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File #: 2016-1004   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/23/2016 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 5/18/2017 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. AWARD Bench Contract No.PS37755 to consultant firms CH2M Hill, Inc., LTK Engineering Services, Mott McDonald, LLC, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff, and STV Inc., to establish a general account for consultant support services that will be utilized for Rail Vehicle and Rail Systems Engineering Consultant Services, for an amount not-to-exceed $8,027,100, subject to resolution of protest, if any; and B. EXECUTE Task Work Orders within the approved total not-to-exceed amount of the Contract.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Capital Project, Capital Project Funds, Contracts, Procurement, Professional Services, Program management, Project, Railroad facilities, Rolling stock, Systems engineering, Testing, Vehicle fleets
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
MAY 18, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: CONSULTANT BENCH FOR RAIL VEHICLE & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SUPPORT

Action
ACTION: AWARD BENCH CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. AWARD Bench Contract No.PS37755 to consultant firms CH2M Hill, Inc., LTK Engineering Services, Mott McDonald, LLC, WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff, and STV Inc., to establish a general account for consultant support services that will be utilized for Rail Vehicle and Rail Systems Engineering Consultant Services, for an amount not-to-exceed $8,027,100, subject to resolution of protest, if any; and

B. EXECUTE Task Work Orders within the approved total not-to-exceed amount of the Contract.

Issue
ISSUE

Metro requires as-needed consultant support services from qualified firms to support Metro Rail Vehicle and Systems Engineering capital and operating projects.

In April 2008, the Board authorized the award of Bench Contract No.OP39602112 in the total amount of $20,000,000 to five (5) qualified consulting firms. These firms provided Metro with professional engineering and project management support to develop technical specifications, independent cost estimates and to provide oversight for the procurement and installation of our rail fleet systems and equipment. This bench contract expired in March 2017.


Discussion
DISCUSSION

The bench Contract permits Metro to supplement internal resources by having available consulting firms with a wide range of specialized engineering, technical and program management experience and expertise.

The consulting firms that will form the vehicle bench have the demonstrated depth and breadth of technical and engineering experience and capacity to support Metro with the anticipated tasks and projects. On an as-needed basis Statements of Work will be developed, defining the type and level of support required for specific tasks and projects. Consultants on the ...

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