The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers plans to hire private contractors to dredge 150,000 cubic yards of material and use it to drop along the coastline at Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton this fall.
The Army put out an invitation for bid (IFB) earlier this month and will begin collecting those bid proposals by mid-September. The Army wants the job done between October 1 and New Year’s Day 2014, which will require the winning contractor to dredge 1,000 cubic yards per day.
The Army is only considering small business entities for the job, with a small business standard of $20 million. That means contractors bidding for the work can not exceed $20 million in employee payroll and average annual receipts. The job is expected to cost anywhere between $1 million and $5 million.
It’s unclear if the work proposed is due to the recent harsh weather, such as Hurricane Sandy last October or the February blizzard, or if the dredging is customary. An email to Anne Spiegelberg, the contract specialist and point person for the IFB at the Army Corp of Engineers, was not returned. If Patch receives a reply, we’ll update this story.