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File #: 3393-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and increase the contract with Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC. for the Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming and Removal Services for the Division of Power; and to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 3393-2018 Financial Coding - Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming & Removal Svc - Mod #4, 2. ORD 3393-2018 Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming & Removal Svc - Mod #4 - Addt'l Info Form, 3. ORD 3393-2018 Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming & Removal Svc - Mod #4 - Sub Work ID Form
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify and increase the service contract with Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC (formerly known as Asplundh Tree Expert Company) for Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming and Removal Services for the various Divisions within the Department of Public Utilities. This current modification No. 4, in the amount of $150,000.00, is for use by the Division of Power. This service contract provides power line clearance, tree trimming and removal services associated with the maintenance of the City’s electric distribution systems and related infrastructure throughout the Department of Public Utilities. Work will be performed within the City of Columbus corporation limits or other areas serviced by City agencies.

The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened two bids on January 18, 2017. Asplundh Tree Experts Company was deemed to be the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid.

The original contract was for a period of one (1) year from the date of execution through and including April 10, 2018 with the option to renew for an additional one (1) year period. After the initial two years, the contract can then be extended for two (2) additional one (1) periods, or portion thereof based upon mutual agreement, availability of funding and approval by Columbus City Council. The contract provided for the provision that if additional funding is necessary a modification would be requested. This modification is to provide the additional funding necessary for the payment of services to be provided through April 10, 2019.

This Ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of the City Code pertaining to contract modifications.

SUPPLIER: Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC, DAX Vendor #001744, (EIN #23-1277550), Expires February 2, 2019
Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC does not hold MBE/FBE status.

The company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listin...

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