REMARKS BY SECRETARY WILLIAM N. ROSE, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AT THE WORKSHOP ON MAINTAINING THE MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, JULY 6-8, 1980

Our ability to define the quantities of work necessary to adequately maintain highways and to allocate resources for the accomplishment of those activities has enabled every state to improve the utilization of scarce resources--manpower, equipment, and materials purchased with hard to come by tax dollars. That capability not only permits us to better utilize state resources, it permits state highway agencies for the first time to effectively develop contracts that will permit performance of routine maintenance services by private contractors. Several public agencies around the country have elected to perform all of their public works maintenance services by private contract and have enjoyed a 15 to 30 percent reduction in the costs of performing those services with public forces. This same productivity improvement opportunity exists for every state highway agency. In Florida we are embarking on several demonstration projects to establish the criteria for switching from state force to private contract. The first bids for selected maintenance activities were opened this past April. Bids, after being adjusted by adding a 31 percent overhead and supervision factor, were about 15 percent less than the cost of performing the same work with state forces. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-2
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the maintenance management system
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  • Accession Number: 00334219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031117
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM