Meeting Date:   5/20/2020 - 5:00 PM
Category:   DIVISION OF EQUITY AND ACCESS - CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL SUPERVISION REPORTS
Type:   Action
Subject:   17.10 Textbook vendors per attached list - Amendment to April 2020 Resolution 16.4 – (Amendment #2)
District Goals
Goal 1
To educate all students for academic excellence.
Enclosure
File Attachment:  
Benchmark Letter.pdf
BOCS Worksheet.xlsx
Vendor List.xlsx
Rationale Textbook vendors per attached list
Term: 2020-2021
Amount: Not to exceed $2,530,000
Scope: To provide textbooks and classroom resources for Yonkers Public Schools and Non-Public Schools at discounted costs from vendors listed that are either Sole Source vendors or offer discounts from New York State contracts. The allocation will be used for various textbook vendors depending on the needs of the Schools.

NW contract #/VENDOR/ AMOUNTS:
1. 2021-00000012/Follett School Solution Inc./$415,000
2. 2021-00000009/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/$320,000
3. 2021-00000014/Pearson Education Inc./$20,000
4. 2021-00000008/Curriculum Associates, Inc./$150,000
5. 2021-00000010/McGraw-Hill School Education/$50,000
6. 2021-00000007/Continental Press, Inc/$50,000
7. 2021-00000013/Cengage Learning/$50,000
8. 2021-00000015/ETR Associates/$75,000
9. 2021-00000011/Great Minds/$500,000
10. 2021-00000016/Benchmark Education/$900,000

Total $2,530,000

This second amendment reflects a change of funding is being reallocated among the vendor listed. The overall total of contract remains the same.
Funding Purchase Orders Only) (Non-Capital Bonded Funds)
ACCOUNT NUMBER:

130.5999.B20N01.1000.B2050 - $2,300,000
(Project Number: B5241CN110852.B20N01.B2580A2110 - $2,300,000)

130.5999.B20N01.1000.B2050 - $230,000
(Project Number: B5303CN110856.B20N01.B2580A2110 - $230,000)

Total = $2,530,000
Resolution WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to enter into a contract with the attached vendors to purchase textbooks and classroom resources to support Yonkers Public Schools and Non-Public Schools textbook/resource needs for the 2020-2021 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with the attached vendors a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Department, and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with the attached vendors to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with the attached vendors at a cost not to exceed $2,530,000

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers Board of Education (“BOE”) and the City of Yonkers (the “City”) as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City’s Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel’s Office.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:  
Dr. Fenix Arias - Manager of Administration
Signed By:  
Tom Collich - Purchasing Director
Signed By:  
Finance Department - Finance Reviewer
Signed By:  
Elizabeth Janocha - Deputy Commissioner
Signed By:  
John Liszewski - Commissioner
Signed By:  
Matthew Gallagher - Corporation Counsel
Signed By:  
Dr. Andrea S. Coddett - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:  
Dr. Edwin M. Quezada - Superintendent of Schools
Vote Results:  

Original Motion
Member Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio Moved, Member Kevin Cacace seconded to approve the Original motion 'WHEREAS the Board of Education wishes to enter into a contract with the attached vendors to purchase textbooks and classroom resources to support Yonkers Public Schools and Non-Public Schools textbook/resource needs for the 2020-2021 school year,

WHEREAS the district administration has designed in conjunction with the attached vendors a program which meets the objectives set forth by the Board and the New York State Education Department, and,

WHEREAS the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with the attached vendors to provide these services, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to enter into an agreement with the attached vendors at a cost not to exceed $2,530,000

It is acknowledged and agreed that pursuant to the terms of that certain intermunicipal agreement by and between the City of Yonkers Board of Education (“BOE”) and the City of Yonkers (the “City”) as filed in the Office of the City Clerk on June 16, 2014, the terms of this agreement are subject to review and revision by the Corporation Counsel, as well as approval by the City’s Board of Contract and Supply. Furthermore, this Agreement shall not be enforceable until signed by both parties and approved by the Corporation Counsel’s Office.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion CARRIED 7 - 0
   
Judith Ramos Meier     Yes
Steve Lopez     Yes
Andrea Brown     Yes
Kevin Cacace     Yes
Abdool H. Jamal     Yes
Dr. Rosalba Corrado Del Vecchio     Yes
Dr. John Castanaro     Yes