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Local firm grabs USBR contract


The Bureau of Reclamation awarded a $4.2 million contract for janitorial and maintenance services at Grand Coulee Dam to Taylor Enterprises LLC, a Grand Coulee firm. The contract is for a five-year period.

The work involves janitorial and maintenance services of several buildings and facilities at the Grand Coulee Project, the bid award press release stated.

The release said it was for five years, assuming satisfactory performance each year.

The work requires detailed attention to janitorial services to office buildings, tourist facilities, and various locations within the powerplants, switchyards and elevator towers.

Taylor Enterprises also has the contract to provide the same services at Chief Joseph, Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams.

Principals of the firm, Kay Taylor and son Wade Taylor, stated Monday that they have about 35 employees and expect 18 or 19 employees at Grand Coulee Dam.

Wade Taylor said that the firm plans to retain some of the employees currently providing the service at the Coulee Dam Project, now managed by two service firms out of Boise.

He couldn’t say how much lower the Taylor Enterprise bid on the work was compared to the next lower bidder.

“The Bureau has its own criteria for awarding bids,” Wade Taylor stated.

The firm takes over the janitorial and maintenance contract Oct. 1, just two short weeks away. The contract was awarded on Sept. 5.

Wade said that Taylor Enterprises is a family company, and that he and his mother plan to hire some relatives to assist in the new acquisition.

Taylor Enterprises LLC has had 17 federal contract awards since the year 2000, totaling just over $1.33 million. Four of the contract awards were made in 2012, totaling $337,000.

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