Scope of Work for University of South Carolina

Hey gents,
I found this today and thought I’d post it here for your enjoyment. I am not a “rubber scrubber” and the environmental side of this (not to mention a complete lack of knowledge) scares me away from it. Have fun and post your thoughts!

Cheers!

III. SCOPE OF WORK/SPECIFICATIONS
Intent
It is the intent of the University of South Carolina to solicit proposals from qualified sources of
supply to furnish all labor, materials & equipment necessary to Provide Truck Washing Services
for USC Front Load Trucks for the University of South Carolina Waste and Recycling
Department.
Wash Quality
• Vehicles should be washed with high water pressure and hand brushed to ensure good
wash quality.
• The vehicle should be rinsed to the point there is no streaking.
• The tires should receive an after-wash tire dressing that enhances the blackness of the
tire. This product should also make the surface of the tire “silky” to reduce the amount of
dirt that can stick to the tire. (Similar to painting with high gloss vs flat paint.)
• The vehicle should also receive a coat of wax.
Wash Frequency
• Wash frequencies will vary due to weather, season, and vehicle activity.
• Two front load trash and recycling vehicles washed 2 to 5 times per week each.
• One rear load trash and recycling vehicle washed 2 to 5 times per month.
• One Stake Body vehicle washed 1 to 5 times per month.
• One Container Delivery (CD) truck washed 1 to 5 times per month.
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Interior – Optional
• Interior of the vehicles cleaned 1 to 2 times per week.
• Interior of the vehicle, carpeted areas will be vacuumed.
• Armor-All or similar protectant as needed, will be applied to the dish and other plastic
surfaces.
Environmental
• At least three settling pits that allow the solids to drop out of the wastewater. The solids
can then be collected and disposed of later by an approved method.
• The wastewater should then go through an oil and water separator to remove the oil from
the water before it goes to the city sewer.
• Mobile wash contractors must provide a written guarantee for 100% wastewater capture,
collection and treatment for all vehicles that will include 100% liability for damages that
occur in the event of a wastewater spill. NOTE: When not in operation, all vehicles are
parked on a gravel and sand lot that provides little accommodations for mobile wash
services.
Expectations
• The University will establish an appointed time for the washing of these vehicles with the
contractor. The contractor will be expected to complete this service in the shortest time
possible to minimize lost time of the vehicles
• The contractor will be expected to meet our schedules and be available during designated
hours of our daily operations. Front Load and Rear Load vehicles operate between the
hours of 3 a.m. and noon, Monday through Saturday. Other vehicles listed operate
between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. All vehicles
operate on occasional Saturdays and Sundays throughout the university’s academic
calendar.
• Mobile contractors are expected to respond within thirty minutes of designated time for
truck washes for the USC approved vehicle operator to be present during truck wash
services.
• Contractor services will be required on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.
• After vehicles are washed: Should the quality of the wash fail to meet expectations of the
USC Environmental Services Department, the contractor is expected to re-wash the
vehicles at no additional cost the University of South Carolina.

The university reserves the right to add and delete vehicles throughout the contract period.

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Tell them to pound sand. They want all that and want it done for $8 a truck

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I can see why big D @dperez went back to hairdressing. I don’t blame him.

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Walk away. Somehow I got stuck washing all the UNC transit buses, vans, cars for a year helping out Xterior Sales. All had to be done on weekends and it was a nightmare.

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I have no intention of bidding this one. Purely for entertainment/information of what’s out here on the contracting side.

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If you ask my sales team my take on anything like this…“let’s stick to what we do well, and let’s do more of that…”

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:rofl: I am the sales team!

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Perfect! see above :rofl:

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Thank you so much for sharing @TDCServices ! I haven’t seen anything like this before and definitely helps me gain a little perspective. I think I had an over-romanticized idea of what I thought a university contract would be like. Bless the rubber scrubbers, seems tedious.

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Anytime. There might be good money in this but it’s not in my wheel-house.(pun intended) :wink:

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