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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 12

Meeting Date: June 24, 2003

Subject/Title: Award Professional Service Agreements to Harris and Associates, AdvancedTec Engineering Group, and McHale Engineering for as-needed plan check services.

Submitted by: Engineering: B. Grewal/D. Galey

Approved by: John Stevenson, City Manager

RECOMMENDATION
Approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute agreements for providing professional plan check services to the City on an as-needed basis from Harris and Associates not to exceed $75,000.00, AdvancedTec Engineering Group not to exceed $50,000.00, and McHale Engineering not to exceed $15,000.00 through June 30, 2004; and granting the City Manager to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amounts.

PREVIOUS ACTION
Service agreements have been executed in previous years with Harris and Associates for various professional services and with AdvancedTec Engineering Group and McHale Engineering for on-call plan check services.

BACKGROUND
Throughout Fiscal Year 2002-03, 23 new residential development project were submitted to the City for plan review and permit issuance. For these projects and commercial projects, the development engineering division reviewed and approved 30 Final Maps creating 1,519 lots for recordation, 11 sets of grading plans totaling 120 sheets, 37 sets of improvement plans totaling 494 sheets and 16 sets of joint trench utility plans totaling 203 sheets.

With continuous growth in development projects, the workload for plan check performed by City staff becomes excessive to provide timely and responsive service. To provide realistic and quality service to the development community and to the residents of the City, the Engineering Department has in past fiscal years procured professional services from Harris and Associates, AdvancedTec Engineering Group (ATEG) and McHale Engineering and is satisfied with their quality of professional work performance and timely response.

Staff has reviewed the proposal and has been very satisfied with their previous professional work performance. Therefore, staff recommends that Council award the professional services contracts to Harris and Associates, ATEG and McHale Engineering on an as-needed basis to perform various professional engineering services.

FISCAL IMPACT
There will be no cost incurred by the City as deposits made by developers fully fund subdivision plan checking.

Attachments:
Resolution
Agreements

RESOLUTION NO.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH HARRIS AND ASSOCIATES NOT TO EXCEED $75,000.00, ADVANCEDTEC ENGINEERING GROUP NOT TO EXCEED $50,000.00, AND MCHALE ENGINEERING NOT TO EXCEED $15,000.00, TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PLAN CHECK SERVICES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS, AND GRANTING THE CITY MANAGER THE AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE CHANGE ORDERS UP TO 10% OF THE CONTRACT AMOUNTS.

WHEREAS, continuous growth in residential and commercial development projects has increased the need for additional plan check assistance; and

WHEREAS, Harris and Associates, AdvancedTec Engineering Group and McHale Engineering have the professional qualifications necessary to perform plan check services; and

WHEREAS, City staff has been satisfied with the quality of work previously performed by Harris and Associates, AdvancedTec Engineering Group and McHale Engineering.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood authorizes the City Manager to execute Professional Services Agreements with Harris and Associates not to exceed $75,000.00, AdvancedTec Engineering Group not to exceed $50,000.00, and McHale Engineering not to exceed $15,000.00, to provide professional plan check services on an as needed basis.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Manager is authorized to execute change orders up to 10% of the contract amounts.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting on the 24th day of June 2003 by the following vote:

AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES
OF HARRIS AND ASSOCIATES

This Agreement, made and entered into this _______ day of _______ 200_, by and between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD municipal corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, hereinafter referred to as “CITY”, and Harris and Associates, with offices at Concord, California, hereinafter referred to as CONSULTANT”.

RECITALS

A. CITY desires certain professional consultant services hereinafter described.

B. CITY desires to engage CONSULTANT to provide these services by reason of its qualifications and experience for performing such services and CONSULTANT has offered to provide the required services on the terms and in the manner set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED as follows:

SECTION 1 – SCOPE OF SERVICES

The scope of services to be performed by CONSULTANT under this agreement is for professional services on an as-needed basis for engineering plan check services, as may be required by the CITY.

SECTION 2 – DUTIES OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for the professional quality, technical accuracy and coordination of all work furnished by CONSULTANT under this agreement. CONSULTANT shall, without additional compensation, correct or revise any errors or deficiencies in its work.

