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File #: 1982-2020    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 Custom Landscape Contractors for the installation of trees in Franklin Park; to authorize the expenditure of $33,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($33,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Street Tree Installation Fall 2020 - Franklin Park - DAX

Background: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into contract with Custom Landscape Contractors for the installation of trees in Franklin Park in accordance with the Mayor’s Sustainable Columbus Initiative. The contract amount is $31,000.00 with a contingency of $2,000.00 for a total of $33,000.00 being authorized.

This project will be installing trees in Franklin Park in the Near East Community to help replace tree species that have been removed due to tree mortality. The new tree plantings will represent a diverse species of trees selected specifically for each planting location, taking into consideration 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
Custom Landscape Contractors (MAJ) $31,000.00
Greenscapes Landscape Company (MAJ) $31,447.50

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

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

Principal Parties:
Custom Landscape Contractors
2411 US Route 22 S.W. Washington Court House, OH 43160
Jaret Bishop, 740-333-1669
Contract Compliance Number, Tax ID: 005898, 31-1747937
March 28, 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 trees. This will ensure a sufficient period of time to...

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