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File #: 1793-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2018 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate and transfer $112,939.00 from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Information Services Taxable Debt Fund; to amend the 2018 capital improvement budget; to authorize the transfer of funds between projects in the Information Services Taxable Debt Fund; to authorize the Director of the Department of Technology to enter into contract with The Fishel Company for the installation of fiber optic cabling at nine locations to continue linking together the city’s fiber optic pathway; to authorize the expenditure of $723,594.33 from the Information Services Division, Capital Improvement Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($723,594.33)
Attachments: 1. Fishel bid response - 2018 spring fiber projects, 2. Copy of SpringFiberBid BidTab 2018, 3. 1793-2018EXP
Explanation
BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Technology (DoT) to enter into contract with the Fishel Company to install fiber optic cabling at nine (9) locations throughout the city. These locations include: 1096 West Broad Street (New Firehouse 10 building); East Goodale St. at Convention Center Drive; Taylor Ave. and 1111 East Broad St. to the City of Columbus’ Traffic Signal System; West Third Ave. (near Olentangy River Rd. CTSS).; High Street (north) to I-270; Statehouse Garage and Rhodes Tower Penthouse; Traffic Maintenance Facility; Public Utilities Complex (Dublin Road); and Virginia Avenue. These projects link together locations that need to have fiber pathways joined together to put the fiber in service or provide the city with alternate fiber pathways to enhance circuit access.
Exercising due diligence, DoT solicited bids via the city’s construction bid portal. On May 4th, 2018, at 1:00 pm, the two bids were received and opened. Amounts were as follows:

Spring Fiber Projects (9 locations fiber construction)
Fishel - $723,594.33
Gudenkauf - $822,000.00

DoT recommends that the award be made to the Fishel Company, having the lowest, responsive and responsible bid.

The term of the contract will be one year, effective from the date of a certified purchase order by the City Auditor’s Office.

This ordinance also authorizes an appropriation and transfer from the Special Income Tax (SIT) fund to cover a shortfall of taxable capital fund cash, pending the next bond sale. Currently, there is $610,655.60 in the Information Services Taxable Debt Fund, requiring a cash transfer from the SIT of $112,939.00.

This ordinance also authorizes the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) to be amended and the transfer of appropriation and cash between projects within the Information Services Taxable Debt Fund, to accommodate the expenditure authorized by this ordinance.

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency designation is requested s...

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