Item Coversheet

Action Item - 47.

Title: Amendment of Contract with Trapeze Software Group, Inc. for GPS Transportation Management Software ($473,000)

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:


Trapeze Software Group, Inc.



Annual maintenance and project enhancements for global positioning system (GPS) devices, automatic vehicle location (AVL) software, and tablets for the Bus Attendant ID/Tablet Program

 Original Start Date:  1/20/2017

 Current End Date:  6/30/2023

 Amended End Date:  6/30/2024

 Currently Authorized Compensation:  $3,203,291

 Additional Compensation: 

$473,000 for the period of 7/1/23 through 6/30/24

 Total New Compensation:  $3,676,291 


Administrative Office(s)

 Renewal Options:  No


The Department of Transportation Services is seeking a continuation of the contract with Trapeze Software Group, Inc. VEONow is Trapeze’s proprietary cloud-based global positioning system (GPS) and automatic vehicle location (AVL) platform which is an essential requirement that is used to provide Transportation Services with real-time location-based information on vehicles used to transport students and non-bus (white fleet) vehicles used by The School District of Philadelphia (District) staff members. Consistent with prior requests, we are seeking authorization for $473,000 for FY24 to support access to the platform, yearly maintenance costs, additional GPS devices, and Tablets for new vehicles. Trapeze is responsive and in compliance with its current contract. 

This contract directly supports the Board of Education's Guardrail 1. The success of the contract is measured by the ability of Transportation Services to continue to have access to accurate and precise real-time data on the location of vehicles transporting students or used by District staff.

 Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

June 23, 2022; No.36

January 19, 2017; A-17

 Funding Source(s): 

FY24 Operating Budget

 Office Originating Request: Operations - Transportation