Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 7, 2014
January 7, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

IFB #13-1745CD - Fort Hamer Road Water Main Crossing


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Chris Daley, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3048

Presenter:  Kent Bontrager- Engineer II- Ext. 7331, and Jeff Strietmatter- Project Management Division Manager, Ext. 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #13-1745CD, Fort Hamer Road Water Main Crossing, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Danella Utility Construction, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL, for a total bid of $3,182,511.75 (Bid "B", 320 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 a new 24-inch and 30-inch potable water main connecting the north and south Manatee County potable water service areas, running parallel to the future Fort Hamer Bridge.  The project consists of approximately 2,800 LF of 30-inch HDPE water main installed via horizontal directional drill under the Manatee River, and approximately 5,400 LF of 24-inch ductile iron pipe installed via open cut. In addition, several existing developments along the route will be connected to the new transmission main with new 6-inch and 8-inch piping. Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of five (5) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Palm Beach County                    Bid A (410 days)          Bid B (320 days)
Danella Utility Construction, Inc.   $3,182,511.75              $3,182,511.75

Orange County
Garney Companies, Inc.               $3,546,727.00              $3,551,727.00

Manatee County
Westra Construction Corp.            $3,626,520.00              $3,626,520.00
Woodruff & Sons, Inc.                  $4,021,802.48              $4,202,313.92

Hillsborough County
Harris-McBurney Company            $4,032,452.00              $4,032,452.00

Upon analysis and consideration of the apparent low bidder, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Danella Utility Construction, Inc., of Boynton Beach, FL, for a total bid of $3,182,511.75 with a 320 calendar day completion time.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy to:

Danella Utility Construction, Inc., 170 Commerce Road, Unit #5, Boynton Bch, FL 33426 (jbass@danella.com).

Gwen Richards (gwen.richards@mymanatee.org) and Kent Bontrager (kent.bontrager@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department; Towanda Brinson (Towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts-Payable-Finance 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 2010B RZEDB Bonds and Water Facility Investment Fees- 4146054770-534000/60754770-0004 and WTR: FtHamer/UpperManateeMain - 405-6054770-534000/6054770-0004

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  13-1745CD Departmental Award Recommendation.pdf
Attachment:  13-1745CD Tabulation A and B.pdf
Attachment:  Danella Utility Construction Contract.pdf