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Record #: R2017-1035   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/21/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Education and Child Development
Final action:
Title: Call for Committee on Education and Child Development to hold informational hearing(s) on privatizing management of custodial services at Chicago Public Schools
Sponsors: O'Shea, Matthew J.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Education and Child Development
Attachments: 1. R2017-1035.pdf
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, On March 1, 2014, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago ("Board"'), commonly known as the Chicago Public Schools ("CPS"), signed a three-year Custodial Services Agreement ("Original Aramark Agreement") with Aramark Management Services Limited Partnership ("Aramark"), one of the largest janitorial companies in the Country, and a three-year Integrated Facility Management Agreement ("Original SodexoMAGIC Agreement") with SodexoMAGIC, LLC ("SodexoMAGIC"), for a term commencing March 1, 2014 and ending February 28, 2017, with the Board having two options to renew each Agreement for one-year terms; and
WHEREAS, The Original Aramark Agreement awarded $260 million to Aramark to provide custodial and other additional services at 480 CPS facilities throughout Chicago. Pursuant to this Original Agreement, which was subsequently amended to include approximately 20 to 25 additional schools, Aramark assumed responsibility for cleaning and maintaining twenty-six designated areas within each facility that it serviced, including classrooms, chalkboards, entrances, laboratories, restrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, offices, closets, corridors, stairways and other specifically identified areas. The Agreement also specified the manner and frequency with which each of these areas would be sanitized and disinfected, emptied of trash, spot cleaned, dusted, horizontal wet cleaned, dry mopped, damp mopped and vacuumed, and provided with additional services, such as cleaning laboratory equipment, removing graffiti, refinishing gymnasium floors, painting, controlling interior pests, re-lamping light fixtures, as well as preventive-, predictive- and corrective-maintenance, and overall condition assessments; and
WHEREAS, To ensure compliance with its cleanliness standards, the Original Aramark Agreement imposed Service Level Obligations on Aramark, which required Aramark, among other things, to furnish the Board with regular assessments, at three-month intervals, prepa...

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