Augusta Georgia Agenda Item
Commission Meeting Agenda
1/15/2013 5:00 PM
Proposal for a new Pedestrian Bridge connecting the Reynolds Street Parking Deck and the Trade, Exhibit and Event (TEE) Center


Department: Recreation, Parks and Facilities
Caption: Motion to approve an expenditure of SPLOST funds dedicated to the New TEE Center, in the amount of $891,561.00, for design, fabrication, installation and startup of all scope associated with the new Pedestrian Bridge.  (Approved by Public Services Committee December 10, 2012)  (No action in Commission meeting December 18, 2012)  (No recommendation by Public Services Committee January 7, 2013)
Background: The TEE Center construction is currently being managed by RW Allen. Under the approved Reynolds Street Parking Deck Management Agreement between Augusta Georgia and Augusta Riverfront LLC, the Pedestrian Bridge was included. RW Allen will be contracted to execute the Pedestrian Bridge scope.
Analysis: Approving expenditures for the new Pedestrian Bridge and a change to RW Allen’s Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract will move this effort forward without disrupting (demobilizing) the Construction Manager executing the TEE Center’s construction management.
Financial Impact: The cost for implementing the design, fabrication, installation and startup of the new Pedestrian Bridge is $991,561.00. Funding for this item is savings realized from the construction of the Reynolds Street Parking Deck.
Alternatives: 1. Approve execution of expenditures with RW Allen from savings realized for the construction of the Reynolds Street Parking Deck in the amount of 991,561.00, for design, fabrication, installation and startup of the Pedestrian Bridge. RW Allen is currently onsite completing construction of the new TEE Center. 2. Submit through normal Procurement bid process which will delay design, fabrication, construction and startup.
Recommendation: 1. Approve expenditure of SPLOST funds dedicated to the New TEE Center, and execute a change to the project’s GMP for the TEE Center in downtown Augusta. It is recommended that this scope be included in RW Allen’s contract
Funds are Available in the Following Accounts: GL 325-05-1120; JL 206-35-1102 GL 361-06-1120 GL 361-06-1130 Object Code: 54-13130
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