Item Coversheet


Meeting Date: 7/21/2020
Item Creation Date: 6/25/2020

FIN-Disaster Recovery and Consulting Services Amendment

Agenda Item#: 11.


ORDINANCE amending Ordinance No. 2017-0949 (passed on December 5, 2017, and amending Ordinance No. 2017-0080 of February 5, 2017) to increase the maximum contract amount for contract between City of Houston and TETRA TECH, INC for Disaster Management Recovery and Consulting Services; declaring the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other eligible sources for such expenditures - $21,000,000.00 - Grant Fund


On February 8, 2017, City Council approved a contract with Tetra Tech, Inc. for Disaster Public Assistance Recovery and Consulting Services, Ordinance 2017-0080 with a maximum contract amount of $5,000,000.00. The contract was subsequently amended to increase the contract cap to $37,000,000.00 on December 5, 2017, Ordinance Number 2017-0949. The agreement, Contract Number 4600014152, became effective on February 15, 2017 through February 14, 2020, with two one-year renewal terms.  The Finance Director recommends that the City Council approve an increase to the new maximum contract amount by $21,000,000.00, for a new maximum of $58,000,000.00.


The purpose for this increase is to continue the process of project development and submitting claims for Public Assistance (PA) to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  for reimbursement for an estimated 500 projects that will be needed as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and to negotiate the reports received by FEMA in order to maximize revenue recovery to rebuild City assets and infrastructure including mitigation activities. In addition, this Contractor is providing assistance with the COVID-19 pandemic for both FEMA PA and Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) activities. 


This item was presented to the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee on June 30, 2020.


M/WBE Participation:

The contract was awarded with a 24% M/WBE participation goal. Tetra Tech, Inc. is on track to meet its commitment and is currently at 19% with approximately 18 months remaining in the contract term.


Disaster Recovery Note:

 This item is related to the impact of Hurricane Harvey DR4332 and COVID-19 and it is the City’s intent to seek reimbursement from FEMA and other eligible sources for such expenditures.


Fiscal Note:

No Fiscal Note is required on grant items.




Tantri Emo, Chief Business Officer/Director of Finance

Prior Council Action:


Ordinance 2017-0080, February 8, 2017

Ordinance 2017-0949, December 5, 2017

Amount and Source of Funding:


$12,000,000.00 - Fund 5303, Disaster Recovery

$  1,000,000.00 - Fund 5306, COVID-19 

$  8,000,000.00 - Fund 5307, CARES Act 2020

Contact Information:

Arif Rasheed,   832.393.9013

Gloria Moreno, 832.393.9005

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