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File #: 15-0255    Version: 1 Name: CM - Bluff Erosion Project D3
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 3/6/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all documents necessary to increase Contract No. 33255 with Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring, Inc., a California corporation, by $1,297,772 for a total amount not to exceed $6,406,955, for the completion of the Ocean Blvd (Bluff) Erosion and Enhancement Phase 2 Project; execute all documents necessary to complete construction; and Increase appropriations in the Tidelands Operations Fund (TF 401) in the City Manager Department (CM) by $1,739,669. (District 3)
Sponsors: City Manager
Indexes: Contracts
Attachments: 1. 032415-R-10sr.pdf
Related files: 13-0565
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager to execute all documents necessary to increase Contract No. 33255 with Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring, Inc., a California corporation, by $1,297,772 for a total amount not to exceed $6,406,955, for the completion of the Ocean Blvd (Bluff) Erosion and Enhancement Phase 2 Project; execute all documents necessary to complete construction; and

Increase appropriations in the Tidelands Operations Fund (TF 401) in the City Manager Department (CM) by $1,739,669. (District 3)

DISCUSSION
The Ocean Blvd. (Bluff) Erosion and Enhancement Phase 2 Project (Project) was originally approved on July 9, 2013, when the City Council approved the Plans and Specifications (No. R-6959) and authorized a contract with Drill Tech Drilling & Shoring, Inc., in the amount of $5,109,183. On April 29, 2014 the City Council held a Special City Council meeting and requested staff to temporarily suspend construction work in order to conduct an engineering analysis (peer review) of the bluff and consider other alternatives to bluff stabilization. On July 1, 2014, the City Council considered a geotechnical peer review report and directed the City Manager to move forward with the top park portion of the Project and other critical components, and to evaluate biotechnical alternatives for the remaining portions of the slope that had not yet received the final shotcrete treatment. On December 16, 2014, the City Council authorized the completion of the Project pursuant to the originally approved Plans and Specifications.

City staff is ready to execute a change order to Drill Tech’s construction contract, which is necessary in order to complete the project. Construction is estimated to be fully completed in Fall 2015, and includes completing shotcrete work, staining the shotcrete, new landscaping, installing more and bigger planter pockets (added to the design to enhance the Project) and installing new irrigation for the bluff landscaping.

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