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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  6/15/2020

Natural Resources

Waiver of Competitive Selection  (Revised Code Section 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (Revised Code Section 127.162)
Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Operating Transfer Request  (Revised Code Section 127.14)
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
HB 166
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
DNR01 2020 $107,000.00 KS Associates 260 Burns Road, Suite 100 Elyria OH Lorain 44035
DNR01 2021 $.00 KS Associates 260 Burns Road, Suite 100 Elyria OH Lorain 44035

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
FED 3P30 725650 Coastal Mangement - Federal 2020 $107,000.00 2021 $.00

Mary Mertz 06/15/2020
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
06/01/2020 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Danielle Vandegriff Title:  Legislative Director
Phone:  (614) 265 - 6878 Fax:  (614) 261 - 9601 E-Mail:
  The Department of Natural Resources respectfully requests Controlling Board approval of an agency-released competitive opportunity in the amount of $107,000.00 from Fund 3P30, ALI 725650 (Coastal Management-Federal), in FY20, to contract with KS Associates, Elyria, OH, to provide design services for the design and training program at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve located in Huron, Ohio in Erie, County.  
  Professional services are being requested to provide a preliminary design and final design for a nature-based shoreline protection installation, and services are being solicited for the creation of a training course for nature-based shoreline protection methods to be located at Old Woman Creek. The Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve is located at 2514 Cleveland Road East, Huron, Ohio. The purpose of this project is to plan and develop a nature-based shoreline protection training program consisting of design guidelines, documents with specifications, training manuals, and a training program leading to certification for contractors and consultants.

Additionally, this project will involve the planning, development, and design of a nature-based shoreline protection installation to be located at Old Woman Creek and installed during the pilot training session. The selected firm would also oversee the construction of the pilot installation during the pilot training session to be located at Old Woman Creek (2514 Cleveland Road East, Huron, Ohio).

Request for Qualifications were posted on the OFCC Opportunities web page on January 17, 2020. Two (2) firms submitted Statement of Qualifications on February 13, 2020. Two (2) firms were shortlisted to submit proposals in response to the Request for Proposal. KS Associates was selected through a qualifications-based selection process.

KS Associates has proposed a 5% EDGE participation through TTL Associates who will provide geotechnical services.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101921
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Request for Quote (RFQ) RFQ
Contract Agreement
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
KS Associates 2020 $107,000.00
KS Associates 2021 $0.00

Operating Request Required Information
New Contract - KS Associates
Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101921
1. Selection Process: Was this contract subject to selection by a Request for Proposal (RFP),
Request for Qualification (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) process? Yes
 a. Explain how the RFP, RFQ or RFI was publicized or advertised.
     A Request for Qualifications was posted in Ohio Register on January 17, 2020. Firms submitted Statements of Qualifications on February 13, 2020.
 b. Number of proposals distributed.  NA
 c. Number of days in which interested parties had to respond to the RFP, RFQ or RFI. 27
 d. Number of proposals received. 2
 e. Information for each proposal received (or see attachment).
Name Proposal AmountAddressCityStateCounty
KS Associates $.00 260 Burns Road, Suite 100 Elyria OH Lorain
Biohabitats, Inc. $.00 2026 Murray Hill Road, Room 102 Cleveland OH Cuyahoga
 f. Explain why this contractor was selected.
    KS Associates had the highest scores for both the technical proposal and the interview.
 g. Indicate who rated the responses and was involved in the selection of the contractor.
     ODNR Division of Engineering staff (2) and ODNR Office of Coastal Management staff (3).
2. Provide the following selected contractor information:
KS Associates
260 Burns Road, Suite 100
Elyria,   OH  44035
County: Lorain
3. Contractor's location from which all or most of the contract work will be performed, if different from the
location of principal place of business. (For institutional agencies, cite the location of the institution,
including the city and county, where services are to be performed.)

4. Institutional agencies only: Is the contractor currently performing services at the institution listed above?
5. Specify the deliverables of this contract or describe the scope of service(s) to be performed by this contractor.
Professional services.
6. Cite the account category of expense being used for this purchase of service(s).
Account CategorySubobjectAmount

Duration of this contract (beginning and ending dates) within the fiscal biennium.
Beginning Date Ending Date
06/20/2020 06/30/2021
8. Is the contractor already performing work under this contract? No
9. Identify all state contracts which the selected contractor has had approved by the Controlling Board
since the beginning of the last fiscal year through this fiscal year to date. Also include contracts approved
for this agency or institutions of higher education.
a. Total number of contracts. 4
b. For each contract list the state agency and the contract amount.
AgencyContract/Agreement AmountFY
Natural Resources $49,500.00 19
Transportation $17,936.00 19
Transportation $20,000.00 20
Transportation $261,973.00 20
10. Contractor Procurement Compliance:
a. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy America? Yes
  Explain: The materials provided will be per ORC requirements.
b. Is this contractor in compliance with Buy Ohio? Yes
Explain: They are an Ohio-based company.
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 33    33   
Percentage of Women 21% 21%
Percentage of Minorities 15% 15%
12. What percent of the work will be done by subcontractors?  45.1
  If more than 50%, provide the same information for each subcontractor as requested in number 11 above for the contractor.
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
# of Employees
% of Women
% of Minorities
13.  Provide all subsequent renewal schedules (beginning and ending dates) and amounts associated with this contract.

A contract renewal is the exercise of an option to enter into a subsequent contract with a vendor in accordance with renewal provisions specified in a preceding contract.
Beginning DateEnding DateTotal Lease Amount
Explain contract provisions.