THE WELCH COMPANY
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San Francisco, CA 94111-2496
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S U M M A R Y
DIARY: January 21, 1997 09:46 AM Tuesday;
Called Mark re status of scope of services for Comm Metrics at COE.
2...Determination Needed on Using Communication Metrics
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0201 - Corps of Engineers, SFD 415 977 8400 fax 8483
020101 - Mr. Max R. Blodgett, II, P.E., L.S.
020102 - Chief =415 977 8444; Construction Operations Division =415 977 8480
0202 - Corps of Engineers, SFD 415 977 8400 fax 8483
020201 - Mr. Marc McGovern; Construction Manager =415 977 8467
020202 - Construction Operations Division =415 977 8480
Port of Oakland
Port of Oakland Says Not Needed
Project Management Plan (PMP)
Not Needed, Port of Oakland Questions Use
0908 - ..
0909 - Summary/Objective
091001 - Followed up work at ref SDS 7 line 90, ref SDS 6 line 75, re
091002 - line 81, ref SDS 3 line 99.
091004 - The Welch procurement seems to be at the point of requiring command
091005 - action. It appears the scope of services is generally acceptable, but
091006 - competing interests of COE and POO need resolution. Marc received a
091007 - lot of new documents from Dutra and the Port, reflecting the growing
091008 - need for support. Max advised that Dutra seems to have fallen behind
091009 - schedule again.
091013 - ..
0913 - Discussion
091401 - When I arrived, Marc was just leaving his work area. I visited
091402 - briefly with Max and he asked if I have talked to Marc? I explained
091403 - just having passed him in the hallway and he did not indicate anything
091404 - we need to discuss. Max asked me to discuss with Marc his progress
091405 - on the Welch scope of services.
0917 - 1048 called Marc
091801 - Marc said he has not talked to Max and is unsure what Max wants to do.
091802 - I explained just having been over to see Max and that he asked me to
091803 - talk to Marc about his progress on procurement for Communication
091804 - Metrics.
091806 - Marc said he talked to Len Cardoza last week about the idea he and
091807 - Herb developed to hire Welch and Stout for claims team support, ref
091808 - SDS 5 line 307. Marc commented that he is discouraged about the
091809 - prospects of hiring Welch and Stout. Len was not positive about the
091810 - Port paying for contract management support, including claims and
091811 - legal, which are related to Communication Metrics, ref SDS 5 line 263.
091812 - This seems to reflect Jim's perspective in our discussion last week,
091813 - that the Port may be uncomfortable paying for Jim's time, since he is
091814 - a strong advocate for COE, ref SDS 4 line 158.
091816 - Marc advised that he talked to Jim Stout last week, and Jim was
091817 - willing to be hired back for 3 days a week. Marc feels though that
091818 - discussions with Len indicate COE will have difficulty getting the
091819 - support needed on the Oakland project.
091823 - Determination Needed on Using Communication Metrics
091825 - Marc plans to visit with Max and Herb Cheong to develop a "formal"
091826 - approach on meeting their needs for management support. Marc said he
091827 - was expecting to accomplish this quickly, per his meeting with Herb
091828 - Cheong, ref SDS 5 line 306, with a less formal procurement. We did
091829 - not discuss prior understanding that a formal procurement is required,
091830 - per Tom Keesling, ref SDS 1 line 120, Tom Benero, ref SDS 3 line 564,
091831 - and later per Max at ref SDS 5 line 207.
0921 - 1113 called Max
092201 - Advised Max of the above understandings, following up our discussion
092202 - last Friday, ref SDS 7 line 218. Max asked if Marc has the Welch
092203 - scope of services. I explained it was provided to Marc.
092205 - Max plans to meet with Marc on the Welch situation, but right now he
092206 - has some emergencies, due to the recent flooding, that he has to
092207 - address. He has also received a call from Dutra's "PAO" (?) officer
092208 - pertaining to Dutra's ability to pay its subcontractors.
092211 - ..
0925 - 1528 visited Max
092601 - He spoke to Mark per above, but it sounded as though he did not give
092602 - Marc instructions on how to move ahead with a Welch procurement.
092604 - I explained my sense that Marc views the procurement as an expedited
092605 - effort that has now been stymied by Len Cardoza at the Port of
092606 - Oakland; however, Max has indicated an intent to call for bids on a
092607 - normal procurement for Communication Metrics, and not to be
092608 - constrained by the Port's preferences.
092610 - [See follow up with Herb that Port does not object to using
092611 - Communication Metrics, ref SDS 9 line 85.]
092613 - Max advised that COE is not restrained by the Port's requests, but an
092614 - effort needs to be made to obtain approval of the DE. My discussion
092615 - today with Tom Benero was positive, ref SDS 8 line 150, indicating he
092616 - wants to use Welch on the Port of Richmond project, but this will not
092617 - solve COE's needs on the Oakland Harbor project.
Failure to Perform
Schedule for Construction, 52.236-15
1206 - Summary/Objective
120701 - Follow up work at ref SDS 2 line 85.
120703 - Max advised that Dutra seems to be about 40% behind its schedule for
120704 - this month. We recalled the report on 970107 that a survey error was
120705 - discovered that showed Dutra made its schedule for December, ref SDS
120706 - 2 line 86. Max said that more recent information indicates they are
120707 - falling behind again. There was no discussion today about whether
120708 - another survey error might have occurred.
120710 - We considered Dutra's financial situation increases the need to
120711 - complete Tom Keesling's analysis with G&B of time extensions based on
120712 - quanitity increases, and other matters as set out in Dutra's serial
120713 - letter #0231 dated 970107, which came into the record on 970110 when
120714 - Marc provided a copy, ref SDS 3 line 190. Dutra's cites a lot of
120715 - letters that require analysis to formulate an integrated response of
120716 - the complete record. Max has assigned Marc to follow up and has given
120717 - Leonard SooHoo authority to increase staffing to meet these needs.
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