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File #: 0641-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/4/2020 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into a contract with Rinehart Tower Services Inc. for the upgrades of lighting on the radio towers throughout the City; to waive the competitive bidding requirement of the City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $53,499.19 from Public Safety's Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($53,499.19)
Attachments: 1. Bid Waiver, 2. Financial Coding 0641-2020
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into a contract with Rinehart Tower Services Inc. to provide lighting upgrades to aging or failing tower lighting on City of Columbus owned radio towers. Due to the height of the towers and their proximity to air traffic, all City of Columbus owned radio towers fall under an FAA requirement for aircraft obstacle collision and avoidance. Currently, one radio tower lighting system is failing intermittently and requires a complete replacement. An additional tower is still using bulb technology where bulbs have failed in the past and are beginning to fail at a higher rate. This upgrade will save costs on energy and reduce the frequency of failure of the lights.

Bidding information: A bid waiver is being requested for this project as this contractor has had previous experience with our tower sites adding and removing of equipment and there is an immediate need to address the failing lighting system on the towers.

Contract Compliance: Contract Compliance Number #CC005046, expires April 1, 2021

Emergency Designation: Emergency designation is requested to ensure that the City's radio towers are in compliance with the FAA.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the Safety Director to enter into contract with Rinehart Tower Services Inc to upgrade lighting on the City's radio towers. Funds budgeted in Public Safety's Voted Bond Funds will be used for this project.


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To authorize the Director of Public Safety, on behalf of the Division of Support Services, to enter into a contract with Rinehart Tower Services Inc. for the upgrades of lighting on the radio towers throughout the City; to waive the competitive bidding requirement of the City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $53,499.19 from Public Safety's Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($53,499.19)

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