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File #: 20-0824    Version: 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/16/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, recommending the Board authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign the First Amendment to Agreement for Services 947 with ICF Jones and Stokes, Inc., for the Update to the Ecological Fee Program and Environmental Impact Report, increasing the maximum obligation amount by $115,978 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $414,593; extending the term of the Agreement for Services 947 an additional three years for a new expiration date of July 17, 2023; updating the consultant’s fee schedule; changing the Contract Administrator; and amending the scope of work to cover additional work needed, including exploration of a regional incidental take permit, in order to complete the update to the fee program. FUNDING: Ecological Preserve (Rare Plant) Endowment Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Signed CRS - 947, 2. B - Amendment I - 947, 3. C - Original Contract - 947
Related files: 17-0044
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, recommending the Board authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to sign the First Amendment to Agreement for Services 947 with ICF Jones and Stokes, Inc., for the Update to the Ecological Fee Program and Environmental Impact Report, increasing the maximum obligation amount by $115,978 for a total not-to-exceed amount of $414,593; extending the term of the Agreement for Services 947 an additional three years for a new expiration date of July 17, 2023; updating the consultant’s fee schedule; changing the Contract Administrator; and amending the scope of work to cover additional work needed, including exploration of a regional incidental take permit, in order to complete the update to the fee program.

FUNDING: Ecological Preserve (Rare Plant) Endowment Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 18, 2017, Item No. 19, the Board approved Agreement 511-S1711 (Fenix 947). with ICF Jones and Stokes, Inc. to generate an update for the Ecological Preserve Fee Program that would update the Rare Plant Mitigation In-Lieu Program established in 1998.

The proposed First Amendment will allow the Consultant to complete additional work that is required to develop the updated fee program. The proposed First Amendment includes additional funds in the amount of $60,948 in Tasks 2-5 to address the increasing complexity of the Project, including the extended project timeline, beyond the three (3) years originally envisioned; new information and direction provided by the County during report preparation; and additional effort to respond to comments on multiple draft versions of reports.

The Amendment also adds Task 6 - Explore State Incidental Take Permit, and Task 7 - Project Contingency. Task 6 provides for the exploration of the potential to develop a regional incidental take permit to satisfy the California Endangered Species Act for the state-listed gabbro soils plants for all remaining development in El ...

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