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File #: 2908-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2019 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 a professional engineering services agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., for the Electrical Power System Studies Project; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $500,000.00 within the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund; for the Division of Water; and to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2908-2019 Information, 2. ORD 2908-2019 Utilization, 3. ORD 2908-2019 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., for the Electrical Power System Studies Project, in an amount up to $500,000.00, for Division of Water Contract No. 2216.

This project will update and maintain electrical system information and conduct electrical power system studies for Division of Water facilities. The services will consist of the following major activities: reviewing existing system information; updating or creating one line diagrams and detailed computerized models of the power systems; collecting field data to support model verification and/or development; performing short circuit studies, device coordination studies, and arc flash risk assessments; developing protective device setting recommendations; and providing arc flash labels for installation on electrical devices.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
The Division of Water operates a variety of facilities to obtain, treat, and distribute water to the central Ohio area, including but not limited to dams, collector wells, a raw water pump station, treatment plants, finished water booster stations, and related support/management/administrative facilities. Under this project, the Consultant shall provide electrical power system study services to enhance worker safety, comply with code requirements, protect equipment, and improve reliability of the electrical distribution system.

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 project/project approach, 2. past performance, 3. en...

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