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File #: 19-860    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2019 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to: A) Execute an amendment to agreement with SOHA Engineers, increasing the contract amount by $100,000 for a revised total amount not to exceed $199,000; and B) Execute contact amendments that modify the contract term and/or services so long as it does not cause the total cost of the services to exceed the current or revised fiscal provisions.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_SOHA Amendment.pdf, 2. 20190917_a_SOHA Amendment, 3. 20190917_att_ Original SOHA Agreement
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Adam Ely, Director of the Project Development Unit
Subject: Amendment to Agreement with SOHA Engineers


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the President of the Board to:

A) Execute an amendment to agreement with SOHA Engineers, increasing the contract amount by $100,000 for a revised total amount not to exceed $199,000; and

B) Execute contact amendments that modify the contract term and/or services so long as it does not cause the total cost of the services to exceed the current or revised fiscal provisions.

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BACKGROUND:
In January 2017 the Project Development Unit (PDU) was formed to oversee and manage all ground up construction performed by the County of San Mateo. The management of the Regional Operations Center (ROC) included the responsibility to assure compliance with the project's atypically rigorous seismic requirements. The County's Building Department suggested that the structural peer reviews necessary to assure compliance be handled by a third-party structural engineer.

On May 10, 2017 the PDU entered into an agreement with SOHA Engineer's to perform the peer reviews. The number and intricacy of contractor submittals requiring review have substantially outnumbered the original estimates. SOHA Engineer's services will also be required on the other projects under PDU.

DISCUSSION:
SOHA Engineers has efficiently and promptly provided the structural peer reviews, necessary to support the PDU in fulfilling the ROC project's fundamental design mandate of remaining immediately operational after all but the most severe of seismic events. In many cases multiple iterations of the more involved designs were necessary. SOHA's technical review comments and experiential based design suggestions have been instrumental to maintaining progress throughout construction.

The original agreement was issued in the no...

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