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File #: 21-6379    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an award on the basis of only bid to Environmental Southwest in the amount of $1,167,500 for tree planting and maintenance services for the Flood Control District for the period of December 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022, with four (4) one-year renewal options, subject to applicable bonds to be received (210352).
Attachments: 1. 21-6379 Award 210352 Environmental Southwest.pdf
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Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): 210352
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Environmental Southwest
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): 10%

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):

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Request for approval of an award on the basis of only bid to Environmental Southwest in the amount of $1,167,500 for tree planting and maintenance services for the Flood Control District for the period of December 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022, with four (4) one-year renewal options, subject to applicable bonds to be received (210352).
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Background and Discussion:

The District plants between 12,000 and 15,000 trees annually on District rights-of-way across Harris County. Trees are planted to fulfill construction permitting and mitigation requirements on District projects. The District has planted more than 300,000 trees over the past 20 years of this program.

Expected Impact:
Approval of this contract award will allow the District to continue to plant and maintain 12,000 and 15,000 trees each year. Trees provide community-wide benefits including reducing air and noise pollution, water conservation and wildlife protection and increase the beauty of urban areas. Trees also reduce mowing maintenance by shading out undesirable fast-growing weeds and help reduce erosion while also improving water infiltration and reducing storm water run-off.

Alternative Options:
Alternative options include choosing not to continue the tree planting program. The District would have to pursue alternative methods to plant the trees required for the permitting and mitigation of projects. This includes the hiring of additional personnel and the purchase of equipment to complete these projects.

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
X Flooding
X Environment
_ Governanc...

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