CITY OF HOMER
PUBLIC WORKS TELEPHONE (907)235-3170
3575 HEATH STREET HOMER, AK 99603 FACSIMILE (907)235-3145
TO: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Carey Meyer, Public Works Director
DATE: May 29, 2012
RE: Cruise Ship Passenger Enhancement Project
Deep Water Dock Fender Replacement
Authorization to Purchase Cylindrical Rubber Units
On January 23, 2012, the City Council approved a design contract for the Deep Water Dock Fender Replacement Project utilizing Cruise Ship Passenger Enhancement grant funds. Public Works and Port/Harbor staff has been working with the design engineer to expedite the design of the project to assure that the fender replacement can be constructed late this summer in time to support cruise ship berthing next year. Public Works on May 18 began advertising for bids to complete these improvements.
Since the delivery of the cylindrical rubber fender units required for this project have a long lead time (14-16 weeks), it will be necessary to order these units prior to award of the construction contract. This will insure that the fender improvements are in place for the 2013 cruise ship season.
These units are manufactured by a limited number of firms. To date, we have only found two manufacturers. Quotes were obtained from these two firms as follows:
1200mm OD 1300mm OD
Fenderteam Americas, Inc. $2,998 $4,175
Maritime International $3,747 $5,554
14 – 1200mm units and 4 – 1300mm units are required for the project. Cost to purchase all required is $2,998 x 14 + $4,175 x 4 = $58,672
Recommendations: The City Council pass a resolution authorizing the purchase of cylindrical rubber fender units for the Deep Water Dock Fender Replacement Project from Fenderteam Americas, Inc. of Lansdowne, Virginia, in the amount of $58,672 and authorize the City Manager to execute appropriate documents.
Fiscal Note: 415-926