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File #: 1130-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/10/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to modify and extend the service contract with Western Union Financial Services, Inc. for Walk-In Payment Processing Services. ($0.00).
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1130-2021 Addt'l Info
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to modify and extend an existing service agreement with Western Union Financial Services, Inc. to provide Walk In Payment Processing Services for the Department of Public Utilities. This current modification No. 3 will extend the term of the contract through March 31, 2022. The contract allows customers to pay their utility bills in a variety of retail locations.

The Department of Public Utilities solicited competitive bids for Walk In Payment Processing Services in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code. Six (6) bids were received and opened on September 25, 2015. Western Union Financial Services, Inc. was determined to be the most responsive, responsible and best bidder. The original contract was for a period of one (1) year from the date of execution through and including September 30, 2017 with the option to renew the contract for two (2) additional two-year (2) periods, or a portion thereof based upon the mutual agreement of the parties and approval by Columbus City Council. The contract provided for the provision that if additional funds are necessary, a modification would be requested. This modification No. 3 is to extend the term of the contract through March 31, 2022 to allow enough time to bid and award a new contract for this service.

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

SUPPLIER: Western Union Financial Services, Inc. Vendor #011336 (22-2993574) Expires 7/23/2021. Western Union Financial Services, Inc. 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 Certified Search.

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