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File #: ID19-1923    Version: 3 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Continued in Council
File created: 6/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/15/2019 Final action: 9/9/2021
Title: Approve a requirements contract to Sequoia Western, in an amount not to exceed $350,000 for weed and public nuisance abatement services.
Sponsors: City Attorney's Office, Code Enforcement Division
Attachments: 1. Attachment A Bid Evaluation - list of proposers, 2. Attachment B Rate Comparison Abatement Services
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL



August 15, 2019


FROM: DOUGLAS SLOAN, City Attorney
City Attorney's Office

BY: TIMOTHY BURNS, Manager
Code Enforcement Division

RICHARD SALINAS, Senior Community Revitalization Specialist
Code Enforcement Division

SUBJECT
Title

Approve a requirements contract to Sequoia Western, in an amount not to exceed $350,000 for weed and public nuisance abatement services.

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council award a requirements contract in an amount not to exceed $350,000 for one year with the option for four one-year extensions to Sequoia Western, as the most capable to provide the level of service required for Weed and Public Nuisance Abatement Services (Abatement Services), and to authorize the City Attorney or designee to sign the contract on the City's behalf.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Staff seeks Council approval to award a requirements contract for Abatement Services. Local companies A&S Grading and Sequoia Western responded to the City's Request for Proposal (RFP) by providing a list of set rates for 21 various Abatement Services. Sequoia Western was unanimously chosen by the Evaluation Committee to provide Abatement Services at set rates per service item.

BACKGROUND

The Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Revitalization Divisions enforce various ordinances of the Fresno Municipal Code, including but not limited to, ordinances which address vacant buildings, vacant lots, general blight and dilapidated structures. More specifically, Abatement Services will address weeds and vacant structures which present a public safety threat, as well as constitute blight or attractive nuisance and the responsible property owner has demonstrated that they are either unwilling or unable to bring the property into compliance. Staff works to ensure cost recovery of funds through various means, including liens on the property and coordination with the County of Fresno tax roll collection process.

In prior years, the Cit...

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