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File #: 2127-2018    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 third contract modification with HNTB relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the transfer of appropriation of up to $250,000.00 from within the USDOT Grant - Smart City Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $250,000.00 from the USDOT Grant - Smart City Fund to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($250,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 2127-2018 Accounting String 071318
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND

In August of 2016 USDOT awarded the City of Columbus up to $40 million in Federal funds (for the USDOT Smart City Challenge project) and Vulcan awarded the City up to $10 million in private grant funding (for the Vulcan Smart City Challenge project) to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

Ordinance 1900-2016 authorized the Director of the Department of Public Service to initiate a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with HNTB in the amount of up to $400,000.00 for the provision of intelligent transportation system (ITS) program initialization and program management services related to the Smart City Challenge.

Ordinance 2355-2016 authorized the execution of the first planned contract modification to fund work for the continuation of the provision of intelligent transportation system (ITS) program initialization and program management services related to the Smart City Challenge. It was stated in 2355-2016 that additional contract modifications were expected on an annual or task basis throughout the term of the Smart City Challenge project.

Ordinance Number 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.

Ordinance 1056-2018 authorized the execution of the second planned contract modification to fund work for the continuation of the provision of intelligent transportation system (ITS) program initialization and program manageme...

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