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File #: 18-0970   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/18/2018
Title: Award a Contract to Sanact Incorporated for Sewer Siphon Cleaning and Inspection: Phase One Project (F19-047) and Approve Budget Modification No. 10
Attachments: 1. Bid Summary, 2. Draft Maintenance and Repair Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Award a Contract to Sanact Incorporated for Sewer Siphon Cleaning and Inspection: Phase One Project (F19-047) and Approve Budget Modification No. 10

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Approval is requested to award a contract in the amount of $223,025 to Sanact Incorporated of Livermore to provide sewer siphon cleaning and inspection. Approval is also requested for a 10% contingency in the amount of $22,303 and approve Budget Modification No. 10 to fund the project.

EXISTING POLICY
Pursuant to Section 2.08.040 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, City Council approval is required for the procurement of goods and/or services exceeding $100,000 in any one transaction.

Pursuant to Sunnyvale Charter Section 1305, at any meeting after the adoption of the budget, the City Council may amend or supplement the budget by motion adopted by affirmative votes of at least four members so as to authorize the transfer of unused balances appropriated for one purpose to another, or to appropriate available revenue not included in the budget.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The project is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 for maintenance or repair of existing public facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond which presently exists.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
Sewer siphons are sewer pipes that allow wastewater to cross under obstructions such as creeks, large underground pipelines, and major thoroughfares such as Central Expressway. Typical sewer main depths range from 5 to 8 feet below the street. Siphon pipes drop down below the obstruction, then rise back up on the other side utilizing gravity to move wastewater through the system. These low points tend to collect grease and debris, and require routine cleaning to prevent blockages and possible overflows.

Staff performs a relatively light cleaning of most of the siphons every 90 days. This includes hydro flushing and ...

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