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Best Practices in Snow Service Procurement

Best Practices in Snow Service Procurement: 52-Week Visual Timeline

The Best Practices in Snow Service Procurement Timeline was created to help facilities and property managers, snow service providers, and snow industry suppliers align on a general schedule to streamline the RFP and contract negotiation process to ensure sites are ready before winter begins.

The timeline contains a master timeline that illustrates both sides of the procurement process, more specific timelines for buyers and snow service providers, and a risk meter, which highlights the benefits and associated risks tied to the timing of contract award dates.

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The Best Practices in Snow Service Procurement: 52-Week Visual Timeline is provided as a general reference for the snow and ice management industry, designed to help all industry stakeholders communicate more effectively. Any use of this timeline does not indicate an endorsement of any business or person by SIMA.

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