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File #: 1865-2017    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 amend the 2017 Capital Improvement Budget; to appropriate funds within the Street and Highway Improvement Non-Bond Fund; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds and appropriation within the Street and Highway Improvement Non-Bond Fund; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into contract with G & G Cement Contractors and Petruzzi Concrete Design; to provide for the payment of construction administration and inspection services in connection with the Sidewalk Rescue Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $73,000.00 from the Street and Highway Improvement Non-Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($73,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1865-2017 Legislation Accounting Templates w ACDI.pdf, 2. 1865-2017 Waiver Form.pdf

Explanation

1. BACKGROUND:
This legislation authorizes a bidding waiver for the Director of Public Service to enter into construction services contracts with G & G Cement Contractors and Petruzzi Concrete Design in connection with the Pedestrian Safety Improvements - Sidewalk Program 2016 and to provide payment for construction administration and inspection services.

The Pedestrian Safety Improvements - Sidewalk Program 2016 project is also known as the Notice of Violation program. In response to 311 tickets, an inspector visits a property and determines if the sidewalk/driveway apron/shared use path/curb in the public right-of-way is in need of repair and in violation of City Code. Per City Code, the property owner is responsible for making these repairs. If repairs are needed, a Notice of Violation is sent to the property owner. The property owner can either make the repair or the City will make the repair for them and the property owner will be invoiced for the repairs. A contract was bid and established in 2016 for a contractor to make these repairs on an as-needed basis on behalf of the City. This contract was bid as a potential three-year contract and a request to approve funding for year two of the contract was submitted for Council approval as Ordinance 1765-2017.

Council implemented the Sidewalk Rescue Program to assist low-income property owners to pay for these repairs through a grant from the City. Council requested that small businesses located within the City of Columbus be used to make the repairs to properties that received a grant through the Sidewalk Rescue Program. The Department of Public Service used the United States Small Business Administration definition of a small business to identify potential businesses for this contract, which is annual gross income of $15,000,000 or less for concrete contractors. The State’s EDGE (Encouraging Diversity, Growth, and Equity) website was used to locate potential small businesses within the...

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