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File #: 18-0204    Version: 2 Name: 3/5/18 Barton RWPS Improvements-Amtrak Permit Review Fee
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/5/2018 Final action: 3/5/2018
Enactment date: 3/5/2018 Enactment #: R-18-088
Title: Resolution to Award Purchase Order to Amtrak for the Engineering Review of the Barton Raw Water Intake and Pump Station Improvements Project ($20,328.00)
Attachments: 1. Amtrak Best Source 20,328.00.pdf, 2. S-975 PTE Rev 2 Signed by Amtrak (002).pdf
Title
Resolution to Award Purchase Order to Amtrak for the Engineering Review of the Barton Raw Water Intake and Pump Station Improvements Project ($20,328.00)
Memorandum
This memorandum and resolution requests approval of a Purchase Order to Amtrak for $20,328.00 for the engineering review of plans and specifications for the proposed raw watermain replacement as part of the Barton Raw Water Intake and Pump Station Improvements Project.

On March 20, 2017, Council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Stantec Consulting Michigan, Inc. to design the raw watermain and Barton Pump Station valve replacement (as part of Resolution No. R-17-080). The Barton Pump Station and raw watermain are critical components of the City's water supply system. The pump station provides 80% (up to 40 million gallons per day) of raw water capacity to the Water Treatment Plant. Portions of this raw water system were originally constructed in 1912 and 1949 and no longer provide sufficient capacity.

Stantec has substantially completed the design phase of the project. A portion of the proposed watermain passes beneath the Amtrak railroad south of the Barton Pump Station. Therefore, approval of the project from Amtrak is required.

Amtrak's review is a multi-step process. The first Amtrak review was performed on January 9, 2018 which approved the conceptual route of the proposed watermain. The City issued a Purchase Order to Amtrak in the amount of $7,017.00 for this service.

Having received approval of the watermain route, Amtrak subsequently requires a second review focused on the engineering design, plans and specifications for the project. The Amtrak fee for this second review is $20,328.00. Amtrak is the sole provider of this service.

It is therefore recommended that Council approve the Purchase Order to Amtrak for $20,328.00 to have the engineering review of the project performed.

Amtrak complies with the City's Conflict of Interest, Living Wage and Non-Disc...

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