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File #: 2017-0844   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/14/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 2/15/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award Contract No. OP43306000 to Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. for the upgrade of the MGL track circuits and train-to-wayside equipment, for an amount of $18,655,966.78, effective March 2018 through February 2023; and B. AWARDING a single source procurement, pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 130237. The MGL track circuits and TWC are proprietary and Ansaldo STS is the sole manufacturer of the components. The components are needed for integration with the existing Ansaldo Microlok II Train Control System in use on the MGL. (REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD)
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Board approved Life-of-Project Budget, Capital Project, Contracts, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project, Equipment Acquisitions, Light rail transit, Los Angeles International Airport, Metro Crenshaw Line, Metro Gold Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Rail C Line, Metro Rail L Line, Mgl Track Circuits And Twc Replacement (Project), Procurement, Safety, Track circuits
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2018-0091
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SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: METRO GREEN LINE (MGL) TRACK CIRCUITS AND
TRAIN-TO-WAYSIDE COMMUNICATION (TWC)
UPGRADE

Action
ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer to award Contract No. OP43306000 to Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. for the upgrade of the MGL track circuits and train-to-wayside equipment, for an amount of $18,655,966.78, effective March 2018 through February 2023; and

B. AWARDING a single source procurement, pursuant to California Public Utilities Code Section 130237. The MGL track circuits and TWC are proprietary and Ansaldo STS is the sole manufacturer of the components. The components are needed for integration with the existing Ansaldo Microlok II Train Control System in use on the MGL.

(REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE FULL BOARD)

Issue
ISSUE

The MGL is equipped with legacy track circuits and TWC that has been operational from initial start of MGL service in 1995. The existing equipment was delivered by Ansaldo STS USA, Inc. (formally Union Switch and Signal Inc.) under Contract No. H1100. The equipment is now obsolete and no longer supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturer. The equipment needs to be replaced as it nears the end of its useful life.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Commencing in 2012, Metro Wayside Systems has implemented a phased program of rehabilitation of the MGL train control system. The first phase of work (replacement of obsolete vital control processors) has been completed. The next phase is to replace obsolete track circuits and TWC equipment. Upon completion, the Green Line train control system will have been rehabilitated to the same equipment and configuration as the new Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line, thus providing a fully up-to-date system, and conforming across the entire Green Line and Crenshaw/LAX Line.

The scope of the work is to replace all 450 existing track circuits wh...

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