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File #: 1809-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/20/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a modification of the professional engineering services agreement with Burgess & Niple, Inc. for the O’Shaughnessy Dam Hydroelectric Facilities - FERC Independent Consultant Inspection Project for the Division of Water; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $189,000.00 from the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; and to authorize an amendment to the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget. ($189,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1809-2018 Information, 2. ORD 1809-2018 Utilization, 3. ORD 1809-2018 map, 4. ORD 1809-2018 Funding
Explanation

1.0 BACKGROUND: This Ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify and increase the professional engineering services agreement with Burgess & Niple, Inc. for the O’Shaughnessy Dam Hydroelectric Facilities - FERC Independent Consultant Inspection Project, Division of Water Contract No. 2024.

The Columbus Division of Water (DOW) owns and operates a high hazard dam, water supply reservoir, and hydroelectric power generating plant on the Scioto River near Shawnee Hills, Ohio known as the O’Shaughnessy Dam Hydroelectric Project. As a condition for continued operation in accordance with the Federal Power Act, DOW must commission periodic inspections of the project by a qualified Independent Consultant.

Under the Original Agreement an independent inspection was performed and a report was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Modification No. 1 provided funding for engineering design services to address an immediate safety concern identified by the inspection that involved the access road to the hydroelectric facility.

Modification No. 2 provided funding for engineering design services to address the other safety related items identified by the Inspection work.

Modification No. 3 is needed for Engineering Services During Construction.

The O’Shaughnessy Dam is located outside the corporate limits of the City of Columbus and does not have an associated planning area.

1.1 Amount of additional funds to be expended: $189,000.00
Original Contract $ 130,000.00 (EL016811)
Modification No. 1 $ 61,700.00 (PO003170)
Modification No. 2 $ 270,000.00 (PO061195)
Modification No. 3 (current) $ 189,000.00
Total (Orig. + Mods. 1-3) $ 650,700.00

1.2. Reasons additional goods/services could not be foreseen:
This contract modification was anticipated and identified in the original authorizing legislation under Ordinance No. 0215-2015 as well as Modification No. 1 under Ordinance No. 3079-2015, and Modific...

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