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File #: 21-124    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of a contract with QA Construction Services, Inc. for construction of Citywide Streets Projects: Union Ave. Improvements Project and Comal Ave. Improvements Project and authorization for the City Manager to approved change orders up to a twenty percent contingency, and approval of a Purchase Order with Terracon to provide Materials Testing Services as part of the 2019 Bond Citywide Street Program.
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Jennifer Cain, Capital Programs Manager

Contact Info

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

 

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SUBJECT:

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Approval of a contract with QA Construction Services, Inc. for construction of Citywide Streets Projects: Union Ave. Improvements Project and Comal Ave. Improvements Project and authorization for the City Manager to approved change orders up to a twenty percent contingency, and approval of a Purchase Order with Terracon to provide Materials Testing Services as part of the 2019 Bond Citywide Street Program.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

The City-Wide Streets Program was approved as part of Proposition 1 in the 2019 Bond Program.  Projects in this program could include mill & overlay of pavement, curb repair/replacement, sidewalks, and concrete diamonds around meter boxes and manholes. 

 

Union Ave. Improvements Project was designed by LNV, Inc., and Comal Ave. Improvements Project was designed by Pawelek & Moy, Inc.  In December a solicitation for Competitive Sealed Proposal was issued, and four proposals were received on January 20, 2021.  The proposals were evaluated based on cost, experience, and proposed schedule.  Based on the scoring, staff are recommending QA Construction Services, Inc. to provide the best value to the City. 

 

QA Construction Services, Inc. submitted a proposal for $1,152,755.  With the addition of a twenty percent contingency, the total amount for improvements is $1,383,306.

 

A larger contingency has been included due to the scope of this project. The project involves multiple roadways and numerous property owners. On these types of projects, there is a probability for unforeseen issues that arise from working in existing areas involving varying site conditions. As with all contingency funds, only what is needed will be expensed and must be approved by the City.

A proposal was received from Terracon for $37,965 to provide materials testing services in support of Union Ave. Improvements Project and Comal Ave. Improvements Project. 

 

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

X

 

City Plan/ Council Priority

Continue an ongoing program of infrastructure construction and maintenance. 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The 2019 Bond Program includes $15 million for City-Wide street improvement projects, therefore there is sufficient funding for engineering, construction, and testing services on these projects. 

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

N/A

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of a contract with QA Construction Services, Inc. for construction of Citywide Streets Projects: Union Ave. Improvements Project and Comal Ave. Improvements Project and authority for the City Manager to approved change orders up to a twenty percent contingency, and approval of a purchase or for Terracon to provide material testing services.