Council will consider more than $5M in total spending for the new field at the Civic Center this week.
As part of the consent calendar, Council could approve $4,767,144 with C.S. Legacy Construction for building the field, $97,818 with AECOM for testing/inspection services and $416,900 with Simpson & Simpson Management Consulting for construction management services.
Staff said C.S. Legacy was the lowest bidder for the project and had positive references.
“Staff contacted references who provided positive recommendations for C.S. Legacy Construction, Inc. for prior park improvement project experience in the cities of Santa Monica, Indio, San Marcos and Laguna Niguel. All references reported that work was completed in a timely and cost-efficient manner while maintaining consistent quality,” said the report.
Simpson & Simpson were chosen from a list of pre-qualified companies after an interview with staff.
“Simpson & Simpson’s team has extensive knowledge and experience working on numerous municipal projects. Most recently, they successfully managed the construction of a synthetic turf sports field project for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District,” said the report.
AECOM were also chosen from a pre-qualified list.
“AECOM’s proposal also included their reputable corporate structure and excellent references on prior similar projects with the City of Los Angeles as well as the City of Santa Monica,including the Reed Park Improvement Project and Ozone Park Improvement Project,” said the staff justification for recommendation.
The field is the largest project included in the 2018/20 Capital Improvement Program Budget with a total appropriation of $ $8,114,859 million.
“The Council-approved budget for the project includes funding for construction, construction management, material testing and deputy inspection services, technology infrastructure, unanticipated subsurface conditions (e.g., mud, soil contaminants and ground water) and other project costs,” said the report.
The field has been on the books since at least 2005 but gained new momentum in recent years. Staff said the project should accommodate users of all abilities.
“The project site is approximately 3.5 acres and currently contains a large asphalt surface parking lot (“Civic Lot”),” said the report. “The proposed project includes the removal of 644 parking spaces to accommodate a multi-purpose sports field, modular restroom building, landscaping and pedestrian lighting, and the removal of an additional 52 parking spaces to accommodate a new fire lane that would serve the Early Childhood Lab School (“ECLS”).”
The project will have synthetic turf, a universally accessible public restroom and walking paths. The field will be usable at night due to the construction of lights and security will be enhanced through the construction of an 8-foot-high perimeter chain-link fence and the use of 24-foot-high ball containment netting.
Items on the consent calendar are considered routine and are often approved as a group with no council discussion. Councilmembers can ask for discussion of a specific item during the meeting.
Council will meet on Tuesday, May 28 in City Hall, 1685 Main St. Closed session begins at 5:30 p.m. and open session begins no earlier than 6:30 p.m.