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Time & Materials (T&M)

A fee structure where agreed upon fees are assessed based on the amount of time (labor and equipment) and materials (deicers, sand, stakes, etc.) used, and any other contractually agreed upon services. Synonym: Hourly.


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Per Service

A fee structure, in which agreed upon fees are assessed each time a salt application, snow clearing or both is completed. This fee structure can result in multiple billable services performed during one Event . Synonyms: Per Push/Per Salt, Per Visit, or Per Application. Synonym: Per Occurrence....


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Per Season

A fee structure in which agreed upon fees are assessed as a standardized fee (typically monthly) paid over the period of the contract for a defined set of services. Synonyms: Seasonal, Lump Sum, Fixed Fee.


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Per Event

A fee structure where agreed upon fees are assessed for a defined set of services each time an event has occurred. In this case, the parameters of an event are outlined in the contract and are typically restricted by specific timeframes and specific conditions, typically including amount of...


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Inclusion

1) A request for a snow management estimate to include all estimated pricing related to labor, materials, and resources for a service contract. 2) A fee structure modifier typically associated with Per Season Service, in which all materials to conduct the work, including deicers and sand, are...


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Floor

A fee modifier wherein a discount, credit or fee adjustment is implemented if a lower limit or amount (e.g. number of occurrences, number of inches, etc.) is not reached during a specified duration of service (month, season, etc.). Typically associated with Per Season Service. Synonym:...


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Cap

A fee modifier wherein an upper limit, typically a frequency or measurement (e.g. number of occurrences or number of inches) modifies specific service fees. After the cap has been reached, additional fees or increased costs apply. Typically associated with Per Season Service. Synonym: Ceiling....


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Snow Portfolio

The total book of business managed by a snow contractor. #EstimatingandFeeStructureTerms


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Resource Allocation Projection

A process of estimating the amount of labor, equipment and materials required for meeting the Level of Service . It typically will include a synthesis of Accumulation Threshold and/or Trigger Depth ; Completion Times ; and historical weather data, including accumulation amounts and...


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Production Rate

The amount of time it takes to complete work in a specific area (e.g. 2 acre parking lot) with a specific resource (e.g. 8-foot straight plow, 2-person sidewalk crew, etc.).