In June 2019, through a competitive process, the Immokalee CRA was selected and awarded grant funds for additional sidewalk improvements along the southside of Immokalee. The CRA received a total of $676,365 of HUD funding allocation for CDBG projects. The Immokalee Sidewalk 2018 Improvement Project will allow the CRA to complete sidewalk improvements along a portion of Carver Street & South Fifth Street.
In June 2020, through a competitive bid process the county received six proposals for the construction of the sidewalks. Staff reviewed the bidders’ submittals and found all six (6) bidders to be responsive and responsible. The lowest bidder, Andrew Sitework, LLC is not a Section 3 Business, while Coastal Concrete Products LLC d/b/a Coastal Site Development the second lowest bidder is and provided certification as a “Section 3 Business”.
Coastal Concrete Products LLC d/b/a Coastal Site Development agreed to match the lowest bidder (Andrew Sitework, LLC) in the amount of $821,756.00, as permissible per the Affidavit for Certification for Claiming Status as a Section 3 Business, award shall be made to the Section 3 Business. The low bid is approximately 13% lower than the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost. The average of the six bids was approximately 2% lower than the Engineer’s Opinion of Probable Cost.
This project is part of a sidewalk implementation program in Immokalee, which will provide many benefits including safety, mobility, and healthier communities. The sidewalks will make the community more attractive to potential businesses to come to the community, thus will increase job opportunities. Construction is expected to be completed in January 2021. Total project cost is estimated at $991,114.