The Pasco County Commission has awarded a contract to Sprinkler Solutions of Florida to replace the irrigation system at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, off Collier Parkway, in Land O’ Lakes.
The contract amount is in an amount not-to-exceed (NTE) $942,643, according to backup materials in the board’s agenda packet. The project is among the list of Go Bonds Capital Projects, which is being supported by a voter-approved general obligation bond to support projects for the county’s Parks, Recreation, & Natural Resources department.
In another action, the county board approved spending $2,400 for a concert series to be launched at the Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center, in the Starkey Ranch subdivision, off State Road 54.
An introductory concert was held May 20 and it will be followed by a six-part series, running from September 2023 to February 2024. The county board approved funding in the amount of $300 in its fiscal 2023 budget and will include $2,100 in funding in its 2024 budget.
In other action, during its June 20 meeting, the county board:
• Approved $1,660,000 for temporary labor services in contracts it has with Personnel Solutions Plus LLC; Ad-Vance Personnel Services Inc., d/b/a Ad-Vance Talent Solutions; and Mainzer Management Inc., d/b/a Techstaff.
The board approved the award of a bid for temporary labor services to these companies to provide job candidate sourcing, recruiting, screening, and placement services for various job types, as necessary, based on fluctuating or unique workloads.
On Aug. 24, the board approved funding for temporary services with Personnel, Ad-Vance, and Mainzer, in the annual not-to-exceed (NTE) amount of $197,833 in fiscal year 2022; $579,800 in fiscal year 2023; $622,800 in fiscal year 2024; and $670,100 for fiscal year 2025; $722,110 in fiscal year 2026; and $517,105 for fiscal year 2027, for a cumulative NTE amount of
$3,309,748 for the five-year contract.
Additional funding is needed, according to agenda materials, to assist the Public Infrastructure Branch because of higher-than-expected workloads and vacancies.
These services will be used by multiple departments within the Public Infrastructure Branch, including utilities customer information and services; utilities engineering and contract management; public infrastructure fiscal and business administration; solid waste and resource recovery; and, utilities operations and maintenance.
The new cumulative amount for the five-year contract is $4,969,748.
• Approved the purchase of model number T7 tasers, various accessories, virtual reality training equipment, additional equipment if necessary, and a 60-month duty cartridge replacement program, in a not-to-exceed amount of $735,000. This purchase is being made using a Sourcewell Contract, with Axon Enterprise, Inc.
The Corrections Department currently has 144 tasers issued to the county’s correctional officers. The tasers are nearing the end of their life cycle. The purchase will replace current tasers and allow the Corrections Department to transition to a new platform, supported by Axon, prior to the completion of the jail’s expansion, when additional staff and equipment will be needed.
Published July 12, 2023