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February 28, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
38. Motion to Award Annual Contract for Roadside, Canal, and Aquatic Vegetation Maintenance to NaturChem, Inc. (Event No. 6833)
Strategic Priority
Neighborhood Revitalization

Recommend approval to award an annual contract for roadside, canal, and aquatic vegetation maintenance to NaturChem, Inc. in the estimated amount of $132,000.00. This maintenance will be used by the Greenscapes Division to provide vegetation maintenance by means of chemical applications to City of Savannah’s roadsides (58 miles), canals (36 miles) and waterways (8 miles).  The chemicals used must comply with OSHA, EPA, State Department of Agriculture and State Department of Transportation regulations as stated in the contract.  The purpose is to eliminate and/or slow down the growth of vegetation within the canals, storm drains and ditches opening up the waterways through the City.  In 2018, Greenscapes became responsible for maintaining vegetation on these areas which the City’s Stormwater Department previously managed in-house.  The City of Savannah’s Greenscapes Division does not have the manpower nor the equipment to adequately maintain the vegetation within these areas in house as described in the maintenance standards set forth in Strategic Goal #3.2 – City Owned Properties.

The DBE goal for this event was 18%.  The recommended bidder submitted DBE participation at the sub-contractor level in the amount of 18%.

The contract term shall be from February 28, 2019 through December 31, 2019.



Gordon Denney, Director of Greenscapes Division
Financial Impact
Estimated $132,000.00 expenditure from the General Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Roadside Purchasing Summary.pdf
Exhibit 2: Roadside Bid Tab.pdf
Exhibit 3: Roadside Scope.pdf
Exhibit 4: Roadside Scope Attachment 1.pdf
Exhibit 5: Roadside Scope Attachment 2.pdf
Exhibit 6: Roadside Funding Verification.pdf
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