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1. Award a professional services contract to Lenocker and Associates for a not to exceed amount of $ 42,000.
2. Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute professional services contract documents with Lenocker and Associates.
BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS
City of Rancho Palos Verdes has been consolidating various facility of infrastructure such as: parks, trails, streets, parcels, aerials, zones etc. in to the City’s Global Information System.
In 2005 City of Rancho Palos Verdes conducted a pilot project to evaluate the feasibility of putting Storm Drain data into the Global Information System.
A comprehensive Storm Drain Layer in GIS can be a valuable tool for communication, analysis, and mapping. Some of the benefits are as following:
1. Capturing the entire storm drain infrastructure in GIS provides an efficient means of communicating data such as who owns or maintains a particular pipe or catch basin. With this information it would be easier to identify responsible agency like city of Los Angeles or Palos Verdes Estate etc. resulting in quick resolution and repair of storm drains.
To take advantage of benefits explained, staff recommends that storm drain layer should be added the existing GIS system. Staff submitted a request of proposal to three firms, Lenocker & Associates, PV Net, and DCSE Inc. Only one proposal has been received from Lenocker and Associates. Lenocker and Associates completed the pilot. Their performance was satisfactory. Based upon their performance and familiarity with the City’s GIS and storm drain system, staff recommends that a contract for creating storm drain GIS layer awarded to Lenocker and Associates. Staff believes the proposed fee to complete the project is competitive.
Adopting the staff recommendation will allow for the completion of the GIS Storm Drain layer.
The alternative action is to not put storm drain layer on GIS. The benefits outlined in discussion section will not be achieved.
The FY 06-07 Water Quality Flood Protection budget includes $42,000 for this project. No budget adjustment is required.
Attachment: Proposal from Lenocker and Associates