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File #: 2023-198   
Type: Administrative Item Status: Passed
In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/23/2023 Final action: 5/23/2023
Title: Agreement with Urban Companies for Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Campus Exterior and Grounds Improvements Project
Sponsors: Property Management
Attachments: 1. Agreement with Urban Companies, 2. Resolution


Sponsor: Property Management




Agreement with Urban Companies for Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Campus Exterior and Grounds Improvements Project





1.   Approve the selection of an agreement with Urban Companies, LLC, 3781 Labore Road, Saint Paul, MN, 55110, for the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Campus Exterior and Grounds Improvements project, for the period of May 23, 2023 through May 22, 2024, in the not-to-exceed amount of $2,085,000.                                                                                 

2.   Authorize the Chair and the Chief Clerk to execute the agreement.

3.   Authorize the County Manager to execute amendments to the agreement in accordance with the county’s procurement policies and procedures, provide the amounts are within the limits of available funding.



Background and Rationale


The Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center Campus houses several Ramsey County facilities across the 425 Grove Street, 388 East 13th Street and 402 University Avenue East locations in Saint Paul. Across the campus improvements and repairs are needed to wayfinding signage, landscaping, parking lots and sidewalks. For project management efficiencies and coordination of work to minimize impacts on employees and residents accessing these facilities, these items have been combined into a project to be awarded to a single prime contractor, who will manage all aspects of the project. On March 17, 2023, McMonigal Architects provided the project specifications and plans to Ramsey County Property Management which were included in the solicitation. The project has a tentative start date of June 12, 2023, and a substantial completion date of September 22, 2023.


On April 5, 2023, in accordance with county procurement policies and procedures, a competitive solicitation for the project was issued. Below is the competitive solicitation summary:


                     Request for Bids Title: Law Enforcement Center Campus Exterior and Grounds Improvements

                     Request for Bids Release Date: April 5, 2023

                     Request for Bids Response Due Date: May 4, 2023

                     Number of Contractors Notified: 1,839

                     Number of Request for Bids Responses Received: 1

                     Contractor Recommended: Urban Companies, LLC


Ramsey County Property Management recommends Urban Companies for the project award. It has been determined that a Project Labor Agreement will not be required for this project.



County Goals (Check those advanced by Action)

       Well-being             Prosperity                 Opportunity                 Accountability


Racial Equity Impact

The racial equity impact of this project is not fully known. The project will include workforce inclusion goals of 32% minority and 20% women, as well as a goal of utilizing 32% certified small businesses (SBEs) found in the CERT directory recognized by the county as the acceptable source for SBE subcontractors and suppliers in conformance with the county's approved policy on workforce inclusion and contracting goals.


Community Participation Level and Impact

The Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee (CIPAC), made up of Ramsey County residents appointed by the Ramsey County Board, reviews the projects submitted for the Capital Improvement Program Fund. This project is a part of the larger Welcoming Facilities CIPAC project approved with the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Program Plan, and the solicitation was issued in accordance the county' s procurement policies and procedures.

  Inform              Consult                                 Involve                      Collaborate        Empower                     


Fiscal Impact

The project is funded by $2,085,000 from the 2020-2021 Welcoming Facilities Capital Improvement Program budget. The remaining Welcoming Facilities Capital Improvement Program budget will be $2,300,000.



Last Previous Action




1. Agreement with Urban Companies