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File #: 19-705    Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 9/9/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/23/2019 Final action:
Title: Approval of a contract with D & S Concrete Contractors LLC for repairs to be made to the Fischer Park Dam No. 1 Spillway; authority for the City Manager to approve any change orders up to a ten percent contingency amount for project expenditures; and additional engineering with Freese and Nichols for the construction phase services.
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Mark Enders, Watershed Program Manager

Contact Info

(830) 221-4639 - MEnders@nbtexas.org

 

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Approval of a contract with D & S Concrete Contractors LLC for repairs to be made to the Fischer Park Dam No. 1 Spillway; authority for the City Manager to approve any change orders up to a ten percent contingency amount for project expenditures; and additional engineering with Freese and Nichols for the construction phase services.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) performed inspections of all regulated City of New Braunfels dams in July 2016 as part of TCEQ’s Dam Safety Program. The TCEQ inspection reports included recommendations to address erosion on the downstream side of the Fischer Park Dam No. 1 Spillway. The City contracted with Freese and Nichols to provide recommendations and to perform engineering design for the dam spillway repairs to address TCEQ recommendations. Freese and Nichols completed the design for the repairs and submitted the design to TCEQ’s Dam Safety division on behalf of the City. TCEQ has approved the design for the repair work.

 

A Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) was issued on July 26, 2019 and two (2) responses were received on August 20, 2019. All proposals have been evaluated based on the cost, relevant experience, and schedule. Based on this review and evaluation, staff is recommending a contract be awarded to D & S Concrete Contractors LLC in the amount of $256,510.  In addition to the base bid approval, staff recommends a 10% contingency in the amount of $25,651; and an increase to Freese and Nichols engineering contract for construction phase services for the amount of $33,940; bringing the remaining project cost to a total of $316,101.

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

X

Yes

City Plan/Council Priority:

Strategic Priorities:  Continue an ongoing program of infrastructure construction and maintenance

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

There are funds allocated in the 2013 Certificates of Obligation and interest earnings from the 2013 bond fund to support this project. Therefore, sufficient funds are available.

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of a contract with D & S Concrete Contractors LLC for repairs to be made to the Fischer Park Dam No. 1 Spillway; authority for the City Manager to approve any change orders up to a 10% contingency amount for project expenditures; and additional engineering with Freese and Nichols for the construction phase services.