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School department decides to outsource

June 8, 2011

CHELMSFORD, MA — Clemsford Public Schools has decided to outsource school custodial services to an outside vendor, according to the Chelmsford Patch.

Last spring, the school committee issued a request for proposal, receiving proposals from 10 vendors, the article stated.

According to the article, the district can save more than $200,000 by outsourcing custodial services.

"We notified the custodial union and invited the union to meet with the school committee if they desired. The union and the committee met four times, during which the union had the opportunity to provide proposals to for a competitive level of cost savings to the school department," said School Committee Vice Chairman Nick DeSilvio.

The school committee rejected the union''s "final and best offer," the article noted.

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