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File #: 2835-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/25/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/1/2021 Final action: 2/5/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Osborn Engineering, for the Division of Water (DOW) Safety Improvements Project; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $175,000.00 from the Water System Reserve Fund to the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; to authorize a transfer of $44,300.00 within the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure up to $219,300.00 from the Water General Obligations Bond Fund; for the Division of Water; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget. ($219,300.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2835-2020 Information, 2. ORD 2835-2020 Utilization, 3. ORD 2835-2020 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a professional engineering services agreement with Osborn Engineering, for the Division of Water (DOW) Safety Improvements Project, in an amount up to $219,300.00, for Division of Water Contract No. 2206.

This project will provide preliminary design, detailed design and bidding, and engineering services during construction to address safety related needs at various Division of Water facilities.

The Community planning is “99 - Citywide” because the water facilities associated with this contract serve multiple planning areas.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: This project will address miscellaneous safety needs at various Division of Water facilities, which will improve employee working conditions and reduce the potential for employee injuries. Most improvements will occur within secure areas that are not accessible to the public; for these projects no community outreach activities are anticipated. Community outreach activities will be considered for improvements that occur within areas accessible to the public, but at this time, outreach is not expected to be needed. The consultant team has identified a commitment to the Mayor’s Green Initiative in their business practices and will be involved in applying DPU’s environmental management system (EMS) to the construction projects.

3. BID INFORMATION: The selection of the firm providing the professional engineering services has been performed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Columbus City Code, Section 329, "Awarding professional service contracts through requests for proposals." The evaluation criteria for this contract included: 1. understanding of project/project approach, 2. past performance, 3. environmentally preferable consultant, 4. local workforce, and 5. anticipated project team.

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