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File #: 2017-0924   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/19/2018 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 1/25/2018 Final action: 1/25/2018
Title: WE THEREFORE MOVE that the Board direct the CEO to: A. Include the following information in the form of quarterly report to the Board: 1. Provide a detailed description and explanation of each change order above $500,000 issued and executed; 2. Provide details of the timeline for each change order and/or claim that is submitted and approved. Including the date of contractor submission and MTA execution; 3. Include the contract modification and/or change order amount that was submitted and what was approved by MTA staff and/or the CEO; and 4. Issue the first quarterly report to the Board by April 2018. B. Include the following pre-conditions to ensure accountability: * All MTA transit and regional rail capital projects program-wide must establish a Life of Project budget at the beginning of the project in order to be eligible for inclusion in this policy. WE FURTHER MOVE that the Inspector General: C. Perform periodical random spot-check audits of these projects to ensure to t...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Agreements, Budget, Capital Project, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Eric Garcetti, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, James Butts, Los Angeles International Airport, Metro Blue Line, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Purple Line, Metro Rail A Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail D Line, Metro Rail E Line, Metro Rail L Line, Motion / Motion Response, Pilot studies, Policy, Project, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 1, Westside Subway Extension/Purple Line Extension Phase 2
Related files: 2018-0015, 2017-0827
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REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 25, 2018

Preamble
Motion by:

GARCETTI, BUTTS, AND DUPONT-WALKER

Board Delegated Authority

In January 2017, the MTA Board approved a one-year pilot to delegate the CEO the authority to execute project agreements up to the Life-of-Project (LOP) budget for the Crenshaw/LAX, Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension Section 1 & 2 projects.

The one-year contract authority pilot program appears to be effective, and MTA states that the pilot has generated an estimated of over $20 million in cost savings.

The pilot program allows quick decision-making to avoid potential delays, allows for DBE's to receive adequate compensation, and avoids delays in payments.

An additional benefit also includes the lowering of cost risk factors when interested bidders submit their proposals.

Currently, MTA Chief Program Management Officer provides a monthly project status update at MTA Construction Committee that includes a Change Activity list for each capital transit project.

Each change consists of one line item with a brief description and cost.

Additional details on the justification for each change are required to enhance transparency, Los Angeles County voters expect every tax dollar is accounted for in a transparent manner.

With the flexibility of executing project agreements up to the Life-of-Project (LOP) budget, it should also come with greater responsibilities in accountability.

Subject
SUBJECT: MOTION BY GARCETTI, BUTTS, AND DUPONT-WALKER

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Board Delegated Authority
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WE THEREFORE MOVE that the Board direct the CEO to:

A. Include the following information in the form of quarterly report to the Board:

1. Provide a detailed description and explanation of each change order above $500,000 issued and executed;

2. Provide details of the timeline for each change order and/or claim that is submitted and approved. Including the date of contractor submission and MTA execution;

3. Include the contract mo...

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