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File #: 2018-903   
Title: Contracts with Contingency Component - Update
Attachments: 1. Att 1 - Contingency Status for Active Projects, 2. Att 2 - Completed Projects with Contingencies
TO: City Council

FROM: Drew Corbett, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Public Works Department

MEETING DATE: Monday, January 07, 2019

Contracts with Contingency Component - Update

Receive the report on contingency fund expenditures for the period from July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2018, and approve an additional $3,000 contingency for the 39th Avenue Reconstruction Project.
The City Council has awarded contracts and authorized contingency funds to allow flexibility by the Department Director to authorize additional work or change orders up to the approved contingency amount. The contingency amount is typically 10% of the total contract. This approach allows projects to continue without having to return to the City Council for approval of change orders.

The current report shows all active contracts citywide with contingencies greater than $25,000 awarded from July 1, 2015 through October 31, 2018. This report also includes an attachment that shows completed projects with contingencies from this same period. These updates are provided three times annually at a City Council meeting in January, May, and September.

During the preparation of this report, it was discovered that change orders for the 39th Avenue Reconstruction Project exceeded the $70,000 contingency by $2,702. The project is complete, and there will be no additional expenditures. Staff requests approval for an additional $3,000 contingency to conclude this project.

Sufficient funds are available in the 39th Avenue Reconstruction Project (467774) for the additional $3,000 contingency.

The remainder of this item is an informational update with no budget impact. Sufficient funds have been allocated to each of the contracts including the contingency amounts.

This item is being presented for informational purposes only and is therefore not a project subject to CEQA review.


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