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Approval of a Special Procurement

A request for approval of a Special Procurement was presented to and approved by the City Council, acting as the Local Contract Review Board, on November 21, 2017.
The City of Ashland will directly award a contract for professional services associated with Pioneer Hall structural, seismic, and occupancy rehabilitation to Steve Ennis Architect and the sub consultant, Marquess Engineering.  This team performed the initial code evaluations of Pioneer Hall, has developed as-built drawings and load calculations, and has unparalleled site expertise and familiarity with the building.  According to the site-specific knowledge, the Ennis/Marquess team will be directly awarded a contract for the development construction plans, specifications, and estimates.  The contract will be awarded as a class-specific special procurement, as the City may desire additional assistance during construction administration.  The cost of the contract is $39,462.  The work will be performed within the currently adopted City of Ashland FY18/19 Biennium Budget.
It has been determined based on written findings that the Special Procurement will be unlikely to encourage favoritism in the awarding of public contracts or to substantially diminish competition for public contracts, and result in substantial cost savings or substantially promote the public interest in a manner that could not be realized by complying with the requirements that are applicable in ORS 279B.055, 279B.060, 279B.065, or 279B.070.
An affected person may protest the request for approval of a Special Procurement in accordance with ORS 279B.400 and OAR 137-047-0300.  A written protest shall be delivered to the following address: City of Ashland, Public Works Department, Paula Brown, P.E., 20 E. Main St. Ashland, OR.  The seven (7) protest period will expire at 5:00pm on November 28, 2017.
This public notice is being published on the City’s Internet World Wide Web site at least seven days prior to the award of a public contract resulting from this request for approval of a Special Procurement. 

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