Staff recommends approval of an agreement with TLC Diversified, Inc. for $1,928,100.00.
The project involves onsite improvements to the Turnpike Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) necessary to deliver reuse irrigation water to customers in the southern service area of the City.
Performance includes constructing improvements at the grit removal facility including piping, a chlorine mixing chamber with new grating, handrails and stairs at the pump chamber and digesters, and modification of the existing irrigation pump station. Also, included is construction of a skid-mounted filter array, disinfection station and building, backwash lift station, electrical improvements, construction of instrumentation and controls, and modification to existing SCADA controls.
The project is eligible for a 20 percent funding grant for construction from the St. Johns River Water Management District Water Protection and Sustainability District program contingent upon substantial completion being accomplished by September 30, 2009. Due to the potential for losing the 20% grant, liquidated damage provisions in the amount of 20% were incorporated into the ITB’s special conditions to protect the City from losing the grant money should the contractor not complete the project on schedule.
On April 6, 2009, the Purchasing Division issued Invitation to Bid number 90251 to 24 firms inviting sealed bids from qualified and licensed contractors in accordance with specifications for expanding the WRF located near the turnpike at 1600 CR 470.
On May 7, 2009, the City received sealed bids from two prospective contractors.
At the public bid opening TLC Diversified, Inc. was determined to be the apparent low bidder. All attendees were advised a responsibility and responsiveness review would be conducted by the Purchasing Department with an anticipated award recommendation to TLC Diversified, Inc. to follow soon afterward.
Summary of Bids Received
Total Bid Price
TLC Diversified, Inc.
Wright Construction Group, Inc.
Fort Myers, FL
1. Approve execution of the agreement with TLC Diversified, Inc. or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate.
Funding is budgeted and available in the accounts listed below. The Water portion of this project ($1,760,066) is eligible for 20% grant funding from the St. Johns River Water Management District . A budget adjustment will need to be processed to recognize $352,013 in additional funds.
Prepared by: Terry Pollard_________
Attachments: Yes __X__ No ______
Advertised __X__ Not Required _______
Dates: April 5, 2009____________
Attorney Review : Yes___ No __X__
Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________
Finance Dept. _____JB___________
Deputy C.M. ___________________
City Manager ___________________
Account No. 043-3099-533-6310___
Project No. 430007 & 430012_____
WF No. ____506969/003 & 525781/2
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH TLC DIVERSIFIED, INC. TO PERFORM WRF EXPANSION CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AT THE WRF AT 1600 CR 470; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:
THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with TLC DIVERSIFIED, INC. whose address is 2719 17th Street E., Palmetto, Florida for Water Reclamation Facility Expansion construction services under Invitation for Bid 90251.
THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _26th_ day of __May__ 2009.