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File #: 0036-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2018 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action: 1/16/2019
Title: To authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to modify a professional services contract with GPD Group relative to the Smart City Challenge - Vulcan Charging and Decarbonization project, contingent upon the execution of the revised amendment obligated by Paul G. Allen Philanthropies; to authorize the expenditure of up to $351,000.00 from the Smart City Private Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($351,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0036-2019 Mod 2 Legislation Stream 121818
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a second planned contract modification with Glaus, Pyle, Schomer, Burns & DeHaven, Inc., dba GPD Group, related to the Smart City Challenge - Vulcan Charging and Decarbonization project, contingent upon the execution of the revised amendment obligated by Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, for various expenses related to the implementation of the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan.

In 2016, the City of Columbus applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, resulting in the award of a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Philanthropies (Vulcan) to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

Ordinance 1863-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and to accept grant monies and other resources from Vulcan to advance the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan, which aims to lay a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

Ordinance 1294-2017 authorized the Director of Public Service to initiate a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract, effective June 30, 2017, with GPD Group in the amount of up to $1,198,892.87 for the provision of various professional services related to the Smart City Challenge.

Ordinance 1901-2017 authorized the transfer of signature authority from the Director of Public Service to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future docum...

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