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PARKS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE SERVICES


Location
Missouri
Publication Date
12/03/2018 01:41 PM EST
Closing Date
01/09/2019 03:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
City of Kansas City
Solicitation Number
Description

Specifications include, but are not limited to: Cut: Turf shall be cut at a height of three and half (3-1/2) inches. All mowing equipment shall be equipped with sharp blades achieving a quality cut. Contractor shall, at the beginning of each cycle remove all trash and litter from the entire area prior to initiating any mowing of the turf areas. All park structures, trees, poles, tables, signs, fences, and shrub beds are to be trimmed. Special care shall be given to string trimming around small trees as not to inflict damage to the bark of the trees. Spraygrounds: Contractors shall bag and remove all grass clippings within fence or within ten feet of sprayground area where no fence exists. String Trimming: All string trimming shall be accomplished maintaining the required 3-1/2” cutting height and must be performed concurrently with mowing operations. Sidewalk and curb edge maintenance: The contractor shall maintain a vegetation free edge approximately one-half inch wide and one inch deep along all curbs and sidewalks. Soft Path/Trail/Track edge maintenance: String trimmer must be operated horizontally to not damage surface. Removal of sucker growth from tree bases: Contractor will be responsible for manual removal of all sucker growth from the base of trees within the project area during each maintenance cycle. Sucker growth should never be more than a height of 8” and when trimmed must be trimmed flush with the ground. Trim or remove vegetation that overhangs or obstructs streets, alleys, or sidewalks and allow at least a 7 foot clearance for pedestrian travel. Tree must be free of suckers up to 5 feet on base of the tree. Detail/Finish: Grass clippings and debris must be removed from all hardscapes i.e. growth in sidewalk, gutter, courts, and parking lots, before the exit of the crew from the immediate work site. Upon completion of cycle turf areas shall be free of clumped grass and tire tracks or ruts left by equipment. Turf shall be cut in a professional manner so as not to scalp turf or leave areas of uncut grass. Sweeping/Blowing: Sweeping and/or blowing of hard surface areas will be required to remove debris such as; broken glass, cigarette butts and bottle tops. Debris must be picked up and deposed of safety. Weed/Volunteer Growth: The contractor shall maintain vegetation free sidewalks, gutter, and hardscapes (which include all courts, parking lots, etc.) every cycle.

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