Port of Cleveland Third Floor Office Space Modifications

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Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority | Cleveland, Ohio

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Directors that Sealed Bids will be received by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority for the:

Port of Cleveland Third Floor Office Space Modifications

The successful Bidder will perform the scope of work outlined in the Contract Documents. The work consists of the renovations to the Port Authority’s offices located on the third floor of 1100 W. 9th Street.

Bids will be received at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Attention: Mr. Nicholas A. LaPointe, 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 until 1:00 p.m. local time on July 29th, 2022.

Specifications (“Bid Packets”) will be available and may be obtained at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (“Port Authority”) at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. or on the Port Authority website: https://www.portofcleveland.com/doing-business/.

Bids must be submitted on the forms furnished in the Bid Packet.

THE PORT AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS, TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES, TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL BIDS AND TO OTHERWISE PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PORT AUTHORITY.

Any Bid may be withdrawn or amended prior to the closing time for the receipt of the Bids. If any Bidder has questions, they should contact Nicholas A. LaPointe at 216-377-1342, or email Nicholas.LaPointe@portofcleveland.com.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE PORT AUTHORITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS INCURRED BY ANY BIDDER IN RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST FOR BIDS.

The successful Bidder will be required to enter into a contract with the Port Authority based upon the materials submitted and any mutually agreeable negotiations completed between the parties.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
William Friedman
President/CEO


U.S. Customs & Border Protection Cargo & Administration Facility

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Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority | Cleveland, Ohio

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Directors that Sealed Bids will be received by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority for the:

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Cargo & Administration Facility

The successful Bidder will perform the scope of work outlined in the Contract Documents. The work consists of the renovations to the Port Authority’s office building to create administrative office space for U.S. Customs & Border Protection. Additional improvements will occur at the U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s cargo processing facilities at the Port Authority’s General Cargo Terminal.

Bids will be received at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Attention: Mr. Nicholas A. LaPointe, 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 until 1:00 p.m. local time on July 29th, 2022.

Electronic drawings and specifications (“Bid Packet”) will be available at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (“Port Authority”) at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m or on the Port Authority’s website. As result of the sensitive and secure nature of this Project, interested contractors will be required to complete a Federal non-disclosure agreement and electronically submit a copy of this agreement to Carly.Beck@PortofCleveland.com prior to receiving a copy of the drawing sets. A copy of the Federal non-disclosure agreement, the balance of the Bid Packet documents, and a copy of this advertisement for bids is available on the Port Authority’s website for review: https://www.portofcleveland.com/doing-business/.

The EDGE Goal for this Project is 5%. EDGE participation goals (subcontracts, materials, supplies) have been set on this Project by the Ohio Department of Transportation, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 123.152. An additional local 15% MBE/FBE goal, on top of the 5% EDGE participation goal, has been set by the Port Authority.

Bids must be submitted on the forms furnished in the Bid Packet.

THE PORT AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS, TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES, TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL BIDS AND TO OTHERWISE PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PORT AUTHORITY.

Any Bid may be withdrawn or amended prior to the closing time for the receipt of the Bids. If any Bidder has questions, they should contact Nicholas A. LaPointe at 216-377-1342, or email Nicholas.LaPointe@portofcleveland.com.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE PORT AUTHORITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS INCURRED BY ANY BIDDER IN RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST FOR BIDS.

The successful Bidder will be required to enter into a contract with the Port Authority based upon the materials submitted and any mutually agreeable negotiations completed between the parties.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
William Friedman
President/CEO


Notice of Public Hearing 6/1/2022

Notice is hereby given that on June 8, 2022, a public hearing, which may be continued or adjourned, will be held by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Ohio (the “Issuer”) in its offices located at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 commencing at 11:00 a.m. local time with respect to the proposed issuance by the Issuer of its Student Housing Facility Bonds, Series 2022A (Euclid Avenue Development Project) (the “Bonds”) in an aggregate principal face amount not to exceed $148,400,000 in one or more series, pursuant to Chapter 4582, Ohio Revised Code, as amended (the “Act”), in connection with a plan of finance for the benefit of Euclid Avenue Development Corporation, an Ohio nonprofit corporation, formerly known as Euclid Avenue Housing Corporation (the “Borrower”). The Bonds will be issued as qualified 501(c)(3) bonds under Section 145 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), and the proceeds of the Bonds will be used to finance the costs of acquiring, constructing, renovating, expanding, equipping and improving facilities constituting “port authority facilities” for housing, educational and commercial purposes as defined in the Act) (comprised of the Edge Student Housing Project and the Langston Student Housing Project, both as defined below and collectively referred to herein as the “Housing Facilities”) of the Borrower as further described herein.

