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File #: 2017-0716   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/16/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/17/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute an 18-month, firm fixed Contract No. PS35771-2001 to M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $1,694,864 for integrated station design solutions, subject to the resolution of protest(s), if any.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Advertising, Bus rapid transit, Construction, Contracts, Develop Integrated Solutions At Metro Stations To Improve/Address Design Issues Related To Security, Accessibility, And Safety (Project), Procurement, Safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary_Board Rpt. Jan'18.docx
Related files: 2018-0015
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 17, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: INTEGRATED STATION DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Action
ACTION: AWARD OF CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award and execute an 18-month, firm fixed Contract No. PS35771-2001 to M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates, Inc. in the amount of $1,694,864 for integrated station design solutions, subject to the resolution of protest(s), if any.

Issue
ISSUE

To ensure Metro stations are safe, smart, clean, and green, and provide a quality customer experience, innovative design solutions responding to current requirements, new technologies, and ongoing station environment design challenges are needed. To develop these solutions, Metro requires the services of a professional design team to assist an interdepartmental Metro working group to determine the placement and design of new equipment, amenities, and other design features affecting the customer environment in Metro stations.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Metro design criteria for both rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) stations and related Standard/Directive Drawings provide requirements and direction for station architectural elements, including placement of equipment and types of materials within public areas. In 2014, the Metro Rail Design Criteria (MRDC) and Standard/Directive Drawings were updated to include the new Systemwide Station Design Standards, which unify and brand station architecture and materials. The purpose of these standards is to improve the transit experience by making stations safer and easier to recognize, navigate and use, while streamlining design, construction, operations and maintenance.

While these documents help streamline the design of new stations by using consistent materials and station architectural language, there remains a number of specific station elements that require further design consideration in order to be fully integrated into station design requirem...

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