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Saturday, December 3, 2022

City of Ocala soliciting quotes for contractor to improve city’s sidewalks

The City of Ocala is soliciting quotes for an experienced contractor to improve approximately 2.3 miles of the city’s sidewalks.

The request for quotes is currently posted through the City of Ocala’s Procurement and Contracting Office and runs through Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m.

According to the scope of work outlined in the request, the Citywide Sidewalk Improvement Project entails construction of sidewalks with a width of 4 to 6 feet to fill gaps, maintenance of traffic, erosion control, removal and replacement of mailboxes, manhole adjustments, excavation, reconstruction of concrete and asphalt driveways, concrete removal, and drainage improvements, among other tasks.

The project will focus on sidewalk improvements at the following locations:

  • Both sides on NW 7th Street from NW Martin Luther King to NW 6th Terrace.
  • North side of NE 21st Street from NE 36th Avenue to NE 38th Terrace.
  • East side of SW 3rd Avenue from SW 2nd Street to SW 3rd Street.
  • North side of SW 3rd Street from SW 2nd Avenue to SW 1st Avenue.
  • Along the west side of SW 1st Avenue from SW 2nd Street to SW 3rd Street.
  • Along the east side of SW 1st Avenue from SW 3rd Street to SW 5th Street.
  • North side of SW 5th Street from SW 2nd Avenue to SW 1st Avenue.
  • Both sides of SE 24th Street from SE 36th Avenue to SE 32nd Avenue.
  • South side of SW 32nd Avenue from State Road 200 to SW 34th Avenue.

The contractor must have a minimum of three years’ experience performing similar projects, and prime contractors must be Florida Department of Transportation prequalified in the ‘sidewalk’ work class.

Under the contract, normal working hours would be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. After the Notice to Proceed is issued, the completion of all work would be expected within 306 days.

For more information on this request, or to view others, visit the city of Ocala Procurement and Contracting Office website.