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File #: 2093-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2017 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/31/2017 Final action: 8/3/2017
Title: To authorize the Columbus Partnership to enter into a contract with CivitasNow relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Ride and Drive Road Show Plan; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Attachments: 1. Waiver Form.pdf
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Columbus Partnership, as a sub-recipient of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Vulcan grant for the Smart City Program, to enter into a contract with CivitasNow relative to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Ride and Drive Road Show Plan.

In 2016, the City of Columbus pursued and won the Vulcan grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation with the goal of laying a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

The grant agreement with the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation allows the use of sub-recipients with City Council approval and approval by the Foundation. To that end the Department of Public Service, through Ordinance 1212-2017 approved by Council on 6/5/17, requested to make the Columbus Partnership a grant sub-recipient to lead initiatives aimed at encouraging electric vehicle adoption by individuals, public entities, and private employers and increasing charging infrastructure locally.

The intent of this contract is to provide the Columbus Partnership with continuing, contractual access to additional resources that are necessary to perform various professional services, as well as provide technical expertise to perform creative development, communications, event coordination and related tasks for the deployment of the Smart Columbus Ride and Drive Road Show Plan. The selected Provider shall be readily available to perform such tasks when requested by the Columbus Partnership. Services on request and detailed scopes for individual deployment projects will be developed as requested and work will be authorized as individual scopes are developed.

The project was advertised on the Columbus Partnership web site from June 29, 2017, to July 12, 2017. The Columbus Partnership received five (5) responses. All proposals were deemed responsive and were fully evaluated when th...

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