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File #: 1669-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/11/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/15/2019 Final action: 7/17/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to appropriate funds within the Smart City Grant Fund and within the Street and Highway Improvement Non-Bond Fund; to authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a professional services contract with Siemens relative to the Smart Columbus - CVE On-Board Unit System Integrator project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $1,634,011.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to authorize the expenditure of up to $2,465,989.00 from the Smart City Grant Fund, contingent upon receipt of an executed agreement for sufficient additional USDOT Smart City Grant Funds; to authorize the expenditure of up to $1,000,000.00 from the Street and Highway Improvement Non-Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($5,100,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 1669-2019 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a professional services contract with Siemens Mobility, Inc. Intelligent Traffic Systems, hereafter referenced as Siemens, in an amount of up to $5,100,000.00 to integrate connected vehicles into the City’s transportation environment by installing technology into vehicles to communicate with the environment; and to develop and deploy the CV applications that enable the enhanced safety and mobility features Smart Columbus desires.

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).

As part of Columbus’ overall response to the Smart City Challenge, the Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO) sought to engage a consultant capable of and qualified to integrate connected vehicles into the City’s transportation environment by installing technology into vehicles to communicate with the environment; and develop and deploy the CV applications that enable the enhanced safety and mobility features Smart Columbus desires. .

To that end, the Smart Columbus Program Management Office (PMO) initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Smart Columbus - CVE On-Board Unit System Integrator project, which was advertised on the Bonfire and City of Columbus websites from January 29, 2019 to March 7, 2019. The PMO received three (3) responses, all of which were deemed responsive and fully evaluated when the Evaluation Committee met on March 19, 2019, and March 28, 2019.

The responsive responding firms were:

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