Item Coversheet

Action Item - 70.

Title: Capital Award at Various Locations - George W. Sharswood School; Hopkinson Elementary School ($644,475) - Added 5.9.2023

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:


TE Construction Services, LLC

Paramount Electric Services, LLC

To provide Fire Alarm Replacement Construction Services at the George W. Sharswood School, and Door Replacement Construction Services at the Francis Hopkinson Elementary School.
 Start date: 5/26/2023

 End date: 12/31/2025
 Compensation not to exceed: $644,475 
 Separate Compensation by Vendor:

Paramount Electric Services, LLC - Electrical Contract - Fire Alarm Replacement at George W. Sharswood School - $400,000

TE Construction Services, LLC - General Contract - Door Replacement at Hopkinson Elementary School - $244,475

Sharswood, George W. School; Hopkinson, Francis 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 projects recommended for contract award were identified in the Adopted FY24 Capital Budget. The projects were publicly advertised and the lowest responsible bidders were recommended for contract award. The District design, construction, and project management teams have developed a site-specific construction phasing plan in collaboration with principals and contractors for the site improvements. This plan ensures adequate time and sufficient swing space has been identified for the safety of students and staff. The work will be monitored daily by an inspector, project manager and construction manager to ensure the contractors meet the established budget and schedule. 


The work at George W. Sharswood School will include replacing the existing fire alarm system with a new digital addressable voice evacuation fire alarm system, with visual strobes and audible speakers, as well as initiation devices and peripheral equipment as shown and specified.  The project will also provide new circuit breakers in the existing panelboards to match the existing types and ratings and new surface-mounted conduits on existing walls and ceilings to allow for the installation of new fire alarms and electrical devices and associated wiring.  The project will include demolishing the old fire alarm system, including devices, backboxes, conduits, and wiring, after the new fire alarm system is programmed, tested, and approved by the AHJ, District, and Engineer.  


The work at Hopkinson Elementary School will include removing and replacing the selected exterior and interior hollow metal doors and frames with new hollow metal and FRP doors, hollow metal frames, and door hardware. In addition, this work will include the removal and replacement of steel lintels at exterior openings, repair and replace brick masonry as required to match existing, and Inspection and patching of  rough openings as required to receive new frames.


This work supports the Operations Division goal of providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.


Guardrail 1 – 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 22-23 Capital Budget

FY 23-24 Capital Budget

FY 24-25 Capital Budget

FY 25-26 Capital Budget

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs
Hopkinson Bid TabSupporting Document
Shaswood Bid TabSupporting Document
Sharswood MWBESupporting Document