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Report ID: 18-105b   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/12/2019 Final action:
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute the first one-year option on contract 2018-1435 with WSP USA Inc. for construction management services for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Bus Rapid Transit Construction Management Contract

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

Title
Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute the first one-year option on contract 2018-1435 with WSP USA Inc. for construction management services for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.

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BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The one-year contract extension for the August 2019 to July 2020 performance period will cost the District $4,559,269.54 for construction management services with WSP USA Inc., including their subcontractors. The base year contract cost for August 2018 to July 2019 performance period is $5,272,336.04. These costs are included in the BRT project budget and will be paid for with project funds.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

On May 8, 2018, a solicitation was issued for construction management services in support of the BRT platform and infrastructure construction. WSP USA Inc. was selected as the firm to provide these services. Under the current contract, WSP USA Inc. provides field inspection, construction oversight, scheduling and engineering support for the District on the BRT project. The base period for this contract expires on August 1, 2019, and contains two one-year extension options.

This action is consistent with the Board-approved Project Completion Plan (PCP) which forecasts a total need of $9.5 million for all professional services necessary to meet the projected revenue service date in December 2019. The staff is satisfied with the performance of the construction management team. The BRT project is on schedule and on budget to meet the Board-approved PCP forecast opening date of December 23, 2019.

Staff wishes to exercise the first one-year option for construction management services. This requested contract extension is necessary due to the ongoing need for construction management services through the remainder of construction. Staff requests t...

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