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File #: 2125-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2018 Final action: 8/3/2018
Title: To authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to execute a second contract modification with Pillar relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $2,500,000.00 from the USDOT Grant - Smart City Fund to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($2,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 2125-2018
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND

The Smart City Challenge is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant program seeking to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.” In 2016, the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, receiving a $40 million dollar grant from USDOT and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan).

Some aspects of the Smart City Challenge will be performed by an internal, interdepartmental City team coordinated through the Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO). The intent of the Smart City Challenge - IT Professional Services project is to provide the PMO with critical technical resources related to the design and implementation of the Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS), which is envisioned to scale to be the citywide data management platform for public and private data collected during the Smart City Challenge.

Ordinance 1901-2017 authorized the Public Service Director to transfer signature authority to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future Smart Columbus, USDOT Smart City Challenge, and Paul G Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan) contracts, documents, and projects.

Pursuant to Ordinance 0820-2018, the Department of Public Service initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with Pillar in the amount of up to $2,500,000.00 for the provision of various IT services related to the Smart City Challenge.

The purpose of this second planned contract modification is to add funding to the original contract to allow for the continuation of requisite services by Pillar through May 31, 2019 or in accordance with the USDOT schedule, contingent upon receipt of additional funding obligated by USDOT.

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