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File #: 18-1114    Version: 1 Name: 7/16/18 - School Recycling Education
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/16/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/16/2018 Final action: 7/16/2018
Enactment date: 7/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-284
Title: Resolution to Approve Amendment Number 1 to Contract with The Ecology Center, Inc. for In-School Recycling Education ($97,598.00 for year four; $100,526.00 for year five)
Attachments: 1. Ecology Center Contract Extension_In-School Education.pdf, 2. Executed Contract.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Amendment Number 1 to Contract with The Ecology Center, Inc. for In-School Recycling Education ($97,598.00 for year four; $100,526.00 for year five)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration is a resolution to approve an amendment to the City's contract with the Ecology Center, Inc. for In-School Recycling Educational Services. The amendment will extend the contract for an additional, fourth year, with an option for one more one-year renewal.

Ecology Center, Inc. satisfactorily performed the existing contract and provided the professional services it required and is best qualified and competent to continue on through these short extensions, the terms of which are fair and reasonable, and which are deemed practical and reasonable for the City to enter.
Education is a key component in creating and sustaining community environmental awareness and conservation efforts. The City has provided youth outreach presentations since 1982.

The Solid Waste Resources Management Plan (SWRMP) will be examining the City's education and outreach methods for the various aspects of the City's solid waste programs, and providing recommendations on these efforts as part of that project's deliverables. While this examination is taking place during the 12-15 month duration of the SWRMP, it is desired to continue to utilize the contracted services by the Ecology Center for the current education services without interruption. The option for a second one-year option is included in the amendment in the event that the SWRMP recommendations for outreach and education have a lengthy lead time to implement. The contract already includes a minimum 30-day notice to end the contract, which could be utilized if the SWRMP recommendations are implemented prior to the end of the new contract term.

The current contract with the Ecology Center, Inc. includes the delivery of up to 239 solid waste related workshops per year in Ann Arbor classrooms, inc...

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