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File #: 20-824    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the On-Call Engineering and Professional Services agreement with Towill, Inc. for surveying services to increase the amount by $500,000 to $1,000,000.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_r_Towill Amendment No.pdf, 2. 20201020_a_Towill Amendment No. 1
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Director of Public Works
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Towill, Inc.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the On-Call Engineering and Professional Services agreement with Towill, Inc. for surveying services to increase the amount by $500,000 to $1,000,000.

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BACKGROUND:
On October 23, 2018, this Board adopted Resolution No. 076242 (a-v), which authorized agreements with consulting firms for On-Call Engineering and Professional Services for various not-to-exceed amounts ranging from $500,000 to $3,000,000, for a period of three years through October 22, 2021, and included an agreement with Towill, Inc. in the amount of $500,000.

DISCUSSION:
Towill, Inc. (Towill) has been providing interim County Surveyor function and project related surveying services to the Department under the existing Agreement. The work authorized by the Department to date has been for amounts up to approximately the not-to-exceed amount of the Agreement.

The County Surveyor position is in the Department of Public Works and the work includes the review and approval of parcel maps, record of surveys, corner records, lot line adjustments, property mergers, and other work relative to property boundaries. The County Surveyor position is a necessary position with duties defined by State legislation. The County Surveyor position has been vacant since October 2019 and since that time Towill has been serving as the interim County Surveyor and providing staff to support other surveying requests or needs of the Department and other County departments. Towill's work falls under three general categories which include: administrative functions for Department needs; survey related work for the Department and other County departments such as Planning and Building, Real Property, and Parks; and survey map checking and approval in ...

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