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File #: 1882-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/13/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Fields Excavating, Inc. for the Blueprint Linden - Oakland Park / Medina Improvements Project in an amount up to $3,361,308.31; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $2,448,149.91 from the Sanitary Sewer Reserve Fund to the Ohio Water Development (OWDA) Loan Fund; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $2,448,149.91 from the Ohio Water Development (OWDA) Loan Fund; to authorize an expenditure up to $1,000.00 within the Sanitary General Obligations Voted Bonds Fund; to authorize an expenditure up to $914,158.40 within the Water General Obligations Bonds Fund; and to amend the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget. ($3,363,308.31)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1882-2020 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 1882-2020 QFF G.I. Loan Funded, 3. ORD 1882-2020 Information, 4. ORD 1882-2020 Utilization, 5. ORD 1882-2020 map, 6. ORD 1882-2020 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Fields Excavating, Inc. for the Blueprint Linden - Oakland Park / Medina Improvements Project, CIP No’s 650870-100702 & 690236-100117, in an amount up to $3,361,308.31. This is a joint project between the Division of Sewerage and Drainage and Division of Water and consists of constructing approximately 40 bio-retention basins and replacing 3,000 feet of water pipe in the project area.

This project serves the “40 - North Linden” community planning area and includes the following streets: Oakland Park, Medina Ave., Norwood St., Dresden St., Bremen St., Oaklawn Ave., Greenwich St., Melrose St., Milford Ave., E. Brighton Rd., Kenlawn St., E. North Broadway St., and E. Kenworth Rd.

This project has been approved for below market-rate loan financing through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF) which is administered by the Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA). An OWDA Loan award is expected September 2020. Federal Davis-Bacon Wage Rates and Requirements will apply.

Funds in the amount of $2,000.00 will also be encumbered for prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service.

2. THE PROJECT TIMELINE: Contract work is required to be completed in a manner acceptable to the City within 365 days from the date that a Notice to Proceed (NTP) is given by the City.

3. PROCUREMENT: In accordance with the procedures set forth in the overall provisions of Columbus City Code, Section 329, Invitation for Bids were received July 29, 2020. Six (6) competitive bids were received. The following bidders submitted bids:

1. Fields Excavating, Inc. $3,361,308.31
2. Danbert, Inc. $3,939,194.04
3. Facemyer Company ...

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