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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 approved for term 11/01/2021 - 10/31/2022

 

Location:

Address (if applicable): N/A

Precinct(s): Countywide

 

Fiscal and Personnel Summary

Service Name

Supply of Various Species of Seed and Related Items for Harris County Flood Control District

 

SFY 22

FY 23

Next 3 FYs

Incremental Expenditures (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Labor Expenditures

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$

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Non-Labor Expenditures

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Total Incremental Expenditures

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Funding Sources (do NOT write values in thousands or millions)

Existing Budget

Tax Revenue - FCD

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$175,000.00

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$

$

$

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$

$

$

Total Current Budget

$

$175,000.00

$

Additional Budget Requested

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$

$

$

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$

$

$

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$

$

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Total Additional Budget Requested

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$

$

Total Funding Sources

$

$175,000.00

$

Personnel (Fill out section only if requesting new PCNs)

Current Position Count for Service

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Additional Positions Requested

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Total Personnel

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Anticipated Court Date: 08/02/2022

Anticipated Implementation Date (if different from Court date): November 01, 2022

Emergency/Disaster Recovery Note: Not an emergency, disaster, or COVID-19 related item

Contact(s) name, title, department: John Watson, Manager, FMT; Jeff Jowell, Turf Management Coordinator, FMT; Lyndsey Bars, Senior Buyer, Purchasing

Attachments (if applicable): Purchasing memo dated June 28, 2022

                                                                    Vendor Performance Document