November 21, 2008

SUMMARY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING OF NOVEMBER 21, 2008

     
1.
Approved execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority that would commit the District to providing $75 million for the reconstruction of Doyle Drive and directed staff to develop a funding plan that emphasizes pursuit of non-traditional funding sources as well as additional efforts to secure unanticipated regional, state and federal funding of District projects that are currently planned to be funded by District revenues.
 
2.
Authorized a Resolution of Appreciation to Tom Ammiano in recognition of his dedicated service as a Director of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board.
     
3.
Authorized the award of a contract to GE Transportation Global Signaling, LLC, relative to Request for Proposals No. 2008-MD-1, Advanced Communications and Information System, in the amount of $15,455,187, plus $871,000 in options, to be exercised at the discretion of the General Manager or her designee; authorized a contingency fund in the amount of $909,402; authorized the General Manager to exercise the option for Phase 3 (Project Management) of the Professional Services Agreement with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., relative to Request for Proposals No 2007-BT-1, in an amount not to exceed $268,442; and, authorized an increase in the FY 08/09 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget in the amount of $9,343,000, to be fully funded with grant funds, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee.
     
4.
Approved the following actions relative to Request for Proposals No. 2008-MD-2, Asset and Vehicle Fluid Management Systems:
  a.
Rejected the protest submitted by AssetWorks;
  b.
Authorized the award of a contract to IBM Global Business Services, a unit of IBM Corporation of Armonk, New York, relative to RFP No. 2008-MD-2, in the amount of $3,262,318, for a two-year contract;
  c.
Authorized a contingency fund in the amount of $327,000, equal to 10% of the contract award; and,
  d.
Authorized a budget increase in the FY 08/09 District Division Capital Budget in the amount of $2,398,000, to be funded with $234,334 of Federal Transit Administration grant funds and $2,163,666 Proposition 1-B Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement and Service Enhancement Account grant funds, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of November 20, 2008.
     
5.
Rejected the sole bid of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders relative to Request for Proposals No. 2008-FT-1, New High-Speed Passenger Ferry; authorized the General Manager to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the acquisition of two existing high-speed passenger ferries from Washington State Ferries, at a price of $4 million ($2 million per ferry), subject to completion of all regulatory actions required by the Federal Transit Administration; authorized an increase in the FY 08/09 Ferry Transit Division Capital Budget in the amount of $11,510,000, for a total project budget of $19.1 million; established a contingency fund in the amount of $310,000 for sales/use tax that may be payable to the State of California; and, authorized a budget increase in the FY 08/09 Ferry Transit Division Capital Budget in the amount of $11,510,000, to be funded by $6,400,000 of Federal Transit Administration grant funds and $5,110,000 from District reserves, for a total project budget of $19.1 million.
 
6.
Authorized award of a sole source procurement to Pacific Power Products, Kent, WA, in the amount of $1,388,604.00, for the purchase of four marine diesel engines for the M.V. Del Norte and installation support services; and, authorized a contingency fund in the amount of $130,000.00 to cover sales tax, travel expenses and any unanticipated procurement costs.
 
7.

Authorized budget decreases in the FY 08/09 Bus Transit and Ferry Transit Divisions’ Operating Budgets in the amount of $1,343,500 and $432,000, respectively, relative to State Operating Assistance Income.

 
8.
Authorized the General Manager to execute a Fuel Cell Bus Loan Agreement with Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District relative to the Zero Emission Bay Area Advanced Demonstration Project; and, authorized a budget transfer from the FY 08/09 Bus Transit Division Capital Equipment Budget to FY 08/09 Bus Transit Division Consulting Services Operating Budget in the amount of $36,000.
 
9.
Received the Financial Statements, Independent Auditors’ Reports and Memorandum on Internal Controls for the year ending June 30, 2008, as submitted by Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP, certified public accountants.
 
10.
Approved amendments to the Table of Organization within the District and Bus Divisions.
     

 

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District