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Front Page » Breaking News » Bids issue tangled in seaweed removal contract

Bids issue tangled in seaweed removal contract

Written by on April 7, 2020

Talks over a contract award to clean up seaweed blooms expected to hit Miami-Dade shorelines this year led some lawmakers Tuesday to ask whether the county’s bid evaluation processes could aid favoritism. There was also a small matter about sea turtle conservation.

County commissioners ultimately OK’d the potential $14.15 million contract with Beach Raker LLC for seaweed removal and mechanical beach cleaning, even though the company bid wasn’t the lowest of four received.

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