Lake County seeks CEI engineering firm for Citrus Grove Road extension

Lake County is looking for a firm to provide construction, engineering and inspection services (CEI) for the first phase of extension work planned on Citrus Grove Road, according to a Request for Statements of Qualifications (RSQ) announced this past weekend.

The chosen company would provide CEI, materials testing and post-design engineering services for the first phase of this road project, which extends from Grassy Lake Road to North Hancock Road.


This involves the new alignment and widening of Citrus Grove Road, for which Phase I begins at theMinneola Interchange and runs west for one mile to Grassy Lake Road. The project will include a new four-lane urban roadway construction with bike lanes, sidewalks, amulti-use path, raised center median, and a closed drainage system with ponds.

The project also involves city of Minneola water and sewer line relocation, and installation of new utility lines for the city. The Florida Department of Transportation will be funding a portion of the project's cost.


The CEI contractor's responsibilities include keeping a record of all contractors on the project, document orders given, accidents, weather events and equipment movement.

This firm's project manager is responsible for meeting each week with personnel of Lake County, Minneola, the general contractor, subcontractors, utility personnel and other agencies affected by construction, as well as any property and business owners affected.

To qualify, firms mush have CEI experience on projects for a major urban curb and gutter roadway, with a minimum construction cost of $5 million, and experience with FDOT documentation of CEI construction.

Applications are due by Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. to the county's Procurement Services Division office in Tavares.

Full documents for RSQ no. 18-0004 can be found on the county's Procurement Services webpage.

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