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File #: 1651-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/14/2017 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Construction Administration and Construction Inspection (CA/CI) services agreement with PRIME AE Group, Inc. for three projects; to appropriate, transfer and expend up to $399,564.35 from the Sanitary Sewer Bond Funds; to transfer and expend $419,290.00 within the Stormwater General Obligation Fund; for a total expenditure of $818,854.35; to amend the 2017 Capital Improvements Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($818,854.35)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1651-2017 610985 Schedule 2A-1 (SWIF), 2. Ord 1651-2017 650876-110172 Schedule 2A-1 (SWIF), 3. Ord 1651-2017 DAX Financials Prime AE CACI

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a Construction Administration and Construction Inspection (CA/CI) services contract with PRIME AE Group, Inc. The services for this contract include oversight of projects during construction to ensure that work performed by the construction contractor conforms to project plans and specifications. PRIME AE Group, Inc. will perform construction administration/inspection services for Division of Sewerage and Drainage that commence construction during the years 2017 through 2019. The contract will be modified as needed throughout the three (3) year period to include these projects as they go to construction. Projects are located throughout the City of Columbus.

This group of CA/CI projects consists of funding for two Sewerage and Drainage projects and one Stormwater project.

Division of Sewerage and Drainage:
General CA/CI CIP #650800-100000 $ 50,000.00
Blueprint Clintonville Sump Pump Project #2 CIP #650876-110172 $ 349,564.35
Skyline Drive Stormwater Sys. Improvements CIP #610985-100000 $ 419,290.00
Total Expenditure $ 818,854.35

2. BID INFORMATION: The Department of Public Utilities advertised an RFP for Construction Administration / Construction Inspection services on the City’s Vendor Services website. Four (4) proposals were received on November 4, 2016 from: PRIME AE Group, DLZ Ohio, Stantec Consulting Services, and CTL Engineering.

The Department of Public Utilities recommends three-year agreements be awarded to each of these firms. This Ordinance will establish initial funding with PRIME AE Group, Inc. for the projects mentioned above.

Searches in the Excluded Party List System (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against PRIME AE Group, Inc.

3. PROJECT TIMELINE: Construction administration and inspection work is dependent on the schedules of the projects under construction. Work will...

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