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File #: 2017-0492   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute a 63-month firm fixed price Contract No. AE39616001 with Gruen Associates in the amount of $2,910,657 for architectural and engineering services to design the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements Project and provide design support during construction, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Attachment C - Project Map, 4. Attachment D - Funding Table
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES UNION STATION FORECOURT
AND ESPLANADE IMPROVEMENTS

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION TO AWARD ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute a 63-month firm fixed price Contract No. AE39616001 with Gruen Associates in the amount of $2,910,657 for architectural and engineering services to design the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements Project and provide design support during construction, subject to resolution of protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE

The Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements (Project) were identified in the Union Station Master Plan Implementation Program presented to the Metro Board in October 2014. The Project will reconfigure the public right-of-way and LAUS forecourt to expand pedestrian and bike facilities on Alameda and Los Angeles Street and create a civic plaza in front of the station (Attachment C, Project Map). Staff has secured over $18M in grant and matching funds to design and implement most of the Project improvements, and the Project Environmental Impact report is currently in public circulation. The recommended actions will award the design and engineering contract.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Project History and Funding
Between 2012 and 2014, Metro led the Union Station Master Plan (USMP) and the Connect US Action Plan planning efforts. Both efforts involved robust stakeholder engagement and resulted in the identification of the Project improvements. The Project was part of the USMP Initial Implementation Plan presented to the Metro Board in October 2014, and since that time, staff has secured three grants that fund the following project components:

* Proposition A - $1M (secured in 2014): Grant secured from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District for ...

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