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File #: 0293-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
File created: 1/18/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Resource International, Inc., for the Edsel Avenue Area Water Line Improvements Project; to authorize an expenditure up to $297,237.79 within the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund; for the Division of Water; and to amend the 2018 Capital Improvements Budget. ($297,237.79)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0293-2019 Information, 2. ORD 0293-2019 Utilization, 3. ORD 0293-2019 map, 4. ORD 0293-2019 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Resource International, Inc., for the Edsel Avenue Area Water Line Improvements Project, in an amount up to $297,237.79, for Division of Water Contract No. 2128.

The purpose of this project is to construct necessary improvements to the water distribution system in the Edsel Avenue Area. The improvements identified in the scope of work will replace or rehabilitate water lines that have high break histories and require frequent maintenance. This project includes replacing or rehabilitating approximately 10,690 linear feet of 6-inch, 8-inch, and 12-inch water lines. The streets include Edsel Ave., Edsel Ct., Pamella Dr., Nuway Rd. Cul-de-Sac, Marilla Rd., Harland Ct., West Broad St., and Frank Rd.

This project is located within the following Community Planning Areas:
1. 54 - Franklinton
2. 64 - Far South
3. 53 - Greater Hilltop

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
The goal of this project is to replace or rehabilitate the existing water lines that have a high break frequency. Replacement of these water lines will improve water service, decrease burden on water maintenance operations, and reduce water loss. The Neighborhood Liaison(s) will be contacted and informed of this project during the design phase. Further community outreach may result through the Neighborhood Liaison Program.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection of the firm providing the professional engineering services has been performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Columbus City Code, Section 329, "Awarding professional service contracts through requests for proposals." The evaluation criteria for this contract included: 1. understanding of project/project approach, 2. past performance, 3. environmentally preferable consultant, 4. local ...

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