(A resolution providing for the exemption of a personal services contract with CH2M Hill for professional engineering services)
WHEREAS, the City Council is the local contract review board for the City of Hood River;
WHEREAS, pursuant to HRMC 2.32.060, personal services contracts for engineering services valued at over $5,000 must be procured based on a solicitation of offers;
WHEREAS, CH2M Hill previously contracted with the City to evaluate the odor control options for the City’s waste water treatment plant, and presented a draft report dated April 12, 2007, in which it presented an odor control project;
WHEREAS, the City Council determined that the City should pursue the odor control project and is now in need of professional engineering services for the pre-design phase of the odor control project;
WHEREAS, it would be more cost effective and would result in savings for the City to retain the services of a professional engineer with familiarity of the project, requirements, and conditions and CH2M Hill has such familiarity;
WHEREAS, favoritism will not be encouraged or competition diminished because of the limited scope of this exemption;
WHEREAS, the City Council should grant an exemption from HRMC 2.32.060 for a contract for professional engineering services with CH2M Hill to undertake the pre-design phase of the odor control project.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
The contract for engineering services with CH2M Hill to undertake the pre-design phase of the odor control project is exempt from the procurement requirements of HRMC 2.32.060 and the City Engineer is authorized to enter into a contract for professional engineering services with CH2M Hill for the pre-design phase of the odor control project for the waste water treatment plant, as set forth in CH2M Hill’s report referenced above. The authorized estimated cost of the pre-design phase of the project is $30,000 to $40,000.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the ____ day of ______________, 2007, to take effect immediately.
Linda Streich, Mayor
Jill Rommel, City Recorder