Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 10, 2013
REVISED September 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

IFB #13-1121CD, 51st Avenue East at 15th Street East Intersection Improvements


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

Presenter: Eyra Cash, Engineer II, Ext. 7344, and Jeff Streitmatter, Project Management Division Manager, Ext 7335.

Action Requested

Authorization to award IFB #13-1121CD, 51st Avenue East at 15th Street East Intersection Improvements, to the lowest, responsive, and responsible bidder, Gator Grading & Paving, LLC of Palmetto, FL, for a total base bid of $1,593,281.56 (Bid "B", 150 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 Laws.

Background Discussion

The Work consists of modifying the current intersection at 51st Avenue East and 15th Street East in Bradenton, Florida, by providing the following: left turn lanes in both directions on 51st Avenue East; relocation of 15th Street Court East from present location approximately 200 feet east to new location; construction of retention pond; construction of a pedestrian bridge; construction of a new sidewalk from 301 Blvd/15th Street East to existing sidewalk at 18th Court East; and construction of water and sewer utility relocations. Formal, competitive sealed bid procedures were followed resulting in a total of three (3) bidders submitting a sealed bid for consideration.

Manatee County             Bid A (180 days)         Bid B (150 days)
Gator Grading & Paving        No Bid                   $1,593,281.56
Westra Construction           $1,932,641.76                 No Bid
Superior Asphalt                $2,095,137.01           $2,135,137.01

On August 19, 2013, a memorandum was received from Public Works Department recommending award to Gator Grading & Paving, LLC of Palmetto, FL 34221, for a total bid of $1,593,281.56 with a 150 calendar day completion time (Bid "B").

In addition to the funding sources indicated below, two Budget Amendment Resolutions (B-13-068/3 and B-13-068/6) appropriating $270,110.00 to the project will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners on September 10, 2013. Budget Amendment Resolution B-13-068/3 represents a transfer of $130,000.00 from the local option reserves fund to the Capital Improvement Project Fund (6029960). Budget Amendment Resolution B-13-068/6 represents a transfer of $105,000.00 of unused funds from various water projects to the Capital Improvement Project Fund (6029970) and a transfer of $35,110 of unused funds from various sewer projects to the Capital Improvement Project Fund (6029980).

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records

Copy 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 Recovery Improvement Bonds -3956029960-534000/6029960-0004 and 3076029960-534000/6029960-0004- 301 Blvd-RdWide-US41/53E01

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Gator Grading Contract.pdf
Attachment:  13-1121CD Tabulation.pdf