Division of Alacrity Engineering Services, Inc.  
 
Restaurant Equipment : Plan, Prep, Insure, Disconnect, De-construct, Pack, Transport, Re-install
Restaurant Equipment : Plan, Prep, Insure, Disconnect, De-construct, Pack, Transport, Re-install

Consulting Engineers
Specializing in the Restaurant Industry
Plan, Prep, Insure, Disconnect, De-construct, Pack, Transport, Re-install
New York, Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, California, Washington, Arizona, Georgia

                                 
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Retainer Schedule
from Contract

Leading business days

Secure Retainer

Balance

10+

50%

50%

5

65%

35%

3

75%

30%

2

90%

15%


Specialized Restaurant Equipment Movers, Installers, and Consultants.

Flat Rate Programs:

We can offer you three type of crews depending upon your requirements.

Door Type Dishwashers, Electric Glass Washers, Garbage Disposals, Glass Washer Machines, Glass Washer Parts&Accessories, Pot&Pan Washers, Single&Double Rack Dishwashers, Under Counter Dishwashers, Warewashing Racks, Waste Pulpers / Extractors, Water Softening Systems, Food Display&Merchandising, Carving Stations / Carving Shelves, Chip Warmers, Condiment / Napkin Dispensers&Condiment Pumps, Cotton Candy Machines, Countertop Hot Food Display Warmers, Countertop Pizza Warmers&Merchandisers, Countertop Refrigerated Display Cabinets, Drop In Hot Food Display Warmers, Heated Shelf Food Warmers, Hot Dog Equipment, Ice Cream Service Supplies, Ladle Dispensers, Merchandising Carts, Nacho Cheese Warmers, Popcorn Equipment, Push Button Dispensers, Refrigerated Condiment Holders, Syrup Warmer Dispensers, Vending Cart&Kiosk Parts&Accessories, Food Holding & Warming Equipment, Cook & Hold Ovens, Countertop Food Warmers&Soup Warmers, Food Wells, Soup Wells,&Steam Tables, Fry Dump Stations, Heat Lamps, Holding, Proofing,&Banquet Cabinets, Food Preparation, Bread Slicers&Bagel Cutters, Cheese Cutters&Candy Slicers, Commercial Blenders, Commercial Can Openers&Can Crushers, Commercial Food Processors&Accessories, Cream Whippers / Dispensers & Chargers, Dough Proofers, Dough Sheeters&Dough Presses, Food Packaging Appliances, Food Smokers&Flavor Injectors, French Fry Cutters, Fruit, Vegetable,&Salad Preparation, Meat&Seafood Preparation, Mixers&Accessories, Pasta Machines&Cookers, Scales, Slicers, Spice Grinders&Accessories, Grease Trap&Interceptor Equipment, Grease Interceptors, Grease Trap Extensions, Grease Traps, Restaurant Furniture, Bar Stools, Booster Seats, Chaise Lounges&Sling Chairs, Engineering Crew:
  This crew can mount/un-mount large appliances, such as exhaust hoods, & fire suppression systems.  They can also suspend heavy appliances for floor modifications.   They can de-install exterior signs, and security appliances, such as drive-up and service protection windows, cameras, etc. These crews are also capable of connecting or disconnecting gas and electric appliances, disassembly of built structures, such as walk-ins, and the removal of doors or windows for facilitate moving operations.  They are also able to pack and transport equipment.

Hourly rate: $290 per hour
Crew size 3 + supervision
Minimum hours: 6
Crew Composition Journeyman Electrician*
Certified Electrician
Journeyman Plumber*
Certified Plumber
Engineering Supervisor
No  additional charge
+$60 per crew hour
No additional  charge
+50 per crew hour
No additional charge
Minimum lead time: 1-3 days (depending on city)
Standard Tools: Jacks, shoring, ladders, utility & construction, moving
*26' truck fee:  $250 Day, plus $1.50 per mile (first 25 mile free)
On-site insurance coverage: $2,000,000 E/O & P/L
Transport insurance: Quoted on request
On-site examination fee: $200 (deducted from final bill)



Utility Crew:
  These crews are  capable of connecting or disconnecting gas and electric appliances, disassembly of built structures, such as walk-ins. They are also able to pack and transport equipment.

