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File #: 21-81    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 1/19/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of the issuance of an invitation for competitive sealed proposals on the Mission Hill Park and Structured Cabling Projects since the City Council finds that this delivery method will provide the best value to the City.
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Jennifer Cain, Capital Programs Manager

Contact Info

(830) 221-4646 - jcain@nbtexas.org

 

Title

Approval of the issuance of an invitation for competitive sealed proposals on the Mission Hill Park and Structured Cabling Projects since the City Council finds that this delivery method will provide the best value to the City.

 

Body

BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

 

Mission Hill Park

Mission Hill Park sits on Independence Drive and consists of 10.05 acres of land donated in 2012 to the New Braunfels Parks Foundation (NBPF) by Westpointe Residential. The NBPF is holding the land in trust for the city for future development as a city park.

 

A master plan was completed in 2016 by Shrickel Rollins and Associates (now Parkhill). This master plan was developed based on input from a seven-member citizen steering committee, and public input from two open house meetings and an on-line comment board.

 

In 2018, 30% design documents were developed in preparation for the 2019 Bond decision making process. The overall cost for development at this time was $6.2 million. A Phase 1 cost estimate was also provided for $2.2 million

 

Staff contracted with Parkhill in 2020 to investigate designs that would open the property up in a minimal way in order for the park to be used by residents. A Phase 1A design has been developed to include parking for eleven vehicles and a 600-700’ concrete, accessible trail. A 5’ diameter platform with benches and interpretive signs at the summit of the trail is also included.

 

Structured Cabling

A structured cabling system is a complete system of cabling and associated hardware, which provides a comprehensive telecommunications infrastructure. This cabling scope will be in support of the following projects: Fire Station 2, Fire Station 3, Fire Station 7 and Fire Training, Westside Library, Police Department and the Sports Complex.

Construction Method

City staff recommends issuing an invitation for Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) as the procurement method for these projects. The CSP method allows the City to evaluate the most qualified contractors and the best value for the project.  The recommendation for the award contracts will be presented to the City Council for direction.

 

 

 

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

X

Yes

City Plan/Council Priority:

Strategic Priorities Infrastructure Objective 3:  Implement ongoing program of infrastructure construction and maintenance.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

N/A                     

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of the issuance of an invitation for competitive sealed proposals on the Mission Hill Park and Structured Cabling Projects since the City Council finds that this delivery method will provide the best value to the City.