The proceeds of the Bonds will be made available to the Borrower to (1) finance costs of the acquisition, construction, renovation, expansion and equipping of certain Housing Facilities located at 1750 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in an amount not to exceed $64,850,000 (the “Edge Student Housing Project”); (2) finance costs of the acquisition, construction, renovation, expansion and equipping of certain Housing Facilities located at 2211-2303 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio in an amount not to exceed $83,550,000 (the “Langston Student Housing Project”); and (3) paying certain costs and expenses of the Issuer and the Borrower incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds.

The initial legal owner or principal user of the Housing Facilities financed by the Bonds is the Borrower.

The public hearing is intended to comply with the public approval requirements of Section 147(f) of the Code.  THE BONDS SHALL NOT REPRESENT OR CONSTITUTE A DEBT OR PLEDGE OF THE FAITH AND CREDIT OR THE TAXING POWER OF THE CLEVELAND-CUYAHOGA COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY, OHIO, THE STATE OF OHIO, OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

Persons wishing to express their views on the proposed Bonds may appear at the hearing or submit their views in writing regarding the proposed Bonds and the location and nature the Housing Facilities to be financed.

Any written submissions should be sent to the Port Authority at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113, and clearly marked “Re: Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, Ohio Student Housing Facility Bonds, Series 2022A (Euclid Avenue Development Project).” Written submissions should be mailed in sufficient time to be received before the referenced public hearing on June 8, 2022.

CLEVELAND-CUYAHOGA COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY, OHIO

By: J. Stefan Holmes, Chair


Request for SOQs: CHEERS Design & Permitting

Request for Statements of Qualifications

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority | Cleveland, Ohio

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Directors that sealed Statement of Qualifications (“SOQ”) submissions will be received by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority for the following Project:

Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience Strategy (CHEERS)

The successful professional design services firm/team will assist the Port Authority, Cleveland Metroparks, and other Project stakeholders with engineering, permitting, environmental clearance, and the preparation of design documentation for the above referenced Project. The scope of services, which is further detailed in the supplemental Request for Qualifications documentation, includes professional design services necessary to create of new parkland and habitat along the Lake Erie shore on Cleveland’s east side using sediment dredged from the Cuyahoga River.

Statement of Qualification submissions will be received at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, to the attention of Ms. Linda Sternheimer, 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 until 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, June 17th, 2022.

Request for Statement of Qualification documentation will be available and may be obtained at the office of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority at 1100 West Ninth Street, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. or on the Port Authority’s website: https://www.portofcleveland.com/doing-business/.

THE PORT AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL SUBMISSIONS, TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES, TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, AND TO OTHERWISE PROCEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PORT AUTHORITY.

Statement of Qualifications submissions will be evaluated and scored in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code to determine the most qualified, responsive, and responsible professional design service firm/team. The Port Authority will request interviews with firms following the submission of their RFQs. The Port Authority will negotiate a contract and reasonable compensation with the most highly ranked and qualified firm based upon the statement of qualifications submissions and the presentations/interview process. If negotiations fail with the firm/team ranked most qualified, the Port Authority may elect to enter negotiations with the firm/team ranked second most qualified.

Any SOQ submission may be withdrawn or amended prior to the closing deadline. If any interested design firm has questions, they should contact Linda Sternheimer at Linda.Sternheimer@portofcleveland.com.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE PORT AUTHORITY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS INCURRED BY PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICE FIRM/TEAM IN RESPONDING TO THIS REQUEST AND ANY SUBSEQUENT PHASES OF THIS EVALUATION AND NEGOTIATION PROCESS.