Hourly rate: $220 per hour
Crew size 3 + supervision
Minimum hours: 6
Crew Composition Journeyman Electrician*
Certified Electrician
Journeyman Plumber*
Certified Plumber
Engineering Supervisor
No  additional charge
+$60 per crew hour
No additional  charge
+50 per crew hour
No additional charge
     
Minimum lead time: 1-3 days (depending on city)
Standard Tools: Ladders, utility & construction, moving
*26' truck fee:  $250 Day, plus $1.50 per mile (first 25 mile free)
On-site insurance coverage: $2,000,000 E/O & P/L
Transport insurance: Quoted on request
On-site examination fee: $150 (deducted from final bill)


Expert Labor Only Crew:
  These crews will pack and transport  your equipment.  They can also disassemble built structures, such as walk-in, sinks, and furniture.

Hourly rate: $160 per hour
Crew size 3 + supervision
Minimum hours: 8
Minimum lead time: 1-3 days (depending on city)
Standard Tools: Ladders, construction, moving
*26' truck fee:  $250 Day, plus $1.50 per mile (first 25 mile free)
On-site insurance coverage: $2,000,000 E/O & P/L
Transport insurance: Quoted on request
On-site examination fee: $100 (deducted from final bill)





Notes:

Transport fees:

*Truck fee are based upon a 26 ft lift-gate truck and a maximum of 150,000 pound miles. Pound miles is the weight of the load times the distance travelled (i.e.  3,000 lb load X 50 miles = 150,000 pound miles). Loads greater than 150K pound/miles will at our or the customer's option, be carried by one of our partner carriers, usually YRC Yellow Freight or other LTL or truckload carriers.

International shipments are always carried by commercial shippers, generally as container loads.  Carrier rates are then applied.  Our international service includes the management of customs documents, through a customs brokers, but all customs fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Storage fees:

Storage exceeding 1 week will be based upon local rates.  We can provide a local storage location, you will be billed at our flat administrative rates of $175 per hour to obtain a suitable storage location for your equipment.  If you are obtaining storage for your equipment we will need to know how long the equipment will be stored and if the equipment will be stored for sale.

We can also provide you with a suitable container for purchase.  A used or refurbished container delivered anywhere is about $6,000 USD.  These rates may vary based upon location and the current container market.

Rigging fees:

REM engineering crews are equipped to handle most simple rigging tasks, including overcoming obstacles less than 18" high.  For more extensive tasks, our crews follow strict OSHA guidelines and employ the appropriate equipment for the task.  This includes scaffolding, cranes, man-lifts, etc..  Rigging equipment for a particular project is generally rented from a company like Sun Rentals and the fees for both usage, delivery and pickup are invoiced directly without additional charges. 

The engineering of most rigging projects is insignificant and is included in our engineering crew rate.  When engineering studies, architectural studies (including blueprints) are required, the client is liable for time, materials, and other costs.  Time is invoiced at .5 of the current engineering crew rate.


Freon management Fees:


The release of Freon into the environment is a federal and often a local civil offense.  Freon is the active green house gas in most cooling equipment, including; freezers, refrigerators, fluid cooling systems, some ice machines and air conditioners. Freon should be captured at the source when such equipment is dismantled.  Plug in systems such as reach-in's can generally be moved without Freon re-capture.  Most walk-in systems require Freon re-capture. 

REM engineering and utility crews can re-capture Freon during the move for a flat fee negotiated at agreement, usually $500 will cover all equipment. 

There are also many local firms, that can be found on the internet, that will manage Freon capture .

Note: There is a $10.000 EPA bounty on Freon mis-management..


Equipment prep and cleaning fees:


Many industrial scale machines such as mixers have substantial volumes of lubricants and other toxic chemicals as a part of their operation.  All REM crews can accommodate the prep of such equipment, while an engineering level crew may be required in some cases.

