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File #: 2238-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2021 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a construction contract with Bowen Engineering, Inc. for the Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant Cogeneration Facility; to authorize the appropriation and transfer of $30,132,734.00 from the Sanitary Sewer Reserve Fund to the Ohio Water Development (OWDA) Loan Fund; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $30,132,734.00 from the Ohio Water Development (OWDA) Loan Fund; to authorize an expenditure up to $2,000.00 for prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Services within the Sanitary General Obligations Voted Bonds Fund; and to amend the 2020 Capital Improvement Budget. ($30,134,734.00)
Attachments: 1. 2238-2021 Funding Template, 2. 2238-2021 Utilization Form, 3. Director's Legislation Information Sheet (9-8-14) Cogen

BACKGROUND: This project will install a cogeneration system at Jackson Pike Wastewater Treatment Plant. The system will use methane-rich biogas from the digesters to create about half the electricity the plant uses and will also create steam and hot water for use throughout the plant. The system will have an acceptable payback period and make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The system is large and complex. A building will be modified to house the new CHP engine/generators installed there. The plant-wide biogas piping system will be replaced; the steam and hot water systems will be modified; the plant electrical power system will be modified; and boilers at the end of their useful life will be removed. As part of this project the plant CMT facilities will also be improved. This project will deliver a complete and fully operating system.

Planning Area - 99 - Citywide

PROJECT TIMELINE: Contract work is required to be substantially complete in a manner acceptable to the City within 730 days from the date that a Notice To Proceed (NTP) is given by the City.

PROCUREMENT INFORMATION: The Division advertised for competitive bids submission for the subject services on the City's Vendor Services website and in the City Bulletin in accordance with the overall provisions of Chapter 329 of the Columbus City Code. The Division of Sewerage and Drainage received three (3) bids on August 4, 2021 from the following:

NAME TAX ID DAX # City/State Status Expiration
Bowen Engineering 35-1136995 007022 Indianapolis, IN MAJ 9/1/2022
Kokosing Industrial, Inc. 47-2946608 012309 Columbus, OH MAJ 6/2/2023
Kenmore Construction 34-0802152 006456 Akron, OH MAJ 6/8/2022

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION is not requested at this time.

ECONOMIC / ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: This project will reduce electricity consumption at the plant by about half and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 4,000 tons a year of equivalent CO2. The project provides an acc...

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