The New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposes to perform maintenance dredging of Sandy Hook Channel, New York Harbor, Federal Navigation Project. The dredged material would be placed for future beneficial use at the Sea Bright Offshore Borrow Area (SBOBA), approximately 5 miles southeast of Sandy Hook Point, NJ. The proposed maintenance dredging would remove approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand from Sandy Hook Channel. Dredging would be required to a depth of -35 feet Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) plus 2 feet allowable overdepth. The dredged material is expected to consist primarily of sand and gravel.
The purpose of the proposed work is to alleviate the effects of shoaling and maintain the authorized project dimensions, thereby providing safe and economical use of Sandy Hook Channel by commercial and recreational boating interests while providing future beneficial use of the dredged sand.
Based on past dredging cycles, it is recommended that the proposed work only be performed by utilizing a mechanical dredge with a clamshell bucket. Additionally, multiple ocean going barged, tug boats and ancillary equipment will be needed to perform the dredging, transport and placement activities. The entire channel will generally not require maintenance dredging; only areas where shoaling has reduced the depth of thechannel will require dredging. The dredged material would be required to meet all federal, state, and approved local criteria required by the government agencies having jurisdiction where the placement site is located.
The Contractor will be required to commence work within five (5) calendar days after the dateof receipt by him of the notice to proceed, and to prosecute said work diligently and to complete the basic work ready for use not later than thirty-two (32) calendar days after the receipt by him of the notice to proceed (NTP). The contractor is required to maintain an integrated production of at least 8,000 cubic yards per calendar day.
The work is estimated to cost between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000. Plans and specifications for the subject project would be available in June 2018, with bidopening in July 2018. It is the intention of the government to award in July 2018 and issue the NTP in September 2018.
Liquidated Damages of $2,282.00 per calendar day of delay will be assessed to the contractor until all work under the contract is accepted as complete.
This is an unrestricted Procurement.