The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication is to ratify an emergency construction contract for repair of tunnel storm drain installed as part of the Eastern Hills Drainage Improvements Project, Phase 2.
When sinkholes began to appear in a residential yard in the vicinity of the tunnel, a repair was undertaken to address them, but additional sinkholes began to develop under an existing concrete channel. Due to the continuing threat to public safety, the concrete channel, and private property caused by the sinkholes, it was in the best interest of the City to commence comprehensive repairs as soon as possible. An emergency procurement authorization was approved, and Jacobs Engineering Group, the design engineer, prepared a Best Value Request for Proposal, which was submitted to three contractors.
Only one contractor, Hayward Baker, Inc., responded with a proposal. Negotiations resulted in an effective work scope at a cost of $227,418.00. Staff believes that this is a fair and reasonable price for the work to be performed. Hayward Baker, Inc., began the repair work on April 1, 2019, and expects to be complete in May 2019.
This project is located in COUNCIL DISTRICT 4
MWBE Office: A waiver of the goal for MBE/SBE subcontracting requirements was requested by the Department and approved by the MWBE Office, in accordance with the M/WBE or BDE Ordinance, because the public or administrative emergency exists which requires the goods or services to be provided with unusual immediacy.This contract legally does not require City Council approval.