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Fire Station Bid
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City of DeBary

Subject:DeBary Fire Station #33 Award
From: Dan Parrott
Meeting/Hearing Date:  April 6, 2016

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(   )  Resolution
( X )  Other
(   )  Supporting Documents/Contracts


Pursuant to the City's purchasing requirements, the City sought competitive bids for the construction of the proposed Fire Station No. 33 through Bid #02-16. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held on March16, 2016. Over 20 representatives from various firms were in attendance.

Backgournd Discussiont

Eight bids were received on April 5, 2016 and are listed below. The low bid was below the architect/engineer's initial estimate of $1,792,450. The low bid contractor included a price for the Base Bid (Fire Station), Alternate Bid #1 (Demolition of Existing Station and Firemen’s Hall), and Alternate Bid #2 (Public Safety Building Paved Parking). Based on a review of the bids we recommend not including Alternate Bid #1 (Demolition of Existing Station and Firemen’s Hall) in the award to the low bid contractor do to the cost range of that bid item with the rest of the bidders. Scherer Construction and Engineering of Central Florida, LLC (Scherer) submitted a proposal for $1,769,587 for the Base Bid amount plus Alternate Bid #2. CPH researched and evaluated the work experiences, references, and financial statements of the firm, which has been in business since 1995. Based on the findings, staff recommends engaging Scherer to construct the new facility.
Name Of Bidder
Total Base Bid
Alternate Bid #1
Alternate Bid #2
Carvauerd Construction Co.
APM Construction Corp
DJ HaCock Construction
Emmitt Sapp
General Mech Corp

  Recommended Motion  

 That the City award the Fire Station No 33 (Bid 02-16) construction contract to the lowest and responsible bidder, Scherer Construction and Engineering of Central Florida, LLC in the amount of $1,769,587 for the Base Bid and Alternate Bid Item #2 and execute contracts upon receipt of the executed Performance Bond, Payment Bond, Insurance Certification Form, and Agreement Form. with a contingency amount of $30,413 for the total project cost of $1,800,000.

City Council Action:
(   )  Approved As Recommended
(   )  Approved With Modification
(   )  Disapproved
(   )  Continued Date:

(   )  Other


City of DeBary, FL
16 Colomba Rd, DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: (386) 668-2040  Fax: (386) 668-4122