Legal Notices

NOTICE BIDS FOR 1,508 LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL PERMITS FOR 2021-2031 Under provisions of section 29-22B-1107 of the West Virginia Code, the West Virginia State Lottery Commission will accept bids from persons who are intending to become licensed operators and retailers for permits to purchase or lease limited video lottery terminals from licensed manufacturers. The minimum bid per-terminal must be at least eight thousand five hundred ($8,500.00) dollars. The total number of terminals to be awarded in this Competitive Bid is 1,508 and a match option will be available if demand is sufficient. Bids for authorizations to own or lease video lottery terminals shall be submitted to the Purchasing Division, West Virginia Department of Administration beginning Friday, March 12, 2021 – any bid received prior to March 12, 2021 will be disqualified. Bids delivered or mailed to the Purchasing Division shall be in the possession and control of the Purchasing Division on or before 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Mailed, hand-delivered and courier-delivered bids shall be addressed as follows and must also be received by the deadline listed above: Submit bid to: State of West Virginia Department of Administration Purchasing Division 2019 Washington St. E P O Box 50130 Charleston, WV 25305-0130 The outside of the bid envelopes shall be clearly marked: Buyer: West Virginia Lottery Director; Req.: Video Lottery Permit Bids; Date: (opening) May 21, 2021; and Time: (opening) 1:30 p.m. Bids submitted by e-mail or fax shall be rejected. Failure of the United States Postal Service or a courier service to make timely delivery of any bid shall not validate any bid not in the hands of the Purchasing Division by the required date and time. Each bid should be typed or printed on the BID FOR LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY TERMINAL PERMITS form provided by the West Virginia Lottery. Bid forms may be downloaded and printed from the Lottery’s website at www.wvlottery.com. Hard copy forms may be obtained by contacting the Lottery at (304) 558-0500 extension 329. The following information will be required for completion of this form: The bidder’s name: The bidder’s address: The bidder’s telephone number: The bidder’s LVL License Number (if the bidder is a current permit holder): The bidder’s LVL # of Permits Currently Held as of today’s date (if the bidder is a current permit holder): The number of video lottery terminals for which permit is sought: The per-terminal bid amount for which the permit is sought must be at least $8,500 : $ The total bid (per-terminal bid multiplied by the number of terminals): $ The amount of the bid bond submitted with the bid (must equal “total bid”): $ . Additional bid information, including a sample of a completed bid, may be found online at www.wvlottery.com. No bid will be considered unless the amount of the bid equals or exceeds the $8,500 minimum per-terminal bid amount specified by the Commission. Multiple bids in varying per-terminal bid amounts must be accompanied by separate bid bonds and submitted in separate, sealed envelopes. No bid shall be altered or withdrawn after the appointed hour for the opening of the bids. No bid will be considered unless the required bid bond accompanies the bid or was submitted to the West Virginia State Treasurer on or before 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Thursday, May 20, 2021. In order to have a bid considered, each person submitting a bid must furnish a bond guaranteeing payment of 100 percent of the bid amount for the permits sought by the bidder. The bond must be furnished in the form of one of the following cash or cash equivalent, negotiable security acceptable to the State Treasurer’s Office, a surety bond issued by a company authorized by the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner to do surety business in the State of West Virginia, or an irrevocable letter of credit issued by a national or state bank or other financial institution acceptable to the State Treasurer’s Office. If the bid bond is furnished in cash or acceptable negotiable security, the principal shall be deposited without restriction in the West Virginia State Treasurer’s office and credited to the West Virginia State Lottery Commission, and a true copy of the receipt issued by the State Treasurer shall be included in the sealed bid(s). If the bid bond is furnished in the form of an irrevocable letter of credit, the original shall be sent to the West Virginia State Treasurer’s office, and a true copy of the receipt issued by the State Treasurer shall be included in the sealed bid(s). If the bid bond is furnished in the form of a surety bond, the bond shall be included in the sealed bid(s). Permits shall be awarded to current permit holders with priority preference first and then to the persons submitting the highest per-terminal bids. No operator or retailer shall be authorized to directly or indirectly own or lease more than 675 video lottery terminals whether the permit is obtained by successful bid, by certificate of reservation or by a combination of both reservation and bidding. No retailer shall be authorized to operate more than seven (7) video lottery terminals at one licensed location, with the exception of qualified fraternal clubs and veterans’ organizations, which may operate up to ten (10) video lottery terminals at one licensed location. LC-106787 03-04,11;2021