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File #: 22-5571    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memorandum of Understanding Status: Passed
File created: 9/6/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request for approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Merchants Bonding Company (Mutual) and Merchants National Bonding, Inc. (collectively, "Merchants") in connection with Gessner Road from West Road to Beltway 8, Job No. 20/0362, UPIN 18104MF0R801, Precinct 1, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 0% (project was awarded prior to launch of County's M/WBE Program).
Attachments: 1. 22-5571 MOU - 20-0362 Gessner Rd.pdf
Department: County Engineer
Department Head/Elected Official: Milton Rahman, PhD, P.E., PMP, CFM, County Engineer

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Memorandum of Understanding

Project ID (if applicable): Job No. 20/0362
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): Merchants Bonding Company (Mutual) and Merchants National
Bonding, Inc. (collectively, "Merchants")

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 0%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): 0%
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 Memorandum of Understanding with Merchants Bonding Company (Mutual) and Merchants National Bonding, Inc. (collectively, "Merchants") in connection with Gessner Road from West Road to Beltway 8, Job No. 20/0362, UPIN 18104MF0R801, Precinct 1, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 0% (project was awarded prior to launch of County's M/WBE Program).
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Background and Discussion:

Project includes improvements to Gessner Road between West Road and Beltway 8 to include the construction of a 4-lane concrete boulevard section with appropriate drainage system. The original construction contract for this project was between Harris County and Burnside Services, Inc. As of May 25, 2022, the surety, Merchants, has assumed the role of the contractor for the completion of the project. This Memorandum of Understanding provides a reference document useful to both parties as understanding of expectation regarding the completion of emergency work under the management of the surety.

Expected Impact:

Approval of this document allows both Harris County and the surety a reference for expectations regarding the emergency work with regards to this project. The scope of this emergency work was identified by the Engineer of Record and confirmed by the Harris County Flood Control District as work of an emergent nature that should be completed prior to that of the remainder ...

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