CONSULTANT represents that it is qualified to furnish the services described under this agreement.

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for employing or engaging all persons necessary to perform the services of CONSULTANT.

It is understood that Mike Cooper, P.E. and A. D. Dopson, will be the designated representatives providing services to the City and these designated representatives shall not be replaced without the City’s approval.

SECTION 3 – DUTIES OF CITY

CITY shall provide pertinent information regarding its requirements for the project.

CITY shall examine documents submitted by CONSULTANT and shall render decisions pertaining thereto promptly, to avoid unreasonable delay in the progress of CONSULTANT’S work.

SECTION 4 – TERM

The services to be performed under this agreement shall commence on July 1, 2003 and be completed on June 30, 2004.

SECTION 5 – PAYMENT

Payment shall be made by CITY only for services rendered and upon submission of a payment request and CITY approval of the work performed. The CITY shall pay the CONSULTANT at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the CONSULTANT in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit “A” not to exceed $75,000.00.

SECTION 6 – TERMINATION

Without limitation to such rights or remedies as CITY shall otherwise have by law, CITY shall have the right to terminate this agreement or suspend work on the Project for any reason upon ten (10) days’ written notice to CONSULTANT. CONSULTANT agrees to cease all work under this agreement upon receipt of said written notice.

Upon termination and upon CITY’S payment of the amount required to be paid, documents become the property of CITY, and CONSULTANT shall transfer them to CITY upon request without additional compensation. Upon termination or expiration of this agreement, the obligations of the parties shall cease, save and except from those provided under Sections 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16.

SECTION 7 – OWNERSHIP OF DOCUMENTS

All documents prepared by CONSULTANT in the performance of this agreement, although instruments of professional service, are and shall be the property of CITY, whether the project for which they are made is executed or not.

SECTION 8 - CONFIDENTIALITY

All reports and documents prepared by CONSULTANT in connection with the performance of this agreement are confidential until released by CITY to the public. CONSULTANT shall not make any such documents or information available to any individual or organization not employed by CONSULTANT or CITY without the written consent of CITY before any such release.

SECTION 9 – INTEREST OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT covenants that it presently has no interest, and shall not acquire any interest, direct or indirect, financial or otherwise, which would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of the services under this agreement.

SECTION 10 – CONSULTANT’S STATUS

It is expressly agreed that in the performance of the professional services required under this agreement, CONSULTANT shall at all times be considered an independent contractor as defined in Labor Code Section 3353, under control of the CITY as to the result of the work but not the means by which the result is accomplished. Nothing herein shall be construed to make CONSULTANT an agent or employee of CITY while providing services under this agreement.

SECTION 11 – INDEMNITY

CONSULTANT agrees to hold harmless and indemnify CITY, its officers and employees from and against any and all claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense arising from the negligent, or claimed negligent, performance of this agreement by CONSULTANT, including claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense caused or claimed to be caused by passive negligence of CITY, its officers or employees. CONSULTANT agrees to defend CITY, its officers or employees against any such claims. This provision does not apply to claims, loss, liability or damage or expense arising from the sole negligence, willful misconduct, or active negligence of CITY.

SECTION 12 – INSURANCE

The CONSULTANT shall provide and maintain:
A. Commercial General Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence. If such insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this Agreement or be no less than two (2) times the occurrence limit.
B. Automobile Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $500,000.00 each occurrence. Such insurance shall include coverage for owned, hired, and non-owned automobiles.
C. Errors and omissions insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00 aggregate.
D. Workers Compensation in at least the minimum statutory limits.
E. General Provisions for all insurance. All insurance shall:
1. Include the City of Brentwood, its elected and appointed officers, employees, and volunteers as additional insureds with respect to this Agreement and the performance of services in this Agreement. The coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of its protection to the above-designated insureds.
2. Be primary with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs of City, its officers, employees, and volunteers.
3. Be evidenced, prior to commencement of services, by properly executed policy endorsements in addition to a certificate of insurance.
4. No changes in insurance may be made without the written approval of the City Attorney's Office.

