Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 7, 2014
REVISED October 7, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

IFB#14-2032CD - 10 MG Storage Tank and Interconnection at the Southeast 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

Award IFB #14-2032CD, 10 MG Storage Tank and Interconnection at the Southeast Water Reclamation Facility, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Wharton-Smith, Inc., Sanford, FL, for a total of $8,415,750.00 with 540 calendar days for completion.

Authorize the County Administrator, or designee, to execute the Agreement and accept and date the Performance and Payment Bonds.

Adopt Budget Amendment Resolution B-15-013.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

The Work consists of furnishing all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to provide improvements for the 10 million gallon storage tank and interconnections at the Manatee County Southeast Water Reclamation Facility. The 10 million gallon storage tank and interconnection improvements consists of the following:  Convert the existing high service effluent pump station to the low service pump station; Remove and replace the existing high service pumps and VFDs; Construct a new high service pump station for the proposed 10 million gallon ground storage tank, complete with turbine pumps, VFD, intake pipe, discharge pipe, and flow meter; Construction of low service and high service reclaimed water pipelines; Relocation of storage pond return reclaimed water pipeline; Construct a 10 million gallon storage tank with inner diameter of 200 feet and a side wall height of 42.5 feet; Construct  overflow, effluent, and interconnection pipelines;  Provide and install electric power, instrumentation and SCADA equipment, cables, control panels, etc., for the operation, control and monitoring of the proposed pumping stations, storage tank, flow meters, and any additional requirements covered in the specifications and drawings.  Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of nine(9) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Seminole County                                Bid (540 days)                  
Wharton-Smith, Inc.                            $8,415,750.00

Hillsborough County                                                     
Poole & Kent Company of Florida           $8,799,000.00            
RTD Construction, Inc.                        $9,203,108.25

Manatee County                                                          
TLC Diversified                                    $8,919,750.00         
Cardinal Contractors, Inc.                     $9,635,850.00          
Westra Construction Corp.                    $10,139,587.50
Polk County                                                              
Vogel Bros. Building, Co.                       $9,229,500.00         
CenState Contractors, Inc.                   $9,576,105.00
Pinellas County                                                      
Brandes Design-Build, Inc.                     $9,408,000.00

On September 8, 2014, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Wharton-Smith, Inc., of Sandford, FL, for a total bid amount of $8,415,750.00 with a 540 calendar day completion time.

Budget Amendment Resolution B-15-013 appropriates $3,058,747.00 from the Southwest Florida Water Management District Cooperative Funding Agreement as approved by the Board on April 23, 2013, and transfers $4,000,000.00 from reserves in the Water/Sewer Operating Fund for the Southeast Water Reclamation Facility 10 Million Gallon Storage Tank and Interconnection project for construction related costs. This project was adopted in the FY15-19 CIP; however, based on the low bid, costs have increased from the original estimated costs.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy to:

Wharton Smith, Inc., 750 Monroe Road, Sanford, FL 32771 (rdavoli@whartonsmith.com)

Debbie Marchbank (debbie.marchbank@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department; Towanda Brinson(towanda.brinson@manateeclerk.com), Accounts Payable Finance Department; Cassidy Rickrode (cassidy.rickrode@mymanatee.org), Financial Management 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 Southwest Florida Water Management District Funding- 4046084880-534000/6084880-0004;SEWRF: 10MG StorageTank&Interconnect

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  14-2032CD Tabulation.pdf
Attachment:  14-2032CD Departmental Recommendation.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Amendment B-15-013.pdf
Attachment:  14-2032CD Wharton Smith Contract.pdf