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File #: 2020-7619   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Three-Year Agreement with Precision Emprise, LLC, dba Precision Concrete Cutting, for Sidewalk Trip Hazard Removal in an Amount Not to Exceed $825,000. (Public Works 310)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Contract
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Recommendation to Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Three-Year Agreement with Precision Emprise, LLC, dba Precision Concrete Cutting, for Sidewalk Trip Hazard Removal in an Amount Not to Exceed $825,000. (Public Works 310)


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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) is in need of concrete cutting services for displacements in sidewalks and curbs. The City has elected to obtain these services through a cooperative purchasing agreement, as permitted by the City's Purchasing Policy dated July 18, 2019. Contractor bid on a Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN) nationwide trip hazard removal category (KPN Bid # KPN 201604-02). KPN is a national purchasing cooperative that reduces the cost of acquisition for educational and local government agencies. KPN awards contracts based on competitively bid purchasing contracts that meet strict bidding standards. City and Contractor desire to enter into an agreement for On-Call Shaving for Concrete Displacement, upon the terms and conditions herein.

BACKGROUND

The sidewalk system is a vital component of the city's infrastructure and plays an essential role in city life. As conduits for pedestrian movement and access, they enhance connectivity and promote walking. As public spaces, they activate streets socially and economically. Safe, accessible, and well-maintained sidewalks are fundamental to mobility and healthy communities.

Over time concrete sidewalks have a tendency to shift and settle creating offsets between concrete panels. In addition, as trees grow and mature, site conditions can result in tree roots raising the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and pavement area. While the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) identifies the adjacent property owner as being responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveway approaches, the City's long standing practice is to repair sidewalk damaged by street trees, all other repairs are the responsibility...

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