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File #: 19-104    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Precision Engineering, Inc., for the Not to Exceed Amount of $175,000, to Provide Personnel to Temporarily Serve in the Capacity of City Engineer REPORT IN BRIEF Considers approving a Professional Services Agreement with Precision Engineering, Inc., for the not to exceed amount of $175,000 to provide City Engineer services while the City recruits for a permanent City Engineer. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the agreement for professional services with Precision Engineering, Inc., to provide City Engineer Services in an amount not to exceed $175,000; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.
Attachments: 1. Professional Services Agreement

Report Prepared by: Ken Elwin, PE, Director of Public Works

Title
SUBJECT: Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Precision Engineering, Inc., for the Not to Exceed Amount of $175,000, to Provide Personnel to Temporarily Serve in the Capacity of City Engineer

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers approving a Professional Services Agreement with Precision Engineering, Inc., for the not to exceed amount of $175,000 to provide City Engineer services while the City recruits for a permanent City Engineer.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the agreement for professional services with Precision Engineering, Inc., to provide City Engineer Services in an amount not to exceed $175,000; and, authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute the necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, as modified by City Council; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (to be addressed in Council motion); or,
5. Continue the item to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in motion.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Not Applicable

DISCUSSION
The City Engineer position is currently vacant and is a core position necessary for the operation of the Engineering division. A recruitment will be underway to replace the full-time position. However, it is necessary to have a qualified, licensed City Engineer available in the interim.

Precision Engineering, Inc. has qualified individuals to perform professional engineering services. These individuals include Michael Beltran, a licensed engineer, who will be designated as the City Engineer until the position is filled. Other individuals will be available as needed for the duration of the contract.

City staff is proposing that the City enters into a Professional Services Agreement with Precision Engineering, Inc. (Attachment 1). Precision...

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