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File #: 3019-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/11/2019 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 planned renewal with Synagro Central, LLC to provide for the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 3019-2019 Financial Coding, 2. 3019-2019 Info Form

Explanation

 

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to renew the contract with Synagro Central, LLC for the purpose of providing Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.  This contract provides the Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage the service of applying sewage sludge for agricultural purposes.  The work generally shall include:  the agronomic land application of up to 10% Total Solids (TS) liquid biosolids, tank pumping and cleaning services, and the transport of 25% TS dewatered biosolids cake.  The Contractor is responsible for professional management of the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage program, which generally includes preparing site authorization requests, samples, daily activity reports, weekly progress reports, invoices and submitting this information to the City’s Project Manager.  The contract is utilized by the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Compost Facility.

 

The Department of Public Utilities solicited Requests for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 329 (Solicitation SA003857) relating to professional service contracts.  Two hundred forty-seven (247) vendors (220 MAJ, 3 MBR, 13 M1A, 10 F1, 1 AS1) were solicited and two proposals (2 MAJ) were received and opened on April 15, 2011.  Discussions and negotiations with the selected firm resulted in the award of the contract to Synagro Central, LLC. 

 

The original contract was in effect for one (1) year to and including August 4, 2016.  The contract language allows for the Department of Public Utilities to extend the contract for nine (9) additional years, on a year-to-year basis upon mutual agreement and availability of budgeted funds.  This will be the 7th renewal of the contract.  This legislation seeks to add funding to the contract without extending the contract term.  The contract has previously been extended through August 4, 2020.

 

SUPPLIER:  Synagro Central LLC (76-0612568), (DAX Vendor #010213) Expires July 23, 2021

Synagro Central LLC does not hold MBE/FBE status.

 

The company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listing System of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State Unresolved Findings for Recovery Certified Search.

 

1.  Amount of additional funds:  Total amount of additional funds needed for this contract renewal No. 7 is $150,000.00.  Total contract amount including this modification is $3,801,108.00.

2.  Reason additional funds were not foreseen:  The need for additional funds was provided for at the time of the initial contract.  These funds are needed to pay bills received before the next contract renewal in August 2020.

3.  Reason other procurement processes were not used:  Work under this renewal is a continuation of services included in the scope of the original bid contract.  No lower pricing/more attractive terms and conditions are anticipated at this time.

4.  How was cost determined:  The cost, terms and conditions are in accordance with the original agreement.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  $150,000.00 is budgeted and available for this contract in the Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund.  This ordinance is contingent upon passage of Ordinance 3020-2019.

 

$1,020,233.55 was spent in 2018

$440,390.55 was spent in 2017

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a planned renewal with Synagro Central, LLC to provide for the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and to authorize the expenditure of $150,000.00 from the Sewerage System Operating Fund.  ($150,000.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Utilities has a contract with Synagro Central, LLC for the purpose of providing Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and

 

WHEREAS, this contract provides the Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage the service of applying sewage sludge for agricultural purposes.  The contract is utilized by the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Compost Facility, and

 

WHEREAS, the term of this contract was for the period of one (1) year from the date of execution by the City of Columbus.  The contract specifications allow for nine (9) one (1) year extensions on a year-to-year basis with funds being reviewed and approved for each subsequent year of the ten (10) year contract, and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Utilities wishes to renew EL017367 with Synagro Central, LLC for Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services to provide additional funding without extending the term of the contract, and

 

WHEREAS, the vendor has agreed to renew and increase EL017367 at current prices and conditions, and it is in the best interest of the City of Columbus to exercise this option, and

 

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities to authorize the Director to renew contract No. EL017367 with Synagro Central, LLC, for Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Department of Public Utilities, for the preservation of the public health, peace, property and safety; now therefore,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Utilities be and is hereby authorized to renew contract No. EL017367 with Synagro Central, LLC, 435 Williams Court, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21220, for Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Department of Public Utilities, in accordance with the terms and conditions as shown in the agreement on file in the office of the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.  Total amount of renewal No. 7 is ADD $150,000.00.  Total contract amount including this modification is $3,801,108.00.  The contract has previously been extended through and including August 4, 2020.

 

SECTION 2.  That said firm shall conduct the work to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Utilities and the Administrator of the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.

 

SECTION 3.  That this modification is in accordance with Section 329.09 of the Columbus City Code relating to contract modifications and renewals.

 

SECTION 4.  That the expenditure of $150,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 6100 Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund in object class 03 Services per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.