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Ridgewood Public Schools renews Edvocate to provide contract monitoring for its outsourced facilities program

Posted on: June 10th, 2019 by billg No Comments

Ridgewood, NJ – Ridgewood Public Schools has renewed its contract with Edvocate School Support Solutions to provide monitoring services for its outsourced custodial, maintenance and grounds operations

“As a high performing school district that achieves excellence in its academic programs, we demand that our contractors achieve excellence in the services they provide to our district. Edvocate works with our contracted facilities management company to ensure they achieve and maintain excellence in the custodial, maintenance and grounds services they provide. Based on its on-site review of the district, Edvocate recommends to the contractor specific areas of improvement, sets goals relative to the recommendations, and then measures the results. Because of the excellent services provided, the Ridgewood Board of Education has renewed the monitoring contract with Edvocate for the seventh time and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership.” Dr. Alfredo Aguilar, Business Administrator.

Winslow Public Schools retains Edvocate to renegotiate contract with outsourced managment company & retains them for Contract Monitoring

Posted on: May 13th, 2019 by billg No Comments

Winslow School District’s facilities contractor was not performing to the District’s satisfaction, principals were not pleased with the services, and the buildings were not clean.

“Originally, our facilities contractor was not performing to our satisfaction. Edvocate inspected our schools reviewed our specifications and contract. They determined what was in the contract and what needed to be changed to deliver the services to our satisfaction. They restructured the contract within the current price structure and was able to get the contractor to provide more management oversight and higher staff wages thereby improving services.

We were so satisfied we retained their service for on-going contract monitoring and just renewed their contract for another year, this is our second renewal with them.”
– Ms. Tyra McCoy-Boyle, Business Administrator

Holmdel Public Schools Renews Contract, for a Ninth Time, with Edvocate to Provide Program Monitoring Services for Their Outsourced Food Services

Posted on: April 9th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Holmdel, NJ – Holmdel Public Schools has once again renewed it’s contract with Edvocate School Support Solutions to provide Program Monitoring Services for their contracted food service program.

“Looking for expert school food service consultants, we originally brought Edvocate in to manage our food services RFP process nine years ago. They did a great job in managing the process and negotiating a very favorable contract for us with the food service management company and the food service program went from a deficit to a surplus operation in excess of $100K per year. Because of that we hired them to provide on-going contract monitoring of our food service program. Now eight years later they continue to provide a high level of service that address our needs and helps us deal with issues that arise. Working with the contracted food service company, student, staff and parent satisfaction have increased. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Edvocate School Support Solutions”

– Mr. Michael Petrizzo, Business Administrator

Wyckoff Public Schools, NJ retains Edvocate to monitor the performance of the custodial outsourcing management company.

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by billg No Comments

The Wyckoff Public Schools in NJ has renewed its contract with Edvocate School Support Solutions provide contract performance monitoring of the custodial outsourcing company. The District was seeking ways to maintain/improve services while containing costs.

“Before deciding if our district should outsource custodial services Edvocate developed various custodial outsourcing scenarios and associated costs for us. This modeling, especially the budget impact analysis, helped us decide which direction to take and how to accomplish the task. With Edvocate’s expert help and guidance, and their extremely detailed bid specifications the bid process was thorough, complete, and easily accomplished. Edvocate’s demonstrated knowledge and expertise in this field made the decision to retain them for on-going monitoring of the terms and conditions of the contract an easy one to make as well. They have done a great job in holding the contractor accountable in meeting the scope of work of the contract. I would strongly recommend using Edvocate’s services to any school district contemplating the outsourcing of their custodial services.”

Ms. Patricia Salvati, Business Administrator; Wyckoff Public Schools, NJ