City of Santa Clara logo

Legislative Public Meetings

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 20-647    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/14/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: Action on the Award of the Public Works Contract for the Serra Substation Construction Project [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the Award of the Public Works Contract for the Serra Substation Construction Project [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
On October 23, 2019, the City opened bids for the Serra Substation Construction Project (Contract No. 2104A). The existing Serra Substation has obsolete equipment and is nearing the end of its useful service life. The scope of the project is to rebuild Serra Substation at the existing site to continue to provide service to customers, to meet future load growth and improve service reliability. Work includes replacing existing single 16 MVA transformer bank and switchgear with two 20 MVA transformer bank design, new switchgear and control room that meets SVP's current standards. The Public Works Contract consists of all required work to demolish the existing substation and construct the new substation at the existing location at 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara, California.

DISCUSSION
Three bids were received for the Serra Substation Construction Project. The Engineer's Estimate and the evaluated bid are as follows:

Engineer's Estimate
$ 5,025,000
Newtron, LLC
$ 4,987,510
Strong Hold Construction Inc.
$ 5,487,000
Cupertino Electric, Inc.
$15,052,830

Newtron, LLC's bid is $37,490 under the Engineer's Estimate. The Engineer's Estimate was prepared by the City's engineering consultant, MTH Engineers, Inc. The Project is currently scheduled for completion in first Quarter of 2021. The bid was reviewed for compliance with terms and conditions of the Contract Documents. Newtron, LLC is a qualified contractor who has successfully performed similar work for the City in the past, therefore staff recommends awarding the contract to Newtron, LLC.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The scope of this project was identified and included in the Final Environmental Impact Report for 2010-2035 General Plan which was approved and certified b...

Click here for full text