City today issues RFP 2020-02: Marina Management and/or Leasing

City of Fernandina Beach
Bid Postings
March 11, 2020

The City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed competitive proposals for the following until no later than 2:00pm, April 3, 2020.


 Proposal Documents and Specifications are available to download from the City of Fernandina Beach website, and the Demandstar website at  Questions regarding the Proposal requirements or process can be directed in writing to Wanda Weaks, Purchasing Agent, at [email protected].


The City of Fernandina Beach has a long and rich maritime history. This history is currently reflected by the City’s Marina, located in the immediate proximity of the City’s downtown business district. Due to the storm effects of Hurricane Matthew (October, 2016), the Marina was effectively out of operation for over three years, only recently re-opening to permanent and transient vessels. The entire southern basin of the Marina has been dredged and reconfigured, with approximately 1,500’ of internal side-tie dockage. The southern attenuator has been replaced with heavier dock sections and provides approximately 1,600’ of side-tie dockage. Utility services (electric, water, fire suppression) have been replaced and upgraded. The northern attenuator (approximately 300’ long) will be replaced with structures and services to match the southern attenuator, as well as restore fuel services (construction anticipated to be completed within six months). In addition to the Marina’s docking capabilities, other amenities include a small check- in structure (which includes a small ship store), a mooring field (currently being rehabilitated) and associated dinghy docks, and a boater’s facility (lounge, restrooms, showers, and laundry).

The City currently has an operating agreement with Westrec Marinas to manage marina operations. Although the relationship between the City and Westrec remains viable, it has been several years since the agreement has been reviewed, and with the recent renovations, the City Commission believes it is an appropriate time to examine and clarify financial and operational components of the Marina.

For complete details on the RFQ, click here.