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File #: 15-14281    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Business Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/23/2020 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 10/12/2020 Final action:
Title: Appropriate Funds for the CATS COVID-19 Response
Attachments: 1. CATS CARES Budget Ordinance
Appropriate Funds for the CATS COVID-19 Response

A. Approve a contract in the amount of $1,276,638 with Gillig for Bus Operator Protective Barriers for an initial term of one year,

B. Authorize the City Manager to execute any necessary contracts and agreements related to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding allocated to the Charlotte Area Transit System through the Federal Transit Administration, and

C. Adopt a budget ordinance appropriating $55,295,092 from the CARES Act in the CATS COVID Stimulus Fund.

Staff Resource(s):
John Lewis, CATS
Allen Smith, III, CATS
Jennifer Fehribach, CATS

Action A and B:
* For the protection and safety of CATS Operators during the COVID-19 pandemic, CATS will need to install protective barriers on its entire bus fleet.
* Additional agreements for cleaning services, furniture modification, community outreach, operating, and capital costs are expected throughout the pandemic to ensure safety in operations.

Action C:
* On June 8, 2020, the City Manager presented the Proposed FY2021 Budget to City Council and included a brief overview of the federal support the City of Charlotte has or would receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as a result of COVID-19, including the CARES Act funding designated for CATS.
* The CARES Act allocated $25 billion to transit agencies which can be used for operating and capital support and does not expire. Of the $56.9 million provided to CATS, $1.6 million was previously appropriated.
* This action will appropriate the remainder of the CATS allocation.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
No goals shall be established on Contracts where: (a) there are no subcontracting opportunities identified for the Contract; or (b) there are no DBEs certified to perform the scopes of work that the city regards as realistic opportunities for subcontracting.

These contracts meet the provisions of (a) - No ...

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