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May 11, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting
14. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Construction Services with SJ Hamil Construction, LLC in the Amount Not to Exceed $5,872,540. This project is to widen the existing Bilbo Canal to achieve a 100-year conveyance North to Normandy Street. (Stormwater Management)
Strategic Priority

This is to enter into a construction contract for the widening of the Bilbo Canal with SJ Hamill Construction, LLC in the amount not to exceed $5,872,540. The Bilbo Canal Improvements Phase 2 consists of the construction of 800 LF of Combi wall. Maintenance roads will be improved to provide better access to the site. Sheet piles will be driven to structurally reinforce the site during and after construction. The estimated duration of construction is 18 months. This project is to widen the existing Bilbo Canal to achieve a 100-year conveyance north to Normandy St.

City’s cost share is 4.5 million, the remaining balance will be paid by Riverview President Street, LLC up to 2 million per development agreement dated March 23, 2022.

There are currently funds available in the 2023 Budget Account - Bilbo Canal Improvements Phase 2. 


The bid was advertised, opened, and reviewed. Delivery: As needed. Terms: Net 30 days. The bidders were:


L.B.        SJ Hamill Construction, LLC (Charleston, SC)(D)                                                     $5,872,540

02.         C.A. Murren & Sons Co., Inc.  (2250 E. Victory Drive, Savannah, GA)(B)                $7,769,466

03.         TIC (205 Hutchinson Island, Chatham County, GA)(D)                                             $11,998,450


A pre-proposal conference was conducted, and six (6) vendors attended. (A) Indicates local, DBE-owned business. (B) Indicates local, non-DBE-owned business. (D) Indicates non-local, non-DBE-owned business.


Local vendors notified via the supplier portal: Yes

Total sent: 558

Total received: 3



Zack Hoffman, Director, Stormwater Management
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $5,872,540 from the Capital Improvement Fund.
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Bilbo Canal Widening.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Bilbo Canal Widening.pdf
Exhibit 3: Development Agreement - Riverview President Street LLC.pdf
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