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File #: 21-6526    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 11/30/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of a contract amendment with Ship Channel Constructors, LLC, a limited liability company the members of which are Traylor Bros., Inc. and Zachry Construction Corporation, for construction of the ship channel bridge replacement project to increase the contract value by a not-to-exceed amount of $291,500,000 and to update necessary contract documents associated with this amendment. The majority of this increase impacts in FY 26-28.
Attachments: 1. 21-6526 01.2 - Contract Amendment SCB-345 - SCC (partially executed).pdf
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Department: Toll Road Authority
Department Head/Elected Official: Roberto Trevi?o, P.E., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

Project ID (if applicable): Contract 345; Job Number 17/0028
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Ship Channel Constructors, LLC
MWDBE Participation (if applicable): N/A

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a contract amendment with Ship Channel Constructors, LLC, a limited liability company the members of which are Traylor Bros., Inc. and Zachry Construction Corporation, for construction of the ship channel bridge replacement project to increase the contract value by a not-to-exceed amount of $291,500,000 and to update necessary contract documents associated with this amendment. The majority of this increase impacts in FY 26-28.
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Background and Discussion:
On January 9, 2018, Commissioners Court approved a low bid construction contract with Ship Channel Constructors, LLC (SCC) for the construction of twin bridges over the Houston Ship Channel for the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement project. This original contract was based on a concrete-material design by FIGG Bridge Engineers.

In November 2018, the National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) released a preliminary report on the collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge. The report alleged that flaws FIGG Bridge Engineers' design contributed to the accident.

In March 2019, in light of the NTSB report, Commissioners Court approved an independent engineering review of FIGG's original project design for the ship channel bridge replacement. In January 2020, based on preliminary findings by the independent engineering review as well as NTSB's November 2019 final report and FHWA's December 2019 support of NTSB's analysis, HCTRA paused construction on certain aspects on the bridge replacement project due to concerns about FIGG's design. The...

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