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File #: 15-15871    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 10/11/2021 Final action: 10/11/2021
Title: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center HVAC Replacement Design Services
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center HVAC Replacement Design Services




A.                     Approve a contract in the amount of $1,733,085 with CMTA, Inc. for engineering design services, and


B.                     Authorize the City Manager to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.



Staff Resource(s):

Phil Reiger, General Services

Jennifer Smith, General Services

Kathleen Cishek, General Services



§                     Nearly all components of the HVAC system in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) are original to the building and past their useful life making it difficult to heat, cool, and ventilate the building. The HVAC system, except for the chillers, needs to be replaced with new energy efficient equipment and systems.

§                     On September 6, 2019, the City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ); seven responses were received.

§                     CMTA, Inc. is the best qualified firm to meet the City’s needs on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification of professional services in response to the RFQ requirements.

§                     On June 11, 2020, the City and CMTA, Inc. entered into a contract for programming and schematic design services for the CMGC HVAC Replacement Project.

§                     This contract will provide remaining design and construction administration services for the project.


Charlotte Business INClusion

The City negotiates subcontracting participation after the proposal selection process (Part C:  Section 2.1(h) of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy. CMTA, Inc. has committed 15.44% ($267,539) of the contract amount to the following certified firms:

§                     Integra Architecture, PLLC (MBE, SBE) ($204,689) (architectural services)

§                     Stewart Engineering, Inc. (MBE) ($36,000) (engineering services)

§                     Superior Mechanical Systems Inc. of Charlotte (MBE) ($8,950) (mechanical services)

§                     Howard Brothers Electric of Charlotte, LLC (WBE) ($17,900) (electrical services)


Fiscal Note

Funding:  General Capital Investment Plan