AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

MEETING DATE:               July 26, 2010

 

FROM:                                   Paul D. Kalv, Electric Director

                                               

SUBJECT:                              Resolution authorizing a Professional Services Contract with Plexus Research, a division of R.W. Beck, for assistance in preparation of the Smart Grid Project Execution Plan

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval of the scope of work and compensation with Plexus Research, a division of R.W. Beck, for assistance in preparation of the Smart Grid Project Execution Plan.

 

Analysis:

A Project Execution Plan is one of several project plans required to be submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of our Smart Grid Investment Grant Project (SGIG).  Staff prepared a draft Project Execution Plan, submitted the plan to DOE on June 21, 2010, and is currently awaiting results of the DOE review and comments for required revisions.

 

Because response time for the revised Project Execution Plan to be returned to DOE will be very short and the scope of required revisions may be beyond the capability of staff to complete, it is prudent to engage assistance at this time with a scope of work that will cover the worst case review feedback and required revisions.  Staff is hopeful that the scope of work required to revise the Project Execution Plan will be less than the scope outlined here, but unsure that this will be the case.

 

Options:        

1.  Approve the resolution as presented; or

2.  Other such action as the Commission may deem appropriate.

 

Fiscal Impact:

Funding of $88,700 is required, half (50%) of which is reimbursable under the SGIG.

 

Submission Date and Time:    7/22/10 10:40 AM____

Department: Administration

Prepared by:  Jay M. Evans, City Manager

Attachments:  Yes__X__   No ______

Advertised:   __ ___Not Required _X____                     

Dates:   ____________________________                     

Newspapers:_______________________                                                    

 

 

Reviewed by: _Paul Kalv_______

Finance  Dept. ___JB_____________                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account : __041-1099-531-3110____

No. Project No.  __410015_______

WF No. ____658378/001________

Budget : ____________________   

Available ____________________

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG AUTHORING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH PLEXUS RESEARCH, A DIVISION OF R.W. BECK, FOR ASSISTANCE IN PREPARATION OF THE SMART GRID PROJECT EXECUTION PLAN; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with R. W. Beck, Inc. whose address is 131 Saundersville Road, Suite 300, Hendersonville, TN 37075 for Professional Services for assistance in preparation of the Smart Grid Project Execution Plan. 

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Commission of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _26th____ day of __July_______ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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City Clerk