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City reviewing janitorial contract

August 24, 2011
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BEAVERTON, OR — A city contract, set to expire at the end of the month, remains in limbo while the city reviews job performance and proposals from two nonprofits, according to The Oregonian.

City staff members have recommended awarding a janitorial services contract for eight public sites to Diversified Abilities of Portland, the article stated.

According to the article, the agenda item was pulled when the current contractor, Portland Habilitation Center, challenged the proposal.

"Switching to another company would cut off health care and pension benefits for seven workers, all of whom are in a union," said Patti Sullivan, who manages contracts for Portland Habilitation Center.

The contract with Portland Habilitation center will now be renewed on a month-to-month basis while the city council considers which contractor to use, the article noted.

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