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File #: 1981-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2020 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Recreation and Parks to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Company for the installation of trees throughout the City of Columbus; to authorize the expenditure of $190,304.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($190,304.00)
Attachments: 1. Street Tree Installation Fall 2020 - Citywide - DAX

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Greenscapes Landscape Company for the installation of 592 street trees throughout the City of Columbus in accordance with the Mayor’s Sustainable Columbus Initiative. The contract amount is $177,304.00 with a contingency of $13,000.00 for a total of $190,304.00 being authorized.

This project will be installing trees in the South Linden Community as well as other locations Citywide in order to help replace tree species that have been removed throughout the City due to tree mortality. The new tree plantings will represent a diverse species of trees selected specifically for each planting location, taking into consideration that the specific site restrictions that each location has. This project will replace some of our lost Urban Tree Canopy and reduce storm water run-off in the area while not interfering with nearby utilities or structures.

Bids were advertised through Vendor Services, in accordance with City Code Section 329, in July 2020 and received by the Recreation and Parks Department on August 4, 2020. Bids were received from the following companies.

Company Status Amount
Greenscapes Landscape (MAJ) $177,304.00
Custom Landscape Contractors (MAJ) $183,520.00

After reviewing the proposals that were submitted, it was determined that Greenscapes Landscape was the lowest and most responsive bidder.

Greenscapes Landscape and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to prequalification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Principal Parties:
Greenscapes Landscape Company
4220 Winchester Pike, Columbus, OH 43232
Tom Kuhn, 614-830-2606
Contract Compliance Number, Tax ID: 004614, 31-1027889
September 12, 2021

Emergency Justification: Emergency action is requested as tree planting has specific periods of time when it is most beneficial for the long term health of the tre...

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