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File #: 0425-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 4/5/2021 Final action: 4/9/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to renew and increase the contract with New River Electrical Corporation for the Power Distribution Installation and Restoration services for the Division of Power; and to authorize the expenditure of $1,500,000.00 from the Electricity Operating Fund. ($1,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0425-2021 Financials, 2. 0425-2021 Addl Info
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to renew and increase the Power Distribution Installation and Restoration services contract with New River Electrical Corporation, in the amount of $1,500,000.00. The original contract was intended to be used for overall system improvements that includes installing pad-mount switches and circuit improvements specifically in the Downtown area; and for the purpose of setting poles, installing conductors, and the removal of poles and conductors at various locations within the Columbus Electric System on an as needed basis, and other such work as may be necessary. This renewal is necessary to continue the system improvements needed throughout the City.

The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened five bids on July 31, 2019. New River Electrical Corporation was deemed to be the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid.

The original contract was for a period of one (1) year from the date of execution through and including October 22, 2020 with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods, based upon mutual agreement, availability of funding and approval by Columbus City Council. This renewal is to provide the additional time and funding necessary for services to be provided through October 22, 2022. If unforeseen issues or difficulties are encountered that would require additional funding, a modification would be required.

This Ordinance is being submitted in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code pertaining to contract renewals.

SUPPLIER: New River Electrical Corporation, FID #54-0562496, DAX #009173, Expires November 18, 2021

New River Electrical Corporation does not hold MBE/FBE status.

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 C...

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