Item Coversheet

Action Item - 33.

Title: Ratification of the General Construction Contract for the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary School, Classroom Modernization – No Cost Time Extension

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration


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

Board of Education Meeting Date:  5/25/2023


Smith Construction, Inc.


To ratify the amendment to the expired contract and provide a time adjustment for the provision of general construction services at the Paul Lawrence Dunbar Elementary School.

Original Start Date:


Current End Date: 


New End Date:



Original Compensation: $642,055

Prior Authorized Change Order Compensation: $2,065

Total Authorized Compensation: $644,120

Additional Compensation Requested: $0

Total Compensation through Extension: $644,120


Dunbar, Paul Lawrence Elementary School

Renewal Options:




The Office of Capital Programs has identified a need to extend the period of time for this project, to successfully close out the above referenced contract, due to the following needing to be finalized:


  1. As-Built drawing review and acceptance

  2. Operation, maintenance and warranty  manual review and acceptance

  3. Commissioning and training for facilities and maintenance personnel

  4. Punch list items

  5. Retainage and payments

Success will be measured by the ability to close the project by December 31, 2023.



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Funding Source:

FY23-FY24 Capital Budget

Related resolution(s)/approval(s):

April 25, 2019; No. 22

Charge Account(s):


 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs