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PAGE 2 <br />JUNE 3, 2010 <br />MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />SUBJECT: PROJECT A10-010 -TREE PRUNING AND REMOVAL PROJECT <br />DISCUSSION (cont'd): <br />As part of the December 2009 bid process, staff required each contractor to provide unit pricing <br />that could be used to fund additional tree trimming work. Based on the December 2009 bid <br />process and results, the Town has the ability to continue to utilize TruGreen Landcare services at <br />the same pricing levels per the vendor proposal dated June 7, 2010 (Attaclunent 2). <br />The lowest bid received during the bid process described above was from TruGreen Landcare, <br />Not only was TruGreen Landcare's bid significantly below the original staff estimate, it was <br />$30,100 below the next closest vendor bid. This significant difference in contract pricing <br />provides the Town the opportunity to perform additional tree trimming in parks throughout Town <br />as well as along Los Gatos Boulevard, including the median islands between Nino and Larlc <br />Avenue. The contract extension will also allow for unanticipated emergency work during winter <br />months ahead. <br />CONCLUSION: <br />In addition to the favorable unit pricing, TruGreen Landcare has a successful work history with <br />the Town of Los Gatos as well as neighboring public agencies. Staff therefore recommends the <br />Town Council authorize the Town Manager to execute an Amendment to the Tree Pruning and <br />Removal Contract (Attachment 1) with TruGreen Landcare for a period of one year in an amount <br />not to exceed $100,000. <br />ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS: <br />This is not a project defined under CEQA, and no further action is required. <br />rISCAL IMPACT: <br />There are also sufficient funds available in the Street & Signal Program operation budget to satisfy <br />the proposed contract. <br />Attachments: <br />1. Amendment to t11e Tree Pruning and Removal Contract <br />2. Proposal dated June 7 2010 <br />3. Original Contract dated January 13, 2010, awarded by Council December 21, 2009 <br />4. Bid Summary dated December 2009 <br />