Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - October 13, 2020
REVISED - October 13, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

Authorization to Award Invitation for Bid Construction (IFBC) No. 20-TA003433SAM for the 69th Avenue Water Main Loop; Execution of Agreement and Adoption of Budget Resolution B-21-010


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact: Sherri Meier, Procurement Team Leader, Financial Management Department, Procurement Division, Ext. 3042

Presenters: Michael Sturm, Project Engineer, Ext. 7332, and Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, Ext. 7335, Public Works Department, Project Management Division 

Action Requested
Authorization to award IFBC No. 20-TA003433SAM, 69th Avenue Water Main Loop to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder: R.P. Utility & Excavation, Corp. for a total not-to-exceed cost of $2,526,409.48 based on Bid A with a construction completion time of 365 calendar days.

Authorize the Procurement Official, or designee, to execute the Agreement and accept and date the Public Construction Bond. 

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-21-010 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for fiscal year 2021. This budget amendment adjusts the FY21-25 CIP.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion
Construction of approximately 6,260 LF of 12-inch ductile iron class 350/ PVC DR 18 water main constructed via open/cut, and 625 LF of 12-inch HDPE DR 11 water mains installed in 20” HDPE DR 11 casings constructed via directional drill. Work also includes proposed fire hydrants, water service connections, as well as connections to existing 4-inch through 12-inch water mains.

Procurement History

On July 31, 2020, the County issued IFBC No. 20-TA003433SAM for the 69th Avenue Water Main Loop. Nine (9) responsive, responsible bids were received for consideration per the attached tabulation. 

Procurement and the Project Management Department recommend award to the responsive and responsible bidder having the lowest cost, R.P. Utility & Excavation, Corp. for a total not-to-exceed cost of $2,526,409.48 based on Bid A with a construction completion time of 365 calendar days.

The budget amendment transfers $136,814.00 from reserves in the Water and Sewer Capital Improvement fund to award construction and associated project overhead costs for the 69th Avenue Watermain Loop Water project. This award is being presented to the Board of County Commissioners along with this budget amendment.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Originals to Board Records.

Copies to:

R.P. Utility Excavation Corp. - Javier Garzon (javier@rpucorp.com)

Procurement Division: Sherri Meier (sherri.adamsmeier@mymanatee.org) / (approvedeagendas@mymanatee.org)

Public Works Department: Michael Sturm (michael.sturm@mymanatee.org) and Mya Harden (mya.harden@mymanatee.org)

Manatee Clerk’s Office: Towanda Brinson (towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com)

Email copy of budget resolution to: budget@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,526,409.48 - 404-6078070-53100 / Utility Rates

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  20-TA003433SAM - Bid Tabulation.pdf
Attachment:  20-TA003433SAM Project Map.pdf
Attachment:  B-21-010 69th Ave W Water Main.pdf
Attachment:  IFBC Agreement No. 20-TA003433SAM.pdf