BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, the city of Duluth must construct a sanitary sewer storage basin upstream of the Endion pumping station to eliminate sanitary sewer overflow from the Lakeside interceptor.
The city of Duluth desires to develop plans and specifications for the construction of a facility to store sanitary sewer overflows along the Lakeside interceptor.
The city desires to hire a consulting engineer to provide the engineering services required for the design and construction administration for the facility.
MSA Professional Services, Inc., in conjunction with Brown and Caldwell, Inc., has submitted a proposal for engineering services in connection with this project.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with MSA Professional Services, Inc., to provide the city with such engineering services, and that the cost of said engineering services, estimated at $482,609, is payable from the Sewer Construction Bond Fund 0531, Department/Agency 500, Object 5532; City Job No. 0558SN.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize contracting with MSA Professional Services, Inc., for engineering services relative to the design and construction of a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) storage facility along the Lakeside interceptor. The city of Duluth is undertaking a long term program to eliminate and manage sanitary sewer overflows. Construction of the Lakeside SSO facility is needed to accommodate peak wet weather flows. In procuring the services of a design consultant, a request for qualifications (RFQ/request for proposal (RFP) was used. Four firms were invited to submit RFQ/RFPs. Two firms submitted RFQ/RFPs. Each firm was evaluated based on the project criteria given in the request for proposals. The firm selected as the most qualified to design and provide construction administration for the Lakeside interceptor storage facility is the MSA Professional Services, Inc., and Brown and Caldwell, Inc., team. Key factors contributing to their selection were their alternative approach to siting the basin, their experience in having provided the engineering services for the city’s last two storage facilities (Dodge Street pumping station and LS #1 storage facility), and their cost/hour proposal was lowest.