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File #: 3373-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management, on behalf of the Department of Public Service, to establish contracts and purchase orders with General Supply & Services, Inc., DBA Gexpro, for decorative traffic poles and related accessories for the Downtown Streetscape - Short North SID - High Street Improvements Phase 3 project, the NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th project, and the Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2 project; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of City Code; to authorize the expenditure of up to $418,625.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund for this purchase; and to declare an emergency. ($418,625.00)
Attachments: 1. Financial 3373-2018, 2. ORD 3373-2018 Bid Waiver Form, 3. costestimate
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes a bidding waiver to purchase decorative traffic poles and related accessories for the following projects: Downtown Streetscape - Short North SID - High Street Improvements Phase 3; NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th; and Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2. It also authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contracts and establish purchase orders with General Supply & Services, Inc., DBA Gexpro, in the amount of up to $418,625.00 to purchase the decorative traffic poles and related accessories.

The work for the Downtown Streetscape - Short North SID - High Street Improvements Phase 3 project and the NCR - Weinland Park 7th to 9th project (sometimes referred to as Phase 4 of the High Street Improvements) includes the replacement of the sidewalk and curb on both sides of North High Street between West Starr Avenue and East 9th Avenue; installing landscaping planter beds and street trees; planing and overlaying North High Street; installation of mast arm traffic signal facilities and other traffic control improvements; replacing street and pedestrian light fixtures within the project limits; installing storm sewer systems; and relocating all overhead utilities underground along North High Street within the project limits.

The work for the Miscellaneous Economic Development - Creative Campus Phase 2 project includes transforming Cleveland Avenue (north of Mt. Vernon to south of Long Street) with roadway reconstruction; lane reconfiguration; curb adjustments; wider sidewalks; safer crosswalks; new street trees and tree lawns; new street lighting; new mast arm traffic signals; relocation of all overhead utilities to underground systems; new storm water facilities; and traffic control changes. In addition, the intersection of Spring Street and Washington Avenue will receive new mast arm traffic signals.

The Department of Public Service is in the process of bidding th...

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