Agenda Item   

AGENDA STAFF REPORT

 

                                                                                                                        ASR Control  14-001624

 

MEETING DATE:

11/25/14

legal entity taking action:

Board of Supervisors

board of supervisors district(s):

2, 3

SUBMITTING Agency/Department:

OC Waste & Recycling   (Approved)

Department contact person(s):

Dylan Wright (714) 834-4122 

 

 

Jeff Southern (949) 551-7102

 

 

Subject:  Agreement for Archaeological, Paleontological, and Biological Services

 

      ceo CONCUR

County Counsel Review

Clerk of the Board

Concur

Approved Agreement to Form

Consent Calendar

 

 

3 Votes Board Majority

 

 

 

    Budgeted: Yes

Current Year Cost: $85,000

Annual Cost:
FY 2015-16 $82,500
FY 2016-17 $82,500

 

 

 

    Staffing Impact: No

# of Positions:

Sole Source: N/A

    Current Fiscal Year Revenue: N/A

  Funding Source: OC Waste & Recycling Enterprise Fund 299: 100%

County Audit in last 3 years: No

 

 

    Prior Board Action: 8/19/2014 #28

 

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

 

1.

Find that the subject activity is not a project within the meaning of CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 and is therfore not a subject to review under CEQA.

 

2.

Approve Agreement MA-299-15010829 with BonTerra Psomas to provide archaeological, paleontological and biological services at Central Region Landfills effective November 25, 2014 through November 24, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $250,000, per Board policy.

 

3.

Authorize the Chair of the Board to execute the Agreement MA-299-15010829.

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY:

 

Approval of Agreement MA-299-15010829 with BonTerra Psomas for a three-year term in an amount not to exceed $250,000 to provide archaeological, paleontological, and biological services will support continued landfill operations and compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements at Central Region Landfills.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

OC Waste & Recycling is responsible for managing the County's solid waste disposal system including Central Regions Landfills that consist of the active Frank R. Bowerman (FRB) Landfill and five closed solid waste disposal sites. The FRB Landfill was opened in 1990 to meet the solid waste disposal needs of the central portion of Orange County.

 

Approval of Agreement MA-299-15010829 with BonTerra Psomas to provide specialized archaeological, paleontological and biological services is recommended to maintain continued landfill operations and compliance with State and Federal regulations at Central Region Landfills.

 

On August 19, 2014 your Board selected BonTerra Psomas as the primary Architect-Engineer (A-E) firm to provide archaeological, paleontological and biological services at Central Region Landfills and authorized OC Waste & Recycling to negotiate an agreement for your Board's approval.  OC Waste & Recycling successfully negotiated the recommended Agreement MA-299-15010829 with BonTerra Psomas which will provide OC Waste & Recycling with technical expertise necessary to address current and future technical challenges.  A-E services will include, but are not limited to: conducting biological surveys, coordinating with resource agencies, monitoring endangered plants and species or mitigation sites, developing performance monitoring reports, and preparing landfill related permit applications and supportive documentation.  A copy of the recommended Agreement is on file at the office of the Clerk of the Board.

 

Compliance with CEQA:  This action is not a project within the meaning of CEQA Guidelines Section 15378 and is therefore not subject to CEQA, since it does not have the potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.  The approval of this agenda item does not commit the County to a definite course of action in regard to a project since the activity is the awarding of a contract only.  This proposed activity is therefore not subject to CEQA.  Any future action connected to this approval that constitutes a project will be reviewed for compliance with CEQA.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

 

Sufficient appropriations for this contract are included in the FY 2014-15 budget. Appropriations for subsequent years will be included as part of the budget process for future years.

 

 

STAFFING IMPACT:

 

N/A

 

 

ATTACHMENT(S):

 

Attachment A - Agreement MA-299-15010829