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File #: 1986-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2021 In control: Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action: 7/22/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a professional services contract with Fahlgren, Inc. in an amount up to 19,500.00 for the purpose of marketing, design, and reporting services; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code Chapter 329; to authorize expenditure up to $19,500.00 from the General fund; to authorize the payment of expenses starting June 28, 2021; and to declare an emergency. ($19,500.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1986-2021 2021-07-02 Admin Fahlgren GF, 2. ORD1986-2021 FM Waiver Form
Explanation
Background:
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to waive the request for proposal requirements of Columbus City Code Chapter 329 and enter into a professional services contract with Fahlgren Inc., in an amount up to $19,500.00, for the purpose of creating and delivering a report and corresponding materials to the Recovery and Resiliency Committee.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Department of Development desires to work with a firm that it has previous experience with and has demonstrated the ability to generate a report in a short timeline. The recommendations that the report identifies will benefit the community as we will be able to quickly take action to establish programs that will assist economic and human service recovery.

Contract Compliance: the vendor number is 009283 and expires on 9/24/21.

Waiver of Request for Proposal Requirements: A waiver of the request for proposal requirements outlined in Columbus City Code Chapter 329 is being requested to contract with a firm that specializes in marketing and graphic design that has the capacity to build upon existing relationship with the City and turn around the product on the short project timeline.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available in the 2021 General Fund Budget.

Emergency Designation: Emergency legislation is requested in order to begin the process of crafting the Recovery and Resiliency report to share with the community to begin implementing recommendations without delay.

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to execute a professional services contract with Fahlgren, Inc. in an amount up to 19,500.00 for the purpose of marketing, design, and reporting services; to waive the competitive bidding requirements of Columbus City Code Chapter 329; to authorize expenditure up to $19,500.00 from the General fund; to authorize the payment of expenses starting June 28, 2021; and to declare an emergency. ($19,500.00)

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