Firms Land Guaranteed County Contracts

Eight companies hit the $1,625,000 jackpot with the county in its public works contract sweepstakes at the last San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors meeting. Aspen Environmental Group, Dudek, ECORP Consulting, Inc., Jericho Systems, Inc., Lilburn Corporation, Michael Baker International, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. and Tetra Tech, Inc. were separately guaranteed a total of $1.625 million each between January 29, 2019 to January 28, 2024, for on-call environmental permitting and planning services associated with transportation, solid waste and flood control projects.
Each is to receive $1 million for the transportation and solid waste related jobs and another $625,000 for the work relating to flood control.
Two other companies did well for themselves, too, but will see half of a million dollars less in work in the same January 29, 2019 to January 28, 2024 timeframe. Chambers Group, Inc. and Ruth Villalobos & Associates, Inc. were given not-to-exceed $500,000 contracts for on-call environmental permitting and planning services associated with transportation projects and another $625,000 for for on-call environmental permitting and planning services associated with flood control projects.
Three other firms were given $600,000 work guarantees for subsurface utility locating services. Hayward-based BESS Testlab, Inc., Riverside-based Kana Subsurface Engineering and Buena Park-based Wayne Perry, Inc. were each provided with a $300,000 subsurface utility locating service contract for work with the county in general and another $300,000 contract for subsurface utility locating service work to be done specifically for the San Bernardino County Flood Control District between January 29, 2019, through January 29, 2022.
According to Kevin Blakeslee, the director of the San Bernardino County Department of Public Works who is also the county’s chief flood control engineer, “The availability of on-call services allows the department of public works and the flood control district to accelerate the selection of vendors that provide these services, resulting in valuable savings of time and cost. This, in turn, improves the delivery of much needed projects while meeting the goals and objectives of the county and its chief executive officer to operate in a fiscally-responsible and business-like manner and providing for the safety of county residents.”
-Mark Gutglueck

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