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File #: 0028-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with Black and Veatch Corporation for professional engineering services for the O’Shaughnessy Dam FERC Independent Consultant Review Project for the Division of Water; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $485,350.00 within the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; and to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget. ($485,350.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0028-2019 Utilization, 2. ORD 0028-2019 map, 3. ORD 0028-2019 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Black and Veatch Corporation for the O’Shaughnessy Dam FERC Independent Consultant Review Project, in an amount up to $485,350.00, for Division of Water CIP No. 690251-100001.

Black and Veatch will provide investigation, inspection and safety evaluation of the O'Shaughnessy Dam Hydroelectric facility as mandated by the FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Committee). FERC mandates an independent consultant review of the facility and water supply dam every five years. The review will include investigation, condition inspection and safety evaluation of the hydroelectric facility and the dam, and may also include engineering evaluations related to dam safety. This inspection must be performed by a qualified Independent Consultant as defined in CFR Title 18, Part 12, Subpart D.

FUTURE RENEWAL(S): Based on findings and recommendations the agreement may be renewed to include design phase and construction phase engineering services for minor improvements to the facilities.

ESTIMATED COST OF PROJECT:

Investigation / Preliminary Design (current): $485,350.00
Detailed Design - if needed (Renewal #1): $150,000.00
Services During Construction - if needed (Renewal #2): $100,000.00
Estimated Contract Total $735,350.00

The Community Planning Area is “99-N/A” since the O’Shaughnessy Dam provides service to several communities.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
The O’Shaughnessy Dam is a significant component in the City of Columbus water supply for the Dublin Road Water Plant. This inspection is a mandated regulatory requirement for continued operation of this facility. The dam is considered “secure infrastructure” by the Department of Homeland Security and no public input is solicited for this work.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection...

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