Interest in contracting for highway maintenance has increased rapidly in recent years. With this increasing interest have come more and more demonstrations of contracting. Highway agencies are encountering problems that they may not have previously experienced as they begin to demonstrate contracting for highway maintenance. The key to successfully contracting for maintenance is to solve those problems as they arise. Described in this paper are many of the common problems that have been encountered in demonstrations of contracting for maintenance and the solutions that have been developed and successfully applied. These common problems include planning realistic maintenance work programs, encouraging contractors to participate in the procurement process, fostering an atmosphere of cooperation, and monitoring work as it is being performed. Practical guidance is provided to the middle manager and the careful planning processes are described along with the positive approach necessary to ensure that contracting for highway maintenance attains its full potential.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 106-111
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance management systems in evolution
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309036712
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM