Miami-Dade Prepares for Seaweed Season – County to Purchase Weed Harvestor Boats

Miami-Dade County is preparing to purchase Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats for Miami-Dade County Waterways which include Miami Beach.

The draft solicitation located at seeks to establish a contract for the purchase of Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats for Miami-Dade County on behalf of Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW).

Miami-Dade County utilizes mechanical harvesting to control aquatic weeds, in canals, waterways, and lakes throughout the County. The Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats are used to remove submerged aquatic vegetation/weeds and other items illegally dumped in the waterways. This prevents aquatic weeds from obstructing the flow of water and blocking the canal systems, which are a critical component of the County’s overall drainage system to minimize flooding. The County removes approximately 3,500 tons of aquatic weeds every year.

The Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats shall be new and the most recent model available. Any optional components of the Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats, which are required in accordance with the contract specifications and recommended by the manufacturer for the application intended must be included and will be considered standard equipment for the purposes of the solicitation.

The Awarded Bidder shall furnish all labor, materials, equipment, tools, and all other work and incidentals required to provide Aquatic Weed Harvester Boats on this contract.

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