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File #: 0547-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/23/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/5/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an engineering agreement with ms Consultants, Inc. for the Williams / Behm HSTS Elimination Project; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $317,415.13 from the Sanitary Sewer Reserve Fund to the Ohio Water Development Loan Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $317,415.13 from said loan fund for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and amend the 2016 Capital Improvements Budget. ($317,415.13).
Attachments: 1. Ord 0547-2017 Director's Legislation Information Sheet (5-23-11), 2. Ord 0547-2017 SWIF Williams Behm 650895-1 021517, 3. Ord 0547-2017 DAX Financials Williams Behm HSTS

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an engineering agreement with ms Consultants, Inc. for the Williams / Behm HSTS (Home Sewage Treatment Systems) Elimination Project, CIP 650895-100001. This project will provide the detailed design, specifications, contract documents, and other reports required to construct a new sanitary sewer to the developed, unsewered area currently served by the Home Sewage Treatment Systems.

This project has been approved for below market-rate loan financing through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) which is administered by the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA). Ordinance 2241-2015, passed October 19, 2015, authorized the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a WPCLF Loan for the project. The project’s assigned WPCLF Number is CS390274-0262. Upon the loan award, which is expected on May 25, 2017, an OWDA Loan Account number will be assigned.

2. PROJECT TIMELINE: It is anticipated that a notice to proceed will be issued in April of 2017 with a start date of May 2017. It is anticipated that it will take 16 months to complete the project.

3. PROCUREMENT INFORMATION: The Division advertised for a Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the subject services on the City’s Vendor Services website and in the City Bulletin in accordance with the overall provisions of Section 329 of the Columbus City Code. The Division of Sewerage and Drainage received five (5) proposals on November 11, 2016 from the following companies:

Name C.C. No. Exp. Date Vendor# City/State Status
ms Consultants 34-6546916 02/18/2018 006998 Columbus, Ohio MAJ
RA Consultants, LLC 20-0654077 05/21/2017 000963 Columbus, Ohio MAJ
Strand 39-1020418 09/25/2017 007735 Columbus, Ohio MAJ
CT Consultants ...

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