County reconsiders janitorial expenses
TOPEKA, KS — Shawnee County commissioners are considering reducing janitorial services at county-owned buildings as a way to further reduce expenses as they struggle with a budget deficit for the current fiscal year, according to The Capital-Journal.
Commission Chairman Vic Miller suggested the county should seek bids for a reduced level of services and then cancel the existing contract if it appeared potential savings justified the change, the article noted.
According to the article, the county now contracts with a janitorial service for Monday through Friday cleanings at several county buildings, including the courthouse, health agency and north annex.
The request for bids should stipulate the county is seeking a separate bid on each county facility to be cleaned and another bid for the entire package, the article stated.
A review of previous bids showed companies submitted bids on each building and simply totaled those figures to come up with the price for the entire package, the article added.
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