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File #: 1489-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc. for professional engineering services for the Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant OARS Grit System Evaluation Project; to authorize the transfer within, appropriation, and expenditure of up to $2,000,000.00 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($2,000,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1489-2020 Funding Template, 2. ORD 1489-2020 Utilization
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Hatch Associates Consultants Inc. for the Jackson Pike Waste Water Treatment Plant OARS Grit System Evaluation Project, CIP #650704-100003.

The contract provides evaluation and cleaning of grit that has accumulated in the tunnel adversely impacting operation of equipment in the tunnel. No community outreach or environmental factors are considered for this project.


2. FUTURE MODIFICATION(S): This contract will be a two year agreement. Adjustments to fees and scope to this contract will be made by Contract Modification based on proposals as requested by the City.


3. TIMELINE: This will be a two year contract. The original contract will commence in 2020. Once grit has been fully measured the contract will be modified, anticipated in 2020. The project will closeout in 2022.


4. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: The performance of this professional services for the subject contract will restore the performance of the tunnel equipment and provide engineering guidance to prevent future grit accumulation.

5. 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." Proposals were opened on May 15, 2020. The Department received three (3) proposals from Hatch Associates Consultants; Burgess & Niple, Inc.; and Brown and Caldwell.

An evaluation committee reviewed the proposals and scored them based on the criteria within Columbus City Code Section 329. The Department of Public Utilities recommends the agreement be awarded to Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc.

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