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File #: 2864-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/9/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: To authorize the transfer of appropriation from Object Class 03 to Object Class 06, in the amount of $840,000.00 within the Smart City Grant Fund; to amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a professional services contract with MTECH Solutions, LLC relative to the Smart Columbus - Multimodal Trip Planning Application project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $840,000.00 from the Smart City Grant Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $60,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($900,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 2864-2018 Accounting Stream 110618
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a professional services contract with MTECH Solutions, hereafter referenced as MTECH, in an amount of up to $900,000.00 for the purchase of a new application environment for the execution of multimodal transportation, known as the Multimodal Trip Planning Application (MMTPA) for end to end (door to door) multimodal trip execution.

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).

As part of Columbus’ overall response to the Smart City Challenge, efforts were focused on how an integrated smart transportation system would encourage the use of multimodal trips. Increasingly, citizens in urban areas view mobility as a service, and expect seamless connections as they move from mode to mode. The MMTPA project will provide this functionality and improve upon the existing functionality currently available to users.

To that end, the PMO solicited Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Smart Columbus - Multimodal Trip Planning Application, which was advertised on and City of Columbus websites from August 1, 2018 to September 13, 2018. The PMO received eighteen (18) responses. Of those, all were deemed responsive and fully evaluated when the Evaluation Committee met on September 24, 2018.

The responsive responding firms were:

Company Name City/State Maj/MBE/MBR/F1/AS1/PHC
Alten-Cresttek Dublin, OH UNK
Cambridge Systematics, Inc. Chicago, IL EBO
DoubleMap, Inc. Indianapolis, IN UNK
Ford ...

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