Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 9, 2016
REVISED February 9, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

IFB15-3074OV, Duette Preserve FDOT D-1 Mitigation Project


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact:  Olga Valcich, Financial Management Department, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3055.

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

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB15-3074OV, Duette Preserve FDOT D-1 Mitigation Project to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder Bul-Hed Corporation, Mulberry, FL, for a total of $1,310,567.38 based on  final completion of work by November 29, 2017, and to authorize the County Administrator or his designee to execute the Agreement and simultaneously accept the performance / payment bond and insurance certificate.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

This project is to be performed pursuant to a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA) between The State of Florida Department of Transportation and Manatee County (I-75 Projects).  FDOT Financial Management No.:436321-1-C8-01/02/03.

The  mitigation project is comprised of approximately 70.3 acres within the Duette Preserve.  The project consists of the clearing, excavation, grading, structure installation, and planting on the +/-70 acre mitigation project site for the enhancement and creation of +/-63 acres of wetland habitat and +/-4 acres of upland habitat.  This project will also include transporting the excess excavated material from the mitigation project site and stockpiling the material approximately 1 mile west within the Duette Preserve.

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

Bul-Hed Corporation, Mulberry, FL                            $1,310,567.28

Turnbull Environmental, Inc., St.Augustine, FL          $1,427,250.00

Enviro-Tech Systems, Inc., Okeechobee, FL             $1,542,718.01

Tampa Contracting Services, Inc., Palmetto, FL        $1,981,019.98

Woodruff & Sons, Inc., Bradenton, FL                       $2,034,469.34

Carters Contracting Services, Inc., Andalusia, AL     $2,199,677.16

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copies to:
Bul-Head Corporation, PO Box 1301, Mulberry, FL. (email: rhedrick2@bulhed.com)
Towanda Brinson (towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable Finance Department
Olga Valcich (olga.valcich@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division
Charlie Hunsicker, (charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org), Parks and Natural Resources

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
303-6006505-534000-6006505-0004, Joint Participation Agreement w/FDOT

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  REVISED Tabulation_1_26_2016_2nd Bid Opening.pdf
Attachment:  RLS REPLY FROM MR.PALMER11_5_2015.pdf
Attachment:  Duette Preserve Dept Memo.pdf
Attachment:  Recommendation of Award.pdf
Attachment:  Duette Preserve Construction Agreement.pdf
Attachment:  Duette Preserve Insurance Certificate.pdf
Attachment:  Duette Preserve Performance and Payment Bond.pdf