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File #: 1891-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/18/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Construction Management Capital Improvement Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Gutknecht Construction Company for renovation of interior offices for the Civil Service Commission at the Jerry Hammond Center; to authorize the expenditure of $1,131,000.00 from the Construction Management Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,131,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1891-2018
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Gutknecht Construction for the renovation of interior offices for the Civil Service Commission at the Jerry Hammond Center, 1111 East Broad Street. This legislation authorizes the renovation of the second floor, east and south wings of the Jerry Hammond Center for the Civil Service Commission. The Civil Service Commission will relocate from the existing location at 750 Piedmont. The renovation will provide new interview and testing rooms needed to conduct promotional interviews and testing for uniform personnel in the Divisions of Fire and Police.

Formal bids were solicited and the City received five bids on June 19, 2018 as follows (0 FBE, 0 MBE):
2K General Company $1,131,000.00
Gutknecht Construction Company $1,142,000.00
R.W. Setterlin Building Company $1,165,188.00
Elford, Inc. $1,165,862.00
Palmetto Construction Company $1,257.177.00

The Office of Construction Management recommends the award be made to Gutknecht Construction Company as the lowest responsive, responsible and best bidder for matching the low bid of $1,131,000.00. Columbus City Code, Section 329.212 provides for local preference for construction contracts in the event that a local bidder is not the lowest bidder. However, in order to be awarded the contract a local bidder's original bid must be within 1 (one) percent of the low bid and the local bidder must agree to match the low bid amount. In this case the lowest bidder, 2K General, is not a local bidder (as defined by City Code) and the second low bidder, Gutknecht Construction Company is a local bidder (as defined by City Code) with a bid that falls within 1 percent of the low bid. Additionally, Gutknecht Construction Company was given the opportunity to match the non-local bid pricing and has opted to do so.

Emergency action is requested to complete said renova...

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