Item 6-J

City Council Meeting: 12-15-98

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: City Staff

SUBJECT: Award of Contract for Accessibility Curb Ramp Construction at Various Locations Throughout the City

Introduction

This report recommends that the City Council award a contract for the construction of curb ramps at various City locations to C.J. Construction Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $71,535.

Background

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the City has established policies and procedures and initiated a plan for compliance with ADA requirements throughout the City. The installation of curb ramps at various locations throughout the City is part of the compliance plan.

The ADA requires that buildings, structures, sidewalks, curbs and related facilities be accessible and usable by persons with disabilities. Requirements of the Act include keeping an unobstructed path of travel through a public right of way or to a public facility, and maintenance of a minimum slope for ramps.

A Notice Inviting Bids was published on August 12 and 13, 1998 in The Los Angeles

Times. Bidding documents were sent to six woman/minority-owned business

enterprise associations. Bidding packages were requested by seven contractors.

The City Clerk's office received six sealed bids, which were publicly opened

and read aloud on September 1, 1998 by the Deputy City Clerk.

The bid results were as follows:

1. C.J. Construction Inc. $ 71,535
2. Los Angeles Engineering, Inc. $ 96,000
3. Damon Construction Co. $106,540
4. Kalban, Inc. $114,661
5. Hank Williamson Concrete $115,700
6. W.R. Jenkin Construction, Inc. $119,359
City Engineer's Estimate $ 105,000

The lowest bidder, C.J. Construction Inc., supplied the City with seven references, including the cities of Beverly Hills, Brea, Burbank, Covina, El Segundo, Long Beach and Santa Fe Springs, where they did similar work. All contacts reported that the contractor's work was satisfactory. In addition, C.J. Construction Inc., was under contract last year with the City of Santa Monica to construct numerous curb ramps, and their performance was satisfactory. The State Contractors' License Board verified that the Contractor's license is current, active, and in good standing.

Budget/Financial Impact

FUNDS REQUIRED
Contract    $ 71,535
Contingencies (25 %) $ 18,465
Total $ 90,000

Funds are available in the following CIP account numbers:

Account Name Account Number Total
City Wide Curb Cuts 19-720-262-20096-8905-99417 $ 3,000
City Wide Curb Cuts 19-720-262-20097-8905-99417 $ 16,678
City Wide Curb Cuts 19-720-262-20098-8905-99417 $ 40,258
City Wide Curb Cuts 19-720-262-20099-8905-99417 $ 30,064

Total

$ 90,000

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the City Council:

1. Award a contract for curb ramp construction to C.J. Construction Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $71,535; and

2. Authorize the City Engineer to issue any necessary change orders to complete additional work in conformance with the Administrative Instructions on change orders.

Prepared by: Craig Perkins, Director, EPWM

Anthony Antich, P.E., City Engineer

Kit Dellarte, Civil Engineer Associate