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File #: 2432-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/21/2020 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To amend the 2019 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City’s Chief Innovation Officer to execute a contract modification with Accenture relative to the Smart City Challenge; to authorize the expenditure of up to $600,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund and the Public Service Taxable Bonds Fund to pay for the contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($600,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2432-2020, Accenture mod 5
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
The Smart City Challenge is a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) grant program seeking to “create a fully integrated, first-of-its kind city that uses data, technology and creativity to shape how people and goods move in the future.” In 2016 the City of Columbus, acting through the Department of Public Service, applied for and won the Smart City Challenge, receiving a $40 million dollar grant from USDOT and a $10 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation (Vulcan).

Pursuant to Ordinance 0820-2018, the Department of Public Service initiated a procurement effort that resulted in the award and execution of a professional services contract with Pillar Technology Group LLC in the amount of up to $2,500,000.00 for design and delivery of advanced data and intelligent transportation systems related to the Smart City Challenge. The contract deliverables include technologies and applications that can be used to reduce traffic congestion, keep travelers safe, use energy more efficiently, respond to climate change, connect and create opportunities for underserved communities, and support economic vitality.

The first planned contract modification added funding to the original contract to allow for the continuation of requisite services by Pillar Technology Group LLC through October 31, 2018, but was cancelled.

The second planned contract modification replaced the first modification and added funding to the original contract to allow for the continuation of requisite services by Pillar Technology Group LLC.

The third planned contract modification authorized the assignment of all past, present, and future business done by the City of Columbus with Pillar Technology Group LLC to Accenture LLP and added funding to the original contract to allow for the continuation of requisite services in accordance with the USDOT schedule.

The fourth planned contract modification added funding to the original contract to allow for the co...

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