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File #: 1809-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2020 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract, on behalf of the Office of Construction Management, with Ascension Construction Solutions for onsite construction administration and site observation services related to the construction of the Hilltop Early Childhood Education Center; and to authorize the expenditure of $497,391.16 from the Construction Management Capital Improvement Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($497,391.16)
Attachments: 1. CA CO PreK Neighborhood Building.pdf
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with Ascension Construction Solutions for Construction Administration/Construction Observation Services for the construction of the Hilltop Early Childhood Education Center.This center will provide high quality, Pre-K education to children in the Hilltop community.
This project is for an onsite construction administration and site observation services for the duration of the construction period for the construction of a 3-story 45,000 square foot building. This building is primarily for Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. There will be additional rooms for the Columbus City schools as well as for Adult education classes.

The Department of Finance and Management, Office of Construction Management, solicited Request for Proposals for the Construction Administration/Construction Observation Services for the Construction of Hilltop Early Childhood Education Center. The project was formally advertised on Vendor Services website. On June 29, 2020 the city received seven (7) responses (0 AS1, 0 FBE, 3 MBE,) as listed. All proposals were deemed responsive and were fully evaluated by the Evaluation Committee:

Company City AS1/FBE/MBE
Abbot Studios Columbus EBOCC
Ascension Construction Solutions Columbus MBE
CTL Columbus MBE
Hill International Columbus EBOCC
HR Gray Associates Columbus EBOCC
Smoot Construction Columbus MBE
Stantec Columbus EBOCC

Ascension Construction Solutions received the highest score by the evaluation committee and will be awarded the Construction Administration/Construction Observation contract.

Ascension Construction Solutions Contract Compliance No. 82-3075877, expiration date March 31, 2021.

Emergency action is requested so that the onsite construction administration, constructability review, and site observation services work may begin as soon as practical....

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