Invitation to Bid - Annual Drainage Ditch Clean-out Contractor

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Drainage Ditch Clean-out Contractor’s scope of responsibilities shall include labor, tools, machinery, equipment, devices and services necessary to complete the specified clean-out of specified drainage ditches. Ditch clean-out will include the cleaning and clearing of existing ditches including the loading, hauling and disposing of excess materials. Harrison County Development Commission will provide disposal site for excess materials.

HCDC will supply all necessary material if required through approved vendors for all projects.

Drainage Ditch Clean-out Contractor shall have experience working in Bernard Bayou Industrial District and Long Beach Industrial Park and must include a minimum of three (3) references. The ideal Drainage Ditch Clean-out Contractor will have experience in:

  • Drainage ditch clean-outs
  • Culvert clean-out

No dredging or dredging equipment requirements for this contract. The ideal Drainage Ditch Clean-out Contractor will have large equipment availability as follows:

  • Long stick track hoe
  • Bulldozer
  • Dump truck
  • Pile driver

Sealed bids must be received by June 29 , 2021, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and can be submitted by mail, in person or electronically via email to

Harrison County Development Commission, 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport, MS 39502



All interested Bidders should contact Gia Blackwell, HCDC Director, Utility Operations 228-896-5020 to register to receive any, if necessary, unforeseen amendments to this Invitation to Bid during the bidding process. Additional contract requirements and specifications if any will be made available for inspection at the HCDC office or by calling 228-896-5020. The Commission reserves the right to reject any and all non-compliant bids.

Bids are scheduled to be opened the following day after last day of bid acceptance as per the Mississippi Procurement Law. Winning Bidder will be notified of award after review and approval by Commission.

All bids will be publicly opened and recorded at 9:00 a.m. CST, June 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST), HCDC office located at 12281 Intraplex Parkway, Gulfport, MS 39503.

Contractor will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances and work in a manner which adheres to the State of Mississippi and Harrison County with the highest industry standard.

General Construction Contractor shall warranty all labor and works provided to HCDC.

General Construction Contractor must have a valid Certificate of Responsibility, Liability Insurance: Contractor shall maintain general liability insurance coverage, in an amount not less than $1,000,000.00 for start and duration of all projects.

This Agreement shall be for a term of one (1) year with option to renew for successive, one (1) year periods unless terminated by either party in accordance with this Agreement.

Thank you in advance for your interest in working for Harrison County Development Commission, we look forward to receiving and reviewing all eligible bids. This is an invitation to provide services. To the extent allowed by law, all information submitted by each entity will be held in confidence. The final decision rest on the full approval by Harrison County Development Commission and Harrison County Board of Supervisors. Harrison County Development Commission reserves the right at any time to not select any proposal and Harrison County Commission will ultimately select a provider based on the totality of the proposal.


Bid Schedule


Total Cost Per Linear Foot

Drainage Ditch Clean-out Services



Harrison County Development Commission
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Frank Castiglia, Jr.

Appointed by City of Long Beach
Jimmy Levens

Jimmy Levens

Vice President
JLB Construction, LLC
Appointed by Harrison County, District 3
Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

Appointed by City of Pass Christian
John "Shorty" Sneed

John “Shorty” Sneed

Appointed by City of Gulfport
Warren Conway

Warren Conway

Conway Attorney at Law
Appointed by Harrison County, District 4
Rip Daniels

Rip Daniels

Appointed by Harrison County, District 1
Brian Gollott

Brian Gollott

Gollott & Sons Seafood, Inc.
Appointed by City of D’Iberville
M Leonard

Michael Leonard

City of Biloxi
Appointed by City of Biloxi
J Moody

James Moody

BXS Insurance
Appointed by Governor of Mississippi
Mark Schloegel

Mark Schloegel

Appointed by Harrison County, District 2
Windy Swetman

Windy Swetman

Swetman Security Service
Appointed by Harrison County, District 5
Bill Lavers

Bill Lavers

Executive Director
Marcia A. Crawford

Marcia A. Crawford

Director, Marketing & Relocation / Director, Coastal Partnership
Lori Frazier

Lori Frazier

Director of Finance
Brandi Hough

Brandi Hough

Director, Business Development
M McGraw

Michelle McGraw

Relationship Manager
J Gibson

Jason Gibson, P.E.

Director of Engineering Services
M Anderson

Boyd "Montana" Anderson

Utility Technician
Zach Grady

Zachary Grady

Utility Specialist
K Steele

Kevin Steele

Utility Technician