General Cargo Terminal Maintenance Dredging: Docks 22, 24W, & 24N

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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:

General Cargo Terminal Maintenance Dredging: Docks 22, 24W, & 24N

The successful Bidder will perform the scope of work outlined in the Contract Documents.

The work primarily consists of dredging approximately 5,842 cubic yards of sediment from docks 22, 24W, & 24N at the Port Authority’s General Cargo Terminal and mechanically depositing the sediment into the Port Authority’s Sediment Processing & Management Facility at CDF 12. 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 3:00 p.m. local time on April 30th, 2021. Electronic drawings and 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 upon special appointment or on the Port Authority’s website:

https://www.portofcleveland.com/about-the-port/business-employment-opportunities/.

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Any Bid may be withdrawn or amended prior to the closing time for the receipt of the Bids.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 419-349-7553, 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


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