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File #: 2899-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2022 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 E.E. Ward Moving & Storage for an additional year to provide storage services to the Lead Safe Columbus program; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND
This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to renew a contract (renewal number 3) with E.E. Ward Moving & Storage for an additional year to provide storage services to the Lead Safe Columbus program.

Original contract amount $45,000 .00 PO242634 PY 2020
Renewal No. 1 amount $ 0.00 Ord. No. 2721-2020 PY 2021
Renewal No. 2 amount $ 0.00 PY 2022
Renewal No. 3 amount $ 0.00 PY 2023
Total contract amount $45,000.00

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 storage services for occupants while lead hazard work is completed on their home.

The Department of Development advertised RFQ014330 on Vendor Services in November 2019 for storage services for the Lead Safe Columbus program. Two bids were received and the Director of Development entered into contract with both bidders under the authority of Columbus City Code Section 329.19. For the original contract, the contract period is from the date of approval of the purchase order to December 31, 2020, with an option to renew until the grant period has been completed. 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 contract renewal will be the same as that of the original contract.

This legislation will extend the...

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