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File #: 19-5207   
Type: Capital Improvements
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 8/15/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance awarding a construction contract including an additive alternate in the amount not to exceed $557,397.00 to New Age General Contractors, Inc. for the rehabilitation of bridges located on Loyosa Street, W. Market Street, Evans Road and Roland Road in Districts 1, 2 and 10 as part of the Citywide Bridge Program, funded from previously authorized 2012 General Obligation Bonds and included in the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Program Budget. [Roderick Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
Attachments: 1. Project Map_Bridge Rehabilitation Projects, 2. Bid Summary_Bridge Rehabilitation Projects, 3. Ordinance 2019-08-15-0630

DEPARTMENT: Transportation & Capital Improvements

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S

 

 

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Council Districts 1, 2, & 10

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Contract Award: Citywide Bridge Program (Loyosa Street, W. Market Street, Evans Road and Roland Road)

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

An ordinance accepting the lowest responsive bid and awarding a construction contract including an additive alternate in the amount not to exceed $557,397.00 to New Age General Contractors, Inc. for rehabilitation of bridges located on Loyosa Street, W. Market Street, Evans Road and Roland Road in Districts 1, 2 and 10 as part of the Citywide Bridge Program.  Funding is available from 2012 General Obligation Bonds and is included in the FY 2019- FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program Budget.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The Citywide Bridge Program is a $23.4 million 2012-2017 Bond program funded Project intended to replace or build new City owned bridge structures rated as deficient, either due to deterioration, compromised structural integrity, insufficient drainage capacity or inadequate traffic provisions or a combination thereof.

 

TCI initiated a bridge selection process to create a short-list of recommended bridges. This selection process entailed an evaluation of the 2011 Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) San Antonio District Off-System Bridge list and TxDOT's National Bridge Inventory to help identify bridges with the greatest potential for improvement. Based on the evaluation of these lists, seven bridges were initially selected for the 2012 City-Wide Bridge Program Project. The seven structures included: Shaenfield Road Bridge, Crockett Street Bridge, Ashley Road Bridge, Commerce Street Bridge, South Laredo Street Bridge, Bronco Drive Bridge, and Dreamwood Drive Bridge.  All of these bridge structures and associated work have been completed. 

 

An additional four bridge locations have been identified in immediate need of rehabilitation and replacement including Losoya Street Bridge at San Antonio River, W. Market Street Bridge at San Antonio River, Evans Road Bridge at Alamo Cement Haul Road and Roland Street Bridge.  These four bridge locations require bridge railing replacement which will include the rehabilitation and replacement of concrete substructure of each of these bridges’ railing system and associated bridge panels.  Construction is anticipated to begin in September 2019 and will be completed by January 2020.

 

Procurement of Services

This project was advertised on March 13, 2019 and March 18, 2019 for construction bids in the San Antonio Hart Beat, the Texas Electronic State Business Daily, on the City’s website, on TVSA and through electronic bidding site CIVCAST. Bids were due on April 9, 2019 and three bids were received. Of these, New Age General Contractors, Inc. submitted the lowest responsive bid.

 

This contract will be awarded in compliance with the new Small Business Economic Development Advocacy (SBEDA) Program, which requires contracts to be reviewed by a Goal Setting Committee to establish a requirement and/or incentive unique to the particular contract in an effort to maximize the amount of small, minority and women-owned business participation on the contract. The Goal Setting Committee set a 16% Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) subcontracting goal and a 1% African-American Business Enterprise (AABE) subcontracting goal. New Age General Contractors, Inc. has committed to meeting the subcontractor participation goal.

 

This construction contract was developed utilizing the low bid process; therefore, a Discretionary Contracts Disclosure Form is not required.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

This ordinance accepts the lowest responsive bid and awards a construction contract including an additive alternate in the amount not to exceed $557,397.00 to New Age General Contractors, Inc. for rehabilitation of bridges located on Loyosa Street, W. Market Street, Evans Road and Roland Road in Districts 1, 2 and 10 as part of the Citywide Bridge Program.  Funding is available from 2012 General Obligation Bonds and is included in the FY 2019- FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program Budget.

 

Four bridge locations have been identified in immediate need of rehabilitation and replacement including Losoya Street Bridge at San Antonio River, W. Market Street Bridge at San Antonio River, Evans Road Bridge at Alamo Cement Haul Road and Roland Street Bridge.  Of these bridges, the Losoya Street Bridge at San Antonio River and W. Market Street Bridge at San Antonio River are both designated to be a historic bridge structures.  With this, a Certificate of Appropriateness was issued by the Office of Historic Preservation in August 2018 to allow the necessary rehabilitation of these bridge structures.  

 

This contract provides for the replacement of the bridge railing and associated concrete substructure and damaged bridge panels of each of respective bridge railing system including improvements to the pavement section and associated sidewalks as needed. The additive alternate includes the rehabilitation of Roland Street Bridge for a total of four bridges that will be rehabilitated.  Project construction is anticipated to begin in September 2019 and will be completed by January 2020.

 

The bridge will be closed 75% of the construction time and during this time a detour route will be implemented to accommodate pedestrian and vehicular traffic. During those times of construction when work does not require closure the bridges will remain open and traffic will be allowed.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

As an alternative, City Council could choose not to award this contract and require staff to re-advertise this project.  However, considering the additional time required for another solicitation process, this would adversely affect the timely completion of the project.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

This is one-time capital improvement expenditure in the amount not to exceed $557,397.00  payable to New Age General Contractors, Inc. Funds are available from 2012 General Obligation Bonds and are included in the FY 2019- FY 2024 Capital Improvement Program Budget.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Staff recommends approval of this ordinance accepting the lowest responsive bid and awarding a construction contract including an additive alternate in the amount not to exceed $557,397.00 to New Age General Contractors, Inc. for rehabilitation of bridges located on Loyosa Street, W. Market Street, Evans Road and Roland Road as part of the Citywide Bridge Program.