SECTION 13 - NONASSIGNABILITY

Personal Services of Consultant: Both parities hereto recognize that this agreement is for the personal services of CONSULTANT and cannot be transferred, assigned, or subcontracted by CONSULTANT without the prior written consent of CITY.

SECTION 14 - RELIANCE UPON PROFESSIONAL SKILL OF CONSULTANT

It is mutually understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that CONSULTANT is skilled in the professional calling necessary to perform the work agreed to be done under this agreement and that CITY relies upon the skill of CONSULTANT to do and perform the work in the most skillful manner, and CONSULTANT agrees to thus perform the work. The acceptance of CONSULTANT'S work by CITY does not operate as a release of consultant from said obligation.

SECTION 15 - WAIVERS

The waiver by either party of any breach or violation of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement or of any provisions of any ordinance or law shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of same or of any other term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of the same or of any other term, condition, ordinance, or law. The subsequent acceptance by either party of any fee or other money which may become due hereunder shall not be deeded to be a waiver of any preceding breach or violation by the other party of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement of any applicable law or ordinance.

SECTION 16 - COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES

Attorney fees in an amount not exceeding $85 per hour per attorney, and in total amount not exceeding $5000, shall be recoverable as costs (by the filing of a cost bill) by the prevailing party in any action or actions to enforce the provisions of the agreement. The above $5000 limit is the total of attorneys’ fees recoverable whether in the trial court, appellate court, or otherwise, and regardless of the number of attorneys, trials, appeals, or actions. It is the intent of this agreement that neither party shall have to pay the other more than $5000 for attorneys’ fees arising out of an action, or actions to enforce the provisions of this agreement.

SECTION 17 - NON-DISCRIMINATION

CONSULTANT warrants that is an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall comply with applicable regulations governing equal employment opportunity. Neither CONSULTANT nor any of its subcontractors shall discriminate in the employment of any person because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, sex, or age, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

SECTION 18 - MEDIATION

Should any dispute arise out of this Agreement, any party may request that it be submitted to mediation. The parties shall meet in mediation within 30 days of a request. The mediator shall be agreed to by the mediating parties; in the absence of an agreement, the parties shall each submit one name from mediators listed by either the American Arbitration Association, the California State Board of Mediation and Conciliation, or other agreed-upon service. The mediator shall be selected by a "blindfolded" process.

The cost of mediation shall be borne equally by the parties. Neither party shall be deemed the prevailing party. No party shall be permitted to file a legal action without first meeting in mediation and making a good faith attempt to reach a mediated settlement. The mediation process, once commenced by a meeting with the mediator shall last until agreement is reached by the parties but not more than 60 days, unless the maximum time is extended by the parties.

SECTION 19 - ARBITRATION

After mediation above, and upon agreement of the parties, any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement may be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Construction Industry Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The costs of arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties.

SECTION 20 - LITIGATION

CONSULTANT shall testify at CITY'S request if litigation is brought against CITY in connection with CONSULTANT'S services under this agreement. Unless the action is brought by CONSULTANT, or is based upon CONSULTANT'S wrongdoing, CITY shall compensate CONSULTANT for preparation for testimony, testimony, and travel at CONSULTANT'S standard hourly rates at the time of actual testimony.

SECTION 21 - NOTICES

All notices hereunder shall be given in writing and mailed, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

To CITY: City of Brentwood
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513

To CONSULTANT: Harris and Associates
120 Mason Circle
Concord, CA 94520

SECTION 22 – AGREEMENT CONTAINS ALL
UNDERSTANDINGS; AMEDMENT

This document represents the entire and integrated agreement between CITY and CONSULTANT and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements, either written or oral.

This document may be amended only by written instrument, signed by both CITY and CONSULTANT

SECTION 23 – GOVERNING LAW

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CITY and CONSULTANT have executed this agreement the day and year first above written.

CITY OF BRENTWOOD: CONSULTANT:

___________________________ ___________________________
John Stevenson, City Manager Name and Title,
Harris and Associates

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

__________________________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney

EXHIBIT “A”

FEE SCHEDULE

AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES
OF ADVANCED TEC ENGINEERING GROUP

This Agreement, made and entered into this _______ day of _______ 200_, by and between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD municipal corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, hereinafter referred to as “CITY”, and Advanced Tec Engineering Group, with offices at Livermore, California, hereinafter referred to as CONSULTANT”.

