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File #: 2015-1261   
Type: Contract Status: Consent Calendar
File created: 8/7/2015 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 9/24/2015 Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award a one year Firm Fixed Price Contract No. PS1544301142 to Ma and Associates to conduct the fiscal year FY 2013-2015 independent performance review of all the Los Angeles County transit operators receiving state Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 4, and operators receiving Proposition A funds in lieu of TDA funds and Metro as the Regional Transportation Planning Entity (RTPE), for the fixed price of $588,192.
Sponsors: Finance, Budget and Audit Committee
Indexes: Audit, Contractors, Contracts, Procurement, Professional Services, Regional transportation, State laws, Transit operators, Transit Planning (Project), Transportation Development Act - Article 4, Transportation Development Act of 1971
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - State requirement to conduct the TPR, 3. Attachment C - Listing of Operator and RTPE Compliance Requirements, 4. Attachment D - Summary of Progress Made by the operators and Metro
Related files: 2015-0693
Meeting_Body
FINANCE, BUDGET AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: CONTRACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013-2015 TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT ACT (TDA) TRIENNIAL PERFORMANCE REVIEWS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY TRANSIT OPERATORS, INCLUDING METRO OPERATIONS, AND METRO AS THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ENTITY

ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT TO MA AND ASSOCIATES

Heading
RECOMMENDATION
Title
AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award a one year Firm Fixed Price Contract No. PS1544301142 to Ma and Associates to conduct the fiscal year FY 2013-2015 independent performance review of all the Los Angeles County transit operators receiving state Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 4, and operators receiving Proposition A funds in lieu of TDA funds and Metro as the Regional Transportation Planning Entity (RTPE), for the fixed price of $588,192.

Issue
ISSUE
Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 99246 requires that Metro conduct an independent performance review of all Los Angeles County transit operators, including Metro Operations, eligible to receive state TDA Article 4 funds. The same requirement also calls for an independent performance review of the activities of Metro as the RTPE for Los Angeles County. Attachment B describes the performance review requirements.

In addition, the State gives Metro the authority to withhold allocations in excess of prior year allocations if the performance review finds that the operator has not made reasonable progress on implementing prior review recommendations. State law also stipulates that the Planning agency prior to determining the allocation to an operator for the next fiscal year, annually review and evaluate the efforts made by the operator to implement changes recommended by the performance review.

Discussion
DISCUSSION
The performance reviews for Los Angeles County transit operators and for Metro as the RTPE are required every three years. All Los Angeles Cou...

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