Long Beach, CA
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File #: 12-0012    Version: 1 Name: PW/PRM - Baker St Mini Park
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/13/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/10/2012 Final action: 1/10/2012
Title: Recommendation to adopt Plans and Specifications No. R-6901 for the construction of the Baker Street Mini Park, award the base bid and additive alternate bid items 33 and 34, and authorize City Manager to execute a contract with FS Construction in the amount of $366,881, plus a 10 percent contingency amount of $36,688 if necessary, for a total amount of $403,569, and any necessary amendments thereto. (District 7)
Sponsors: Public Works, Parks, Recreation and Marine
Indexes: Contracts
Attachments: 1. 011012-R-13sr&att.pdf
Related files: 32471_000
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt Plans and Specifications No. R-6901 for the construction of the Baker Street Mini Park, award the base bid and additive alternate bid items 33 and 34, and authorize City Manager to execute a contract with FS Construction in the amount of $366,881, plus a 10 percent contingency amount of $36,688 if necessary, for a total amount of $403,569, and any necessary amendments thereto. (District 7)

DISCUSSION
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine acquired land at the northeast corner of Baker Street and Golden Avenue in 2001 for the construction of a new park. A vicinity map showing the project location is attached. The park is planned for an area in Long Beach that has no park space within a one-half mile radius. The 1.34-acre park will include site amenities such as a playground, benches and picnic tables.

In February 1989, the Long Beach City Council established the Park Impact Fee for parkland acquisition and improvements. The Park Impact Fee was originally imposed on all new residential development to mitigate the impact of increased population from those new developments on parks and park facilities. The fees were based on a citywide recreation standard, the projected growth in population, and the estimated cost to provide new and expanded recreational facilities needed to serve the increased population at the citywide standard. The addition of 1.34 acres of new parkland at Baker Street and Golden Avenue is an eligible project under the requirements of the Park Impact Fee Program.

City Council’s adoption of the plans and specifications and award of the contract to the lowest responsible bidder are being recommended concurrently in order to expedite implementation of this project. The project was advertised for bids on October 28, 2011, and bids were opened on December 5, 2011. In addition to placing an advertisement for bids in the Long Beach Press Telegram, bid documents were made available through the City’s w...

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