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File #: 1880-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2017 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer $192,369.08 from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Department of Technology Information Services General Obligation Debt Fund; to authorize the Director of the Department of Technology to enter into a contract with Gudenkauf Corporation for the installation of fiber optic cable and related services; to authorize the expenditure of $192,369.08 from the Department of Technology, Information Services Division, Information Services General Obligation Debt Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($192,369.08.)
Attachments: 1. Gudenkauf Bid Response Fiber 470046-100000.pdf, 2. 1880-2017 EXP, 3. Ord. 1880-2017 bid summary.pdf
Explanation
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into a contract with Gudenkauf Corporation for the installation of fiber optic cabling at the Lumpkin Pride Center, 1410 Cleveland Ave. This installation will provide a diverse fiber optic network connection from our fiber network into the Lumpkin Pride Center and redundant fiber access in support of the 311 Call Center and Neighborhoods relocation staff.

The Department of Technology (DoT) exercised due diligence by completing the competitive bid process in compliance with Columbus City Code Chapter 329. Formal bid solicitation 470046-100000 was prepared and posted on the City's solicitation web site; while the bid was posted, the Department held a pre-bid walk-through which provided the contractors an opportunity to examine the fiber route. On Friday, June 9th at 5:00 p.m., the Department of Technology received and opened three (3) bids associated with Bid Express solicitation number 470046-100000. Results were as follows:

470046-100000: DOT/Network/Lumpkin Pride Center Fiber Bid:
1. Gudenkauf Corp.: $192,369.08
2. The Fishel Company: $269,030.24
3. Harris and Havener Excavations Inc: $341,616.00

Gudenkauf Corp was the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder and is awarded this bid. This company is not debarred according to the Excluded Parties listing of the Federal Government and is not listed in the Auditor of States database for Findings for Recovery.

Additionally, this ordinance authorizes the appropriation and subsequent transfer of $192,369.08 from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Department of Technology, Information Services General Obligation Debt Fund to provide adequate cash and capital authority to allow for the above described contract. Finally, the expenditure of $192,369.08 is authorized by this ordinance.

FISCAL IMPACT
Funds for the above described project were budgeted in DoT’s Information Services General Obligation Debt F...

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