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File #: 1503-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into an agreement with ms consultants, Inc. for professional engineering services for the Southerly Waste Water Treatment Plant Stormwater and Floodplain Improvements Project; to authorize the transfer within and expenditure of up to $820,064.27 from the Sanitary General Obligation Bond Fund; and to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($820,064.27)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1503-2020 Funding Template, 2. ORD 1503-2020 Utilization
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: The City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants require continual development and upgrades in order to keep processes and equipment up to date, in compliance, and running well. All re-development requires compliance with the City of Columbus Stormwater and Drainage Manual as well as OEPA Stormwater general permit and FEMA requirements. This project will provide a phased development stormwater and floodplain masterplan for the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Community Planning Area: 64 Far South

2. FUTURE MODIFICATION(S): There will be two renewal ordinances. One renewal for the detailed design of a bid package to construct the chosen alternative, and one renewal to purchase engineering services during construction to ensure the design intents are met.

3. TIMELINE: This Engineering Agreement authorizes the preliminary design work which is expected to begin third quarter 2020. A contract renewal for detailed design work is expected to be legislated second quarter 2021, and a second contract renewal is expected fourth quarter 2022 for services during construction.


4. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: This project will take a holistic approach to site development at the wastewater treatment plant site. It will be more efficient to perform all of the stormwater and floodplain design under one contract, providing compliance to stormwater and drainage manual, and reducing coordination efforts and delays on other CIP projects within the department.

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 29, 2020 for both the Southerly Waste Water Treatment Plant Stormwater and Floodplain Project and the Jac...

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