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File #: 1956-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/2/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the Columbus Partnership to enter into a contract with Fahlgren Mortine relative to the implementation of the Consumer Focused Education Campaign; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit consultant of the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies Vulcan grant for the Smart City Program, to enter into a contract with Fahlgren Mortine relative to the implementation of the Consumer Focused Education Campaign.

In 2016, the City of Columbus pursued and won the Vulcan grant from the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies with the goal of laying a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

The grant agreement with the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies allows the use of not-for-profit consultant. To that end, the city’s Chief Innovation Officer, through Ordinance 1279-2018 approved by Council on 6/4/18, requested to make the Columbus Partnership a not-for-profit consultant to lead initiatives aimed at encouraging electric vehicle adoption by individuals, public entities, and private employers and increasing charging infrastructure locally.

The intent of this contract is to provide the Columbus Partnership with continuing, contractual access to additional resources that are necessary to perform various professional services, as well as provide technical expertise to perform creative development, communications, event coordination and related tasks for the Consumer Focused Education Campaign. Fahlgren Mortine shall continue to be readily available to perform such tasks when requested by the Columbus Partnership. Services on request and detailed scopes for individual deployment projects will be developed as requested and work will be authorized as individual scopes are developed.

2. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
Fahlgren Mortine currently has contract compliance number #CC009283 with the City.

3. FISCAL IMPACT
There is no immediate fiscal impact to the City. ACPO003133 was established per Ordinance 1279-2018 to allow payment of project costs to the Columbus Partnership ...

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