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File #: 2355-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2016 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To authorize the City Auditor to appropriate $5,000,000.00 within the Smart City grant fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to execute a contract modification with HNTB Ohio, Inc. relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $5,000,000.00 from the Smart City grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,000,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Smart City Challenge HNTB Service Contract Mod 1 Account Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to execute a contract modification with HNTB Ohio Inc. (HNTB) in the total amount of up to $5,000,000.00 for the continued provision of various professional services related to the Smart City Challenge, a collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Vulcan, Inc. seeking to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.”

On June 23, 2016, the USDOT awarded the City of Columbus up to $40 million in federal funds and up to $10 million in matching funding from Vulcan, Inc. to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications that can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

Pursuant to Ordinance 1900-2016, the Department of Public Service initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with HNTB in the amount of up to $400,000.00 for the provision of intelligent transportation system (ITS) program initialization and program management services related to the Smart City Challenge.

The purpose of this planned contract modification is to allow for the continuation of requisite services by HNTB through July 31, 2017.

Original contract amount: $400,000.00 (Ord. 1900-2016, PO021608)
Total of Modification No. 1: $5,000,000.00
Contract amount including all modifications: $5,400,000.00

Due to the nature of the USDOT and Vulcan grant reimbursements, professional support for the Smart City Challenge Program will be awarded in annual funding phases. Additional contract modifications are expected on an annual basis throughout the four-year S...

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