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File #: 0370-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/7/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a service contract with Asplundh Tree Expert Company for the Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming and Removal Services Project; to authorize the expenditure of $241,107.76 from the Power Operating Fund and $80,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($321,107.76)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0370-2017 Financial Coding, 2. ORD 0370-2017 Bid Tabulation, 3. ORD 0370-2017 Information, 4. ORD 0370-2017 SWIF, 5. ORD 0370-2017 QFF
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a service contract with Asplundh Tree Expert Company for the Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming and Removal Services; in an amount up to $321,107.76; for Division of Power and the Division of Water.

This service contract will provide power line clearance, tree trimming, and removal services associated with the maintenance of the City’s electric distribution systems and related infrastructure throughout the Department of Public Utilities. Work will be performed within City of Columbus corporation limits or other areas serviced by City agencies. This ordinance is being submitted as an emergency because, without emergency action, no less than 37 days will be added to this procurement cycle. Emergency legislation will expedite the completion of the support contract for the Divisions of Power and Water for this critical service project.
ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: The Department of Public Utilities maintains a comprehensive program to manage trees and brush that grow around power lines and it has been shown to be effective at improving the reliability of service that it provides its customers. This project will enhance reliability by minimizing the number and length of outages and the number of customers affected by each outage.

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened two bids on January 18, 2017 from: Asplundh Tree Expert Company - $321,107.76 and The Davey Tree Expert Company - $451,090.50.

Asplundh Tree Expert Company’s bid was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid in the amount of $321,107.76. Their Contract Compliance Number is 23-1277550 (expires 02/02/19, Majority). Additional information regarding both bidders, description of work, contract time frame and detailed amounts can be found on the attached In...

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