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File #: 15-19128    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/4/2022 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 1/23/2023 Final action: 1/23/2023
Title: Airport Perimeter Fence Upgrade Design Contract


Airport Perimeter Fence Upgrade Design Contract




A.                     Approve a contract for up to $696,998 with WSP USA Inc. for Perimeter Fence Upgrade Phase II 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):

Haley Gentry, Aviation

Jack Christine, Aviation



§                     The Airport is surrounded by approximately 20 miles of perimeter fence, which provides security and restricts wildlife access to the airfield.

§                     In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Aviation’s Wildlife Hazard Management Plan, including perimeter fence improvements.

§                     On May 14, 2018, City Council approved a contract in the amount of $324,500 with WSP USA Inc. for Perimeter Fence Upgrade Phase I Design Services.

§                     This contract will provide for the engineering, design, bidding, and construction administration services for the Perimeter Fence Upgrade Phase II.

§                     On March 20, 2020, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ); thirteen responses were received.

§                     WSP USA 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 and its experience with perimeter fence improvements at multiple large airports including Charlotte.

§                     Design is anticipated to be complete by August of 2023. Aviation intends to return to City Council in the fall of 2023 with a contract for construction.

§                     This activity is occurring on airport property, located in Council District 3.


Charlotte Business INClusion

Established WBE Goal: 6.46%

Committed WBE Goal: 6.46%

WSP USA Inc. met the established subcontracting goal and has committed 6.46% ($45,000) of the total contract amount to the following certified firm(s) (Part C: Section 2.1 of the Charlotte Business INClusion Policy):

§                     CES Group Engineers, LLP (WBE) ($45,000) (topographical survey services, location survey services, and subsurface utility designating)


Fiscal Note

Funding:  Aviation Capital Investment Plan