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Report ID: 20-380b   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/22/2022 Final action: 6/22/2022
Recommended Action: Consider approving the award of a firm-fixed-price construction contract to Ray's Electric of Oakland, California for $2,691,330 for the construction of the battery-electric bus infrastructure and installation of the battery-electric bus chargers at Division 2 Emeryville.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Contract Award

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider approving the award of a firm-fixed-price construction contract to Ray's Electric of Oakland, California for $2,691,330 for the construction of the battery-electric bus infrastructure and installation of the battery-electric bus chargers at Division 2 Emeryville.

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STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

Goal - Environmental Improvement
Initiative - Zero Emission Programs

This construction contract will provide the Battery Electric Bus (BEB) charging infrastructure to support the Board-adopted Zero Emission Bus Rollout Plan.

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

This $2,691,330 contract award is funded by State of California Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Funds, Regional/Local funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Carl Moyer Program and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

In 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted the Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation, requiring all public transit agencies to transition to zero-emission technologies by 2040.

On June 10, 2020, the AC Transit Board adopted the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Rollout Plan as the long-term plan to comply with the CARB Innovative Clean Transit Regulation. This project provides the charging infrastructure necessary to support the next phase of the new BEBs deployment planned for the Emeryville Division (D2) in FY 2022-23.

This project includes the construction of all infrastructure components as well as the installation of thirteen (13) dual port BEB chargers along the east and south walls at the Division 2 Emeryville facility. This will provide the District with a total capacity to simultaneously charge twenty-six (26) battery-electric buses at D2. This project includes the construction of a new electrical service to power these chargers as well as provisions for the...

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