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File #: RES 20-165    Version: 1 Name: PLA Authorization - City Hall Annex Wall Restoration Project
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/12/2020
Title: Authorizing the use of a Project Labor Agreement for a project to repair and restore the north and west exterior walls of the City Hall Annex.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
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Authorizing the use of a Project Labor Agreement for a project to repair and restore the north and west exterior walls of the City Hall Annex.

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul, through its Office of Financial Services - Real Estate Section (“OFS Real Estate”) is preparing to undertake a project to repair and restore large sections of the exterior walls on the north and west sides of the City Hall Annex ("CHA") building by restoring exposed beams and columns that have experienced spalling, improving the brick face by repairing, cleaning tuckpointing and sealing the brick, and affixing an insulated overlay to the east stairwell to reduce the possibility of interior heating pipes and fire standpipes freezing and bursting in the winter months (the "CHA Wall Restoration Project"); and

WHEREAS, OFS Real Estate has been working with a structural engineering consultant to conduct an assessment of the exterior walls and to prepare cost estimates, plans and specifications for the needed repair and restoration work; and

WHEREAS, the structural engineering consultant has completed its plans and specifications and OFS Real Estate now wishes to solicit bids for the repair and restoration work; and

WHEREAS, the CHA Wall Restoration Project financing plan was approved by the City Council in a 2020 operating budget amendment (RES PH 20-17, adopted February 5, 2020) through the use of an interdepartmental loan (up to $500,000) and fund equity from the City’s Central Service Fund (up to $500,000), for a total project budget of $1,000,000; and

WHEREAS, notification regarding the possible use of a Project Labor Agreement ("PLA"), as originally authorized and required by the City Council in CF 09-584, adopted on June 3, 2009, was duly given to interested parties on August 14, 2019; and

WHEREAS, of the one response received to the notification by the September 4, 2019 deadline, the recommendation was in favor of the use of a PLA for reasons of safety concerns...

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