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File #: 1550-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2020 In control: Technology Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Directors of the Department of Technology and the Department of Public Utilities to modify a contract for professional services with Hansen Banner, LLC., in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $891,000.00 from the Department of Technology, Information Services Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($891,000.00)
Attachments: 1. BSOW-207_City of Columbus_Enhanced Metering Project - Phase 1_v3_SENT, 2. BSOW-202_City of Columbus_BannerCX 5.2 Screens Backport_v3_SENT, 3. Hansen Banner Sole Source City of Columbus Letter 2020, 4. Ord. 1550-2020 Sole Source Form Hansen Banner LLC, 5. 1550-2020 EXP, 6. Enhanced Metering Project PH2 OOM_SENT
Explanation

BACKGROUND:
This ordinance authorizes the Directors of the Departments of Technology (DoT) and Public Utilities (DPU) to modify a contract agreement with Hansen Banner, LLC for professional services for the Enhanced Metering Project (EMP) to upgrade and enhance its water, sewer, and power metering which will consist of the implementation of an automated meter infrastructure system to provide meter readings associated with the Columbus Utility Billing System (CUBS), in the amount of $891,000.00. The project will also include the installation, via meter exchange, of the existing power, sewer, and water meters and all the software required to operate the system, and to interface with the Columbus Utility Billing Systems (CUBS) and City software applications. The coverage term period is one (1) year from the date of a purchase order certified/confirmed by the City Auditor's Office. In 1994, the Department of Public Utilities initiated a contract (CT-15918) for software and services related to the Water and Sewer Information Management System (WASIMS) with SCT Utility Systems. Section 12 of the original contract provided for modifications and changes in scope of service. SCT Utility Systems later changed their name to Indus Utility Systems, then to its current name Hansen Banner, LLC.

The contract agreement was most recently authorized by authority of Ordinance No. 2175-2019, passed September 16, 2019, through purchase order PO205755. This modification will provide for additional professional services to enhance/upgrade the CUBS system. This modification will cover the third phase of the CUBS upgrade project.


1. Amount of additional funds to be expended: $891,000.00
Original contract amount: $1,186,330.00
Amount of original contract, renewals and modifications: $13,801,728.48
This ordinance modification: $891,000.00
Total aggregate contract: $14,692,728.48

2. Reason additional goods/services could not be foreseen:
The need for this modifi...

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