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File #: 22-5289    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of an agreement with Atkins North America, Inc., in the amount of $400,000, to provide engineering services for a feasibility study on HCFCD Unit W157-00-00 and its tributaries. (Buffalo Bayou Watershed, Bond ID F-79, Project ID W157-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-137, Precinct 4, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 0% - Specialized, Technical, or Unique in Nature).
Attachments: 1. 091322 AGMT ATKINS 2022-137 PCT 4 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): W157-00-00-P001
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Atkins North America, Inc.

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 0%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
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 Atkins North America, Inc., in the amount of $400,000, to provide engineering services for a feasibility study on HCFCD Unit W157-00-00 and its tributaries. (Buffalo Bayou Watershed, Bond ID F-79, Project ID W157-00-00-P001, Agreement No. 2022-137, Precinct 4, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 0% - Specialized, Technical, or Unique in Nature).
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Background and Discussion:
The W157 study area was heavily affected by Harvey flooding, which according to the HCFCD flooded structures database had impacted structures well outside of the 500-year floodplain as part of the widespread flooding that occurred during and post Harvey near the confluence of W100 and W157 at Beltway 8. There were reports of roadway inaccessibility at intersections along the Beltway feeders at Westheimer and Briar Forest during Harvey. During the alternative selection process, if there are low hanging fruit solutions to resolve these external roadway accessibility issues, coordination with HCTRA, CoH (for Briar Forest) and TxDOT (for Westheimer) may be needed.

Expected Impact:
There are almost 600 reported flooded structures, about 380 FEMA claims and 60 repetitive losses in the drainage area of W157-00-00, the causes of flooding for each would need to be determined and appropriate improvement options identified in order to plan and implement effective flood reduction measures.

Alternative Options:
Studying W157-00-00 will ...

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