Craney Island Sand Reclamation Industry Day Information.pdf


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April 22, 2020
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Special Announcement

Industry Day 2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District would like to invite the Dredging and
Earthwork Industry Contractors to Industry Day 2020 for the Craney Island Sand Reclamation
Project located in Portsmouth, Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk
District is seeking qualified and experienced firms capable of performing dredging and
earthwork for this project. Work includes:

1. No permits will be needed on the Government furnished site, Craney Island

Dredge Material Management Area (CIDMMA).

2. Base on the ingress and egress areas designated on the drawings the Contractor

shall plan to mob/de-mob accordingly.

3. Reclamation dredging includes a hydraulic cutter-head dredge capable of being
mobilized and launched within the North Cell of the Craney Island Dredged Material
Management Area (CIDMMA). Placement of dredge material shall be discharged
over land and behind a Contractor constructed containment dike, as detailed in the
plans, to allow for natural sorting of the material.

4. Water pumping will be required to provide adequate draft of the dredging vessel and

hydraulic transport of dredge material to the placement location.

5. Acceptance surveys shall be performed by the Contractor biweekly according to QA
standards, as specified in the plans and specifications. All acceptance surveys shall be
validated by the Government prior to acceptance of work and payment.

6. The Contractor shall build an earthen containment dike as defined on the plans and
specs. It will act as an earthen barrier between the placement site and the dredging

7. The containment dike will be located in the area defined by the plans and
specifications. It will act as an earthen barrier between the placement site and the
dredging area. This is to prevent any water or material from the placement site
returning to the dredging area, and force the suspended fines within the transport water
to migrate towards the spillboxes to the west.

8. The Contractor shall return access roads to pre-construction conditions.

Due to COVID19 and the practice of social distancing this Industry Day will be held via webinar
on May 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The Norfolk District, US Army Corps of Engineers
will provide a link to all interested participants.

This event is not a marketing opportunity and will not promote upcoming projects.

The purpose and focus of the event will be to seek Industry input and their questions regarding
best practices for the technical execution of the Craney Island Sand Reclamation Project. The
event will include a presentation by Norfolk District staff members giving current information
regarding scope of work, environmental requirements, safety, dredging, earthwork and material
placement concerns, site access, and work zones. Copies of draft technical documents and plans
will be available for review during the event.


All interested attendees must pre-register by e-mail to Axel Doody, Contract Specialist, at or Eartha Garrett, Chief of Civil Works and IIES Contracting
Island Sand
Reclamation Project" no later than May 06, 2020. E-mail requests beyond the due date will not
be accepted. Telephone requests will not be accepted. The Registration email must include:
name, company, day-time telephone number, e-mail address, and your relation to the dredging
industry as reason for attendance. Registrants are encouraged to include suggested topics
for discussion when registering.



The Government will not be conducting one-on-one discussions related to any potential contract
or on-going work under contract during this event. This announcement is not a contract
solicitation, request for proposal of any sort, a promise to issue any future contract, a forum to
discuss upcoming work, or a commitment to offer work of any kind on the part of the Government.
The Army will not assume liability for costs incurred by an attendee or for travel expenses for
marketing efforts.

Contracting Office Address:
US Army Engineer District, Norfolk, Attn: CECT-NAO, 803 Front Street, Norfolk, VA 23510-

Point of Contact:
Axel Doody, Contract Specialist at or Eartha Garrett,
Contracting Officer at