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Bid Number: PC24-009
Bid Title: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center
Category: Construction Services
Status: Open


Bids for Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center will be received electronically via Bonfire by the City of Panama City  until 10:00 AM CT, on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Bids will be taken to Room 010, lower level of City Hall and opened publicly. You may submit bids electronically through the City’s Bonfire Portal at If you have questions or need assistance with alternative methods of submission, please contact Dawn Kirkland a

The estimated cost of the construction project equals or exceeds $250,000. The voluntary pre-bid conference and site visit is scheduled for 10:00 AM CT, on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at City Hall, 501 Harrison Avenue, lower level, Room 010 Panama City, Florida, 32401.

The project consists of constructing the master plan for re-building the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center site on a City-owned plot of approximately four (4) acres at the corner of 15th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  The project includes all site work, buried and above ground utilities, landscaping, signage, a 30,000 sq ft building comprising a 12,000 sq ft Community Center and an 18,000 sq ft Gymnasium, an outdoor basketball court, a natural turf soccer field, a playground, other play courts, walkways, pavilions, a memorial wall and statue, a drop off round-about, parking areas, and two stormwater retention ponds. All the master plan construction described in the project drawings and specifications is included in this bid and eventual contract with the City. 

The work will be awarded in one contract.

The successful bidder will be required to submit a list of his/her subcontractors with the bid package for approval before award of contract. 

The instructions to Bidders, Bid, Contract Agreement, Drawings, Specifications and forms of Bid Bond, Performance Bond, Payment Bond and other Contract Documents may be examined at the following:

City of Panama City, Purchasing Division

501 Harrison Avenue, Room 238

Panama City, FL  32401

All bid documents including Plans, Specifications and Addenda may be obtained by emailing Dawn Kirkland, . Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available directly from the Issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents including Addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Each Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Bond, prepared on the form of Bid Bond attached to the Contract Documents or a Surety Company’s Standard Bid Bond, duly executed by the Bidder as principal and having as surety thereon a surety company licensed to do business in the State of Florida and listed as a certified company in the latest issue of U.S. Treasury Circular 570, in the amount of five percent of the Bid.

No bid may be withdrawn within 90 calendar days after the scheduled time for receipt of bids.

All bidders must be licensed and shall comply with all licensing requirements of the State of Florida. All bidders must comply with all applicable State and Local laws concerning licensing, registration, and regulation of contractors doing business in the State of Florida. Further, contractors shall obtain all such occupational licenses and permits as shall be prescribed by law.

The person or affiliate who has been placed on the convicted vendor list following a conviction for a public entity crime may not submit a bid for a contract to provide any goods or services to a public entity, may not submit a bid for a contract to a public entity for the construction or repair of a public building or public work, may not submit bids for leases of real property to a public entity, may not be awarded a contract or perform work as a contractor, supplier, subcontractor, or consultant under a contract with any public entity, and may no transact business with any public entity in excess of the threshold amount provided in Section 287.017, for Category Two for a period of 36 months from the date of being placed on the convicted vendor list. 

Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The Owner will in no way be liable for any cost incurred by any bidder in the preparation its Bid in response to this invitation to Bid. 

The successful Bidder for this Contract will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond and Payment Bond each in the amount of 100 percent of the Bid. 

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, to waive informalities an to readvertise.

Publication Date/Time:
11/8/2023 11:10 AM
Publication Information:
Bay County Public Notices
Closing Date/Time:
12/21/2023 10:00 AM
Submittal Information:
Bid Opening Information:
501 Harrison Avenue, Room 010
Addendum Date/Time:
Dec. 1, 2023: Addendum-4
Pre-bid Meeting:
November 28, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
Contact Person:
Johnnie Gallegos
Special Requirements:
Related Documents:

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