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File #: 2017-0568   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2017 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: CONSIDER FINDING that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a) will achieve certain private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components of the Division 20 Heavy Rail Vehicle (HRV) Wheel Press Machine Replacement Project; (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Bids, Capital Project, Construction, Contract administration, Contractors, Contracts, Design build, Division 20, Metro Rail B Line, Metro Red Line, Project, Project delivery, Project management, Proposition A
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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: DIVISION 20 HRV WHEEL PRESS MACHINE REPLACEMENT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE USE OF DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACT DELIVERY APPROACH

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER FINDING that awarding design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242(a) will achieve certain private sector efficiencies in the integration of the design, project work, and components of the Division 20 Heavy Rail Vehicle (HRV) Wheel Press Machine Replacement Project;

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE)
Issue
ISSUE

Metro is authorized to enter into design-build contracts pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 130242. This section requires that the Board make the finding set forth in Recommendation A.

A wheel press is a major piece of machinery that is used to mount/dismount rail wheels and equipment to or from axles. The existing wheel press machine at Division 20 has been in operation for over 25 years with spare parts becoming limited and increasingly more difficult to obtain. Furthermore, its' single-ended configuration requires considerable manual operations that will not be adequate to meet the maintenance demands of the expanding rail fleet.


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.

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.

Staff has successfully utilized the design-build contracting delivery approach on several major Measure R capital projects to minimize agency risks, achieve schedule effi...

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