Item Coversheet

Competitive Bid Reports - C2  A


TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Raul J. Aguila, Interim City Manager 
DATE:February  10, 2021



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 2020-026-DF, for North Beach Oceanside Park Beachwalk (from 79TH Street to 87TH Street) FM#440841-58-01.


The Beachwalk projects are part of the larger Atlantic Greenway Network (AGN), which is a system of walkways and bikeways designed to promote alternative transportation. They extend in a north/south direction and run between the erosion control line and the dune system. They complement the neighborhood bicycle facilities, which extend in an east-west as well as north-south directions through the south, middle, and north beach neighborhoods. The Beachwalk will connect area business districts, cultural and tourism centers, residential neighborhoods, parking facilities, parks, schools, and the beaches.

This project consists of construction of an on-grade ADA compliant pedestrian paver walkway, with bollard lights, beach showers, and landscape.  The path will run north from approximately 79th street to 87th street.  Landscaping scope will include the removal of all invasive exotic vegetation and its replacement with native dune vegetation. The proposed pathway lighting will meet Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s marine turtle nesting requirements.  This is a partially funded Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) project


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 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. 


According to the 2019 Community Satisfaction Survey conducted by ETC Institute, 17% of the resident’s primary mode of transportation for trips within the city is walking. This project will develop on-grade ADA compliant pedestrian paver walkway with bollard lights, therefore will continue to facilitate mobility for the residents in the City.


Lump Sum Grand Total $ 3,302,345.93
Alternate D $ 131,989.04
Subtotal $ 3,434,334.97
10% Contingency $ 343,433.50
Grand Total $ 3,777,768.47

Account Description Amount to be used Account Number
303-Construction Fund (LAP AGREEMENT FDOT BEACHWALK);Munis: 303-Capital-Contracts $ 1,000,000.00 303-0820-069357-26-410-519-00-00-00-53020
391-Construction GOB Fund; Munis: 391-Capital Contracts $ 1,765,812.62 391-0820-069357-26-410-546-00-00-00-23319
301-Construction Fund; Munis: 301-Capital-Contracts $ 536,533.31 301-0820-069357-26-410-546-00-00-00-27950
Totals $ 3,302,345.93
Security Cameras
307-Construction Fund; Munis: 307-Capital Contracts $ 131,989.04 307-0820-069357-26-410-546-00-00-00-27950
Totals $ 131,989.04
Contingency 10%
301-Construction Fund; Munis: 301-Capital-Contracts $ 343,433.50 301-0820-069357-26-410-546-00-00-00-27950
Totals $ 343,433.50


After considering the bids received and the evaluation of staff, pursuant to ITB 2020-026-DF, I recommend that the Mayor and City Commission of the City of Miami Beach, Florida, approve the award of a contract to Brightview Landscape Development, Inc., the lowest responsive, responsible bidder to the ITB; and further authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a contract, which shall be contingent upon written notice of FDOTs’ concurrence of award.

Applicable Area

North Beach
Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
Yes Yes 

Strategic Connection

Neighborhoods - Evolve parks and green spaces to meet the changing needs of the community.
Legislative Tracking
Capital Improvement Projects/Procurement

Attachment A