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File #: 21-1442    Version: 1 Name: 9/20/21 E. Medical Center Drive Bridge Design Contract
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Council
File created: 9/20/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/18/2021 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with DLZ Michigan, Inc. for Engineering Design Services for the E. Medical Center Drive Bridge Rehabilitation and Widening Project ($1,011,319.29) (RFP 21-20)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Scope of Services -DLZ 210813.pdf, 2. Exhibit B - Fees - DLZ 210813.pdf, 3. PSA -DLA -210823.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Professional Services Agreement with DLZ Michigan, Inc. for Engineering Design Services for the E. Medical Center Drive Bridge Rehabilitation and Widening Project ($1,011,319.29) (RFP 21-20)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval, please find a resolution to approve a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with DLZ Michigan, Inc. (DLZ) in the amount of $1,011,319.29 for engineering design services for the subject project.

The East Medical Center Drive Bridge carries a four-lane road over the Amtrak Michigan line and is the primary access to the University of Michigan Medical Center. The bridge was constructed in 1982 and is now being inspected every twelve months due to its deteriorating condition. It is the City's intent to rehabilitate the Bridge in order to return it to a State of Good Repair and prolong its life span. The University of Michigan is also interested in widening the bridge in order to improve traffic flow into and out of the Medical Center.

As part of the pre-design investigation and project scoping activities associated with this project, a Type, Size, and Location Study (TSL) was prepared for this bridge. Several options for widening the bridge and associated costs for each option were explored. Based on the results of this study, the current project scope entails widening the bridge deck by 10 feet (most likely to the west), extensions to the existing bridge abutments and replacement of piers, additional retaining walls, and relocating existing fiber optic and other utility cables that run through the bridge. In addition, planned extensive rehabilitation measures on the bridge and widening and lengthening the existing concrete platform underneath the bridge to provide adequate space for a future connection to the Border to Border Trail.

On July 6, 2021, the City received proposals from four firms in response to Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 21-20 for engineering design services for the project. T...

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