Isle of Palms Marina Dock Rehabilitation

Milestone timeline:

City Council approves contract to Applied Technology Management (ATM) for design, engineering &permitting of dock rehab
Completed: Aug 28, 2018
Aug 28 2018
City Council approves conceptual design for the dock repairs
Completed: Jan 22, 2019
Jan 22 2019
City receives permit from the Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management (SCDHEC-OCRM)
Completed: Jan 13, 2020
Jan 13 2020
City receives permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Completed: May 25, 2020
May 25 2020
City Council approves FY21 budget which includes a bond issue of $2.9M for the construction of the dock project
Completed: Jun 23, 2020
Jun 23 2020
City completes and releases bid package to competitively procure a contractor to perform the dock project
Completed: Jul 10, 2020
Jul 10 2020
Staff holds a Pre-Bid meeting at the IOP Marina to meet contractors, answer questions and walk the project site
Completed: Jul 28, 2020
Jul 28 2020
Deadline for submission of proposals
11:00 a.m., September 11, 2020
Ways and Means Committee recommends award of a contract to Salmon's Dredging Co. for the project
Sep 15 2020

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 project involves the construction of Phase I and Phase II of the approved conceptual plan of the dock improvement project. 

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.  


Project Updates

Ways and Means Committee Approves Award of a Contract to Salmon's Dredging Co. for Dock Rehabilitation and Bulkhead Maintenance
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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

Bulkhead Re-Coating: 

  • Re-coating and intense cleaning of the upper and lower work zones = $804,400
  • 15% contingency = $120,660

Total = $925,060

Submission of Proposals
Friday, September 11, 2020

The City opened proposals for RFP 2020-03 at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020. A total of three (3) proposals were received. Click here to see the bid tabulation. 

Request for Proposals
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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.