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May 27, 2021 City Council Regular Meeting
10. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for a Fall Protection System for the Savannah Arena with Evan Fall Protection in the Amount of $266,080 (Event No.8326) [See report]. Part of the Arena Project, the System Allows Safe Worker Access/Fall Protection for Roof and Suspension Trusses for Show and Building Equipment Above the Main Floor of the Arena Building.
Strategic Priority
Good Government

Recommend approval to procure a Fall Protection System for the Savannah Arena with Evan Fall Protection for an amount of $266,080.

The rigging fall protection system is designed to provide riggers a safe way to access the roof trusses and steel grid for protection while setting up for shows during arena events. This system is an OSHA requirement.

This purchase is the first of at least five planned packages of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) items that will be procured by the City for the arena over the next five months, comprising more than 2,000 items grouped into several large packages. This includes purchase of furniture, lighting, televisions, technology, office equipment, restaurant equipment, and other items not part of the construction contract. These purchases are included within the arena budget.

The rigging fall protection system is the long-lead item in this group of FF&E procurements, as it is a custom-made system that takes a number of months to design, fabricate and install. It must be purchased now to be ready for the arena opening in February 2022.

Bid was advertised, opened and reviewed . Bidders were:

L.B. Evan Fall Protection (Sanford, NC)(D) $266,080

(D) Indicates non local, non-DBE business.



Bret Bell, Chief Operating Officer
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $266,080 from the Capital Improvement Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Rigging Fall Protection System.pdf
Exhibit 2: Specifications - Rigging Fall Protection System.pdf
Exhibit 3: Purchasing Notes - Rigging Fall Protection System.pdf
Exhibit 4: Memo.pdf
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