RECITALS

C. CITY desires certain professional consultant services hereinafter described.

D. CITY desires to engage CONSULTANT to provide these services by reason of its qualifications and experience for performing such services and CONSULTANT has offered to provide the required services on the terms and in the manner set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED as follows:

SECTION 1 – SCOPE OF SERVICES

The scope of services to be performed by CONSULTANT under this agreement is for professional services on an as-needed basis for engineering plan check services, as may be required by the CITY.

SECTION 2 – DUTIES OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for the professional quality, technical accuracy and coordination of all work furnished by CONSULTANT under this agreement. CONSULTANT shall, without additional compensation, correct or revise any errors or deficiencies in its work.

CONSULTANT represents that it is qualified to furnish the services described under this agreement.

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for employing or engaging all persons necessary to perform the services of CONSULTANT.

It is understood that Syed Murtuza, P.E. will be the designated representative providing services to the City and this designated representative shall not be replaced without the City’s approval.

SECTION 3 – DUTIES OF CITY

CITY shall provide pertinent information regarding its requirements for the project.

CITY shall examine documents submitted by CONSULTANT and shall render decisions pertaining thereto promptly, to avoid unreasonable delay in the progress of CONSULTANT’S work.

SECTION 4 – TERM

The services to be performed under this agreement shall commence on July 1, 2003 and be completed on June 30, 2004.

SECTION 5 – PAYMENT

Payment shall be made by CITY only for services rendered and upon submission of a payment request and CITY approval of the work performed. The CITY shall pay the CONSULTANT at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the CONSULTANT in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit “A” not to exceed $50,000.00.

SECTION 6 – TERMINATION

Without limitation to such rights or remedies as CITY shall otherwise have by law, CITY shall have the right to terminate this agreement or suspend work on the Project for any reason upon ten (10) days’ written notice to CONSULTANT. CONSULTANT agrees to cease all work under this agreement upon receipt of said written notice.

Upon termination and upon CITY’S payment of the amount required to be paid, documents become the property of CITY, and CONSULTANT shall transfer them to CITY upon request without additional compensation. Upon termination or expiration of this agreement, the obligations of the parties shall cease, save and except from those provided under Sections 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16.

SECTION 7 – OWNERSHIP OF DOCUMENTS

All documents prepared by CONSULTANT in the performance of this agreement, although instruments of professional service, are and shall be the property of CITY, whether the project for which they are made is executed or not.

SECTION 8 - CONFIDENTIALITY

All reports and documents prepared by CONSULTANT in connection with the performance of this agreement are confidential until released by CITY to the public. CONSULTANT shall not make any such documents or information available to any individual or organization not employed by CONSULTANT or CITY without the written consent of CITY before any such release.

SECTION 9 – INTEREST OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT covenants that it presently has no interest, and shall not acquire any interest, direct or indirect, financial or otherwise, which would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of the services under this agreement.

SECTION 10 – CONSULTANT’S STATUS

It is expressly agreed that in the performance of the professional services required under this agreement, CONSULTANT shall at all times be considered an independent contractor as defined in Labor Code Section 3353, under control of the CITY as to the result of the work but not the means by which the result is accomplished. Nothing herein shall be construed to make CONSULTANT an agent or employee of CITY while providing services under this agreement.

SECTION 11 – INDEMNITY

CONSULTANT agrees to hold harmless and indemnify CITY, its officers and employees from and against any and all claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense arising from the negligent, or claimed negligent, performance of this agreement by CONSULTANT, including claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense caused or claimed to be caused by passive negligence of CITY, its officers or employees. CONSULTANT agrees to defend CITY, its officers or employees against any such claims. This provision does not apply to claims, loss, liability or damage or expense arising from the sole negligence, willful misconduct, or active negligence of CITY.

