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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 not meeting its required goals.  The fee for services in the contract renewal will be the same as that of the original contract.

 

In March 2020, Columbus City Council approved ordinance 0466-2020 to modify the contract to add additional funds.  The contract term did not change.

 

This legislation will extend the contract an additional year, ending December 31, 2021.  Barring unforeseen circumstanced, the Director anticipates submitting future legislation to renew this contract annually until the end of the HUD grant and, if necessary, modifying the contract in the interim to add additional funds. 

 

Emergency action is requested in order to continue to services without interruption.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  Funding is not needed for this renewal.  Funding remaining on the original purchase order and modification number one shall be utilized under this contract renewal.

 

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE:  the vendor number is 008453 and expires 10/19/2022.

 

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.

 

Body

WHEREAS, the Director of Development has identified the need 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

 

WHEREAS, 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; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus City Council approved ordinance 0466-2020 to modify the contract to add additional funds and the contract term did not change under this ordinance; and

 

WHERAS, this legislation will extend the contract an additional year, ending December 31, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to renew this contract so program services can continue without interruption, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Development be and is hereby authorized to renew a contract with ATC Group Services LLC for an additional year, ending December 31, 2021, to provide lead risk inspection/assessor services to the Lead Safe Columbus program.

 

SECTION 2.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.