City Provides Updates On Coral Hills Water Main Replacement

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City Votes on Water main

By Bryan Boggiano

Coral Springs terminated one contract for the Coral Hills Water Main Replacement Phase One and approved another at their commission meeting.

On January 5, the commission approved the original contract for the water main replacement with Florida Engineering and Development Corporation for $1,098,504.18, then terminated it on April 20.

The termination comes as there was a 12 percent price increase for the materials since the contract’s approval. There was also an additional 8-10 percent fuel surcharge increase.

Florida Engineering emailed the city’s engineering department about the price changes on March 29. They also requested an undetermined time extension for the project due to time delays in receiving materials.

The City could grant a time extension, but because of the way the city awarded the contract, which was to the lowest bidder through a competitive bidding process, Florida Engineering would no longer be the lowest responsive and responsible bidder.

On April 12, Florida Engineering amicably asked to terminate their contract, which the commission unanimously approved.

The second-lowest bid came from Marcdan, Inc, for $1,244,373, and it includes $100,000 for any unforeseen circumstances that come up during the project. Funding comes from the Capital Improvement Program.

According to John Norris, public works director, Marcdan has the materials for the water main replacement on hand, while Florida Engineering faced months of delays. The commission unanimously approved the new contract.

During Phase One of the water main replacement, Marcdan will replace 4,900 linear feet of water main in the Coral Hills subdivision.

The affected areas will be west of University Drive, East of Coral Hills Drive, south of Wiles Road, and north of N.W. 39th Court.

The water main replacement will ensure that the area does not experience water main breaks and service disruptions.

The city projects that the project will be complete by April 2023.

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City Provides Updates On Coral Hills Water Main Replacement

Bryan Boggiano
A University of Florida journalism graduate, Bryan is pursuing his masters in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment, and journalism.

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