Contractor to begin snow removal coverage effective today
Thursday, January 05, 2012
The City of Colorado Springs announced today that a Notice to Proceed has been issued to Landscape Assist/Sod Tech to begin providing snow removal coverage for Grid 5 effective today (January 5, 2012). Grid 5 is 10.86 square miles, stretching from Old Ranch Rd. north to North Gate Blvd., with an east boundary of Highway 83, Shoup Rd. and Howells Rd. and a west boundary of I-25 (see attached map).
The contract has a value not to exceed $250,000 and extends through April 30, 2012. The contractor must provide all management, tools, supplies, materials, equipment and labor necessary to provide safe winter operations in Grid 5. Payments will only be made for services and materials actually required and/or ordered. Complaints or concerns will be received by the Streets Division and forwarded to the contractor for response. An independent third party will be hired to assure comparable levels of service are being achieved among adjoining grids with similar weather patterns.
“The City is seeking to determine snow removal costs with an emphasis on providing the best possible service at the lowest possible cost,” said Rick Rudometkin, Streets Division Manager. “This could result in a combination of City and Contracted services, but this will not be known until we can thoroughly evaluate this pilot program.”
See below for previous release for details about the pilot program.
October 24, 2011
City to pilot private sector snow removal program
The City of Colorado Springs will be putting out a Request for Proposals for private sector snow removal services in one area of the City as a pilot program. The area selected is Grid 5 in the City’s Streets Divisions 16-grid route plan. Grid 5, which encompasses 10.86 square miles, starts at Old Ranch Rd. and goes north to North Gate Blvd., with an east boundary of Highway 83, Shoup Rd. and Howells Rd. and a west boundary of I-25 (see attached map).
The City’s Snow and Ice Removal Priority Plan will remain in effect for this grid. The Priority Plan calls for primary routes (arterials) to be cleared first, followed by secondary routes (collector streets) once the primary routes are passable. Residential streets will only be treated if there is at least six inches of accumulation and only after primary and secondary routes are passable.
The Streets Division will continue to perform snow removal in Grid 5 until a contractor is in place for the pilot program. The RFP is expected to be released in approximately two weeks. Anticipated start date for a contract would be on or after January 1, 2012.