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Bid and Contract Guidance for Securing IPM-Based Services for Schools
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 02:00:00 PM EST - 04:30:00 PM EST

An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a critical component to ensuring a healthier learning environment in schools.  Now that you’ve made IPM in your school district a priority, how do you guarantee that your in-house or contracted pest management service providers are following IPM-based practices? 


We have a plan you can use. EPA developed model school IPM bid and contract guidance. During this webinar, we’ll walk you through the essential elements to include in your bid specifications and pest management contracts. Our experts will discuss the pitfalls of low-bid requirements that arise during the procurement process and how you can maintain your commitment to including IPM requirements in your pest management service contracts.


Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM, IPM specialists, and pest management professionals as we examine efficient ways for your school district to provide IPM-based pest control. 


​Space is limited to the first 1,000 to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.


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Please Note If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact us at school.ipm@epa.gov at least a week before the event.

Event Speakers

Claudia Riegel, PhD

Dr. Riegel is the Director for the New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board in Louisiana. She holds a PhD from the University of Florida, a Master's degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree from Purdue University. Claudia had over 15 years of experience in urban pest management with an interest in providing information about termites and mosquitoes to pest control professional and the public and is a passionate advocate for IPM in schools.


Paul Mitola

Paul Mitola serves as an Environmental Consultant for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). He has over 22 years of experience in the pest management industry as an entrupenuer and with the state of Florida. Paul also provides training for many pest control organizations throughout Florida.


Brad Miller

Brad Miller is a member of the EPA's Center of Expertise for School IPM in Dallas, Texas. He has held a variety of Integrated Pest/Vector Management positions as a US Department of Defense contractor and with DynCorp International, where he managed IPM implementation for the US military base in southern Afghanistan. Brad's experience includes stints with Western Exterminator, Arizona Pest Control and Barracuda Pest Control.

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