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File #: 2022-0637   
Type: Contract Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to: A. AWARD and EXECUTE Contract No. PS77530 for CEQA/NEPA and Environmental Compliance Services with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. for a five (5) year contract inclusive of three (3) base years with an initial amount not-to-exceed $14,166,384.73; with two one-year options for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,924,174.53 and $1,760,892.27 respectively, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $17,851,451.53; subject to the resolution of any properly submitted protest; and . B. AWARD and EXECUTE individual Contract Work Orders and Task Orders within the total approved not-to-exceed funding limit of $14,166,384.70.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Budgeting, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, Construction, Construction Support, Contracts, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Procurement, Project, Safety, Small Business Enterprise, State laws, Surveys
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Procurement Summary, 2. Attachment B - DEOD Summary, 3. Attachment C - CEQA/NEPA Compliance Contract Costs Estimates
Meeting_Body
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: CEQA/NEPA AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE SERVICES

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION


Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to:

A. AWARD and EXECUTE Contract No. PS77530 for CEQA/NEPA and Environmental Compliance Services with ICF Jones & Stokes, Inc. for a five (5) year contract inclusive of three (3) base years with an initial amount not-to-exceed $14,166,384.73; with two one-year options for a not-to-exceed amount of $1,924,174.53 and $1,760,892.27 respectively, for a total not-to-exceed amount of $17,851,451.53; subject to the resolution of any properly submitted protest; and
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B. AWARD and EXECUTE individual Contract Work Orders and Task Orders within the total approved not-to-exceed funding limit of $14,166,384.70.

Issue
ISSUE

Under federal, state, and local law and to avoid fines, civil or criminal liability, Metro is required to evaluate and comply with environmental laws, statutes and /or regulatory compliance for nearly every capital project and all projects undertaken by Metro. This contract is a critical component for planning, managing, and mitigating known and unknown environmental risks and regulatory compliance during the execution of Capital Construction and transit projects. The contract provides technical expertise and specialty licenses required to execute this type of work. Furthermore, this contract plays a critical role in keeping projects on schedule and keeping the agency compliant with regulatory requirements.

Background
BACKGROUND

A critical component of executing our Capital projects and transit projects requires Metro to continually evaluate, survey, mitigate, and monitor environmental requirements. We need to simultaneously act towards regulatory compliance under federal, state, and local law. Metro must adhere to all environmental laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Californi...

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