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File #: 2022-2088   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute a Five-Year Agreement with West Coast Arborist for Urban Forest Maintenance Services, Citywide, No. P.W. 07-06-16, in an Amount Not to Exceed $13,119,805. (Public Works 31041520)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Contract
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Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager to Execute a Five-Year Agreement with West Coast Arborist for Urban Forest Maintenance Services, Citywide, No. P.W. 07-06-16, in an Amount Not to Exceed $13,119,805. (Public Works 31041520)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City of Alameda (City) issued a Request for Bid (RFB) for citywide urban forest maintenance services on April 13, 2022. The project will update and maintain the City's street tree inventory; develop a database of private trees pruned for Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) to provide line clearance; prune approximately 7,005 street trees and 350 park trees; provide line clearance for approximately 3,000 trees for AMP; plant approximately 350 young trees ranging from two- to six-inch caliper trunks; and remove and stump grind approximately 200 dead, dying, or diseased trees in accordance with the recently revised street tree removal policy.

Staff requests that the City Council award a five year agreement to West Coast Arborist, the lowest responsive bidder, in an amount not to exceed a five year expenditure of $13,119,805.

BACKGROUND

The City uses contract services for maintenance of its urban forest. The scope of services includes update and maintenance of the City's street tree inventory, development of a database of private trees pruned for AMP to provide line clearance; pruning of approximately 7,005 street trees and 350 park trees; providing line clearance for approximately 3,000 trees for AMP; planting approximately 350 young trees ranging from two- to six-inch caliper trunks; and removing and stump grinding approximately 200 dead, dying, or diseased trees in accordance with the recently revised street tree removal policy.

DISCUSSION

On April 13, 2022 the Public Works Department sent out a Request for Bid (RFB) for Urban Forest Maintenance Services, Citywide. To solicit the maximum number of bids and most competitive price, the ...

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