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City of Independence

Agenda Title:

Council action is requested to authorize the City Manager to approve a construction contract with VF Anderson Builders for an amount not to exceed $917,813.00, authorizing future minor change orders for an amount not to exceed $91,781.00 and/or time extensions, for the Rock Creek Neighborhood Storm Drainage Projects (No. 70131501).

Approval of the request is recommended.
Executive Summary:

Approval is requested for a construction contract for the Rock Creek Neighborhood Storm Drainage Projects (No. 70131501). The project consists of eight  sites throughout the Rock Creek watershed, and will address structures flooding and improve stormwater conveyance within the project limits.

The Rock Creek Neighborhood Storm Drainage Projects consist of drainage improvements at eight individual sites. The consultant and staff evaluated all sites and identified solutions to address site specific issues. Methods consisting of green infrastructure practices, storm infrastructure removal to re-establish ditching, stormwater infrastructure installation, and increasing the numbers of storm structures were used to help capture stormwater and improve conveyance. This project includes installation of over 1,500 cubic yards of embankment, 1,974 linear feet of various sized stormwater pipe and box culverts, 18 stormwater structures, 312 square yards of pavement repair, 331 cubic yards of gabions, and all appurtenant work for the completion of the project.


There were 12 construction bids for the project:


VF Anderson Builders                                 $    917,813.00
Leath and Sons, Inc.                                   $ 1,042,752.00
JF Fahey                                                     $ 1,040,611.75
SHEDIGS IT, LLC                                       $ 1,064,125.00
Redford Construction Inc.                           $ 1,217,819.00
Amino Brothers Co. Inc.                              $ 1,242,210.98
Linaweaver Construction                            $ 1,245,446.00
Leavenworth Excavating & Equipment       $ 1,255,792.72
Pyramid Excavation Construction               $ 1,372,380.95
Wiedenmann Construction                          $ 1,396,243.50
Radmacher Brothers Excavating                $ 1,399,322.00
Holthouse Construction LLC                       $ 2,065,611.00

Engineer’s estimate $ 1,091,544.00

VF Anderson Builders meets the requirements for Construction Contractor Requirements for contracts exceeding $300,000 of the City's Procurement Policy and has completed various stormwater projects successfully and timely for the City in the past and their bid is within the Engineer’s estimate. Their bid is being recommended for this contract.

Fiscal Impact:

The construction contract would obligate $1,009,594.00 of Storm Water Sales Tax (SWST) funds for the Rock Creek Neighborhood Storm Drainage Projects (No. 70131501) from previously appropriated funds.

Department:          Public WorksContact Person:          Tim Gramling

Public Works DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

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