Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

OCTOBER 5, 2004 STORM DRAIN REHABILITATION OCTOBER 5, 2004 STORM DRAIN REHABILITATION

TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2004

SUBJECT: STORM DRAIN REHABILITATION

STAFF COORDINATOR: Ron Dragoo, Senior Engineer

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

  1. Reject all bids received on September 22, 2004 for the rehabilitation of two storm drainpipes 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 two storm drainpipes in the City. Only one bid was received which was substantially higher than the Engineer’s Estimate. The City Council rejected this bid and directed staff to re-advertise the project. On September 22, 2004 bids were opened for the re-advertisement. Two bids were received both bids were substantially higher than the Engineer’s Estimate. The construction budget is $165,000, and the engineer’s estimate of cost is $152,000. Upon review of the bids, staff believes that prices received for cleaning and videotaping can be removed from this project and completed more efficiently as part of our regular storm drain maintenance.

Staff recommends that all bids be rejected and the storm drains be cleaned under our regular maintenance contract and videotaped, and that the plans be re-advertised.

CONCLUSIONS

Adopting the staff recommendations will result in rejecting the bids received on September 22, 2004, re-advertising the plans and specifications for the Storm Drain Rehabilitation project, with a new bid opening dated scheduled in October 2004, and consideration for award in November 2004.

Submitted by,

Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

Les Evans

City Manager