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File #: 2019-663    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 10/1/2019 In control: OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
On agenda: 12/4/2019 Final action: 12/4/2019
Title: CENGEN OIL FILTERS PLATFORM AT PLANT NO. 1 AND PLANT NO. 2, PROJECT NO. SC17-03
Sponsors: Kathy Millea
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. SC17-03 Construction Contract Agreement Package
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager
Originator: Kathy Millea, Director of Engineering

SUBJECT:

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CENGEN OIL FILTERS PLATFORM AT PLANT NO. 1 AND PLANT NO. 2, PROJECT NO. SC17-03
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION
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RECOMMENDATION:

A. Receive and file Bid Tabulation and Recommendation for CenGen Oil Filters Platform at Plant No. 1 and Plant No. 2, Project No. SC17-03;

B. Award a Construction Contract to Houalla Enterprises, Ltd., dba Metro Builders & Engineers Group, Ltd., for CenGen Oil Filters Platform at Plant No. 1 and Plant No. 2, Project No. SC17-03, for an amount not to exceed $134,480; and

C. Approve a contingency of $13,448 (10%).
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BACKGROUND

There are three Central Generation engines at Plant No. 1 and five at Plant No. 2. The oil lubrication system for each of the engines includes two 30-inch diameter canister filters. Replacing the filters requires lifting the five-foot tall filters from the top of the canisters, which are approximately seven feet above the floor. Access is both difficult and awkward, requiring personal protective fall prevention equipment.

RELEVANT STANDARDS

* Comply with California Public Contract Code Section 20103.8: Award construction to lowest responsive, responsible bidder
* Maintain a proactive asset management program
* Provide a safe and collegial workplace

PROBLEM

Since the canister filters are located above piping, staff cannot use a ladder or scaffolding to access the top of the canisters to replace the filters.


PROPOSED SOLUTION

Award a construction contract for CenGen Oil Filters Platform at Plant No. 1 and Plant No. 2, Project No. SC17-03. This project will provide for work platforms to more safely access and replace the filters.

TIMING CONCERNS

Delaying the work will extend the period when the filters are more difficult to access.

RAMIFICATIONS OF NOT TAKING ACTION

Replacing the filters would continue to require staff to access the top of th...

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