Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 5, 2013
REVISED November 5, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

IFB #13-1542CD - Rehabilitation of Headworks and Clarifier 3 and 4 at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

Presenter: Anthony Benitez-Engineer II  Ext. 7333, and Jeff Streitmatter- Project Management Division Manager Ext 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #13-1542CD, Rehabilitation of Headworks and Clarifier 3 and 4 at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Brandes Design-Build, Inc., Clearwater, FL, for a total base bid of $2,691,300.00 (Bid "A", 425 calendar days), and authorize the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Agreement and accept and date the Performance and Payment Bonds, and adopt Budget Amendment Resolution B-14-018.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The Work consists of rehabilitation of the Headworks and Clarifier numbers 3 and 4 at the Manatee County Southwest Water Reclamation Facility. The rehabilitation work for the Headworks includes removal and replacement of existing concrete channel liner system, conveyors, grit cyclones, and classifiers.  The rehabilitation work for Clarifier numbers 3 and 4 includes the removal and replacement of existing clarifier mechanisms, pumps variable frequency drives, and new control panels. Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of six (6) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Pinellas County                                  Bid A (425 days)        

Brandes Design-Build, Inc.                  $2,691,300.00


Manatee County            

TLC Diversified, Inc.                           $2,822,660.00

Cardinal Contractors, Inc.                    $2,924,250.00

Westra Construction                             $2,969,980.00


Hillsborough County

RTD Construction, Inc.                        $2,902,869.88


Polk County

Vogel Bros. Building Co.                    $2,790,000.00


On October 11, 2013, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Brandes Design-Build, Inc. of Clearwater, FL 34221 for a total base bid of $2,691,300.00 with a 425 calendar day completion time (Bid "A").


Budget Amendment Resolution B-14-018 represents a transfer of $1,500,000 from the Water/Sewer Reserves to the Utilities Capital Improvement Project Fund, and a transfer of $300,000 from the Water/Sewer Improvements Reserves  to the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility Headworks Rehabilitation Capital Improvement Project. Both projects were included within the Capital Improvement Program FY14-18 which was adopted by Resolution R-13-164 which was passed on September 19, 2013.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy to:

Brandes Design-Build, Inc., 2151 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765 (kevin@brandesengineering.com).

Gwen Richards (gwen.richards@mymanatee.org) and Kathleen Casey (kathleen.casey@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department;  Towanda Brinson (towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable Finance Department; Chris  Daley (chris.daley@mymanatee.org), Purchasing Division

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
The funding source for this Agreement is Utility Rates and Utilitiy 2010B RZEDB Bonds- 4046036084-534000/6036084-0004 and 4046078981-534000/6078981-0004- SWWRF:Headworks Rehabilitation and SWWRF:Clarifiers 3&4

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Brandes Design-Build Contract.pdf
Attachment:  13-1542CD Tabulation.pdf
Attachment:  B-14-018.pdf