Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 12, 2013
February 12, 2013, Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21



Contact and/or Presenter Information

Donna M. Stevens, Purchasing, Contract Specialist x 3045

Eyra Cash, Public Works, Project Engineer II x 7344

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB# 12-1881-DS, 9th Street East / 53rd Avenue East/ 57th Avenue East to the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder, Gator Grading and Paving LLC, of Palmetto, FL 34221, for a total base bid of $2,712,272.52 (Option "B" 280 calendar days) and for the County Administrator or his designee to execute the Contract, and simultaneous acceptance and dating of the  performance/payment bonds and the insurance certificate once the Contract is approved, ratified and confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The Work in this Agreement consists of the construction associated with the 2-lane to 4-lane widening of 9th Street East between 57th Avenue East and 53rd Avenue East (SR 70).  In general, these improvements consist of asphalt paving, concrete curb, stormwater drainage, and mast arm traffic signal at 53rd Avenue East, installation of video detection on the north leg of the intersection of 9th Street East at 57th Avenue East, signing, pavement marking, sidewalk, water main construction, and sanitary sewer force main construction.

The Work shall be constructed in accordance with the Contract documents and the applicable state, county and local laws, rules, ordinances, and permits.

November 9, 2012 - January 3, 2013, appropriate bid procedures were followed. Notice of Bid availability was broadcast via DemandStar, mymanatee.org, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Five (5) bids were received.

Manatee County Firms:           Bid A (340 days)      Bid B (280 days)

Woodruff and Sons Inc.           $2,858,752.50         $2,858,752.50
Superior Asphalt                      $2,861,701.73         $2,831,701.73
Gator Grading & Paving,LLC.  No Bid                     $2,712,272.52

 Hillsborough County Firms:   Bid A                        Bid B
 QGS Development Inc.         $3,244,151.26         $3,244,151.26
Cone & Graham, Inc.            $3,164,435.23          $3,268,435.23

January 18, 2013, received a memorandum from Public Works Department recommending award to Gator Grading and Paving LLC., located at: 2704 105th St. East, Palmetto, FL 34221, for a total base bid of  $2,712,272.52, with a 280 calendar day completion.

This funding source for this Agreement is Transportation Bonds, 4 Lane Rd/ 9th St.E/53rd Ave E/ 57th St. E.,
 (3236040460/534000/6040460/0004 and 3346040460/534000/6040460/0004)





County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records and Gator Grading and Paving, LLC, 2704 105th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221.

Copy to Donna  M. Stevens, Purchasing Division (donna.stevens@mymanatee.org)

Copy to Eyra Cash (eyra.cash@mymanatee.org) & Johnnie Yetter  (johnnie.yetter@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department

Please forward for inclusion in the Board of County Commissioners Consent Agenda, Clerk's Consent Calendar.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
2004 Transportation Bonds Capital Projects (3236040460/534000/6040460/0004) and Roads Impact Fees C Cap. Fund (3346040460/534000/6040460/0004)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Dept. Recom. to Award and Bid Tab.pdf
Attachment:  CONTRACT DOCUMENTS- Public Construction Bond..pdf