Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 13, 2015
January 13, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

IFB#14-3134CD: ABW Filter Rehabilitation at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

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

Action Requested

Award IFB #14-3134CD: ABW Filter Rehabilitation at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Brandes Design-Build, Inc., Clearwater, FL, for a total of $1,359,996.00 with 330 calendar days for completion.

Authorize the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Agreement and accept and date the Performance and Payment Bonds.

Adopt Budget Amendment Resolution B-15-027.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The work consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and incidentals required to perform rehabilitation services to Automatic Backwash Filters (ABW) No.2 through No.7 at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility per the specifications and plans. The work shall consist of replacement of porous plates and media, replacement of skimmer assemblies, replacement or modification of control panels, replacement of bridge drive assemblies and rails, demolition of existing underdrain systems and other existing filter components, concrete structural repairs, sealing of filter bypass channels, and instrumentation and control works for a complete operating system.

Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of ten (10) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Pinellas County                                   Bid (330 Days)
Brandes Design-Build, Inc.                    $1,359,996.00

Manatee County
TLC Diversified, Inc.                              $1,453,980.00
Cardinal Contractors, Inc.                      $1,593,900.00
Westra Construction Corp.                     $1,866,114.80

Pasco County   
RTD Construction, Inc.                           $1,516,367.60

Hillsborough County
Poole & Kent Company of Florida            $1,570,800.00

Seminole County
Wharton-Smith, Inc.                               $1,577,599.50

Polk County
Vogel Bros. Building Co.                         $1,632,400.00

Okeechobee County
Close Construction, LLC                         $1,707,181.30

Collier County
Douglas N. Higgins, Inc.                         $1,937,320.00

On December  11, 2014, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Brandes Design-Build, Inc., of Clearwater, FL, for a total bid amount of $1,359,996.00 with a 330 calendar day completion time.

Budget Amendment Resolution B-15-027 transfers $1,659,000.00 from reserves in the Water/Sewer Operating Fund for the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility Automatic Backwash Filter Rehabilitation project for construction related costs as approved in the FY15-19 CIP.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copies to:
Brandes Design-Build, Inc., 2151 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765 (kevin@brandesengineering.com).

Debbie Marchbank (debbie.marchbank@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department; Towanda Brinson (towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable Finance Department; Cassidy Rickrode (cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org), Financial Management Department; 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 - 4046016681-534000/6016681-0004 - SWWRF:AutoBackwash Filter Rehab

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  BA Resolution B-15-027.pdf
Attachment:  14-3134CD Brandes Design-Build Contract.pdf
Attachment:  14-3134CD Departmental Recommendation.pdf
Attachment:  14-3134CD Tabulation.pdf