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File #: 0466-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Complete General Construction Company for the SMART Lighting Pilot Project in the amount up to $892,250.50; to authorize an expenditure of up to $2,000.00 from the Electricity G.O. (General Obligation) Bonds Fund 6303 for prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service, and to authorize the expenditure of up to $892,250.50 from the 2020 Electricity G.O. (General Obligation) Bonds Fund. ($894,250.50)
Attachments: 1. Ord 0466-2021 Funding 670878-100000.pdf, 2. Ord 0466-2021 Utilization 670878-100000.pdf
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Complete General Construction Company for the SMART Lighting Pilot project, CIP No. 670878-100000, in an amount up to $892,250.50 for the Division of Power.

This is a pilot project for the Smart Lighting initiative with the City of Columbus. This pilot phase will replace approximately 2,500 High Pressure Sodium Lights with LED lights, in the Linden neighborhood. Concurrent to this project, the Division of Power is negotiating a contract with a Smart Lighting Control System vendor who will install the Smart Lighting nodes on the lights installed by this project when this project is complete.
The planning areas for this project are North Linden (Planning Area 40) and South Linden (Planning Area 45).

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
The addition of lighting within the project area would provide both a sense of safety and security to the residents. This may also deter criminal activity, which would lessen the financial impact on City resources, such as the Police and Fire departments.

3.0 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened eight (8) bids on January 6, 2021: Complete General Construction Company - $892,250.50; Danbert Electrical Corporation - $931,069.21, Jess Howard Electric Company - $1,067,669.23, U.S. Utility Contractors - $1,223,223.06, Knight Electric Inc. - $1,520,112.23, and Proline Electric Inc. - $1,655,105.30. Two of the bids that were opened were non-responsive: Asplundh Construction LLC, and Evolved Lighting Solutions.

3.1 PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS: Complete General Construction Company has met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Complete General Construction Company’s bid was deemed the lowest, bes...

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