Next step for city marina repairs: develop design criteria package

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
January 2, 2018 8:00 a.m.


Following the December 19, 2017 Fernandina Beach City Commission’s (FBCC) rejection of all bids in response to RFQ 2017-04 to repair, design and build the south basin attenuator in the city’s marina, the city of Fernandina Beach immediately returned to the drawing board to develop a Plan B: seeking assistance in developing a design criteria package that may be used as a blueprint for soliciting further bids to repair the hurricane-damaged facility.

On December 22, 2017, City Manager Dale Martin mailed the letter below to the twenty-six approved engineers/engineering firms identified in Resolution 2016-55 (List of Qualified Engineering Firms).

As indicated in the correspondence, responses are due to the City Clerk no later than 2:00 PM, Friday, January 12, 2018. Once responses are received and compiled, the results will be provided to the City Commissioners for consideration.

Editor’s Note: Suanne Z. Thamm is a native of Chautauqua County, NY, who moved to Fernandina Beach from Alexandria,VA, in 1994. As a long time city resident and city watcher, she provides interesting insight into the many issues that impact our city. We are grateful for Suanne’s many contributions to the Fernandina Observer.

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