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File #: 2627-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/12/2020 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 11/23/2020 Final action: 11/25/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to renew a contract with ATC Group Services LLC for an additional year to provide lead risk inspection/assessor services to the Lead Safe Columbus program; and to declare an emergency.
Explanation
BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to renew a contract with ATC Group Services LLC for an additional year to provide lead risk inspection/assessor services to the Lead Safe Columbus program.

Original contract amount $45,000 .00 PO209253
Modification No. 1 amount $45,000.00 Ord. 0466-2020 PO222097
Renewal No. 1 amount $ 0.00
Total contract amount $90,000.00

The city applied for and received a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazzard Control and Healthy Homes grant in late 2019. The grant term is 3 ½ years. This HUD grant funds the Lead Safe Columbus program.

The purpose of the Lead Safe Columbus Grant Program is to generate lead safe affordable housing and to prevent lead poising of children and adults within Columbus neighborhoods. The purpose of this contract is to increase the capacity of the City of Columbus to produce high quality, lead based paint inspections, risk assessments, work specifications, and final clearance testing as outlined in the HUD 2012 Guidelines and to generate lead-safe units in a timely and efficient manner for the citizens of Columbus.

The Department of Development advertised RFQ014279 on Vendor Services in November 2019 for Licensed Lead Risk Inspector/Assessor services for the Lead Safe Columbus program. Two bids were received and the Director of Development entered into contract with both bidders under the authority of Columbus City Code Section 329.19. For the original contract, the contract period is from the date of approval of the purchase order to December 31, 2020, with an option to renew until the grant period has been completed. Because the federal grant allows renewal of contracts for services for the term of the grant, the department desires to utilize this option to effectively and efficiently manage the program. Advertising for services annually would interrupt the program and possibly result in the program no...

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