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File #: 2019-292    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2019 In control: Board of Directors
On agenda: 7/24/2019 Final action: 7/24/2019
Title: Request to Approve the Settlement of Claims regarding SW-548
Sponsors: Randal Brown
Indexes: General Counsel
Attachments: 1. GLWA-CCE Settlement Agreement with Exhibits (02443417xBF7C9)
Request to Approve the Settlement of Claims regarding SW-548

Agenda of: July 24, 2019
Item No.: 2019-292
Amount: N/A

TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Sue F. McCormick
Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: July 19, 2019

RE: Request to Approve the Settlement of Claims regarding SW-548


Upon recommendation and opinion of Randal M. Brown, General Counsel, the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA):

1) Authorize Sue F. McCormick, Chief Executive Officer, and the General Counsel to settle claims associated with Contract SW-548.

On or about April 12, 2010, Colasanti Construction Services, Inc. ("Colasanti") and the City of Detroit Water and Sewerage Department ("DWSD") entered into Contract SW-548 (the "Contract") for the construction of certain improvements at DWSD's Southwest Water Treatment Plant (the "Project"). The Great Lakes Water Authority ("GLWA") is the successor-in-interest to DWSD's rights and obligations under the Contract. The Project improvements included supply and installation, in each of four sedimentation basins, of certain components ("Collector Components") for construction of chain and flight sludge collector mechanisms (the "Collector Mechanisms"). Colasanti contracted with J.F. Cavanaugh Company ("Cavanaugh") via purchase order and subcontract, respectively, for the supply and installation of the Collector Components. Cavanaugh contracted with Siemens Water Technologies Corp. n/k/a Evoqua Water Technologies LLC ("EWT") via purchase order for the supply of the Collector Components. On April 6, 2013, DWSD issued its Certificate of Substantial Completion for the Project. Both prior to and after the Substantial Completion Certificate was issued, DWSD/GLWA reported inoperability of certain Collector Mechanisms and damage to certain Collector Components. Disputes and differences arose among the Partie...

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