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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 17



Meeting Date: August 28, 2001

Subject/Title: Authorize the City Manager to execute a Purchase Order and all necessary documents with AMS.NET to furnish and install networking and telephone equipment for the Brentwood Technology Center for $165,902 and grant the City Manager authority to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amount. (Sword / Cho)

Submitted by: Howard Sword, Economic Development Director

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager


RECOMMENDATION

Authorize the City Manager to execute a Purchase Order and all necessary documents with AMS.NET to furnish and install networking and telephone equipment for the Brentwood Technology Center for $165,902 and grant the City Manager authority to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amount. (Sword)


PREVIOUS ACTIONS

Award the Electrical Contract to Del Monte Electric for $355,000.

Award the Gypsum Board Contract to Pace, Inc for $120,500.

Award the Plumbing Contract to Impact Plumbing for $110,000.

Review the Brentwood Education and Technology Center (BETC) Proforma and Authorize the City Manager to execute a Contract for Construction Management Services with RGM and Associates for an amount not to exceed $211,040. Adopt the Line Item Bid Package Cost Summary and authorize the City Manager to execute all contracts under $25,000 and contracts under $100,000 provided they do not exceed the budget amount by more than 10%.

Authorize Staff to add $10,000 to the RGM construction management contract to immediately start redesign of the project and prepare a comprehensive construction management contract to build the BETC for consideration on February 27, 2001 City Council meeting.

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; January 9, 2001.

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. 

BACKGROUND

The Information Systems Division has selected a Voice over Internet Protocol system for the Network Solution at the Brentwood Technology Incubator. The specific system chosen is the Cisco AVVID Solution – Architecture for voice, video and integrated data. This is truly tomorrow’s technology and will provide tenants of the incubator state of the art connectivity. The cost of the system is $165,902.

Summary of bids:

SBC DataComm Incomplete bid
AMS.NET $165,902.00
ExpoNets $173,421.00
ACAM $182,676.93

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