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File #: 19-350    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 3/18/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/9/2019 Final action: 7/9/2019
Title: Action on a Resolution for the Use of City Electric Forces at Various Locations
Attachments: 1. Use of City Electric Forces Resolution, 2. Resolution No. 19-8728.pdf
Action on a Resolution for the Use of City Electric Forces at Various Locations

Charter Section 1310 titled Contracts on Public Works states, in part, "that every contract involving an expenditure of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the construction or improvement (excluding maintenance and repair) of public buildings, works, streets, drains, sewers, utilities, parks and playgrounds shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder." The section further states that "the City Council may declare and determine that, in its opinion, the work in question may be performed better or more economically by the City with its own employees, and after the adoption of a resolution to this effect by at least four affirmative votes, it may proceed to have said work done in the manner stated, without further observance of the provisions of this section."

Staff believes that the work described below is best and most efficiently performed with City Forces based upon the following factors: (1) the work is limited in size and scope; (2) the in-house work force has knowledge and training in operating and maintaining the electric system that can be leveraged to more economically perform this work; and (3) bidding out the work and contracting with a private entity would not likely result in a lower overall cost or time savings. Therefore, staff recommends that the City Council make a finding that City Forces can best perform the installation of the following electric facilities and approve the use of City Forces.

Estimate Number: 34556
Location: 3505 Kifer Road
Type of Service: New Business
Description of Work: Install 12kV system including 10,000 feet cable, 3 5-way switches, 9 transformers, 93 splices and 93 connectors. Install low voltage system including 11,000 feet cable and 230 connectors to connect customer services. Install 384 meters. Remove 1,000 feet 12kV cable.
Estimated Cost: $764,595

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