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File #: ID 20-0124    Version: 1 Name: Freese Valve Criticality
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020 Final action: 2/18/2020
Title: Resolution Approving a Contract in the Amount of $198,000 with Freese and Nichols, Inc. for Water Valve Criticality Assessment Engineering Services
Indexes: All Districts, WR Contracts
Attachments: 1. Freese Secretary of State.pdf, 2. Final Scope of Work Greensboro Valve Criticality Assessment-Freese.pdf, 3. MWBE Memo for On-Call Water Valve Criticality Assessment.pdf, 4. 20-0124 RES Freese and Nichols Valve Criticality.pdf

Title
Resolution Approving a Contract in the Amount of $198,000 with Freese and Nichols, Inc. for Water Valve Criticality Assessment Engineering Services

Body
Council Priority: Maintain Infrastructure & Provide Sustainable Growth Opportunities

Department: Water Resources
Council District: All

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Michael Borchers, 373-2494
Contact 2 and Phone: Kristine Williams, 373-2556

PURPOSE:
Freese and Nichols, Inc. is being requested to provide water valve criticality assessments for the water distribution system. City Council approval of a contract in the amount of $198,000 is requested.

BACKGROUND:
The Engineering Division works to prioritize and maintain infrastructure assets in the City through analysis of water distribution system data and applied engineering principles. The data collected through water distribution modeling, operational workorders, and historical databases is used to make data driven decisions about renewal and replacement of infrastructure assets. It is important for the City to determine water valve criticality and understand the impacts that a failed asset may have on the system. This knowledge helps staff to implement proactive programs to minimize water interruptions to customers during emergency repairs. Through this contract with Freese and Nichols, Inc. the vendor will help support the City through water distribution modeling, asset inventory data improvements, and prioritizing asset maintenance and replacement through a criticality analysis of water valves in the distribution system. This work is needed for support of the valve maintenance program and operations of the distribution system.

Freese and Nichols, Inc, a current Water Distribution and Sewer Collections design services on-call consultant, has expertise in water distribution modeling and experience in modeling and criticality analysis for a large variety of clients. For this contract, the project team ...

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