Local Firm Awarded Construction Management
At the May 4th City Council meeting, Porterville based Dee Jaspar & Associates, Inc. was awarded the construction management and inspection services contract for the Martin Hill and Rocky Hill water reservoir projects. The purpose of the Martin Hill and Rocky Hill water reservoir projects is to provide additional water pressure and operating capacity for Porterville's hillside and airport sections of the City's water system to allow for development to occur as described in the City's 2030 General Plan. Both water reservoir projects are wholly funded by a California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (CIEDB) loan. Just the construction management and inspection services are estimated to be between $340,000 and $350,000.
Because of specific time constraints in using the funding, the complexity and the specialty work involved in completing the projects, staff recommended the need to hire a consultant to properly certify the erection, coating, welding, and corrosion protection components of each project. Several firms were evaluated based on the City's Consultant Selection Rating form with the top two being interviewed by staff. Dee Jaspar & Associates came out on top of this process and was awarded the project.
Dee Jaspar & Associates, Inc., founded in 1980 and established as a California corporation in 1982, is a professional civil engineering corporation. They have a regional office in Porterville and headquarters in Bakersfield. They offer services from Project Design and Management, Civil Design, Municipal / Industrial Water Supply, Agricultural Water Supply, and Land Development. Dee Jaspar & Associates, Inc. has been awarded two notable projects which are in the final stages of completion: (1) The design and inspection of 5 municipal water wells, and (2) the design of the Morton-Mathew water trunkline project.
The construction management and inspection services are expected to begin in late September, 2010. Bid documents for the water reservoir construction should be available by mid-August.
Visit Dee Jaspar & Associates, Inc. on the internet at www.djacivil.com and at their Porterville office, located at: