Facilities Management
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Services Policy
Finance & Administration
Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management
Revised:
Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu
1.0
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
The Department of Facilities Management (FM) at the Colorado School of Mines
has developed a “Services” policy to define for the campus community the types
of services provided by FM, as well as the limits to those services.
2.0 DEFINITIONS
The following terms should be understood prior to review of the Services Policy:
2.1 Mines Facilities: Colorado School of Mines facilities include all grounds,
structures or other improvements with title vested to CSM, whether
constructed with state funds, auxiliary funds, registration fees, educational
fees, loans, grants or acquired as gifts, regardless of their use by the
department sponsoring the program or activity conducted in the facility or on
the grounds.
2.2 Facilities Management Source of Funding: The budget required to
maintain and operate CSM facilities at established campus standards is
requested through the all funds budget process annually. This budget request
includes funding requests for building systems, equipment and general
building maintenance repairs which are within the designated square footage
for renewal in that budget year.
2.3 Department Equipment/Work Required to Support a Program,
Service, or Utility: The cost of alterations, installation and maintenance of
department-funded equipment, or work specifically required to support a
program, service, or utility is funded from resources available to the
department, program or activity in accordance with the Facilities Management
policies and guidelines described herein.
2.4 Project: A project may consist of space changes, construction or
building improvements or modifications affecting building code issues, which
involve multi-discipline trades and/or development including the purchase and
installation of fixed and removable equipment necessary for the operation of
new, remodeled or renovated facilities. Projects also may include the
purchase of professional services of architects, engineers and other
consultants to prepare plans, program documents, life-cycle cost studies,
energy analysis, code inspections and other such studies. A work request or
an estimate that is deemed a “project” shall be directed to the Capital
Planning and Construction Department.
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Facilities Management
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Services Policy
Finance & Administration
Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management
Revised:
Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu
3.0 POLICY
FM personnel will perform all routine maintenance and repairs of Mines facilities.
If FM deems appropriate and necessary, an outside contractor will be utilized to
perform the work in accordance with FM standards, Building Codes, mandated
Energy & Greening State Government requirements, and Health and Safety
Regulations established by State, County and Federal regulating authorities.
Facilities Management does not charge for its services, with the exception of
available welding services. Sections 4.3 and 4.4 of this document offer detailed
guidelines for projects that fall outside the institutionally-funded bounds of FM.
4.0 FACILITIES
MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS
4.1 General Responsibilities of Facilities Management at Mines
x Safe operation and maintenance of buildings, central heating and
chilled water plants, buildings HVAC, plumbing and electrical and
emergency back-up equipment and systems, buildings climate control,
campus exterior lighting, roofs, fire safety systems, access services,
grounds (improved and unimproved) and snow removal, roads and
walks, structures other than buildings, tools and equipment, and
buildings utilities distribution systems
x Building interior/exterior finishes (e.g., signage, paint, floor coverings)
x Distribution and Mail Services
x Fleet
Management
x Campus building access control
x Campus Archives
x Custodial services
x Negotiating contracts for utilities
x Campus energy audit, development, and implementation of the
university Energy Management Policy
x Campus primary electrical distribution infrastructure
maintenance/testing
x Technical consulting and professional services in areas of operations,
maintenance, energy saving, all campus project construction document
review & commissioning and proposed minor facility modifications
x Department assistance with the installation, repair and preventive
maintenance services as requested for department-owned equipment
obtained through the approved procurement review process outlined in
Section 4.4 of this document.
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Facilities Management
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Services Policy
Finance & Administration
Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management
Revised:
Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu
Note: Project and construction services to include large project estimating,
project management, planning and design shall be directed to the department of
Capital Planning and Construction.
4.2 Description of Non-Charged Services (provided under All Funds
Budget)
4.21 Grounds: Care and maintenance of landscaped and unimproved
grounds including special purpose intramural fields, athletic fields,
walkways, outdoor seating areas, snow removal etc.
