04-0375R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CONSULTANT AGREEMENT WITH SJA ARCHITECTS FOR PROVIDING CERTAIN ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES TO THE CITY OF DULUTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMDC PARKING STRUCTURE AND RELATED SKYWALKS IN AN AMOUNT OF $671,311.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officers are hereby authorized to enter into a consultant agreement with SJA Architects for the sum of $671,311, from Fund 0435, Organization 4351 (parking ramp), for providing certain architectural and engineering services to the city of Duluth in connection with construction of the SMDC parking structure and related skywalks, said services and payment therefore to be substantially as outlined in the agreement on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. ______.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution would authorize a consultant agreement with SJA Architects for professional architectural and engineering services necessary for the design of the city owned, 1,000-car SMDC parking structure and related skywalks that would connect to the new SMDC Medical Center expansion, that is currently under construction. The SJA Architects fees, are in an amount of $671.311. The SJA design team was selected over three other design teams that were interviewed for this project. Construction for the ramp and skywalk projects are scheduled to commence in early 2005 and be completed in the spring of 2006 simultaneously with the opening of the SMDC medical center expansion.