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File #: 1951-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/1/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/24/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize and direct the City Auditor to appropriate funds within the Special Income Tax Fund and within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to transfer funds from the Special Income Tax Fund to the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contract(s) on behalf of the Department of Public Service for the purchase of steel necessary for the completion of the SR-315 at North Broadway - Interchange Project 2; to authorize the expenditure of up to $1,600,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for that purchase; and to declare an emergency. ($1,600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1951-2018 Accounting Codes
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contract(s) on behalf of the Department of Public Service in the amount of up to $1,600,000.00 for the purchase of steel necessary for the completion of the SR-315 at North Broadway - Interchange Project 2 and authorizes the City Auditor to establish an Auditor’s Certificate in the amount of $1,600,000.00 for these purchases.

The aforementioned project, which is the second phase of improvements to the interchange at SR-315, West North Broadway, and Olentangy River Road, encompasses the construction of a new bridge carrying SR-315 over a new southbound ramp to West North Broadway, and various improvements to the SR-315 northbound exit to West North Broadway, the intersection of Olentangy River Road and Thomas Lane/SR-315 southbound exit ramp, and the intersection of West North Broadway and the driveway to Riverside Methodist Hospital.

The steel needed for the project must be delivered by February 2019 so the newly constructed ramp can open to traffic as scheduled in May 2019. The project is projected to be ready to bid in October 2018 with a Notice to Proceed issued in November 2018. The steel needed for the project currently has a six to eight month lead time from placement of order to delivery. The purchase of the steel girders, bearings, and miscellaneous accessories will need to be bid and awarded during the upcoming Council August recess to meet the construction completion date. The Department of Public Service is requesting that City Council approve the award of the needed contract(s) to manufacture the needed steel items prior to the identification of a supplier, and to authorize the expenditure of up to $1,600,000.00 for the purchase of the items. The City’s Purchasing Department will conduct the bid event for this purchase, and all contracts will be obtained and awarded per Chapter 329 of Columbus City Code.

2. FISCAL IMPACT
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