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File #: 2517-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2019 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/25/2019 Final action: 11/27/2019
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital improvement Budget authorized by Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with POD LLC for general site-planning for public land in downtown or other important employment centers within the City; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer cash and appropriation between projects within Fund 7735 Northland and Other Acquisitions; to authorize the expenditure of $50,000.00 from Fund 7735; and to declare an emergency.
Attachments: 1. ORD2517-2019 DAX Codes POD 50k
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
In 2015, the Columbus Department of Development, Economic Development Division, had the need for a general site-planning contract for public land in downtown or other important employment centers within the city. The intent of these contracts was to provide the Department of Development with continuing contractual access to additional resources that are necessary to perform various development, design, landscape architecture, and mapping products and expertise for the City of Columbus to attract more jobs and support various economic development initiatives.

In May 2015, the Department of Development produced a request for proposal, distributed it to the community, assembled a selection committee of various departments and divisions to review the proposals, and invited the Equal Business Opportunity Commission. This committee evaluated, scored, and ranked each proposal package it received according to the criteria described in the request for proposal. The selection committee, based on the scoring of each submittal, chose two lead firms to whom to award this project: MKSK, LLC and POD LLC.

The contract with POD LLC was never fully executed after completing the selection process in 2015. The Department of Development will execute a new contract with POD for reimbursement for previous and future individual task orders as needed.

2. EMERGENCY JUSTIFICATION
Emergency consideration is necessary in order to meet crucial economic development project timelines.

3. FISCAL IMPACT
Cash is available in Fund 7735 Northland and Other Acquisitions.

4. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
Contract Compliance Number: 001114, Expiration Date: 10/15/2021

Title
To amend the 2019 Capital improvement Budget authorized by Ordinance 1326-2019; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with POD LLC for general site-planning for public land in downtown or other important employment centers within the City; to authorize the Cit...

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