City Council Report
City Council Meeting: June 14, 2011
Agenda Item: 3-A
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Martin Pastucha, Director of Public Works
Subject: Contract for Roof Replacement at Big Blue Bus Administration Building
2. Authorize the Director of Public Works to issue any necessary change orders to complete additional work within budget authority.
On August 10, 2010, Council approved a contract with Thomco Construction, Inc. to perform tenant improvements to the Big Blue Bus administration building including repairs and patching to the existing roof. Due to the poor condition of the roof, it was determined it should be replaced.
The existing gravel-ballasted, built-up roofing system will be replaced with a single-ply polyvinyl chloride (PVC) membrane roofing system. This system was selected due to its durability, high tensile strength, and long-term sustainability.
In April 2011, the City solicited bids for a roofing contractor and received four bids:
Bidder Base Bid
Huffman Roof Company/GAF EvarGuard $148,175
Vance & Associates Roofing, Inc. $158,185
Huffman Roof Company/TREMCO TPA $198,578
All bids were evaluated on qualifications, experience, and pricing. Staff recommends Eberhard as the best roofing contractor based on the quality of their services, experience with similar projects and competitive pricing. Eberhard recently completed roofing projects for Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, and the Los Angeles International Airport. References were contacted and respondents reported that Eberhard performed well on their projects. The California State Contractors License Board verified that Eberhard’s license is current and in good standing.
The contract to be awarded to Eberhard for roof replacement at the Big Blue Bus administration building is $156,262 (includes a 10% contingency). Funds are included in the FY2010-11 budget in account C410104.589100, Campus Expansion. The original cost to repair the roof will be credited back to the project account.