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Action Item - 31.

Title: Ratification of the Contract with Gannett Fleming, for Professional Design Services at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School - No Cost Time Extension ($0)

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The Administration recommends the Board of Education ratify and authorize the execution and performance of an amended contract by The School District of Philadelphia, through the Superintendent or his designee, subject to funding, as follows:

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Gannett Fleming


To provide a time adjustment to the contract with Gannett Fleming for professional design services provided at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School.

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Location:  Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School


The School District of Philadelphia (District) Office of Capital Programs is requesting a contract extension for the engineer of record, Gannett Fleming, for professional design services provided for the HVAC and electrical upgrade project at the Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School.  The construction schedule extension is due to supply chain delays for the mechanical equipment and boilers.  Before COVID, the equipment was manufactured and delivered within 12 to 24 weeks of the order.  Post-COVID, the equipment delivery time was increased to a 52-to-60-week period.  New safety protocols and procedures instituted in the wake of the COVID pandemic also delayed the work.  The requested revised completion date is December 31, 2023.  This HVAC Renovation is comprised of the removal and replacement of the existing building HVAC system, which includes distribution piping, boilers, and system controls.  The project also featured new electrical wiring, conduit, panels, and accessories as required to connect HVAC equipment.


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Funding Source:

FY23-FY24 Capital Budget

Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs

Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

September 20, 2018; No. 31

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 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs