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File #: 2874-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2022 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2022 Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to renew a contract with H.S. Heritage Inn of Columbus Opco LLC dba Homewood Suites in an amount up to $67,000.00 to provide hotel services for recipients of the Lead Safe Columbus program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $67,000.00 in the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($67,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2874-2022-10-18 Housing Heritage Inn of Columbus LLC dba Homewood LEAD
Explanation

This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to renew (renewal number 3) a contract with H.S. Heritage Inn of Columbus Opco LLC, dba Homewood Suites, in an amount up to $67,000.00 to provide hotel services for recipients of the Lead Safe Columbus program.

Original contract amount $45,000.00 n/a PO220351 PY 2020
Renewal No. 1 $ 0.00 n/a PY 2021
Renewal No. 2 $22,000.00 Ord. 3043-2021 PO306789 PY 2022
Renewal No. 3 $67,000.00 PY 2023
Total Contract Amount 134,000.00

The city applied for and received a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes grant in late 2019. The grant term is 3 ½ years. This HUD grant funds the Lead Safe Columbus program.

The purpose of the Lead Safe Columbus Grant Program is to generate lead safe affordable housing and to prevent lead poising of children and adults within Columbus neighborhoods. The purpose of this contract is to provide hotel services for occupants while lead hazard work is completed on their home.

The Department of Development advertised RFQ014458 on Vendor Services in December 2019 for hotel services for the Lead Safe Columbus program. Two bids were received and the Director of Development entered into contract with two bidders under the authority of Columbus City Code Section 329.19. The original contract was PO220351 and expired December 31, 2021. Because the federal grant allows renewal of contracts for services for the term of the grant, the department desires to utilize this option to effectively and efficiently manage the program. Advertising for services annually would interrupt the program and possibly result in the program not meeting its required goals. The fee for services in the new contract term will be the same as that of the original contract.

This legislation will extend the contract an additional year, ending December 31, 2023. While the HUD grant ends in 2023, the depart...

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