The 2014 Capital Improvement Program included $10 million for reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing deficient bridges.
On September 23, 2014, (M&C C-27009) the City Council approved an Advanced Funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for reconstruction of East Long Avenue bridge over Little Fossil Creek. As part of that agreement the City agreed to reconstruct the bridge on Trentman Street over the tributary of Lake Arlington, at its sole cost, in lieu of the normal 10 percent cost participation required of the local government. This work effort consists of the preparation of plans and specifications for the Trentman Street bridge replacement.
VRX, Inc. proposes to perform the necessary design work for a lump sum fee of $165,562.26. City staff considers this fee to be fair and reasonable for the scope of services proposed.
The engineering firm recommended for contract award was selected based on Transportation and Public Work's Request for Qualifications advertised in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on January 5, 2017 and January 12, 2017.
This project is included in the 2014 Bond Program. Available resources within the General Fund will be used to provide interim financing 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 that was adopted as part of the ordinance canvassing the bond election (Ordinance No. 21241-05-2014) and subsequent actions taken by the Mayor and Council.
M/WBE Office: VRX, Inc. is in compliance with the City's BDE Ordinance by committing to 17% SBE participation on this project. The City's SBE goal on this project is 13%. Additionally, VRX, Inc. is a certified M/WBE firm.
This project is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 5.