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File #: 1676-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/20/2020 Final action: 7/23/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders with McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation and Smoot Construction Company of Ohio for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $90,000.00 from the General Fund on established purchase orders; and to declare an emergency ($90,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 1676-2020 Bid Waiver Request Form.pdf, 2. Mayor's Emergency Letter.pdf
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders with McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation and Smoot Construction Company of Ohio for the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue at City Hall, as well as the transport, delivery, and storage of the statue in a secure location. McKay Lodge is an art conservation and historical preservation company that will oversee the removal, transport, and storage of the statue in order to ensure that its preservation conforms to industry standards and best practices. Smoot Construction Company is a local MBE-certified construction firm that will conduct the removal, transport, and delivery of the statue to a secure location under the guidance and direction of McKay Lodge and the Office of Construction Management. These vendors are registered with the City of Columbus and have the necessary equipment, licenses, and qualifications to perform this project.
The timely removal of the statue is needed to protect the safety of City residents, City property, and the statue itself. Therefore, in order to safeguard the public health, safety, welfare, and property, and to allow for the statue to be removed in a timely fashion, Mayor Ginther executed a Mayor’s Emergency Letter dated June 26, 2020 due to the urgent need to remove the Christopher Columbus statue located at City Hall and ensure its transport, delivery, and storage in a secure location.
An informal quotation process was used to obtain pricing for these contracts as follows:
Vendor DAX Vendor# Total
Smoot Construction Company 004871 $84,500.00
McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation 006758 $5,500.00
TOTAL $90,000.00
Smoot Construction Company FID: 31-1224826
McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation FID: 34-1631388
Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of $90,000.00 from the General Fund with Smoot Construction Company and McKay Lodge Fine Arts Conservation collectively for the remov...

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