SECTION 12 – INSURANCE

The CONSULTANT shall provide and maintain:
F. Commercial General Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence. If such insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this Agreement or be no less than two (2) times the occurrence limit.
G. Automobile Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $500,000.00 each occurrence. Such insurance shall include coverage for owned, hired, and non-owned automobiles.
H. Errors and omissions insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00 aggregate.
I. Workers Compensation in at least the minimum statutory limits.
J. General Provisions for all insurance. All insurance shall:
5. Include the City of Brentwood, its elected and appointed officers, employees, and volunteers as additional insureds with respect to this Agreement and the performance of services in this Agreement. The coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of its protection to the above-designated insureds.
6. Be primary with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs of City, its officers, employees, and volunteers.
7. Be evidenced, prior to commencement of services, by properly executed policy endorsements in addition to a certificate of insurance.
8. No changes in insurance may be made without the written approval of the City Attorney's Office.

SECTION 13 - NONASSIGNABILITY

Personal Services of Consultant: Both parities hereto recognize that this agreement is for the personal services of CONSULTANT and cannot be transferred, assigned, or subcontracted by CONSULTANT without the prior written consent of CITY.

SECTION 14 - RELIANCE UPON PROFESSIONAL SKILL OF CONSULTANT

It is mutually understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that CONSULTANT is skilled in the professional calling necessary to perform the work agreed to be done under this agreement and that CITY relies upon the skill of CONSULTANT to do and perform the work in the most skillful manner, and CONSULTANT agrees to thus perform the work. The acceptance of CONSULTANT'S work by CITY does not operate as a release of consultant from said obligation.

SECTION 15 - WAIVERS

The waiver by either party of any breach or violation of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement or of any provisions of any ordinance or law shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of same or of any other term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of the same or of any other term, condition, ordinance, or law. The subsequent acceptance by either party of any fee or other money which may become due hereunder shall not be deeded to be a waiver of any preceding breach or violation by the other party of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement of any applicable law or ordinance.

SECTION 16 - COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES

Attorney fees in an amount not exceeding $85 per hour per attorney, and in total amount not exceeding $5000, shall be recoverable as costs (by the filing of a cost bill) by the prevailing party in any action or actions to enforce the provisions of the agreement. The above $5000 limit is the total of attorneys’ fees recoverable whether in the trial court, appellate court, or otherwise, and regardless of the number of attorneys, trials, appeals, or actions. It is the intent of this agreement that neither party shall have to pay the other more than $5000 for attorneys’ fees arising out of an action, or actions to enforce the provisions of this agreement.

SECTION 17 - NON-DISCRIMINATION

CONSULTANT warrants that is an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall comply with applicable regulations governing equal employment opportunity. Neither CONSULTANT nor any of its subcontractors shall discriminate in the employment of any person because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, sex, or age, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

SECTION 18 - MEDIATION

Should any dispute arise out of this Agreement, any party may request that it be submitted to mediation. The parties shall meet in mediation within 30 days of a request. The mediator shall be agreed to by the mediating parties; in the absence of an agreement, the parties shall each submit one name from mediators listed by either the American Arbitration Association, the California State Board of Mediation and Conciliation, or other agreed-upon service. The mediator shall be selected by a "blindfolded" process.

The cost of mediation shall be borne equally by the parties. Neither party shall be deemed the prevailing party. No party shall be permitted to file a legal action without first meeting in mediation and making a good faith attempt to reach a mediated settlement. The mediation process, once commenced by a meeting with the mediator shall last until agreement is reached by the parties but not more than 60 days, unless the maximum time is extended by the parties.

SECTION 19 - ARBITRATION

After mediation above, and upon agreement of the parties, any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement may be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Construction Industry Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The costs of arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties.

SECTION 20 - LITIGATION

CONSULTANT shall testify at CITY'S request if litigation is brought against CITY in connection with CONSULTANT'S services under this agreement. Unless the action is brought by CONSULTANT, or is based upon CONSULTANT'S wrongdoing, CITY shall compensate CONSULTANT for preparation for testimony, testimony, and travel at CONSULTANT'S standard hourly rates at the time of actual testimony.

