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File #: 15-21405    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/9/2023 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 11/13/2023 Final action: 11/13/2023
Title: LYNX Blue Line Rail Car Engineering Services
LYNX Blue Line Rail Car Engineering Services

A. Approve a contract with Hatch Engineering for Light Rail Vehicle engineering services for a term of five years, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to renew the contract for one, three-year term and to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the purpose for which the contract was approved.

Staff Resource(s):
Brent Cagle, CATS
Victoria Johnson, CATS

* Contracted engineering services are needed for required vehicle overhauls to maintain the city's light rail fleet and ensure reliability.
* The contract will support existing CATS maintenance staff by providing engineering expertise to perform incremental overhauls of significant components and sub-components and midlife overhauls, all of which ensure vehicle reliability and meet the "original" manufacture equipment requirements.
* The work to be performed under this contract will include:
* Providing all necessary engineering services for the overhaul of the existing fleet,
* Preparing and providing vehicle overhaul technical specifications,
* Addressing issues that arise during technical assessments,
* Providing onsite and quality assurance before, during, and after the actual overhaul, and
* Providing engineering support, quality oversight with the component, system warranties, and reliability issues.
* On August 14, 2023, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Light Rail Vehicle Engineering Services; two proposals were received.
* Hatch Engineering best meets the city's needs in terms of qualifications, experience, cost, and responsiveness to RFQ requirements.
* Annual expenditures are estimated to be $425,000.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
The city negotiates contract participation after the proposal selection process. Hatch has identified the following certified firm(s) to be utilized as the project evolves:
* RBC Professionals, Inc (DBE) (pre-shipment inspections)
* Virginkar & Ass...

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