February 6th BOD Meeting Recap

The Somerrsett Owners Association (SOA) Board of Directors (BOD) reconvened on February 6th for the sole purpose of evaluating vendor bids for the following services:

1.  Common Area Landscape Maintenance

Three vendor bids were received: Reno Green (the current vendor) at $1,361,430; Signature Landscapes at $1,376,874; and BrightView at $1,440,868. The BOD unanimously approved acceptance of the BrightView proposal. Although BrightView was not the low bid, when considering other cost factors and inhouse expertise, the SOA Staff recommended their acceptance. Contract is for 18 months with a 12 month renewal option. Services include: turf care & disease control, tree care, snow removal, Canyon9 Golf Course maintenance, irrigation system repairs and dedicated on-site management.

The selection of BrightView was an interesting choice. BrightView is one of the nation’s largest landscape companies with a very diverse portfolio and numerous locations throughout the US. Apparently, they have just recently extended their market into the Reno area. For those interested in finding out more about BrightView, suggest visiting their website at www.brightview.com.

2. Drainage Ditch Repair and Maintenance

Project involves the removal of debris, vegetation, shrubs, trees, etc. from numerous drainage ways and structures at various locations within the Somersett community.

Two vendor bids were received: Signature Landscapes at $37,583 and Nevada Environmental at $51,500. Staff evaluation was that both were equally qualified. The BOD voted unanimously to accept the Signature Landscapes bid.

3. Irrigation Mainline Replacement

This project calls for he replacement of a failed six inch main irrigation pipeline under the Somersett Parkway near the Ridgefield Trail intersection. The existing pipeline will be abandoned in place and replaced with a new mainline running parallet to the Parkway and under Ridgefield Trail.

Three vendor bids were received: BrightView at $120,981; Arizona Pipeline Company at $73,500 and FMC (?) at $58,707. The SOA Staff advised that both Arizona Pipeline and FMC were equally qualified and reommended acceptance of the FMC bid, which was unanimoisly approved by the BOD.  The BrightView bid was dismissed with a comment that this type of work was really not within their normal scope of services.