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Cape Coral waives bid procedures for algae cleanup efforts, approves Fort Myers pipeline

FORT MYERS - Cape Coral has waived normal bid procedures for goods and services related to algae cleanup.

City Council unanimously approved the resolution Monday to waive procurement procedures for "several algae mitigation strategies" the city has identified, including a partnership with Ecological Laboratories Inc., according to a city memo. District 2 council member John Carioscia was absent for the vote.

"The implementation of these strategies may require the procurement of goods and/or services, which under normal circumstances would require the formal competitive solicitation (bid) process which could take 90 days or longer," the memo reads. "Staff is requesting a Waiver of Procurement Procedures to meet the optimal timeframe to implement the strategies selected. To accomplish the task, it is in the City's best interest for the bid process to be waived."