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Port of Houston Authority
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew the port's corporate membership in the American Association of Port Authorities.

The motion also included authorizing the executive director and the chief operating officer, as alternate, to represent the port at the annual American Association of Port Authorities conferences, as well as pay dues of $82,434.

The board voted to approve a three-month contract with Flensborg and Associates GmbH for trade development activities on behalf of the port in Europe, the Mediterranean, and selected countries in Africa and the Middle East, in an amount not to exceed $281,250.

The board voted unanimously to rescind a prior award to BEARCOM Wireless, and to award the purchase and installation of a broadband antenna tracking system to Comprehensive Communication Services, in an amount not to exceed $96,000.

The board voted unanimously to reject and re-advertise for proposals the renovation of the executive office building at Turning Basin Terminal.

The board voted unanimously to reject and re-advertise for proposals the rehabilitation of Wharf 3 at Barbours Cut Terminal and include the construction of electrical and telecommunications infrastructure at Container Yards 4, 5 and 6.

The board voted unanimously to award a $13,559,761 contract to Fused Industries, LTD for the construction of a rail spur at the Bayport Container Terminal.

The board voted to reject a bid and re-advertise for proposals for the purchase of one 50,000 pound vehicle lift for the Bayport Container Terminal.

The board voted unanimously to renew group insurance agreements with various carriers for calendar year 2019 , in a total amount not to exceed $1,206,758.

The carriers include Aetna Life Insurance Company for dental, Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation for vision, Minnesota Life Insurance Company for basic life and voluntary life coverage, as well as accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and Aetna Life Insurance Company for long term disability company.

The board voted unanimously to adopt a motion to purchase properties in the vicinity of the Turning Basin Terminal, as discussed in closed session.

The board voted unanimously to authorize an amendment to the port's legal services agreement with Andrews Myers PC for legal services, as discussed in closed session.

The board took no other action resulting from any other items discussed in closed session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Commissioner Stephen DonCarlos was absent. Agenda






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