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File #: 1647-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2022 In control: Public Service & Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contracts Rudd Equipment for the purchase of two front end wheel loaders; to authorize the expenditure of up to $462,206.00 from the Municipal Motor Vehicle Tax Fund to purchase the equipment; and to declare an emergency. ($462,206.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 1647-2022

Explanation

1.  BACKGROUND  

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Finance and Management to enter into a contract and issue purchase orders as needed with Rudd Equipment for the purchase of two front end wheel loaders.  This purchase will be made for the Department of Public Service, Division of Infrastructure Management.  

 

The Division of Infrastructure Management will use the equipment to maintain and repair streets throughout the City of Columbus.  The City of Columbus, Fleet Management Division, approved the purchase of this equipment to replace equipment that has reached the end of its useful life. 

 

The Purchasing Office advertised and solicited competitive bids in accordance with the relevant provisions of City Code Chapter 329 relating to competitive bidding (Solicitation RFQ021705) through Vendor Services.  The City received three bids for the front end wheel loaders on May 19th, 2022, and bid tabulation was as follows:

 

Company Name                                                                           Bid Amount                                                City/State                            Majority/MBE/FBE

Rudd Equipment                                                                 $462,206.00                               Columbus, OH                              Majority

Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co., Inc.                                $546,865.00                                          Columbus, OH                                Majority

Southeastern Equipment Co. Inc.                                      $552,700.00                                                Dublin, OH                                          Majority

 

The award is to be made to Rudd Equipment as the lowest responsive, responsible, and best bidder for all lines of its bid of $462,206.00.

 

Searches in the System for Award Management (Federal) and the Findings for Recovery list (State) produced no findings against Rudd Equipment.

 

2.  CONTRACT COMPLIANCE

The contract compliance number for Rudd Equipment is CC039427 and expires 08/23/23.

 

3.  FISCAL IMPACT

Funds are available and appropriated for this purchase within the Municipal Motor Vehicle Tax Fund, Fund 2266.

 

4.  EMERGENCY DESIGNATION

The department requests emergency designation so this equipment can be put into service as quickly as possible to prevent interruption to, or disruption of, the Division of Infrastructure Management street maintenance program.

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contracts Rudd Equipment for the purchase of two front end wheel loaders; to authorize the expenditure of up to $462,206.00 from the Municipal Motor Vehicle Tax Fund to purchase the equipment; and to declare an emergency.  ($462,206.00)

 

Body

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Service, Division of Infrastructure Management, needs to purchase two front end wheel loaders to maintain and repair streets throughout the City of Columbus; and 

 

WHEREAS, this purchase has been approved by the City’s Fleet Management Division; and 

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Office received formal bids on May 19th, 2022, for two front end wheel loaders for the Division of Infrastructure Management; and

 

WHEREAS, Rudd Equipment submitted a bid in the amount of $462,206.00 for two front end wheel loaders and is the lowest responsive, responsible and best bidder; and

 

WHEREAS, it has become necessary in the Department of Public Service to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to enter into contracts with and to issue purchase orders to Rudd Equipment in accordance with the terms, conditions, and specifications of Solicitation Number RFQ021705 on file in the Purchasing Office; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary to expend funds to pay for the equipment; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Service in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Finance and Management Director to enter into contracts with Rudd Equipment so this equipment can be put into service as quickly as possible to maintain and repair streets throughout the City of Columbus, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Finance and Management be and is hereby authorized to establish contracts with and issue purchase orders to Rudd Equipment for the purchase of two front end wheel loaders.

 

SECTION 2.  That the expenditure of $462,206.00, or so much thereof as may be needed, is hereby authorized in Fund 2266 (Municipal Motor Vehicle Tax Fund), Dept-Div 5911 (Infrastructure Management), in Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 3.  Funds are hereby deemed appropriated, and expenditures and transfers authorized to carry out the purposes of this ordinance, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 4.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5.  That the City Auditor is hereby authorized to transfer the unencumbered balance in a project account to the unallocated balance account within the same fund upon receipt of certification by the Director of the Department administering said project that the project has been completed and the monies are no longer required for said project.

 

SECTION 6.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.