See below for current bid postings.

 

NOTICE OF INVITATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS

FOR AIRPORT HANGAR LOCATED AT TUSCALOOSA NATIONAL AIRPORT

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

 

Pursuant to this Invitation to Bid (hereinafter referred to as “ITB”) Tuscaloosa County is accepting sealed bids from qualified individual(s) or firm(s) for the purchase of an existing hangar and lease of the underlying ground at Tuscaloosa National Airport.  Once purchased, the hangar may be kept in place, remodeled, or demolished and replaced with a new building.  The structure must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and standards.  The structure may serve a commercial or non-commercial (personal) interest, but in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, must have an aviation or aviation-related purpose.  The transaction shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein, the terms and conditions of the lease of the real property, and any other laws or regulations governing this transaction.  The purchaser shall own all improvements, existing and future, and the City of Tuscaloosa shall own the real property.  Prior to acceptance of the highest bidder’s offer the proposed transaction must be approved by the City of Tuscaloosa, per the land lease agreement, which may include the successful negotiation of a new land lease agreement with the City. The Lessee shall also be obligated to comply with all the terms and conditions of the lease agreement with the City of Tuscaloosa.  High bidder/purchaser shall pay all costs associated with the closing of this transaction, due at the time of closing. 

The most recent appraisal available (2019) places the market value of the hangar at $733,200.00. For award consideration, all bids must exceed this amount, and award may go to the highest responsive, responsible bid above $733,200.00, once approved by all relevant parties. Bids are due no later than June 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST.

The Invitation  to  Bid  contains  this  ITB  document  and  Attachments  including:

1)         Hangar Description and Summary

2)         Brooks & Brooks Lease Survey

Questions must be emailed to lbaker@tcsoal.org no later than June 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST.  If a Bidder discovers any ambiguity, conflict, discrepancy, omission, or other error in the ITB, he/she must immediately email the address above   and request modification or clarification.  Clarifications, modifications, and answers to questions of general interest will be posted to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website (https://www.tcsoal.org/resources/bids) no later than June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM CST.

To be considered for award, bidders must:

  1. Guarantee bid for a minimum of one hundred eighty (180) days, primarily due to the need of the successful bidder to negotiate a lease for the property with the City of Tuscaloosa.
  2. Comply with all ITB requirements.  Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  3. Check the website for the latest information or instructions before submitting the bid.  ITB changes, clarifications, or modifications may occur up to fourteen (14) calendar days before bid deadline.
  4. Submit one (1) original bid and two (2) copies, for a total of three (3).  Electronic copies may be submitted in PDF format on the same timelines as print copies by submitting to lbaker@tcsoal.org.
  5. Mark sealed bid package: Bid Sale of Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Airport Hangar, DUE June 30, 2022 by 5:00 PM CST. The package exterior must bear the name of the bidding individual(s) or firm(s).
  6. Submit the sealed bid package to Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Attn:  Lloyd Baker, 714 ½ Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 no later than June 30, 2022 by 5:00 PM CST, our clock.  Electronic submissions should be submitted to lbaker@tcsoal.org on the same timeline. 
  7. All bids shall become the property of Tuscaloosa County and shall not be returnable.

 

OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE

 

An optional pre-bid conference will be held on May 18, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Tuscaloosa National Airport, 7601 Robert Cardinal Airport Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.  Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office representatives will be available to answer questions and conduct a tour of the hangar and real property.  Answers to questions asked at the pre-bid conference will be available on the County website no later than June 10, 2022, as indicated in GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS above.

Bidders must follow the instructions provided for submitting questions on this solicitation.  Any communication with County elected officials, County or Sheriff’s Office officers, or employees, other than as outlined above shall be considered a violation of ITB terms and may result in bid disqualification.

It shall be the bidder’s responsibility to be aware of and knowledgeable of project, jurisdictional, and legal requirements.  Failure to become familiar with and comply with any requirements will not relieve the awarded individual(s) or firm(s) of their bid obligations and/or contract obligations.

BY SUBMITTING A BID IN THIS PROCESS BIDDERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PURCHASE IS FOR THE BUILDING AND FIXTURES ONLY AND DOES NOT INCLUDE THE REAL PROPERTY.  BIDDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EXECUTING A LEASE WITH THE CITY OF TUSCALOOSA OR TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY FOR THE REAL PROPERTY UPON WHICH THE HANGAR IS LOCATED.  THE PREVIOUS LEASE IS ATTACHED HERETO FOR REFERENCE, HOWEVER THE TERMS OF THE NEWLY EXECUTED LEASE MAY BE DIFFERENT.  BIDDER ALSO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ONCE DECLARED THE HIGH BIDDER, THE TRANSACTION MUST BE APPROVED BY RELEVANT PARTIES AND ENTITIES AT THE CITY OF TUSCALOOSA.

BID OPENING/AWARD

Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud on Tuesday July 12, 2022, at 9:00am at the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 714 ½ Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.  The announcement of the highest qualified bidder is anticipated promptly at the regularly scheduled meeting of the next Tuscaloosa County Commission after the bid opening date.  These meetings are open to the public.  All bidders will be notified by mail or email based upon their request. 

