Sample Advertisement For Bids


ABC Form C-1
August 2001
Sealed proposals will be received by
(Owner’s legal title)
at the office of
(Name and address of Owner’s authorized representative)
(Description of the work to be inserted here)
at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read.
A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to
(Owner’s legal title)
in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must
accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid
documents will be required at the signing of the Contract.
Drawings and specifications may be examined at the office of ____________________________________
(Owner’s representative and address)
and (appropriate plan rooms; i.e., F. W. Dodge, Builders Exchange, Construction Market Data, etc.).
Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect (Engineer) upon deposit of $_______ per set, which
will be refunded in full on the first
sets issued to each general contract bidder submitting a bonafide bid, upon
return of documents in good condition within ten days of bid date. Other sets for general contractors, and sets for
subcontractors and dealers, may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of
printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution..
(If applicable) Only general contractors who have been approved to bid pursuant to prequalification procedures and
criteria established by the Owner will be eligible to bid for the Project. Written prequalification procedures and
criteria are available for review at the office of _______________________________________________________.
(Owner’s or Architect/Engineer’s representative and address)
Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect (Engineer) or copies thereof. All
bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be
licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license
before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Architect (Engineer); the bidder shall show such
evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the
proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in
the Owner’s judgement, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.
(Awarding Authority)
(Local Awarding Authority)
NOTE: For projects exceeding $50,000, this notice must be run once a week for three successive weeks in a
newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the project, or any part of the project, is to be
performed. If the project involve an estimated amount exceeding $500,000, this notice must also be run at least
once in three newspapers of general circulation throughout the state. Proof of publication is required.


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