SECTION 21 - NOTICES

All notices hereunder shall be given in writing and mailed, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

To CITY: City of Brentwood
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513

To CONSULTANT: Advanced Tec Engineering Group
46 Sparrow Street
Livermore, CA 94550

SECTION 22 – AGREEMENT CONTAINS ALL
UNDERSTANDINGS; AMEDMENT

This document represents the entire and integrated agreement between CITY and CONSULTANT and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements, either written or oral.

This document may be amended only by written instrument, signed by both CITY and CONSULTANT

SECTION 23 – GOVERNING LAW

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CITY and CONSULTANT have executed this agreement the day and year first above written.

CITY OF BRENTWOOD: CONSULTANT:

___________________________ ___________________________
John Stevenson, City Manager Syed Murtuza, ATEG

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

__________________________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney

EXHIBIT “A”

FEE SCHEDULE

ATEG
ADVANCEDTEC ENGINEERING GROUP

CIVIL ENGINEERING • MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING • LAND DEVELOPMENT • TRANSPORTATION

June 3, 2003

City of Brentwood
Engineering Department
Attention: Debra Galey
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, California 94513

Subject: Fee Proposal for Professional Engineering services

Dear Ms. Galey,

Thank you for providing AdvancedTec Engineering Group with an opportunity to continue to provide the City with the plan checking services. Our firm is dedicated to offer the professional services in the field of Civil and Municipal Engineering Design and Plan checking.

At AdvancedTec, we are delighted to continue to provide the subdivision plan checking services to the City of Brentwood at the most reasonable cost. Furthermore, we would like to state that while performing the professional engineering duties for the City, AdvancedTec would not provide any professional services to any developer within the jurisdiction of the City to avoid any potential conflict.

Please see the attached fee schedule for various professional staff members per your request.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide you this proposal and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Should you have any questions, please call me at (925) 443-1008

Sincerely,

Syed Murtuza, P.E.
Principal Engineer

Attachments: Rate Schedule

PROFESSIONAL STAFF RATE SCHEDULE:
Revised January 2002

PROFESSIONAL STAFF HOURLY RATE

PRINCIPAL ENGINEER $120.00/HR

PROJECT MANAGER $95.00/HR

PROJECT ENGINEER $85.00/HR

PLAN CHECK ENGINEER $75.00/HR

CADD MANAGER $45.00/HR

SURVEY CREW (2 TEAM MEMBER) $160.00/HR

CLERICAL STAFF $35.00/HR
AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES
OF MCHALE ENGINEERING

This Agreement, made and entered into this ________ day of __________ 200_, by and between the CITY OF BRENTWOOD municipal corporation existing under the laws of the State of California, hereinafter referred to as “CITY”, and McHale Engineering with offices at Danville, California, hereinafter referred to as “CONSULTANT”.

RECITALS

E. CITY desires certain professional consultant services hereinafter described.

F. CITY desires to engage CONSULTANT to provide these services by reason of its qualifications and experience for performing such services and CONSULTANT has offered to provide the required services on the terms and in the manner set forth herein.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS AGREED as follows:

SECTION 1 – SCOPE OF SERVICES

The scope of services to be performed by CONSULTANT under this agreement is for professional services on an as-needed basis for engineering structural plan check as may be required by the CITY.

SECTION 2 – DUTIES OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for the professional quality, technical accuracy and coordination of all work furnished by CONSULTANT under this agreement. CONSULTANT shall, without additional compensation, correct or revise any errors or deficiencies in its work.

CONSULTANT represents that it is qualified to furnish the services described under this agreement.

CONSULTANT shall be responsible for employing or engaging all persons necessary to perform the services of CONSULTANT.

It is understood that Joseph A. McHale, P.E. will be the designated representative providing services to the City and this designated representative shall not be replaced without the City’s approval.

SECTION 3 – DUTIES OF CITY

CITY shall provide pertinent information regarding its requirements for the services provided by CONSULTANT.

CITY shall examine documents submitted by CONSULTANT and shall render decisions pertaining thereto promptly, to avoid unreasonable delay in the progress of CONSULTANT’S work.

SECTION 4 – TERM

The services to be performed under this agreement shall commence on July 1, 2003 and be completed on June 30, 2004.

SECTION 5 – PAYMENT

Payment shall be made by CITY only for services rendered and upon submission of a payment request and CITY approval of the work performed. The CITY shall pay the CONSULTANT at the rates and for the hours actually performed by the CONSULTANT in accordance with the rates set forth in Exhibit A, not to exceed $15,000.00.

SECTION 6 – TERMINATION

Without limitation to such rights or remedies as CITY shall otherwise have by law, CITY or CONSULTANT shall have the right to terminate this agreement or suspend work on the services provided by CONSULTANT for any reason upon ten (10) days’ written notice to either party. CONSULTANT agrees to cease all work under this agreement upon receipt of said written notice.

Upon termination and upon CITY’S payment of the amount required to be paid, documents become the property of CITY, and CONSULTANT shall transfer them to CITY upon request without additional compensation. Upon termination or expiration of this agreement, the obligations of the parties shall cease, save and except from those provided under Sections 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 16.

SECTION 7 – OWNERSHIP OF DOCUMENTS

All documents prepared by CONSULTANT in the performance of this agreement, although instruments of professional service, are and shall be the property of CITY, whether the project for which they are made is executed or not.

SECTION 8 - CONFIDENTIALITY

All reports and documents prepared by CONSULTANT in connection with the performance of this agreement are confidential until released by CITY to the public. CONSULTANT shall not make any such documents or information available to any individual or organization, except legal counsel, not employed by CONSULTANT or CITY, without the written consent of CITY before any such release.

SECTION 9 – INTEREST OF CONSULTANT

CONSULTANT covenants that it presently has no interest, and shall not acquire any interest, direct or indirect, financial or otherwise, which would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of the services under this agreement.

SECTION 10 – CONSULTANT’S STATUS

It is expressly agreed that in the performance of the professional services required under this agreement, CONSULTANT shall at all times be considered an independent contractor as defined in Labor Code Section 3353, under control of the CITY as to the result of the work but not the means by which the result is accomplished. Nothing herein shall be construed to make CONSULTANT an agent or employee of CITY while providing services under this agreement.

SECTION 11 – INDEMNITY

CONSULTANT agrees to hold harmless and indemnify CITY, its officers and employees from and against any and all claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense arising from the negligent, or claimed negligent, performance of this agreement by CONSULTANT, including claims, loss, liability, damage, and expense caused or claimed to be caused by passive negligence of CITY, its officers or employees. CONSULTANT agrees to defend CITY, its officers or employees against any such claims. This provision does not apply to claims, loss, liability or damage or expense arising from the sole negligence, willful misconduct, or active negligence of CITY.

SECTION 12 – INSURANCE

The CONSULTANT shall provide and maintain:
K. Commercial General Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $1,000,000 each occurrence. If such insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this Agreement or be no less than two (2) times the occurrence limit.
L. Automobile Liability Insurance, occurrence form, with a limit of not less than $500,000.00 each occurrence. Such insurance shall include coverage for owned, hired, and non-owned automobiles.
M. Errors and omissions insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000.00 aggregate.
N. Workers Compensation in at least the minimum statutory limits.
O. General Provisions for all insurance. All insurance shall:
9. Include the City of Brentwood, its elected and appointed officers, employees, and volunteers as additional insureds with respect to this Agreement and the performance of services in this Agreement. The coverage shall contain no special limitations on the scope of its protection to the above-designated insureds.
10. Be primary with respect to any insurance or self-insurance programs of City, its officers, employees, and volunteers.
11. Be evidenced, prior to commencement of services, by properly executed policy endorsements in addition to a certificate of insurance.
12. No changes in insurance, affecting coverage terms, may be made without at least 30 days notice and the written approval of the City Attorney's Office.

SECTION 13 - NONASSIGNABILITY

Personal Services of Consultant: Both parities hereto recognize that this agreement is for the personal services of CONSULTANT and cannot be transferred, assigned, or subcontracted by CONSULTANT without the prior written consent of CITY.

