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File #: 1721-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To appropriate funds within the Smart City Grant Fund; to authorize the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a contract modification with Proline Electric in connection with the Smart City Challenge - Fleet Electric Vehicle Charging Phase 3 Project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $110,798.05 from the Smart City Grant Fund for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($110,798.05)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1721-2020 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to execute a contract modification with Proline Electric, Inc., for the Smart City Challenge - Fleet Electric Vehicle Charging Phase 3 contract in an amount of up to $104,116.28 for the installation of additional electric vehicle charging stations, and to pay for construction inspection and construction administration charges related to the contract work in an amount of up to $6,681.77.

In 2016, the City of Columbus applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, resulting in the award of a $40 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan) to assist in implementation of the City’s proposal to demonstrate how advanced data and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technologies and applications can be used to reduce congestion, keep travelers safe, protect the environment, respond to climate change, connect underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

Ordinance 1863-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into agreements with and to accept grant monies and other resources from Vulcan to advance the Smart Columbus Electrification Plan, which aims to lay a practical path to replacing carbon-based fuel consumption through critical system improvements that increase safety, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance mobility.

Ordinance Number 1901-2017 authorized the transfer of signature authority from the Director of Public Service to the Chief Innovation Officer or the Chief Innovation Officer's designee for all past, present and future documents and contracts entered into by the City of Columbus in connection with Smart Columbus, the Smart City Challenge, and Vulcan projects.

Ordinance 2371-2019 authorized the Chief Innovation Officer to initiate a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a construction contract with Proline Electric in the amo...

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