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File #: 1866-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget; to authorize the Director of Public to enter into a contract modification with EMH&T in connection with the Roadway Improvements - Design Manual project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $15,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund to pay for the modification; and to declare an emergency. ($15,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1866-2020 Accounting template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Service to modify a professional services contract with EMH&T (Evans, Mechwart, Hambleton & Tilton) to add funds to complete the Roadway Improvements - Design Manual project.
Ordinance 2906-2016 authorized the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with EMH&T for the Roadway Improvements - Design Manual project. The intent of this project was to provide the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, additional resources for the development of a Department Design Manual. This manual was to organize existing City of Columbus standards, policies, recommended practices, and standard drawings into one comprehensive formal document. The manual will give the Department of Public Service design and review personnel a reference document to ensure that a clear, complete, and concise study or set of plans are developed. The manual will also provide a centralized source for consultants to utilize for plan and study preparation and development. In addition, the document will provide the Department of Public Service personnel a reference document which will assure design consistency with consultant designs. The end result of this project will be a logically sound, clear, and organized design manual in electronic format.

During the original contract scope negotiations it was decided to do the contract in two stages. Ordinance 1675-2018 was a planned modification that authorized the Director of Public Service to add funds to the contract in the in the amount of $175,312.53 to complete the project.

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to modify the contract in the amount of up to $15,000.00. This is an unplanned modification. After the release of the City of Columbus CAD Standards it became evident that there were some files that were not included in the original contract work that were needed to provide complete standards for the ...

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