The County of Santa Clara
California

Construction Document
90348

Approve an increase in the Supplemental Work Allowance (SWA) for the Muriel Wright Ranch Campus Building Renovations project (Capital Project No. 263-CP17014), Contract No. 17-21, awarded to D.L. Falk Construction, Inc., increasing the SWA by $200,000 from $429,400 to $629,400, for a new total contract encumbrance of $4,923,400.

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Department:Facilities and Fleet DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Construction Contracts

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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

Funding for the increased SWA is already available in Capital Project No. 263-CP17014.

CONTRACT HISTORY

On June 20, 2017, Item 135, the Board of Supervisors awarded D.L. Falk Construction, Inc. a construction contract for the project in the amount of $4,294,000, with an additional encumbrance of $429,400 for a SWA and a total encumbrance of $4,723,400. The SWA was allocated to pay for change orders resulting from unknown conditions, differing site conditions, and design errors.

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

The projects initial scope of work included renovating the floor area by upgrading the existing commercial kitchen, constructing a new residential kitchen, improving the heating and ventilation systems, enhancing the commercial laundry area, bringing the facility up to current building and American Disability Act (ADA) codes, improving building exteriors and landscaping, and enhancing the interior with softer architectural finishes and furnishings.

During the project, unforeseen asbestos was encountered in and removed from Dorm A, Dorm B, and the main administration building. In addition, the occupants requested the installation of fencing around the facility and security measures including the installation of a security surveillance system and security access. To complete the requested work, the SWA needs to be increased by $200,000.

CHILD IMPACT

This action will have no/neutral impact on children or youth.

SENIOR IMPACT

This action will have no/neutral impact on seniors.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

This action will have positive sustainability implications. Facility improvements will incorporate energy efficiency and resource conservation design thereby preserving resources.

BACKGROUND

The Muriel Wright Campus was originally designed and used as a minimum-security detention and rehabilitation facility with a positive reinforcement program.  The County is changing the use of the facility to provide residential behavioral health and substance abuse counseling, for both patients from the community as well as inmates upon their release.

In May 2015 a building assessment for the Muriel Wright facility was completed that identified the changes to the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection systems that were needed to make the facility ready for its new intended purpose, along with any required ADA mandated upgrades.  The Facilities and Fleet Department and their architectural-engineering consultant worked with both Health and Hospital Mental Health and Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation staff to review the existing floor space and make necessary modifications.

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The increase to the SWA would not be approved at this time.

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

Notify Jingna Zhang, Rudy Castelo, and Sherry Ferguson of FAF.

Meeting History

Mar 20, 2018 9:30 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Ken Yeager, Supervisor
SECONDER:Mike Wasserman, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian