenda as issued by that office. For questions or a tour of the site, please contact: Director of Facilities & Safety, David Longmire @ 865-257-4852

Sealed proposals should be either mailed to the Jefferson County Finance Department to the attention of Finance Director Jessica Elder at PO Box 1749, Dandridge, TN, 37725, or dropped off at 1244 Gay St., Dandridge, TN, 37725. RFPs will be accepted until 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at which time proposals will be opened in the Finance Department conference room.

Proposals must be: 1) submitted in a sealed envelope; 2) submitted with the bid envelope sheet from the project manual filled out and attached to the cover.

If awarded, successful vendor is required to provide Affidavit of Compliance with Tennessee Criminal History Records Check, Affidavit of Compliance with Drug Free Workplace, general liability insurance policy, and workers compensation liability policy.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities and to reject any or all bids.

All bidders must be licensed Contractors as required by the Contractors’ Licensing Act of 1976 (TCA Title 62, Chapter 6) of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Executive Order Nos. 11246 and 11375, which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex or national origin. Bidders must certify that they do not, and will not, maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin.

Jefferson County assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and as amended, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.I. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

No bidder may withdraw his bid within Sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.