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File #: 2500-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract for space rental services with Ohio Expositions Commission; to authorize the expenditure of $67,500.00 from the CARES ACT Fund for said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($67,500.00)
Attachments: 1. 2500 template
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Ordinance 2161-2020, approved by City Council on October 12, authorized the Board of Health to enter into a contract with Ohio Expositions Commission for space rental services from October 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase the contract for space rental services with Ohio Expositions Commission by $67,500.00 for an amount not to exceed $335,250.00. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a need for a large space where COVID-19 testing can be available to many people at once.

Emergency action is requested for this contract in order to ensure Columbus Public Health has space rental services available to continue to test for COVID-19.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for these contracts ($67,500.00) is budgeted within the CARES ACT Fund, Fund No. 2207.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify and increase an existing contract for space rental services with Ohio Expositions Commission; to authorize the expenditure of $67,500.00 from the CARES ACT Fund for said contract; and to declare an emergency. ($67,500.00)

Body

WHEREAS, a need exists for space rental services to continue to test for COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increased need for space to test residents; and

WHEREAS, expenditure of CARES ACT funding to provide space rental services is necessary to address increased interpretation needs caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Health in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Board to modify the contract for space rental services for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, such expenditure of funds has not been previously accounted for in the 2020 Budget; Now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

SECTION 1. That the...

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