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File #: 18-1837    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/16/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/29/2019 Final action: 1/29/2019
Title: Department of Transportation, recommending the Board: 1) Award Request for Proposal 18-918-041 to the successful proposer, Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd.; 2) Make findings in accordance with Section 3.13.030 of the County Ordinance that it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for environmental and geotechnical support services; and 3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 3354 with Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. to provide environmental, geotechnical, and design support services in the not-to-exceed amount of $657,060.45 for a term commencing upon execution and expiring three years thereafter for the Pioneer Trail/US 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project, CIP 72379. FUNDING: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (25.74%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (15.05%), Highway Safety Improvement Program (59.21%). (Local and Federal Funds)
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, 2. B - Agreement, 3. Executed Agreement 3354, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 1-29-19 BOS 1-29-19
Related files: 19-1140
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Department of Transportation, recommending the Board:
1) Award Request for Proposal 18-918-041 to the successful proposer, Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd.;
2) Make findings in accordance with Section 3.13.030 of the County Ordinance that it is more economical and feasible to engage an independent contractor for environmental and geotechnical support services; and
3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement for Services 3354 with Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. to provide environmental, geotechnical, and design support services in the not-to-exceed amount of $657,060.45 for a term commencing upon execution and expiring three years thereafter for the Pioneer Trail/US 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project, CIP 72379.

FUNDING: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Air Quality Mitigation Funds (25.74%), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (15.05%), Highway Safety Improvement Program (59.21%). (Local and Federal Funds)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The proposed Agreement for Services #3354 (Agreement) with Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (NCE) is necessary to provide environmental, geotechnical, and design support services for the Pioneer Trail/US 50 Intersection Safety Improvement Project (Project), including all professional and technical services, work, and tasks required to accomplish the objectives in the Agreement, and provide NCE’s own personnel, subconsultants, materials, equipment, vehicles and services.

The Project will replace the existing signalized intersection at U.S. 50/89 and Pioneer Trail with a new roundabout. This Project was initially approved by the Board on March 28, 2017 (item 36).

At the request of Department of Transportation (Transportation), the Procurement and Contracts Division of the Chief Administrative Office issued Request for Proposal (RFP) #18-918-041 for environmental, geotechnical, and design support services. The RFP was sent to firms selected using the list established from the Request ...

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