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File #: 22-4341    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of a renewal option with Wildseed Farms, Inc for supply of various species of seed and related items for the Flood Control District for the period of November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2023, at a cost of $175,000 (210279).
Attachments: 1. 22-4341 Renewal Job No. 210279 Wildseed Farms, Inc..pdf
Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

Project ID (if applicable): 210279
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Wildseed Farms, Inc

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 0%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: 0% - Non-Divisible

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a renewal option with Wildseed Farms, Inc for supply of various species of seed and related items for the Flood Control District for the period of November 1, 2022 - October 31, 2023, at a cost of $175,000 (210279).
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Background and Discussion:
The District's wildflower planting program has been funded annually for more than 20 years. The purpose of the program is to beautify the channels and detention basins that are frequently used by citizens for public space and outdoor education. In addition, the early season blooming flowers allow the District to bypass mowing those areas to reduce mowing costs, improve soil conditions and to increase the species diversity of the vegetation.

Expected Impact:
Approval of this contract renewal will allow the District to purchase approximately 4,000 pounds of wildflower seed for the upcoming seeding season and allow the District to move forward with the sites chosen for this year's program. By seeding these areas in the winter, the surrounding communities will be able to enjoy the blooming wildflowers during late spring and early summer months.

Alternative Options:
Alternative options include choosing not to continue with the wildflower planting program as a whole or pairing back the program.

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

Prior Court Action (if any):
Date
Agenda Item #
Action Taken
259
10/26/2021
Award...

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