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File #: 2520-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/2/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 12/7/2020 Final action: 12/11/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to establish an encumbrance for a subscription to The Water Research Foundation program for 2021, in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $115,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund and up to $35,000.00 from the Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2520-2020 Financial Coding, 2. 2520-2020 Sole Source Form
Explanation

BACKGROUND: The Department of Public Utilities is an active subscription participant in The Water Research Foundation. This subscription gives access to a global network of experts and early information about utility-based research, saving substantial costs in treatment, collection, distribution, monitoring, resources, and management by applying the foundation's research findings. All subscribers are members of The Water Research Foundation and share in the responsibility of establishing an industry research program for both water and wastewater. For these reasons, the Division of Water and the Division of Sewerage and Drainage would like to participate in the Water Research Foundation based on the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code.

SUPPLIER: Water Research Foundation: 13-6211384 (Vendor# 000727) Non-Profit
The Water Research Foundation is a non-profit organization and does not require a contract compliance number.

The company is not debarred according to the Excluded Party Listing System of the Federal Government or prohibited from being awarded a contract according to the Auditor of State Unresolved Findings for Recovery Certified Search.

FISCAL IMPACT: Up to $115,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund and up to $35,000 from the Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund, which totals $150,000.00, is needed and budgeted for this subscription.

$147,176.15 was expended for the 2020 subscription.
$143,382.76 was expended for the 2019 subscription.
$139,717.61 was expended for the 2018 subscription.

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To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to establish an encumbrance for a subscription to The Water Research Foundation program for 2021, in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; and to authorize the expenditure of up to $115,000.00 from the Water Operating Fund and up to $35,000.00 from the Sanitary Sewer Operating Fund. ($150,000.00)

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WHEREAS, the primary function of the Water Research F...

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