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File #: 22-5170    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Renewal Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of a renewal option with Environmental Southwest for tree planting and maintenance services for the Flood Control District for the period of December 1, 2022 - November 30, 2023 at a cost of $1,255,891, and for the County Clerk to execute any applicable bonds to be received (210352).
Attachments: 1. 22-5170 Renewal- Environmental Southwest
Department: Purchasing
Department Head/Elected Official: DeWight Dopslauf

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Renewal

Project ID: 210352
Job No.: 210352
Vendor/Entity Legal Name: Environmental Southwest

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): 10%
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request for approval of a renewal option with Environmental Southwest for tree planting and maintenance services for the Flood Control District for the period of December 1, 2022 - November 30, 2023 at a cost of $1,255,891, and for the County Clerk to execute any applicable bonds to be received (210352).
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Background and Discussion: The District plants between 12,000 and 15,000 trees annually on District rights-of-way across Harris County. Trees are planted to fulfill construction permitting and mitigation requirements on District projects. The District has planted more than 300,000 trees over the past 20 years of this program.

Expected Impact: Approval of this contract renewal will allow the District to continue to plant and maintain 12,000 and 15,000 trees each year. Trees provide community-wide benefits including reducing air and noise pollution, water conservation and wildlife protection and increase the beauty of urban areas. Trees also reduce mowing maintenance by shading out undesirable fast-growing weeds and help reduce erosion while also improving water infiltration and reducing storm water run-off.

Alternative Options: Alternative options include choosing not to continue the tree planting program. The District would have to pursue alternative methods to plant the trees required for the permitting and mitigation of projects. This includes the hiring of additional personnel and the purchase of equipment to complete these projects.

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Op...

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