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Meeting Date: 3/26/2019
Item Creation Date: 12/12/2018

HPW - 20WWO813 Contract Award/ Specialized Maintenance Services, Inc.

Agenda Item#: 75.


ORDINANCE appropriating $866,596.00 out of Water & Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund; awarding contract to SPECIALIZED MAINTENANCE SERVICES, INC for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection In Support of Rehabilitation; setting a deadline for the bidder’s execution of the contract and delivery of all bonds, insurance, and other required contract documents to the City; holding the bidder in default if it fails to meet the deadlines; providing funding for contingencies relating to construction of facilities financed by the Water and Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund


This was Item 41 on Agenda of March 20, 2019


SUBJECT:  Contract Award for Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Television Inspection in Support of Rehabilitation.


RECOMMENDATION: (Summary) Accept low bid, award construction contract, and appropriate funds.


SPECIFIC EXPLANATION: This project is part of the Neighborhood Sewer Rehabilitation Program and is required to renew/replace various deteriorated neighborhood collection systems throughout the City. The project involves sanitary sewer cleaning and television inspection in support of rehabilitation. The purpose is to reduce sanitary sewer overflows, which is accomplished by cleaning of the sewer lines and television inspection to identify sewer lines in need of rehabilitation/renewal.


DESCRIPTION/SCOPE: This project consists of sanitary sewer cleaning and television inspection in support of rehabilitation.  The contract duration for this project is 730 calendar days. 


LOCATION:  The work order project area is generally bounded by the City Limits.


BIDS:  Three (3) bids were received on September 20, 2018 for this project as follows:




Bid Amount


Specialized Maintenance Services, Inc.



Sewer And Storm Maintenance, LLC



CSI Consolidated, LLC dba AIMS Companies



AWARD: AWARD: It is recommended that this construction contract be awarded to Specialized Maintenance Services, Inc., with a low bid of $825,329.50.


PROJECT COST:  The total cost of this project is $866,596.00 to be appropriated as follows:


Bid Amount





HIRE HOUSTON FIRST:The proposed contract requires compliance with the City’s ‘Hire Houston First’ ordinance that promotes economic opportunity for Houston businesses and supports job creation. In this case, the proposed contractor is a designated HHF company, but they were the successful awardee without application of the HHF preference.

PAY OR PLAY PROGRAM:  The proposed contract requires compliance with the City’s Pay or Play ordinance regarding health benefits for employees of City contractors. In this case, the contractor provides health benefits to eligible employees in compliance with City policy.

M/WSBE PARTICIPATION:  No City M/WBE participation goal is established for this project as the contract amount does not exceed the threshold of $1,000,000.00 required for a goal oriented contract per Section 15-82 of the Code of Ordinances.




No significant Fiscal Operating impact is anticipated as a result of this project.


All known rights-of-way and easements required for this project have been acquired.




Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E.


Houston Public Works


WBS# R-000266-0281-4

File No. 4277-103


Prior Council Action:


Amount and Source of Funding:
$866,596.00 from Water and Sewer System Consolidated Construction Fund No. 8500.
Contact Information:

Shannon Dunne

Senior Assistant Director

Phone: (832) 395-5036

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