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File #: 1263-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/3/2017 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Abbot Studios for the design of a Downtown Maintenance Facility; to authorize the expenditure of $576,300.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund. ($576,300.00)
Attachments: 1. Downtown Maintenance Facility Development - DAX

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Abbot Studios for the development of a Downtown Maintenance Facility. The design work would include a new facility that will house the equipment and staff for five different crews. The building would have offices, equipment parking bays, dry equipment storage, and staff facilities. These crews will not only service the downtown parks and facilities, but will also include the Playground Crew, Landscape Crew and Irrigation Crew.

Over the last decade downtown Columbus has developed to become a destination spot for both visitors and residents of central Ohio. With all the improvements there has been an added need for additional maintenance of expanded parks along the riverfront as well as the current work load that exists. This new facility will allow for improved maintenance and a quicker response time. This facility will also help bring several maintenance zones together in a more centralized area which will help cut costs and improve the overall maintenance of our park system.

The costs for this project will be $536,300.00 with a contingency of $40,000.00 for a total of $576,300.00.

Proposals were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on December 2, 2016 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on December 15, 2016. Proposals were received from the following companies:

Company Status
Abbot Studios (MAJ)
Braun & Steidl (MAJ)
Triad Architects (MAJ)
Bowen Engineers (MAJ)
Moody Nolan (MBE)

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determined that Abbot Studios was the most responsive bidder.

Principal Parties:
Abbot Studios
130 East Chestnut Street, Suite 302, Columbus, OH 43215
Mike Lutsch 614-461-0101
Exp. 5/10/19

Benefits to the Public: It brings maintenance crews together so that can work will be more efficient to better serve t...

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