Item Coversheet

Action Item - 55.

Title: Contract with Advant-EDGE Solutions of Middle Atlantic, Inc for Removal and Disposal of Medical Waste ($50,000)

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 a contract, subject to funding, as follows: 

Advant-EDGE Solutions of Middle Atlantic, Inc 

Removal/replacement of sharps containers and medical waste within school buildings

 Start date: 7/1/2023

 End date: 6/30/2024
 Compensation not to exceed: $50,000 
All Schools

 Renewal Options:  Yes

 Number of Options: 3

 Duration of each option to extend: Years: 1  Months:
 Maximum compensation authorized per option period:   $50,000


Why is this contract needed?

Advant-EDGE will provide waste management, per code, to remove/replace all sharps containers from schools across the School District of Philadelphia (District). Additionally, Advant-EDGE will dispose of used PPE and COVID-19 testing materials at schools, as needed.

How is this work connected to the District’s plan to achieve Goals & Guardrails?

The removal process will help limit the spread of pathogens within school buildings and is aligned to Guardrail 1 for every school to be a safe, welcoming and healthy place for students, staff and the community to learn and grow. 

How will the success of this contract be measured?

The success of this work will be measured by the reduction in hazardous medical waste material storage in schools.  

If this is the continuation of a contract, how has success been measured in the past and what specific information do we have to show that it was successful?

Advant-EDGE is a supplier that we hold a yearly contract with. They are a trusted supplier who offers 3-5 hazardous waste pick ups throughout the school year. They provide fast, safe service and work closely with Student Health Services staff to keep our schools clean of medical waste.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 
June 23th, 2022; No. 48
 Funding Source(s): 
 FY23-24: Operating

 Office Originating Request: Student Support Services