Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

AUGUST 3, 2004 STORM DRAIN REHABILITATION

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: AUGUST 3, 2004

SUBJECT: STORM DRAIN REHABILITATION

STAFF COORDINATOR: Ron Dragoo, Senior Engineer

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Reject all bids received on July 14, 2004 for the rehabilitation of 2 storm drain pipes in the Miraleste area.
  2. Request staff to revise the project plans and specifications and re-advertise the project.

BACKGROUND

On July 14, 2004 bids were opened for the rehabilitation of 2 storm drain pipes in the City. Only one bid was received which was 15% over the Engineer’s Estimate. The construction budget is $165,000, and the engineer’s estimate of cost is $162,100. Upon review of the bid and after discussions with the bidder it appears that the plans were unclear in certain aspects of the project and storm drain lining contractors did not submit bids. Staff recommends that all bids be rejected, and that the project be revised to bring clarity as to the scope, and that the plans be re-advertised.

CONCLUSIONS

Adopting the staff recommendations will result in re-advertising the plans and specifications for the Storm Drain Rehabilitation project, with a new bid opening dated scheduled in September 2004, and consideration for award in late September 2004.

Submitted by,

Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

Les Evans

City Manager