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File #: 0565-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase weed and vegetation management with Trugreen LP.; to authorize the expenditure of $1.00 to establish the contract from the General Fund. ($1.00).
Attachments: 1. Ordinance #0565-2017

 Explanation

BACKGROUND:  This legislation is for the option to establish a Universal Term Contract (UTC) for Weed and Vegetation Management Zone 5, Roadways. The Department of Public Utilities is the primary user.  This contract will provide for the purchase and delivery of specialized Weed and Vegetation Management used primarily for weed control by the Public Utilities Department.  The term of the proposed option contract would be approximately two years, expiring March 15, 2019, with the option to renew for one (1) additional year.  The Purchasing Office opened formal bids on February, 16, 2017.                      

 

The Purchasing Office advertised and solicited competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 relating to competitive bidding (Solicitation No. RFQ004246).  Seventy-four (74) bids were solicited;   three (3) bids were received. 

 

The Purchasing Office is recommending award to the overall lowest, responsive, responsible and best bidder as follows:

 

Trugreen LP, CC# 007293 expires 03/08/2018, Lines 10, for $1.00

Total Estimated Annual Expenditure: $90,000, Department of Public Utilities, the primary user.

 

The company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listing System of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State Unresolved Findings for Recovery Certified Search.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding to establish this option contract is from the General Fund.  City Agencies will be required to obtain approval to expend from their own appropriations for their estimated annual expenditures.

 

Title

 

To authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into a Universal Term Contract for the option to purchase weed and vegetation management with Trugreen LP.; to authorize the expenditure of $1.00 to establish the contract from the General Fund. ($1.00).

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the weed and vegetation management UTC will provide for the purchase and delivery of specialized weed control for use in specific locations assigned, primarily by Department of Public Utilities; and, 

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office advertised and solicited formal bids on February 16, 2017 and selected the overall lowest, responsive, responsible and best bidder, Trugreen LP; and

 

WHEREAS, this ordinance addresses Purchasing objective of 1) maximizing the use of City resources by obtaining optimal products/services at low prices and 2) encouraging economic development by improving access to City bid opportunities and 3) providing effective option contracts for City agencies to efficiently maintain their supply chain and service to the public; and

 

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Public Utilities Department to authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into contract with Trugreen LP for the option to purchase weed and vegetation Management, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore;

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Finance and Management Director be and is hereby authorized to enter into the following contract for the option to purchase weed and vegetation management  in accordance with Solicitation No. RFQ004246 for a term of approximately two years, expiring March 15, 2019, with the option to renew for one (1) additional year, as follows:

 

Trugreen LP., Line 10, for $1.00

 

SECTION 2. That the expenditure of $1.00 is hereby authorized in Fund 1000 General Fund in Object Class 02 Materials and Supplies per the account codes in the attachment of this ordinance to pay the cost thereof.

 

SECTION 3.  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 4.  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.