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File #: 1405-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2013 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2013 Final action: 7/18/2013
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to execute a construction contract with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project; for the Division of Water; and to authorize an expenditure up to $37,551,525.00 within the Water Works Enlargement Voted Bonds Fund. ($37,551,525.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1405-2013 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 1405-2013 QFF, 3. ORD 1405-2013 Information, 4. ORD 1405-2013 Sub ID, 5. ORD 1405-2013 map
Explanation
 
1. BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $37,551,525.00, for the Dublin Road Water Plant (DRWP) Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications, Division of Water Contract Number 1009-Part 3.
 
This contract provides for construction of new recarbonation and ozone contact basins together with connecting channels and pipe systems; provision of ozone generation and feed equipment; provision of pressurized solution CO2 recarbonation system; building construction; construction of liquid and gas chemical storage and feed systems; modifications to existing concrete tanks including installation of residuals removal equipment; electrical systems as required for the improvements; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; plumbing; instrumentation and controls; associated site work; and other such work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the bid submittal documents.
 
2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:  This project is the third of five interrelated construction projects that are necessary to bring the Plant into compliance with Ohio EPA regulations, improve operational reliability and increase Plant capacity.
 
Future contracts associated with these Dublin Road Water Plant Improvements are:
 
Contract 4, Ion Exchange and Plant Reliability Upgrades, Estimate: $100,000,000.00
Contract 5, DRWP Capacity Increase New Sludge Line, Estimate: $14,500,000.00
 
*Contract 1, Sludge Pump and Electrical Substation, was legislated against Ordinance No. 0052-2013, $22,001,320.00 with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.
 
**Contract 1, Filter Building Rehabilitation / I & C Backbone Project, was legislated against Ordinance No. 0357-2013, $32,430,000.00 with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.
 
3. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD:  The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened four bids on May 29, 2013 from: Kokosing Construction Co. - $37,551,525.00; Shook Walbridge Joint Venture - $39,070,480.65; Walsh Construction Co. - $40,319,915.40; and Adams Robinson Enterprises - $40,452,400.00.
 
The lowest, best, most responsive, responsible bid was from Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. in the amount of $37,551,525.00.  Their Contract Compliance Number is 31-1023518 (expires 2/14/14, Majority).  Additional information regarding each bidder, description of work, contract time frame and detailed amounts can be found on the attached Information form.
 
Searches in the Excluded Party List System (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.
 
4. FISCAL IMPACT:  Funds for this expenditure are included within the Water Works Enlargement Voted Bonds Fund.
 
Title
 
To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to execute a construction contract with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project; for the Division of Water; and to authorize an expenditure up to $37,551,525.00 within the Water Works Enlargement Voted Bonds Fund.  ($37,551,525.00)
 
Body
 
WHEREAS, four bids for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project were received and publicly opened in the offices of the Director of Public Utilities on May 29, 2013; and
 
WHEREAS, Kokosing Construction Co., Inc. was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive, and responsible bidder, in the amount of $37,551,525.00; and
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to award and execute a construction contract for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project to Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.; and
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary for this Council to authorize an expenditure of funds within the Water Works Enlargement Voted Bonds Fund, for the Division of Water; and  
 
WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Division of Water, Department of Public Utilities, to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Kokosing Construction Co., Inc., for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project, for the preservation of the public health, peace, property and safety; now therefore,
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
 
SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Utilities be and hereby is authorized to award and execute a construction contract for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project with the lowest, best, most responsive, and responsible bidder, Kokosing Construction Co., Inc., 6235 Westerville Road, Suite 200, Westerville, Ohio 43081; in the amount of $37,551,525.00; in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract on file in the Office of the Division of Water.
 
SECTION 2.  That an expenditure up to $37,551,525.00 is hereby authorized for the Dublin Road Water Plant Treatment Capacity Increase Recarbonation and Ozonation Facilities and Basin 4 Modifications Project within the Water Works Enlargement Voted Bonds Fund, Fund No. 606, Division 60-09, Project No. 690428-100004 (carryover), OCA Code 664284, Object Level Three 6623.
 
SECTION 3.  That said construction company shall conduct the work to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Utilities and the Administrator of the Division of Water.
 
SECTION 4.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this Ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.
SECTION 5.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to transfer any unencumbered balance in the project account to the unallocated balance within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies no longer required for said project; except that no transfer shall be made from a project account by monies from more than one source.
SECTION 6.  That the City Auditor is authorized to establish proper project accounting numbers as appropriate.
SECTION 7.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this Ordinance.
 
SECTION 8.  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.