Who Pays for What?

There are often questions about what the Office of Physical Plant is responsible for versus the customer. Below you will find information regarding the financial responsibility for the services provided.

Education & General

OPP Pays For Customer Pays For
Utilities Maintenance of departmental property
Project management Purchase and installation of department property
Planning Repairs to movable equipment
EHS support Repairs to lab equipment
Hazardous waste disposal Renovations and alterations requested by department
Building and major maintenance Installation of telephone/computer systems
Classroom and furnishing maintenance Fabrication of cabinets, shelving and signs
Routine custodial services Special custodial services
Refuse collection Moving services
Maintenance of installed research equipment Special event set-up
Maintenance of roads, sidewalks and parking Painting and carpeting beyond the basics
Landscaping New AC systems, including window AC units
Snow removal Installation and maintenance of bottle-filling stations installed at customer request
Campus signs Department signage
Vandalism costs  

Commonwealth Campuses

OPP Pays For: Customer Pays For:
Project management Utilities
Planning Installation of telephone and computer services
EHS support Maintenance of campus property
Real estate Purchase and installation of campus property
Building and major maintenance Renovation and alterations requested by campus
Maintenance of roads, sidewalks, and parking Classroom and furnishing maintenance
Maintenance of installed research equipment Routine custodial services
Campus signs Special custodial services
Hazardous Waste Disposal Repairs to moveable equipment
  Repairs to lab equipment
  Refuse collection

Auxiliary Services

This includes Housing, Transportation, Hospitality, Intercollegiate Athletics, etc.)

OPP Pays For: Customer Pays For:
Project management Utility consumption
Planning Building and major maintenance
EHS support Custodial Services
Real estate Landscaping
Hazardous waste disposal Design
Utility distribution Construction
  Solid waste
  Snow removal