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File #: 1994-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/4/2018 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/23/2018 Final action: 7/25/2018
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to appropriate funds within the Special Income Tax Fund and the Waggoner Road TIF Capital Fund; to authorize the transfer of funds between projects within the Waggoner Road TIF Capital Fund; to authorize the transfer of funds between the Special Income Tax Fund and the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the transfer of funds between projects within the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Elford, Inc. for construction of Fire Station 35; to authorize the expenditure of $7,073,000.00 from the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $3,500,000.00 from the Waggoner TIF Capital Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($10,573,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1994-2018
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Elford, Inc. for the construction of Fire Station No. 35 at 711 North Waggoner Road. The ordinance authorizes a contract for the construction of a LEED-certified 26,750 square foot building. The new fire station will allow the Division of Fire to better serve the Far East Columbus community and includes additional health safety measurers for first responders. The expected opening of this new Fire Station is the third quarter of 2020.
Formal bids were solicited and the City received one responsive bidder on June 20, 2018 as follows (0 FBE, 0 MBE):
Elford, Inc. $10,573,000.00
It should be noted that Palmetto Construction Services, LLC submitted a bid response. However this response was deemed non-responsive as Palmetto failed to identify the percentage of work that would be completed by their subcontractors. Since this information is considered a required element of the base bid, Palmetto was deemed non-responsive leaving Elford, Inc. as the only responsive bidder.
The Office of Construction Management therefore recommends the contract be awarded to the sole responsive bidder, Elford, Inc.
Emergency action is requested so that this project may begin as soon as practical during the 2018 construction season.
Elford, Inc. Contract Compliance No. 31-4371060, expiration October 25, 2019.
Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes a total expenditure of $10,573,000 in capital funds with Elford Inc., for the construction of Fire Station 35 on Waggoner Road. Public Safety funding for this project is budgeted within the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget, which has been approved by Council under Ordinance 1010-2018. Some of these funds will not be available to Public Safety until the proceeds of the 2018 bond sale are available later this year. Therefore, it is necessary to certify funds in the amount of ...

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