Citizens Advisory Committee - January 11, 2017


Special Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017; 6:00 p.m.

Location: Transportation Authority Hearing Room, 1455 Market Street, Floor 22

Members: Chris Waddling (Chair), Peter Sachs (Vice Chair), Myla Ablog, Becky Hogue, Brian Larkin, John Larson, Santiago Lerma, Jacqualine Sachs, Peter Tannen, Shannon Wells-Mongiovi and Bradley Wiedmaier


6:00 1. Committee Meeting Call to Order

6:05 2. Chair’s Report – INFORMATION

6:10 3. Approve the Minutes of the November 30, 2016 Meeting – ACTION*  minutes

6:15 4. Adopt a Motion of Support to Approve an Eligible List of 28 Consultants for On-Call Project Management Oversight and General Engineering Services, Authorize the Executive Director to Execute Contracts to Shortlisted Consultants for a Three-Year Period with an Option to Extend for Two Additional One-Year Periods in a Combined Total Amount Not to Exceed $8,000,000, and Authorize the Executive Director to Negotiate Payment Terms and Non-Material Contract Terms and Conditions – ACTION*  memo

On November 1, 2016, the Transportation Authority issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for on-call project management and general engineering consultant services to augment and complement the Transportation Authority’s internal resources over the next three years, up to a maximum of five years. These firms will serve as an on-call supplement to staff particularly for oversight and delivery support for major capital projects, handling tasks during peak workloads, and taking on tasks requiring specialized expertise and quicker response times than existing staff resources alone would permit. The establishment of contracts with multiple consultant teams will enable the Transportation Authority to enlist the services of a broad range of engineering consultant specialists on an on-call, task order basis. By the due date of November 30, 2016, the Transportation Authority received 43 Statements of Qualifications in response to the RFQ. The review panel consisting of Transportation Authority and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency staff evaluated the proposals based on the qualifications and other criteria outlined in the RFQ. Based on this competitive selection process, the review panel recommends the approval of an eligible list of 28 consultants and awarding consultant contracts to these firms.

6:30 5. Adopt a Motion of Support for the Allocation of $653,101 in Prop K Funds, with Conditions, to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District for the Balboa Park Station Eastside Connections – Additional Scope Project, Subject to the Attached Fiscal Year Cash Flow Distribution Schedule – ACTION*  memo

As summarized in Attachments 1 and 2, the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) has requested $653,101 in Prop K sales tax funds for construction of additional scope for the Balboa Park Station Eastside Connections project. To help improve access to this busy and tightly constrained station, the original project, which is currently under construction, consists of connecting the eastside walkway with a new deck and headhouse structure, an accessible Muni Metro J/K boarding platform, and an accessible walkway to the station’s entrance and MUNI Metro boarding area. This request would help fund $2.4 million of additional improvements in the station, including retrofitting the concourse clerestory with new glazing to replace wooden panels that currently block window openings, as well as new lighting and ceilings throughout the concourse. Requested Prop K funds would leverage Measure RR BART Bond funds approved by voters in November 2016. The total project cost including the new scope is $20.9 million, of which the Transportation Authority has allocated over $4 million in Prop K and Lifeline Transportation Program funds to date. The project will be open for use by June 2018.

6:45 7. Introduction of New Business – INFORMATION

During this segment of the meeting, CAC members may make comments on items not specifically listed above, or introduce or request items for future consideration.

6:50 8. Public Comment

7:00 9. Adjournment

* Additional materials

Next Meeting: January 25, 2017



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