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File #: 1719-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2020 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify the contract with Fahlgren Mortine by extending the contract period to September 30, 2020 to allow continuous marketing support services to the Economic Development Division of the Department of Development; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
Background: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to modify the contract with Fahlgren Mortine by extending the contract period to September 30, 2020. Fahlgren Mortine is one of the largest independent marketing and communication agencies in the region. It is at the forefront of converging media, from creating campaign and brand communications, to forging reputations and influencing policy.

Columbus City Council, on December 11, 2017, per Ordinance Number 3078-2017, authorized the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Fahlgren Mortine for the purpose of providing marketing support services to the Economic Development Division of the Department of Development. Columbus City Council, on January 14, 2019, per Ordinance Number 0026-2019, authorized the Director of the Department of Development to modify the contract with Fahlgren Mortine by extending the contract period to January 31, 2020. Columbus City Council, on December 16, 2019, per Ordinance Number 3199-2019, authorized the Director of the Department of Development to modify the contract with Fahlgren Mortine again by extending the contract period to March 30, 2020 and adding $3,500.00 to the contract.

Due to COVID-19 and the delay of services, a modification is needed to extend the contract period with Fahlgren Martine to September 30, 2020 to allow Fahlgren Mortine to continue providing marketing services to the Economic Development Division of the Department of Development.

Emergency legislation is requested in order to allow services to continue without interruption.

Fiscal Impact: There is no fiscal impact for the recommended contract modification.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify the contract with Fahlgren Mortine by extending the contract period to September 30, 2020 to allow continuous marketing support services to the Economic Development Division of the Depar...

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