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File #: 1185-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2022 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Finance and Management Director to modify and extend the contract with Barclay Water Management, Inc. for the treatment and remediation of water systems under the purview of the Facilities Management Division in accordance with the sole source provisions of the Columbus City Code; to authorize the expenditure of $409,960.34 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($409,960.34)
Attachments: 1. iChlor Sole Source Letter-City of Columbus.pdf, 2. 1185.2022Barclaywatermgmt.pdf

BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to modify and extend a contract, on behalf of the Facilities Management Division, with Barclay Water Management for water treatment and remediation services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, occupancy levels in various facilities were significantly reduced due to remote working by employees and reduced visitation from the general public. These reduced occupancy levels drastically lowered the throughput of water from various buildings water systems. As a result of the lower levels of water output, this made the environment conducive to the growth of various water contaminants. The Facilities Management Division partnered with the Human Resources Department, Division of Occupational Safety & Health to establish a program for the safe testing, treatment and remediation of City owned water systems. As such, Barclay Water Management’s expertise and partnership with local health care systems, as well as their skills, equipment, and experience determined that they were best positioned to meet the City’s needs. Barclay Water Management is currently under contract with the Department of Finance and Management, Facilities Management Division in such capacity. With the return to in-person work of city employees and increased visitation from the public, it was determined that additional testing, monitoring and treatment of the water systems was necessary, and this could not be determined at the time the contract was initially awarded. We respectfully request to continue this contract in accordance with the sole source provisions of Columbus City Code Section 329.19 (e).

Barclay Water Management, Inc. FID: 04-2558176, CC029151, expiration April 5, 2023.

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested so that these water testing, treatment, and remediation services can continue without delay to safeguard the health and wellness of City employees and visitors alike.


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