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Vancouver Port Commission approves Rail Project change order
The Vancouver Port Commission authorized staff to award a change order for project management and construction services for the execution of the Schedule 1 Rail Project.The commission’s action authorized Executive Director Larry Paulson to sign a change order to a contract with David Evans & Associates to extend services to include construction services on Schedule 1 of the Port of Vancouver’s West Vancouver Freight Access Project. The change order increases the contract by $492,020, for a not-to-exceed total of $2,034,259.
The firm selected to perform final design engineering for the project, David Evans & Associates, has completed the design documents, which are currently in final review. Design costs under the personal services contract awarded to David Evans & Associates through competitive solicitation were approved at $1,542,239. Actual design costs are expected to be completed under the budget contract cost by approximately 10-15 percent.
The anticipated construction costs for the Schedule 1 Rail project have been estimated by the port’s engineers to be between $13 million and $15 million.
Services provided by David Evans & Associates include project management for design and constructability, project close-out, and sub-consultant services for surveying, staking and grade checking.
The Port of Vancouver USA, created by Clark County taxpayers in 1912, is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast. Its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a dependable labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. Current port industrial properties are 100 percent sold out, and the marine terminals are consistently busier than ever before. Expansion beyond current port terminals and industrial property is critical for the continued growth of the organization.
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