Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 24, 2015
February 24, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Change Order #2 to Agreement 13-1674CD, Digester Modifications at the Southwest Water Reclamation


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Chris Daley, Financial Management Department, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3048.

Presenters: Anthony Benitez, Engineer II, Ext. 7333, and Jeff Streitmatter, Public Works Department, Project Management Division, Ext 7335.

Action Requested

Authorize the County Administrator or his designee to execute Change Order #2 to Agreement 13-1674CD: Digester Modifications at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, with RTD Construction, Inc., Zephyrhills, FL, increasing the contract sum by $152,308.51 from $3,181,110.29 to $3,333,418.80 and adding 125 calendar days to the construction schedule.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

Change Order #2 provides for an additional $152,308.51 and 125 additional calendar days due to the need to change the intended pumps from centrifugal pumps to chopper pumps. The project intent was to use centrifugal pumps for recirculation of sludge in new aerobic digesters, but at startup the pumps became clogged very quickly. A purchase order has since been issued for the purchase of new chopper pumps to replace these centrifugal pumps.

At its meeting on October 21, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners executed Change Order #1 to the Agreement providing for an additional $195,190.29 and 65 additional calendar days due to emergency dewatering and sludge removal at the main plant, emergency dewatering at digester #4, and replacement of switchgear breakers.

At its meeting on November 5, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners executed an Agreement with RTD Construction, Inc., in the amount of $2,985,920.00 for digester modifications at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy to:
RTD Construction, Inc., 5344 9th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542 (dj@rtdconstruction.com).
Debbie Marchbank (debbie.marchbank@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department;
Towanda Brinson (towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable-Clerk of the Circuit Court Finance Department; and
Chris Daley (chris.daley@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
The funding source for this Agreement is Utility Rates - 4046079080-53400/6079080 SWWRF:Process

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  13-1674CD Change Order #2 to RTD Construction Contract.pdf