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File #: 20-1429    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 12/6/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: Action on Amendment No. 1 to an Agreement for Services with Hulberg and Associates, Inc. dba Valbridge Property Advisors for Easement and Parcel Assessment Services [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. Amendment No. 1
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on Amendment No. 1 to an Agreement for Services with Hulberg and Associates, Inc. dba Valbridge Property Advisors for Easement and Parcel Assessment Services
[Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
BACKGROUND
The City of Santa Clara's Electric Utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), requires appraisal services for the acquisition of easements to facilitate construction of new electrical facilities. SVP must know the Fair Market Value of a property when an easement is necessary in order to negotiate a fair price for the land rights.
SVP has contracted with Valbridge Property Advisors (Valbridge) to perform property appraisals associated with easements, rent determination, and property acquisitions for various projects.
SVP currently has a Capital Improvement Project entitled "Transmission System Reinforcements" that involves the construction of approximately three and one-half miles of overhead transmission lines, which will increase system capacity and improve system reliability. Then project will require acquisition of over 40 easements.
DISCUSSION
In October 2018, the City entered into a three-year agreement with Valbridge to provide easement and parcel assessments services for City and non-City property within and outside the City limits. This agreement was the result of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process and Valbridge was selected based on experience and because it bid the lowest cost.
Because the scope of work for the Transmission System Reinforcement project's easement appraisals are consistent with the scope of work that Valbridge is performing under their current three-year agreement, Staff is proposing to enter into Amendment No. 1 to add additional funding in the amount of $200,000 for appraisal services for the Transmission System Reinforcements project. Valbridge will perform property evaluations as part of the acquisition of over 40 eas...

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