CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 9, 2001
Subject/Title: Authorize the City Manger to sign design and
consultation contracts for parks, recreation and trails projects
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and
Recreation/Ken DeSilva, Parks Services Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Authorize the City Manager to sign design and consultation contracts for parks,
recreation and trails projects with Abey/Arnold Associates and RRM Design Group
for a "not to exceed $75,000" each.
On October 26, 1999, the City Council authorized the City Manager to sign agreements
for design and consultation with Abey/Arnold Associates and RRM Design Group.
The City Council action of October 26, 1999, was the result of a six-month
process where staff from Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Engineering and
Community Development reviewed professional services proposals for services
that are currently not staffed in house. Of the five finalist selected for
interview, two firms, Abey/Arnold Associates and RRM Design Group, were clearly
the best fit for the City of Brentwood and were recommended for City Council
Staff has found both companies to be excellent choices and is recommending
that we retain their expertise on an as needed basis, not to exceed $75,000
each. Funding for park and landscape contractual service is budgeted in the
2000/01 park planning budget.
The original agreements were intended to be for the last two months of 1999
and the calendar year 2000. However, when the agreements were completed, they
were only until the end of the 1999/00 fiscal year. As a result, staff is recommending
the new contracts be effective from July 1, 2000 until either terminated or
the $75,000 limit is reached.
Attachments: Professional Services Contract with Abey/Arnold Associates and
RRM Design Group