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File #: 1648-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to renew, increase, and extend an existing contract with Synagro Central, LLC to provide Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage, and to authorize the expenditure of $800,000.00 from the Sewer Operating Sanitary Fund. ($800,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1648-2021 Financial Coding - Liquid Land App - Renewal #9, 2. ORD 1648-2021 Liquid Land App - Renewal #9 - Addt'l Info
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to renew, increase, and extend an existing contract for Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage Services with Synagro Central, LLC in the amount of $800,000.00. This contract provides for the Department of Public Utilities, Division of Sewerage and Drainage the service of applying sewage sludge for agricultural purposes. The work generally shall include: the agronomic land application of up to 10% Total Solids (TS) liquid biosolids, tank pumping and cleaning services, and the transport of 25% TS dewatered biosolids cake. The Contractor is responsible for professional management of the Liquid Land Application of Biosolids with Regional Storage program, which generally includes preparing site authorization requests, samples, daily activity reports, weekly progress reports, invoices and submitting this information to the City’s Project Manager. The contract is utilized by the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Compost Facility.

The Department of Public Utilities solicited Requests for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with the relevant provisions of Chapter 329 of City Code (Solicitation SA003857) relating to professional service contracts. Two hundred forty-seven (247) vendors (220 MAJ, 3 MBR, 13 M1A, 10 F1, 1 AS1) were solicited and two proposals (2 MAJ) were received and opened on April 15, 2011. Discussions and negotiations with the selected firm resulted in the award of the contract to Synagro Central, LLC. The original contract was in effect for one (1) year to and including August 4, 2016. The contract language allows for the Department of Public Utilities to extend the contract for nine (9) additional years, on a year-to-year basis upon mutual agreement, availability of budgeted funds and approval of Columbus City Council. This will be the 9th renewal of the contract. This legislation seeks to add funding to t...

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