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File #: 18-0387    Version: 1 Name: 4/16/18 - Award Engineering Services for Primary Chiller Project
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2018 Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: 4/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-125
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement between the City and DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. for Work Related to the Larcom City Hall Primary Chiller Replacement Project ($42,100.00)
Attachments: 1. DSD Contract.pdf, 2. DSD Proposal and RFP.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement between the City and DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. for Work Related to the Larcom City Hall Primary Chiller Replacement Project ($42,100.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to approve a Professional Services Agreement between the City and DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. (DSD), Southfield, Michigan, in the amount of $42,100.00, for engineering services related to the replacement of the primary chiller at Larcom City Hall.

This overall project consists of removing and replacing the old chiller unit system that provides cooled air to the Larcom City Hall building with a new, reliable, and energy efficient unit. Depending on the replacement technology selected, the installation may also include some building modifications.

The existing chiller system is well beyond its useful life with some system components being original to the building and over 50 years old. Replacement parts for many of the old system components are difficult to obtain or completely unavailable. A smaller, secondary chiller unit was installed in 2014 and has provided cooled air to help reduce the impact of any outages when the old chiller was out of service. This secondary unit was not designed to handle the full cooling load of the building.

To address the energy efficiency goals of the City, approved by City Council in 2017, DSD will provide a thorough evaluation of current chiller technologies and make a recommendation on which technology best fits this project and the goals of the City. Upon selection of the chiller technology, DSD will then provide complete design and technical specifications for bidding by the City and provide construction administration for the project after a contractor award.

An RFP was issued on February 6, 2018 for engineering services for this project and DSD was the sole responder. The City has used DSD in the past and found them to be both competitive in their pri...

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