W912HN21S1001 – Sources Sought – Ditching of Savannah Disposal Areas

Jun 17, 2021 | Sources Sought

Sources Sought Market Survey 

Introduction:  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, is performing market research for an upcoming requirement to provide all labor and equipment necessary to inspect, ditch and drain the dredged material containment areas related to dredging operations performed by USACE-Savannah District in the Savannah Harbor. 

This announcement is being issued for market research purposes only. The purpose of this announcement is to identify sources capable of performing this requirement and to obtain price, delivery, and other market information, or capabilities to assist with acquisition planning. This announcement does not constitute a commitment by the Government for any follow-on announcements, solicitation, or award.  This is NOT a solicitation; the Government will not pay for any information provided in response to the market survey.   


Project Title:  Ditching of Savannah Disposal Areas 

Project Location: The project sites include Chatham County, Georgia and Jasper County, South Carolina. 

NAICS Code237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 

Estimated Magnitude of Construction Project: Between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000.  

Projected Advertisement:  TBD 

Projected Award: TBD 

Project Description:  Ditching is required within the dredged material containment areas adjacent to Savannah Harbor, Georgia. The containment areas vary from several hundred to over a thousand acres with interiors of dredged sediments consisting of highly saturated soft silty soils interbedded with sand lenses overlying marsh deposits. The containment areas are kept water filled but drained for exterior dike raisings. Ditching begins as soon as possible in the drying areas. Ditching will be completed to expedite drying for surrounding dike raisings as required in the individual containment areas to protect against the breeding of mosquitoes and other pests. Historically, it is approximately 150,000 LF of ditching, 8ft wide by 6ft deep. Work will be intermittent due to the saturated condition of the containment areas.  Transport of the excavator between containment areas includes using the Savannah River which is a tidal river with several knot currents. Therefore, a flotation equipped long reach excavator is required both to conduct the ditching and for transportation between containment areas.   

Estimated Period of Performance One (1) year base, with four (4) yearly options.   

Proposed Procurement Method:   TBD  


Submission Requirements for responses to this Market Survey:   Interested sources are requested to answer the below Market Survey questions and email the completed survey no later than 4:00 P.M., July 14, 2021, Eastern Standard Time (EST) to the following individuals:   



The information provided will be used within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District to facilitate decision making and will not be disclosed outside the agency. However, respondents submitting business information pursuant to this announcement should consult 41 C.F.R. part 105-60 and other implementing regulations concerning the release of such information to third parties under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  All information submitted by respondents that they consider confidential and not releasable to third parties outside of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its employees, agents, consultants, and representatives, must be clearly and conspicuously marked as proprietary. 

Questions: Questions regarding this Sources Sought announcement may be directed to Mr. Mark A. Hiscox at Mark.A.Hiscox@usace.army.mil. 

Market Survey Questions: 

  1. Company Information: Name, Address, Point of Contact, Phone Number, Email Address, DUNS Number, CAGE Code 

  2. Describe your firm’s capability and experience relative to the work described in the Project Description.  

  3. Provide a list of projects similar to the work described in the Project Description completed as the prime contractor within the past 5 years. Project information should include scope and magnitude (contract value).  Please also specify what type of equipment was used. 
  • Contract Number (if any) 
  • Project Title 
  •  Project Amount ($) 

     4.   Do you have access to a long reach pontoon excavator to dig trenches to drain surface waters? Please specify if it is owned, to be purchased, or to be rented. 

     5.  Please provide a market price per linear foot (LF) for an estimated 150,000 LF of ditching, 8ft wide by 6ft deep 

     6.  What are your thoughts on the anticipated magnitude for the project cost? (NOTICE: This is not the Government's estimate for this work) 

     7.  Describe your firm’s level of interest relative to the project description. 

     8.  Provide any other comments and/or concerns.  

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