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File #: 1853-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/5/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Co. in connection with the Resurfacing Program; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Streets and Highways Bonds Fund; to appropriate funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $7,822,539.23 from the Streets and Highways Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($7,822,539.23)
Attachments: 1. Resurfacing 2017 P3

Explanation

 

1.  BACKGROUND

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company for the Resurfacing - 2017 Project 3 project and to provide payment for construction, construction administration and inspection services. 

 

This contract consists of repairing and resurfacing 42 City streets and constructing 415 ADA curb ramps along those streets.  The work consists of milling the existing pavement, overlaying with new asphalt concrete, minor curb replacement, and replacing curb and sidewalk associated with installing ADA wheelchair ramps.  Where warranted, the plans also call for areas of full depth pavement repair, and other work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the Bid Submittal Documents.

 

The estimated Notice to Proceed date is August 14, 2017.  The project was let by the Office of Support Services through Vendor Services and Bid Express.  Four bids were received on June 22, 2017, (all majority) and tabulated on June 23, 2017, as follows:  

     

Company Name                                 Bid Amount               City/State                                                Majority/MBE/FBE    

Strawser Paving Company

$7,176,641.49

Columbus, OH

Majority

Kokosing Construction Co., Inc.

$7,418,588.24

Columbus, OH

Majority

Decker Construction Company

$7,445,558.62

Columbus, OH

Majority

Shelly and Sands, Inc.

$7,631,414.81

Columbus, OH

Majority

 

Award is to be made to Strawser Paving Company as the lowest responsive and responsible and best bidder for their bid of $7,176,641.49.  The amount of construction administration and inspection services will be $645,897.74.  The total legislated amount is $7,822,539.23.

 

Searches in the System for Award Management (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against Strawser Paving Company.

 

PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS

Strawser Paving Company and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

 

2. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE INFORMATION

The contract compliance number for Strawser Paving Company is CC006114 and expires 1/30/19.

 

3.  FISCAL IMPACTS

The Public Service funding for this project is budgeted within the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget, which has been approved by Council under Ordinance 1124-2017.  The funds will not be available to Public Service until the bond sale is held later this year.  Therefore, it is necessary to certify funds in the amount of $7,822,539.23 against the Special Income Tax Fund. 

4. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

Emergency action is requested in order to provide requisite funding for this project so as to allow the UIRF - Woodland Park project to commence as soon as possible, thereby preventing delays in the completion thereof and ensuring the safety of the traveling public.

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Co. in connection with the Resurfacing Program; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Streets and Highways Bonds Fund; to appropriate funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $7,822,539.23 from the Streets and Highways Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency.  ($7,822,539.23)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service is engaged in the Resurfacing - 2017 Project 3; and 

 

WHEREAS, the work for this project consists of repairing and resurfacing 42 City streets and constructing 415 ADA curb ramps along those streets and other work as may be necessary to complete the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications set forth in the Bid Submittal Documents; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service requires funding to be available for Resurfacing - 2017 Project 3 for construction expense along with construction administration and inspection services; and

 

WHEREAS, Strawser Paving Company will be awarded the contract for Resurfacing - 2017 Project 3; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Co.; and

 

WHEREAS, this ordinance authorizes funding in the amount of $7,822,539.23 for that purpose; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide for construction administration and inspection services; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to transfer funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to fund this project; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will reimburse the Special Income Tax Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, this transfer should be considered as a temporary funding method; and

 

WHEREAS, the aggregated principal amount of obligations which the City will issue to finance this project is presently expected not to exceed $7,822,539.23; and

 

WHEREAS, the City anticipates incurring certain Original Expenditures (as defined in Section 1.150-2(c) of the Treasury Regulations (the "Treasury Regulations") promulgated pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended) with respect to the project described in this ordinance (the "Project"); and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Service in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company to ensure the safety of the travelling public, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Service be and is hereby authorized to enter into contract with Strawser Paving Company, 1595 Frank Road, Columbus, Ohio 43223, for the construction of Resurfacing - 2017 Project 3 in the amount of up to $7,176,641.49 or so much thereof as may be needed in accordance with the specifications and plans on file in the Office of Support Services, which are hereby approved; and to obtain and pay for the necessary inspection costs associated with the project up to a maximum of $645,897.74.

 

SECTION 2. That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said funds from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, the sum of $7,822,539.23 is appropriated in Fund 4430 Special Income Tax in Object Class 10 Transfer Out Operating and in Fund 7704 Streets and Highways Bond Fund in Object Class 06 Capital Outlay per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.  That the transfer of $7,822,539.23, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized between Fund 4430 Special Income Tax Fund and Fund 7704 Streets and Highways Bond Fund per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.   That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 2 shall be paid upon order of the Director of Public Service and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 5.  That upon obtaining other funds for this project for the Department of Public Service, the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to repay the Special Income Tax Fund the amount transferred under Section 3.

 

SECTION 6.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 7. That the City intends that this ordinance constitute an "official intent" for purposes of Section 1.150-2(e) of the Treasury Regulations, and that the City reasonably expects to reimburse itself for certain Original Expenditures incurred with respect to the Project from the proceeds of obligations to be issued by the City in a principal amount currently estimated to be $7,822,539.23 (the "Obligations").

 

The City intends to make a reimbursement allocation on its books for the Original Expenditures not later than eighteen months following the later to occur of the date of the Original Expenditure to be reimbursed or the date the Project for which such Original Expenditures were made is "placed in service" within the meaning of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2(c).  Upon the issuance of the Obligations, the proceeds of such Obligations shall be used to reimburse the fund from which the advance for costs of the Project will be made.

 

SECTION 8.  That the expenditure of  $7,822,539.23, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 7704 Streets and Highways Bond Fund in object class 06 Capital Outlay per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 9.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 10.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 11.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.