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority
William Friedman
President/CEO


Port Announces 2021 Tonnage Numbers

Shippers Partner with Port of Cleveland to Solve Supply Chain Woes Port of Cleveland Volumes Surge in 2021 Due to Innovation, Planning & Execution

Cleveland, OH (January 26, 2022) - The Port of Cleveland saw a 69% increase in tonnage across its docks in 2021 compared to 2020. This surge was attributed to significant increases in non-containerized goods, containerized cargo, and iron ore shipments to the Cleveland-Cliffs Cleveland Works steel mill.

Early in 2021, the Port completed two major infrastructure projects that paved the way for the increased cargo volumes. First, the Port expanded its iron ore tunnel at the Cleveland-Bulk Terminal, providing additional capacity for the movement of iron ore.  Additionally, the Port opened a new modernized and expanded main gate at its general cargo facility, which allows for the more efficient movement of trucks, decreases wait times for drivers, and more efficiently moves cargo on/off Port property. The Port also reactivated the Foreign Trade Zone space at the general cargo terminal, leading to additional volumes and cost savings for numerous Port clients.

Cargo owners sought new solutions with the Port of Cleveland in 2021 due to continuing issues in the global supply chain. Container volume doubled compared to 2020 as shippers changed their routings from large coastal ports to alternative ports such as Cleveland.

General Cargo Terminal Volume

Includes steel, containers, project cargo, salt, and cement

  • A 57% increase over 2020 numbers
  • 649,324 metric tons - 2nd highest in last 10 years (only slightly behind 2015)
  • Containers handled doubled compared to 2020

Cleveland Bulk Terminal Volume

Includes iron ore and limestone throughput

  • A 71% increase over 2020 numbers
  • 6,943,139 metric tons

“Our cargo volumes bounced back in a big way in 2021 across the board, which indicates business is up at regional firms that depend on our Port,” said William Friedman, President, and CEO, Port of Cleveland.  “We are particularly pleased to see containerized cargo grow significantly because we’ve worked for years to position Cleveland as an alternative to congested coastal ports. Our momentum continues as we continue expanding Port capacity and services to meet the shipping needs of Northeast Ohio and beyond.”


Discussing Alternative Supply Chain Solutions with Spliethoff

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Claus Sorensen, Vice President of Spliethoff Cleveland. They discuss how they are positioning themselves as a solution to the supply chain crisis in 2022 and beyond.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics, and trade.
Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com

 


Port of Cleveland Awarded $10.52m in State Maritime Grant Funding

Cleveland, OH (December 8, 2021) – The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Port of Cleveland) announces it has been awarded $10.52 million in infrastructure development grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Maritime Assistance Program (MAP). The grants will be utilized for the following projects in the amounts indicated and will provide leverage and match for more than $80 million in total funding for these five projects:

  • The Irishtown Bend Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project | $5,000,000
  • Rehabilitation of Docks 26 West and 24 | $946,884
  • S. Customs and Border Protection Facility | $870,933
  • Dock 20 North Paved Container Yard | $1,737,500
  • CHEERS Project planning & design | $1,970,000

“We applaud the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Maritime Assistance Program for supporting Ohio’s ports,” said William Friedman, President and CEO, Port of Cleveland. “With these investments we will continue to modernize our Port, making our region more competitive, mitigate urgent public safety concerns and enable major, new public amenities on our shorelines.”

Irishtown Bend Stabilization and Rehabilitation Project

The Port of Cleveland is leading the effort to stabilize Irishtown Bend to protect people, preserve jobs and enable development of a transformative new park on the banks of the Cuyahoga River. The $5 million Ohio MAP grant, combined with other funding now secured, enables the Port to construct the stabilization elements in one phase and begin the work in 2022.  Total cost of the stabilization is estimated to be $50 million.

Rehabilitation of Docks 26 West and 24

The Port of Cleveland has embarked on a comprehensive modernization of Docks 26 West and 24, the heart of the Port’s General Cargo Terminal. Key elements of the modernization include critical maritime infrastructure investments, installation of fiber communications backbone, and elements which will allow the Port to advance efforts to decarbonize and electrify the terminal in the future.

