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File #: 2022-2089   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to Accept the Work of Ranger Pipelines, Inc. for Cyclic Sewer Replacement Project, Phase 17, No. PW 07-20-34. (Public Works 50141600)

Title

 

Recommendation to Accept the Work of Ranger Pipelines, Inc. for Cyclic Sewer Replacement Project, Phase 17, No. PW 07-20-34. (Public Works 50141600)

 

Body

 

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

On October 15, 2019, the City Council awarded a five-year agreement with Ranger Pipelines, Inc. in an amount not to exceed a total five-year expenditure of $28,924,389.83 for the Cyclic Sewer Replacement Project.  On December 9, 2020, the City executed the first amendment to the agreement (First Amendment) in an amount not to exceed $5,549,061.25, including 15% Contingency, for Phase 17. The project replaced approximately 3.2 miles of sewer main, associated manholes, and lower laterals.  The improvements executed under the subject contract are complete and acceptable to staff.  Staff is now recommending that the City Council accept the work.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The work in this contract served as Project Year six (6) of the 20-Year Rehabilitation Program included in the City of Alameda’s (City) Sewer Master Plan, 2015. The Sewer Master Plan utilized information collected through maintenance, inspection, and monitoring activities to assess system condition and capacity.  The results were used to identify and prioritize sewer system capital improvement needs in a 20-Year Rehabilitation Program structured to maintain compliance with the Consent Decree and be consistent with the City’s sewer rate structure. Project Year six (6) replaced approximately 2.8 miles of existing old and deteriorating sanitary sewer main.  Completion of this work is required for compliance under the Final Consent Decree for Consolidated Case Nos. C 09-00186-RS and C 09-05684-RS, which requires the City to rehabilitate no less than 2.6 miles of sewer main and associated lower laterals and manholes per year, based on a cumulative total. This work is also consistent with and furthers the objectives of the City’s 2017 Sewer System Management Plan and adopted Capital Improvement Program.

 

DISCUSSION

 

On October 15, 2019, the City Council awarded a five-year agreement with Ranger Pipelines, Inc. in an amount not to exceed a total five-year expenditure of $28,924,389.83 for the Cyclic Sewer Replacement Project.  Year One (Phase 16) was completed on June 1, 2021.  On December 9, 2020, the City executed the first amendment to the agreement in an amount not to exceed $5,611,482.28, including 15% Contingency, for Phase 17, No. PW 07-20-34. 

 

The project was completed in accordance with the plans and specification and is acceptable to the Public Works Department.  The final cost, including all extra work orders, is $5,548,724.

 

ALTERNATIVES

 

                     Accept the work as presented.

                     Do not accept the work and give staff alternate instruction.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

The project was budgeted in the Capital Improvement Program (Project No. C23000) as part of the Sewer Capital Improvements Enterprise Fund (Fund 501). No additional appropriations are needed. There is no impact to the General Fund.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

This action is consistent with the Alameda Municipal Code.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is Categorically Exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(b), Existing Facilities.

 

CLIMATE IMPACTS

 

This project rehabilitated the sanitary sewer collection system and reduced the amount of infiltration and inflow from storm water and ground water. This helps prevent overflow of the sewer system and creates infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Accept the work of Ranger Pipelines for cyclic sewer replacement project, phase 17, No. PW 07-20-34.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Erin Smith, Public Works Director

 

By,

Shilpa Patel, Assistant Engineer

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Margaret O’Brien Finance Director

 

cc:                     Dirk Brazil, Interim City Manager