Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental  

  • BDC02-08/09 Anclote Key Preserve State Park-Solar Array


    BID NO. BDC 02-08/09

    The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Design and Construction is soliciting formal competitive bids for the project listed below:

    PROJECT NAME: Anclote Key Preserve State Park – Solar Array

    SCOPE OF WORK: The Bureau of Design and Construction is requesting contractors, licensed in the State of Florida to provide the necessary labor, supervision, equipment and materials required construct a solar system with a large array that will generate a minimum of 10.5KW’s/10,500 Watts of generated power or greater. The project will have full integration with diesel fueled generator system that exists on Anclote Key. The array will consist of module PV panels assembled on an array and a battery system in containment boxes all supported above Base Flood Elevation by a framed structure and proper footings meeting the 130 MPH wind zone in Pinellas County, FL. The installed control system will also have the capabilities of supporting web monitoring.

    PARK LOCATION: c/o Honeymoon Island Administration, #1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, Florida 34698 (Extreme north end of Island, Pinellas County)

    PROJECT MANAGER: Charles Coe, District 4 Office, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, Florida 34229, Telephone Number: (941)483-5944, Fax Number: (941)483-5941.

    MINORITY BUSINESS REQUIREMENT: The Department of Environmental Protection supports diversity in its Procurement Program and requests that all sub-contracting opportunities afforded by this bid embrace diversity enthusiastically. The award of sub-contracts should reflect the full diversity of the citizens of the State of Florida. The Department will be glad to furnish a list of Minority Owned Firms that could be offered sub-contracting opportunities.

    PREQUALIFICATION: When the total Bid including Alternates exceeds $200,000, each Bidder whose field is governed by Chapters 399, 455, 489 or 633, Florida Statutes, for licensure or certification, must submit the following prequalification data of their eligibility to submit bids 240 hours (10 days) PRIOR TO the Bid Opening date, unless the Bidder has been previously qualified by the Department of Environmental Protection for the current biennium (July 1-June 30) of odd numbered years in accordance with subsection 60D-5.004(2), F.A.C., as evidenced by a letter from DEP to the Bidder, which letter shall be presented to DEP upon request. If the Department requires clarification or additional information, Bidder shall submit such information by 120 hours (5 days) prior to Bid Opening. Material submitted after those deadlines shall disqualify the Bidder.

    INSTRUCTIONS: Any firm desiring plans and bid specifications for this project may obtain a copy by writing the address or calling the telephone number below. Compact Disk (CD) containing the plans and specifications will be available on August 1, 2008 at: c/o Honeymoon Island Administration, #1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin, Florida 34698, Attention: Peter Krulder, Park Manager, Telephone: (727)469-5943, Fax Number: (727)469-5703.

    ADA REQUIREMENTS: Any person with a qualified disability shall not be denied equal access and effective communication regarding any bid/proposal documents or the attendance at any related meeting or bid/proposal opening. If accommodations are needed because of disability, please contact Michael Renard with the Bureau of Design and Construction at (850)488-5372 at least five (5) workdays prior to openings. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Services by calling 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

    BID SUBMITTAL DUE DATE: No later than 4:00 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, August 26, 2008, to the below address: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Design and Construction, 3540 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, Attention: Michael Renard, Construction Projects Administer, Bureau of Design and Construction, (850)488-3572. The Department reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

    BID POSTING DATE: No later than 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2008, unless extended by the Department for good cause.

    NOTICE OF RIGHTS: Notice of Intent to Protest the Bid Specifications must be filed with (received by) the Agency Clerk, Lea Crandall, Department of Environmental Protection, Office of General Counsel, MS 35, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee FL 32399-3000, (850)245-2242, Fax (850)245-2303, during the 72-hour period after Bid Specifications are posted on the Vendor Bid System. Failure to file a Notice of Intent to Protest or a formal, written Protest in accordance with Chapter 28-110, F.A.C., within ten days after the 72-hour period ends, as prescribed in Section 120.57(3), Florida Statutes, shall constitute a waiver of your right to an administrative hearing on the Bid Specifications under Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Rules for bid protests can be found in Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., and Chapter 28-110, Florida Administrative Code. A bid protester shall comply with these statutes and rules.

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