Isle of Palms Marina Dock Rehabilitation
In 1999, the City of Isle of Palms purchased the marina facility located at the confluence of Morgan Creek and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The floating docks at the marina are approximately 30-year old timber framed docks.
The FY21 Budget includes funds to replace the aging docks, including the fuel dock, fuel hut and marine utility infrastructure, located along Morgan Creek. This project also includes needed maintenance for the bulkhead.
The City expects to award a contract by the end of September and construction to begin after September 30, 2020. The project is expected to take approximately 5-6 months to complete.
During its regular committee meeting on September 15, 2020, the Ways and Means Committee approved the award of a contract to Salmon's Dredging Corporation in the amount of $4,304,008 for the Isle of Palms dock rehabilitation and bulkhead maintenance project.
The Ways and Means Committee recommended including $86,000 for IPE decking for all of the floating dock system. IPE is a Brazilian hardwood that does not require preservative treatment, works well with aluminum, is long lasting and requires very little maintenance.
The project cost breakdown is as follows:
Dock Replacement Project:
Base bid = $2,737,216
- IPE decking = $86,000
- Builder’s Risk = $15,000
- Fuel Hut = $100,000
- 15% contingency = $440,732
Total = $3,378,948
- Re-coating and intense cleaning of the upper and lower work zones = $804,400
- 15% contingency = $120,660
Total = $925,060
The City is seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the rehabilitation of the docks at the Isle of Palms Marina. Deadline to submit proposals is 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020.