THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE DIVISION RECOMMEND APPROVAL.
This item supports the County’s Value of encouraging investment in renewable energy, sustainable practices and environmental protection; and the goal to 1) Proactively lead in the planning, design and construction of projects to support community resilience and climate adaptation by ensuring that publicly accessible beaches are sufficient in dimension (i.e. >75 feet in width) to provide storm protection, recreational opportunities, and sea turtle nesting habitat.
This amendment is to provide continued biological monitoring services for permit required coral relocation and biological monitoring for the Segment II Shore Protection Project. These services are described in greater detail below. The original procurement and project were planned for a joint nourishment of Segment II and III at the same time. However, due to environmental concerns in Segment II, resource agencies required construction of Segment III in 2005-06 with monitoring of performance prior to initiating construction of the Segment II project. Section 6.1 of the original agreement provides that the County and Consultant may negotiate additional scopes of services, compensation, time of performance and other related matters for future phases of Project.
The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) originally established a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) participation for this Agreement. Participation for this project was originally set at 10% MBE - Black, 5% MBE – Hispanic, and 5% Women owned. These were consolidated to 20% overall participation after the assigned MBE-B owned firm, Miami NDT, Inc. went out of business. Since the OESBD program changed, Nova Southeastern University has voluntarily agreed to a 20% County Business Enterprise (CBE) participation. For the Fourth Amendment Nova Southeastern University committed to utilizing their CBE subcontractors for 20% of the project’s work. During the Sixth Amendments’ term Nova Southeastern University attained 28% CBE participation. The proposed Seventh Amendment will maintain a 20% CBE Goal.
The agreement history is provided as Exhibit 4.
Seventh Amendment Summary (This Amendment):
Amendment Amount: $3,364,077.54
Amended Total Agreement: $14,519,154.54
Type of Compensation: Maximum Contract Not to Exceed
Summary of Tasks:
Coral Community Analysis
Nearshore Hardbottom Transects
Segment II and III Nearshore Hardbottom Edge Survey
Nearshore Hardbottom Transects Survey
Segment II and III Nearshore Hardbottom Transects Site Installation
Pre-construction Biological Assessment of Project Area
Coral Relocation Site Survey
Coral Relocation Contingency – Authorization Withheld
Listed Species Survey
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate Post-Construction Edge Mapping
Post-construction Permanent 150-m Shore Perpendicular Transect Monitoring
Three-Month Post-construction Sediment Only Transect Monitoring
Six-Month Post-construction Sediment Only Transect Monitoring
Three-Month Post-construction Sediment Only Transect Monitoring – Authorization Withheld
Six-Month Post-construction Sediment Only Transect Monitoring – Authorization Withheld
Relocated Coral Monitoring
Immediate Post-construction Mitigation Reef Monitoring
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate 1-Year Edge Mapping
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate 2-Year Edge Mapping
2-Year Post-construction Mitigation Reef Monitoring
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate 3-Year Edge Mapping
3-Year Post-construction Mitigation Reef Monitoring
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate 4-Year Edge Mapping
Nearshore Hardbottom Immediate 5-Year Edge Mapping
5-Year Post-construction Mitigation Reef Monitoring
On November 23, 2015, negotiation meetings were held for the Seventh Amendment. The meetings were attended by representatives from Nova Southeastern University and representatives from the offices of the County Attorney, the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, and the Purchasing Division. Office of Economic and Small Business Development reviewed the amendment and maintained the OESBD goal.
This item has been reviewed has been reviewed and approved as to form by the Office of the County Attorney.