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File #: 2204-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/16/2019 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to appropriate funds within the Smart City Grant Fund; to authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to execute a contract modification with HNTB Ohio relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $2,000,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund and up to $2,000,000.00 from the Smart City Grant to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($4,000,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2204-2019 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a seventh planned contract modification with HNTB Ohio, Inc., in the total amount of up to $4,000,000.00 for the continued provision of various professional services related to the Smart City Challenge, a collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Vulcan, Inc., 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 August of 2016 USDOT awarded the City of Columbus up to $40 million in Federal funds (for the USDOT Smart City Challenge project) and Vulcan awarded the City up to $10 million in private grant funding (for the Vulcan Smart City Challenge project) to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

Ordinance 1900-2016 authorized the Director of the Department of Public Service to initiate a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with HNTB in the amount of up to $400,000.00 for the provision of intelligent transportation system (ITS) program initialization and program management services related to the Smart City Challenge. Planned modifications have been executed over the life of the contract as follows:

Original contract amount: $400,000.00 (Ord. 1900-2016, PO021608)
Total of Modification No. 1: $5,000,000.00 (Ord. 2355-2016, PO030844)
Total of Modification No. 2, 5: $1,400,000.00 (Ord. 1056-2018, PO116714)
Total of Modification No. 3: $250,000.00 (Ord. 2127-2018, PO140707)
Total of Modification No. 4: $2,000,000.00 (Ord. 2128-2018, PO138068)
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