Item Coversheet

Action Item - 46.

Title: Contract with Mansfield Oil Company of Gainesville, Inc. for Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel ($1,500,000)

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: 


Mansfield Oil Company of Gainesville, Inc.



To purchase ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel for School District buses and trucks

 Start date: 7/1/2023

 End date: 6/30/2024
 Compensation not to exceed: $1,500,000 

Transportation Garages

 Renewal Options:  No


The School District of Philadelphia's (District) Department of Transportation Services is seeking approval to utilize the City of Philadelphia's competitively bid contract with Mansfield Oil Company for ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. This authorization, which is requested and approved by the Board of Education each year, allows Transportation Services to take advantage of cooperative purchasing that brings lower rates by aggregating the need and economies of scale. The availability of fuel at District garages is an essential requirement for school buses. Consistent with prior authorizations, Transportation Services is requesting $1,500,000 for diesel fuel for FY24. 

This contract directly supports the Board of Education's Guardrail 1. The success of this contract has been measured by Mansfield Oil Company’s ability to ensure that the District garage fuel sites have an ongoing supply of diesel fuel.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

June 23, 2022; No.37

May 28, 2021; No.29

 Funding Source(s): 

FY24 Operating Budget

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Transportation