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File #: 2021-0101   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute Modification No. 18 to Contract No. AE58083E0129 with Gannet Fleming, Inc. for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, for geotechnical exploration along Van Nuys Blvd. (Oxnard St. to San Fernando Rd.), in the amount of $987,531 increasing the total Contract value from $71,062,041 to $72,049,572.
Sponsors: Construction Committee
Indexes: Alternatives Analysis study approved by the Board, Board approved Locally Preferred Alternative, Construction, Contracts, Design build, East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project, East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor, Environmental Impact Report, Light rail transit, Metrolink, Plan, Procurement, Professional Services, Program Management, Project, Project management, Record Of Decision, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, Testing, Van Nuys
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B: Contract Modification / Change Order Log, 3. Attachment C - DEOD Summary
Related files: 2021-0440
Meeting_Body
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: EAST SAN FERNANDO VALLEY LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT - GEOTECHNICAL EXPLORATION

Action
ACTION: AUTHORIZE CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR GEOTECHNICAL EXPLORATION ALONG VAN NUYS BLVD (OXNARD ST TO SAN FERNANDO RD)

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute Modification No. 18 to Contract No. AE58083E0129 with Gannet Fleming, Inc. for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project, for geotechnical exploration along Van Nuys Blvd. (Oxnard St. to San Fernando Rd.), in the amount of $987,531 increasing the total Contract value from $71,062,041 to $72,049,572.


Background
BACKGROUND

The East San Fernando Valley (ESFV) Light Rail Transit Project (Project) is a light rail system that will extend north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, a total of 9.2 miles with 14 at-grade stations. Light rail trains will operate in the median of Van Nuys Boulevard for 6.7 miles to San Fernando Road. From there, the tracks will transition onto existing Metro right-of-way and follow a shared corridor with Metrolink and freight for 2.5 miles to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station.

On June 28, 2018, the Metro Board approved the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) as Alternative 4: Light Rail Transit (LRT). The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / Environmental Impact Report (EIR) were presented to the Metro Board in December 2020. At that time, the Board certified the document followed by a Record of Decision (ROD) in January 2021 by the FTA.


Issue
ISSUE

The recommended Contract Modification includes geotechnical exploration along Van Nuys Blvd. based upon the Metro approved Subsurface Exploration and Testing Plan that includes geotechnical field borings, pavement corings, laboratory testing and documenting within a geotechnical data report and geotechnical design reports. Gannett Fleming, Inc., the ES...

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