Section 103-216; Ord. 17256; Amendment to Agreement w/R.W. Beck RE: Development of an RFP for Power Purchases, Evaluation of Responses to the RFP, and Assistance in City Negotiations for Power Purchases


Ordinance No.            17256              Council Bill No.            B 118-02           

AN ORDINANCE

authorizing the City Manager to execute an amendment to the agreement with R.W. Beck allowing the development of an RFP for power purchases, the evaluation of responses to the RFP and assistance in City negotiations for power purchases; appropriating funds; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

    WHEREAS, the City currently has a contract with R.W. Beck to evaluate the City’s future power supply needs whereby R.W. Beck has acquired unique knowledge of the City’s electric utility; and

    WHEREAS, R.W. Beck is now in a position to most economically use their program capabilities to develop an RFP for the purchase of 80-125 MW of power and to evaluate the responses to that RFP.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  The City Manager is hereby authorized to execute an amendment to the agreement with R.W. Beck by amending the scope of services of the agreement to authorize R.W. Beck to develop an RFP for power purchases, evaluate the responses to the RFP and to assist in any negotiations for the purchase of power resulting from the responses.  The form and content of the amendment shall be substantially as set forth in "Attachment A-1" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.

    SECTION 2.  The sum of $ 100,000 is hereby appropriated from the Electric Retained Earnings Account No. 551-0000-351.01-00 to the Consulting Fees Account No. 551-7110-611.40-23.

    SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 15th day of April, 2002.