Increased emphasis on highway maintenance and the need to accomplish the maintenance programs as efficiently as possible, prompted this study. The objectives of the study addressed herein are the identification of maintenance activities performed by contract, determination of equivalent levels of service between contract performed and in-house performed activities, cost comparison of those activities, and recommendations to implement the findings.
Findings are that activities routinely performed by contract are cost efficient. A formal make-versus-buy decision making process should be developed. The process should be made available to District personnel and the make-versus-buy decision made at that level. Decision making processes have been developed by other agencies and one is reviewed herein.
Digital Object Identifier
Meade, Bobby W. and Hunsucker, David Q., "Cost Effective Maintenance Contracting" (1992). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 465.