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Carpet and Floor Cleaning Services

Publication Date
02/07/2019 08:23 AM EST
Closing Date
03/07/2019 02:00 PM EST
Issuing Organization
County of Knox
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: CARPET CLEANING METHOD: Method and chemicals shall meet the following requirements: a. Remove soil and stains from carpet. b. Pile-lift carpet using dual, cylindrical roller, counter-rotating method. Approved Systems are: Host Freestyle or Liberator, and Millicare. Maximum dry time of one (1) hour c. Hygiene/Indoor Air Quality Standard: Cleaning results must yield a micro-vac dust analysis of 0 – 300,000 CFU/g (colony forming units per gram) as specified by the American Counsel of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for the LOW category. A 3rd party analysis showing compliance must be submitted with bid. d. Anti-soiling and anti-stain protection applied on each cleaning. Approved products are FiberShield, ScotchGuard, Teflon Advanced Carpet Protector by DuPont and Maxim Advanced Carpet Protector. e. Chemicals used must meet the following criteria. All chemicals will be tested and approved prior to bid award. Chemicals that do not meet the criteria will result in bid disqualification. i. PH between 7.0 and 8.0 in diluted form ii. No VOC’s iii. Chemical(s) must dry, in undiluted form, with no tackiness to the touch iv. No optical brighteners, non-yellowing v. Green Seal approved chemical(s) vi. CRI approved – cleaning solution f. Carpet and Rug Institute approved service provider. g. Bonnet and truck mounted carpet cleaning methods are not approved. h. Vendor Responsibilities: Provide all chemicals, equipment, supplies and personnel to remove soil and stains from carpet. i. Coordinate work schedules with stipulated facility contact. Sign in at the facility and acquire the proper ID badges before beginning work each day/night and sign out at the end of the shift. ii. Review job area with the stipulated facility contact. Make sure that the area matches the area defined in the purchase order and work schedule is reviewed and concurred by the stipulated facility contact. iii. Secure the area to be prepared. If extension cords are crossing walking areas, secure with tape. Be mindful of the guest in the facilities. Keep all equipment in a safe and discrete location. iv. Move and replace requested furniture except electronics or furniture required to be moved by a 3rd party vendor i. The contractor must have experience with servicing buildings greater than 200,000 gross square feet and must provide a minimum of three (3) area customer references, one of which is a building greater than 200,000 gross square feet. j. The contractor must meet the following criteria: i. Provide a documented training program for the following areas. i. Carpet construction and backing systems ii. Carpet care chemical application iii. Carpet care equipment use and maintenance iv. Safety v. Environmental application and disposal of waste from the cleaning process ii. Provide a training log for carpet cleaning technicians showing completion of the training program. iii. Carpet cleaning technicians shall be a professional with a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours weekly performing carpet cleaning services.

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