|(a) Percentage of private contracts. Of the amount spent in a fiscal year by the department for maintenance projects, the department will expend not less than 50% through contracts awarded by the competitive bidding process. (b) Dollar amount. Subsection (a) of this section does not apply unless the department determines that a function of comparable quality and quantity can be purchased or performed at a savings by using private sector contracts. (c) Materials. Materials purchased by the department for maintenance projects performed by department personnel do not apply toward the calculation of the percentage to be contracted. (d) Expenditures. The contract amount will include payments: (1) to contractors for preventive or routine maintenance work; (2) for services, such as material testing and training related to maintenance projects; (3) for other
operating costs contracted (such as janitorial and mechanical); and (4) for rent or lease of equipment for maintenance work.