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Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

City of Columbus Announces ‘Columbus COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund’ To Assist Small Businesses

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin and JPMorgan Chase announced the Columbus COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund, a loan and grant program created to help small businesses in Columbus get through the challenges of COVID-19. The City of Columbus will use $5.5 million received through its federal CARES Act allocation to capitalize the initiative, and JPMorgan Chase will contribute $250,000 to assist in providing technical assistance to small businesses in support of the City’s efforts.

Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 in Recovery Grants to help sustain their businesses through the COVID-19 Pandemic. These grants can be used to help small businesses maintain existing business operations and retain jobs.

The City will also provide assistance up to $5,000 in Return Safely Grants for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and facility improvements. These funds are intended to assist small businesses to secure PPEs and/or make necessary COVID-19 improvements required to re-open their businesses safely and responsibly.

The Pivot Loans provide small businesses with access to low-interest loans. The goal is to maintain existing business operations, while retaining existing jobs, creating new jobs or making capital investments due to unexpected market growth. Applicants are eligible to receive a loan amount up to $20,000.

The Columbus COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund will open on June 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. Information on how to apply will be available on June 8. For more information, contact the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneur Development of the City of Columbus at 614-645-8616.

Wednesday, April 15 – Special Livestream Forum with Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther Regarding COVID-19

Hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club

During this special livestream forum, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther will be interviewed by Colleen Marshall, Co-Anchor, WCMH NBC 4. Mayor Ginther will be answering questions about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, provide basic needs to residents and the economic impact on the region.

Join us on YouTube to view and participate in the community conversation during this livestream event. Audience questions will be submitted live.

Register to submit questions and to receive information on how to text questions on the day of the forum.

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio RFP to Provide Temporary General Laborer Services

SWACO is seeking qualified Proposers who can provide general laborers on short notice for litter pick up and other general services that are temporary and on an as-needed basis at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, Jackson Pike Transfer Station, and the Morse Road Eco-Station.

All interested vendors may download the RFP documents by going to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org.  Select the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then General Services

Proposals are due no later than 1:30 p.m. (EST), Friday, April 10, 2020.

ITB for Recycling Services and Collection Services – Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio

SWACO is accepting sealed Bids from qualified vendors for the provision of Recycling Services; acceptance of delivery and processing of recycling materials generated in and collected from residential units and residential unit equivalents in participating communities — Sealed bids are due no later than 3:30 p.m., March 5, 2020.

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SWACO is accepting sealed Bids from qualified vendors for Collection Services; collection, transportation and delivery for disposal or processing of residential solid waste, recyclable materials, and yard waste generated by residential units and residential unit equivalents in participating communities — Sealed Bids are due no later than 3:30 p.m., April 30, 2020.

An informational, non-mandatory pre-bid meeting for bidders interested in the Collection Services is scheduled on April 2, 2020, at SWACO’s Administrative Building from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

All interested vendors may download the ITB documents by going to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org. the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then General Services

Bid Opportunity with City of Columbus

The City of Columbus Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is issuing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for professional services to develop and recommend a strategy, roadmap, RFP qualifications, and guidance for implementation of a Work and Asset Management System. The services to be performed should consist of reviewing and documenting current asset management processes as well as perceived needs from across the department to ultimately compile into a Work and Asset Management system roadmap. Proposals will be received by the City until 1:00 PM Local Time on Friday, February 14, 2020. No proposals will be accepted thereafter.

Direct questions via e-mail only to: Contract Manager, DPUCapitalRFP@columbus.gov. No contact is to be made with the City other than with the Contract Manager through e-mail with respect to this proposal or its status. The deadline for questions is February 4, 2020. Answers to questions received will be posted on the City’s Vendor Services web site via addendum on February 7, 2020.

To view the RFP, please use the link below: http://ohiomsdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/City-of-Columbus-DPU-WAM-RFP.pdf