City Council Meeting: September 11, 2012
Agenda Item: 3-J
To: Mayor and City Council
From: Martin Pastucha, Director of Public Works
Subject: Bid Award for Graffiti Removal and Painting Services at the Santa Monica Pier
Staff recommends that the City Council award Bid #4003 for graffiti removal and painting services at the Santa Monica Pier to Parrot Painting, a California-based company, in an amount not to exceed $40,000 for FY 2012-13, with two one-year renewal options and a not to exceed amount of $130,000 for a three-year period.
Staff coordinates the graffiti removal and painting contract to properly maintain the appearance of the Pier, which is one of the premier tourist attractions in Southern California. The contractor removes graffiti from all areas of the Pier, focusing on restrooms, buildings, fishing decks, and other areas. In addition, the contractor also assists Pier staff in painting buildings, light poles, railings, stairways and traffic striping.
In June 2012 the City published Notices Inviting Bids for graffiti removal and painting services at the Pier. The bid was posted on the City’s online bidding site and notices were advertised in the Santa Monica Daily Press in accordance with the City Charter and Municipal Code provisions. Four bids were received and publicly opened on July 3, 2012, per Attachment A. Bids were evaluated on price, vendor qualifications and experience, and compliance with City specifications. Based upon these criteria, Parrot Painting is recommended as the best bidder to provide graffiti removal and painting services at the Pier in accordance with City specifications.