5,002: Work by University Forces or Outside Contract

Revised: June 2017

The Facilities Services Department employs a large force of employees in all crafts necessary for facilities maintenance, repair, construction and service. These employees can respond to the urgent and specialized needs of the university to provide the continuity of service for the maintenance and repair programs.

The use of university forces has proven more economical on most projects if crafts are available. However, the scope, costs, nature of the work, or urgency may make it advantageous to have the work performed by outside contractors. The Facilities Services Department determines the best way to complete specific projects.