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TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

DATE: AUGUST 17, 2004

SUBJECT: SLURRY SEAL OF PALOS VERDES DRIVE EAST

STAFF COORDINATOR: Ron Dragoo, Senior Engineer

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Reject all bids received on July 13, 2004 for the Slurry Seal of Palos Verdes Drive East project.
  2. Request staff to revise the project plans and specifications and re-advertise the project.

BACKGROUND

On July 13, 2004 bids were opened for the Slurry Seal of Palos Verdes Drive East in the City. A summary of bids is as follows: Alliance Streetworks, Inc. $209,520; Roy Allen, Slurry Seal, Inc. $185,146; All American Asphalt $175,856; and the engineer’s estimate of cost is $154,550. Upon review of the bid documents, contractor’s bids and after discussions with bidders it appears that the quantities for asphalt repair need to be adjusted to reflect actual field conditions. This should lower bid amounts to be more in line with the engineer/s estimate. Staff recommends rejecting all bids, revising the project, and re-advertising the plans.

CONCLUSIONS

Adopting the staff recommendations will result in re-advertising the plans and specifications for the Slurry Seal of Palos Verdes Drive East project, with a new bid opening dated scheduled in September 2004, and consideration for award in October 2004.

Submitted by,

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Dean E. Allison

Director of Public Works

Reviewed,

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Les Evans

City Manager