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June 10, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
10. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Placentia Canal Drainage Improvements on N. and S. Thompkins Blvd., at Savannah State University, with Griffin Contracting, Inc. in the Amount of $1,242,880 for Upgrading Two Double 48”Concrete Pipe Culverts to Double 10’x5’ Concrete Boxes. This is the City’s Third Improvement to Address Bottlenecks in the Placentia Basin in the Last 12 Months.
Strategic Priority

Recommend approval to execute a contract for Placentia Canal Drainage Improvements from Griffin Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $1,242,880 ( Event No. 8364) .

The Stormwater Management Division recommends award of a construction contract to upgrade the existing two double 48” concrete pipe culverts under both North and South Thompkins Blvd. to two double 10’x5’ concrete box culverts. Proposed drainage improvements include improved conveyance of the Placentia Canal at these two road crossings as part of an overall systematic approach to improvements throughout the Placentia Canal drainage basin.  The project will improve drainage, improve pedestrian crossing of the canal and include sewer and water utility line improvements and upgrades.  The project will be performed in two phases with North Thompkins being phase 1 and South Thompkins being phase 2. Phase 1 (N. Thompkins) must be substantially complete and opened to traffic before closing traffic for phase 2. Coordination of this project has been performed with Savannah State University.  The awarded contractor will be required to further coordinate construction and traffic control with Savannah State University to minimize impacts.

The bidders are:

L.B. Griffin Contracting, Inc. (Pooler, GA) (D)  $1,242,880.00

E&D Contracting Services, Inc. (Savannah, GA) (A) $1,448,930.50

Sandhill A.L.S. Construction, Inc. (Port Wentworth, GA) (C) $1,473,825.00

(A) indicates local, DBE-owned business, (C) indicates non-local, DBE-owned business, (D) indicates non-local, non-DBE owned buisness




Heath Lloyd, Chief of Infrastructure and Development
Financial Impact
Expenditure in the Amount of $1,242,880 from the Capital Improvements Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Placentia Canal Drainage Improvements.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Placentia Canal Drainage Improvements.pdf
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