Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online
CM e-News Daily

Ohio State saving by contracting out services

April 25, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH — For the past nine months, Lajuan Foster has spent every day from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. cleaning the library; the catch is she doesn't work for Ohio State University (OSU), according to The Lantern.

Foster is employed by the janitorial services arm of Goodwill, one of four companies the university awarded contracts to last fall, the article stated.

"Ohio State assured we received competitive prices for the services and used the opportunity to consolidate the number of companies providing these services from 12 to four to improve administrative efficiencies and oversight," said Lindsay Komlanc, spokeswoman for administration and planning.

According to the article, contracting with these companies in a more consolidated manner has helped save the university an estimated $2 million annually.

"We are a very large campus and have found that using a mix of in-house custodial staff as well as outside vendors is an efficient way to meet our diverse maintenance needs," Komlanc added.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.