Assistant County Attorney David Murray read the forgoing citizen’s presentation into the record.
Commissioner Gimenez apprised the Committee that the County Attorney had advised him that he needed to excuse himself for this presentation.
Assistant County Attorney Murray pointed out that this citizen’s presentation concerned contracts that were not yet awarded and were subject to the Cone of Silence; and advised the Committee to limit their discussion concerning this presentation.
Mr. Pedro Munilla, 7277 Sunset Drive, noted he was one of five brothers who owned and directed MCM Corp. He expressed appreciation to the Committee for allowing his presentation. He provided background information regarding MCM and their experience on Miami International Airport (MIA) projects. He noted he had filed a copy of this presentation with the Clerk of the Board; and that the County Attorney had advised that this presentation would not violate the Cone of Silence. He asked that the County Commission consider a proposed resolution to authorize the County Manager to attempt to negotiate a win-win contract with the lowest bidder for the following projects:
1. MIA Concourse “E” Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Upgrades;
2. Front and Back Terminal Fire Sprinkler and Life Safety Upgrades; and
3. MIA 756 A/D Terminal Wide Improvements (TWI).
Mr. Munilla noted MCM had advised staff that they could complete projects 1 and 2 within budget, if MCM was permitted to modify certain working parameters. He noted MCM was a qualified, competent, responsive, and responsible bidder that was confident they could meet the budget. Regarding the TWI project, Mr. Munilla noted that MCM’s work as a subcontractor for Parson-Odebrecht Joint Venture on an adjacent MIA project presented a strategic advantage to the County. He expressed concern that the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) would recommend that they negotiate with the two bidders to meet the budget on these projects; he noted that the other bidder had bid $20 million higher than MCM. He provided further comparisons between MCM and the other bidder to support his concern.
Responding to Commissioner Martinez’s question regarding the other bidder referenced by Mr. Munilla, Mr. Max Fajardo, Deputy Director, MDAD, noted the Tower Group was the other bidder.
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