Work Centers

This page is to cover information about Work Centers in Maine

Work Centers and Rehabilitation Facilities Statute – 5 MRSA §1826-C.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/5/title5sec1826-C.html

Work Center Application/Renewal Forms

Work Center Policies and Procedures

SUMMARY: This section outlines the procedures and criteria used to qualify work centers and establish a product schedule pursuant to 5 MRSA 1826-A,B,C,D.

Section 1. Definitions

  • Persons with disabilities: "Persons with disabilities" means individuals who have physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more major life activities, have a record of those impairments or are perceived to have those impairments.
  • Work center: "Work center" means a program that provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities to enable those individuals to maximize their opportunities for employment, including career advancement.
  • Director: “Director’ means the Director of the Bureau of General Services within the Department of Administrative and Financial Service.

Section 2. Qualification Procedures

  1. Work Center Qualification
    1. [1999, c. 543, §1 (Repealed) .]
    2. Has complied with occupational health and safety standards required by the laws of the United States or this State.
    3. Employs during the fiscal year in commodity production or service provision persons with disabilities at a quota of not less than 66% of the total hours of direct labor on all production, whether or not government related.
    4. Has, is part of or demonstrates a formal relationship for support with an ongoing placement program that includes at least preadmission evaluation and annual review to determine each worker's capability for normal competitive employment and maintenance of liaison with the appropriate community services for the placement in the employment of any of its workers who may qualify for that placement.

Section 3. Work Center Purchases Schedule

The Director shall develop and use a work center purchases schedule. The Director shall:

  1. Identify and develop a list of all products and services purchased or scheduled to be purchased by State Government.
  2. Identify and develop a list of all work centers in the State, including a description of the products and services work centers are currently providing or have recently provided and including an assessment of the products and services that work centers are capable of providing, but have not recently provided.
  3. Develop from the information obtained in paragraphs A and B a work center purchases schedule that describes all products and services to be purchased by the State that, in the view of the Director, could be provided by work centers. In developing this schedule, the Director shall give consideration to the abilities of work centers to meet contract requirements and to meet generally accepted quality control standards and any potential technical assistance that may be required to enable a work center to compete fairly for contracts, pursuant to this subchapter.

Section 4. Competitive Bidding

  1. The Director shall develop procedures for competitive bidding by eligible work centers only for products and services identified on the work center purchase schedule. If no bid is received from a work center for any product or service on the schedule, the Director shall confer with the Department of Corrections to determine whether the Department of Corrections is able to provide the product or service at a fair price. If the Director and the Department of Corrections do not come to agreement, the product or service must be put out to general bid by the Director, in accordance with standard rules and procedures. If only one work center bid is received, the Director shall review the bid and make a determination regarding the fairness of the price and terms of the proposed contract. If the Director determines that the work center may not be awarded this bid, the Director shall confer with the Department of Corrections to determine whether the Department of Corrections is able to provide the product or service at a fair price. If the Director and the Department of Corrections do not come to agreement, the contract must be offered for standard competitive bid by the Director in accordance with standard rules and procedures.

Section 5. Award of Contracts; Fair Price

  1. The Director has final determination in awarding contracts to work centers through the competitive bidding process. The Director's judgment prevails in the determination that the price and contract terms are fair and reasonable both to the work center and to the State. In determining a fair price, the Director shall ensure the ability of the work center to recover the costs of labor, material, equipment, overhead and delivery.

Section 6. Assignment of Contracts

  1. The Director shall ensure that contracts awarded to work centers may not be assigned to any other vendor, except as may be necessary to complete the contracts, because of extraordinary events beyond the control of the work centers. Any additional costs incurred because of these assignments must be borne by the work center as a normal cost of doing business.
Work Center Vendor List

Current Certified Work Centers

Name Services/Coverage Areas

Clean Work Services, LLC

PO Box 958

Bangor, Maine 04402

Contact: Heath Leighton

Phone: 207-573-4451

Email: heath@cleanworkservices.org

Custodial / Janitorial

Coverage Area

Augusta, Biddeford, Bangor, Belfast, Calais, Fairfield, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Rockland, Skowhegan, Springvale, West Bath, York

Maine Mental Health Connections

150 Union Street

Bangor, Maine 04401

 

Contact: Sean Faircloth

Phone: 207-941-2996

Email: seanmmhc@gmail.com

Custodial / Janitorial

Coverage Area

Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Manchester, Portland, Old Town, South Portland

Motivational Services, Inc. / dba Clean Sweep

PO Box 229
Augusta, Maine 04332-0229

 

Contact: John Zarrilli

Phone: 207-626-3465

Email: john.zarrilli@mocomaine.com

Custodial / Janitorial

 

Coverage Area

Augusta, Fairfield, Manchester, Sidney, Topsham, Waterville

Pine Tree Society

149 Front Street

Bath, Maine 04530

Contact: Barbara Jimmerson

Phone: 207-443-3341

Email: bjimmerson@pinetreesociety.org

Custodial / Janitorial

Coverage Area

Auburn, Gray, Lewiston, South Paris

Peace of Mind Opportunity Services LLC

135 East Main Street

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426

Contact: Karen McCue

Phone: 207-802-8098

Email: karenpeaceofmind@aol.com

Custodial / Janitorial

 

Coverage Area

Augusta

Work Center Schedule

In Accordance with 5 M.R.S. 1826-C (4) (C), the following work center purchases schedule is provided.

Good/Service Description:

  • Custodial/Janitorial services outside of the greater Augusta, Maine area.