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File #: 0249-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/5/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into two (2) professional engineering agreements for the 2019 - 2021 General Engineering Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Projects, with CHA Consulting, Inc. and Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.; to authorize an expenditure of up to $400,000.00 from the Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund; and to authorize an expenditure of up to $400,000.00 from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund. ($800,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 0249-2020 Funding Template, 2. Schedule 2A.1 Utilization Form_STM, 3. Schedule 2A.1 Utilization Form_SAN, 4. Schedule 2A.1 Utilization Form-STORM, 5. Schedule 2A.1 Utilization Form

Explanation

 

1.  BACKGROUND:  The General Engineering Services (GES) Contract shall provide engineering services for sanitary sewer and storm system improvement and rehabilitation that warrant immediate action. These general engineering services may include field surveys, design reports, drawings, easements, permitting, record plans, independent review, public outreach, cleaning and televising sewers, manhole inspections, geotechnical investigations, or other supplemental services.

 

This work will be conducted in the city-wide community planning area, #99.

 

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. PROCUREMENT INFORMATION:  The need for general engineering services was formally advertised as a Request for Proposals from November 14, 2019 through December 6, 2019.  The Department received five (5) responses.  All five (5) proposals were evaluated per Columbus City Code Chapter 329. The proposing firms were:

 

Name

CC No.

Exp. Date

Vendor #

City/State

Status

Burns McDonnell

43-09561452

1/25/2021

020495

Columbus, OH

MAJ

CHA

16-0966259

4/25/2021

000802

Columbus, OH

MAJ

IBI Group

31-1442777

1/8/2021

005392

Columbus, OH

MAJ

Korda/Nemeth

31-09222991

4/30/2021

004467

Columbus, OH

MAJ

ms Consultants

34-6546916

2/18/2020

006998

Columbus, OH

MAJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two firms were selected to provide general engineering services, CHA Consulting, Inc. and Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc. 

 

4.  CONTRACT COMPLIANCE INFO:

CHA Consulting, Inc.: 16-0966259 | exp. 4/25/2021 | 00802

Korda/Nemeth Engineering Inc.: 31-0922991 | exp. 4/30/2021 | 004467

 

 

5. FUTURE RENEWALS: Renewals are planned for these contracts as they are for services through 2021, subject to the approval of City Council.

 

6. FISCAL IMPACT:  There is sufficient funding within the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund 6109 and the Storm Sewer Bond Fund 6204 for these expenditures. 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into two (2) professional engineering agreements for the 2019 - 2021 General Engineering Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Projects, with CHA Consulting, Inc. and Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.; to authorize an expenditure of up to $400,000.00 from the Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund; and to authorize an expenditure of up to $400,000.00 from the Storm Sewer Bond Fund.  ($800,000.00)

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, five (5) proposals for the 2019 - 2021 General Engineering Services - Sanitary Sewer and Storm Sewer Project were received on December 6, 2019 and evaluated according to Columbus City Code Chapter 329; and

 

WHEREAS, two (2) firms are selected in case the first consultant cannot perform the expedited services that are required for assignments; and

 

WHEREAS, these are multi-year agreements and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage anticipates requesting renewals of these contracts, with the approval of City Council; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Utilities recommends that one (1) agreement be awarded to CHA Consulting, Inc. and one (1) agreement be awarded to Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize expenditures of $400,000.00 within both the Sewer General Obligation Bond Fund 6109 and the Storm Sewer Bond Fund 6204; and 

 

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, Department of Public Utilities, to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into two (2) professional service agreements for the 2019 - 2021 General Engineering Services, 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 is hereby authorized to enter into two (2) professional service agreements for the 2019 - 2021 General Engineering Services, one (1) with CHA Consulting, Inc. and one (1) with Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc., with the terms and conditions of the agreements on file in the Office of the Division of Sewerage and Drainage.

 

SECTION 2. That the expenditure of $400,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in the Sanitary Sewer General Obligation Fund 6109, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3. That the expenditure of $400,000.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in the Storm Sewer Bond Fund 6204, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 5.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to transfer any unencumbered balance in the project account to the unallocated balance within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies no longer required for said project; except that no transfer shall be made from a project account by monies from more than one source.

 

SECTION 6.  That the City Auditor is authorized to establish proper project accounting numbers as appropriate.

 

SECTION 7.  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 8.  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.