00-0647R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROPER CITY OFFICIALS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH LHB ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS, INC., TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND UTILITIES, ESTIMATED AT $402,127.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to provide a new 16 inch gas main from TBS1A to 51st Avenue West and Bristol Street; and

WHEREAS, the city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the engineering sertvices required for the design, specification, layout, right-of-way, cost estimate, permitting and construction engineering; and

WHEREAS, LHB Engineering and Architects, Inc., has submitted a proposal for such services in connection with this project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with LHB Engineers and Architects, Inc., to provide the city with such engineering services.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $402,127, will be payable from the Gas Bond Fund 521, Dept./Agency 900, Object 5532.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of professional engineering services from LHB Engineers and Architects, Inc., to be paid from Fund 521, Agency 900, Object 5532. LHB Engineers and Architects, Inc., will provide professional engineering services for the design and construction phases of this project, extension of the gas main 16 inch steel from TBS1A to 51st Avenue West and Bristol Street. Fourteen firms were sent request for qualifications. Upon review, four of the firms were sent request for proposals. Three firms responded with proposals. Two firms were interviewed (one declined) and LHB Architects and Engineers, Inc., was chosen by committee and interview process. The budget amount for this project is $402,127. The uncommitted amount in Object 5532 is $1,525,954. Bid No. 00-0448A