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File #: 19-1018   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/10/2019
Title: Award of Contract to Casper Airport Solutions, Inc. for Airplane Noise Monitoring System and Approve Budget Modification No. 14 in the Amount $258,792 (F20-014)
Attachments: 1. Draft Consultant Services Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Award of Contract to Casper Airport Solutions, Inc. for Airplane Noise Monitoring System and Approve Budget Modification No. 14 in the Amount $258,792 (F20-014)

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Approval is requested to award a contract in the amount of $235,265 ($227,265 base services and $8,000 optional services) to Casper Airport Solutions, Inc. of Berwyn, PA for the implementation of an Airplane Noise Monitoring System. Approval is also requested for a 10% contingency in the amount of $23,527 and approval of Budget Modification No. 14 to appropriate $258,792 for the project.

EXISTING POLICY
Pursuant to Chapter 2.08 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code, contracts for this type of service are awarded pursuant to a Request for Proposals (RFP) best value process, unless otherwise exempt from the competitive bidding process. Additionally, 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 a motion adopted by affirmative votes of at least four members to authorize the transfer of unused balances appropriated for one purpose or another, or to appropriate available revenue included in the budget.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
The action being considered does not constitute a "project" within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378(a) as it has no potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION
During the July 2018 budget hearings, the City Council directed staff to explore the installation of airplane noise monitors within the city limits. Sunnyvale residents continue to be impacted by airplane noise, particularly from airplanes arriving into Sa...

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