Georgian College (Barrie Campus) currently performs snow clearing/removal utilizing only in-house resources. We are exploring potential alternative delivery options.
Input on the following would be greatly appreciated.
What model do other colleges use for snow clearing/removal:
• In house only
• Contractor only
• Hybrid (ratio & details please, including how it is working for you)
• Has any college performed a cost benefit analysis, contracting vs in house?
• Would a specification or tender document be available for sharing?
Humber has Lakeshore Campus where we contract it all out. Our North Campus, however, we contract out the roadways and parking lots, while doing the walkways inhouse. Because of this I can easily compare the costs of the 2 models, and it is very similar.
In house give us better control of the quality, which is particularly important for the walkways. But there is also more risk because I don’t have 24/7 coverage, and what happens if one of the 4 guys gets sick.
Overall, I’d probably tend towards contracting out the entire thing, if I was starting from scratch.