Current RFPs:

RFP 2020-04- Lyons Bay Channel Dredging Project and Erosion Control Additions at Snake Island  Addendum and updated documents

Lyons Bay addenda #1

Lyons Bay QA 7-1-20

Revised WCIND Bid Schedule – LB EC projects Amended 6-25-2020

Updated Construction plans can be downloaded from: Condensed plans from Engineer CLICK HERE

RFQ 2020-05

Pre-qualifying of Vendors for Removal of Derelict and Abandoned Vessel

Sealed Responses will be received by the WEST COAST INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT (District), as specified on the cover sheet of this “Request for Qualifications”, and opened immediately thereafter by the Executive Director or designee.

Any question regarding this solicitation should be directed to the Contact listed on the cover page of this solicitation, or by calling the DISTRICT at  (941) 485-9402.


RFP 2020-04

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Office of the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) at 200 East Miami Avenue, Venice, FL 34285 for the furnishing of:

Lyons Bay Channel Dredging Project and Erosion Control Additions at Snake Island for the West Coast Inland Navigation District until 2:00 P.M. Local Time, July 7th, 2020, at which time and place all bids received will be opened.  Any bids received after the time and date specified will not be considered.

A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on June 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at 200 East Miami Avenue, Venice, FL 34285.  Directions will be provided for transport to Snake Island to review existing condition. At all times, all attendees will be required to adhere to safety pre-cautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bids shall remain in force for ninety (90) days after the opening.  Bidders must be licensed to do business in the State of Florida.

Project Description

The Work consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and performing all tasks necessary for the following:

1.Construction of rock additions to the existing rock mound erosion control structures at Snake Island, inside Venice Inlet flood shoal region in Sarasota County, Florida.

2.Dredging of Lyons Bay Navigation Channel and disposal on Snake Island (upland and nearshore) in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida. Dredging may be conducted mechanically or hydraulically. (Estimated up to 7,000 cy)

2020-04-Bid-Package-Lyons Bay and Structures

WCIND Bid Schedule – LB EC projects 2020-05-27

Survey drawings and other detailed information may be obtained by contacting WCIND at 941-485-9402 or email at 


WCIND is seeking professional services in the areas of Environmental Engineering and Consultant services including services related to bathymetric surveys, permitting, construction inspection, review and analysis of plans, specifications and record drawings, and performance of feasibility studies.  Additional services may include operational analysis, modeling, and plan evaluation. PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  Ongoing,  at 200 East Miami Avenue, Venice, FL 34285. For details on required information please contact WCIND at 200 East Miami Avenue, Venice, FL 34285, by telephone at (941) 485-9402, or by emailing Parties interested in being evaluated for services, should submit two (2) bound proposals.

Proposals should include the following information where eligible or available:

Background/Summary information on Entity, Qualifications/experience relating to permitting and feasibility assessments, Qualifications/experience relating to survey and construction services, Disclosures, Financials or other evidence of fiscal responsibility, Key Personnel/Organizational Chart/Resumes, References, Past Contracts, Extent of Services available, Fee Schedule, List of Publications

Firms will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Qualifications & Experience
  • Permitting and feasibility assessment qualifications
  • Survey and construction services qualifications
  • Key Personnel
  • Extent of Services Available

All submissions will be reviewed by District staff.  Those firms that receive a minimum qualifying score will be eligible to enter into a continuing services contract for Environmental Consultant/Engineering Services with the West Coast Inland Navigation District.

Upcoming Projects:

Coquina Access channel (Manatee County) on hold

Recent RFPs:

    • SW Cape Coral – Completed
    • Trailer Estates East/Flamingo Cay – Completed
    • Normandy, Plato, Everest and Chantry – Completed
    • Manatee Shores Dredging-Completed
    • Snake Island Restoration- Completed
    • Ft Hamer/Manatee River Dredging-Complete
    • Cherokee Park-completed
    • Longboat Key Emergency beach/sand trap- Complete
    • City of Anna Maria/Lake LaVista Dredging- Canceled
    • City of Anna Maria/Lake LaVista Dredging- complete
    • RFQ Engineering Services-Shortlist
    • RFQ Derelict Vessel Removal-Shortlist
    • Boca Grande Trestle Project-Completed
    • New pass Mechanical-Completed
    • Newpass/Big Carlos Hydraulic-Completed
    • 2018 Warner’s Entrance Channel- Completed
    • 2018 Highland Shores Channel- Completed
    • 2018 Broadway, Hogue, and Intrepid Waters- In progress
    • 2019 Venice Inlet Sand Trap- Complete
    • 2020-01 Architectural Planning and Design Services- Awarded
    • 2020-03 Lover’s Key/New Pass-All bids Rejected
    • 20-001 Palma Sola- Opened

Recent Bid Results:

Project Name Lover’s Key/ New Pass
Bid Number 2020-03
Date of opening 5/5/2020
Time 1:00pm
Project CY 14,000CY
Contractor Mobilization/ Demobilization Dredge and Fill Dredge per CY Environmental Protection TOTAL BASE BID PRICE
Florida Dock and Dredge 500,000.00 560,000.00 40.00/CY 200,000.00 1,260,000.00
Marine Contracting Group 30,000.00 709,000.00 50.64/CY 130,000.00 869,000.00
Gator Dredging 350,000.00 551,040.00 39.36/CY 25,000.00 926,040.00
Kelly Bros. 270,379.00 377,720.00 26.98//CY 204,103.00 852,202.00
Versatile Builders, Inc 782,783.14 536,198.79 38.30/CY 63,857.60 1,382,840.74*
*total price as submitted on Exhibit A, WCIND calculated a total bid of 1,382,839.53
Project Name Highland Shores
Bid Number 18-102
Date of opening 9/18/2018
Time 1:00pm
Project CY 1500CY
Optional- per CY
Contractor Mobilization Dredge/transport Dewatering Turbidity TOTAL BID Dredging Spoil Transport/Disposal
Duncan Seawall 25,000.00 94,710.00 5,900.00 3,500.00 129,110.00 63.14 25.10
Gator Dredging 35,000.00 99,000.00 1.00 1,000.00 135,001.00 80.00 20.00
Brance Diversified 29,024.00 52,500.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 89,524.00 50.00 20.00
C&M Dredging 40,100.00 75,000.00 20,000.00 6,500.00 141,600.00 50.00 15.00
Project Name Warner’s Entrance Channel
Bid Number 18-101
Date of opening 8/31/2018
Time 1:00pm
Project CY 1400CY
Optional- per CY
Contractor Mobilization Dredge/transport Dewatering Turbidity TOTAL BID Dredging Spoil Transport/Disposal
Duncan Seawall 22,000.00 78,302.00 5,200.00 3,100.00 108,602.00 55.93 18.10
Gator Dredging 20,000.00 80,990.00 20,000.00 5,000.00 125,990.00 80.00 20.00
Brance Diversified 30,000.00 54,166.00 20,000.00 5,003.00 109,169.00 33.69 5.00
Abbotts 12,900.00 148,932.00 8,450.00 9,100.00 179,382.00 102.65 36.90
C&M Dredging 60,000.00 73,920.00 10,000.00 4,800.00 148,720.00 39.00 13.80