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Tarrant, incorporated in 1918, began with a city as industry as its center and reason for being. Today, industry continues to be the lifeblood of the city, spawning numerous residential and commercial opportunities for its citizens. Because of its heritage, Tarrant has developed all the necessary ingredients for industry to thrive. Among those include easy rail access, close proximity to major interstates and highways, nearness to a major airport, a solid and experienced labor force, a wide range of housing, land availability, all major utilities, and progressive leadership.

Though independent, Tarrant is an integral part of Alabama’s largest metropolitan area. Consequently, the over 6,000 people of Tarrant enjoy the many attributes of both a small city and larger cosmopolitan area. The area has a balanced economy providing a strong manufacturing base as well as an emergent service center. Medical research and healthcare are now the employment anchors of the metropolitan area. The metropolitan area of nearly one million people offers an abundance of cultural arts, major sporting events and opportunities to explore almost any endeavor. One of the intangible benefits of living and working in Tarrant that is special, however, is the close knit feeling of the people. This quality is cultivated throughout the city by getting things done on a cooperative basis. Citizens, merchants, elected officials, and industrialists are often on a first name basis. Education and religion are important in Tarrant with numerous civic organizations, churches and an independent school system all working together for the betterment of the city. The result is evident after even the slightest investigation.

NOTICE: Bids are currently being solicited by the City of Tarrant, Alabama (“City”), for the installation, materials and labor required for repairs of three roofs at the Tarrant Recreational Center.

Details of the bid the Invitation to Bid are posted on the homepage of the city’s website: www.cityoftarrant.com. Sealed bids must be received in the City Clerk’s Office at Tarrant City Hall, 1133 Eastlake Blvd, Tarrant, AL 35217 no later than the 15th day of March, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the Tarrant City Hall Council Chambers. Bids will not be accepted by email or facsimile. For further information and/or to obtain a copy of the bid package, please contact Mrs. Kim Stone at Tarrant City Hall at 205-849-2800, ext. 1025 or by email at kstone@cityoftarrant.com.

It is recommended that the roofs be inspected prior to bidding. You may contact Mr. Scott Evans at 205-835-3595 to schedule an appointment. The address of the center is 1232 Faye Drive, Tarrant, AL 35217.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and/or informalities in any bid, and to award a contract in any manner, consistent with law, deemed in the best interests of the City. A recommendation of award and a decision on the bids is expected at the City Council meeting scheduled for March 15, 2021, but the City reserves the right to make their decision at a different time if it deems that it is in the best interests of the City. The winning contractor will begin service immediately upon execution of the contract resulting from the award of the bid.

Download: Tarrant Park and Rec Center Roof Specs

Download: Tarrant Recreation Center ITB Form

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