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Lawn Mowing and Grounds Maintenance Services for 25 State-Owned or Operated Sites

Publication Date
12/03/2018 01:58 PM EST
Closing Date
02/07/2019 09:00 AM EST
Issuing Organization
State of Wisconsin - Department of Administration
Solicitation Number

Specifications include, but are not limited to: This Contract(s) will establish minimum standards and procedures for lawn mowing and grounds maintenance services for 25 State-owned or operated sites. Resource-efficient and sustainable landscape management practices have been incorporated throughout the specifications. Adherence to the Specifications will provide many benefits to the public: more attractive landscapes; lower water, waste, and energy costs; less need for fertilizers and other chemicals; better storm water detention and filtration; better air and water quality; and better habitat for wildlife and environment for humans. Remove biodegradable landscape debris to City or private yard waste or composting facility except for diseased or noxious weed debris which shall be disposed of according to the sites local code of ordinance. No biodegradable material shall be disposed of as garbage. Trash shall be deposited in an approved on-site trash container provided by the state or hauled away for appropriate disposal. 3.1.2 Spring Clean-up After final snow melt and prior to the first mowing, the Contractor shall perform a thorough clean-up of the entire property to remove any debris or excess sand that has accumulated over the winter. Contractor shall repair any winter damage. Winter damage may include, but not limited to pruning of die-back on trees and shrubs, dead lawn areas, erosion, or scouring or rutting by plows or vehicles. All parking areas, drives, curbs, walks, or other paved surfaces shall be swept. Perennial plants shall be cut to ground level, and planting beds shall be free of leaves, twigs, branches, and dead plant material. Lawn areas shall be raked, and damaged areas repaired. NOTE: Section 5.4 contains Additional Spring Clean-up services upon request by the Facilities Manager. 3.1.3 Fall Clean-up Fall clean up shall happen annually in October. The Contractor shall remove leaves and dead plant material throughout the fall season as it accumulates. Leaf removal shall occur as needed to prevent smothering of turf, ground-covers and planting beds. Contractor shall remove above-ground foliage from perennial plants in the fall with approval from DFDM. Remove and dispose of frost killed annual flowers. The planting bed soil shall be worked up and left rough for the winter. Dispose of leaves and plant waste per Section 3.1.1 General Area Maintenance Requirements: Debris and Trash Removal.

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