#BREAKING: Political Cortadito: "More money, less scrutiny in Miami Dade water projects"


Political Cortadito: "More money, less scrutiny in Miami Dade water projects"


If there is anything we should have learned from the discovery last year that the mayor’s best friend was making $200 an hour as a subcontractor on a Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department project is that these contracts need a little more scrutiny.

But it looks like we learned nothing because they aren’t getting it.
There are eight contracts worth more than $82.5 million on the county commission agenda Wednesday. But they are bunched up together and on the consent agenda, which means there is no discussion — unless one of our more enlightened commissioners pulls it out to get more details. You know who you are.


They might want to know, for instance, that the mayor’s daughter-in-law works for one of the subcontractors on one of the eight contracts.
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The three resolutions are to ratify the mayor’s actions. The commission Wednesday just has to accept them; it looks like there’s really no choice. One of them should ask. Because these are not small contracts:
  • A two-year countywide contract for cleaning and televising of large diameter sewers for $6 million to Layne Inliner LLC
  • A construction contract for water plant upgrades to Poole & Kent for $24.9 million
  • A one-year countywide contract for rehabilitation of sanitary sewers by the sectional living method to UIT LLC for $4 million
  • A construction contract for the north district wastewater treatemant plant new pumps for existing deep injection well-pumping station to Poole & Kent for $6.3 million
  • A two-year countywide contract for removal and replacemnt of “sanitary sewer gravity mains” to Metro Express Inc. for $14 million
  • An eight-year (!) non-exclusive professional services agreement for hydrogeologic and engineering services for disposal, water supply, monitoring wells and aquifer storage and recovery to MWH Americas Inc for $16.5 .million
  • A six-year (!) non-exclusive professional services agreement for engineering, design and related services for the design of large diameter water pipelines to Parson Brinckerhoff, Inc, for $5.5 million
  • A six-year (!) non-exclusive professional services agreement for engineering design and related services for large diameter water pipelines to EAC Consulting for $5.5 million (which sounds redundant and like someone is spreading the wealth among more golden ticket holders),

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