ITB No. 2020-026-DF, was issued on October 2, 2020, with a bid opening date of December 16, 2020. Five (5) addenda were issued. The Procurement Department issued bid notices to approximately 40,000 companies utilizing https://prod.bidsync.com/Miami-Beach website. 258 prospective bidders accessed the advertised solicitation. The notices resulted in the receipt of six (6) responses from: Continental Construction USA; Brightview Landscape Development, Inc.; Florida Engineering and Development; Superior Landscaping & Lawn Service, Inc.; J.R.T Construction, Co.; and H G Construction Development & Investment
The ITB stated that the lowest responsive, responsible bidder meeting all terms, conditions, and specifications of the ITB will be recommended for award. However, the lowest bid received by Continental Construction USA was deemed non-responsive for failure to meet the minimum requirements of the ITB and could not be further considered.
In its due diligence, the Procurement Department verified that the second lowest responsive bid submitted by Brightview Landscape Development, Inc. (“Brightview”) met the requirements of the ITB, including:
1. Bid Bond: Bidder shall submit, WITH ITS BID, either an original bid bond, in a form acceptable to the City, executed by a surety company meeting the qualifications specified herein, in the amount of 5% of the bid amount, payable to City of Miami Beach, Florida. In the alternative, Bidder may submit a certified check or cashier's check issued by any national or state bank (United States).
Brightview 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.
Brightview is State certified as a General Contractor. State license number is: CGC1525297 and expires on August 31, 2022.
Furthermore, the Procurement and Office of Capital Improvement Projects departments verified that Brightview complied with the submittal requirements of the ITB which include the previous experience of the firm, as detailed below.
1. Previous Experience (Firm): Bidder and/or it’s principals shall have worked on a total of three (3) similar projects in scope within the past five (5) years, two (2) which must be successfully completed, the third of which may be ongoing.
Submittal Requirement: Bidder and/or it’s principals shall submit at least three (3) similar projects in scope within the past five (5) years, two (2) of which must be successfully completed, the third of which may be ongoing. Of the three (3) submitted projects, one (1) must involve the construction of an on-grade ADA compliant pedestrian paver walkway with pedestrian lights, and landscaping, within environmentally sensitive areas and/or within proximity to sea-turtle nesting zones. Similar projects shall be interpreted to mean the construction of on-grade paver pathways or plazas, with a minimum gross paver area of 25,000 square feet.
Brightview submitted the required projects, which were similar in size, scope, and in the timeframe requested. Project references were verified and provided positive feedback.
Consequently, Brightview has been deemed the lowest responsive and responsible bidder meeting all terms, conditions, and specifications of the ITB. Below is a brief summary of the firm. As a requirement of this federally funded project, FDOT has to concur with the City’s determination that Brightview has met all of the terms, conditions, and specifications of the ITB. Therefore, award of this project is contingent upon FDOT’s concurrence of award. Below is a brief summary of the firm.
Brightview is a Florida Profit Corporation established as Brightview in 1995. In 2014, Brickman and ValleyCrest combined to form BrightView, uniting under the shared belief that caring for our team members and clients are at the heart of what they do, over 140 years of combined experience. Through consistent excellence, proactive service, and a steady client focus, BrightView is delivering brighter futures—every day, everywhere, and with everyone (as articulated in their website). In addition, Brightview has worked with the City of Miami Beach for the last five (5) years, providing grounds maintenance services for parks and right-of-way parking facilities, with positive performance evaluations by staff.