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File #: 2324-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a service contract with J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor for the Division of Sewerage & Drainage’s Volunteer Sump Pump “2022” Project; to waive the competitive bidding provisions of Columbus City Code; to authorize a transfer and expenditure up to $2,537,390.00 within the Sanitary General Obligation Voted Bonds Fund; to provide for payment of prevailing wage services to the Department of Public Service; and to authorize an amendment to the 2022 Capital Improvements Budget. ($2,537,390.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2324-2022 Bid Tab, 2. ORD 2324-2022 Information, 3. ORD 2324-2022 QFF Bond Funded - Service, 4. ORD 2324-2022 Utilization, 5. ORD 2324-2022 Bid Waiver Form, 6. ORD 2324-2022 Funding
Explanation

1. BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Utilities to enter into a service contract with J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor for the Volunteer Sump Pump “2022” Project; in an amount up to $2,535,390.00; for Division of Sewerage & Drainage Capital Improvements Project No. 650876-122991.

Funds in the amount of $2,000.00 will also be encumbered with the Department of Public Service for Prevailing Wage services.

Work consists of installing sump pumps in homes and redirect foundation drains away from the sanitary lateral to the sump pit. This project will cover 500 properties that represent the 25% target participation rate in the following areas: Clintonville 1, Phase 4 Clintonville 3, Phase 1 Hilltop 1, Phase 3 Hilltop 4, and Phase 1.

The Community Planning Area is “99 - Citywide”.

2. ECONOMIC IMPACT/ADVANTAGES; COMMUNITY OUTREACH; PROJECT DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS/ADVANTAGES OF PROJECT:
This project is one of the four main pillars of the Blueprint process and consists of residents volunteering for installation of sump pumps in their homes in the Clintonville and Hilltop areas to reduce excess stormwater entering the City's sanitary sewer system.

3.0 SERVICE CONTRACT AWARD: The Director of Public Utilities publicly opened one bid from J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor in the amount of $2,535,390.00.

3.1 BID WAIVER: During evaluation of the bid, it was determined the Department of Public Utilities included an error in the specifications. J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor submitted a clean bid. Due to the error on the City’s part, a waiver of bids is needed to contract with J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor.

J&D Home Improvements Inc. DBA The Basement Doctor’s bid was deemed the lowest, best, most responsive and responsible bid in the amount of $2,535,390.00. Their Contract Compliance Number is 31-1225499 (expires 6/29/24, Majority) and their ...

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