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SLBE Enhanced Parks Grounds Maintenance Services

Publication Date
12/07/2017 03:51 PM EST
Closing Date
01/10/2018 03:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
City of Kansas City
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: WEEKLY MAINTENANCE CYCLE (Mowing, Flower Bed weeding annual / perennial beds,) 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. 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 edge maintenance: String trimmers are to be used to maintain vertical edges on concrete sidewalks and curbs. Path/Trail/Track edge maintenance: String trimmer must be operated horizontally to not damage surface. Includes: “Spray Park” facility - Grass clippings inside the fenced area are required to be collected/bagged during aquatic season – Memorial Day through Labor Day 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. Detail/Finish: Grass clippings and debris must be removed from all hardscapes i.e. growth in sidewalk, gutter, hardscapes, and parking lots, before the exit of the crew from the immediate work site. Upon completion of “Mowing 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 (sidewalks) will be required to remove debris such as; broken glass, cigarette butts and bottle tops. Debris must be picked up and disposed of safety. Herbicide Treatment: All weed/volunteer growth in sidewalk, gutter, hardscapes, and parking lots must be treated every mowing cycle with an approved non-selective herbicide (i.e. Roundup). Herbicide usage must be in compliance with the “Missouri Pesticide Use Act” and user must be licensed and insured.

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