CONTRACT MOWING

THE LONGEST CONTINUAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT ITEM IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS IS THAT OF MOWING. A PERFORMANCE TYPE CONTRACT WHICH CLEARLY OUTLINED THE RESPONSIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTED IN THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS, AND GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY ACCOMPLISHMENT (UNDER BOND) WAS DEVELOPED. EACH CONTRACT REQUIRED A PATTERN OF MOWING BY ITEMS TO INCLUDE ALL GRASS GROWTH WITHIN THE FULL WIDTH OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE CONTRACT SECTION. IT WAS THE CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE THE PHYSICAL EXTENT OF THE WORK BEFORE BIDDING THUS ELIMINATING THE CONTROVERSY IN WORDING OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS. THE THREE ITEMS IDENTIFIED AS LAWN TYPE MOWING; ROADSIDE MOWING; AND HAY MOWING ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. RESERVATIONS IN THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS TO ACCOMONDATE CHANGES, CHEMICAL TREATMENTS IN THE ROADSIDE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM, ADHERENCE TO THE FHWA SAFETY GUIDELINES, SPECIAL TREATMENT OF ROTARIES AND OTHER LOCATIONS, CUTTING PERIODS, PAYMENT FOR MOWING AND THE ECONOMY OF SOIL STERILANT CHEMICAL APPLICATION ARE REVIEWED. COMPLETE BIDDING COVERAGE FOR THE MANY MOWING PROPOSALS ADVERTISED ON THE SAME DATE IS INSURED. CRITERIA THAT MUST BE SATISFIED BY BIDDERS IS DESCRIBED. RECORDS OF THE CONTRACTOR'S ACRIVITIES ARE MAINTAINED, RESULTS OF COMPARATIVE COST STUDIES ARE PRESENTED. A SET OF STANDARDS WHICH COULD BE USED AS A GUIDE FOR ROADSIDE MOWING WAS DEVELOPED. SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR MOWING GRASS ARE PRESENTED. THE SCOPE OF WORK IS DESCRIBED AND DEFINITIONS OF SUCH TERMS AS RIGHT-OF-WAY, ROADSIDE, MEDIAN STRIP, ROTARY, DRAINAGE DITCHES, ETC, AND THE MOWING TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE ARE DETAILED. SPECIAL EQUIPMENT; THE EXECUTION OF THE WORK; TERMINATION OF CONTRACT; EXAMINATION OF LOCATION; THE BIDDERS; DELIVERY OF PROPOSALS; INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS; WARNING SIGNS; PROTECTION AND RESTORATION OF PROPERTY; PAYMENTS AND DEDUCTIONS FOR UNSATISFACTORY WORK, AND BIDDERS PRIORITIES ARE COVERED.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of State Highway Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Authors:
    • Kelly, J F
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00219084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1973 12:00AM