Notice of Bid/Request for Proposal

BDC05-10/11 Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail – St. Marks South Trail Extension & Boardwalk


BID NO. BDC 05-10/11

The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Design and Construction is soliciting formal competitive bids from certified or registered contractors licensed to work in the jurisdiction for the project listed below. Contractor must be a prequalified and certified Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Minor, Intermediate or Major Bridge and Flexible Paving Contractor and that certification must be valid from time of the bid opening through the entire project.

PROJECT NAME: Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, St. Marks South Trail Extension & Boardwalk

SCOPE OF WORK: The Contractor shall provide the necessary labor, materials, equipment, and supervision required to construct the improvements per the plans and specifications including but not limited to constructing a 10' wide paved and elevated boardwalk bicycle / pedestrian trail from the current St. Marks Historic Trail terminus at the south side of Riverside Drive in the City of St. Marks, Wakulla County to the existing St. Marks City boardwalk adjacent to the westerly end of the St. Marks River Trailhead in accordance with the plans and specifications. This new trail extension will tie into existing multi-use bike paths at both ends to provide a continuous and uninterrupted trail.

Pursuant to Executive Order 07-126 and Section 255.252(3), F.S. the Department requires the proposed project be designed and constructed in accordance with green building standards where applicable.

PROJECT BUDGET: $380,000.00

PROJECT LOCATION: On the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic State Trail in Wakulla Co., Florida, Miles Shiver, Trail Manager, Phone (850)487-7989

PROJECT MANAGER: James Glenn,, Office of Greenways & Trails, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 795, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000, Telephone Number: (850)245-2989, Fax Number (850)519-6594.

INSTRUCTIONS: Any firm desiring a Project Manual for this project may obtain a copy by writing to the address or calling the telephone number below. A Compact Disk (CD) containing the plans and specifications will be available on Friday, May 27, 2011, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Florida 32399 Attention: James Glenn, Construction Projects Manager, Telephone: (850)245-2989, Fax: (850)245-2082.

NOTICE TO ALL VENDORS: All bid solicitations are subject to change. It is the responsibility of the vendor to verify with the Department of Management Services, Vendor Bid System website for any future addendums, questions, revisions, etc., prior to the bid opening. Failure to do so will be the sole responsibility of the vendor. Addenda will be posted only on the Vendor Bid System website. Addenda will not be sent directly to plan holders, except in limited circumstances and at the discretion of the Department. When the Department determines that circumstances warrant sending addenda directly to plan holders, a notice will be posted on the website notifying vendors that addenda have been sent. Addenda must be acknowledged and included in each vendor’s bid package. Failure to include acknowledged addenda in the bid package is grounds for disqualification of the vendor’s bid.

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.

FDEP PREQUALIFICATION: When the total Bid including Alternates exceeds $200,000, each Bidder whose field is governed by Chapter 399, 455, 489, or 633, Florida Statutes, for licensure or certification, must submit the following prequalification data of their eligibility to submit bids 240 hours (10 days) PRIOR TO the Bid Opening date, unless the Bidder has been previously qualified by the Department of Environmental Protection for the current biennium (July 1 – June 30) of odd numbered years in accordance with subsection 60D-5.004(2), F.A.C., as evidenced by a letter from DEP to the Bidder, which letter shall be presented to DEP upon request. If the Department requires clarification or additional information, Bidder shall submit such information by 120 hours (5 days) prior to Bid Opening. Material submitted after those deadlines shall disqualify the Bidder.

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. (ET), Tuesday, June 21, 2011 to the below address: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Design and Construction, 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.

BID POSTING DATE: No later than 2:00 p.m. (ET), Wednesday, July 6, 2011 unless extended by the Department for good cause.

NOTICE OF RIGHTS: Notice of Intent to Protest the Bid Specifications must be filed with (received by) the Agency Clerk, Lea Crandall, Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, MS 35, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32399-3000, (850)245-2242, Fax: (850)245-2303, during the 72-hour period after Bid Specifications are posted on the Vendor Bid System. Failure to file a Notice of Intent to Protest or a formal, written Protest in accordance with Chapter 28-110, F.A.C., within ten days after the 72-hour period ends, as prescribed in Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of your right to an administrative hearing on the Bid Specifications under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Rules for bid protests can be found in Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., and Chapter 28-110, Florida Administrative Code. A bid protester shall comply with these statutes and rules.