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File #: 14-1182    Version: 1 Name: 9/2/14 - NCI PSA Stadium Blvd
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/2/2014 Enactment #: R-14-315
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Service Agreement with Northwest Consultants, Inc. for the Stadium Boulevard Reconstruction Project ($930,822.00)
Attachments: 1. nci - psa - stadium boulevard reconstruction project - 140725
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Service Agreement with Northwest Consultants, Inc. for the Stadium Boulevard Reconstruction Project ($930,822.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval, please find a resolution to approve a professional services agreement with Northwest Consultants, Inc. (NCI) in the amount of $930,822.00 for design services for the Stadium Boulevard Reconstruction Project.

The City received three proposals from professional engineering firms for the performance of the work. A selection committee thoroughly evaluated each proposal and interviewed the firms. NCI was found to be the most qualified firm for the project based on their proposed scope of work, competitive fee schedule, and interview. NCI was the firm that prepared the plans and specifications for the award winning E. Stadium Bridges (Ann Arbor Bridges) Replacement Project. The City will be able to utilize NCI's past experience with Stadium Boulevard.

The complexity of the Stadium Boulevard Reconstruction Project requires City staff be assisted by a design engineer. NCI will assist with public engagement and community involvement; roadway and underground utility design; coordinating all needed work with the private utility companies, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Public Schools, and AAATA; structural engineering to design retaining walls; creating project schedules and analyze anticipated construction durations and impacts and identify schedule milestone dates compatible with the Community's needs; identifying potential construction staging areas; and other related tasks to ensure the successful completion of the project.

The project is expected to present certain design challenges. The City will be including public involvement and alternative option analysis during the design phase of the project. During the public involvement and alternative option analysis, several options will be evaluated to determine the most feasible option from t...

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