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File #: 22-4488    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: 8/2/2022
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with LJA Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $600,000, for engineering services to provide a feasibility study in support of channel improvements in Unit H102-00-00 and its tributaries. (Hunting Bayou Watershed, Bond ID CI-59, Project ID H102-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-124, Precincts 1 and 2). Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: 0% - Specialized, Technical, or Unique in Nature.
Attachments: 1. 080222 AGMT LJA 2022-124 PCT 1 and 2 backup
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): H102-00-00-P001
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): LJA Engineering, Inc.

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 0%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): 0%
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: 0% - Specialized, Technical, or Unique in Nature

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of an agreement with LJA Engineering, Inc., in the amount of $600,000, for engineering services to provide a feasibility study in support of channel improvements in Unit H102-00-00 and its tributaries. (Hunting Bayou Watershed, Bond ID CI-59, Project ID H102-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-124, Precincts 1 and 2). Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: 0% - Specialized, Technical, or Unique in Nature.
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Background and Discussion:
Please note that the consultant LJA Engineering was selected and approved by the Precinct to enter into negotiation of agreement with. Unfortunately, LJA is not a MWDBE firm. Due to the nature of this feasibility study which is primarily involving hydrology and hydraulics modeling, there are limited scope and budget items available to sub-consult to MWDBE firms. The areas along Hunting Bayou tributary H102-00-00 have experienced significant flooding in the past and require thoughtful examination of flooding causes and applicable solutions. The neighborhoods south of IH10 along this tributary of Hunting Bayou are urban and densely populated with older (post WWII) homes where substantial upgrades to the secondary drainage system in addition to channel improvements may be necessary to reduce flooding entirely. Impacted neighborhoods north of IH 10 were developed in the late 70's and early 80's and may not require the same amount of secondary drainage system improvement as those neigh...

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