Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1239    Version: 1 Name: ER - Contract w/ARB for as-needed pipeline construction projects
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 11/10/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/15/2020 Final action: 12/15/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 34584 with ARB, Inc., of Lake Forest, CA, for as-needed natural gas pipeline construction projects, to extend the term of the contract to August 14, 2021. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Energy Resources
Attachments: 1. 121520-C-9sr.pdf
Related files: 34584_005
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 34584 with ARB, Inc., of Lake Forest, CA, for as-needed natural gas pipeline construction projects, to extend the term of the contract to August 14, 2021. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to amend Contract No. 34584 with ARB, Inc. (ARB), for as-needed natural gas pipeline construction projects for the Energy Resources Department (ER) to extend the term to August 14, 2021.

On February 7, 2017, the City Council awarded a contract to ARB for as-needed natural gas pipeline construction projects, in an amount of $2,500,000, for a period of two years, with the option to renew for two additional one-year periods. On June 6, 2017, the City Council approved to increase the contract to $4,500,000 annually. The current contract expires on February 14, 2021.

The as-needed construction contract provides ER with fixed unit prices to replace and relocate aging natural gas pipelines throughout Long Beach. The work complies with federal regulations by addressing priorities identified in the ER’s Master Plan and Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP), which classifies system weaknesses and specific measures necessary to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of natural gas to ER’s customers.

This is an on-call contract where work is performed by the contractor based on individual work orders issued by ER. Payment to the contractor under this contract is based on the number of work orders issued by ER and fully completed by the contractor. The contract does not include any guaranteed minimum payment or retainer fee to the contractor.

Following the City’s Emergency Declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 4, 2020, and its resurgence, the demand for City resources has been tremendous. An Invitation to Bid (ITB) was released on October 13, 2020, for these services. Due to the impact and continued demands of the ong...

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