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File #: 17-0330    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/15/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/20/2017 Final action: 6/20/2017
Title: Community Development Services, Transportation Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 496-S1711 with Associated Right of Way Services, Inc., for as needed right of way services in the not-to-exceed amount of $200,000, for a term effective upon execution by both parties and expiring three years thereafter. FUNDING: For various Capital Improvement Program and Environmental Improvement Program projects, funding will be provided by associated Federal, State, and Local funding sources. (Federal Funding)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 6-20-17, 2. B - Agreement 496-S1711 with Exh. A-D 6-20-17, 3. Executed Agreement 496-S1711
Related files: 20-0610, 21-0355
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Community Development Services, Transportation Department, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 496-S1711 with Associated Right of Way Services, Inc., for as needed right of way services in the not-to-exceed amount of $200,000, for a term effective upon execution by both parties and expiring three years thereafter.

FUNDING: For various Capital Improvement Program and Environmental Improvement Program projects, funding will be provided by associated Federal, State, and Local funding sources. (Federal Funding)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services (CDS), Transportation Department (Transportation), recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 496-S1711 (Agreement) with Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. (ARWS), for as needed right of way services in the not-to-exceed amount of $200,000, for a term effective upon execution by both parties and expiring three years thereafter.

Transportation recommends the Board make findings in accordance with Chapter 3.13, Section 3.13.030, of the County Ordinance Code that it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for as needed right of way services, representing real property acquisition, appraisal services, and relocation services, because there are specialty skills required for the work performed under the Agreement that are not expressly identified in County classifications.

Some of the work to be performed under this Agreement is bargaining unit work, however, there are specialty skills required for certain aspects of the work, including relocation services which require specialized knowledge of eminent domain proceedings and processes, and when federal and state regulations require independent acquisition and appraisal services for project development. The need for specialty services is sporadic and, at times, required by regulation.

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