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File #: 2840-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/4/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc. for professional engineering services for the 2018 Comprehensive and Water Distribution Master Plan Update Project; for the Division of Water; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $3,175,100.00 within the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; and to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget. ($3,175,100.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2840-2018 Information, 2. ORD 2840-2018 Utilization, 3. ORD 2840-2018 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc., for the 2018 Comprehensive and Water Distribution Master Plan Update Project, in an amount up to $3,175,100.00, for Division of Water Contract No. 2233.

This project provides for an update to both the Comprehensive and Water Distribution System Master plans. For the Comprehensive Water Master Plan Update, the selected professional service firm will conduct a broad assessment of Division of Water’s entire system and develop coordinated planning recommendations related to supply, treatment, water quality, and operations. For the Water Distribution System Master Plan Update, the same selected professional service firm will assess the adequacy of the current distribution system to meet present and projected hydraulic and water quality needs relative to the distribution system, and recommend future modifications and operational changes.

Planning Area = “99-N/A” since several Division of Water functionalities will be assessed and are not in one confined area.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
This project is necessary to update the population projections, service area growth, raw water supply and safe yield, water demands, etc. Comprehensive and water distribution system master plans are both essential and integral components in ensuring there is an adequate, safe supply of water for economic growth and development of the Columbus area.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection of the firm providing the professional engineering services has been performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Columbus City Code, Section 329, "Awarding professional service contracts through requests for proposals." The evaluation criteria for this contract included: 1. Project Team, 2. Past Performance, 3. Understandi...

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