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File #: 0324-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and extend a service contract with Asplundh Tree Expert LLC for the Power Line Clearance, Tree Trimming and Removal Services Project; and to authorize the expenditure of an additional $500,000.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund and $80,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($580,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0324-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 2019 Information, 3. Mod #5 Sub Work Form
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify and extend 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. 5, in the amount of $580,000.00, is for use by the Division of Power ($500,000) and by the Division of Water ($80,000). 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, 2020.

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 1/17/2021
Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC does not hold MBE/FBE status.

The company is not debar...

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