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File #: 1964-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/26/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders and contracts with Path Master, or others as needed, for the purchase of commodities, supplies, and materials for various traffic signal commodities for the Department of Public Service; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate the General Budget Reservation resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreements for the Department of Public Service; to authorize the expenditure of up to $282,240.00 from the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund for this purpose; and to declare an emergency. ($282,240.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1964-2020 - Finanicals
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders and contracts with Path Master, Inc., or other companies as needed, for the purchase of commodities, supplies, and materials for various traffic signal commodities for the Department of Public Service.

The Department of Public Service utilizes traffic signal commodities and a variety of traffic management and control commodities throughout the city. These supplies and materials are necessary to ensure traffic safety throughout the City of Columbus. The City of Columbus Purchasing Office solicited vendors and awarded a Universal Term Contract (PA003721) on February 1, 2019, for the Econolite Cobalt traffic signal controllers to Path Master. All bid and contract documents used to create PA003721 are kept on file with the Purchasing office. The Department of Public Service is purchasing the Econolite Cobalt traffic signal controllers to upgrade existing controllers that limit the technological capabilities of the Columbus Traffic Signal System (CTSS), which is necessary to improve the CTSS infrastructure.

The following Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreement requires approval by City Council for the Department to expend more than $100,000.00 in a fiscal year, per City Code 329.19(g): TS-2 Control Cabinet.

2. FISCAL IMPACT:
This is a budgeted expense within the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund. Funds are appropriated for this expenditure

3. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
The contract compliance number for Path Master is CC006583 and expires on 2/15/2021.

4. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
The Department of Public Service requests emergency action to ensure the timely availability of commodities for installation and replacement purposes to promote and enhance pedestrian and motorist safety.

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To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to establish purchase orders and contracts with Path Master, or others as nee...

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