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File #: 1329-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering agreement with Arcadis US, Inc. for the Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant Cogeneration Project; to transfer $859,883.00 within and expend up to $1,025,883.00 from the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget. ($1,025,883.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1329-2017 SWIF, 2. Ord. 1329-2017 Director's Info Sheet, 3. Ord. 1329 -2017 DAX Funding Template
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering agreement with Arcadis US, Inc. for the Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant Cogeneration Project. The Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant creates large amounts of methane rich digester biogas which is now burned in flares as a waste product. A recent feasibility study shows that installing a cogeneration system can beneficially use this biogas as fuel to create electricity that will supply about half the total electricity the plant uses, with an acceptable pay back period and significant overall reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The cogeneration system will be relatively large and complex. This project purchases the preliminary engineering design services for the project. Future legislation will purchase the detailed design of the project and future legislation will purchase and install the equipment and facilities.
EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is not requested at this time

PROJECT TIMELINE: This Engineering Agreement authorizes the Preliminary Design work which is expected to begin on July 1, 2017, and end on March 31, 2018. A first contract modification is expected to authorize the Detailed Design work and Bidding Assistance expected to begin on April 2, 2018, and end on October 11, 2019. A second contract modification is expected to authorize Services during Construction, expected to start on October 12, 2019 and end at the completion of construction expected on March 31, 2021.

PROCUREMENT INFORMATION: The Division advertised for Requests for Proposals for the subject services on the City's Vendor Services website and in the City Bulletin in accordance with the provisions of Section 329.09 of the Columbus City Code. The Division of Sewage and Drainage received five (5) proposals on August 22, 2016 from the following companies:

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