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File #: 2020-1002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/25/2020 In control: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On agenda: 4/22/2020 Final action: 4/22/2020
Title: GEOTECHNICAL TESTING SERVICES
Sponsors: Kathy Millea
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. PSA2019-003 Ninyo and Moore Amendment No.pdf
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager
Originator: Kathy Millea, Director of Engineering

SUBJECT:

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GEOTECHNICAL TESTING SERVICES
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION

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RECOMMENDATION:

Approve an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Ninyo and Moore to provide on-call Materials Testing, Inspection, and Geotechnical Testing Services for Collection System and Treatment Plant projects, PSA2019-003, for an additional amount not to exceed $300,000, for a total contract amount of $600,000.
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BACKGROUND

The Orange County Sanitation District (Sanitation District) uses outside specialty Consultants for on-call materials testing, inspection, and geotechnical testing services in support of the Capital Improvement Program, small construction projects, and maintenance projects during the planning, design, and construction of facilities both inside the plants and for the collections systems.

RELEVANT STANDARDS

* Ensure the public's money is wisely spent

PROBLEM

Currently, the Sanitation District has contracts with three firms that provide these services. One of these firms, Ninyo and Moore, is providing geotechnical inspection and testing services for the Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement Project, Project No. 2-72 B&C, and their current contract amount is not sufficient to adequately complete the work.

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Approve an amendment to increase the contract amount with Ninyo and Moore to provide the necessary geotechnical testing for this critical project. The additional amount is based upon a forecast to project completion. The Sanitation District awarded two other contracts to provide similar services and those firms are being utilized on other current Sanitation District projects. Using the same firm on this project brings consistency and efficiency for this difficult project.

TIMING CONCERNS

The Newhope-Placentia Trunk Sewer Replacement project in Anaheim is currently underway and continued...

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