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File #: 2020-1003    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: SURVEYING SERVICES
Sponsors: Kathy Millea
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. PSA2019-002 Professional Services Agreement
FROM: James D. Herberg, General Manager
Originator: Kathy Millea, Director of Engineering

SUBJECT:

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SURVEYING SERVICES
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GENERAL MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATION

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RECOMMENDATION:

Approve a Professional Services Agreement to provide on-call Surveying Services for Collection System and Treatment Plant projects, PSA2019-002, effective May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2022, for an amount not to exceed $150,000 with Cannon Corporation.
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BACKGROUND

The Orange County Sanitation District (Sanitation District) uses outside specialty Consultants for on-call surveying 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.

The Sanitation District advertised a Request for Proposal (RFP) on August 7, 2018 and seven proposals were received. In February 2019, following a standard evaluation process, the Sanitation District awarded Professional Services Agreements (PSA) with Michael Baker International, Inc.; Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.; D. Woolley & Associates, Inc.; and Bush and Associates, Inc. for $200,000 to each of the four selected firms.

RELEVANT STANDARDS

* Ensure the public's money is wisely spent

PROBLEM

Bush and Associates, Inc., one of the selected firms awarded a PSA for on-call surveying services, ceased operations in February 2020. This leaves the Sanitation District with a reduced capacity to meet the engineering surveying needs of the projects currently in progress.




PROPOSED SOLUTION

In order to maintain enough services to meet the projected needs, a substitute engineering surveying firm is being recommended for a contract award for the remaining time in the three-year period. During the original competitive RFP process, Cannon Corporation was evaluated and was the fifth-ranked firm.

TIMING CONCERNS

Collection System and Treatment Plant proj...

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