· Scott Bridge Company has the experience to complete a project of this magnitude and complexity. Their presentation on staging and scheduling proved that they have a well thought out, achievable plan to complete this project.
· Scott Bridge Company will subcontract with a local company, Alexander Contracting Company, Inc., who has provided satisfactory work as a prime contractor on other City projects.
· The company is extremely qualified to carry out this kind of work and has been doing this type of work for close to a century. They are especially equipped to deal with waterfront construction, dredging, etc. Their experience making the white water course was phenomenal.
· The Contractor provided multiple examples of projects that are similar in scope but significantly larger than this project.
· The company has extensive history in Columbus on some of its largest scale projects, such as the Riverwalk, 14th Street Bridge restoration, and US 80/185 interchange.
· During its first twenty (20) years, Scott Bridge Company constructed highways, bridges, dams, airports, and water treatment plants; but in the 1950s, the company became well known for its expertise in bridge construction over water.
· The company has five (5) in-house engineering staff members who are capable of assisting with any type of redesign for the Bibb Mill project.
· Scott Bridge Company is a prequalified contractor for Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
· Scott Bridge Company was chosen from a group of international teams to design and build two (2) structures for the Rowing and Yachting competitions for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA.
· In 2005, the company’s strength and experience in emergency repairs led to it being named lead contractor for repairing and rebuilding eight (8) miles of bridges owned by CSX and Northfolk Southern railroads, in the Gulf Coast region, that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
· Scott Bridge Company maintains an excellent, ongoing relationship with the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, ADEM and local organizations concerned with the welfare of natural resources.
· Scott Bridge Company was awarded the Hurricane Creek Keepers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award for 2011.
· Scott Bridge Company has one of the largest fleet of contractor-owned lattice boom crawler cranes and the largest fleet of sectional barges in the Gulf States.
· The highlight of Scott Bridges Company’s recent work was the float-out, float-in of the new 375-foot CSX Railroad vertical lift span bridge across the Mobile River near Hurricane, AL. Locally referred to as the 14-mile “Sheldon Morgan” Bridge, this 2-year, $72 million project was funded via the Truman-Hobbs Act by the U.S. Coast Guard, the ARRA stimulus bill and CSX. Scott Bridge Company’s engineers proposed, and CSX approved, a Value Engineering redesign that reduced the owner’s cost and, in hindsight, avoided significant potential costs and delays for all involved. This bridge project, the longest movable span of all CSX-owned bridges in the eastern United States, was highly successful due to the partnership of multiple U.S. Government agencies; CSX Transportation; the Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway Users Association; and Scott Bridge Company and its subcontractors and suppliers.
It is requested that Council authorize the execution of a construction contract, using the Construction Management/General Contractor at Risk project delivery method, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA) for the City Mill Riverwalk.
The project will consist of approximately 750 feet in length connecting the existing Riverwalk to the north and south. The new Riverwalk trail will be located between the existing City Mill buildings, creating a courtyard between the buildings. The new Riverwalk project will consist of a 12’-0” wide concrete path. The project will have amenities such as area lighting, benches, trash receptacles, and landscaping appropriate to the area and consistent with standards used on other adjacent Riverwalk projects. From this project site, the Riverwalk proceeds south for approximately 12 miles to the Fort Benning National Infantry Museum and north for approximately 4 miles to the Lake Oliver Marina.
The project will be developed using a ‘negotiated team approach’ between the Owner and Southeastern Site Development, which will perform its duties within the guidelines and terms of a ‘Construction Management/General Contractor at Risk’ agreement. The entire team will consist of Owner’s representatives and Project Manager, Owner’s Architect, Architect’s consultants, Southeastern Site Development, and subcontractors all working together in a cooperative ‘partnering’ manner.
RFP Advertisement and Receipt of Proposals:
RFP specifications were posted on the web pages of the Purchasing Division and the Georgia Procurement Registry on March 28, 2016. A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference/Site Visit was held on April 13, 2016; seven (7) contracting companies were represented at the Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference/Site Visit.
This RFP has been advertised, opened and evaluated. Proposals were received on April 29, 2016 from the following vendors:
Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA)
· Southeastern Site Development has provided quality work on previous City projects, and has always been reasonable and accommodating.
· The contractor’s proposal describes a clear understanding of the desired CM at-risk concept and how to proceed to have a successfully completed project.
· Southeastern Site Development is familiar with the current Riverwalk and the desired final product, including the uniqueness of working along the Chattahoochee River.
· The contractor outlined a plan of action to work with the City to keep the project on schedule and to control costs.
· Southeastern Site Development provided a more detailed plan to accomplish the work.
· Southeastern Site Development is located in Newnan, GA but if appropriate, a field office will be established to provide a satellite for management resources
· Southeastern Site Development employs over 130 individuals including (8) project managers, (7) superintendents, and multiple foremen; the construction team is supported by an administrative staff of (4).
· The Contractor has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years, leading to a sound financial position with a bonding capacity in excess of $50 million.
· Southeastern Site Development has roughly 140 pieces of equipment, including excavators, dozers, loaders, and cranes.
· Columbus Consolidated Government
WHEREAS, an RFP was administered (RFP No. 16-0015) and four proposals were received; and,
WHEREAS, the proposal submitted by Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA) met all proposal requirements and was evaluated most responsive to the RFP.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to execute a construction contract, using the Construction Management/General Contractor at Risk project delivery method, with Southeastern Site Development, Inc. (Newnan, GA) for the City Mill Riverwalk. The estimated budget for this project is $1,200,000.00, which is funded by the GDOT Transportation Investment Act (TIA) of 2010. Funding Source: T-SPLOST Projects – Capital Projects – General Construction – Riverwalk; 0510-660-7000-TSPL-7661-60001-20140.