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File #: 0380-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 2/11/2019 Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: To authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to execute a contract modification with Michael Baker relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $150,000.00 from the USDOT Grant - Smart City Fund to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 0380-2019 Accounting Template 012919 BAV
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a planned contract modification with Michael Baker International, hereafter referenced as Michael Baker, in an amount of up to $150,000.00 for the provision of an IT Assistant Program Manager to assist with various program management and support services related to the Smart City Challenge.

The Smart City Challenge is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant program seeking to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.” In 2016, the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, receiving a $40 million dollar grant from USDOT and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan).

Some aspects of the Smart City Challenge will be performed by an internal, interdepartmental City team coordinated through the Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO). The intent of the Smart City Challenge - Professional Support Services project is to provide the PMO with additional resources needed to perform various systems engineering and administrative project and program management services.

Ordinance 1901-2017 authorized the Public Service Director to transfer signature authority to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future Smart Columbus, USDOT Smart City Challenge, and Paul G Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan) contracts, documents, and projects.

Pursuant to Ordinance 0823-2018, the Department of Public Service initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with Michael Baker in the amount of up to $2,125,000 for the provision of various program management and support services related to the Smart City Challenge.

The purpose of this planned contract modifi...

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