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File #: 1451-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 7/1/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the transfer of funds and appropriation within the Streets and Highways Bond Fund; to appropriate funds within the Street and Highway Improvement Fund; to authorize the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with TranSystems Corporation of Ohio for the Roadway - LinkUS - Northwest Corridor Phase 2 project; to authorize the expenditure of up to $750,000.00 from the Streets and Highways Bond Fund and up to $3,750,000.00 from the Street and Highway Improvement Fund to pay for this contract; and to declare an emergency. ($4,500,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1451-2021 Accounting Template
Explanation
1. BACKGROUND
This ordinance authorizes the Director of Public Service to enter into a professional services contract with TranSystems Corporation of Ohio in the amount of up to $4,500,000.00 for the Roadway - LinkUS - Northwest Corridor Phase 2 project.

The intent of this project is to provide the City of Columbus, Department of Public Service, in partnership with the Central Ohio Transit Agency (COTA), additional resources to advance planning and engineering for a fixed-guideway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the LinkUS Northwest Corridor. This project will build upon and advance the recommendations of the Northwest Corridor Mobility Study (NWCMS). The consulting team will perform services to advance the design of the Locally Preferred Alternative for transit mode and alignment as identified in the NWCMS for submission of the project into Project Development (PD) as defined by the Final Interim Policy Guidance of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Investment Grants Program (CIG), including production of all required elements necessary to request entry into PD as specified by the FTA.
The Department of Public Service, Office of Support Services, issued a Request for Proposals for the Roadway - LinkUS - Northwest Corridor Phase 2 project. The project was formally advertised on the Vendor Services web site and Bonfire from April 9, 2021, to April 29, 2021. The City received five (5) responses. A proposal from Kimley-Horn was deemed non-responsive due to a conflict of interest with one of the sub-consultants. The remaining four (4) responses were evaluated when the Evaluation Committee met on May 4, 2021. Two (2) finalists were asked to prepare a presentation to answer followup questions for the committee. On May 10, 2021, the Evaluation Committee viewed the presentations and completed the evaluation process. The responsive firms were:
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