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File #: 2021-471    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/1/2021 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 12/8/2021 Final action: 12/8/2021
Title: Proposed Change Order No. 2 Contract No. GLWA-CON-297 Fairview Sewage Pump Station Improvements CIP# 232001
Sponsors: Cheryl Porter, Grant Gartrell
Indexes: Water Operations


Proposed Change Order No. 2

Contract No. GLWA-CON-297

Fairview Sewage Pump Station Improvements

CIP# 232001



Agenda of:                     December 8, 2021

Item No.:                     2021-471

Amount:                     Original Contract                                                               $28,891,000.00

                                          Change Order No. 1                                               3,654,540.00

                                          Proposed Change Order No. 2                         2,561,117.55

                                          Total Revised Contract                                          $35,106,657.55


TO:                                          The Honorable

                                          Board of Directors

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority


FROM:                     Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.

                                          Interim Chief Executive Officer

                                          Great Lakes Water Authority


DATE:                     December 1, 2021


RE:                                          Proposed Change Order No. 2

                                          Contract No. GLWA-CON-297

                                          Fairview Sewage Pump Station Improvements

                                          Vendor:  Weiss Construction Co., LLC




Upon recommendation of Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer - Water and Field Services, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the Interim Chief Executive Officer (ICEO) to enter into Contract No. GLWA-CON-297 Proposed Change Order No. 2 “Fairview Sewage Pump Station Improvements” with Weiss Construction Co., LLC, at an increased cost of $2,561,117.55 for a total cost not to exceed $35,106,657.55, and an increased duration of 135 days for a total duration of 1,309 days; and authorizes the ICEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote. 




Contract No. CON-297 is a construction contract that involves comprehensive improvements to the Fairview Sewage Pump Station. The construction work associated with this contract is nearly completed with all the new sewage pumping units having been installed and successfully placed into operation. The remaining work at the station generally involves completing improvements such as architectural, building mechanical, and control system integration work.

Additional work was required under the contract due to the regional flood events that occurred in June and July 2021. The provisional allowance was utilized for flood restoration work that required replacement of electrical cables for the raw sewage pumps, replacement of instrumentation including wiring, replacement of the fire alarm system, replacement of lighting, HVAC cleaning, facility cleanup, and disinfection.  New work that is proposed to be added to this contract via this change order includes restoration of the station’s operating flooring, rehabilitation of the south stop log chamber, outfall and inlet gate structure, and repaving Parkview Drive in the vicinity of the construction site. Furthermore, this proposed change order seeks to increase the provisional allowance amount in case additional necessary work is needed to complete the station improvements.

Lastly, this proposed change order requests that the contract time be extended to change the dates for substantial and final completion to April 29, 2022 and August 8, 2022, respectively. The additional contract time will afford the contractor enough time to complete all remaining and additional work requested in the proposed change order.


The flooding events that occurred in June and July of this year caused damage to the station that required restoration of replacement of electrical cables for the raw sewage pumps, replacement of instrumentation including wiring, replacement of the fire alarm system, replacement of lighting, HVAC cleaning, facility cleanup, and disinfection to the facility. After meeting with EGLE, it was determined additional work associated with the stop logs and outlet chamber is required for future emergency use. Additional structural work is required to the inlet gate chamber to allow the new gate to seal. This was found during the construction phase with the bypass pumping under this contract.  Additionally, the adjacent road, Parkview Drive, has been heavily worn as part of this construction project and, therefore, should be repaved.


Original Contract Time                                              950 days                     (01/07/2019 - 08/13/2021)

Change Order No. 1                                             224 days                     (08/14/2021 - 03/25/2022)

Proposed Change Order No. 2                        135 days                      (03/26/2022 - 08/08/2022)

New Contract Time                                                                1,309 days                      (01/07/2019 - 08/08/2022)


Original Contract Price                                           $28,891,000.00

Change Order No. No. 1                                               3,654,540.00

Proposed Change Order No. 2                         2,561,117.55

New Contract Total                                                                $35,106,657.55


Summary: Sufficient funds are provided in the financial plan for this project.

Funding Source: Wastewater Construction Fund

Cost Center: Wastewater Field Engineering

Expense Type: Construction (5421-892211.000-616900-232001)

Estimated Cost by Year and Related Estimating Variance:  See table below.

Original Contract Price                                                                        $28,891,000.00

Change Order No. 1                                                                                      3,654,540.00

Proposed Change Order No. 2                                                                 2,561,117.55

New Contract Total                                                                                                         35,106,657.55

Amended Financial Plan Estimate                                          32,546,000.00

Estimating Variance                                                                                             ($2,560,657.55)

A budget amendment will be prepared to fund the negative estimating variance from capital reserves associated with this Proposed Change Order No. 2.


This item was presented to the Operations and Resources Committee at its meeting on December 8, 2021. The Operations and Resources Committee unanimously recommended that the GLWA Board adopt the resolution as presented.



This item does not impact the shared services agreement between GLWA and DWSD.