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File #: 1664-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/17/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with The Righter Co. for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements; to authorize an expenditure up to $436,355.00 within the Water General Obligation Voted Bonds Fund; to provide for payment of prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service, for the Division of Water; and to authorize an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget. ($436,355.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1664-2021 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 1664-2021 QFF Bond Funded, 3. ORD 1664-2021 Information, 4. ORD 1664-2021 Utilization, 5. ORD 1664-2021 map, 6. ORD 1664-2021 Funding

Explanation

 

BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with The Righter Co. for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements; in an amount up to $434,355.00; for Division of Water Capital Improvements Project No. 690473-100014, Contract No. 2325.

 

Funds in the amount of $2,000.00 will also be encumbered with the Department of Public Service for Prevailing Wage services.

 

Work consists of the installation of a sloped standing seam metal roof over top of a flat roof and parapet for an existing 1-story masonry and concrete building, ancillary HVAC improvements, a communications antenna and concrete foundation, and other such work as may be necessary to complete the contract, in accordance with the drawings technical specifications, and City of Columbus Construction and Material Specifications as set forth in the Invitation For Bid (IFB).

 

The Community Planning Area is “31 - Far Northwest”.

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT: The project provides the necessary replacement of the roof at the Smoky Row Booster Station which protects the inside equipment and structures from damage.

 

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD:  The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened two (2) bids on June 9, 2021 from The Righter Co. and Elford, Inc.

 

PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS: The Righter Co. and all proposed subcontractors have met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Codes Chapter 329. 

 

Righter Co.’s bid was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid in the amount of $434,355.00.  Their Contract Compliance Number is 31-0889208 (expires 12/17/21, Majority) and their DAX Vendor Account No. is 4433.  Additional information regarding both bidders, description of work, contract time frame and detailed amounts can be found on the attached Information form.

 

Searches in the Excluded Party List System (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against The Righter Co.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:  There are sufficient funds within the Water G.O. Voted Bonds Fund - Fund No. 6006, however, an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget will be necessary.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with The Righter Co. for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements; to authorize an expenditure up to $436,355.00 within the Water General Obligation Voted Bonds Fund; to provide for payment of prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service, for the Division of Water; and to authorize an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget.  ($436,355.00)

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, two (2) bids for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements were received and publicly opened in the offices of the Director of Public Utilities on June 9, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid was from The Righter Co. in the amount of $434,355.00; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to award and execute a construction contract for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the Director of the Department of Public Utilities to encumber and expend funds to provide for payment of prevailing wage services associated with said project; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize an expenditure of funds within the Water G.O. Voted Bonds Fund - Fund No. 6006, for the Division of Water; and 

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget for the purpose of providing sufficient spending authority for the aforementioned project expenditures; and

 

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the usual daily operation of the Division of Water, Department of Public Utilities, to authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements, with The Righter Co., for the preservation of the public health, peace, property and safety; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Public Utilities be and hereby is authorized to award and execute a contract for the Smoky Row Booster Station Roof Improvements with The Righter Co. (FID #31-0889208), 2424 Harrison Road, Columbus, Ohio 43204; in an amount up to $434,355.00; in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract on file in the Office of the Division of Water; and to obtain the necessary prevailing wage related services from the Department of Public Service and to pay up to a maximum amount of $2,000.00.

 

SECTION 2.  That said contractor shall conduct the work to the satisfaction of the Director of Public Utilities and the Administrator of the Division of Water.

 

SECTION 3.  That the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget is hereby amended, in Fund 6006 - Water G.O. Bonds Fund, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4. That the expenditure of $436,355.00, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 6006 - Water G.O. Bonds Fund, in Object Class 06 - Capital Outlay, per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this Ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to transfer any unencumbered balance in the project account to the unallocated balance within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies no longer required for said project; except that no transfer shall be made from a project account by monies from more than one source.

 

SECTION 7.  That the City Auditor is authorized to establish proper project accounting numbers as appropriate.

 

SECTION 8.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 9.  That this Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the earliest period allowed by law.