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File #: 2868-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and increase the contract with New River Electrical Corporation for the Power Distribution Installation and Restoration services for the Division of Power, to provide for payment of prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service, Design and Construction Division; and to authorize the expenditure of $252,000.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund. ($252,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2868-2019 - Power Distribution, Installation and Restoration Services - Mod #1 - Addt'l Info, 2. ORD 2868-2019 - Financial Coding - Power Dist Installation & Restoration - Mod #1
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to modify and increase the Power Distribution Installation and Restoration services contract with New River Electrical Corporation, in the amount of $250,000.00. The original contract was intended to be used for overall system improvements that includes installing pad-mount switches and circuit improvements specifically in the Downtown area; and for the purpose of setting poles, installing conductors, and the removal of poles and conductors at various locations within the Columbus Electric System on an as needed basis, and other such work as may be necessary. This modification is necessary to address new customer service issues such as building line extensions to serve the new county facility on Hague Avenue, installing reclosers, providing pole replacements and re-conductoring lines. Funds in the amount of $2,000.00 will also be encumbered with the Department of Public Service for prevailing wage services.

The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened five bids on July 31, 2019. New River Electrical Corporation was deemed to be the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid.

The original contract was for a period of one (1) year from the date of execution through and including October 22, 2020 with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods, based upon mutual agreement, availability of funding and approval by Columbus City Council. The contract provided for the provision that if additional funding is necessary a modification would be requested. This modification is to provide the additional funding necessary for the payment of services to be provided through October 22, 2020. If unforeseen issues or difficulties are encountered that would require additional funding, a modification would be required.

This Ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code pertaining to contract mod...

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