We recommend that you look for resources on the internet that will explain and sometimes demonstrate how to prep a particular piece of equipment.

All REM crews are also capable of steam cleaning the equipment prior to relocation, but such service must be requested at contract..

Site review fees:

We like to perform,  free of charge, site reviews within 2 days of the start of the project.  This allows us the best view of the work to be done.  If an early site review is required there is a $500 fee, which is refunded on the  final Invoice.

We do request an equipment list, and possible pictures of the site, to estimate the crew type and hours that will be necessary to complete the project.
*Crew Composition Notes:

The addition of specific skill sets is determined during site review, or by election of the customer.  Journeyman skill levels are granted by the engineering supervisor based upon at least 2 years of verified employment by a locally certified firm.

Complex plumbing including changes in floor height, new lines, etc.; often requires locally certified plumbers (to meet local administrative laws or regulation), which will be sub-contracted as required.


Complex electrical tasks including; running new lines, changing line voltage, etc.; often requires locally certified electrician (to meet local administrative laws or regulations), which will be sub-contracted as required.


General contractual conditions:

1.       Due to the nature of our industry, which includes many misstatements and negotiations during and after the project is completed, we have included all relevant written communications in the agreement, to avoid misunderstandings. 

2.       We will make every reasonable effort to both control your costs and satisfy the technical requirements of the project. 

3.       The signed contract does not obligate REM to start or complete the project if the required retainer is not securely paid. 

4.       The percentage of retainer required is based upon the number of lead days to the projects start date after the retainer is received, not the date of the signed agreement. 

5.       Un-retained projects will not be put on the formal schedule until the retainer requirement is completed in a secure form.

6.       Federal government clients are generally excluded from retainer requirements if a contract award is in place.

7.       During project execution, if the client or client agents prevent REM employees from performing a task for any reason other than safety, you remain liable for that work under a flat fee contract.

8.       If the contract is specified as a flat fee contract, as opposed to a time & materials contract, then the balance of the agreed contract maximum is required to be paid at the physical completion of REM's portion of the work. This means that if there is a sub-contracted commercial shipper that is actually transporting and delivering the equipment, furniture, etc., then REM is FOB (free on board) after successful pickup by the subcontracted shipper, and payment is then reasonably immediately required. 

9.       If REM is delayed or prevented from completing the tasks outlined by the contract, by extraordinary conditions such as legal or administrative action, then REM is entitled to increase all contract amounts to cover our additional costs. 

10.   If the project is interrupted by things beyond the control of REM, such as weather or dangerous local conditions, and the project must be restarted after a delay of more than 1 business day, a restart fee may be charged to cover REMís additional costs.

11.   If the agreement is a time and materials basis then our standard terms will apply to payments.  On a time and materials contract is the clientís responsibility to monitor their costs on a constant basis. 

12.   The client may request a short report by the REM supervisor, which contains the best estimate as possible at that time. 

13.   If the client determines that the costs are greater than can be justified or paid, then it is the client's responsibility to inform the REM supervisor as soon as possible to stop further expenses from being incurred.

14.   If payment terms are violated then the REM supervisor will then have the option, or accept corporate orders, to execute a mechanics lien, as allowed by state, federal or local laws, on the equipment! A mechanics lien is a method to insure payment by holding control of your equipment, until payment is completed, if balance due is greater than $500.00.

15.   There are fixed storage costs for goods held under lien which is based upon such factors as duration, size, weight, and perishable nature of the goods. 

16.   Payments must be made is a secure and verifiable method which includes credit cards authorization for amounts under $500, and either cash, bank wire or certified business check for amounts greater than $500.

17.   According to the amount of lead time provided for the project, and our current staffing available to participate in the project, temporary workers may be requited from the local area, using employment agencies, internet posts, or other common means of recruitment in that area.

18.   REM part-time sub-contractors are covered by REM insurance, and REM is responsible for their competence and effectiveness.  These employees are screened and vetted by REM before they are allowed to participate in the project.

Military Clients  Discounts
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