Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Chambers November 6, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
November 6, 2014 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #4

Invitation for Bid (IFB)#14-0846-OV, Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF) Nitrogen Removal (Project File: 6079080 6.2)


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Olga Valcich, Purchasing Division - Ext. 3055

Antony Benitez, Project Manager -  Ext. 7333

Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division - Ext. 7335



Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB#14-0846-OV, Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF) Nitrogen Removal, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Vogel Bros. Building Co., Lakeland, FL for a total contract award not to exceed $12,782,000.00 and to authorize the County Administrator or his designee to execute the Agreement and simultaneously accept the performance/payment bonds. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The Work in this project consists of the implementation of an Advanced Activated Sludge process known as Modified-Ludzak Ettinger or MLE at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility.

The retrofit of two primary wastewater clarifiers will result in the removal of 180 tons of nitrogen per year that would otherwise be dispersed to the environment in reclaimed water use.

The immediate benefit to both Sarasota Bay and Tampa Bay would be through improved water quality due to lower nitrogen inputs.

Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of eight (8) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration:

                                   Bid A                              Bid B

Polk County:      (480 days)                     (540 days)

Vogel Bros.Bldg.Co.   

Lakeland, FL        $12,782,000.00               $13,413,106.30

Pasco County:

RTD Construction

Zephyrhills, FL      $13,373,580.00               $13,373,580.00

Hillsborough County:

PCL Civil Contractors, Inc.

Tampa,  FL          $13,547,903.60               $13,657,903.60

Seminole County:

Wharton-Smith Co.,

Sanford, FL            $13,602,578.00            $13,602,578.00

Duval County:

Petticoat Schmitt Civil Contractors, Inc.

Jacksonville, FL      $13,629,000.00            $13,629,000.00

Hillsborough County:

Poole & Kent Co. of FL

Tampa, FL            $13,975,500.00              $13,975,500.00

Manatee County:

TLC Diversified, Inc.

Palmetto, FL           $14,438,974.00            $14,134,274.00

Dayton, OH

Adams Robinson Enterprises, Inc.

                                      $14,891,800.00            $14,642,100.00

On October 7, 2014 a memorandum from Project Management Division was received recommending award to Vogel Bros. Bldg. Co., Lakeland, FL, the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder for a Total Contract Award of $12,782,000.00, with a completion time of 480 calendar days (Bid "A").

This project is partially funded by the FDEP Grant Agreement LP41014 and is subject to Davis-Bacon Minimum Prevailing Wage Act.

Additional funding source:  Utility Rates, Utilities 2010B RZEDB Bonds.

Account Codes: 4146079080-534000, $1,000,000.00; 4046079080-534000, $11,782,000.00.

Budget Amendment No. 15-012/3 approved by the Board of County Commissioners on October 21, 2014.


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 bbocchino@vogelbldg.com







Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Utility Rates, Utilities 2010B RZEDB Bonds and FDEP Grant Agreement LP410104. Account Code:(1) 4146079080-534000 - $400,000.00; (2) 4046079080-534000 - $11,782,000.00.

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Recommend to Award and Tabulation..pdf
Attachment:  Two Party. Agreement.Cert.Const.Bond..pdf