Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 18, 2013
REVISED June 18, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #31



Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Chris Daley, Purchasing Division, Ext. 3048.

Presenter: Kent Bontrager, Engineer II, Ext. 7331, and Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, Ext 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #13-0773CD, US301 @ Fort Hamer Road Intersection Improvements to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Gator Grading & Paving, LLC of Palmetto, FL for a total base bid of $2,031,300.15 (Bid "B", 240 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 Work consists of modifying the current intersection at Fort Hamer Road and US 301 in Parrish, Florida by relocating the full intersection to the west such that full access to Fort Hamer Road will be located south of the existing 121st Avenue. The Work shall be done in accordance with current Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Standard Specifications.  Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of six (6) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Manatee County             Bid A (300 days)         Bid B (240 days)

Gator Grading & Paving        No Bid                      $2,032,300.15

Woodruff & Sons                $2,176,587.03             $2,287,587.80

Westra Construction           $2,996,122.90                No Bid


Sarasota County

Ajax Paving Industries        $2,126,723.29             $2,126,723.29


Hillsborough County

Cone & Graham, Inc.          $2,189,737.47             $2,120,237.47


Collier County

Quality Enterprises USA       $2,224,962.80           $2,270,962.80


On June 4, 2013, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Gator Grading & Paving, LLC of Palmetto, FL 34221 for a total base bid of $2,031,300.15 with a 240 calendar day completion time (Bid "B").

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy of the Recording to:

Gator Grading & Paving, LLC, 2704 105th Street East, Palmetto, FL 34221 (novakm@gatorgap.com).

Gwen Richards (gwen.richards@mymanatee.org) and Kathleen Casey (kathleen.casey@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department; Chris Daley (chris.daley@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
The funding source for this Agreement is Road Impact Fees Dist NE and Utility 2010C Revovery Improvement Bonds -3806061960-534000/6061960-0004- Intsct: US301 @ Fort Hamer Road

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  13-0773CD Departmental Recommendation.pdf
Attachment:  13-0773CD Bid Tabulation.pdf
Attachment:  Gator Grading Contract.pdf