Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 18, 2013
June 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #32

IFB #13-1089-OV, 44th Avenue East from U.S. 41 (1st Street) to 19th Street Court East


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Valcich, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3055

Walter Sowa, Sr. Engineering Specialist, Ext. 7332 and Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, Ext. 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB#13-1089-OV, 44th Avenue East from U.S. 41 (1st Street) to 19th Street Court East to the lowest responsive, and responsible bidder; Woodruff & Sons, Inc., Bradenton, FL for a total base bid of $8,955,511.05 (Option "B" 720 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 44th Avenue East from U.S. 41 (1st Street) to 19th Street Court East project consists of constructing a three (3) lane road from U.S. 41 to 15th Street East,  and a four (4) lane road from 15th Street East to 19th Street Court East which will include sidewalks, curbs and gutters.

Turn lanes for the intersections at 301 Boulevard, 9th Street East, 15th Street East and 18th Street Court East will be incorporated in this project along with a new access road and cul-de-sac for 18th Street Court East.   The driveway located on Beall’s Property at 18th Street Court East will be realigned.

New Street lighting shall be provided along 44th Avenue East from U.S. 41 to 19th Street Court East, re-installation of signalization for the intersections of 301 Boulevard and 9th Street East.  At the intersection of 15th Street East and 18th Street Court East, new signalization along with new pavement signing and markings will be installed.

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

Manatee County:        Bid A (540 days)        Bid B (720 days)

Woodruff & Sons,Inc.    $ 9,521,624.94          $ 8,955,511.05

Westra Construction
Corp.                                $12,349,674.00          $12,599,794.00

Collier County:


  USA, Inc.                       $ 9,874,545.07           $ 9,874,545.01

On June 4, 2013, a memorandum from Project Management Division was received recommending award to Woodruff & Sons, Inc. for a total base bid of $8,955,511.05 with a completion time of 720 calendar days (Bid "B").

In addition to the funding sources indicated below, a Budget Amendment (B-13-052/8) appropriating $1,530,150.00 to the project will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners on June 18, 2013.  This appropriation amount represents FDOT's County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP) contribution for 44th Avenue East, 1st Street East to 15th Street East.  Funding Source: Impact Fees: 3836001060--534000-6001060.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records and Woodruff & Sons, Inc., located at 6450 31st Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203 and a mailing address of P.O.  Box 10127, Bradenton, FL  34282

Copy of Signature Page to:  Gwen Richards (gwen.richards@mymanatee.org) and Kathleen Casey (kathleen.casey@mymanatee.org) Public Works Department

Olga Valcich (olga.valcich@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
BABS:413-6001070, BABS:413-6045670, Impact Fees:335-6001060, Impact Fees:334-6001060, Bonds:323-6001060, Gas Taxes:319-6045661, Bonds:323-6045661

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs