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File #: RES 2019-066    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/22/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action: 6/4/2019
Title: Resolution Approving a Construction Contract with T. Lowell Construction, Inc. for the Highway 85 Transmission Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment A: Resolution, 2. Exhibit 1: Contract, 3. Attachment B: Map, 4. Presentation

To:                     Honorable Mayor and Members of Town Council

 

From:                     Mark Marlowe, P. E., Director of Castle Rock Water

 

Title
Resolution Approving a Construction Contract with T. Lowell Construction, Inc. for the Highway 85 Transmission Project

Body

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Executive Summary

 

The purpose of this memorandum is to request Town Council’s approval of a Resolution (Attachment A) for a construction contract with T. Lowell Construction, Inc. (T. Lowell) for the construction of the Highway 85 Transmission Project.  The Highway 85 Transmission Project will complete the looping in the water distribution system between the Promenade, Metzler Ranch and the Meadows subdivisions.  This project is needed to help facilitate the movement of water from the Ray Waterman Regional Water Treatment Plant and the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility into the Meadows subdivision.  Staff recommends approving a construction contract with T. Lowell in the amount of $611,000.  In addition, Castle Rock Water staff requests a ten percent Town-managed contingency in the amount of $61,100, for a total authorization of $672,100.  The construction contract is included (Exhibit 1).

 

History of Past Town Council, Boards & Commissions, or Other Discussions

 

This topic was presented to the Castle Rock Water Commission at their regular meeting on May 22, 2019.  The commission voted unanimously to recommend approval to Town Council.

 

Discussion

 

During the planning process for the 2017 Water Master Plan, the Highway 85 Transmission Project was identified in the 2018-2022 planning horizon.  Castle Rock Water added WISE Water as a new source of supply in 2018.  WISE Water subscription rates will increase yearly for the next few years.  WISE Water enters the water distribution system at the Ray Waterman Regional Water Treatment Facility (RWRWTF).  The water flows throughout Town based on the needs of the system.  The master planning effort identified a restriction in the movement of water from the RWRWTF to the Meadows and Promenade subdivisions.  A project location map is provided (Attachment B).  The master planning effort identified the Highway 85 Transmission Project to eliminate this restriction.  

 

The Highway 85 Transmission Project will install a new twenty-inch main between Justice Way and Meadows Parkway.  The new pipeline will tie into existing stubs located at Meadows Parkway, Industrial Way, and Justice Way.  A majority of the pipeline will be located within the southbound lanes.  A short section north of Industrial Way will be located in the northbound lane to make the tie-in to the existing stub in Meadows Parkway.

 

This memorandum is to request approval of a construction contract with T. Lowell for the construction of the new water main.  The project was designed by Town staff.  The invitation to bid was sent to six qualified contractors.  Bids were received from three contractors, as summarized in the table below.  The Engineer’s estimate was $938,000.  The low bid was received from T. Lowell and is considered a responsive bid.

 

Consultant

Bid Amount

T. Lowell

$611,000

Global

$805,000

Rocky Mountain Excavating

$1,018,177

C&L

No Bid

Iron Woman

No Bid

Garney

No Bid

 

Budget Impact

 

Funds for this project are available in the 2019 budget under the line item, “Hwy 85 Transmission” (Account No. 210-4275-442.78-25).  T. Lowell’s bid was $611,000.  Staff requests a ten percent Town-managed contingency in the amount of $61,100, for a total project authorization of $672,100.

 

Project                                           Amount                     Contingency                         Total

Hwy 85 Transmission                     $611,000                         $61,100                     $672,100

 

A summary of project expenditures to-date is shown below. 

 

Contractor                        Expenditure

Precision Survey                     $10,930

BT Construction                     $14,010

T. Lowell                                          $672,100

Total                                                   $697,040

 

Project Budget                     $703,000

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Staff recommends Town Council’s approval of a Resolution (Attachment A) approving a construction contract between the Town of Castle Rock and T. Lowell Construction, Inc. (Exhibit 1), for construction of the Highway 85 Transmission Project in the amount of $611,000, plus a ten percent Town-managed contingency of $61,100, for a total project authorization of $672,100. 

 

Proposed Motion

 

“I move to approve the Resolution as introduced by title.”

 

Attachments

 

Attachment A:                       Resolution

Exhibit 1:                                          Contract

Attachment B:                     Map