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File #: 0333-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to waive the formal bidding requirements of Columbus City Code; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with EMH&T for the Nationwide Blvd and Hocking Street project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $49,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to pay for this contract; and to declare an emergency. ($49,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0333-2019 Nationwide Hocking design, 2. Ord 0333-2019 BidWaiverForm
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes a bidding waiver for the Director of Public Service to enter into professional services contracts with EMH&T (Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton & Tilton) in the amount of up to $49,000.00 for the Nationwide Blvd and Hocking Street project.

This project is under construction with the work effort currently minimal due to the winter season. Construction plans need to be updated prior to commencement of work when the weather improves to accommodate a wider section of roadway along Nationwide Blvd due to the introduction of a development project in the area of the construction known as Confluence Village. Updated plans are needed by the construction contractor in five weeks to keep construction on schedule. Due to the tight timeframe to produce the updated plans, there is not enough time to conduct a competitive event to select a professional services provider and wait for them to familiarize themselves with the project and the existing design. EMH&T is the designer of record. A bidding waiver is requested to award a contract to EMH&T to update the existing plans.

Searches in the Excluded Party List System (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against EMH&T.

2. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
EMH&T’s contract compliance number is CC004214 and expires 01/19/2020.

3. FISCAL IMPACT
Funding for this contract is available within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund, Fund 7704, Project P530103-100052 (Arterial Street Rehabilitation - Hamilton Road-I-70 to Refugee Road). An amendment to the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget is required to establish sufficient budget authority for the project, and a transfer of cash is necessary to provide sufficient cash for the project.

4. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
Emergency action is requested to allow construction plans to be updated and ready for use when the weather allows construction to resume.

Title
To amend the 2018 Capital Improvement Budget; to autho...

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