Site Improvements for McFarland Park

Project consists of: Base Bid: Grading and drainage improvements, erosion control, native grass establishment, tree planting, and grass sodding and seeding. Alternate Work: Asphalt fitness trail, playground, play structures, benches, trash receptacles, concrete pavement, park signage, and amending of athletic fields with compost.


Accepting Bids

Prebid Date3/31/20 10:00 am

Bid Date4/22/20 12:00 pm

Company & Contacts

City of Memphis - Division of Park and Neighborhood Services

Keith Schnadelbach   (901) 576-4248


4955 Cottonwood Rd., Memphis, TN

To obtain Bid Documents please contact Keith Schnadelbach at (901) 576-4248.

To All Bidders: The following changes and/or clarifications are hereby made to the Plans and Specifications:
  • Item #1Bid Date: Note the bid date for this project has been changed from 12:00 p.m. Wednesday April 8, 2020 to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday April 22, 2020.
  • Item #2Pre‐Bid Meeting: The Pre‐bid meeting for this project has been canceled due to risk associated with transmitting the coronavirus. Parks and Neighborhoods Planning and Development Office will receive all questions concerning this bid through close‐of‐business (5:00 p.m.) Friday April 10, 2020. Responses to questions will be sent to all plan holders no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday April 14, 2020. Send questions to my attention at
  • Item #3Time of Bid Reception: Note the time of bid reception is 12:00 p.m. (noon). The issued bid envelopes which indicate 2:00 p.m. are incorrect.

For the mutual protection of the City, City’s Consultant (hereafter “the Consultant”), and all subcontractors and material suppliers, partial sets of documents will not be issued. Therefore, all contractors intending to submit a bid shall obtain one (1) complete set of documents from the consultant in order for his bid to be accepted. This will also place the Contractor on the mailing list for possible addenda issuance.

Bidding documents are available at the office of the Consultant and may be obtained as follows:
  • a) Contractor Bidders:
    One (1) complete set of bidding documents, drawings, and specifications, may be obtained upon deposit of $100.00, which amount is refundable to all Contractors submitting a bona fide bid upon return of all contract documents complete and in the order issued. However, deposits of successful bidders will not be returned.
  • b) Subcontractors, material suppliers, and contractors desiring additional sets and all interested parties: Complete sets of bidding documents, drawings and specifications, may be obtained for $100.00, half of which is refundable upon return of such documents.
  • c) All such bidding documents are also available to be shipped to any out-of-town bidder and interested parties via appropriate carrier “collect” upon receipt of deposit, as applicable.
    Documents must be returned within 10 days after bid opening and determined to be in acceptable condition by the Consultant for deposit to be refunded.
Description of Base Bid and Alternates. All the following to be performed in accordance with Drawings and Specifications:
  • 1. Base Bid Work:
    • a. Install temporary project signs.
    • b. Remove existing backstops and existing chain link fence.
    • c. Place erosion control measures.
    • d. Construct underground drainage system with exception of Inlets #15, #16, and connection to existing Inlet #17, and associated drain lines.
    • e. Grade site.
    • f. Fine grade and install grass sod, and install native grass seed with erosion blanket.
    • g. Plant trees.
    • h. Grass seed all remaining areas of construction disturbance
    • i. Maintain erosion control measures until site is completely stabilized.
  • 2. Bid Alternate No. 1:
    • a. Construct asphalt fitness trail from Cottonwood Road through the park to Curtis Street.
    • b. Construct Inlets #15, #16, and connection to Inlet #17, and associated drain lines.
    • c. Construct benches, trash receptacle, and associated concrete pads as indicated in Drawings as Bid Alternate #1.
  • 3. Bid Alternate No. 2:
    • a. Construct concrete pavement in lieu of asphalt trail within the playground footprint.
    • b. Construct playground to include subsurface drainage, concrete pavement, rubberized safety surface, play structures, and benches and trash receptacles at the playground.
    • c. Install drinking fountain with associated water line, and drain field.
    • d. Coordinate with MLGW to make water tap and set water meter.
    • e. Construct concrete walk from new playground to elementary school.
    • f. Fine grade, place grass sod as indicated on the Drawings, and stabilize and seed any remaining areas disturbed by construction.
  • 4. Bid Alternate No. 3:
    • a. Fabricate and install park identification sign at Cottonwood Road frontage.
  • 5. Bid Alternate No. 4:
    • a. Amend soil surface on athletic field and surrounding areas as indicated on the Drawings and as specified in the Project Specifications.