The Ohio MAP funding enables the Port to complete important work related to storm water management which allows for the capturing and treatment of effluent storm water prior to being discharged into Lake Erie. Total project cost is $23.1 million.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility

Due to the growth in container cargo volumes moving in and out of the Port Cleveland, the Port must provide upgraded operational facilities for use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) adjacent to the cargo terminals. This dedicated space will allow for USCBP staff to more efficiently clear imported cargo into the country, solidifying Cleveland as the preferred port for international trade on the Great Lakes. Total project cost is $2.0 million.

Dock 20 North Paved Container Yard

The Port will use this funding to modernize Dock 20 North as an additional container yard, increasing the Port’s container throughput capacity. The Port of Cleveland is already the only container port on the Great Lakes and this project will enhance Cleveland’s competitive advantage in handling containerized cargo. Total project cost is $3.8 million.

CHEERS Project to Ensure Sufficient Dredge Disposal Capacity

The Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience Study (CHEERS) is a major shoreline rehabilitation and resiliency project envisioned along Cleveland’s east side Lake Erie shoreline. The Port of Cleveland, along with its partners (City of Cleveland, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Transportation, Cleveland Metroparks, and Black Environmental Leaders) crafted a plan to utilize the beneficial use of dredge material to build the public open space and habitat, as well as protect critical infrastructure in the area. This funding, together with additional funds through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will be used for further planning of the design and engineering of this vision. Total funds now available for the next phase of planning and design is $3.9 million.

“This investment from the Ohio Department of Transportation will help us, along with our partners, bring the CHEERS vision closer to reality,” said Linda Sternheimer, Director, Urban Planning and Engagement, Port of Cleveland. “Our vision is centered around embracing Lake Erie as a key asset for future generations, connecting Cleveland’s east side neighborhoods to the lakefront making the area resilient to our changing climate while ensuring our lakefront is safe for all to enjoy.”


Port of Cleveland to Provide Bond Financing for Fairfax Market

Cleveland, OH (November 10, 2021) – The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (Port of Cleveland) Board of Directors unanimously approved financing for the newly announced Fairfax Market project. This project is part of the Innovation Square Fairfax Renaissance Plan for Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC). The plan, to be developed on the 2.9 acres located at E. 105th Street and Cedar Avenue, comprises:

• 1st floor: A 40,000 sq. ft. grocery store
• 2nd-5th floors: Residential units
• 200-space parking garage

Of the total project cost ($59m), the Port of Cleveland will provide privately placed bond financing that raises $37m. Project partners include FRDC and Cleveland Clinic (who will support apartment leasing), in partnership with Meijer who will be entering the urban Cleveland market with this location. Cleveland-based Fairmount Properties will develop the project.

“This is exactly the type of project that is needed to support current residents,” said Pat Ramsey, Chair of the Port of Cleveland Board of Directors. “It fills a critical need in the marketplace and community while adding essential workforce housing to support our region’s largest job center. Overall, this is a transformative project for the Fairfax neighborhood.”


Exclusive Great Lakes Forward Episode: Cleveland Europe Express - More Cargo, More Capacity

In this exclusive episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by David Gutheil, Chief Commercial Officer, to announce that the Cleveland-Europe Express service is growing with the addition of the PEYTON LYNN C, a container-only vessel that further connects Europe directly to Cleveland. This additional vessel gives cargo owners more options to avoid coastal congestion and to move their cargo directly in and out of America's heartland.

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com


Global Visibility & Smart Logistics

Proudly celebrating its 60th anniversary, on the shores of Lake Erie, World Shipping Inc., has grown to become an international organization managing complex international supply chains. In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Jackie Csiszar, Vice President, World Group. Together they discuss the creative solutions required to navigate the global supply chain, as coastal ports experience congestion and delays

Great Lakes Forward is a podcast series by the Port of Cleveland that tells the untold story of maritime and tackles topics of shipping, logistics and trade. Find us on the web at www.portofcleveland.com and on FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube we are @portofcleveland Email us with comments and questions at info@portofcleveland.com