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File #: 1783-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/24/2021 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 Quality Lines, Inc. for the Circuit 14041 Reliability Improvements project in the amount up to $1,996,571.93; to authorize an expenditure of up to $2,000.00 from the Electricity G.O. (General Obligation) Bonds Fund 6303 for prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service, and to authorize a transfer within of up to $153,567.43 and an expenditure of up to $1,998,571.93 from the 2020 Electricity G.O. (General Obligation) Bonds Fund; and to authorize an amendment to the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($1,998,571.93)
Attachments: 1. Ord. 1783-2021 Funding Template 670803-100002.pdf, 2. Ord. 1783-2021 Utilization 670830-100002.pdf

Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract agreement with Quality Lines, Inc. for the Circuit 14041 Reliability Improvements project, CIP No. 670830-100002, in an amount up to $1,996,571.93 for the Division of Power.

The goal of this project is to improve the reliability of Circuit 14041. This involves replacing rotten wood distribution poles, damaged crossarms, potted porcelain fused cutouts, gapped lighting arresters, and main line conductor. In addition, new electronic reclosers, gang-operated air breaks, and solid blade disconnects will be installed to improve operational flexibility. To minimize the number of customers interrupted by future unplanned outages, over most fused cutouts will have their fuse link changed to make sure the system protection is properly coordinated. System neutrals will also be added to improve safety and system protection.
The planning area for this project is “Citywide” (Planning Area 99).

ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
Economic impact will be the improvement of electrical reliability in business corridors of Livingston Ave, James Rd, and Alum Creek Dr.

CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened three (3) bids on April 28, 2021: Quality Lines, Inc. - $1,996,571.93; New River Electrical - $2,878,133.22, and U.S. Utility Contractor - $3,690,542.31. One of the bids opened on April 28, 2021 was non-responsive: New River Electrical.

PRE-QUALIFICATION STATUS: Quality Lines, Inc. has met code requirements with respect to pre-qualification, pursuant to relevant sections of Columbus City Code Chapter 329.

Quality Lines, Inc.’s bid was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid in the amount of $1,996,571.93. Quality Lines, Inc.’s Contract Compliance Number is 31-529667 (expires 9/11/21, MAJ); DAX Vendor Ac...

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