The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), acting through its designated administrator, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) has provided Category 2 HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant (SCRPG) for funding for the final design of West Livingston Street between Terry and Parramore Avenue in the amount of $204,400. Of the total funding amount, $147,600 is designated for the final design of West Livingston from Terry to Parramore Avenue and the remaining amount of $56,800 is allocated to fund the Barriers to Access Study for the Sunrail Stations at LYNX Central Station and Church Street Station.
The city sought professional engineering services by submitting a Request for Qualification Statements (RQS13-0536) on August 12th, 2013 for these services. The five member advisory committee shortlisted four firms on November 14, 2013. These four firms made presentations on December 11, 2013 with the committee recommending to council to commence with fee negotiations with Littlejohn Engineering. After City Council approval, fee negotiations began on February 2014, a scope and fee proposal was negotiated with Littlejohn Engineering for $225,093. Littlejohn Engineering has proposed 34.0% MBE and 6.6% WBE participation, details are available in the attached M/WBE Office analysis.
The two project initiatives are the final design of the West Livingston Street Extension between the new Terry Avenue (west of Creative Village) and Parramore Avenue approximately 700 feet in length and the Sunrail Church Street and Lynx Central Stations Barrier to access planning study.
The design for West Livingston includes the final design of the 700 foot section including roadway, storm water, lighting, signing and pavement markings, landscape architecture, and utility design. Included in the scope of the Barriers to Access study include evaluation of pedestrian routes, American with Disability Act (ADA) issues, bus routes, signage, lighting levels, bicycle access, traffic signal issues and psychological barriers.
Authorize the Chief Procurement Officer to execute a contract with Littlejohn Engineering Associates, for a fee of $225,092.54, for the City's West Livingston Street Extension and the Sunrail Church Street Station and Lynx Central Stations Barriers to Access Study, RQS13-0536, subject to review and approval of the City Attorney's office.