4.22 Utilities: Procurement and distribution of all campus utilities (water,
gas, steam, electricity, chilled water, etc.) with the exception of recharge
facilities and/or activities (e.g., USGS, Auxiliary Services etc.).
4.23 Buildings-Exterior and Interior: Repair and maintenance of interior
and exterior of buildings; installation and maintenance of mechanical
equipment, plumbing, electrical, and access service as designed for
general building operations.
4.24 Custodial: Regular scheduled cleaning of building interior,
entryways and exterior perimeter; pest control; campus office and
common area trash removal; special projects; project support; FM shop
support.
4.25 Fleet Management: Vehicle maintenance and repair; rental vehicle
scheduling; vehicle fuel station; standard garage services; oil and
antifreeze recycling; limited emergency services.
4.26 Distribution and Mail Services: Daily incoming and outgoing mail
delivery; automated mail postage; postage savings advice; daily receiving,
processing and delivery services for campus purchases.
4.3 FM Services requested by Departments, Activities and Programs
FM provides services on a labor-funded basis charging the department back
for materials only. (Exception: for welding services, material charges will
apply in addition to labor charges), Services requested by departments that
require contractor services due to schedule and/or special technical skills
shall be charged all contract labor and materials.
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Facilities Management
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Services Policy
Finance & Administration
Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management
Revised:
Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu
When an estimate is requested, the department will receive two estimates,
one with in-house funded labor and estimated FM schedule for completion,
and one with contractor labor for work requested. Work authorized to be
done by contractors outside the FM scheduled workload by the requesting
department will be charged contractor labor and materials. FM project
supervision labor shall not be charged. Every effort will be made by Facilities
Management to complete work with in-house labor before bringing in outside
contractors.
To obtain services from Facilities Management, the appropriate Request
Form outlining the proposed work must be completed. A budget estimate
(when required) of the probable cost to accomplish the requested work will be
provided. Any work that requires funding must be approved and the funding
secured prior to any detailed planning, design, or scheduling of the work.
Note: All requested work is subject to FM workload schedule and the skill set
available within the technical trade shops.
4.4 Department-owned equipment procurement review process:
Prior to procurement of equipment, a department will be required to
communicate with Procurement Services, Facilities Management,
Environmental Health and Safety, and Planning and Construction to
determine:
x Location, schedule, utility (energy and building infrastructure)
requirements*
x Maintenance and operational expectations
x Operational life expectancy, required installation services
x Funding.
Any equipment installation, which has not followed the above review process,
will be ineligible for any FM funded equipment installation, preventive
maintenance and service assistance and will be responsible for any
building/facility infrastructure damages determined to be a result of improper
installation and/or connections.
Note about Equipment Operation: Equipment with high electrical demand (50
KW or more) must be scheduled in order to manage the campus electrical
demand by FM. Any equipment purchased that requires electrical or natural
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Facilities Management
Responsible Administrative Unit:
Services Policy
Finance & Administration
Policy Contact:
Issued: November 2009
Director of Facilities Management
Revised:
Gary.Bowersock@is.mines.edu
gas for operation shall be the most energy efficient equipment available on
the market.
4.5 Additional Services Provided by Facilities Management
4.51 Building and Equipment Deficiencies: FM will respond to requests
for correction of deficiencies of the building and/or building infrastructure
and equipment. When corrective action is beyond the purview of FM, the
request will be referred to the appropriate department/office for action
(Example: Capital Planning and Construction Department).
4.52 Technical Consulting: FM offers consultation as follows:
x Evaluate feasibility of proposed minor alterations and/or equipment
installation
x Develop actual scope of work and prepare preliminary engineering
reports, if necessary
x Check availability and characteristics of utilities required to connect
equipment and furnish data for specifications
x Check adequacy of HVAC and electrical power for proposed use and,
if necessary, determine scope of modifications required to provide a
suitable environment for department-owned equipment
x Provide cost estimates for user review prior to obtaining approval to
commence work.
5.0 ATTACHMENTS
Request Forms
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