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File #: 2017-0176   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2017 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. FINDING that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a) will achieve private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components related to the construction and installation of an air scrubber system in Metro's Central Maintenance Facility's (CMF) Building 5; (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE) B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award the competitively bid design-build contract to the lowest price responsive, and responsible bidder, pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130051.9(c).
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Bids, Cmf Paint Shop Ventilation & Air Scrubber-Sustainability Implementation Program (Project), Conservation, Construction, Construction management, Contract administration, Contractors, Contracts, Design build, Location 30, Procurement, Project, Project delivery, Project management

CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017


Subject
SUBJECT: CMF BUILDING 5 AIR SCRUBBER PROJECT
Action
ACTION: APPROVE USE OF DESIGN-BUILD PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD FOR THE CMF AIR SCRUBBER PROJECT


Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. FINDING that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a) will achieve private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components related to the construction and installation of an air scrubber system in Metro's Central Maintenance Facility's (CMF) Building 5;

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)
B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award the competitively bid design-build contract to the lowest price responsive, and responsible bidder, pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130051.9(c).

Issue
ISSUE

Metro is authorized to enter into design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a). This section requires that the Board make the finding set forth in Recommendation A.
The CMF Building 5 Air Scrubber Project will replace the ineffective, inefficient air scrubber system, which uses more than 10,000 gallons of potable water each day, with an air scrubber system that is energy efficient and uses filters to eliminate the need to use water. This project is consistent with the intent and identified action to reduce energy use and water consumption in our facilities as outlined in our Environmental Policy and Energy Conservation and Management Plan and Water Use and Conservation Policy.
Discussion
DISCUSSION
The primary benefit of the design-build process is a shortened project schedule where the design-builder is able to start construction while the design is being completed. 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-bui...

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