BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, COUNTY OF SAN MATEO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA
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RESOLUTION WAIVING THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) PROCESS AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH SWAIM BIOLOGICAL, INC. (SWAIM), FOR $233,000 FOR BIOLOGICAL SERVICES RELATED TO THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM BRIDGE (CSDB) REPLACEMENT PROJECT, FROM THE DATE OF EXECUTION, DECEMBER 1, 2009, THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013.
RESOLVED, by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Mateo, State of California, that
WHEREAS, this Board of Supervisors is authorized to engage the specialized services of a professional technical expert on a temporary basis for a specific project for performance of necessary services for and on behalf of County; and
WHEREAS, the public interest and general welfare will be served by selecting and utilizing a Biological Consultant for biological services in connection with the Crystal Springs Dam Bridge (CSDB) Replacement Project; and
WHEREAS, environmental studies and permits issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have concluded that mitigation related to endangered and threatened species, most notably the California Red-Legged Frog (CRLF), is required during the course of the CSDB Replacement Project; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) has provided Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation funds for the CSDB Replacement Project; and
WHEREAS, Swaim is a competent biological consultant with qualified employees to perform such biological services in connection with said project, and the parties hereto desire to enter into an Agreement for said biological services; and
WHEREAS, this Board has determined that the best interest of the County could be served without the necessity of requests for proposals with respect to the services described herein; and
WHEREAS, there has been presented to this Board for its consideration an Agreement with Swaim, which this Board has considered and approved as to form and substance and which this Board wishes to enter into.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED that:
The Request for Proposal (RFP) be waived.
That, on behalf of the County of San Mateo, the President of this Board of Supervisors shall be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to execute said Agreement and the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County shall be, and is hereby authorized to attest to said Agreement and affix the corporate seal of the County of San Mateo.
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