Talbert Valley Channels Debris/Litter Collection System

Construction Phase

Talbert Valley Channels Debris/Litter Collection System

Advertising Starts: May 6, 2015

Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: May 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.
Last Day to Submit Questions: June 17, 2015 at 12 Noon
Bid Opening Date: July 01, 2015 at 2:00 P.M.
Construction Duration: 120 Working Days
Engineer’s Estimate: $500,000

Bid Documents are only available by mail or for pick-up at:

ARC Reprographics
345 Clinton Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
P (949) 660-1150
P (714) 424-8525
F (714) 424-8526

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Questions concerning the purchase of Plans & Special Provisions and obtaining a copy of the plan holder's list should be directed to ARC Reprographics. Further information is also available at the OC Public Works Cashier (714) 667-9780.


The project was advertised starting May 6, 2015 and bid opened July 1, 2015.  The successful bidder was awarded to John S. Meek Company, Inc. in the amount of $545,715.00.  The project is estimated to be completed in 120 working days.
The project in itself consists of constructing two debris/litter collection systems; one across Talbert Channel (Facility D02) downstream of Banning Street, and the other is located across Huntington Beach Channel (Facility D01) 1000 feet upstream of Magnolia Street.
Huntington Beach and Talbert Channels located in the coastal city of Huntington Beach, California are regional flood control facilities which underwent major improvements that consist of converting the earthen levee embankments into steel-lined vertical walls. These two flood control channels collect urban run-off and outlet to the Pacific Ocean.  Three restored wetland areas received flows from these channels at the confluence: Magnolia Marsh, Brookhurst Marsh and Talbert Marsh.  Storm flows from these channels inherently carry floating urban debris and litter, including organics that enter and settle in the wetlands area.  The Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD) working with Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy and Miocean, a non-profit foundation, teamed to reduce floating trash, debris and litter that wash out to the ocean via these two channels.
The Talbert Channel Debris/Litter Collection System is a patented prefabricated floating collection unit retained in place by four 12” diameter Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) pipe pile driven into the ground equipped with a floating roller mechanism.  The collection unit contains a floating removable basket that collects floating debris/litter within the channel.  Across the channel in a diagonal alignment, a floating boom skims the trash and litter and redirects it to the collection basket.  This entire project consists of driving six (6) 38-foot long 12” diameter FRP pipe at precise locations, procurement of the premanufactured collection unit, site-assembly and installation of the boom and the collection unit in place in the channel facility, and service activation.
The second unit located across Huntington Beach channel consists of construction/installation of debris boom concrete thrust block fitted with 12” diameter Schedule 40 Galvanized Steel pipe, installation/driving one (1) 12” diameter, 36 feet long Grade 304 Stainless Steel Schedule 80 pipe pile into the invert of the channel to hold a two hundred (200) foot long debris boom unit, procurement of Kepner® debris boom unit from local manufacturer, assembly of the debris boom unit, and activation.


  1.  Bulletin #1


  1. Special Provisions
  2. Plans (D01-104-1, D02-104-1)


  1. Location Map
  2. GD01 - Geotechnical Report
  3. GD02 - Geotechnical Report


Sealed proposals from Contractors licensed in accordance with Section A, “Proposal Requirements and Conditions,” Subsection 16, will be received on behalf of the Orange County Flood Control District, hereinafter referred to as “DISTRICT,” at

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Hall of Administration Building
333. W. Santa Ana Blvd., Room 101
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Bids Submitted:  Room 101
Bid Opened:  Room 169

Contractor shall ensure that their bid proposal is sealed and the front of the envelope clearly contains, at minimum, the following information:

Contractor/Bidder Name
Contractor/Bidder Address (location of business)
License No(s).

“Proposal Enclosed for”
Bid Opening Date & Time

Submit bid proposals to the above address on or before Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 2:00 p.m, at which time they will be publicly opened and read in Room 169.

As specified in Section F-2, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, of the Special Provisions, the CONTRACTOR shall furnish proof of required experience at the time of bid submittal. Failure to submit adequate proof or submission of fraudulent proof of required experience shall be cause for DISTRICT to view CONTRACTOR’s bid as a non-responsible bid, and as such, shall be cause for rejection of CONTRACTOR’s bid.