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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The District of Columbia, Department of General Services ("Department" or "DGS"), Facilities Management Division has an immediate need for Pest Services Company ("Contractor") to provide Citywide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Services to various District locations including District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), Fire and EMS Department (FEMS), municipal buildings and recreation centers, shelters, etc. for a temporary emergency period of up to 72 days. The estimated fair and reasonable price for 72 days is Forty-three Thousand Four Hundred Eight Dollars and thirty cents ($43,408.30), plus a not-to-exceed amount of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) for cost reimbursement. 

In accordance with the D.C. Official Code 2-354.05 and 27 DCMR 4719, the purpose of this emergency procurement is to ensure the control of pest populations with the least amount of risk to District residents (including children), District employees, the general public, and their environment. These services are needed while a new solicitation for Citywide Integrated Pest Management Services is procured. To prevent serious disruption in agency operations, a temporary emergency period of up to 72 days with the current Contractor is required due to the following:

• Major change in scope for new solicitation
• Current FY17 budget restraints

An emergency contract with Pest Services Company is needed to prevent the serious and imminent threat to the health and safety of the staff and the general public at District locations, including shelters, recreation centers, DC public schools, municipal buildings, and Fire and EMS. Because of the large volume of district sites and due to the safety of children, district residents and personnel, these services require uninterrupted service. The Contractor referenced above is the only vendor who can meet the District's minimum need without disruption of services at this time. The estimated cost to the District for this temporary emergency period of 72 days is fair and reasonable based on DGS' historical data on similar services.