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File #: 1671-2019    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 Improvements Budget; to authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a professional services contract with Park Mobile relative to the Smart Columbus - Event Parking Management project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $450,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to pay for the expenditure; and to declare an emergency. ($450,000.00) (AMENDED BY ORD. 2345-2019; PASSED 9/23/19)
Attachments: 1. 1671-2019 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a professional services contract with Park Mobile, hereafter referenced as Park Mobile, in an amount of up to $450,000.00 to create a one-stop location for drivers in Columbus to find, reserve and pay for parking across the downtown and Short North areas of Columbus via both mobile and web application. It will also provide a means for parking providers of garages and surface lots to provide parking availability information to the application either automatically through an interface or through a web-based user interface. This functionality will expand the functionality of the existing ParkColumbus parking application.

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, efforts were focused on creating a one-stop location for drivers in Columbus to find, reserve, and pay for parking across the downtown and Short North areas of Columbus.

To that end, the PMO submitted justification for the approach for the Event Parking Management project and on May 28th received concurrence from the grant sponsor to utilize the vendor.

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

Due to the nature of the USDOT and Vulcan grant reimbursements, professional support for the Smart City Challenge Program will be awarded in annual funding phases. Additional contract modifications may occur ...

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