Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #17

Invitation to Bid (IFB) 14-2404OV, 44th Avenue East (from 30th Street East to 45th Street East)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Valcich, Financial Management, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3055

Kent Bontrager, Public Works, Project Manager, Ext. 7331

Jeff Streitmatter, Public Works, Project Management Division, Ext. 7335

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB 14-2404OV, 44th Avenue East (from 30th Street East to 45th Street East) to the lowest, responsive and responsible bidder, Woodruff & Sons, Inc., Bradenton, FL for a total contract award not to exceed $10,402,588.09 and for the County Administrator or his designee to execute the Agreement and simultaneously accept the performance/payment bonds and the insurance certificate.

Adopt Budget Amendment Resolution B-15-032.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The work in this project includes the construction of a four (4) lane road from 30th Street East to 45th Street East with sidewalks, curbs, and gutters.  Project also requires the contractor to provide turn lanes and connections for the eastern leg of the 30th Street East intersection, the intersections at 37th Street East, 39th Street East, and 45th Street East.  

Stormwater management construction shall include two (2) retention ponds, two (2) floodplain mitigation sites, drainage pipes, and drainage structures.  Pit will be crossed with earthwork and settlement plate monitoring.  Wetland mitigation construction shall include two (2) on-site mitigation sites and one (1) off-site mitigation site at Walker Crews Preserve.  Contractor shall also provide pavement signing and marking for the entire length of the project limits and street lighting along 44th Avenue throughout the entire project.

Utility construction shall include the installation of one (1) 8" PVC water main from 30th Street East for approximately one (1) mile and one (1) 36" DIP water main from the 8" PVC water main to a connection at 45th Street East, including all appurtenances and items necessary for connection to the County's existing system.  The utility construction shall also include the removal of approximately 1,615 LF of existing water mains.

Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of three (3) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration: 

                                          Bid A                          Bid B
Manatee Co.                  (540 cal. days)            (720 cal. days)

Woodruff & Sons            $10,402,588.09           $10,402.588.09  

Gator Paving & Grading   $11,788,879.68           $11,788,879.68

Westra Construction       $12,585,359.67           $12,585,359.67

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy of executed Agreement emailed to rickh@woodruffandsons.com;

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Funding Source is 2004 Transportation Bonds, Road Impact Fees, District D, and Road Impact Fees, District SE.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  DEPT. RECOM..pdf
Attachment:  CONSULTANT RECOM..pdf
Attachment:  TABULATION.pdf
Attachment:  TWO PARTY AGREE. CERTI. CONST. BOND 1.15.2015.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-15-032.pdf