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File #: 21-0190    Version: 1 Name: 2/16/21 PSA for Playground Improvement Services
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Enactment date: 2/16/2021 Enactment #: R-21-059
Title: Resolution to Recommend Approval of a Three-Year Professional Services Agreement (PSA) for Playground Improvement Services for Parks & Recreation (Not to Exceed $250,000/Year)
Attachments: 1. RFP_20-37_Document.pdf, 2. RFP_20-37_ProposalTab.pdf, 3. RFP 20-38_Playground Improvement PSA.pdf
Title
Resolution to Recommend Approval of a Three-Year Professional Services Agreement (PSA) for Playground Improvement Services for Parks & Recreation (Not to Exceed $250,000/Year)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a Professional Services Agreement with Michigan Recreational Construction, Inc (MRC). to provide improvement services for playground site renovation projects within the Parks & Recreation system.

The Ann Arbor Park and Recreation system has nearly 80 playgrounds throughout the City and Parks & Recreation Services often requires the services of playground construction and maintenance. Pre-qualifying a construction company with appropriate experience to perform work saves valuable staff time and expedites project completion. Having a contractor with the knowledge and qualifications to perform the myriad services required at the City's playgrounds will assist in making Ann Arbor's playgrounds safe for all users.

Pre-qualifying consultants was initially implemented eleven years ago to create efficiencies and streamline the process of choosing architects and engineers for a variety of Parks & Recreation projects on an as-needed basis. It has proven to be very successful and this is the third contract focused on playgrounds. Some of the projects completed under the previous contract include playground renovations at Churchill Downs Park and Kelly Park as well as smaller improvements at Fuller Park and the Gallup Park Universal Access Playground.

MRC is currently operating under a three-year continuing contract for professional services per RFP #18-01 for Playground Improvement Services dated March 21, 2018. Request for Proposal (RFP) #20-37 was released on December 16, 2020 and was advertised on the Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network as well as on the City of Ann Arbor Purchasing website. Michigan Recreational Construction, Inc was one of two firms to submit proposals, the other firm being Vestergaard and ...

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