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File #: 21-1412    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2020 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Action on Resolution Approving the Use of City Forces for Water Service Connection Installation at 2200 Monroe Street
Attachments: 1. Use of City Water Forces Resolution, 2. Resolution No. 21-8943
Action on Resolution Approving the Use of City Forces for Water Service Connection Installation at 2200 Monroe Street

Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure

Charter Section 1310, titled "Contracts on Public Works," states in part "that every contract involving an expenditure of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) 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 limited size and scope of the work outlined below can be best performed by City Forces. The Water Utility has in-house knowledge and the skillsets of trained personnel operating and maintaining water services that can be leveraged to perform this work more economically. Bidding out the work and contracting with a private entity would delay the construction projects. Therefore, staff recommends that the City Council find that City Forces can best perform the installation of the following water services and approve the use of City Forces.

Location: 2200 Monroe Street
Type of Service: Provide new installation services for public water improvements and abandonment of existing water utilities
Description of work: Abandon (2) existing 2" water service connections from fire hydrants and install (2) new 2" water services
Job Number: 592-1423-80300-7054-(i)30799
Cost Estimate: $83,381


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