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File #: 18-1064    Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready - Administrative Business
File created: 11/29/2018 In control: Special City Council
On agenda: 4/24/2019 Final action: 4/24/2019
Title: Report regarding a resolution approving a consulting services agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc. of Walnut Creek, California for the WQCP Switchgear & Cogeneration Controls Upgrade Project (Project No. ss1705) in an amount not to exceed $504,616, authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement, and authorizing a total design agreement budget of $555,000. (Brian Schumacker, Plant Superintendent and Peter Vorametsanti, Consultant)
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Vicinity Map WQCP Switchgears, 2. Attachment 2 - Interview Evaluation, 3. Attachment 3 - Kennedy Jenks Project Team Sheet, 4. Attachment 4 - Kennedy Jenks Firm Experience, 5. Attachment 5 - Switchgear Project - Rendering
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Report regarding a resolution approving a consulting services agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc. of Walnut Creek, California for the WQCP Switchgear & Cogeneration Controls Upgrade Project (Project No. ss1705) in an amount not to exceed $504,616, authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement, and authorizing a total design agreement budget of $555,000. (Brian Schumacker, Plant Superintendent and Peter Vorametsanti, Consultant)

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Staff recommends that the City Council adopt a resolution approving a consulting services agreement with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc. of Walnut Creek, California for the WQCP Switchgear & Cogeneration Controls Upgrade Project (Project No. ss1705) in an amount not to exceed $504,616, authorizing the City Manager to execute the agreement, and authorizing a total design agreement budget of $555,000.

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BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION
Modern wastewater treatment plants rely on complex electronics and controls such as automatic switchgears and motor control centers (MCC). Most of the Plant's switchgear and MCC electrical components are over 25 years old and have reached the end of their design life. Manufactures design these types of electrical components to last fifteen to twenty five years depending on manufacture support and parts availability. The electronic controls technology is becoming outdated, safety standards have improved, and the components have experienced normal wear and tear, which increases the frequency of maintenance needs.

In 2017, Plant Management completed a plant electrical systems condition assessment. The condition assessment determined that, for reliability and operational cost effectiveness, Plant's major electrical components should be replaced. The electrical components in need of replacement include the plants original main power service (1950's vintage), upgrading and adding circuit breakers to the switchboards, upgrading and interconnecting se...

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