CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: January 9, 2001
Subject/Title: Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement
with RGM and Associates for Construction Management Services.
Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Manager
Mike Merizon, Facilities Manager
Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager
Authorize the City Manager to execute an agreement with RGM and Associates
for Construction Management Services to Value Engineer the Contract Documents
for the Brentwood Education and Technology Center (BETC) for $22,950.
Reject all bids for construction of the Brentwood Education and Technology
Center; December 12, 2000. Los Medanos College Lease; June 27, 2000. Kares
Construction Management Contract; November 3, 1999.
Conversations with several individuals in the construction industry have confirmed
that the improvements to the BETC should be able to be accomplished for a dramatically
lower cost than was reflected in the Bids opened 12/5/00. A different approach
to the project, however, will be necessary to accomplish this goal. Just re-bidding
the existing construction documents would likely result in similar project
cost. The attached proposal from RGM and Associates outlines the preliminary
pre-construction analysis of the proposed scope of work as well as alternative
methods to the actual construction of the project.
§ Value Engineer Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems to bring
work scope into an acceptable budget.
§ Master Budget Compilation to detail project and construction costs to develop
cost saving alternatives.
§ Master Schedule Compilation to provide timeframe considerations.
§ Analysis of Construction Options:
o Cost Plus with Guaranteed Maximum Construction Cost
o Public Sub-trade Bid Process
o Public General Contractor Bid Process
This work will provide an aggressive scope of work / cost reduction approach
as well as an analysis of alternatives to execute the construction.