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File #: 21-053    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/8/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action:
Title: APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 27-21 TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE TRANSIT GROUP, INC. D/B/A ECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR MARINE TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVICES PURSUANT TO RFP NO. 2021-003 IN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED FIVE-YEAR AMOUNT OF $479,635
Sponsors: Public Works Department, Purchasing Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report, 2. Agreement RFP 2021-003_EAI Signed, 3. Exhibit A - 2021 Delray Beach Sea Turtle Monitoring Cost Proposal_EAI, 4. Exhibit B - EAI Fee Schedule 2020, 5. Resolution No. 27-21 Marine Turtle - EAI, 6. Legal Review Checklist Marine Turtle (1), 7. 2021-003_Sea_Turtle_Services_EAI_Response_11.20.2020
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TO: Mayor and Commissioners
FROM: Missie Barletto, Public Works Director
THROUGH: Jennifer Alvarez, Interim City Manager
DATE: February 2, 2021

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APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 27-21 TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE TRANSIT GROUP, INC. D/B/A ECOLOGICAL ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR MARINE TURTLE CONSERVATION PROGRAM SERVICES PURSUANT TO RFP NO. 2021-003 IN THE TOTAL ESTIMATED FIVE-YEAR AMOUNT OF $479,635

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Recommended Action:
Recommendation
Motion to Approve Resolution No. 27-21 to award an Agreement with The Transit Group, Inc. d/b/a Ecological Associates, Inc. (ECI) for Marine Turtle Conservation Program Services pursuant to RFP No. 2021-003, in the initial one-year amount of $95,927 budgeted in Fiscal Year 2021, and the total estimated five-year amount of $479,635.

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Background:
The City of Delray Beach (City) has one of the most successful beach maintenance and preservation programs in the United States. Since 1973, the beach has been successfully maintained through five periodic beach renourishments and three storm repair projects. The City’s 2.8- mile long beach area begins just north of the Highlands Beach/Delray Beach boundary to just south of the Ocean Ridge/Delray Beach City limit.

The City holds a Joint Coastal Permit (JCP), Permit No. 0303553-001-JC, with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for sand nourishment of the beach front with offshore borrow areas. The JCP has conditions specific to the beach nourishment/construction activities, marine turtle and manatee protection, monitoring, and reporting. The JCP marine turtle protection conditions include annual surveying for marine turtle nesting activity and egg relocations (as necessary) during the nesting season from March 1 to October 31.

The City has maintained a Marine Turtle Conservation Program since 1984 and is environmentally sensitive to the endangered sea turtle species. The information provided to the ...

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