Item Coversheet

Action Item - 42.

Title: Amendment of Authorization of Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment ($6,000,000)

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 an amendment of a contract, subject to funding, as follows:


Airline Hydraulics Corporation

Aramark Corporation

Avantik, Inc.

Blink Marketing, Inc.

Bloxr Solutions LLC

Carstens, Inc.

Case Medical Inc.

Character Translations Inc.

Cintas Inc.

City Apparel Inc.

Fastenal Inc.

FOH, Inc.

General Chemical Inc.

Genesis Venture Inc.

Health Express Inc.

Home Depot Pro Institutional

Maxon Supplies LLC

National Drug Source, Inc.

Office Depot Inc


Primera Plastics

School Health Corporation Inc.


The Spearhead Group, Inc.

W. B. Mason


To provide personal protective equipment to students, teachers and staff

 Original Start Date:  7/24/2020

 Current End Date:  7/31/2023

 Currently Authorized Compensation:  $6,000,000

 Additional Compensation: 
All entities will be paid out of the additional aggregate amount not to exceed $6,000,000.

 Total New Compensation:  All entities will be paid out of the total new aggregate amount of $12,000,000. 

All Schools

 Renewal Options:  No


The School District of Philadelphia has identified a need to purchase additional personal protective equipment (PPE) for upcoming school years as part of its plan for a healthy and safe return to school buildings. The School District will provide PPE for students, staff and teachers who are in District buildings, in compliance with health guidelines, to ensure a safe learning environment. PPE will be purchased based on pricing and delivery capabilities.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

July 30, 2020; No. 14

October 22, 2020; No. 20

 Funding Source(s): 

FY22 Operating and Categorical

FY23 Operating and Categorical

FY24 Operating and Categorical

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Procurement