Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



July 29, 2008


August 12, 2008







Honorable Board of Supervisors


James C. Porter, Director of Public Works


Mirada Surf West Coastal Trail Extension – First Phase
(Project No. E4855000)



Adopt a resolution awarding and authorizing execution of a contract to A-1 Construction in the amount of $179,977 for the construction of the First Phase of the Coastal Trail at Mirada Surf in El Granada (Project No. E4855000).


Vision Alignment

Commitment: Preserve and provide people access to our natural environment.

Goal 15: Residents have nearby access to green space, such as parks and recreational opportunities.


This project constructs a portion of the California Coastal Trail on the County’s Mirada Surf property, as part of an overall plan to build recreational, commuter, regional and connecting trail systems on County Parks’ properties for the benefit of the public.




Previous Board Action


Adopted resolutions authorizing funding from the California Resources Agency Environmental Enhancement Mitigation Program, the California State Lands Commission – Command Oil Spill, and Metropolitan Transportation Commission TDA Article 3 for the construction of the Coastal Trail.



Adopted Resolution Number 069560 on July 8, 2008, adopting plans and specifications dated June 9, 2008, including conformance with prevailing wage scale requirements, and calling for sealed proposals for the construction of the First Phase of the Coastal Trail at Mirada Surf in El Granada.



The purchase of the Mirada Surf property was completed in August 2003. The Mirada Surf Trail Concept Plan was completed in September 2004 after a series of public meetings. The Plan was developed to provide a recreational and commuter trail through the property as well as become a link in the California Coastal Trail.


The California Coastal Trail is planned to be a continuous and interconnected 1,100 mile long public trail system along the California coastline from Oregon to Mexico. The Trail system has been designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, equestrians, and other non-motorized uses wherever possible. This contract will be to construct the first phase of the San Mateo County portion of the trail by the fall of 2008.



This project was advertised, and on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, bids were accepted and subsequently referred to Public Works for checking and recommendation. The bid by:


A-1 Construction

24875 Palomares Road

Castro Valley, CA 94552


at $149,981.00 was the lowest bid received.


The Engineer’s estimate was $188,497. Exhibit A is a summary of the bids received.


The Contract includes all required standard provisions, and the Contractor has documented compliance with all relevant conditions, including the equal benefits and jury duty pay requirements in the County ordinance code.


A resolution has been approved as to form by County Counsel.


Fiscal Impact

The estimated construction cost of this project is $179,977, which includes the low bid of $149,981 plus a 20% contingency for unanticipated items. This project will be fully funded through outside grants from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California State Lands Commission, and the California Resources Agency. Funds have been included in the FY 2008-09 Recommended Budget. There is no Net County Cost.



Exhibit A