· Five Star maintains a good variety of snack choices in the vending machines
· Five Star responds quickly when service is needed
· Five Star services machines on a regular basis.
· The firm maintains approximately 4000 vending machines throughout the Southeast.
· The firm is supported by 14 operational centers within the states of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama; and employs approximately 900 team members.
· The team members responsible for supporting the City’s vending operations are: John Robbins, Scott Hale, Wayne McMillan, and Brady Martin. The industry experience of these individuals averages 19.5 years each.
Client Work History
· The Bogdahn Group has an excellent history of providing consulting advisory services.
· The Bogdahn Group submitted reasonable pricing for services.
· The Bogdahn Group’s in-person interview (presentation) inspired further confidence.
· The Bogdahn Group reference checks references all gave them the highest in recommendations and validated our expectations.
· The Bogdahn Group employs 68 full-time professionals from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including 33 investment consultants. Investment consultants average 20 years of experience, and include: 14 CFA® Charterholders, 2 CIPM Charterholders, 3 CAIA Charterholders, and 24 advanced degree holders.
· The Bogdahn Group is structured as a 100% employee-owned limited liability company. It has no parent or affiliated companies, and no economically beneficial relationships with any bank, broker/dealer, investment manager, insurance company, actuary or other vendor.
· The Bogdahn Group is headquartered in Orlando, FL, but also has offices in Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Tulsa, OK; Cleveland, OH; and Detroit, MI. All offices provide investment consulting services.
· The Bogdahn Group currently provides investment consulting services to 49 public defined contribution plans.
o Macon-Bibb County Fire and Police Department Employees’ Retirement System (Macon, GA) – Defined Benefit Plan
o Michael Morris, Senior Project Superintendent
o Bradley D. Wright, Project Engineer
o Ronnie Rehburg, Senior Project Superintendent
o WestRock: Ash Pond – Removal of approximately 320,000 cy of ash. 
o Arcadis: Petroleum remediation system installation. 
o Georgia Power: Various transformer oil releases. 
o Atmos Energy: Lead contaminated soil excavation/disposal. 
o Cargill/Environ: Excavation and disposal of approximately 90,000 cy of pesticide contaminated soils. [2014/2015]
o CH2M Hill: Petroleum remediation system installation. [2013/2014]
o Geosyntec: Dry Cleaners remediation. 
o S&ME/Six Flags: Underground storage tank removal. 
o WestRock: Cell #6 landfill liner construction. 
o Jhonalan Kimbell, Division Manager
o Jeffrey K. Pace, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
o Eric J. VanDenBerghe
o International Paper
o Kemira Chemicals
o Exide Technologies
o Russell County EMA Director
o Dr. Joya Carter Hicks – Is a professor in the special education teacher preparation program within the Department of Inclusive Education at Kennesaw State University, and has been an instructor, researcher and trainer in the fields of multi-cultural and inclusive education for several years.
o Dr. Raynice Jean-Sigur – Is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University, instructing pre-service teachers in the areas of pre-school curriculum, child growth and development and multi-cultural education. She is a Bright from the Start certified educator.
o Ms. Robbi Scheuer – Is a registered and licensed dietitian and nutritionist in the Atlanta area.
o Muscogee County School District (Columbus, GA)
o Marietta City Schools (Marietta, GA)
o 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) (Douglasville, GA)
o Atlanta Public Schools (Atlanta, GA)
Terry Miller Service Company was approved to perform emergency repairs, under $25,000, on the boxes and doors of the coolers and freezers. Since the vendor will already be on site, the Public Works/Facilities Maintenance Division saw the opportunity to make additional needed repairs to bring the units up to date. While repairs are made, the contractor will provide a refrigerant trailer to store the food.
Funds are available in the FY17 Budget: General Fund-Public Works-Other Maintenance & Repairs-Building Maintenance-Public Safety; 0101 – 260 – 3710 – REPA – 6528.
It is requested the Council approve the purchase of a sound system for the Columbus Civic Center from Columbus Tape and Video (Columbus, GA), in the amount of $13,819.49, to be funded from the Friends of Columbus Account for the Civic Center.
The current Bose sound system utilized in the Civic Center arena was in installed in November 2014 at the request of the Columbus Cottonmouths. The system was installed by Columbus Tape and Video, under the supervision of the Operations Division, and was to be installed for a temporary period.
The temporary system was needed to overcome the poor quality of the original sound system installed when the Civic Center was constructed in 1996. The original sound system had gone beyond its useful life and was inoperable without sinking a considerable amount of money into the problem. (From 2011 to 2014 the Civic Center spent more than $25,000 to fix issues - including blown amps, etc.). A new sound system would cost in excess of $250,000.
Upon completion of the temporary sound system install for the Cottonmouths, the Civic Center received numerous requests from the Columbus Lions, Rodeos, Harlem Globetrotters, MCSD Graduations, and others to utilize the 'new' sound package. To enhance the experience at these events, the Civic Center management allowed Columbus Tape and Video to work with the building users to utilize the system at a cost to the user.
Now that the system has become an integral part of these events, the Civic Center desires to purchase the “temporary” system to ensure quality and financial control going forward. Columbus Tape and Video has agreed to a depreciated purchase cost of $13,819.49.
Council approval is required because this purchase will be funded from the Friends of Columbus Account for the Civic Center.
WHEREAS, Terry Miller Service Company was approved to perform emergency repairs, under $25,000, on the boxes and doors of the coolers and freezers. Since the vendor will already be on site, the Public Works/Facilities Maintenance Division saw the opportunity to make additional needed repairs to bring the units up to date. While repairs are made, the contractor will provide a refrigerant trailer to store the food.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to purchase refrigeration equipment and installation services from Terry Miller Service Company (Columbus, Georgia), in the amount of $35,600.00, for the kitchen at the Muscogee County Jail. Funds are available in the FY17 Budget: General Fund-Public Works-Other Maintenance & Repairs-Building Maintenance-Public Safety; 0101 – 260 – 3710 – REPA – 6528.