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File #: 1792-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional services agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the DPU Franklin County Water/Sewer Assessment Project; to authorize the transfer within and expenditure of up to $499,807.30 from the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund; to authorize the transfer within and expenditure of up to $499,807.30 from the Water General Obligation Bond Fund; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget. ($999,614.60)
Attachments: 1. ORD. 1792-2018 Funding Template, 2. ORD 1792-2018 Res 350_18 Comprehensive Utility Assessment Project Part. Agreement FULLY EXECUTED
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional services agreement with Brown and Caldwell for the DPU Franklin County Water/Sewer Assessment Project. Franklin County owns and operates water distribution and sewage collection systems that are connected to and served by the City of Columbus. These systems are located in approximately 30 areas across the region. In addition, the County owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant, Darbydale, and a water plant, Timberlake, that are not connected to Columbus’ systems.

The County has requested that the City consider taking over its water/sewer assets. In order to make an informed decision about how to proceed, it is necessary to understand the County system. The City of Columbus and Franklin County are therefore requiring a comprehensive evaluation of the County’s water and sewer utilities. In accordance with Ordinance 1037-2018, passed by Columbus City Council on May 7, 2018, and Resolution 0350-18 passed by the Franklin County Commissioners on May 8, 2018, the City of Columbus and Franklin County will share equally in the costs of this service agreement, with the City encumbering the total cost of the agreement ($999,614.60), and receiving reimbursement of up to $500,000.00 from Franklin County.

2. PROJECT TIMELINE: After issue of the notice to proceed (NTP) the first phase of this project should be completed in December 2018. The second phase or this project is planned to commence in December 2018 and conclude by September 2019.

3. PROCUREMENT INFORMATION: The Division advertised for a Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for the subject services on the City’s Vendor Services website and in the City Bulletin in accordance with the overall provisions of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code. The Division of Sewerage and Drainage received two (2) proposals on June 8, 2018 from the following companies:

Company Name: C.C. No. Exp...

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