Cross Environmental Services has an extensive track record of providing services to government agencies. Our government contracting experience includes ongoing relationships in the form of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts with municipal, county, state, and federal entities.

Piggybacking:

The IDIQ contracts are generally line-item based agreements that are related to actual project quantities to determine pricing and scope of services. Most of these contracts are portable and can be utilized by any entity that is a political subdivision of the Federal Government or the State of Florida.

The term for one government agency utilizing another agency’s contract is referred to as piggybacking. To piggyback one of CES’s existing IDIQ contracts, a letter of agreement would need to be provided by CES. The process is simple, straightforward, and meets all the procurement rule requirements.

Types of Services Available:

CES has IDIQ contracts with several districts of the Florida Department of Transportation, the Turnpike Authority, several school boards, and various counties. These contracts have been put out by these various agencies and contain various scopes of services. It is likely that if you have a need for interior demolition, complete demolition, asbestos removal, mold abatement, or duct cleaning, CES has an existing contract to cover your needs.

Piggyback Advantage:

Several advantages come into play when piggybacking a contract. One big advantage is to know your contractor. Because the procurement rules have been satisfied and the contract has already been publicly bid there is no risk of the Project Owner being forced to utilize an off-brand contractor.

An additional advantage of utilizing a piggyback contract is the reduction of time and expense required for procurement. All the statutory procurement requirements have been met and the time between project conception and actual start up can be greatly reduced.

Consistency of cost is another great advantage. In strange economic times, where fuel prices increase 220 percent in a few months time, the price structure of these line items remains unchanged. Projects that require night work utilize the same price structure as those completed during normal working hours.