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File #: 0695-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the Chief Innovation Officer, on behalf of the Department of Public Service, to enter into a contract modification with Kapsch TrafficCom USA, Inc. in connection with the Smart Columbus - CVE Road-Side Unit System Integrator project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $150,000.00 from the Street Construction Maintenance and Repair Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($150,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 0695-2021 Kapsch Mod 1 Accounting String
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Chief Innovation Officer to modify a professional services contract with Kapsch TrafficCom USA, Inc., hereafter referenced as Kapsch, to add additional funds to support and maintain the Connected Vehicle Control Center software on all components and configuration developed to monitor and control the Smart Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment Roadside Units along High Street, Morse Road, Cleveland Avenue and Alum Creek

Ordinance 1312-2019 authorized the Chief Innovation Officer to enter into a professional services contract with Kapsch to provide and program infrastructure technology to enable the transportation environment; and develop and deploy the CV applications that enable the enhanced safety and mobility features Smart Columbus desires.

This planned contract modification is needed to maintain and operate the Columbus Connected Vehicle Environment at over 85 traffic signals that provide and receive information for safety applications currently active for the over 1,000 vehicles; 313 private owner, 383 COTA vehicles, 300 City vehicles, and 17 freight vehicles. Over $7 million of investment was put into the Connected Vehicle Environment project and has always been planned to be maintained after the Smart Columbus grant period expires. This modification lasts into 2022.

This is a planned modification that is necessary to cover the cost of work to support and maintain the Connected Vehicle Control Center software.

The contract dollar amount to date is as follows:

The original contract amount: $1,050,000.00 (PO185823, Ord. 1312-2019)
The total of Modification No. 1: $150,000.00 (This Ordinance)
The contract amount including all modifications: $1,200,000.00

Searches in the System for Award Management (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against Kapsch.

2. CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
The contract complia...

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