Florida ICWW Dredging Plan Introduced

The Florida Inland Navigation District will be receiving sealed bids for the construction of the Intracoastal Waterway Maintenance Dredging project at its offices in Jupiter, Florida until 2 PM, October 4, and then the bids will be publicly opened.

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“The District will award the project to the qualified, responsible, and responsive bidder presenting the lowest bid,” they said in its release.

The base project generally entails dredging approximately 90,000 CY of material from ±4.5 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) between the Port of Palm Beach to the Town of Palm Beach Docks to a depth of -12 feet Mean Lower Low Water, (MLLW).

In accordance with permit conditions, material should be dredged via the use of either a mechanical or hydraulic dredge to remove all material from the dredge template. Dredged material should be offloaded at a District-owned ±17-acre dredged material management area (DMMA) located on the north end of Peanut Island.

The Alternate Bid Item includes the removal and disposal of a 5-inch AT&T abandoned conduit that lies within the Intracoastal Waterway channel bottom.

The successful Bidder will have 180 days from the Notice to Proceed to complete the entire project, according to the release.

The District will hold a mandatory pre-bid meeting at 11:00 AM, September 20, at the project site.