header-left
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 1883-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/26/2021 Final action: 7/28/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities on behalf of the Department of Public Service to modify an existing engineering agreement with Strand Associates, Inc. for the Blueprint 5th Ave. by Northwest - Edgehill/Meadow Project; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $44,035.20 from the Streets and Highways General Obligation Bond Fund. ($44,035.20)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1883-2021 Funding Template, 2. ORD 1883-2021 Utilization
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities, on behalf of the Department of Public Service, to modify an existing engineering agreement with Strand Associates, Inc. for the Blueprint 5th Ave by Northwest Edgehill/Meadow Project in order to add Public Service Urban Infrastructure Renewal Funds (UIRF) for sidewalk engineering services.

The consultants have conducted the required field investigations, property investigations, hydraulic modeling & alternative analysis to determine the preferred alternative. The consultants have used this data to advance the plans to 60% design stage, and have conducted a public meeting to solicit stakeholder feedback.

This contract modification will provide additional funds from the Department of Public Service to provide design services for sidewalks to be constructed in conjunction with Department of Public Utilities proposed improvements in the Edgehill/Meadow project area.

Future work will concentrate on completing the project construction plans, assembling the construction documents, bidding the work and conducting engineering services during construction.

Amount of additional funds to be expended: $44,035.20
Original Contract $ 733,591.91
Renewal #1 $ 972,134.55
Modification #1(current) $ 44,035.20
Renewal # 2 (estimated) $ 590,000.00
CONTRACT TOTAL $ 2,339,761.66

Reasons additional goods/services could not be foreseen:
Availability of Urban Infrastructure Renewal Funds (UIRF) from the Department of Public Service was not known at the time of contract origination, nor had Department of Public Service identified the streets to receive sidewalks as a priority for improvements. Significant redevelopment has occurred within the project areas since project origination, therefore priority of pedestrian improvements is now higher than at the time of contract origination.

Reason other procurement processes are ...

Click here for full text