Fremont City

Staff Report

2019 TREE ROOT UPLIFT PAVEMENT REHABILITATION PROJECT - Reject All Bids Received on June 11, 2019 for the 2019 Tree Root Uplift Pavement Rehabilitation Project (PWC 8234-R1)


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Executive Summary: The purpose of this report is to reject all bids for the 2019 Tree Root Uplift Pavement Rehabilitation Project and to re-bid the project. The project is located in the Centerville and Irvington areas of Fremont, in City Council Districts 2, 3 and 6.


BACKGROUND: The 2019 Tree Root Uplift Pavement Rehabilitation Project consists, in general, of reconstructing damaged center and frontage medians caused by overgrown trees, removing and replacing the trees, and repairing adjoining pavement along Blacow Road between Brophy Drive and Omar Street, Tamayo Street between Fremont Boulevard and Ronda Court, and Nicolet Avenue between Fremont Boulevard and Ashton Place.  The project also consists of grinding the existing asphalt pavement and placing an asphalt overlay on the Blacow Frontage Roads between Roycroft Way and Omar Street and between Essex Way and Robin Street.


DISCUSSION/ANALYSIS: Bids for this project were opened on June 11, 2019. The bidders with their respective bid amounts are shown below. The Engineer’s Estimate is $1,800,000.


Bidder              Bid Amount

1.              Golden Bay Construction, Inc.              $2,570,332.00

2.              Grade Tech Inc.              $3,433,248.90


The lowest bid, submitted by Golden Bay Construction, Inc., is $770,332.00 over the Engineer’s Estimate.  Staff recommends that Council reject all the bids received and direct a re-bid the project.


Proposed Project Schedule with Re-Bid:  Construction was anticipated to begin in August 2019.  Due to the current bidding climate, there were fewer bidders than anticipated, and the bids came in higher than expected.  Re-bidding the project before the contractors have their jobs lined up for the next construction season should provide more competitive bids.  With a re-bid, it is anticipated that the start of construction will be delayed until Spring 2020.


FISCAL IMPACT: The project is funded by the Pavement Rehabilitation account (PWC 8234).  This recommended action will have negligible impacts on the project costs.


ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW:  This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guideline Section 15301, Class 1(c) as the repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing facilities involving no or negligible expansion of use beyond that presently exists.



Document Comments

RECOMMENDATION: Reject all bids submitted June 11, 2019, for the 2019 Tree Root Uplift Pavement Rehabilitation Project and direct staff to re-bid the project.