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File #: 2878-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into two professional service agreements for the 2020 - 2022 General Engineering Services - Water Distribution Group Project, with ms consultants, inc. and Dynotec, Inc.; to authorize an expenditure up to $600,000.00 from the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund, and to authorize an amendment to the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2878-2019 Information, 2. ORD 2878-2019 Utilization - ms consultants, 3. ORD 2878-2019 Utilization - Dynotec, 4. ORD 2878-2019 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into two professional service agreements for the 2020 - 2022 General Engineering Services - Water Distribution Group Project, with ms consultants, inc. (Contract No. 2310) and Dynotec, Inc. (Contract No. 2311), each in the amount of $300,000.00, for 2020 through 2022.

These projects will provide general engineering services to the Division of Water, Water Distribution Engineering section, on an “as-needed” basis. Work items will consist of field investigations, surveying, professional design services necessary for the completion of a design report, plans and specifications, and engineering services during construction as it relates to various water distribution and facility projects. There is no planning area associated with these contracts.

Since services are used on an as-needed basis, two consulting firms are selected in the event that a firm cannot perform the expedited services that are required for the assignments.

There are no planning areas associated with these contracts.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: These agreements will allow the Division to perform miscellaneous engineering tasks on an as-needed basis. Outreach and environmental impact is unknown since the exact type and location of work is unknown at this time.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection of the firm providing the professional engineering services has been performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Columbus City Code, Section 329, "Awarding professional service contracts through requests for proposals." The evaluation criteria for this contract included: 1. Understanding of the Project, 2. Past Performance, 3. Environmentally Preferable Offeror, and 4. Local Work Force.

A hybrid of Requests for Statements of Qualification (RFSQ’s) and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) were recei...

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