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File #: 0180-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc., for the 2019 Comprehensive Water Audit Project; to authorize an expenditure up to $404,216.91 within the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund; for the Division of Water; and to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($404,216.91)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0180-2020 Funding, 2. ORD 0180-2020 Information, 3. ORD 0180-2020 Utilization
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Arcadis U.S., Inc., for the 2019 Comprehensive Water Audit Project, in an amount up to $404,216.91, for Division of Water Contract No. 2283.

This project involves assessing and quantifying water losses in the City’s water distribution system. Arcadis will use the current edition of the AWWA M36 manual “Water Audits and Loss Control Programs” as a guideline in performance of the audit. Arcadis will also provide a written technical report summarizing the results from the analysis along with associated recommendations.

The Planning Area is “99 - Citywide” since the entire water distribution system will be evaluated.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
This audit is necessary to update the Division of Water’s understanding of the non-revenue water associated with operation of the distribution system. This project is integral in improving the efficiency in which the distribution system is operated. Audits are essential to identifying issues / processes that can be improved upon to lower the overall non-revenue water totals.

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. environmentally preferable consultant, and 4. local workforce.

One Request for Proposal (RFP) was received on November 15, 2019 from Arcadis U.S., Inc.

An evaluation committee reviewed the proposal and recommends that the 2019 Comprehensive Water Audit Project be awarded to Arcadis U.S., Inc.

The Contract Co...

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