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File #: 1646-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to execute a construction contract with Jess Howard Electric Co. for the Southeast Lions Park Street Lighting Improvements Project; and to authorize an expenditure up to $99,808.49 within the Electricity General Obligations Bonds Fund for the Division of Power. ($99,808.49)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1646-2017 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 1646-2017 QFF, 3. ORD 1646-2017 Information, 4. ORD 1646-2017 SWIF, 5. ORD 1646-2017 map, 6. ORD 1646-2017 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Jess Howard Electric Co. for the Southeast Lions Park Street Lighting Improvements Project; in an amount up to $99,808.49; for the Division of Power.

This project will install 14 decorative post top street light poles and LED street lights with underground wiring in the Southeast Lions Park area of Columbus, and other such work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the Invitation for Bid (IFB).

The planning area for this project is “Near South - 22” and includes the following boundaries: to the east: S. Sixth Street; to the south: Hinkle Avenue; to the west: Bruck Street; and to the north: E. Barthman Avenue.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: This work is being performed with the City of Columbus’s goal to light every street. The addition of street lighting within the Southeast Lions Park area could provide both a sense of security and additional visibility on the roadways. This may also deter criminal activity, which would lessen the financial impact on city resources such as the Police and Fire departments.

3.0 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened three bids on June 7, 2017 from:

1. Jess Howard Electric Co. $ 99,808.49
2. Asplundh Construction Co. $118,440.57
3. Complete General Construction $132,068.30

3.1 PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS: Jess Howard Electric and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Jess Howard Electric’s bid was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid in the amount of $99,808.49. Their Contract Compliance Number is 31-4405752 (expires 10/18/18, Majority) and their DAX Vendor ...

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