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File #: 1136-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/21/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety, Division of Police to modify a contract with Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC for the towing of all impounded motor vehicles and watercraft as ordered by Police personnel; to authorize the expenditure of $1,710,000.00 from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,710,000.00)
Attachments: 1. CTR 17-1
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety to amend a contract with Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC to increase funds and extend the length of the contract. Funds originally encumbered for this contract in 2016 have been exhausted due to overall increases in towing activities. The Department of Public Safety, Division of Police needs to extend the length of the existing contract to March 2018 in order to complete research on the most effective and efficient way to tow vehicles within the City. The original towing contract was awarded to Columbus Towing and Recovery in 2013 and the company has agreed to abide by the scope of services and costs outlined in contract number PO012726.

BID INFORMATION: The committee of the original towing bid in 2013 recommended the contract be awarded to Pro-Tow based on the environmentally preferable purchasing clause, which made Pro-Tow the lowest bidder. Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC filed for injunctive relief and all the parties in the case came up with an agreement that Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC would be awarded the bid. The original contract was for one year with the option of three additional renewals.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the Safety Director to modify a contract with Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC for the towing of vehicles within the City. The amount of the modification will be $1,710,000.00 which will increase the maximum obligation of this contract to $3,420,000.00. Funds are available in the Division's 2017 General Fund.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: 03-0590117

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency legislation is necessary in order to continue towing services without interruption.

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Safety, Division of Police to modify a contract with Columbus Towing and Recovery LLC for the towing of all impounded motor vehicles and watercraft as ordered by Police personnel; to authorize the expenditure of $1,71...

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