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File #: 22-4486    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/21/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action:
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., in the amount of $750,000, to create a standard cost estimating methodology from an engineering perspective to enhance the District's long-range project planning and enhance the cost estimating process for all projects executed for and by the District. (Bond ID Z-03, Project ID Z100-00-00-Y133, Agreement No. 2022-169, Countywide). MWDBE Contracted Goal: 25%
Attachments: 1. 080222 AGMT BURNS MCDONNELL 2022-169 CW backup
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Department: Flood Control District
Department Head/Elected Official: Tina Petersen, Ph.D., P.E., Executive Director

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Award

Project ID (if applicable): Z100-00-00-Y133
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 25%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal is not 0% and is listed above

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of an agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., in the amount of $750,000, to create a standard cost estimating methodology from an engineering perspective to enhance the District's long-range project planning and enhance the cost estimating process for all projects executed for and by the District. (Bond ID Z-03, Project ID Z100-00-00-Y133, Agreement No. 2022-169, Countywide). MWDBE Contracted Goal: 25%
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Background and Discussion:
In efforts to continuously improve standard processes for project budgeting, this effort would enhance current
estimating procedures using Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Institute (AACEi) recommended practices, starting with conceptual planning of projects, carrying through to project implementation, and finish with the determination of expected maintenance costs associated with project completion.

Expected Impact:
Expected outcome of the work product would be enhanced standards of estimating processes, training of
District personnel, and documentation and forms to facilitate the enhanced estimating process across all
District divisions through software platforms. Additionally, this enhanced process would be a basis of an effort
to redefine estimates of District projects for a better forecast of schedule and costs.

Alternative Options:
The alternative would be to select another firm for this assignment which would result in a de...

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