Will County

Will County Resolution

Authorizing the County Executive to Execute a Contract with CDM Smith for Transportation Master Plan


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Category:Approval of Contract


WHEREAS, Will County desires to contract with a consultant for the Will County Joliet Intermodal Master Plan Study, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution #19-40, approved on February 21, 2019, the County Executive’s office was authorized to enter into negotiations with CDM Smith, Inc., Chicago, IL who was ranked by the Selection Committee as their first choice as the consultant for the Joliet Intermodal Master Plan Study, and

              WHEREAS, the County Executive’s office has completed a successful negotiation process with CDM Smith, Inc., Chicago, IL, for consulting services for the Joliet Intermodal Master Plan Study.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Will County Board concurs with the recommendation of the County Executive and hereby authorizes the County Executive to execute a contract with the firm of CDM Smith, Inc., Chicago, IL, for consulting services for the Joliet Intermodal Master Plan Study.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that said contract is subject to the review and approval of the State’s Attorney’s Office.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Preamble of this Resolution is hereby adopted as if fully set forth herein. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval as provided by law.

Meeting History

Mar 14, 2019 10:00 AM  WC Executive Committee Board Agenda Setting Meeting

Mr. Palmer stated this Master Joliet Transportation Study, is the next step in the Freight Study. The original Freight Study was largely funded by IDOT and other partners. This is an IDOT funded grant for $200,000 with Will County and Joliet each matching $25,000. We went through a bid process, interviewed and selected CDM Smith as the first choice. We have been negotiating still have some work to do. We are asking this Committee to allow us flexibility to continue working. We have developed the scope, but are still getting everything in order. We believe we can have this ready for next week. There is work beyond the $250,000 we would like to do and it is meaningful to the project. We met with CED, Governmental League, Mr. Ronaldson, County Board staff and others and believe we can secure additional dollars either from the private sector or IDOT to do the additional work. We are writing “if additional funds are available” then we can do the work. That will give us some flexibility. The County’s commitment at this time is $25,000. We may come back for some additional for traffic counts to be done by our DOT.

Mr. Moustis asked was the original scope of work discussed during the interviewing process? Is this going to go beyond the initial scope of work?

Mr. Palmer stated a scope of work was part of the RFQ to qualify firms. It was not an RFP where they were bidding on an absolute specific project. There was general idea of what we were doing. We looked at qualified firms and this was the firm we felt was best qualified. There was a strong second. This firm did our bigger study. We qualified firms and looked at what we needed per the grant. There was a scope in the grant and this is in line with that.

Mr. Moustis clarified you are not going beyond the scope of the grant.

Ms. Schneider stated the scope of work was included in the RFQ and is consistent with the grant application. The main scope is having the firm come in and study the areas around the intermodals. The idea was to look at the transportation improvements currently programmed for the area and do ground work to figure out, based on what is happening with traffic and development, what infrastructure improvements would be required to address the safety and congestion issues in the area. The scope of work builds on that by completing the travel demand model in the study area. The travel demand model will drive down to details at an intersection level and what is happening there. It will allow a review of projects in the TIF and identify any gaps where projects are not in the TIF that might need to be in the transportation improvement program. Projects in the transportation improvement program without an impact could possibly be put on the backburner. The next step will be completed using the work done in the Freight Mobility Plan using the scoring matrix, to score projects and develop a ranked list of projects that need to be done. Then they will look at things to make those projects stronger to compete with other construction grant opportunities. From that, we will get the final report.

MOVER:Jacqueline Traynere, Member
SECONDER:Tyler Marcum, Member
AYES:Denise E. Winfrey, Mark Ferry, Herbert Brooks Jr., Mike Fricilone, Kenneth E. Harris, Tyler Marcum, Donald A. Moran, Jim Moustis, Judy Ogalla, Laurie Summers, Jacqueline Traynere
Mar 21, 2019 9:30 AM  Will County Board Recessed Meeting
MOVER:Denise E. Winfrey, Speaker, District 8 (D - Joliet)
SECONDER:Donald A. Moran, District 3 (D - Romeoville)
AYES:Judy Ogalla, Laurie Summers, Amanda Koch, Jim Moustis, Donald A. Moran, Beth Rice, Kenneth E. Harris, Jacqueline Traynere, Gretchen Fritz, Meta Mueller, Donald Gould, Joe VanDuyne, Steve Balich, Mike Fricilone, Herbert Brooks Jr., Denise E. Winfrey, Annette Parker, Rachel Ventura, Gloria Dollinger, Tyler Marcum, Julie Berkowicz, Mimi Cowan, Tom Weigel, Mark Ferry, Tim Kraulidis
ABSENT:Ray Tuminello