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File #: 2001-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/21/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to establish purchase orders and associate the General Budget Reservation resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreement for Traffic Signal Communication Equipment with Path Master, Inc. for the Department of Public Service; to authorize the expenditure of up to $306,470.00 from the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund for this purpose; and to declare an emergency. ($306,470.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2001-2020 - Financials
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The Department of Public Service utilizes traffic signal commodities and a variety of traffic management and control commodities to support and maintain Columbus Traffic Signal System (CTSS) communications 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 on August 20, 2020, for a layer 3 Ethernet switch to Path Master, Inc. All bid and contract documents used to create PA004804 are kept on file with the Purchasing Office. The layer 3 Ethernet switches are the backbone deployed along interstates for communications ensuring seamless operation with the Traffic Management Center (TMC), which enables the traveling public to traverse Columbus Metro area roadways more safely and efficiently.

This ordinance authorizes the Finance and Management Director to associate the general budget reservation resulting from this ordinance with the current, pending, and future Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreement for Traffic Signal Communication Equipment with Path Master (PA004804) for the Department of Public Service.

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

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

3. EMERGENCY DESIGNATION
The department requests emergency action to ensure the timely availability of traffic signal commodities for installation and replacement purposes and to promote and enhance pedestrian and motorist safety.

Title
To authorize the Finance and Management Director to establish purchase orders and associate the General Budget Reservation resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contract Purchase Agreement for Traffic Signal Communication Equipment with Path Master...

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