The Orlando Utilities Commission, which provides electricity and water for Orlando and parts of surrounding Orange County, is seeking multiple general contractors for projects big and small in the coming year.
In a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued Wednesday, OUC said it needs contractors to handle construction projects from light commercial to heavy industrial in the utility's service area. The GCs chosen will pull permits, provide skilled supervisors, laborers, equipment, materials, parts and tools necessary to support services at any property or facility owned by OUC.
Services required of the winning contractors could include general construction, repairs and remodeling, installation of windows, ramps and other interior and exterior fixtures and improvements. Companies will also be asked to handle demolition and removal of waste construction materials.
Some repairs may require immediate attention while other work can be scheduled, as requested by OUC. The GCs must be available for emergency work on an around-the-clock basis, and must respond within four hours after an emergency call has been placed.
The services contract will be for an initial period of three years, with two one-year renewals at the utility's option. Prices listed on the RFP proposal pages will remain in place through the initial three years. Any work exceeding a total cost of $200,000 will require a performance and payment bond.
Bids for RFP no. 4328 OQ must be submitted by March 22 at 2 p.m., to OUC's main office on Anderson Street in Downtown Orlando. No bid bond is required.
Questions and comments can be made through Monday. A pre-proposal conference will be held this Tuesday at 9 a.m. on the first floor of the OUC engineering building at 6003 Pershing Ave. in Orlando. Attendance is not required but is recommended.