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File #: 19-7554   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Audit and Accountability Committee
On agenda: 10/15/2019
Posting Language: Terminal A Electrical System Expansion at San Antonio International Airport [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements]
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Interdepartmental Correspondence


TO:                                          Erik Walsh, City Manager


FROM:                     Razi Hosseini, P.E., R.P.L.S., Interim Director, Transportation & Capital Improvements


COPIES:                     Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Kevin Barthold, City Auditor; Rod Sanchez, Assistant City Manager; Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager


SUBJECT:                     Consideration of High Profile Solicitation for Release


DATE:                     October 15, 2019


The following high profile solicitation is scheduled to be released within the next month.


Terminal A Electrical System Expansion (TCI on behalf of Aviation) - The City of San Antonio is soliciting for electrical upgrades to be performed at Terminal A to allow for future expansion within the Terminal at the San Antonio International Airport.  This project will allow for Terminal A to receive electrical system upgrades necessary to ensure adequate electrical power to the number of users in Terminal A.  These upgrades will be comprised of a new grounding electrode conductor (GEC) system for safety upgrades and a reconfiguration of the vendor service entrance which will include the replacement of the existing switchboards, a new central uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system, coordination with CPS to replace the existing utility transformers, and finally an arc flash study to test the electrical system for safety reasons.


Department:                                                                   TCI on behalf of Aviation

Solicitation Type:                                              Request for Competitive Sealed Proposal

Contract Value:                                              $2.8 million

Term of Contract:                                             Until Project Completion (estimated September 2020)

Release Date:                                                                   October 18, 2019

Closing Date:                                                                  December 4, 2019

Proposed Council Date:                       February 2020

Contact Information:                     Razi Hosseini, Interim Director, TCI; Russell J. Handy, Director, Aviation

Evaluation Criteria:                     Experience, background and qualifications:  30 points

Understanding of the project and proposed management plan: 25 points

                     Experience with San Antonio region issues and past experience with the City of San Antonio: 10 points

                     Price Proposal:  15 points

                                                                              SBE Prime Contract Program: 10 points

                                                          M/WBE Prime Contract Program: 10 points

SBEDA Requirements:                          26% M/WBE Subcontracting Requirement

                                                                                           1% AABE Subcontracting Requirement

Local Preference Program:                     Not Applicable

Veteran Owned Small Business Preference Program: Not Applicable


Voting Members:                       Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager, City Manager’s Office

                                                               Thomas Bartlett, Aviation Deputy Director, Aviation

                                                               Gopinath Akalkotkar, AIA, LEED AP, City Architect, TCI

                                                               Robert Garcia, Interim Capital Program Manager, TCI

                                                               Chris Reininger, Facilities Electrical Superintendent, Aviation

                                                               Crystal Gonzales, P.E. CBO, Department Engineer, DSD

                                                               Robert Payne, Manager Customer Engineering, CPS Energy