Business Opportunities – Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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Tuesday, October 24 2017

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS  – GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS SERVICES

Addendum No. 1 has been issued to extend the response time to November 3, 2017 10:00 a.m. (CST)

A Question and Response document has been added

The Board of Commissioners of Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”) is seeking responses to this request for qualifications (“RFQ”) in order to provide comprehensive governmental relations services.

The Authority is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana which, both directly and through oversight of a quasi-public corporation, New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. (“NOPFMI”) is responsible for the operation and management of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans (“MCCNO”).  MCCNO is a world-class exhibition facility with over three million square feet of meeting space, including 1.1 million square feet of continuous exhibit space, located in downtown New Orleans.  MCXCNO is the sixth largest convention facility in the United States and consistently ranks in the top ten of facilities in attendance and bookings.

Sealed Responses will be received at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130 no later than Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at which time responses received on time and at the correct location will be considered. All responses must be submitted to Ms. Chanel M. Labat-Contract Manager. Responders may submit responses electronically at purchasing.mccno.com. Responses will not be accepted after said time and date.  Specifications and Bid Documents may be obtained online at purchasing.mccno.com or by contacting the Contract Department (504) 582-3562. Responders may obtain RFQ Documents in person, by first class mail, or by courier services.  In employing first class mail or by courier service, Responders must arrange directly with the courier for pickup, delivery, and payment of all associated costs. All Responses must be submitted in a sealed, opaque envelope, to the Contract Department of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

RFQ Provide Governmental Relations Services – RFQ Documents

RFQ Provide Governmental Relations Services – Exhibit

Question and Response Document

Addendum No 1


C-1371 Procurement of Rigging Equipment (An Addendum has been issued on this project) 

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“the Authority”) is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana.  New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. (“NOPFMI”) is a quasi-public body that is charged with the responsibility of managing the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center-New Orleans (“ENMCCNO”) on a day-to-day basis. The Authority is requesting sealed bids for the Procurement of Rigging Equipment.   Sealed Bids will be received at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130 until Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at which time bids received on time and the correct will be considered for contract award. All bids must be submitted to Ms. Chanel M. Labat-Contract Manager.  Bidders may submit bids electronically at purchasing.mccno.com. Bids will not be accepted after said time and date.  A  Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Purchasing Department Conference Room. Specifications and Bid Documents may be obtained online at purchasing.mccno.com or by contacting the Contract Department (504) 582-3562. Bidders may obtain Specifications and Bid Documents in person, by first class mail, or by courier services.  In employing first class mail or by courier service, Bidders must arrange directly with the courier for pickup, delivery, and payment of all associated costs. All Bids must be submitted in a sealed, opaque envelope, to the Contract Department of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Each Bid must be accompanied by one (1) certified check, cashier’s check, or a good and solvent Bid Bond acceptable to the Owner. The Bid Bond/Security shall be in an amount of five percent (5%) of the total aggregate amount of the Base and any additive Alternate Bids for which the Bid is submitted, drawn in favor of the Owner. The Successful Bidder’s Bid Bond/Security will be retained until he has signed the Contract. A contract shall be awarded to the Bidder whose Bid Price is complete and responsive to all terms and conditions outlined in the Bid Documents, without discrimination on grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin. Bidders are advised that request for copies of the Bid Documents shall not be accepted within two (2) calendar days prior to the Bid Delivery date indicated above.  Bid Documents may be obtained between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday, holidays not included.

C-1371 Procurement of Rigging Equipment Bid Document

C-1371 Exhibits

C-1371 Addendum No.1


C-1177 Ernest N Morial Convention Center- New Orleans Linear Park Project 

Sealed Bids will be received for the Ernest N Morial Convention Center- New Orleans Linear Park Project by the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana, 900 Convention Center Blvd., in the Board Room on the mezzanine level above Hall B, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 until 10:00 A.M, Friday, November 10, 2017; at which time, properly identified Bids received on time will be opened and read aloud.  The mission of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“THE AUTHORITY”) is to promote growth and development of local businesses.  We encourage small and emerging businesses to submit a bid on this project.

ANY PERSON REQUIRING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL NOTIFY the AUTHORITY OF THE TYPE(S) OF ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE THE BID OPENING.

FOR:    Ernest N Morial Convention Center- New Orleans Linear Park Project       Project No.      CO0517           Contract No.   C-1177

Complete Bidding Documents for this project are being distributed in electronic form on behalf of the Designer by Lettermans.  They may be obtained without charge and without deposit from the Public Plan Room at www.lettermansbidconnect.com.  Printed copies are not available from the Designer but arrangements can be made to obtain them through most reprographic firms.  Questions about this procedure shall be directed to Lettermans: 2475 Canal Street, Suite 101 New Orleans, LA 70119.  Phone: 504-821-9997   FAX: 504-821-9947   Email:  nola.production@lettermans.com

Other questions about the project shall be directed to the Designer by writing via e-mail only:  MCCNO@manningarchitects.com

All Bids must be Hand Delivered to Board Room on the mezzanine level above Hall B and accompanied by bid security equal to five percent (5%) of the sum of the base bid and all alternates.  The form of this security shall be as stated in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project. Bidders must also note their contractor’s license number on the outside of the envelope.

The successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond written as described in the Instructions to Bidders included in the Bid Documents for this project.

A PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at  the AUTHORITY’S Board Room mezzanine floor above Hall B

Bidders are advised that they will be required to state on the bid form that they have personally inspected and are familiar with the project site.Bids shall be accepted from Contractors who are licensed under LA. R.S. 37:2150-2192 for the classification of Building Construction, Heavy Construction and or Highway Street and Bridge Construction. Bidder is required to comply with provisions and requirements of LA R.S.38:2212(B)(5). No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days after receipt of Bids, except under the provisions of LA. R.S. 38:2214.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids for just cause. In accordance with La. R.S. 38:2212 (B)(1), the provisions and requirements of this Section; and those stated in the bidding documents shall not be waived by any public entity.

 


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The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority and New Orleans Public Facility Management, Inc. encourage the acquisition of goods and services from small businesses in our community. A Small Business as it is used in these Documents means a business entity that has a Small Entrepreneurship (SE)/Hudson Initiative Certification from the department of Louisiana Economic Development. If your business has a current Small Entrepreneurship/Hudson Initiative certification, please include a copy with your submittal. If your business is not currently certified and is interested in certification, please visit the Louisiana Economic Development website at https://smallbiz.louisianaeconomicdevelopment.com/Account/Login.


 Please find a map to the Pre-Bid and Opening Bid meeting rooms   MCCNO Bid Meeting Map  (subject to change with out notice)



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