ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS for furnishing all materials, labor, tools and appurtenances for completion of the construction of the CONCOURSE RESTROOM UPGRADES and other incidental items shall be received by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, (MNAA) Nashville, Tennessee, until and not later than 2:00 p.m. (local time) on May 26, 2021.  Proposers wishing to submit a non-electronic proposal may do so only after receiving written authorization from MNAA.  Written authorization to submit a non-electronic proposal may be requested by emailing purchasing@flynashville.com at least five (5) days prior to the date proposals are due.  Proposers submitting a non-electronic proposal must submit a copy of the written authorization with their proposal package.


THE PROJECT consists of furnishing all labor, materials, tools, equipment and incidentals; and performing all Work necessary for the installation of the CONCOURSE RESTROOM UPGRADES in accordance with the details as shown on this Request For Proposal (RFP), or as directed by MNAA or its authorized representative.  Proposers must be in good standing with the State of Tennessee and be qualified to meet all Local, State and Federal statutes, codes, regulations and ordinances governing the performance of the type of Work for which Proposer is submitting a Proposal.


The CONCOURSE RESTROOM UPGRADES Project will commence in August 2021 with completion within the specified number of calendar days.


SCOPE.  This project is to construct restroom upgrades in B and C Concourse to match the BNA Vision finishes and standards.  There is a total of six restrooms, totaling approximately 8,600 square feet.


The construction consists of the installation of new interior finishes, millwork, new plumbing, and lighting fixtures.  The new interior finishes include replacement of the terrazzo flooring, large format wall tiles and green glass wall panels at restroom entrance.  The plumbing work includes new toilet fixtures and piping modifications.  New lighting fixtures and Flight Information Display (FID) banks will be included in the electrical work.


THE RFP DOCUMENTS.  Copies of the Contract Documents (RFP, Proposal Schedule, Attachments, etc.) will be available on or after April 26, 2021 and may be obtained electronically from www.aerobidz.aero, an online tendering service. The requestor shall pay the cost of the document printing.  Free registration with Aerobidz is available by contacting  https://www.flynashville.com/business-opportunities/Pages/Aerobidz-Registration.aspx.


Proposers are advised to review the RFP Documents carefully prior to submitting a Proposal on the Project.  Proposers are also advised to review the RFP and Instructions to Proposers carefully prior to preparing their Proposals.


Proposals must be submitted on the Proposal Form included in the RFP Documents and the successful Proposer will be required to execute the Contract and other documents requiring execution that are included in the Contract Documents.


CONTRACTORS LICENSING ACT OF 1994.  All Proposers must be licensed contractors as required by the Contractors Licensing Act of 1994, TCA Section 62-6-101 et seq.  The name, license number, expiration date thereof, and license classification of the contractors applying to propose for the prime contract and for the masonry project when the total cost of the masonry portion of the project exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000, and for the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning contracts, and closed loop geo-thermal heating and cooling, must appear on the outside of the envelope containing the proposal except when the proposal is in an amount less than twenty-five thousand ($25,000).  Prime contractor proposers who are to perform the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, masonry, and geo-thermal must be so designated upon the outside of the envelope.  Failure of any proposer to comply therewith may void such proposal and the envelope containing such proposal may not be opened or considered.

Further, MNAA has determined that, if the Proposer proposes to accomplish any or all of the Work under this Project which entails masonry work exceeding $100,000, and electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and geo-thermal equal to or exceeding $25,000 in value through the utilization of Subcontractors or to accomplish with Subcontractors any other part of the Work for which the Proposer does not hold a valid Tennessee Contractor’s License, then those Subcontractors must, at the time the Proposal is submitted to MNAA, hold a valid Tennessee Contractor’s License, current and in full force and effect in all respects, in such of the following classifications and sub-classifications as apply to the Work for which they will be subcontracted.

Proposals shall be submitted for the Work as indicated in the RFP.  Specifically, in referring to the Contractors Licensing Act and other applicable authorities, MNAA has determined that to lawfully propose on this Project, all Proposers and/or their subcontractors must, at the time their Proposal is submitted to MNAA, hold a valid Tennessee Contractor’s license, current and in full force and effect in all respects, to perform the Work as defined in the RFP.

All Proposers are advised that the Contractors Licensing Act establishes only the minimum licensing requirements and that MNAA reserves the right in its sole discretion to require higher licensing standards, as reflected in the Contract Documents.  All Proposers are responsible for complying with any other licensing or permit requirements of the State of Tennessee and/or the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, which may be applicable to the Work.


PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE.  A Pre-Proposal Conference will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. (local time), May 4, 2021, 1370 Murfreesboro Pike, Building #1, Nashville, Tennessee 37217 as well as a virtual option via Microsoft Teams.  If you wish to join this meeting via Microsoft Teams, please send an email to nena.bowling@flynashville.com in order to receive a calendar invite.  Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory.


A one-time tour of the project site will be conducted after the meeting.  If you wish to join the tour of the project site, please send an email to nena.bowling@flynashville.com.  The site visit will be limited capacity at 2 persons per team, maximum.


SMALL MINORITY WOMAN-owned BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SWMBE) PARTICIPATION.  It is the MNAA’s objective to promote, encourage, and stimulate participation of local, small, minority and woman-owned business enterprises (SMWBE) within its organization and the economic community served by it so as to provide maximum opportunities to participate in contracts, programs and all related business activities of the MNAA. MNAA will apply the local small minority woman business participation levels where expenditures and purchases are made with non-federal funding, and to all contracts, leases, management agreements, consultants, prime contractors, subcontractors, respondents, proposers, or proposers involved in the performance of a commercially useful task for MNAA.


Proposers are encouraged to meet SMWBE participation levels established by the Director, Business Diversity Development, or, if unable to meet the participation level, engage in good faith efforts to joint venture, subcontract, or contract for supplies or services with SMWBEs. The attainment of the SMWBE participation level established for this contract is to be measured as a percentage of the total dollar value of the contract. The SMWBE participation level established for this Contract will be 8.83% MBE and/or WBE.  This program maintains a list of certified SMWBEs, which can be found on the Authority’s website at https://flynashville.com/nashville-airport-authority/business-opportunities/business-diversity-development or certified DBEs located within the state of Tennessee, which can be found on the TNUCP Directory (TDOT) website at https://www.tdot.tn.gov/Applications/DBEDirect/Search or contacting Business Diversity Development at (615) 275-2718. Proposers are encouraged to inspect this list to assist in locating SMWBEs for the work. Other SMWBEs may be added to the list in accordance with MNAA’s approved SMWBE Program. Credit toward the SMWBE participation will not be counted unless the SMWBE to be used is certified by MNAA.


RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL PROPOSALS.  MNAA proposes to award the Contract to the lowest responsive and responsible Proposer, provided it has met the goals for SMWBE participation or, if failing to meet the goals, has made an acceptable good faith effort to meet the established goals for the SMWBE participation.  Proposer is advised that MNAA reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals submitted, to waive any and all informalities, irregularities and/or technicalities in any Proposal or Proposal Guaranty, to accept any Proposal deemed advantageous to it and to negotiate changes, deletions, or additions to these Contract Documents with the successful Proposer.