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File #: 20-0855    Version: Name: 9/8//20 - Ecology Center MRF Tours and School Recycling Education
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Council
File created: 9/8/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/5/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Approve Amendment No 2 to the Recycling Plant Tours and School Recycling Education Contracts, with the Ecology Center ($8,022.25 and $106,859.00)
Attachments: 1. Ecology Center MRF tours Contract signed.pdf, 2. Ecology Center In School Recycling Contract Signed.pdf, 3. Contract Extension letter Ecology Center 2019.pdf, 4. Ecology Center Contract Extension_Recycling Plant Tours Open Houses_Executed Document.pdf, 5. Ecology Center Contract Extension_In-School Education_Executed Document.pdf, 6. Ecology Center Contract Extension_Recycling Plant Tours Open House Amendment 2.pdf, 7. Ecology Center Contract Extension_In-School Education Amendment 2.pdf, 8. SERV AGR 07-16-13_MRF Tours.pdf, 9. R-18-285 Jul 16 2018 Amendment.pdf, 10. R-18-284 Jul 16 2018 Amendment.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Amendment No 2 to the Recycling Plant Tours and School Recycling Education Contracts, with the Ecology Center ($8,022.25 and $106,859.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and consideration is a resolution to approve a one-year contract extension with an optional one-year renewal of the following education-related contracts with the Ecology Center:

* Recycling Plant Tours at the Materials Recovery Facility Education Center - Currently operating as Saturday Recycling Craft and Chat events ($8,022.25) and
* School Recycling Education Contract with the Ecology Center ($106,859.00).

On July 15, 2013 City Council approved Resolution R-13-228, approving a five-year contract with the Ecology Center for Recycling Plant Tours at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Education Center to address educational needs and waste reduction throughout the City. Due to unsafe conditions and subsequent suspension of tours at the MRF, in 2017 the City modified and renamed the scope of services for the MRF tours to Saturday Craft and Chats focused on recycling and waste reduction education at public events. On July 16, 2018, City Council approved Resolution R-18-285 extending this contract for an additional two years until June 30, 2020.
On July 6, 2015 City Council approved Resolution R-15-232, approving a three-year contract with the Ecology Center for School Recycling Education to provide education on recycling, composting, zero waste, stormwater and waste reduction for Ann Arbor and Dexter (2nd Grade stormwater only) schools. On July 16, 2018 City Council approved Resolution R-18-284 extending this contract for an additional two years until June 30, 2020.

These Best Source contract renewals of the Saturday Craft and Chat and the School Recycling Education reflect City staff's consideration that the Ecology Center is a local entity uniquely equipped to perform the desired education objectives. City staff additionally consider that since the Sta...

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