Government Contract | Massachusetts
Clean-up of Bird Droppings and Decon

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000594483

Bid Title: Clean-up of Bird Droppings and Decon

Agency Bid No. Title: AA17-RH-5120

Received Date: 06/09/2016

Close Date: 07/07/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point:

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Site-Walk Optional 06/21/2016 10:00 AM, Questions Due By 06/28/2016 02:00 PM, Brand Name or Equal


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Existing Conditions:A. The two (2) barns identified as the Primary Barn and the Mounted Police Barn that are used to house horses have significant bird issues. B. The birds noted in the Primary Barn are mostly starlings with some sparrows. The birds in the Mounted Police Barn appear to be mostly sparrows. C. Droppings on the horizontal surfaces in the loft areas are significant but droppings are noted along stall railings, rafters, water troughs and feed troughs. D. In addition to the potential for human exposure on surfaces below six (6) feet, the droppings contaminate stored feed, eating and drinking surfaces and could be a health risk. 1.1.2 Health Issues: A. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA website) has declared that excessive bird droppings lead to building deterioration and additional maintenance costs along with the potential to transmit twenty-nine (29) difference diseases to humans and animals including salmonellosis, TB, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, ornithosis, Cryptococcuss and encephalitis. B. There have been no reports of diseases in the animals or people that enter the two barns. 1.1.3 Scope: A. Cleaning of horizontal contact surfaces including hand railings, stall surfaces, loft floors and removal of nests. B. Removing bird droppings deposits. 1.1.4 Cleaning: A. Dried bird droppings can become airborne when disturbed so they should be wetted down with an appropriate cleaner containing a bactericide. B. Hard surfaces should be cleaned using a wet cleaning process and non-toxic detergent such as Dissolve-It or equivalent with vacuum suction. C. Areas to be cleaned should be isolated and people and animals removed during the cleaning. D. The work schedule must be coordinated with staff in order to isolate as much of the work areas as feasible. E. All contact surfaces identified during the site walk-through should be cleaned. Rafters that are not over the stalls or feed storage areas do not need to be cleaned

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Product Codes: 96127, 91003

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: University of Massachusetts - Amherst

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: John O. Martin, Procurement Procurement Department, 407 Goodell Bldg, 140 Hicks Way, Amherst, Massachusetts, 01003

Phone: 413-545-0361

Fax: 413-545-1643




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