Custodial contract extension approved with AQC
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an extension of the township's custodial services contract with American Quality Cleaning (AQC) for five more years for the township's facilities at their meeting on Tuesday, September 29. Multiple board members expressed their satisfaction with AQC, with both township supervisor Leo Savioe and treasurer Brian Kepes calling their service outstanding. The contract extension covers December 1, 2020 through December 1, 2025. AQC’s price structure in the new contract remains the same. There has been no price increase since AQC became the township’s custodial contractor in 2005, when it was last bid out. Bloomfield Township’s fleet/facilities manager Lance Scram noted that during the past 15 years, AQC has met and exceeded the township’s expectation, especially during the coronavirus. Many of AQC’s employees have been servicing the township for at least the past eight years and that continuity was also noted as an extremely vital aspect of their work by trustees. Bloomfield Township Clerk Jan Roncelli said “That you know your office is cleaned by the same people and that the AQC owner is often on site, something that’s not seen often.” Each township building manger was consulted before Scram met with trustees and agreed that AQC’s work has been exceptional over the years. Scram also said that when comparing to other local municipalities to look at competitive prices, AQC’s proposed rates were not only lower than the average charges recommended for an urban area in Michigan but also lower than recent rates offered to other surrounding communities.