Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority Agenda Report
Date: April 10, 2014 Item No: 1.
Executive Director Cullem
Receive, discuss, revise, and approve the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Scope of Work for a Value Engineering (VE) Study of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP)
It is recommended that the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority (MPRWA) approve the RFP and scope of work for a VE study of Cal-Am’s Desal facility 30% design.
Section II of the Amended and Restated Agreement to form the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Governance Committee defines “Value Engineer” as, “The professional engineer(s) to be retained by, or to consult with, Cal-Am to perform a value engineering analysis for the Desalination Project to potentially lower the costs of, or maximize the value of, the Desalination Project to Cal-Am’s ratepayers, including matters concerning the cost effectiveness, performance, reliability, quality, safety, durability, effectiveness, or other desirable characteristics of the Desalination Project”. At its meeting of March 31, 2014, the Governance Committee voted to advertise, select, and award a contract for a VE study on Cal Am’s Desal project at the 30% design level, per Section V. of the Governance Committee Agreement. The Governance agreement currently allows the Committee to select the VE consultant, but it will be modified to have the Committee advertise and award the contract in lieu of Cal Am doing so. Since the Governance Committee has no way to award contracts, and since time is of the essence, the Water Authority has been requested to advertise the RFP. Following approval by the Governance Committee, the Authority will select the consultant, and award a contract. An initial draft RFP and Scope of Work for the VE study was prepared by Cal-Am before a decision was made by the Governance Committee to take responsibility for the contract. Accordingly, the initial draft was substantially revised by the Water Authority staff to incorporate issues of concern to the Authority and to the public, and to insure it conformance with public contracting requirements. It was reviewed by the TAC on April 7
, and the TAC’s suggestions have been included in the final RFP.