Long Beach, CA
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File #: 06-1329    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Contracts for landscape architecture services
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 12/13/2006 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2006 Final action: 12/19/2006
Title: Recommendation to award contracts to Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.; Nuvis; David Volz Design; Hirsch & Associates, Inc.; RBF Consulting; Melendrez; Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc.; and RJM Design Group, Inc., for as-needed landscape architecture services for a three-year, as-needed service contract, with a maximum authorized amount of $600,000 over the three-year period. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 121906-C-14sr&att
Related files: 30610_000, 30236_000, 30112_000, 30113_000, 30114_000, 30226_000, 30111_000, 14-0498, 30572_000
TITLE
Recommendation to award contracts to Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.; Nuvis; David Volz Design; Hirsch & Associates, Inc.; RBF Consulting; Melendrez; Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc.; and RJM Design Group, Inc., for as-needed landscape architecture services for a three-year, as-needed service contract, with a maximum authorized amount of $600,000 over the three-year period. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Various Capital Improvement Program projects throughout the City require the as-needed services of a landscape architecture firm to assist City staff with landscape, irrigation, streetscape, and park design; cost, quality, and schedule control; and to ensure that the quality of materials and workmanship meet the requirements of the plans and specifications.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) process was conducted, in accordance with Administrative Regulation 8-4, "Selecting Professional Consultants," to secure these professional services. The RFP was distributed through the City's website. Twelve firms submitted proposals and eight firms were invited to interview. A Review Committee, comprising City staff from multiple departments, reviewed the submitted proposals and selected the following eight firms to provide as-needed landscape architecture services, based upon the firms' proposals, oral interviews, experience, references, and range of services:

· Katherine Spitz Associates, Inc.
· Nuvis
· David Volz Design
· Hirsch & Associates, Inc.
· RBF Consulting
· Melendrez
· Moore lacofano Goltsman, Inc.
· RJM Design Group, Inc.

Additional information on the location and ownership of the firms is attached (Attachment A). We are recommending that each of these firms be issued a three-year, as-needed service contract, with a maximum authorized amount of $600,000 over the three-year period. As individual project needs are identified, a "project specific" scope of work will be issued. Each scope of work will be funded with Capital Improvement Program funds allocated to proj...

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