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File #: 23-0171    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/10/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/4/2023 Final action: 4/4/2023
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Current Planning Unit, recommending the Board: 1) In accordance with Section 3.13.030 of County Ordinance Code, Contracting Out, find that specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the Agreement 447 with Ascent Environmental, Inc.; 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment V to Agreement 447 with Ascent Environmental, Inc., for the provision of project specific environmental consulting services for several major development projects, extending the term of the Agreement by three years with an updated expiration date of April 15, 2026, with no changes to the scope of work or not-to-exceed amount; and 3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any further documents determined necessary related to Agreement 447, including amendments which do not increase not-to-exceed amount or term of the Agreement, contingent upon approval by Cou...
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 2. B - PE Amend V Agreement 447, 3. C - Orginal Agreement & Amendments, 4. Executed Amendment V Agreement 447
Related files: 17-0213, 19-1355, 20-0507, 21-1258
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Current Planning Unit, recommending the Board:
1) In accordance with Section 3.13.030 of County Ordinance Code, Contracting Out, find that specialty skills and qualifications not expressly identified in County classifications are involved in the performance of the Agreement 447 with Ascent Environmental, Inc.;
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment V to Agreement 447 with Ascent Environmental, Inc., for the provision of project specific environmental consulting services for several major development projects, extending the term of the Agreement by three years with an updated expiration date of April 15, 2026, with no changes to the scope of work or not-to-exceed amount; and
3) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute any further documents determined necessary related to Agreement 447, including amendments which do not increase not-to-exceed amount or term of the Agreement, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management.

FUNDING: Applicant Funded.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and County CEQA Resolution 61-87 allow the County to hire consultants, funded by the applicant, to prepare complex and comprehensive CEQA documents such as Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs).

On October 6, 2016, the County’s Purchasing Agent approved Agreement 447 with Ascent Environmental, Inc. (Ascent) to assist the Planning and Building Department (Department) with providing on-call planning and environmental services for specific plan projects.

On April 25, 2017 (File No. 17-0213, Item No. 19), the Board approved Amendment I to Agreement 447, which increased the total amount of compensation from $65,400 to $300,000 and expanded the scope of work to include planning and environmental services for other development project applications.

On September 24, 2019, (File No. 19-1355, Item No. 13), the Board approved Amendment II ...

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