Sparks City Council Meeting 11/12/2013 2:00:00 PMTuesday, November 12, 2013 2:00 PM
City Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 Fourth St, Sparks, NV
Consent Items: 5.3
Total Costs: $86,013.40
Fund: Sanitary Sewer Cap Proj Fund Account: 604090
Program: TMWRF Electrical System Upgrades Project- Phase II (13-6600D)
Amount: $86,013.40 Budget Status: Budget Exists
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Background: Transformers and related electrical switch gear went into service in 1964 during the original construction of the Truckee Meadows Water reclamation Facility and have been in use beyond their normal useful life (40 years). These systems have been exposed to corrosive environments associated with municipal wastewater treatment. Electrical Upgrades Phase I for the replacement of transformers A & B as well as the switch gear and Low Voltage Distribution Centers associated with those transformers has been completed. The design of the Phase II electrical is currently underway.
The original Electrical Upgrades Phase II involved the design and replacement of the remaining electrical components identified by the 2007 arc-flash study. During the course of design for the Phase II electrical, several needed improvements were identified that were not included in the original scope of work. The additional scope of work will include addressing key electrical issues in the nitrification facility, filter building and the design of quick connects for generators to supply emergency power to facility buildings in the event of an electrical failure. A complete detail of the additional scope of work is included in the attached amendment.
These additional tasks have expanded the design and engineering services of CDM-Smith in the amount of $274,190.00, increasing the total contract amount to $729,670.00 (table 1). The City of Reno will administer the contract and will be reimbursed for a portion of the costs by the City of Sparks through the Sparks – Reno cost sharing agreement for TMWRF. The City of Reno and the City of Sparks share the cost for this project based upon their ownership of TMWRF, which is 68.63% for Reno and 31.37% for Sparks. Based on the ownership percentages, Reno’s share of the amendment is $ 188,176.60 and Sparks share is $ 86,013.40.
Alternatives: Council could direct staff to provide other alternative.
Recommended Motion: I move to approve that Council award the approval of reimbursement to the City of Reno for Sparks’ share of the electrical upgrades in the amount of $ 86,013.40.
Amended Agrmt w CDM Smith.PDF