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Category: General
Status: Open

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Lowndes County, Mississippi (the “County”), will receive sealed bids for (2 sets) of Jaws of Life (Spreader, Cutter, Rescue Ram) for the Lowndes County, Mississippi Volunteer Fire Department District 1.

Un-priced bid proposals will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. local time on June 5, 2020, in sealed envelopes at the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Lowndes County, Mississippi, at 505 2nd Avenue North, Columbus, MS, 39701 or at P.O. Box 684, Columbus, MS 39703, or by electronic bid submission. Submission will be evaluated and vendors submitting acceptable offers will be invited to submit priced bids. Electronic bids and/or reverse auction bids can be submitted at For any questions relating to the electronic bidding process, please call Central Bidding at 225-810-4814.

Bidding will be held by ELECTRONIC REVERSE AUCTION on June 12, 2020, commencing at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 11:00 a.m. local time. Bidders may come to the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Lowndes County, Mississippi, with a paper bid and receive technical assistance in entering their bid in the reverse auction. Lowndes County, Mississippi reserves the right to utilize “anti-sniping” for reverse auctions. Anti-sniping is a tool that automatically extends the bid time for a reverse auction by five (5) minutes if a vendor places a bid in the final five (5) minutes of the reverse auction. The anti-sniping effect will also auto extend the reverse auction bid time any time a bid is placed in the last five (5) minutes of the reverse auction and can auto extend the reverse auction multiple times until the bidding on the reverse auction ends.
Specifications are available by contacting the Lowndes County Purchasing Office at 662-329-5899 in order to obtain the bid documents between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm local time. Electronic copies of the bid specifications are available by contacting Central Bidding at for a fee. All bids must comply with the specifications provided. Lowndes County, Mississippi reserves the right to amend the specifications as necessary and agrees to notify all parties having requested bid packets. Lowndes County, Mississippi, reserves the right to extend the auction date if necessary to complete the bid proposal pre-qualification process.

Questions – All questions regarding this bid should be directed to Patricia Tuggle, Lowndes County Purchasing Office, in writing by email at or facsimile (662) 329-5798, not less than seven (7) days prior to the bid due date. All questions must be submitted in writing; telephonic inquires will not be considered. The County is NOT responsible for bids which are mailed to the wrong address or which arrive in the mail after the designated bid opening time.
The contract will be awarded to the lowest and best bidder. However, the Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids received or to waive any informality.
Publication Date/Time:
5/14/2020 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
6/5/2020 10:00 AM

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