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File #: 21-166    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2020 Departments: PARKS
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The President of the Board of Supervisors to execute agreements with Arboricultural Specialties, Inc., Bay Area Tree Specialists, Go Native, Inc., and Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation for the delivery of on-call professional vegetation management and heavy equipment services to conduct various wildfire fuel reduction projects in County parks, for the term of February 23, 2021 to February 22, 2024, and in an amount not to exceed $750,000 per agreement, with a total maximum not-to-exceed amount of $3,000,000; and B) The Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to execute amendments to the agreements to modify the maximum fiscal obligation by no more than $25,000 (in aggregate per agreement), and/or modify the agreements' terms and/or services, so long as the modified term(s) and/or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_att_RFP_Matrix.pdf, 2. 20210223_r_FuelReduction.pdf, 3. 20210223_a_Bay Area Tree Specialists.pdf, 4. 20210223_a_Go Native.pdf, 5. 20210223_a_Hanford.pdf, 6. 20210223_a_Arboricultural Specialties.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Nicholas J. Calderon, Parks Director
Subject: Agreements with specified contractors for the delivery of on-call professional vegetation management and heavy equipment services to conduct various wildfire fuel reduction projects in County parks

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The President of the Board of Supervisors to execute agreements with Arboricultural Specialties, Inc., Bay Area Tree Specialists, Go Native, Inc., and Hanford Applied Restoration & Conservation for the delivery of on-call professional vegetation management and heavy equipment services to conduct various wildfire fuel reduction projects in County parks, for the term of February 23, 2021 to February 22, 2024, and in an amount not to exceed $750,000 per agreement, with a total maximum not-to-exceed amount of $3,000,000; and

B) The Parks Director, or the Parks Director's designee, to execute amendments to the agreements to modify the maximum fiscal obligation by no more than $25,000 (in aggregate per agreement), and/or modify the agreements' terms and/or services, so long as the modified term(s) and/or services is/are within the current or revised fiscal provisions.

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BACKGROUND:
The San Mateo County Parks Department ("Department") manages the County's 23 parks, approximately 190 miles of trails, over 16,000 acres of land, and one marina. These parklands contain a diversity of vegetation communities with varying degrees of vegetation density and are located within or in proximity to the wildland-urban interface. As a result, they pose a risk for the spread of wildfire if an event of this nature occurs within the County. This was displayed when the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burned through Pescadero Creek County Park.

The Department places a high priority on vegetation management and wildfire fuel reduction in County parks with the goals of impr...

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