Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #16

IFB 15-2513OV, Robinson Preserve Expansion Phase II Restoration, Bradenton, FL


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact:  Olga Valcich, Financial Management Department, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3048.

Presenter:  Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources Department, Ext. 6001.

Action Requested

Award IFB 15-2513OV, Robinson Preserve Expansion Phase II Restoration, Bradenton, FL, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, E. T. MacKenzie of Florida, Inc., Bradenton, FL, for a total of $3,976,972.67 with a not to exceed 300 calendar day completion.

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 Laws

Background Discussion

The work consists of the construction of 58 acres of lakes and freshwater ponds and the dredging of 0.39 acres of other surface waters to create habitat and conduct restoration work with existing disturbed uplands and spoils areas in this phase of restoration activities.  This project is funded in the FY 2016-20 Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

The project also includes the construction of 6 acres of passive recreational improvements (i.e. trails, kayak launches, storage tubes, etc.) that will allow public access to foster public education, awareness, and passive recreation on the site.  This public access will be equipped with a parking area and paved access drive which will be routed to a dry detention pond with effluent filtration to provide quality treatment.

Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of six (6) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Manatee County
E.T. MacKenzie of Florida, Inc.               $3,976,972.67
Woodruff & Sons, Inc.                           $4,554,619.30
Westra Construction Corp.                     $4,696,809.48
Tampa Contracting Services, Inc.            $4,735,957.60

Okeechobee County
Enviro-Tech Systems, Inc.                      $4,217,135.12

Polk County
Bul-Hed Corporation                               $4,118,118.11

Parks and Natural Resources Department recommends award to E. T. MacKenzie of Florida, Inc., Bradenton, FL, for a total bid amount of $3,976,972.67 with a project completion time of not to exceed 300 calendar days.

Purchasing Division has reviewed E.T.Mackenzie of Florida, Inc.'s bonding capacity and current status of contracts on hand and verified that they are satisfactorily equipped and financed to perform the work.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copies to:
E.T. MacKenzie of Florida, Inc., 6212 33rd Street East, Bradenton, FL (shuber@mackenzieco.com),
Towanda Brinson (Towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable Finance Department,
Olga Valcich (olga.Valcich@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division,
Charlie Hunsicker, Parks and Natural Resources (Charlie.Hunsicker@mymanatee.org)

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
3036085208, 3036085209, 3036085211, (303) Parks Capital Proj. Fund.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Agenda Tabulation_2 Pages.pdf
Attachment:  Agenda Recommendation from CH via Email.pdf
Attachment:  Agenda Two Party Agreement-Cert-Pub Bnd-Insur-Pwr of Att.pdf