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File #: 22-0986    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2022 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action:
Title: Approve the Consultant Agreement with Anchor QEA, LLC, to Provide Modeling Services in Support of the Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project, Project No. A4668A, PlanetBids File No. VW0122, for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $500,000 (Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose) (District 3).
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1: Project Map, 2. Attachment 2: Agreement
BOARD AGENDA MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:
Title
Approve the Consultant Agreement with Anchor QEA, LLC, to Provide Modeling Services in Support of the Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project, Project No. A4668A, PlanetBids File No. VW0122, for a Not-to-Exceed Amount of $500,000 (Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose) (District 3).


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RECOMMENDATION:
Recommendation
Approve the Consultant Agreement (Agreement) with Anchor QEA, LLC, for modeling services in support for the Calabazas/San Tomas Aquino Creek-Marsh Connection Project (Project), for a Not-to-Exceed amount of $500,000.


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SUMMARY:
Background
At the April 27, 2021 board meeting, the Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) Board approved agenda item 6.3 which directed staff to proceed with the Project planning phase after receiving the findings of the feasibility study (Study).
Grant Award
Staff applied for and obtained grants to provide financial support for the Project from the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority (SFBRA) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). At its December 14, 2021 meeting, the Board approved staff's recommendation to accept the grant funds from SFBRA and CDFW and authorized the Chief Executive Officer to execute applicable grant agreements. Subsequently, SFBRA and Valley Water executed Agreement Number SFB0031-RA026, whereby SFBRA will provide grant funding in the amount of $3,370,000; and CDFW and Valley Water executed Agreement Number Q2196005, whereby CDFW will provide grant funding in the amount of $500,000. The two grants support the Project planning, modeling, and design costs.
Project Element Pond A4
Pond A4, owned by Valley Water, is immediately adjacent to the Project area. Currently, during summer and fall, water in Pond A4 is pumped to the A8 Pond Complex to promote circulation, prevent hyper-salinization, and avoid low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels which would adversely affect the habitat in Pond A4. Current Pond A4 operatio...

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