Competitive Bid Reports - C2 B
|TO:||Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission|| |
|FROM:||Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager|| |
|DATE:||June 24, 2020|
|SUBJECT:||REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO AWARD A CONTRACT PURSUANT TO INVITATION TO BID (ITB) 2020-027-DF FOR RENTAL OF BARRICADES AND RELATED TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT.|
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 Invitation to Bid (ITB) 2020-027-DF, for Rental of Barricades and Related Traffic Control Equipment.
Since 2017, the City has utilized ITB 2017-016-AK, Barricades and Traffic Control Equipment Rentals, for the City events such as Spring Break, Memorial Day, Art Basel, and various special events. In consideration of the expiring agreement, the Administration determined that it was in the City’s best interest to issue a new solicitation for barricades and traffic control equipment.
In order to establish a new contract, the Procurement Department issued Invitation to Bid (“ITB”) 2020-027-DF, for the rental of barricades and related traffic control equipment. It is the City’s intent to award this contract as a push button contract. Push button contracts provide the means of quickly responding to critical needs via a competitively solicited indefinite quantity contract. When items are needed, the requesting department will select the awarded vendor that has the best pricing and availability for the sum of the items needed for the particular need identified, on a case by case basis.
ITB No. 2020-027-DF was issued on, May 15, 2020, with a bid opening date of May 29, 2020. Seven (7) addenda were issued. The Procurement Department issued bid notices to 1,495 companies utilizing www.bidsync.com website. 20 prospective bidders accessed the advertised solicitation. The notices resulted in the receipt of three (3) responses from: Acme Barricades, L.C., All American Barricades, Corp., and Bob’s Barricades, Inc.
All American Barricades, Corp., Bob’s Barricades, Inc., and Acme Barricades, L.C., have been deemed responsive and responsible bidders meeting all terms, conditions, and specifications of the ITB. The ITB stated that the City would prequalify multiple contractors to be eligible for future work. When items are needed, the requesting department will select the awarded vendor that has the best pricing and availability for the sum of the items needed for the particular need identified, on a case by case basis. Therefore, staff recommends award to All American Barricades, Corp., Bob’s Barricades, Inc., and Acme Barricades, L.C., for barricades and traffic control equipment rentals, by way of a push-button contract, as it is in the best interest of the City.
Acme Barricades, L.C.
Acme Barricades was established over 20 years ago and is one of the largest barricades companies in the Florida, with expertise in the latest technologies in traffic control services. Through offices across Florida, with over 350 employees, Acme Barricades provides highly qualified customer support, state-of-the-art-equipment and on-time services to meet customers’ expectations for the best traffic safety services, products and equipment.
All American Barricades, Corp.
All American Barricades, Corp., established in 1998 is an FDOT and ATSSA Certified company with extensive knowledge in the field of highway/roadway and street closures. All American Barricades, Corp., provides wide range of services; including certified FDOT Maintenance of Traffic Plans (M.O.T), permit processing, flagging, standard type I, II, and vertical barricades, crowd control barricades, reflective construction signs, reflective and non-reflective traffic cones, flashing arrow boards, and variable message boards (VMS). All American Barricades, Corp., provides the City with barricades and traffic equipment rentals under Miami Dade County contract since 2012.
Bob’s Barricades, Inc.
Bob’s Barricades, Inc., established in 1975, manufactures traffic control devices. It offers traffic barricades, waterfilled barriers, target arrows, light towers, lights, safety equipment, cones, tapes, message boards, delineators, and attenuators. The company also provides drums, signs, flags, corrals, attenuator drums, vests, sandbags, and flagger equipment. In addition, it offers temporary traffic control services for contractors, utilities, state and local governments, department of transportation, and railroads in the United States. Bob’s Barricades, Inc., provides the City with barricades and traffic equipment rentals under Miami Dade County contract since 2012.
|The cost associated with rental of barricades and related traffic control equipment. is subject to the funds availability approved through the City’s budgeting process. Grant funding will not be utilized for this project.|
Push-button contracts is an innovative way to pre-qualify bidders, with the benefit of competitively solicited pricing, to expedite future work. When items are needed, the requesting department will select the vendor that provides the best pricing, based on the pricing in Appendix A, for the combination of items needed.
After considering staff’s recommendation and the bids received, pursuant to ITB 2020-027-DF, I recommend that the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, approve the award of a push-button contract to All American Barricades, Corp., Bob’s Barricades, Inc., and Acme Barricades, L.C., for the rental of barricades and traffic control equipment, as being in the best interest of the City; and further authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute the contracts.
|Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14?|| ||Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?|
|No|| ||No|| |