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Competitive Bid Reports - C2  A


TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager 
DATE:February  12, 2020



The Administration recommends that the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida approve the City Manager’s recommendation pertaining to bids received, pursuant to ITB 2020-069-JC, for building renovations and site improvements at the Madeleine Village Apartments.


The Madeleine Village Apartments, located at 7861-7871 Crespi Boulevard, Miami Beach, FL, consists of 4 buildings containing 16 residential, studio units. The buildings are single story structures with an elevation of approximately 14 ft. and 6,928 GSF. This property is classified as a “Contributing Property” to the North Shore Historic District. It is in the Post-War Modern style. The property was designed by Lester Avery and built by A. Altman Builders in 1952. The apartments require significant renovation work in order to return them to a state of sufficient aesthetic and functional quality, which includes work to the exterior walls, replacement of railings, new concrete landings, new exterior drainage, new permanent fencing, refinishing of exterior brick, waterproofing exterior planters, replacement of entry doors, patching and painting of interior walls and ceilings, new high efficiency interior and exterior lighting, and the addition of stacked washer/dryers to each unit.  


The Office of Housing and Community Services was awarded a grant for this project from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD"). This project is being fully funded by Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") and Home Investment Partnership ("HOME"). The  grant amount is $617,500. 


On December 17, 2019, Invitation to Bid (ITB) No. 2020-069-JC, for Madeleine Village Building Renovations and Site Improvements was issued. In order to provide information to the prospective bidders, a voluntary pre-bid conference and site visit was held on January 6, 2020, with a second pre-bid conference and site visit held on January 17, 2020. Bids were due and received on January 28, 2020. The City received a total of three (3) bids. The City received bids from the following firms: The BEC Group Services, Inc., Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc., and RJ Spencer Construction. See Attachment A for a tabulation of bids received. 


The Procurement and Housing Departments have also verified that the lowest responsive and responsible bid submitted by Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc., including its project references, meets the requirements of the ITB, including the following:


1.     Bid Guaranty: Bidder shall submit, either an original bid bond executed by a surety company meeting the qualifications for surety companies as specified in Section 0500, General Conditions, or by certified check, cashier's check.


Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc. submitted a bid bond for 5% of the bid amount, as required.


2.     Licensing Requirements: Bidder shall be State of Florida Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida, Division of Business and Professional Regulations OR Miami Dade County Licensed Contractor to be considered for award.


Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc. is State certified as a General Contractor. Its State license number is CGC1528496 and expires on August 31, 2020.


3.     Previous Experience of Bidder (Firm): Bidders must have successfully completed at least one (1) project of at least similar scope and budget within the last five (5) years, wherein the project was subject to Davis-Bacon Wages and/or other wage requirements. 


Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc. provided  the following project similar in scope and budget: 1) MIA Ticket Counter G-H, MDC Aviation, Interior Renovations ($1.7M), completed in 2018.



Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc.

Florida Construction & Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1987 in Miami, Florida performing projects for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Florida Construction & Engineering, Inc. has also ventured into public projects as a heavy and civil engineering general contractor. Florida Construction & Engineering, Inc. offers a scope of services as General Contractor from major renovation improvement projects, A to Z building construction and project management and consulting services. Florida Construction & Engineering, Inc. has participated in more than 100 projects servicing counties and municipalities as well as private clients throughout South Florida. 


Grant funding will be utilized for this project.


Below is a breakdown of the complete cost for this project:



Project Construction Cost:                                                           $ 554,261.00

Contingency                                                                                 $  55,426.00


Total Project Cost                                                                        $ 609,687.00



After considering the bids received and the evaluation of staff, pursuant to ITB 2020-069-JC, I recommend that the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, approve the award of a contract to Florida Construction and Engineering, Inc., the lowest responsive, responsible bidder to the ITB for a total base bid of $554,261, plus $55,426 owner's contingency, for a total not to exceed amount of $609,687; and further authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract.



Applicable Area

North Beach
Is this a Resident Right to Know item? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
Yes No 

Strategic Connection

Neighborhoods - Prioritize historic gems and create opportunities to build resilience into historic properties.
Legislative Tracking
Housing and Community Services/Procurement

Attachment A