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File #: 19-228    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 7/1/2019 Final action: 7/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Approval of Agreement for Professional Services with Friedman and Bruya, Incorporated, for Specialized Laboratory Services in Support of the City's Groundwater Investigation, for a Three-Year Term in the Amount of $10,291.05 Annually REPORT IN BRIEF Considers an agreement for professional services with Friedman and Bruya, Incorporated, for laboratory services to support the City's groundwater investigation RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving the agreement for professional services with Friedman and Bruya, Inc., for a three-year term in the amount of $10,291.05 annually for each of the fiscal years FY 2019/20, FY 2020/21, and FY 2021/22, to provide laboratory analytical services; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute necessary documents.
Attachments: 1. Contract.pdf

Report Prepared by: Joseph D. Angulo, Environmental Project Manager, Engineering

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SUBJECT: Approval of Agreement for Professional Services with Friedman and Bruya, Incorporated, for Specialized Laboratory Services in Support of the City's Groundwater Investigation, for a Three-Year Term in the Amount of $10,291.05 Annually

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers an agreement for professional services with Friedman and Bruya, Incorporated, for laboratory services to support the City's groundwater investigation

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving the agreement for professional services with Friedman and Bruya, Inc., for a three-year term in the amount of $10,291.05 annually for each of the fiscal years FY 2019/20, FY 2020/21, and FY 2021/22, to provide laboratory analytical services; and authorizing the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager to execute necessary documents.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve, subject to modifications as conditioned by City Council; or,
3. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items; or,
4. Deny.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200 et seq.

Procurements for specialized consultant services are made in accordance with Merced Municipal Code, Title 3 - Revenue and Finance, Chapter 3.04.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2019-20 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) requires the City to monitor its drinking water for various contaminants including methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE), tert amyl methyl ether (TAME) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA). MTBE and TAME are gasoline fuel additives while TBA is a breakdown product of MTBE as it degrades in the environment. These chemicals have been detected in groundwater that the City utilizes as its sole drinking water source.

Sampling of City groundwater monitoring wells and municipal wells is conducted to ensure that water quality meets State standards for publ...

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