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File #: 1232-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/22/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify the service agreement with Madden Brothers, Inc. to provide Yard Waste and Log Grinding Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; and to authorize the expenditure of $40,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1232-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 1232-2019 Info Form

The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify the contract with Madden Brothers, Inc. for the purpose of providing Yard Waste and Log Grinding Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Compost Facility. The City of Columbus operates a composting facility that processes sewage sludge from two interconnected wastewater treatment plants into soil conditioner / mulch for wholesale. Maintaining continuous operations is necessary to comply with wastewater permit standards and to protect public health. The City utilizes ground yard waste, whole tree woodchips, sawdust, straw, logs, and ground wood waste as bulking agents to process sewage sludge.

The services to be performed under this agreement call for Madden Brothers Inc. to provide equipment and operator for grinding yard waste and wood waste, sizing and grinding logs.

The Department of Public Utilities solicited Competitive Bids for the subject services in accordance with the provisions of Section 329 (RFQ005860). Sixty-five (65) vendors were solicited. One (1) bid (1 MAJ) was received, on June 28, 2017. After a review of the bid, the Division of Sewerage and Drainage recommended an award be made for items 10 and 20 to Madden Brothers, Inc. as the only responsive, responsible, and best bidder.

The City of Columbus has crews to chip brush and trees from storm damage in the public right-of-way. In the event that a severe storm causes damage that exceeds the capacity of City crews to promptly cleanup, the intent is for this contract to allow for the vendor to be contacted to mobilize equipment and crews to chip brush and trees obstructing public streets and sidewalks and deliver those woodchips to the SW Compost Facility located at 7000 Jackson Pike, Lockbourne, Ohio.

No bids were received for Items 30 and 40.

The initial contract was for a period of one (1) year, from the date of execution, with the option to renew for three (3) ...

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