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File #: 2017-0835   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/13/2017 In control: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
On agenda: 4/12/2018 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. OP97901000-48045 for rigging services at the Metro Red Line and Purple Line stations to United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. for the five-year period covering May 1, 2018 through May 1, 2023, for an amount not-to-exceed $2,893,200.
Sponsors: System Safety, Security and Operations Committee
Indexes: Contracts, Metro Purple Line, Metro Red Line, Replacement Of Ups/Batteries On Red Line Fy17-Fy22, Safety, Safety and security, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition, System safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary
Meeting_Body
SYSTEM SAFETY, SECURITY AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
APRIL 12, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: RIGGING SERVICES FOR METRO RED LINE AND
PURPLE LINE STATIONS

Action
ACTION: AWARD CONTRACT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to award a firm fixed unit rate Contract No. OP97901000-48045 for rigging services at the Metro Red Line and Purple Line stations to United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. for the five-year period covering May 1, 2018 through May 1, 2023, for an amount not-to-exceed $2,893,200.

Issue
ISSUE

Large power transformers, emergency ventilation fan motors, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and battery banks eventually fail due to aging and fatigue caused by mechanical and electrical stresses. These equipment/components must be replaced if a failure occurs or if preventive maintenance determines that they will fail. The physical attributes, including weight and size, of this equipment and the design of the station/location where they are installed or utilized requires the use of professional rigging services so they can be replaced in the event of equipment failure.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The current contract for rigging services for Metro's Red and Purple Line stations is set to expire in April 2018. The Metro Red and Purple heavy rail lines serve a total of 16 passenger stations and two underground power facilities. These Metro facilities are powered by large power transformers weighing up to 44,000 pounds each. Ventilation for the tunnels connecting passenger stations is provided by large emergency ventilation fans weighing up to 2,000 pounds. Each passenger station also requires ventilation and this is accomplished by utilizing large air handling units.
Emergency backup power for passenger stations is provided by large industrial UPS in accordance with Metro's Fire and Life Safety Program and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. These UPS utilizes large banks of industrial type batteri...

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