Operations & Maintenance

INTRODUCTION
USFSM Operations and Maintenance encompasses a broad spectrum of activities and services required to assure the grounds and buildings perform their intended function. This department also oversees outsourced vendor contracts and specialty contractors. USFSM Operations and Maintenance strives to provide functional facilities that:

  • Meet or exceed the University’s facilities requirements and support the University’s Mission.
  • Provide an environmentally acceptable atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff
  • Ensure the health and safety of all occupants

USFSM performs maintenance on an ongoing basis utilizing both in-house and contracted entities. This department identifies, coordinates and schedules planned maintenance employing preventive, predictive, routine and deferred maintenance strategies. Additionally, this department responds to unplanned maintenance issues which include emergency and corrective maintenance. USF Sarasota-Manatee uses the ARCHIBUS application for work order requests.

BUILDING ACCESS CONTROL
The normal business hours for the Sarasota-Manatee Campus are as follows:
• Monday through Friday: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
• Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
• Sunday: closed
After-hours access is via an electronic access card, and access cards are provided upon request for active Faculty and Staff members. Requests are made through the ARCHIBUS web application (see Work Order Request/ARCHIBUS Application). Card readers are located at each primary facility entrance.

CUSTODIAL SERVICES
Custodial services are provided through outsourced vendor contracts, and USF Sarasota-Manatee currently maintains a single contract for building maintenance and custodial services. The outsourced vendors are selected for a multi-year contracts based upon qualifications, experience, the ability to provide services, appropriate staffing levels, and overall value to USF Sarasota-Manatee. Facilities Planning and Management’s Operations Division staff oversee the performance of the outsourced vendors and are responsible to ensure the quality of services and compliance with the vendor contracts. The management teams of Facilities Planning and Management and the outsourced vendors convene on a quarterly basis to assess performance and correct any noted deficiencies.

Grounds and Landscaping
Grounds and landscaping services are provided through an outsourced vendor contract. The outsourced vendors are selected for multi-year contracts based upon qualifications, experience, and the ability to provide services, appropriate staffing levels, and overall value to USF Sarasota-Manatee. Facilities Planning and Management’s Operations Division staff oversee the performance of the outsourced vendors and are responsible to ensure the quality of services and compliance with the vendor contracts.

VENDORS
Owens, Renz & Lee Co., Inc, DBA Owens Realty Services
2 Summit Place, Ste 2C
Branford, CT 06405
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2018
Number of Remaining Optional Three-Year Renewal Terms: 0

Save On Enterprises of Sarasota County DBA ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance and Design
299 S. Havana Road
Venice, Florida 34292
Contract Expiration Date: 06/30/2018
Number of Remaining Optional Three-Year Renewal Terms: 0