Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

BDC24-07/08 Eden Gardens State Park-Park Development

                                                                 NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID

                                                                           BID NO. BDC 24-07/08

The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Design and Construction is soliciting formal competitive bids for the project listed below:

PROJECT NAME: Eden Gardens State Park – Park Development

SCOPE OF WORK: The contractor shall provide the necessary labor, supervision, equipment and materials required to successfully construct a proposed day-use recreation area. The project includes construction of a 22- foot wide by 3750-foot long entrance road with a 35-car paved parking lot, paving of an existing stabilized 15-car parking area that includes one bus parking space, and improvements to an existing pedestrian walkway that extends approximately 650-feet. Also included is the construction of a 22-foot wide by 1200-foot long paved roadway, four small picnic pavilions, and a 13-car parking area in a separate area of the Park.  The contractor will also be responsible for acquiring all necessary permits and coordinating connection of all needed utilities.

PARK LOCATION: Eden Gardens State Park-off US 98 on County Road 395, Walton County, Florida

PROJECT MANAGER: Patty Vickers, Bureau of Design and Construction, Alfred B Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida, (850)488-5372, Fax Number: (850)488-1141.

MINORITY BUSINESS REQUIREMENT: The Department of Environmental Protection supports diversity in its Procurement Program and requests that all sub-contracting opportunities afforded by this bid embrace diversity enthusiastically. The award of sub-contracts should reflect the full diversity of the citizens of the State of Florida. The Department will be glad to furnish a list of Minority Owned Firms that could be offered sub-contracting opportunities.

PREQUALIFICATION: When the total bid price including alternates exceeds $200,000.00, each bidder whose field is governed by Chapters 399, 489, and 633 of the Florida Statutes for licensure or certification must submit prequalification data of their eligibility in accordance with Chapter 60D-5, Florida Administrative Code, prior to the bid closing date.

INSTRUCTIONS: Any firm desiring plans and bid specifications for this project may obtain a copy by writing the address or calling the telephone number below. Plans and specifications will be available on October 19, 2007 at: Eden Gardens State Park, c/o Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413, Attention: Dan Blanner, (850)233-5059, Fax Number: (850)231-2194.

ADA REQUIREMENTS: Any person with a qualified disability shall not be denied equal access and effective communication regarding any bid/proposal documents or the attendance at any related meeting or bid/proposal opening. If accommodations are needed because of disability, please contact Michael Renard with the Bureau of Design and Construction at (850)488-5372 at least five (5) workdays prior to openings. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Services by calling 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

BID SUBMITTAL DUE DATE: No later than 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2007 to the below address: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Design and Construction, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, attention Michael Renard, Construction Projects Administrator, Bureau of Design and Construction, (850)488-5372. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids.