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File #: 1764-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2021 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 7/12/2021 Final action: 7/15/2021
Title: To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction and installation of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15 located at 1800 E. Livingston Avenue; to authorize the expenditure of $522,253.00 from the Safety Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($522,253.00 )
Attachments: 1. FS15 Groundwater Remediation Construction.pdf

Explanation

BACKGROUND:  This legislation authorizes the Finance and Management Director to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction/installation of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15 located at 1800 E. Livingston Avenue. The dewatering system includes equipping an existing dewatering well with a pump, pitless adapter, and accessories, while also drilling and equipping a second dewatering well. Discharge from the two dewatering well pumps shall then be routed to the existing storm sewer system. The scope also includes the installation of perimeter drainage system in the basement. 

The Department of Finance and Management, Office of Construction Management, solicited bids which were formally advertised. On June 18, 2021 the city received one (1) response (0 AS1, 0 FBE, 0 MBE,) as follows:

Bidder/Consultant

City

FBE/MBE

Amount of Bid

The Righter Company, Inc.

Columbus

EBOCC

$522,253.00

 

The Righter Company, Inc. submitted the only bid of $522,253.00. The Office of Construction Management recommends the bid be made to the sole responsive bidder, The Righter Company, Inc.

 

The Righter Company, Inc. Contract Compliance No. 31-0885550, expiration date December 17, 2021.

 

Emergency action is requested due to health concerns and additional damage to City property and equipment.

 

Fiscal Impact:  This legislation authorizes an expenditure of $522,253.00 from the Safety Voted Bond Fund with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15 located at 1800 E. Livingston Avenue. These funds were budgeted within the Public Safety capital budget.  

 

Title

To amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget; to authorize the City Auditor to transfer funds between projects within the Safety Voted Bond Fund; to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction and installation of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15 located at 1800 E. Livingston Avenue; to authorize the expenditure of $522,253.00 from the Safety Voted Bond Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($522,253.00 )

 

Body

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget and to authorize transfers between projects within the Safety Voted Bond Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, the Finance and Management Department, Office of Construction Management, desires to enter into a contract for the construction of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15, 1800 E. Livingston Avenue; and

 

WHEREAS, The Righter Company, Inc. was deemed the sole responsive and responsible bidder; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the expenditure of $522,253.00 from the Safety Voted Bond Fund; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Finance and Management Department, Office of Construction Management, in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15 due to health concerns and additional damage to City property and equipment, thereby, preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore

 

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

 

SECTION 1. That the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget authorized by ordinance 2521-2020 be amended as follows to establish sufficient authority for this project:

Project Name / Project Number / Current Authority / Revised Authority/Difference

Fund 7701

Police Property Acquisition/ P330022-100003 Voted Carryover / $882,300/$360,047/($522,253.00)

FS#15 Ground Water Design/P340163-100001/ $0.00 / $522,253.00 / $522,253.00

 

SECTION 2.  That the transfer of $522,253.00, or so much thereof as may be needed is hereby authorized within Fund 7701 (Safety Voted Bond Fund), in Object Class 06- Capital Outlay per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance

SECTION 3.  That the Finance and Management Director is hereby authorized to enter into a contract on behalf of the Office of Construction Management with The Righter Company, Inc. for the construction of a basement dewatering system at Fire Station 15, 1800 E. Livingston Avenue. 

SECTION 4.  That the expenditure of $522,253.00 or so much thereof that may be necessary in regards to the action authorized in SECTION 3 is hereby authorized in the Safety Voted Bond Fund, Fund 7701 in Object Class 06 - Capital Outlay per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5That the monies in the foregoing sections shall be paid upon order of the Director of Finance and Management, and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.

 

SECTION 6.  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 7.  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 8That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account 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 are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 9.  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared an emergency measure and shall take effect and be enforced from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.