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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Port of Houston Authority Port Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a reimbursable agreement with the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the enhancement, management, operation, maintenance and repair of the Houston-Galveston Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System.

The agreement is for a 5 year period, in an amount not to exceed $716,938, and a net additional expenditure of $438,237.

The system provides real-time oceanographic data and other navigation products to promote safe and efficient navigation in U.S. waters.

The board voted unanimously to reject all proposals and authorize the re-advertisment of a request for bids for the rehabilitation and repair of Wharf 1 at the Turning Basin Terminal.

The board voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to allocate congressional-appropriated Energy Port Rebate funds for berth dredging at the public docks, in an amount not to exceed $693,000.

The board voted unanimously to award a 2 year contract to RICO Elevators, Inc. for maintenance and repair of elevators at Barbours Cut Terminal, Bayport Container Terminal and the Turning Basin Terminal, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.

The board voted unanimously to approve a $430,000 contract with the West Gulf Maritime Association to provide ship-to-shore crane simulator training services.

The board tabled action on the award of a $14,032,000 contract for group medical insurance coverage to Aetna Life Insurance Company.

The board voted unanimously to amend an agreement for legal services with Lynette Fons, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to approve a lease of property in the Turning Basin area, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to amend a lease agreement concerning property in the Bayport area, as discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Stephen DonCarlos was absent. Agenda




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