Inter-Departmental Correspondence

County Manager's Office



November 3, 2003


November 18, 2003



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Paul T. Scannell, Assistant County Manager


Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center Hazardous Materials Abatement

Project No. P7T01A



Adopt a resolution accepting the bid of Janus Corporation and award a contract for hazardous materials abatement at Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center in the amount of $197,642.



Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center has outlived its usefulness to the County. The Board of Supervisors recognized this in 1992 when they authorized the construction of a replacement facility as part of the new San Mateo Medical Center. Attempts to use Crystal Springs for other purposes have been unfeasible due to the condition of the building and the need for extensive repairs, upgrades and renovations. The County no longer has need for this facility and has authorized its demolition. Abatement must be completed before demolition.



On June 24, 2003 the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #066085 approving the plans and specifications and authorizing the call for bids for hazardous materials abatement at Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center. Bids were received October 29, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. Shortly after the bidding was closed, the Clerk of the Board publicly opened and read aloud all bids. Janus Corporation was the lowest responsive bidder at $197,642.


Vision Alignment

The abatement and future demolition of Crystal Springs Rehabilitation Center keeps the commitment of "Responsive, effective and collaborative government" and goal number twenty: "Government decisions are based on careful consideration of future impact, rather than temporary relief or immediate gain". The contract for abatement contributes to this commitment and goal by abandoning a building that has no future value.


Fiscal Impact

Funds are available in the Capital Projects budget to initiate this project. Additional funds will be available upon the sale of lease revenue bonds.