As stated previously, all bids are subject to the final approval by relevant City of Tuscaloosa and or Tuscaloosa National Airport authorities.   The County Commission may award the bid to the highest responsive, qualified, and responsible bidder.  In reviewing the bids it receives, the County reserves the right to reject, for any reason whatsoever, any and all bids, and to waive any informality or irregularity in a bid.  The County will advise the high bidder to enter into lease negotiations with the relevant parties.  If negotiations do not result in a completed contract, the County reserves the right to negotiate with other bidders.  The action to award a contract is subject to approval by the County Commission.  The submission of a bid does not in any way commit the County to enter into an agreement with that bidder or any bidder, nor does it guarantee approval by relevant authorities.  Further, the action to award a contract is subject to the property being declared as “surplus” by the Tuscaloosa County Commission and therefore eligible for sale.  

TIMELINE  (Dates subject to change as necessary)

Invitation to Bid Announcement/Availability

May 2, 2022

Optional Pre-Bid Conference

May 18, 2022

Written Questions Deadline

June 3, 2022

Written Answers Provided

June 10, 2022

BIDS DUE

June 30, 2022

Bid Opening

July 12, 2022

Bid Award (Subject to City of Tuscaloosa Approval)

TBD

Lease Execution

TBD

 

BACKGROUND

The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office purchased the Hangar at issue in this ITB in 2004. The Hangar is owned by Tuscaloosa County, while the real property upon which the hangar sits is owned by the City of Tuscaloosa. The hangar is no longer needed and is in the process of being declared to be surplus property by the Tuscaloosa County Commission, and the hangar and property are now being offered to the public for sale via this ITB and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.  FAA regulations require all airport property to serve an aviation or aviation-related purpose.

SEE EXHIBITS FOR DESCRIPTION AND OR DIAGRAM OF HANGAR

No warranties or made as to the condition of the Hangar and bidder is responsible for inspecting the hangar prior to entering bid.  Any sale of the hangar is on an as is basis. 

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate(s) must:

•           Possess the authority and financial ability to assume long-term lease obligations, as determined by The City of Tuscaloosa in its role as airport administrators. 

•           Be free of outstanding bankruptcies or judgments within the past three (3) years.

•           Possess the ability and resources to maintain the hangar for the term of the lease.

HANGAR PURCHASE

•           Bid price for the purchase of the hangar must exceed the market value of $733,200.00. The purchase price is for the hangar structure and attachments only; no personal property is included.

•           The purchase of the building is at its current condition and location, with no expressed or implied warranties or guarantees.

•           The new owner must enter into a lease with the City of Tuscaloosa for use of the real estate on which the hangar is located.

•           The County issue and authorize the signing of any documents necessary to support and complete the sale as needed.

•           Upon purchase of the hangar, the new owner(s) shall be responsible for payment of utilities. The new owner(s) shall provide the County, within ten (10) days of award, evidence that utilities have been transferred to the new owner(s) as of the date of purchase.

•           The County shall remove all personal property from the hangar as soon as practicable, but no later than fourteen (14) days prior to date of final sale.

 

USE OF EXISTING HANGAR

The following requirements apply, if electing to use the existing hangar:

•           The awarded individual(s)/firm(s) shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and standards regarding use and any future construction.  This includes but is not limited to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), State of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County, Tuscaloosa National Airport and City of Tuscaloosa.

•           Commercial use is subject to approval by the FAA, Tuscaloosa National Airport, Tuscaloosa County, the City of Tuscaloosa, and other jurisdictions as may be required.

•           The awarded individual(s)/firm(s) shall comply with the Minimum Standards of Tuscaloosa National Airport.

•           All costs of construction, security, administration, operation and maintenance are the responsibility of the awarded individual(s)/firm(s).

 

SCOPE OF WORK - GROUND LEASE

•           In accordance with FAA regulations, the lease and all improvements must serve an aviation or aviation-related purpose.

•           The Airport ground lease is subject to approval by the Tuscaloosa City Council or other appropriate authorities with the City of Tuscaloosa or the Tuscaloosa National Airport. 

•           The lease term shall be negotiated between the City of Tuscaloosa and the buyer.

•           The structure shall be used only for the purposes outlined in the ground lease.

•           The Lessee shall follow all required security procedures, including but not limited to security gates and security badge requirements.

•           The Lessee must maintain proper insurance and provide evidence of such upon Lessee’s execution of the lease, prior to consideration by the City of Tuscaloosa. Such proof must also be provided at policy renewal and if changing carriers or terms and conditions.

•           The Lessee must operate and maintain the leased premises and improvement(s) in a safe, clean condition and shall be responsible for all costs of building operation and maintenance.

•           The lease shall be assignable only with the prior written consent of the City of Tuscaloosa.

•           Breach of any lease terms may be grounds for termination.

 

INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE

Indemnification.  The awarded individual or firm will be expected to agree to hold Tuscaloosa County, the City of Tuscaloosa, and Tuscaloosa National Airport, its elected officials, officers and employees, harmless from any and all claims for damage, injury, loss of property resulting from the awarded individual or firm’s use of the property, construction, remodeling or other incidents related to that use.

