Specifications include, but are not limited to:
Contractor will cover snow plowing, hauling and salting of Kent State University parking lots. Contractor
shall use appropriate equipment, follow safety standards, and possess all insurance, licenses and permits required to perform
the work under this contract. All duties covered in the RFP include the furnishing of all labor, materials and equipment
necessary to perform the services described.
Full plow is estimated at approximately 11,000 spaces.
The contractor must be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
A representative from the university will notify the contractor when snow removal is required. The
contractor shall be supplied with the name and title of university personnel having authority to act for
the university in matters pertaining to this contract or otherwise to interface with the contractor’s agent
and its personnel. Typically the university will initiate snow removal services when there is at least 2”
of snow on the ground.
The contractor shall respond and begin snow removal with in one (1) hour after notification is given.
Response may be required any day of the week, including weekends and holidays. The rate cited in this
bid shall be applicable for all work. No allowance shall be made for weekend, holiday or overtime
work. Failure to respond to a request for service within one hour may result in a penalty of $2,000 per
Dependent on the amount and duration of the snowfall, contractor must have lots, as specified, cleared
within eight (8) hours of being called to avoid any interruption or cancellation of University classes.
The contractor will make every attempt to have snow cleared in a reasonable time that is in line with
normal business hours (7am during normal university workdays and as directed during weekends and
university holidays). However, the timing and duration of the snowfall, weather and temperature
conditions may preclude the work from being accomplished by this time. The Contractor will notify the
appropriate University personnel if the work cannot be completed in a timely manner.
It is expected that the majority of “full plow” snow removal services will take place between 6:00pm
and 7:00 am, and will be done in conjunction with KSU personnel. Contractors may be called in during
the day on an hourly basis to assist University personnel with clearing drive aisles and other areas as