The Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Board voted 4-1 today at the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium to accept the low bid of $17,874,503 submitted by GLF Construction of Miami to build the Swing Bridge.
GLF had appealed the 4-0 Nov. 2 GIBA Board decision to reject all five bids received ranging from $17.9 million to $24.2 million. Rejected Swing Bridge construction bids in order of lowest to highest:
GLF Construction Corp. of Miami, $17,874,503;
Orion Marine Construction of Tampa, $18,755,840;
Superior Construction Co. of Gary, Ind., $20,069,044;
American Bridge Co. of Tampa District, $20,402,701.90; and
PCL Construction of Denver, $24,234,334.
Bid totals do not include the required $2 million contingency fund.
See Thursday's Gasparilla Gazette for complete coverage of the bid decision reversal.