SECTION 14 - RELIANCE UPON PROFESSIONAL SKILL OF CONSULTANT

It is mutually understood and agreed by and between the parties hereto that CONSULTANT is skilled in the professional calling necessary to perform the work agreed to be done under this agreement and that CITY relies upon the skill of CONSULTANT to do and perform the work in a manner consistent with that degree of care and skill ordinarily exercised by members of the same profession currently practicing under similar circumstances, and CONSULTANT agrees to thus perform the work. The acceptance of CONSULTANT'S work by CITY does not operate as a release of consultant from said obligation.

SECTION 15 - WAIVERS

The waiver by either party of any breach or violation of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement or of any provisions of any ordinance or law shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of same or of any other term, covenant, condition, ordinance or law or of any subsequent breach or violation of the same or of any other term, condition, ordinance, or law. The subsequent acceptance by either party of any fee or other money which may become due hereunder shall not be deeded to be a waiver of any preceding breach or violation by the other party of any term, covenant, or condition of this agreement of any applicable law or ordinance.

SECTION 16 - COSTS AND ATTORNEYS FEES

Attorney fees in an amount not exceeding $85 per hour per attorney, and in total amount not exceeding $5000, shall be recoverable as costs (by the filing of a cost bill) by the prevailing party in any action or actions to enforce the provisions of the agreement. The above $5000 limit is the total of attorneys’ fees recoverable whether in the trial court, appellate court, or otherwise, and regardless of the number of attorneys, trials, appeals, or actions. It is the intent of this agreement that neither party shall have to pay the other more than $5000 for attorneys’ fees arising out of an action, or actions to enforce the provisions of this agreement.

SECTION 17 - NON-DISCRIMINATION

CONSULTANT warrants that is an Equal Opportunity Employer and shall comply with applicable regulations governing equal employment opportunity. Neither CONSULTANT nor any of its subcontractors shall discriminate in the employment of any person because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, sex, or age, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

SECTION 18 - MEDIATION

Should any dispute arise out of this Agreement, any party may request that it be submitted to mediation. The parties shall meet in mediation within 30 days of a request. The mediator shall be agreed to by the mediating parties; in the absence of an agreement, the parties shall each submit one name from mediators listed by either the American Arbitration Association, the California State Board of Mediation and Conciliation, or other agreed-upon service. The mediator shall be selected by a "blindfolded" process.

The cost of mediation shall be borne equally by the parties. Neither party shall be deemed the prevailing party. No party shall be permitted to file a legal action without first meeting in mediation and making a good faith attempt to reach a mediated settlement. The mediation process, once commenced by a meeting with the mediator shall last until agreement is reached by the parties but not more than 60 days, unless the maximum time is extended by the parties.

SECTION 19 - ARBITRATION

After mediation above, and upon agreement of the parties, any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this agreement may be settled by arbitration in accordance with the Construction Industry Rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The costs of arbitration shall be borne equally by the parties.

SECTION 20 - LITIGATION

CONSULTANT shall testify at CITY'S request if litigation is brought against CITY in connection with CONSULTANT'S services under this agreement. Unless the action is brought by CONSULTANT, or is based upon CONSULTANT'S wrongdoing, CITY shall compensate CONSULTANT for preparation for testimony, testimony, and travel at CONSULTANT'S standard hourly rates at the time of actual testimony.

SECTION 21 - NOTICES

All notices hereunder shall be given in writing and mailed, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

To CITY:
City of Brentwood
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513

To CONSULTANT:
McHale Engineering
112 Shadewell Drive
Danville, CA 94506

SECTION 22 – AGREEMENT CONTAINS ALL UNDERSTANDINGS; AMEDMENT

This document represents the entire and integrated agreement between CITY and CONSULTANT and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations, and agreements, either written or oral.

This document may be amended only by written instrument, signed by both CITY and CONSULTANT

SECTION 23 – GOVERNING LAW

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, CITY and CONSULTANT have executed this agreement the day and year first above written.

CITY OF BRENTWOOD CONSULTANT

___________________________ ___________________________
John Stevenson, City Manager Joseph A. McHale, P.E.,

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

__________________________
Dennis Beougher, City Attorney

EXHIBIT “A”

FEE SCHEDULE

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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E-mail allcouncil@brentwoodca.gov