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Action Item - 36.

Title: Ratification of the Electrical Construction Contract for the Vare-Washington Elementary School, Electrical Upgrades – No Cost Time Extension

Board of Education Meeting Date:

Action under consideration


The Administration recommends the Board of Education ratify and authorize 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:  



Hyde Electric Corporation


To ratify the expired contract and provide a time adjustment for the provision of general construction services at the Vare-Washington Elementary School.

Original Start Date:


Current End Date: 


New End Date:



Location:  Vare-Washington Elementary School 

Renewal Options:



1.  Why was this contract needed?

There are outstanding change orders that will not be finalized by the current end date and outstanding invoices that have yet to be submitted and or approved.

2.  How is this work connected to the BOE’s plan to achieve goals and guardrails?

The work performed included the installation of a new fire alarm system as well as an upgraded telecommunication system which provides the students and staff with a safer environment as well as helping to achieve the BOE's guardrail of providing a welcoming, safe and supportive school.

The electrical work completed was a precursor to the installation of a new HVAC system which will provide the students and staff with enhanced ventilation and cooling as well as helping to achieve the BOE's goal of providing a better learning environment so that students can improve their reading and math skills.

3.  How will the success of this contract be measured?

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


Funding Source:

FY23-FY24 Capital Budget

Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs

Related resolution(s)/approval(s): 

December 12, 2019; No. 12

Charge Account(s):


 Office Originating Request: Operations - Capital Programs