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File #: 18-1879    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/12/2019 Final action: 2/12/2019
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 1 to Agreement 498-S1711 (FENIX 930) with Nichols Consulting Engineers, CHTD., expanding the scope of work to include geotechnical, geological, hydraulic and hydrologic on-call services in the Tahoe Basin with no change to term, rates, or the not-to-exceed amount. FUNDING: Various funding sources as detailed in the Department of Transportation’s Capital Improvement Program, including federal, state, and local funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Amendment 1, 2. B - Approved CRS, 3. Executed Amendment 1 to Agreement 498-S1711
Related files: 17-0492
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Department of Transportation recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment 1 to Agreement 498-S1711 (FENIX 930) with Nichols Consulting Engineers, CHTD., expanding the scope of work to include geotechnical, geological, hydraulic and hydrologic on-call services in the Tahoe Basin with no change to term, rates, or the not-to-exceed amount.

FUNDING: Various funding sources as detailed in the Department of Transportation’s Capital Improvement Program, including federal, state, and local funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On June 6, 2017 (Item 32), the Board approved Agreement 498-S1711 with Nichols Consulting Engineers, CHTD. (NCE) to provide on-call environmental support services for projects in the Tahoe Basin. Department of Transportation (Transportation) is requesting to amend NCE’s contract to include geotechnical, geological, hydraulic, and hydrologic services in order to provide a secondary option for those services for projects in the Tahoe Basin. There is no change to the term, rates or the not-to-exceed amount of the Agreement.

Transportation maintains a County-wide on-call geotechnical support services contract, but there are occasions where consultants based in Sacramento have difficulty performing work in the Tahoe Basin. Board approval of the recommended action will give Transportation another consultant to provide the aforementioned services should Transportation's County-wide consultant be unavailable.

The El Dorado County Employees Association, Local 1, has been informed of this proposed Amendment.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose to not approve the Amendment. However, Transportation may have a difficult time completing projects without having more options for providing these services.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
See Discussion / Background section above

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Human Resources, County Counsel and Risk Management

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
It is recommended that the Board...

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