M&C Review


COUNCIL ACTION:  Approved on 3/21/2017 

DATE: 3/21/2017 REFERENCE NO.: **C-28155 LOG NAME: 80PLAYGROUND REN AT 6 SITES-NS.
CODE: C TYPE: CONSENT PUBLIC HEARING: NO
SUBJECT:   Authorize Execution of a Construction Contract with Northstar Construction, LLC, in the Amount of $1,181,438.00 for the Construction of Playground Improvements at Summerbrook, Titus Paulsel, Southcreek, Arrow S, Camp Joy and Harvey Street Parks and Provide for Additional Project Costs and Contingencies in the Amount of $81,000.00 for a Total Construction Cost of $1,262,438.00 (COUNCIL DISTRICTS 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)

RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the City Council authorize the execution of a construction contract with Northstar Construction, LLC, in the amount of $1,181,438.00 for the construction of the playground improvements at Summerbrook, Titus Paulsel, Southcreek, Arrow S, Camp Joy and Harvey Street Parks.

 
DISCUSSION:

The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication is to authorize the award and execution of a construction contract with Northstar Construction, LLC, in the amount of $1,181,438.00, for the construction of playground improvements at Summerbrook (Council District 4), Titus Paulsel (Council District 5), Southcreek (Council District 6), Arrow S (Council District 7), Camp Joy (Council District 7) and Harvey Street (Council District 8) Parks.  

Total appropriations are summarized below:    

Park

Source

                 M&C      

Current Appropriations

Proposed

Total

Summerbrook34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Summerbrook30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

Titus Paulsel34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Titus Paulsel30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

Titus Paulsel39302 - Gas Well Revenue

G-18586

$21,957.11

N/A

$21,957.11

Southcreek34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Southcreek30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

Southcreek39302 - Gas Well Revenue

G-18721

$45,776.68

N/A

$45,776.68

Arrow S34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Arrow S30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

Camp Joy34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Camp Joy30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

Harvey Street34014 - 2014 Bond Program

-

$145,200.00

N/A

$145,200.00

Harvey Street30100 - General Capital Projects

G-18738

$67,425.00

N/A

$67,425.00

-

Total

-

$1,343,483.79

N/A

$1,343,483.79

This project will be funded through the 2014 Bond Program, General Capital Program and Gas Well Revenue.  Available resources within the General Fund will be used to provide interim financing for the 2014 Bond Program expenses until debt is issued.  Once debt associated with this project is sold, bond proceeds will reimburse the General Fund in accordance with the statement expressing official Intent to Reimburse which was adopted as part of the ordinance canvassing the bond election (Ordinance No. 21241-05-2014) and the subsequent ordinance authorizing the issuance of the debt (Ordinance No. 22216-05-2016).

The Park and Recreation Department (PARD)  held public meetings with neighborhood groups for each park site to receive input and selection of the preferred playground prototype. Upon selection of the preferred prototype, Park and Recreation Department staff proceeded with preparation of the construction documents.  Upon the conclusion of the design development and construction plans, the project was advertised for bids on December 8 and 15, 2016 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

On January 5, 2017, the following bid was received and tabulated:

BIDDER

BASE BID

BID ALT

TOTAL

Northstar Construction, LLC

$1,049,984.00

$131,454.00

$1,181,438.00

Despite receiving only one bid for this project, Staff has reviewed the bid proposal and found it to be consistent with current average unit price costs received for park improvements projects with a similar scope.

Base bid improvements include: demolition of existing playground facilities, installation of new playground facilities, installation of new concrete entry and site grading at all six park sites and installation of a new accessible parking lot space at Arrow S and Camp Joy Parks.  All parks are receiving similar improvements and the difference in bid amounts is primarily the result of site specific topography and conditions in a total base bid amount of $1,049,984.00.  

An annual maintenance cost of $7,107.19 is expected for this project.  Construction is anticipated to commence in April 2017 and be completed by November 2017.  Contract time is 214 calendar days.

M/WBE OFFICE: NorthStar Construction, LLC., is in compliance with the City's BDE Ordinance by committing to nine percent MBE participation.  The City's MBE goal on this project is eight percent.

Project location is in COUNCIL DISTRICTS 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

 
FISCAL INFORMATION/CERTIFICATION:

The Director of Finance certifies that funds are available in the current capital budget, as appropriated, of the 2014 Bond Program, the General Capital Projects and the PACS Gas Lease Capital Projects Legacy Fund.

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Submitted for City Manager's Office by:
Susan Alanis (8180)
Originating Department Head:
Richard Zavala (5704)
Additional Information Contact:
Carlos Gonzalez (5734)

 
 
ATTACHMENTS
  Form 1295 Northstar Const..pdf
  Map - Playground Improvements at 6 Sites.pdf