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File #: 1806-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/25/2021 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 the professional engineering services agreement with Hatch Associates Consultants, Inc. for the Blueprint Columbus - Kelton/Fairwood Area Project; for the Division of Sewerage and Drainage; to authorize an expenditure up to $1,155,244.89 within the Sanitary Sewer General Obligations Bond Fund; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvements Budget. ($1,155,244.89)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1806-2021 Funding Template, 2. ORD 1806-2021 Utilization REVISED

BACKGROUND: This project is being completed as part of the City’s Blueprint Columbus program. This project will construct various types of green infrastructure (GI) throughout the neighborhood which will provide a higher water quality within the region by treating the surface runoff before it discharges to the waterways. The project will also rehabilitate the existing sanitary sewer laterals and install or redirect new roof downspouts so as to reduce inflow and infiltration (I&I) within the sanitary sewer system which will result in fewer water in basements (WIBs), reduced sanitary sewer flows and decreased sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). This contract renewal will provide the funding necessary to conduct additional public meetings and outreach, complete the designs of the GI and private property work as well as the assembly of the bid documents for each of the phases.

*Note: the original agreement was with Chester Engineers. Chester Engineers' name changed to Hatch Associates Consultants, FID# 13-6094431. Name change authorized under Ord. #1535-2019, passed 6/24/19.

Community Planning Area = 62 - Livingston Avenue Area

Amount of additional funds to be expended: $1,155,244.89
Original Contract: $1,799,990.29 (PO001067)
Renewal #1: $ 968,006.61 (PO209671)
Renewal #2 (current): $1,155,244.89
TOTAL $3,923,241.79

Reason other procurement processes are not used:
This renewal was planned and identified in the original contracting legislation Ord. No. 2486-2015.

Re-bid of the project will likely result in a higher project costs as much of the project history would be lost and would need to be rediscovered by another consultant unless the new RFP were won by the same consultant. In such a case, we would have missed significant time in acquiring and evaluating the new proposals without significant benefit.


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