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File #: 0055-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/2/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 2/3/2020 Final action: 2/5/2020
Title: To authorize and direct the Recreation and Parks Department Director to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Company for the installation of 625 street trees throughout the City of Columbus; to authorize the expenditure of $200,250.00 from the Recreation and Parks Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($200,250.00)
Attachments: 1. street trees spring 2020

This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Company for the installation of 625 street trees throughout the City of Columbus.

Background: This project will be installing trees in Planning Areas all over the City through the Mayor’s Green Initiative to help replace tree species that have been removed throughout the City due to tree mortality. The new tree plantings will represent a diverse species of trees selected specifically for each planting location. It takes into consideration the specific site restrictions that each location has in an effort to replace some of our lost Urban Tree Canopy and reduce storm water run-off in the area while not interfering with nearby utilities or structures.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, on October 21, 2019 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on November 5, 2019. Bids were received from the following vendors:

Company Status Amount
Greenscapes Landscape (MAJ) $ 181,250.00

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determine that Greenscapes Landscape was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

Greenscapes Landscape and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to prequalification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Principal Parties:
GreenScapes Landscape Company
4220 Winchester Pike
Columbus, OH 43232
Tom Kuhn, 614-830-2606
CCN: 31-1027889
September 12, 2021

Emergency Justification: An emergency is being requested due to tree planting having specific periods of time when it is most beneficial to plant trees. This will allow for a sufficient period of time to schedule the work, order the trees, perform stump removal and plant the trees before ideal planting conditions are lost to warmer summer temperatures

Benefits to the Public: These plantings will increase the Urban Tree Ca...

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