Item Coversheet

Action Item - 21.

Title: Contracts with Various Vendors for Supplemental Professional Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Design Services ($10,000,000.00)

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 a contract, subject to funding, as follows: 


Gannett Fleming, Inc.

FXB, Inc.

The Rock Brook Consulting Group

Schiller and Hersh Associates, INC.

Evolution Engineering, LLC (MBE)

McHugh Engineering Associates, Inc.

STV Incorporated

Stantec Architecture and Engineering, LLC

Barry Isett Associates, Inc.

Global Engineering Solutions, Inc. (M/WBE)



To create a pool of qualified professional mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design firms to provide services at various locations

 Start date: 3/26/2021

 End date: 3/26/2026
 Compensation not to exceed: $10,000,000 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:
All entities will be paid out of the aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000.
All Schools

 Renewal Options:  No


The Office of Capital Programs (OCP)  has identified a need for mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services. These awards will provide professional mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services to assist the Office of Capital Programs in the implementation and completion of Capital work for projects identified by the 2015 Facility Condition Assessment. The projects were approved in the amended FY 2021 Capital Budget and 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP priorities  include constructing new facilities and additions, renovation of existing facilities, life cycle replacements and maintaining the physical integrity of existing buildings to meet code requirements and educational programming needs. Using a pool of qualified firms is the most efficient way for the District to complete design activities in order to meet project timelines. Evaluation of services are performed on a continuous basis and include professionalism, project milestones, budget and schedule assessment. This work is in support of the Operations goal to provide, safe, healthy and welcoming learning environments for all students. 


Goals and Guardrails

Guardrail 1; Welcoming and Supportive Schools - Every School will be a safe, welcoming and healthy place where our students, staff and community want to be and learn each day. 

 Funding Source(s): 
FY 21-25 Capital Budget

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs