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File #: 2021-0281    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2021 In control: Board of Port Commissioners
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AWARDING CONTRACT NO. 2021-08 TO LARISON CONTRACTING CORP. IN THE AMOUNT OF $531,995 FOR THE SAN DIEGO BAY NATIVE OYSTER LIVING SHORELINE PROJECT, CHULA VISTA, CA, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD IN THE FY 2022 EQUIPMENT OUTLAY AND OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS APPROPRIATION
Attachments: 1. 7. 2021-0281 Attachment A, 2. 7. 2021-0281 Attachment B, 3. 7. 2021-0281 Draft Resolution
DATE: October 12, 2021

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RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS AND AWARDING CONTRACT NO. 2021-08 TO LARISON CONTRACTING CORP. IN THE AMOUNT OF $531,995 FOR THE SAN DIEGO BAY NATIVE OYSTER LIVING SHORELINE PROJECT, CHULA VISTA, CA, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE BOARD IN THE FY 2022 EQUIPMENT OUTLAY AND OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS APPROPRIATION
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Staff recommends that the San Diego Unified Port District (District) Board of Port Commissioners (Board) approve the plans and specifications and authorize the award of an Equipment Outlay and Other Capital Projects construction contract to Larison Contracting Corp. in the amount of $531,995 for the installation of reef ball elements for the San Diego Bay Native Oyster Living Shoreline Project, Chula Vista, CA. The San Diego Bay Native Oyster Living Shoreline Restoration Project is the first of its kind in the Bay. Creating a living shoreline that utilizes native oyster reef ball elements to provide multiple ecosystem benefits while increasing the resiliency of the adjacent coastal salt marsh against projected climate change impacts. Ecosystem benefits also include providing habitat value, improved water quality, restoring natural estuarine habitat, and protecting shorelines from erosion, the flooding effects of storms, and sea level rise. This grant funded project involves the installation of 360 oyster reef balls within six treatment areas in south San Diego Bay along the eastern portion of the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve's northern shoreline.

The three phases of the living shoreline project, including fabrication, installation, and long-term monitoring of the living shoreline, are funded by a grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Program through an award to the California Coastal Conservancy, with the District as a sub awardee, in the amount of $890,000 (BPC Resolution No. 2021-0183) and from Port Restricted Funds in the amount of $49,9...

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