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File #: 0554-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/24/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/5/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to execute a contract with UCL, Inc. for the Smoky Row Tanks Painting Improvements Project; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $1,219,621.00 within the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund; for the Division of Water; and to authorize an amendment to the 2016 Capital Improvements Budget. ($1,219,621.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0554-2017 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 0554-2017 QFF, 3. ORD 0554-2017 Information, 4. ORD 0554-2017 SWIF, 5. ORD 0554-2017 map, 6. ORD 0554-2017 Funding

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a water tank painting project with UCL, Inc. for the Smoky Row Tanks Painting Improvements Project; in an amount up to $1,219,621.00; for Division of Water Contract Number 2185.

Work on this project consists of: blasting and coating all interior surfaces of the interior dry portions, performing touch ups to the interior wet portions, power washing and painting the roofs, power washing the exteriors, and installing ice deflectors for the Smoky Row East and West Tanks, and other such work as may be necessary to complete the contract, in accordance with the Invitation For Bid (IFB).

The Smoky Row tanks are located in the “Far Northwest” planning area.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: There are currently 37 water tanks in the distribution system and 25 of them are maintained by the City of Columbus, Division of Water. To keep these tanks in optimal condition, each year tank interiors or exteriors are identified to be recoated. The Smoky Row East and West tank interior dry areas need to be recoated at this time. The tanks will be industrial blasted to bare metal and recoated. Other improvements will include installing ice guards on and recoating both tank roofs, various exterior and interior paint touch ups, and power washing the tank exteriors. These improvements will prolong the service life of these tanks.

3.0 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened three bids on February 15, 2017: UCL - $1,219,621.00; George Kountoupes Painting - $1,603,215.00; and American Suncraft Co. - $2,165,622.50.

3.1 PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS: UCL, Inc. has met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329. There are no proposed subcontractors on this project.

UCL’s bid was deemed ...

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