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File #: 2021-0521   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 7/27/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/2/2021 Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 13 to Contract No. AE5999300 with WSP USA Inc. to provide additional environmental technical work during the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in the amount of $1,302,845, increasing the Total Contract Value from $28,484,036 to $29,786,881, and extend the period of performance through June 30, 2022.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Contracts, Downtown Los Angeles, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Federal Transit Administration, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Light rail transit, Measure M, Measure R, Metro Rail A Line, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Procurement, Professional Services, Project, Southern California Association Of Governments, West Santa Ana Branch Corridor - Administration (Project), West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - WSAB Build Alternatives Map, 2. Attachment B - Procurement Summary, 3. Attachment C - Contract Modification Log, 4. Attachment D - DEOD Summary, 5. Presentation
Meeting_Body
PLANNING & PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR PROJECT

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute Modification No. 13 to Contract No. AE5999300 with WSP USA Inc. to provide additional environmental technical work during the completion of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in the amount of $1,302,845, increasing the Total Contract Value from $28,484,036 to $29,786,881, and extend the period of performance through June 30, 2022.
Issue
ISSUE

This is a request to authorize the necessary additional funds to professional services Contract No. AE5999300. A Contract Modification is necessary as additional Conceptual Engineering (CE) and technical analysis is needed for the Draft EIS/EIR in response to FTA comments and in coordination with Metro Departments and direction from Metro's Senior Leadership. The additional work will also help to inform and support the Final EIS/EIR once the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is selected by the Board, currently anticipated in January 2022. As the additional work is part of a separate, but related, work effort from the Final EIS/EIR, extending the period of performance through June 30, 2022 is necessary. Delaying this additional work to a future date would pose significant delays to the overall project schedule and risk that the project would be unable to meet its Measure M schedule.

Background
BACKGROUND

The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Project (Attachment A) is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line along a 19-mile corridor from southeast Los Angeles County to Downtown Los Angeles serving the cities and communities of Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy, Bell, Huntington Park, Vernon, unincorporated Florence-Graham community, and downtown Los Angeles. This rail corridor is anticip...

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