Nov 8
Bid ended

Right-Of-Way And Ditch Mowing 2023 #14315

Biloxi, MS (G-NR-E)


Bidding Closed

Bid Date11/8/23 4:00pm

Company & Contacts

City of Biloxi
City of Biloxi Engineering

Notice is hereby given that the City of Biloxi, Mississippi, will receive sealed bids at the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Second Floor, until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 8th day of November, 2023, for the following:


Work on which proposals are invited consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, supplies, equipment, tools, skills, and supervision necessary for the satisfactory completion of right-of-way and ditch maintenance services. This contract is of indefinite duration, indefinite quantities and will be comprised of one or several mini projects issued via Purchase Order. The exact number of purchase orders is unknown at the time of the bid.

Right-of-way and ditch maintenance services include, but are not limited to: litter, leaves, and debris/trash pick-up and disposal prior to mowing; branch removal and placement in designated location; mowing of all grass areas (include bottoms and sides of ditches); grass border trimming or edge trimming adjacent to curbs, sidewalks, pavement, driveways, parking areas, buildings, property lines, etc.; string trimming around posts, fences, trees, monuments, hedges, planter beds, mulched areas, etc.; blowing all trimming, leaves, clippings, and debris off the roadway, sidewalks, paths, walkways, driveways, parking lots and other surfaces.

The contract shall end June 30, 2024, for the basic period of performance. The City of Biloxi, at its sole discretion, may exercise five (5) separate option periods of up to six (6) months each.

If exercised, the first option period shall end December 31, 2024;
If exercised, the second shall end June 30, 2025;
If exercised, the third shall end December 31, 2025;
If exercised, the fourth shall end June 30, 2026;
And if exercised, the fifth shall end December 30, 2026.

All questions shall be directed to the City of Biloxi Engineering Department at The successful bidder will be required to furnish a ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR ($100,000)
Payment and Performance Bond.

Proposals must be accompanied by a Proposal Guaranty consisting of a Bid Bond, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check in the amount of 5% of the amount of the bid. Such security to be forfeited as liquidated damages, not penalty, by any bidder who fails to carry out the terms of the accepted Bid and/or execute the Contract and Post Performance and Payment Bond as required within the time specified.

All persons having a contract with the City of Biloxi must adhere to the City’s policy concerning non-discrimination without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, or handicap.

On bids which equal or exceed $75,000, Certificate of Responsibility number issued by the Mississippi State Board of Contractors shall be written on the outside of the envelope containing the bids. Bids of less than $75,000 will be marked on the outside that the bid contained within does not exceed $75,000. When bids are submitted electronically, the requirement for including a certificate of responsibility, or a statement that the bid enclosed does not exceed seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), on the exterior of the bid envelope shall be deemed in compliance by including the same information as an attachment with the electronic bid submittal.

Bids, which are for work outside of the classification listed for any bidder, shall be returned unopened.

Plan holders are required to register for an account and log-in at; at this site plans can be viewed for no charge or physically purchased. All plan holders are required to have a valid email address for registration. Purchased bid documents are non- refundable and must be purchased through the website. Questions regarding website registration and online orders please contact web support at (662) 407-0193. A view only copy of the plans, specifications, and proposal documents are also available to be viewed at the City of Biloxi Engineering Department, which is located at 214 A Delauney Street, Biloxi, Mississippi (the Public Works Building), (228) 435-6269. Plans and specifications may be examined without charge online or at the City of Biloxi Engineering Department during regular business hours (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday- Friday).

Contractors have the option of submitting their bids sealed in an envelope or through the City’s electronic bid submission link at

Preference shall be given to resident contractors, and a nonresident bidder domiciled in a state, city, county, parish, province, nation or political subdivision having laws granting preference to local contractors shall be awarded Mississippi public contracts only on the same basis as the non-resident bidder’s state, city, county, parish, province, nation or political subdivision awards contracts to Mississippi contractors bidding under similar circumstances. In order to ensure that Mississippi’s so-called Golden Rule is followed, state law requires a non-resident bidder to attach to his bid a copy of his resident state’s current law pertaining to such state’s treatment of non-resident contractors. Resident contractors actually domiciled in Mississippi, be they corporate, individuals or partnerships, are to be granted preference over nonresidents in awarding of contracts in the same manner and to the same extent as provided by the laws of the state, city, county, parish, province, nation, or political subdivision of domicile of the non-resident.

The ability to obtain any insurance required by the contract documents must be demonstrated in the bid by the means specified in the contract documents. Proof of actual insurance coverage must be submitted within five (5) business days from the bid acceptance.

In compliance with the laws of the State of Mississippi, in choosing materials for the project, the successful bidder shall be required to give preference to materials grown, produced, prepared, made or manufactured within the State of Mississippi. The foregoing notwithstanding, no preference shall be given to materials grown, produced, prepared, made or manufactured in the State of Mississippi when other materials of like quality produced outside the State of Mississippi may be purchased or secured at less cost, or any other materials of better quality produced outside the State of Mississippi can be secured at a reasonable cost. The Contractor shall not use any materials on the project that are grown, produced, prepared, made or manufactured outside of the United States. If such materials are not available, then those which are grown, produced, prepared, made or manufactured outside the United States may be used.


Bids shall be in letter form with the envelope or electronic attachment and bid marked plainly “DITCH/ROW MOWING” and shall be addressed to the Mayor’s Office, P.O. Box 429, Biloxi, Mississippi 39533. In addition, the envelope or electronic attachment shall list the Company Name and Address, and all applicable state and local license numbers.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the proposal. accepted. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

Published by order of the Municipal Clerk, this the 2nd day of October, 2023.

Publish Twice: October 6 & October 13, 2023