Caltrans VEN-001 Slope Restoration CMGC

Myers-Condon Johnson, a Joint Venture (Myers-Condon Johnson) was a finalist for this California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 7 Slope Restoration CMGC. This two-stage alternative delivery procurement included a Statement of Qualifications and an Interview that was held virtually due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. The project constructs two secant pile retaining walls and performs permanent restoration for damaged slopes at two separate sites along the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1), totaling approximately 800 linear feet.

This section of Highway 1 in Ventura County has suffered erosion and materials slides due to high surf and inclement weather events at this location. This section of highway has undergone multiple maintenance and repair projects to correct similar damages over recent years. Caltrans District 7 proposes to construct two secant pile retaining walls and to perform more permanent slope restoration to the damaged slopes.

Caltrans has been an early adopter of alternative delivery and CMGC methods. In the case of this slope restoration, Caltrans utilizes two-stage procurement to identify a Construction Manager/General Contractor partner that can effectively and efficiently design and perform the work, develop innovations or value engineering options, and complete the full scope within District 7’s preferred schedule. Scope includes the secant pile retaining walls, slope restoration, maintenance of traffic, and utilities relocations and coordination. Additional scope included:

  1. Coordination with the County of Ventura Planning Division, California Coastal Commission, California Department of Parks and Recreation, Southern California Edison, local businesses and property owners
  2. Compliance with necessary environmental permits and authorizations, including noise permits from local agencies, including the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, etc.

Mission Critical’s Impact

Myers-Condon Johnson’s team was ranked as the second finalist for this pursuit. The role of the Mission Critical team as Pursuit Managers was crucial in three ways:

  1. Identifying, vetting, and illustrating common systems, means and methods, as well as the experiences between two JV partners without traditional project experience in common;
  2. Strongly translating non-CMGC expertise of team members into relevant, scorable content highlighting the commonality between the firm and personnel collaborative success, and the ability to meet Caltrans District 7 goals for the project; and
  3. Translating the Myers-Condon Johnson team’s ideas and subject matter competency into technically accurate narratives and illustrations that guided and allowed reviewers to easily access, understand, and score the viability of the team’s approach.

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