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File #: 0066-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2018 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 1/14/2019 Final action: 1/16/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to renew contracts with various contractors that provide emergency home repair services to low and moderate-income households in Columbus; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $500,000.00 from the Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($500,000.00) (AMENDED BY ORD. 1980-2019;PASSED 7/22/2019)
Attachments: 1. ORD0066-2019 2018-12-21 Housing Preservation EMR 7782 DAX, 2. ORD0066-2019 Emergency Repair 2019 Attachment A Bid Waiver Form
Explanation
BACKGROUND:
This legislation allows for the expenditure of funds for the Emergency Repair Program from the Housing Preservation Fund. This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to renew contracts with various contractors that provide emergency home repair services to low and moderate-income households in Columbus and to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code. The companies responded to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 008299 and all those who responded were selected, although one contractor later withdrew. Emergency repair services will include heating, plumbing, electrical and other emergency home repairs needed to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Columbus.

Emergency action is necessary to allow for the continuation of emergency repair services.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for these contract renewals are available in the Housing Preservation Fund. ($500,000)

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to renew contracts with various contractors that provide emergency home repair services to low and moderate-income households in Columbus; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $500,000.00 from the Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($500,000.00) (AMENDED BY ORD. 1980-2019;PASSED 7/22/2019)

Body
WHEREAS, the Department of Development, Housing Division desires to administer the Housing Preservation Fund to allow for the expenditure of funds for the Emergency Repair Program; and

WHEREAS, these monies will be used to provide emergency home repair services necessary to preserve the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Development desires to renew agreements with four contractors to provide materials and services related to the Emergency Repair Program; and

WHEREAS, American Mechanical (contract compliance number: 0074882, ...

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