Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 23, 2013
April 23, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

IFB #12-2151-OV, Force Main Replacement Project (1A, 2A and 16A)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact Olga Valcich, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3055.

Presenter Anthony Benitez, Engineer II, Ext. 7333 and Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, Ext 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #12-2151-OV, Force Main Replacement Project (1A, 2A and 16A) to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder; Harris-McBurney Company of Tampa, FL for a total base bid of $1,496,211.00 (Option "B", 300 calendar days) and authorize the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Agreement and accept and date the Performance and Payment Bonds.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Law

Background Discussion

The work consists of the construction of 10 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch and 16 inch sanitary sewer force mains, constructing two (2) new auger borings under 14th Street West (US41) and a replacement force main under Bowlees Creek.  The work also includes the removal and replacement of existing public and private infrastructure necessary to construct the work and the restoration of all public and private infrastructure impacted by the work.  Replacement force mains will be installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and open-cut construction methods according to the specifications.  Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of five (5) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Hillsborough County               Bid A (365 days)             Bid B (300 days)

Harris-McBurney Company                 $1,496,211.00                            $1,496,211.00

Intercounty Engineering                       $1,994,166.50                            $2,074,164.00


Palm Beach County

Danella Utility Construction Co.          $1,584,139.00                            $1,584,139.00


Duval County

TB Landmark Construction Co.            $1,671,454.02                           $1,671,454.02


Manatee County

Westra Construction Corp.                    $1,856,249.30                           No Bid


On February 28, 2013, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Harris-McBurney Company of Tampa, FL 33619 for a total base bid of $1,496,211 with a 300 calendar day completion time (Option "B").

The funding source for this Agreement is Utilities 2010A BABS Bonds and Utilities 2010B RZEDB Bonds.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records and Harris-McBurney Company, 2120 North US Highway 301, Tampa, FL  33619.

Copy of Signature Page to:  Gwen Richards (gwen.richards@mymanatee.org) and Kathleen Casey (kathleen.casey@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department; Olga Valcich (olga.valcich@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
4146052280-534000-6052280-0004, Utilities 2010A BABS Bonds and Utilities 2010B RZEDB Bonds.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Recommend to Award and Tabulation 3.18.2013.pdf
Attachment:  Bonds & Agreement.pdf