CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI
DEMOLITION OF BUILDING STRUCTURE ON 6179 SW 62 TERRACE
SUBMITTAL DUE DATE: April 29, 2020 at 10 AM
Solicitation Cover Letter
The City of South Miami, Florida (hereinafter referred to as “CSM”) through its chief executive officer (City
Manager) hereby solicits sealed proposals responsive to the City’s request (hereinafter referred to as “Request for
Proposals” or “RFP”). All references in this Solicitation (also referred to as an “Invitation for Proposals” or
“Invitation to Bid) to “City” shall be a reference to the City Manager, or the manager’s designee, for the City of
South Miami unless otherwise specifically defined or unless the context in which the word is used requires it to
mean the City of South Miami.
The City is hereby requesting sealed proposals in response to this RFP #BD2020-10 “DEMOLITION OF
BUILDING STRUCTURE ON 6179 SW 62 TERRACE.” The purpose of this Solicitation is to contract for
the services necessary for the completion of the project in accordance with the Scope of Services, (EXHIBIT
1), and Respondent’s Cost and Technical Proposal, or the plans and/or specifications, if any, described in this
Solicitation (hereinafter referred to as “the Project” or “Project”).
Interested persons who wish to respond to this Solicitation can obtain the complete Solicitation package by
accessing the following webpage: http://www.southmiamifl.gov/ which is the City of South Miami’s web address
for solicitation information. Proposals are subject to the Standard Terms and Conditions contained in the complete
Solicitation Package, including all documents listed in the Solicitation.
The City will only receive submittals electronically through the DemandStar Electronic Bid System
(E-Bidding). To register as a business, go to https://network.demandstar.com/ See directions for registering
and signing into your DemandStar user account on the next page following this Solicitation Cover Letter.
Proposals must be received electronically through DemandStar, no later than 10:00 A.M. local time (the
“Closing Date”) on April 29, 2020 and any Proposal received by the City through DemandStar after 10:00 a.m.
local time on said date will not be accepted under any circumstances. Hand delivery will not be accepted.
The City reserves the right to award the Project to the person with the lowest, most responsive, responsible
Proposal, as determined by the City, subject to the right of the City, or the City Commission, to reject any and all
proposals, and the right of the City to waive any irregularity in the Proposals or Solicitation procedure and subject
also to the right of the City to award the Project, and execute a contract with a Respondent or Respondents, other
than to the one who provided the lowest Proposal Price and, if the Scope of the Work is divided into distinct
subdivisions, to award each subdivision to a separate Respondent.
Nkenga A. Payne, CMC
City of South Miami
INSTRUCTIONS for RESPONDENT
DEMOLITION OF BUILDING STRUCTURE ON 6179 SW 62 TERRACE
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE RESPONDENT TO THE SOLICITATION TO ENSURE THAT
THE RESPONSE TO THE SOLICITATION (HEREINAFTER ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE
“PROPOSAL” THROUGHOUT THE CONTRACT DOCUMENTS) REACHES THE CITY CLERK
ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING HOUR AND DATE STATED ON THE SOLICITATION FORM.
1. Purpose of Solicitation. The City of South Miami is requesting proposals for the lowest and most responsive
price for the Project. The City reserves the right to award the contract to the Respondent whose proposal is
found to be in the best interests of the City.
2. Qualification of Proposing Firm. Response submittals to this Solicitation will be considered from firms normally
engaged in providing the services requested. The proposing firm must demonstrate adequate experience,
organization, offices, equipment and personnel to ensure prompt and efficient service to the City of South Miami.
The City reserves the right, before recommending any award, to inspect the offices and organization or to take
any other action necessary to determine ability to perform in accordance with the specifications, terms and
conditions. The City of South Miami will determine whether the evidence of ability to perform is satisfactory
and reserves the right to reject all response submittals to this Solicitation where evidence submitted, or
investigation and evaluation, indicates inability of a firm to perform.
3. Deviations from Specifications. The awarded firm shall clearly indicate, as applicable, all areas in which the
services proposed do not fully comply with the requirements of this Solicitation. The decision as to whether an
item fully complies with the stated requirements rests solely with the City of South Miami.
4. Designated Contact. The awarded firm shall appoint a person to act as a primary contact with the City of South
Miami. This person or back-up shall be readily available during normal work hours by phone, email, or in person,
and shall be knowledgeable of the terms of the contract.
5. Precedence of Conditions. The proposing firm, by virtue of submitting a response, agrees that City’s General
Provisions, Terms and Conditions herein will take precedence over any terms and conditions submitted with
the response, either appearing separately as an attachment or included within the Proposal. The Contract
Documents have been listed below in order of precedence, with the one having the most precedence being at
the top of the list and the remaining documents in descending order of precedence. This order of precedence
shall apply, unless clearly contrary to the specific terms of the Contract or General Conditions to the Contract:
a) Addenda to Solicitation
b) Attachments/Exhibits to the Solicitation
d) Attachment/Exhibits to Supplementary Conditions
e) Supplementary Conditions to Contract, if any
f) Attachment/Exhibits to Contract
h) General Conditions to Contract, if any
i) Respondent’s Proposal
6. Response Withdrawal. After Proposals are opened, corrections or modifications to Proposals are not
permitted, but the City may allow the proposing firm to withdraw an erroneous Proposal prior to the
confirmation of the proposal award by City Commission, if all of the following is established:
a) The proposing firm acted in good faith in submitting the response;
b) The error was not the result of gross negligence or willful inattention on the part of the firm;
c) The error was discovered and communicated to the City within twenty-four (24) hours (not including
Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday) of opening the proposals received, along with a request for
permission to withdraw the firm’s Proposal; and
d) The firm submits an explanation in writing, signed under penalties of perjury, stating how the error
was made and delivers adequate documentation to the City to support the explanation and to show
that the error was not the result of gross negligence or willful inattention nor made in bad faith.
7. The terms, provisions, conditions and definitions contained in the Solicitation Cover Letter shall apply to these
instructions to Respondents and they are hereby adopted and made a part hereof by reference. If there is a
conflict between the Cover Letter and these instructions, or any other provision of this Solicitation, the Cover
Letter shall govern and take precedence over the conflicting provision(s) in the Solicitation.
8. Any questions concerning the Solicitation or any required need for clarification must be made in writing, by 10
AM, April 21, 2020 to the attention of Steven P. Kulick, Chief Procurement Officer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or via facsimile at (305) 669-2636.