Sparks City Council Meeting 10/22/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, October 22, 2018 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Bldg, 745 4th St., Sparks, NV

Consent Items: 8.4

Title: Consideration , discussion and possible approval of a construction contract (AC-5527) for the Alf Sorensen Dehumidifier Project Site Work Quote to Anchor Concrete, in the amount of $55,200.
Petitioner/Presenter: John Martini, P.E., Community Services Director/Brian D. Cason, S.E., P.E., Capital Projects Manager
Recommendation: Staff recommends Council approve a construction contract for the Alf Sorensen Dehumidifier Project Site Work Quote, to Anchor Concrete, in the amount of $55,200.
Financial Impact: This project will utilize budget of $55,200 from project #17-1009 (Fund 1404 - $56,190 currently available).
Total Costs: $55,200.00
Fund: Capital Projects    Account: 604070
Program: 1404 City Facilities - Alf Sorensen Air Handler/Dehumidifier Improvements (17-1009)
Amount: $55,200.00    Budget Status: Over Budget (See Budget Correction Plan)
Budget Correction Plan:
A budget augmentation will occur at a later date.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

This is an informally quoted (IFQ) item that must be completed prior to the dehumidifier and ductwork installation.  The site work IFQ includes site grading, a concrete slab, concrete piers, a condensate drain trench, and the steel structure to support the ductwork.  Staff recommends approval.


Alf Sorensen Community Center was constructed in 1981 with several remodels completed in the building since original construction.  The original building plan followed design standards common at the time of construction; however, experience nationwide has shown that temperature control and ventilation of a natatorium (pool area) requires a more robust ventilation system than was originally provided.  The high humidity levels in the natatorium and lack of ventilation caused extensive corrosion and deterioration of the ceiling materials and the roof system after 30 years of inadequate ventilation.

In 2014 major renovations to the pool area were performed to provide adequate ceiling ventilation.  Replacement of roof structural members, roof material, ceiling, and windows, along with adding exterior insulation under the metal roof.  To complement and ensure structural integrity remains within the structure it was also recommended to install a dehumidification system.  Funding was not available at the time because of the large scope of work required to replace the ceiling and roof structure.

In fiscal year 2017 funding was approved by Council to install a dehumidifier that will properly ventilate the pool area and ensure structural integrity of the building and improved comfort levels for users of the pool.  This pool is extensively used by the entire community and with the installation of a dehumidifier will ensure the facility will be available to users for many years into the future.

On July 9, 2018 Council approved the Mechanical Equipment portion of the project, which has a very long lead time of about six-months.  Staff determined that separating the sitework and equipment portion of the project would allow sitework to commence prior to winter and the area would be prepped and ready when the equipment arrives in early 2019.  The site work included in this project is required to support the dehumidifier and associated duct work.


The sitework informal quote was provided to three contractors on July 19, 2018 and received back on August 1, 2018.  Staff has reviewed the quotes, found no irregularities, and recommends award to the base quote submitted by Anchor Concrete in the amount of $55,200, which includes a force account of $2,000 to correct unforeseen conditions, if required.  A bid recap is provided below for Council’s review.

Contractor                                                          Quote

  • Anchor Concrete                                      $55,200                               
  • CFL Construction                                     $57,210        
  • Northern Nevada Concrete                      No Quote

  1. City Council could approve the contract as outlined by Staff.
  2. City Council could reject the contract and provide direction to the City Manager.

Recommended Motion:

I move to approve a construction contract in the amount of $55,200 to Anchor Concrete as recommended by staff.

Attached Files:
     01 - Anchor Concrete Prevailing Wage Quote.PDF
     02 - Anchor Contract-Alf Site Work.pdf
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