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!
III. SCOPE OF WORK/SPECIFICATIONS
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
• Vehicles should be washed with high water pressure and hand brushed to ensure good
• 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 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.
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.