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File #: 14-0386    Version: 1 Name: 4/7/14 - Survey Equipment Purchase
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/7/2014 Final action: 4/7/2014
Enactment date: 4/7/2014 Enactment #: R-14-104
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase a TS15P R1000 Robotic Total Station and DNA10 Digital Level for Surveying ($33,671.00)
Attachments: 1. Survey Equipment Quote February 2013.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase a TS15P R1000 Robotic Total Station and DNA10 Digital Level for Surveying ($33,671.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve the purchase of the Robotic Surveying Total Station ($29,483.00) and Digital Level ($4,188.00) for a total not-to-exceed price of $33,671.00.

For the 2014 construction season, Project Management plans to operate three (3) surveying crews. The new Robotic Total Station will allow one survey crew to perform topographic surveys during the summer construction season while the other two crews are performing construction staking. The topographic survey work would be to gather information to proceed on the design of 2015 construction projects in a timely manner.

The current equipment used by Project Management for topographic surveys is outdated. The equipment requires additional steps to convert the data into a format usable by the engineering staff. In addition, the parts for the older equipment are no longer available, making repair of the old equipment expensive or even impossible.

All of the other surveying equipment used in Project Management is made by Leica Geosystems. It is important that new survey equipment uses the same software and parts as the other surveying equipment for cost savings, ease of training, operation, and the ability to share equipment among technicians and to switch parts with the least amount of effort.

The purchase of an additional Digital Level will allow the two construction staking crews to work independently of each other without needing to share this piece of equipment.

Funding for this purchase is available in the approved Project Management Services Unit FY14 operations and maintenance budget.
Staff
Prepared by: Nicholas Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by: Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
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