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||Memorandum re: meeting of SWFWMD
||Memorandum re: meeting of SWFWMD, WCRWSA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Geraghty and Miller, Inc. firm which holds separate contracts with the three entities, and agreeing to maximize the common and cooperative project efforts, obtaining savings,
||North America -- United States of America -- Florida
||Box 3, Folder 6C ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 187
||Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
V April 6, 1976
MEMORANDUM APR 15 1 i6
TO: D. R. FEASTER, Executive Directo B
FROM: J. B. BUTLER, Director, Depar jm of RD&R
INFO: J. T. AHERN, C. H. MILLER, C. E. PALMER, J. E. DARLING and J. R. WEHLE
RE: Contracts held by Geraghty and Miller, Inc.
This shall provide a record of the sense of the meeting between myself and
Messrs. Doc Hesse of the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, Ed Salem
and Mann Davis of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, James Geraghty
of the firm Geraghty and Miller, Inc., and John Wehle of SWFWMD Staff; the
meeting having taken place on March 31, 1976, at approximately 2:00 p.m.
in Tampa. The express purpose of the meeting was to provide at a joint session
a common understanding and mutual agreement between the representatives of
those Agencies and the firm of Geraghty and Miller as to the proper conduct
of the three (3) contracts now held by the Geraghty and Miller firm each
singularly with the three Agencies; namely, (1) that contract now held between
Geraghty and Miller and the Corps of Engineers for conduct of the Four River
Basins WRMS study project, (2) the contract with the WCRWSA to study water
needs and potential supply sites in the Regional area, and (3) the contract
with SWFWMD to provide a hydrologic study for a proposed well field at the
J. B. Starkey Wilderness Area site.
It was agreed that it is coincidental that the same firm, Geraghty and Miller,
has obtained with the three Agencies contracts which are proceeding simultaneously
and which deal with very closely relatable subjects, but that these subjects
do not of themselves represent conflicts between the several interests of
the three Agencies, and if properly coordinated, do not represent any problem
of double paying for work under one contract which is also properly to be
accomplished under another contract. Further, it is agreed among the several
Agencies and the firm of Geraghty and Miller that every effort will be made
to insure that the three projects will in fact be complementary in their
study effort and that all data collected, incorporated, or obtained at either
one of the three study projects will be paid for in only one contract, and,
if necessary to be incorporated into another study, will be done so at no
cost, or at a minimal administrative cost as can be justified. Finally,
it was agreed that it is the mutual and common desire of the several Agencies
and the firm of Geraghty and Miller that every effort will be made to maximize
the common and cooperative project efforts which may be obtainable under
the three separate contracts, thereby obtaining savings and increasing the
total value of fees expended on the three contracts.
Under separate covers, copies of this memo will be sent to the principals
indicated above for their review and comment.