INSURANCE

The awarded individual or firm must purchase and maintain, at its own cost, primary insurance(s) with the minimum coverage limits described below. Insurance(s) must be with insurers and formats acceptable to the City of Tuscaloosa, covering all premises and operations, and in force from the beginning of the project through the warranty period. The awarded individual or firm will be responsible for any deductible losses required in its insurance(s).

Coverage must include bodily injury, broad form property damage (including completed operations), personal injury (including coverage for contractual and employee acts), blanket contractual, independent contractors, products and completed operations. The policy must also contain a provision for severability of interests. The City of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa National Airport must be named on the certificate as additional insured.

BID BOND

Each bidder must submit a bid bond, cashier’s check, or certified check, payable to Tuscaloosa County in the amount of five per cent (5%) of the price bid for purchase of the hangar, as a guarantee that the awarded bidder will execute any documents needed to execute the transfer of the hangar, as applicable; and execute a ground lease with the City of Tuscaloosa and/or the Tuscaloosa National Airport. Bids received without a bid bond, cashier’s check, or certified check will not be considered. The bid bond will be returned to the successful bidder after Board approval and execution of the ground lease. Unsuccessful bidders will receive their bonds back as soon as possible after award.

SUBMITTALS

Bidders must submit all of the following:

•    Bid Form (provided below)

•    Schedule and References form (provided below)

•    Acknowledgment form (provided below)

•    Bid Bond

 

BID FORM – BIDDERS MUST USE AND RETURN THIS FORM

 

Hangar Bid Price (must exceed $733,200.00)       $_________________________

Name and Address of Firm(s)/Individual(s) to appear on documents related to sale

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Name and Address of Firm(s)/Individual(s) to appear on Ground Lease

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

For Ground Lease: Type of Organization:

Individual/Sole Proprietorship _____

Joint Venture ____    

LLC _____

Corporation ________           

LLP______    

Other______ (Please describe __________________)

Any bankruptcies within the past 3 years?  (If yes, please explain on separate page)

Yes____________      No___________

Any outstanding judgments within the past 3 years? Yes____________      No___________

(If yes, please explain on separate page)

 

 

 

 

Please explain your current plan for the existing hangar (use as is, remodel, or demolish and build new) and your aviation or aviation-related purpose. If the plan changes, Tuscaloosa County and City of Tuscaloosa must be notified and written approval must be obtained before construction begins.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Signature  ___________________________________

 

Print Name/Title  _____________________________        

 

Name of Firm, if applicable  _______________________________________      

 

Phone  _________________________________ Email  ________________________________             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE and  REFERENCES – BIDDERS MUST USE AND RETURN THIS  FORM

 

If remodeling or demolition and new construction are intended, please complete below, or state N/A. If plans are to use the hangar in its current state, but later change to include remodeling or demolition and new construction, the County must be notified and grant approval prior to construction commencement.

 

Demolition Company Name/Address

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Demolition Manager_____________________________________________________________

 

Email__________________________                                                                                       Phone__________________________

 

Pre-Demolition/Pre-Construction/Planning – Indicate length of time needed 

 

Demolition/Construction – Indicate length of time needed 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________           

Construction Manager____________________________________________________________

 

Email__________________________                                                                                                    Phone__________________________         

 

Approximate size/dimensions of structure

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Provide 3 business references.

REFERENCES

 

Name:                                                  ___________________________________________

Address:                                              ___________________________________________

                                                            ___________________________________________

Phone Number                                    ___________________________________________

Email                                                   ___________________________________________

Relationship                                        ___________________________________________

How Long has this relationship existed

_________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Name:                                                  ___________________________________________

Address:                                              ___________________________________________

                                                            ___________________________________________

Phone Number                                    ___________________________________________

Email                                                   ___________________________________________

Relationship                                        ___________________________________________

How Long has this relationship existed

_________________________________________________________________________

 

Name:                                                  ___________________________________________

Address:                                              ___________________________________________

                                                            ___________________________________________

Phone Number                                    ___________________________________________

Email                                                   ___________________________________________

Relationship                                        ___________________________________________

How Long has this relationship existed

_________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT  –  BIDDERS  MUST  USE  AND  RETURN  THIS  FORM

 

The undersigned, having carefully read and considered the Invitation to Bid on the Tuscaloosa National Airport Hangar Property (as described herein), does hereby offer to perform in the manner described and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Invitation to Bid.  This includes acknowledgment of the fact that a lease for the property must be negotiated and approved with and by the City of Tuscaloosa prior to final bid award. 

 

The undersigned gives permission for Tuscaloosa County to contact business references provided in this bid, and any others for whom the undersigned has performed work.

 

The undersigned further states that this bid is made in good faith and is not founded on, or in consequence of, any collusion, anticompetitive agreement or other type of anticompetitive activities between themselves and any other interested party, in restraint of free competition.

 

Signature                                 ___________________________________

 

Print Name/Title                                    _____________________________           

 

Name of Firm, if applicable  _______________________________________     

 

Phone  _                                  ________________________________       

 

Email                                       ________________________________