U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking pre-bids for Oceanside dredging

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Jan. 3 it is seeking pre-solicitation bids for a planned dredging of the federal navigation channel at Oceanside Harbor.

A dredging project was just completed at Oceanside Harbor after a lengthy delay. CJW Construction reportedly completed the most recent dredging of Oceanside Harbor on Oct. 31, 2016 – more than three months later than the project was expected to be completed.

The winning bidder would likely be awarded a contract in the spring, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The contract would be executed in three annual cycles, the federal agency added.

A final budget has not yet been announced but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects the project to cost between $10 million and $25 million.

Whoever is selected is expected to complete the dredging project within 55 calendar days.

Dredged materials would be placed on coast beaches, according to the federal agency.

“Dredged quantities vary, but average around 180,000 cubic yards of material annually,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ staff stated in the pre-solicitation bid request.

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