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Action Item - 15.

Title: Capital Award for Cassidy Elementary, Ethan Allen Elementary, and William Sayre High Schools - Asbestos Abatement ($1,385,958) Updated 5.21.20

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration

 The Administration recommends that the Board of Education authorize The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, to execute and perform separate contracts with the lowest responsible bidders, subject to funding, as follows:


Pepper Environmental Services, Inc.

Murphy Quigley Company, Inc.


General Contracts

 Start date: 5/29/2020

 End date: 3/23/2024
 Compensation not to exceed: $1,385,958 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:

Pepper Environmental Services, Inc. - General Contract Asbestos Abatement at Cassidy - $288,929

Pepper Environmental Services, Inc. - General Contract Asbestos Abatement at Allen, Ethan - $193,029

Murphy Quigley Company, Inc. - General Contract Major Renovation and Addition at Sayre - $904,000



Allen, Ethan School; Cassidy, Lewis C. Academics Plus School; Sayre, William High School

 Renewal Options:  No


The Office of Capital Programs has identified various capital projects at multiple school locations based on the capital budget call and the facilities assessment report.  The project recommended for contract award was identified in the approved FY20 capital budget. The project was publicly advertised and the lowest responsible bidder is recommended for contract award. The work will be monitored daily by an inspector, project manager and construction manager to ensure the contractors meet the established budget and schedule. This work is in support of the Operations Division goal of providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.

 Anchor Goal(s) Supported: Other   Provide 100% of students with a safe, healthy, and welcoming learning environment.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
 Funding Source(s): 

FY 20-24 Capital Budget

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs