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File #: 2015-0863   
Type: Contract Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 6/8/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 7/23/2015 Final action: 7/23/2015
Title: SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) finding that awarding this low-bid design-build contract pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242 (a) will achieve private sector efficiencies by integrating the design project work and components, obtaining Los Angeles County Fire Department approval for project work, and replacing the Fire Sprinkler System in Metro's Gateway Headquarters Building; REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Accounting, Bids, Budgeting, Building Renovation Plan (Project), Construction, Construction management, Contracts, Design build, Equipment Acquisitions, Location 99, Project, Project delivery, Project management, Safety, Safety and security, Security, System safety
Attachments: 1. Att A - Obser from Insp
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTTEE
JULY 16, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: REPAIR/REPLACE GATEWAY FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM
ACTION: APPROVE USE OF DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTING DELIVERY APPROACH

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED (4-0) finding that awarding this low-bid design-build contract pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242 (a) will achieve private sector efficiencies by integrating the design project work and components, obtaining Los Angeles County Fire Department approval for project work, and replacing the Fire Sprinkler System in Metro's Gateway Headquarters Building;

REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE

Issue
ISSUE

The Fire Sprinkler Piping Replacement Project will remove existing compromised fire sprinkler piping and replace with new piping. Metro is authorized to enter into design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242 upon approval from the Board as set forth in the Recommendation.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
The primary benefit of the design-build process is a shortened project schedule where the design-builder is able to start repairs of critical components while the design is being completed for any modifications to the system. Other possible benefits include additional efficiencies in project management, administration and coordination.

Utilization of a design-build process is allowed under Public Utilities Code Section 130242, which provides for award of a design-build contract to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. As set forth above, awarding design-build contracts will achieve certain efficiencies in the projects, such as reducing project administration and management costs, and expediting project completion.

The project was selected for the Design-Build Contracting Delivery Approach based on the following considerations:

* A single point of responsibility for design and construction will ...

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