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File #: 1290-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/5/2017 Final action: 6/8/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an engineering agreement with Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton, & Tilton, Inc. for the Stormwater Strategic Plan, Phase 2; to transfer $310,000.00 within and expend up to $310,000.00 from the Storm Sewer Build America Bonds Fund; and to amend the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget, and to declare an emergency. ($310,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1290-2017 Director's Legislation Information Sheet, 2. Ord. 1290-2017 SWIF, 3. ORD. 1290-2017 Financial Coding

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Evans Mechwart Hambleton & Tilton, Inc. for the Stormwater Strategic Plan, Phase 2 for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage. The work to be performed under this contract will improve the efficiency of the identification, design, and construction of stormwater infrastructure which in turn can be expected to reduce construction and long-term maintenance costs.

This project will collect data that will assist in an affordability analysis of green infrastructure; provide support for update of the Stormwater Drainage Manual including the 5-year review, stormwater credit program, rainwater harvesting analysis, stormwater detention criteria, and standards for underground detention. Additionally the project will facilitate reporting on green infrastructure facilities constructed under the Integrated Plan approved by Ohio EPA; provide support to review, update, and reorganize the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Regulation; assist with the development of a pervious pavement specification; provide support for update of the green infrastructure standards and specifications; provide support for the update or development of standard drawings; and develop a process for identifying private and public jurisdictional boundaries related to storm water management authority and responsibility.

PROCUREMENT: 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 three (3) proposals from the following companies on November 18, 2016:

Name C.C. No. Exp. Date City/State Status
Evans Mechwart Hambleton & Tilton, Inc. 31-0685594 ...

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