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File #: 21-0190    Version: 1 Name: PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Openlands, Chicago, Illinois
Type: Contract Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/13/2021 Final action: 4/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT Department(s): Department of Resource Management Vendor: Openlands, Chicago, Illinois Request: Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") to extend contract Good(s) or Service(s): Agreement for the continued preservation, maintenance, management, and restoration of the Deer Grove East O'Hare Modernization Mitigation Account ("OMMA") site through 2023 Original Contract Period: 6/7/2016 - 6/6/2021 Proposed Contract Period Extension: 6/7/2021 - 12/31/2023 Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A. Services are being provided by Openlands at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves Original Approval: 6/7/2016 Previous Increase(s): N/A This Increase Requested: N/A Estimated Fiscal Impact: N/A. The Forest Preserves may provide in-kind staff support for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects. Accounts: N/A Contract Number(s): N/A Concurrences: The Chief Financial Officer h...
Indexes: ARNOLD RANDALL, General Superintendent
Attachments: 1. MAP_Deer Grove East_Openlands_OMMA Mitigation Area, 2. Openlands - Conserving Nature for Life
Related files: 16-0230

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PROPOSED CONTRACT AMENDMENT

 

Department(s):  Department of Resource Management 

 

Vendor:  Openlands, Chicago, Illinois 

 

Request:  Authorization for the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) to extend contract 

 

Good(s) or Service(s):  Agreement for the continued preservation, maintenance, management, and restoration of the Deer Grove East O’Hare Modernization Mitigation Account (“OMMA”) site through 2023

 

Original Contract Period:  6/7/2016 - 6/6/2021 

 

Proposed Contract Period Extension:  6/7/2021 - 12/31/2023

 

Total Current Contract Amount Authority: N/A. Services are being provided by Openlands at no direct cost to the Forest Preserves

 

Original Approval:  6/7/2016

 

Previous Increase(s):  N/A

 

This Increase Requested:  N/A

 

Estimated Fiscal Impact:  N/A. The Forest Preserves may provide in-kind staff support for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects.

 

Accounts:  N/A

 

Contract Number(s):  N/A

 

Concurrences:

The Chief Financial Officer has approved this item. Final amendment is subject to legal review and approval.

 

 

District(s):  14

 

Summary:  The Forest Preserves is requesting to extend its stewardship and restoration agreement with Openlands to facilitate the continued preservation, maintenance, and management of the Deer Grove East OMMA site for an additional two and one-half (2 1/2) years. The original agreement was approved by the Forest Preserves’ Board of Commissioners on June 7, 2016, per Board Item No. 16-0230.

 

Additional time is being requested in order to continue projects needed to sustain and build upon the successful restoration efforts undertaken at Deer Grove East during the initial large-scale habitat enhancement project, which concluded in 2016. All work on the initial project and subsequent management at the site have been paid for by Openlands using OMMA funds, which provide mitigation of off-site wetland impacts resulting from the O’Hare Modernization Program. The cumulative value of the work provided to-date by Openlands under this stewardship agreement, and anticipated to be provided under the proposed extension, is valued at up to $885,000.00. This agreement calls for no direct cost to the Forest Preserves.  

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