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File #: 22-0365    Version: 1 Name: 3/7/22 Contract to Davey Tree Expert Company
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/7/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/7/2022 Final action: 3/7/2022
Enactment date: 3/7/2022 Enactment #: R-22-056
Title: Resolution to Approve a General Services Agreement with The Davey Tree Expert Company in the amount of $450,000.00 for Park Tree Care (ITB No. 4697)
Attachments: 1. BID_Davey.pdf, 2. DaveyGSA-2022.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a General Services Agreement with The Davey Tree Expert Company in the amount of $450,000.00 for Park Tree Care (ITB No. 4697)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and action is a resolution to approve a one-year not to exceed $450,000.00 general services agreement with Davey Tree Expert Company for Park tree care, with an option to extend the contract at the same terms and conditions for up to two additional one-year periods, subject to available budgeted funding and agreement by the City and contractor.

Work to be done under this contract includes tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, and emergency tree work in the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Natural Areas. In July of 2018 Park Operations moved from Public Services to Community Services, becoming a part of Parks & Recreation Services. City Forestry staff remained in Public Services and are budgeted in the Stormwater Fund and are focusing on work on City street trees. In order to manage park tree care, staff issued a bid for tree work in the Parks. After three successful years of pruning by The Davey Tree Expert Company, the contract was once again put out to bid on November 30, 2021. The focus of the work under this contract will be on pruning.

Routine tree pruning is an important component of a sustainable community forest management program. Trees pruned on a routine basis develop proper form and structure leading to a variety of benefits, including:

* Lower cost per tree trimmed compared to reactive pruning done in response to storm damage, sight clearance or immediate hazards
* Early identification and correction of insect/disease problems leading to less tree mortality
* Reduction in storm related tree damage
* Lower future maintenance costs
* Reduction in tree-related service requests and improved customer service
* Development of a healthy and sustainable urban and community forest

The Davey Tree Expert Company was the only bidder. After reviewing the submitted b...

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