Spon's Grounds Maintenance Contract Handbook by Mr R M Chadwick, R.M. Chadwick

By Mr R M Chadwick, R.M. Chadwick

Geared toward these on the sharp finish of agreement grounds upkeep, this ebook will supply counsel for a person strange with the method of contracting figure out. Written in a transparent and readable kind and whole of functional info it will likely be really invaluable to neighborhood professionals who, from 1990 should be thrown into contractual upkeep and aggressive tendering for the 1st time.

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Generally, maintenance work is exempt, on established developments, but if any new construction is taking place on or near the maintenance area, it is likely that the contractor will need to be in possession of a tax exemption certificate. In all cases it is advisable to check the position with the local tax office before proceeding. If it is found that such a certificate is likely to be required, then it will be necessary to require the contractor to furnish proof that he or she is in possession of an up-to-date one.

And the second detailing the actual area (in square metres). Columns 5, 6 and 7 are for trees and list the number, species and size respectively. Tree size is recorded by the use of terms such as STD (Standard), ANS (Advance Nursery Stock) and SM (Semi Mature). The two narrow columns which follow are for grass, the first recording the length of grass edging in metres and the other the grass category, if applicable. 2 is an internal code for triple mowing. The final column is used to record the species of shrubs and other plants and will be found particularly useful when plant replacements are being considered.

4. To investigate new techniques and developments and evaluate them with a view to their possible future use in the maintenance, generally. 5. To deal with urgent one-off jobs, as they occur, where a quick response is required. 6. To act as a temporary life line in the event of failure of a contract, should this ever occur. The size of the DLO should be as small as possible, consistent with the unit remaining viable and cost effective. If it is desired to allow the DLO itself to tender for contract maintenance, this should be a consideration in determining the size of the unit and its consequent regular maintenance commitment.

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