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File #: AGR0823-22    Version: 1
Type: General Services Agreement Status: Consent
File created: 2/14/2022 In control: County Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 11/29/2022 Final action:
Title: Approval of Services Agreement No. AGR23-917 with DUB-L-EE, LLC in the amount of $500,000, plus applicable gross receipts tax, for the purpose of On-Call and Emergency Utility Repair Services
Presenters: Jack Richardson; Clay Moseley
Indexes (Council Goals): * 2021 Council Goal - Investing in Infrastructure, DPU FY2022 - 1.0 Provide Safe and Reliable Utility Services
Attachments: 1. A - AGR23-917 Dub-L-EE_FINAL
Related files: AGR0823-22a
Title

Approval of Services Agreement No. AGR23-917 with DUB-L-EE, LLC in the amount of $500,000, plus applicable gross receipts tax, for the purpose of On-Call and Emergency Utility Repair Services

Recommended Action

I move that the County Council approve Services Agreement No. AGR23-917 with DUB-L-EE, LLC in the amount of $500,000, plus applicable gross receipts tax, for the purpose of On-Call and Emergency Utility Repair Services.

Utilities Manager Recommendation

The Utilities Manager recommends that the County Council approve the motion as presented.

Board, Commission or Committee Recommendation

The Board of Public Utilities approved this agreement at their regular meeting of November 16, 2022 and recommends that Council approve the motion as presented.

Body

The GWS Operations Division of the DPU has been chronically short-staffed and has experienced an unprecedented level of staff turn-over during this past year.  Qualified certified operators have been especially hard hit and are particularly difficult to replace, resulting in a shortage of these key personnel to cover crew stand-by 24 hours-7days a week.  To shore-up the situation, DPU staff is requesting the procurement of services by DUB-L-EE, LLC, who is fully qualified to perform repairs and O&M on gas, water, and wastewater collection utilities, including steel gas pipeline, as required by law.  In the event that GWS O&M staff is not able to cover emergency situations in-house, or needs assistance with O&M repairs, a task order can be drafted for DUB-L-EE to perform a part, or all of the necessary work.

Alternatives

County Council could reject the Services Agreement and rely solely on DPU GWS Operations staff to cover emergency situations on top of their regular O&M workload.  Please keep in mind that we are heading into winter with a critical shortage of the more experienced operators and pipefitters.

Fiscal and Staff Impact

The GWS budget is sufficient to cover a...

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