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File #: ORD. 2019-118    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 4/23/2019 In control: Finance and Economic Development Standing Committee
On agenda: 9/19/2019 Final action:
Title: To amend City Code ch. 2, art. IV, div. 1 by adding therein a new ? 2-239, concerning value engineering, for the purpose of requiring value engineering for projects costing more than $5,000,000.00.
Patrons: Kimberly Gray
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2019-118
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To amend City Code ch. 2, art. IV, div. 1 by adding therein a new ? 2-239, concerning value engineering, for the purpose of requiring value engineering for projects costing more than $5,000,000.00.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 1 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2015) be and hereby is amended and reordained by adding therein a new section numbered 2-239 as follows:
Sec. 2-239. Value engineering.
(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section:
(1) "Project" means a capital project set forth in the City's capital improvement program.
(2) "Value engineering" means a systematic process of review and analysis of a project by a team of persons not originally involved in the project to offer suggestions that would improve project quality and reduce total project cost by combining or eliminating inefficient or expensive parts or steps in the original proposal or by totally redesigning the project using different technologies, materials, or methods.
(b) Requirement. The City department or other agency identified in the Mayor's most recently proposed capital improvement program as the department responsible for a particular project shall ensure that value engineering is employed for any such project costing more than $5,000,000.00 after the completion of the preliminary design phase but before the commencement of the final design phase. Value engineering may also be used for any project costing $5,000,000.00 or less. For purposes of this section, the cost of a project includes the total value of all phases or other parts of a project without regard to the manner in which those phases or other parts are set out in the capital improvement program. The team of persons that engages in value engineering for a project shall include appropriate professionals licensed in accordance with Code of Virginia, tit. 54.1, ch. 4.
(c) Report. The review developed pursuant to subsecti...

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