I had a couple of questions posed to me from a Supervisor at a large US Airport
– that uses an outside Snow Contractor to do their snow “push and pile” and load / feed / operate their Stationary Snowmelters.
This has resulted in an average of $ 50,000 worth of repairs every season for the past several seasons
The questions are:
If the Contractor damages any airport owned equipment during a snow event or afterwards – are they responsible to pay for the damage thru penalties, fines and or cost of repairs?
Do you know of any airports that include this type of wording in their snow contracts?
The GTAA shall, from time to time make equipment available, for use by the Contractor’s staff in the performance of the work. The Contractor shall bear the cost of repair and/or replacement of such equipment rendered inoperative, because of misuse and/or abuse by the Contactor’s employees operating the equipment or due to a failure to provide the employees with sufficient training to operate the equipment in a normal, safe, and effective manner. This provision shall not apply to equipment failure mutually agreed by the GTAA and the Contractor or the Contractor’s employees remove or relocate any materials, tools, or equipment belonging to the GTAA from the premises of the Airport without the prior written consent of the GTAA Representative or Designate.