Contract maintenance and operations privatization are seen as workable programs when maintenance managers are considering possible solutions to dwindling budgets. The reasons why maintenance departments are finding it difficult to respond to the maintenance needs of the physical plant with current levels of manpower, material and equipment are discussed. Attention is drawn to AASHTO's (American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials) "A Guide for Methods and Procedures in Contract Maintenance," and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program's synthesis of highway practices 125, "Maintenance Activities Accomplished by Contract." Factors that should be considered when contracting out are listed and discussed. Several contract maintenance types that have been proven to be cost effective and satisfying to the needs of the agency are also listed and discussed. Comments are made on the possibilities for the privatization of operations.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Shay, J W
  • Publication Date: 1990-3

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  • Accession Number: 00494154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM