Form DBA-131 by Vqx1x9tO

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									                                 The Board of Public Education
                               of the School District of Pittsburgh
                             Administration Building, 341 South Bellefield Avenue                             Inquiry
                                                                                                              Number       8304
                                          Pittsburgh, PA 15213
        Sealed bids for material listed herein will be received in the Office of the Chief Operations Officer,
        Room No. 251 in the Administration Building until 11 o’clock A.M., TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2004 and
        will be opened at the same hour in CONFERENCE ROOM “A” CENTER SECTION.

Price each item as indicated including delivery INSIDE OF BUILDING to                                            VARIOUS SCHOOLS

Insert Prices, Model No., etc., sign the bid form and Return ONE Copy
                                                                                                     LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT

        1.    These bids are being received according to law as set forth in the Public School Code of 1949, as amended.
        2.    All bids shall be returned in sealed envelopes and addressed to The Board of Public Education. Use the self-
              addressed yellow envelope which is enclosed with this bid.
        3.    The Bidder is responsible for ensuring that the Bid document, inside a Sealed envelope, is deposited into the
              locked bid box in Room 251 of the Administration Building prior to 11:00 AM on the date of the Bid Opening.
              Delivering that Bid document to a school district employee, even if a signature is obtained, is not sufficient to
              meet the requirements of this Bid Condition. The School District is not be responsible for the failure of any of
              its employees or any mail delivery service to place this bid document in the designated bid box prior to the time
              and date for the public opening of this Bid.
        4.    Two copies of this Bid Inquiry are provided to each bidder. One copy is to be filled out, signed, and returned to
              the Board of Public Education. The second copy is for the bidder’s files.
        5.    Bids shall be submitted on this Inquiry form which must be signed by a duly authorized agent or officer of the
              Company making the bid. Absence of original signature of person duly authorized to sign for the Company
              submitting this bid document will automatically leave this bid null and void.
        6.    Bidders will quote prices on the unit as specified (i.e., “each”, “lot”, “dozen”, etc.) unless the unit as used in the
              trade differs from that requested on the Inquiry. In such case, the unit being bid should be changed on this bid
              document to reflect the industry standard.
        7.    Prices quoted will be considered net unless otherwise noted on bid. No escalator clauses will be permitted
              unless provided for in the Bid format.
        8.    Prices quoted must include all costs for transportation to the location indicated above including delivery inside
              the building.
        9.    Not more than one alternate product may be quoted on any single item of the bid. Description and pricing for
              such alternate must be typed in on this document immediately below space for pricing of primary bid.
        10.   All bids shall be effective for a period of 30 days from the opening date of this bid, and no bid may be
              withdrawn prior thereto.
        11.   In all cases where no sample is submitted by the bidder, it will be understood that the bidder agrees to furnish
              the exact article or articles as specified, or to exactly match the Board’s sample. Where samples are requested
              on items bid, failure to provide such samples may result in the automatic disqualification of the bid for those
              items.
        12.   Samples to receive consideration must be delivered to the Board’s Service Center, 1305 Muriel St., unless
              otherwise specified, and all charges for transportation, including drayage, must be paid by the bidder. Samples
              must be delivered on or before the day and hour for opening this bid.
        13.   The Purchasing Agent of The Board of Public Education shall have full power and authority to reject any and
              all materials furnished which in his opinion, are not in strict compliance and conformity with the requirements
              of the specifications, or equal in every respect to the samples submitted. The decision of said Purchasing Agent
              shall be final, conclusive, and without exceptions or appeal. All articles so rejected shall promptly be removed
              from the premises of the Board at the cost of the Vendor.
        14.   The Board of Public Education reserves the right to increase quantities of items to be purchased to reflect actual
              Board needs at the time that orders are issued. Such additional quantities will be purchased at the price
              indicated on this bid.
        15.   The Board of Public Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to accept or reject any item or
              group of items, for which bid is submitted.
                           Business Opportunity Program
 Instructions to Participants for bids administered through Facilities and General Services
1.0      ELIGIBLE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (EBE) POLICY AND PROCEDURES
         A.    The objective of this Business Opportunity Program is to promote and
                    encourage full and open competition in the procurement of goods and
                    services by the Pittsburgh Public Schools (“District”); encourage all
                    District personnel involved with procurement and contracting activities to
                    maintain good faith efforts and appropriate purchasing procedures; protect
                    the District from becoming a passive participant in any unlawful
                    discrimination; and to spur economic development in the public and
                    private sectors of the local economy. Any questions concerning these
                    requirements should be directed to the:
                    Business Opportunity Program
                    Pittsburgh Public Schools
                    341 S. Bellefield Ave.
                    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                    (412) 622-3628 office / (412) 622-3638 fax
1.1      NONDISCRIMINATION, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND EBE PARTICIPATION
         A.    In accordance with the provisions of the Business Opportunity Program, for all
                     bids valued at $10,000.00 or more, the District will conduct a compliance
                     review to determine if the otherwise eligible Participant is responsive with
                     regard to the Affirmative Action and Business Opportunity Program
                     requirements of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Accordingly, responsive
                     Participants are required to furnish information demonstrating satisfaction
                     of the Business Opportunity Program requirements of this solicitation with
                     the submission of their bid/proposal packet.
1.2      EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
         A.    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy - No person shall be denied the
                   benefit of, or otherwise discriminated against, on the basis of race, creed,
                   color, national origin, handicap, sex, age, marital status, or sexual
                   orientation in connection with the award performance, and/or modification
                   of a contract between a vendor or contractor and the Pittsburgh Public
                   Schools.
         B.    Representation – The Pittsburgh Public Schools has instituted an Affirmative
                   Action Plan to ensure equality of opportunity in employment practices by
                   firms contracting for goods and services with the District. All successful
                   contractors are strongly encouraged to employ and utilize a workforce that
                   is representative of the diversity of the citizens in the Greater Pittsburgh
                   area for all PPS contracts.
1.3      DEFINITIONS
         A.    “Broker”: shall refer to a business or firm that does not or will not take
                   possession of the product it will supply to the District nor add value to the
                   process by altering, by any means, the product.
      B.   “Business Opportunity Coordinator” (BOC): shall refer to the person
                 responsible for the development and administration of the Business
                 Opportunity Program.
      C.   “Business Opportunity Program”: shall refer to the initiative established by
                 the District to ensure that minority and women-owned business enterprises
                 have an opportunity to participate fully on contracts awarded.
      D.   “Commercially Useful Function”: shall mean the performance of real and
                 actual services, relative to this specific solicitation, by a Participant who
                 contracts with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, or subcontracts with another
                 business enterprise which contracts with the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
      E.   “Compliance”: shall refer to the condition existing when a Participant has met
                 the requirements of this Program.
      F.   “Eligible Business Enterprise” (“EBE”): shall refer to a firm that is certified as
                 an MBE, WBE, DBE or SDB, is registered with the District and eligible to
                 take advantage of affirmative action efforts established in this Business
                 Opportunity Program.
      G.   “Goal”: shall refer to an aspirational effort to attain a specified level of EBE
                 participation on contracts awarded by the District based on prime and
                 subcontracting opportunities and available EBEs to perform.
      H.   “Good Faith Efforts”: shall refer to the aggressive actions, and supporting
                 documentation, of a Participant undertaken in earnest to achieve an EBE
                 goal and to ensure that it does not discriminate in its contracting practices.
      I.   “Participant”: shall refer to any contractor, vendor, supplier, consultant, or
                 other person, partnership, joint venture, corporation or other business
                 entity that submits or expresses an interest in submitting a quote, bid, or
                 proposal in response to a solicitation issued by the Pittsburgh Public
                 Schools.
      J.   “Pittsburgh Public Schools”: shall refer to the School District of Pittsburgh,
                 and is ultimately referred to as the District or PPS, which encompasses the
                 City of Pittsburgh and the Borough of Mount Oliver as established in the
                 Public School Code of 1949, as amended, and refers to the District which
                 provides public education in those communities including any of its
                 operating elements, officers and/or employees acting with authority.
      K.   “Responsive”: shall indicate that a bid/proposal must comply in all respects
                 with the bid/proposal requirements, including the method and timeliness
                 of submission so that the integrity of the competitive bidding system may
                 be maintained.
1.4   CONTRACT GOALS AND EBE PARTICIPATION
      A.   The Pittsburgh Public Schools has established a contract specific EBE goal of __0___%
                 (percent) for the work to be performed under this contract by Eligible Business
                 Enterprises. This goal is aspirational however it is meant to serve as a minimum
                 level and not the maximum for EBE participation.
      B.   In order to meet the EBE requirements of the Business Opportunity Program, Eligible
                 Business Enterprises will be afforded an opportunity to participate, to an extent
                 reflective of their availability, in the performance of contracts financed in whole or
                 part with PPS funds under this agreement. This EBE goal will remain applicable to
                 the total contract dollar amount including any change orders, modifications or
                 amendments.
               C.    EBE Firm Eligibility - The EBE entities utilized toward the EBE participation goal on a
                         contract should be registered in accordance with the Business Opportunity Program. The
                         firms eligible for inclusion in the contractor’s EBE plan must be registered prior to
                         approval by the Board. Consult the EBE Directory at www.pghboe.net or the BOC of the
                         District for assistance in identifying registered EBE firms.
               D.    Counting DBE Participation - The District will count EBE participation as
                         follows:

                       TYPE OF BUSINESS               % OF PARTICIPATION COUNTED
                       STRUCTURE
                       Certified EBE prime            The percentage equal to the value of the work
                       contractor or consultant       actually performed by the EBE with its own forces.

                       Non-EBE prime                  The percentage equal to the value of the work
                       contractor or consultant       actually performed by the EBE subcontractors with
                                                      its own forces.
                       EBE Manufacturer               100% of the expenditures with an EBE
                                                      manufacturer.
                       EBE Distributor                60% of the expenditures with a regular distributor.
                       EBE Broker                     Only the dollar value equivalent to the fees or commissions for
                                                      providing a bona fide service.
                       EBE Trucking Services          100% of expenditures with its own trucks and
                                                      drivers including leases with EBE independent
                                                      owner operators and EBE trucking companies.

1.    When an EBE participates in a contract, only expenditures to an EBE contractor or consultant that is performing
      a commercially useful function, as further specified in the Business Opportunity Program, shall be counted
      towards the established EBE goal.

2.    When an EBE subcontracts part of the work of its contract to another firm, the value of the subcontracted work
      may be counted toward the EBE goal only if the EBE’s sub-consultant or sub-contractor is itself an EBE. This
      participation must be documented. Work that an EBE subcontracts to a non-EBE firm does not count toward
      the EBE goal.

3.    The entire amount of that portion of a construction contract that is performed by the EBEs own forces shall be
      counted, including the cost of supplies and materials obtained by the EBE for the work of the contract, and
      supplies purchased or equipment leased by the EBE (except supplies and equipment the EBE subconsultant
      purchases or leases from the prime consultant or its affiliate).

4.    When an EBE performs as a participant in a joint venture, only the portion of the total dollar value of the
      contract that is equal to the distinct, clearly defined portion of the work of the contract that the EBE performs
      with its own forces toward EBE goals shall be counted.

5.    If an EBE firm is declared ineligible for any reason during the life of a contract, the dollar value of work
      performed under a contract with that firm after it has been deemed ineligible shall not be counted.

6.    In determining the achievement of an EBE goal, the participation of an EBE sub-consultant or subcontractor
      shall not be counted until the amount being counted toward the goal has been paid to the EBE. The prime
      contractor must document this activity.
1.5            SOLICITATION EBE REQUIREMENTS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
               A.    In addition to any other requirements contained in this solicitation, the
                          following Business Opportunity Program requirements must be satisfied.
                          The solicitation must include a representation that the Participant has met
                  the EBE goal established by the District for this procurement, or
                  documented evidence that the Participant has made a good faith effort to
                  attain the level of EBE participation sought by the District for this
                  procurement. The following forms must be completed, authorized and
                  submitted with the bid or proposal packet:
                 1.        Covenant of Non-Discrimination (A-1)
                 2.        Employment Data Form (A-2)
                 3.        Successful Subcontractor Participation Plan (A-3)
                 4.        Letter of Intent to Perform (A-4)
      Failure to provide these submittals will serve to disqualify the bid/proposal as non-responsive.

      B.    The District may at any time prior to award seek clarification or additional
                information regarding Participant responsibility in respect to EBE
                involvement with this procurement.

      C.    In the event that a contract is awarded, the successful Participant must submit an
                  executed sub-contract agreement. The terms, conditions and requirements
                  contained in this solicitation shall become an integral part of the contract,
                  binding the successful Participant to full and faithful performance in
                  accordance with the subcontract agreement.
1.6   GOOD FAITH EFFORTS
      If the EBE goal is not met, the Participant must submit documented good faith efforts
      taken to include EBE participation in the contract prior to bid or proposal
      submission. The documentation of the efforts is outlined below for each EBE, not
      including the successful EBE participant(s), whom the Participant contacted for this
      procurement.

      To demonstrate good faith efforts, it is mandatory for a Participant to deliver written
      notice to at least three (3) available EBEs from the District’s EBE database. EBEs
      should be contacted not less than one (1) week prior to the bid or proposal due date.
      Names, addresses, and telephone numbers for available EBEs may be obtained by
      contacting the Business Opportunity Coordinator or reviewing the database on the
      District’s website, www.pghboe.net. In addition, a Participant must deliver written
      notice to all other individuals or entities requesting information on the solicitation.
      The written notice sent to potential subcontractors or vendors shall contain the
      following:
      A.    Sufficient information about the plans, specifications, and relevant terms and
                  conditions of the solicitation. This should include information about the
                  work which will be subcontracted or the goods which will be obtained
                  from subcontractors and suppliers;
      B.    The name of a contact person who is knowledgeable about the project scope
                 documents, within the Participant’s office, to answer questions about the
                 conditions of the contract;
      C.    Information regarding the Participant’s bonding and/or insurance requirements,
                 the procedure for obtaining any needed bonding and the name and
                 telephone number of one or more acceptable surety companies; and
      D.    The deadline for price quotations.

      The Summary of Interested Subcontractors (A-5) and the Good Faith Efforts
      Checklist (A-6) must be completed and submitted, in addition to any other supporting
      documentation, to provide proof that an aggressive effort was made to attain the EBE
      goal.
             Failure to provide these submittals (if the EBE goal has not been met)
                  will serve to disqualify the bid/proposal as non-responsive.
1.7   EBE MODIFICATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
      If a Prime Contractor wishes to terminate or substitute an EBE subcontractor listed as fulfilling its
      contract goal then perform the work of the terminated EBE subcontractor with its own forces, an
      affiliate, a non-EBE subcontractor or with another EBE subcontractor, it must submit written
      documentation prior to the termination or substitution of the EBE subcontractor to the BOC. This will
      include any changes to items of work, materials, services, or EBE firms that differ from those
      identified on its Successful Subcontractor Participation Plan (A-3) and the Intent to Perform (A-4)
      forms previously submitted by the prime contractor, approved and on file. The Prime Contractor must
      provide any and all documentation and information as may be required with respect to the requested
      change.

      This provision applies to all change orders, amendments, and/or modifications under this contract. The
      Contractor will be required to comply with this provision to the extent needed to achieve the EBE
      goals agreed to at the time of contract award. The Prime Contractor’s documentation shall include the
      specific reasons for the proposed change. After careful review, the BOC will approve or deny the
      change.
                 1.    If approved the Prime Contractor must make a good faith effort to replace one EBE
                            with another EBE. The substitute EBE firm must be registered in accordance
                            with the Business Opportunity Program in order for the Prime Contractor to
                            receive credit toward fulfilling its EBE participation goal for the contract. In the
                            event that the Contractor is unable to contract with another EBE firm, good faith
                            effort documentation must be provided to the BOC describing the unsuccessful
                            attempts to locate a substitute EBE. In all situations, the Contractor may not
                            terminate or substitute an EBE subcontractor without the prior written
                            consent of the BOC.

                 2.    When an EBE substitute has been identified, the Contractor should provide, in
                          writing, the name, address, phone, and principal contact of the proposed EBE
                          firm. The Prime Contractor must submit a revised Summary of Successful
                          Subcontractors as well as a copy of the executed subcontract agreement with the
                          proposed EBE firm to the BOC within three (3) business days of its receipt of
                          the substitution approval. The substitute EBE should not begin working until the
                          executed subcontract agreement has been received and acknowledged by the
                          BOC.

      If the Prime Contractor does not comply with this provision, the District may elect to apply contract
      remedies as defined in the Business Opportunity Program or other contract remedies, as appropriate.

1.8   EBE PAYMENT COMPLIANCE REPORT AND AUDITS
      A.    During the performance of any resulting contract and for a period of up to three
                 (3) years following completion of the contract work the District may
                 initiate reviews for compliance with the requirements of the District's
                 Business Opportunity Program and the successful Contractor’s Successful
                 Subcontractor Participation Plan. Such reviews may involve, but not be
          limited to; the review of monthly invoices, the EBE Payment Compliance
          Report (B-1) forms, desk and/or field audits.

B.   In conjunction with the submission of the invoice or each request for a progress
          payment under this contract, the Contractor shall provide on the completed
          EBE Payment Compliance Report (B-1) form a breakdown of the amounts
          paid to date to EBEs identified by the Contractor to participate on this
          Contract with copies of cancelled checks for all payments made to EBE
          firms during that report period. As provided elsewhere in this Contract,
          the District may withhold all or part of any progress payment otherwise
          due the Contractor if the Contractor fails to submit the EBE Payment
          Compliance Report (B-1) form and/or make prompt payments, according
          to PPS procurement procedures to its subcontractors or suppliers, within
          14 days.

         1.       Any award resulting from this procurement competition shall be and is
                  conditioned upon the attainment of the aforesaid goals or the satisfactory
                  showing of good faith efforts to attain said goals.
         2.       If the prime contractor submits a request for a progress payment, and the District
                  honors it, all subcontractors must be compensated for work performed in
                  accordance with the prompt payment act.
         3.       Where a Contractor is found by the District to have failed to
                  comply with the requirements of the Business Opportunity
                  Program or the Contractor’s Successful Subcontractor Participation
                  Plan (A-3), the Contractor will be required to take corrective
                  action. If the offending Contractor does not promptly take
                  corrective action, sanctions may be imposed.
                     COVENANT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (A-1)


Know All Men By These Presents, that I/we, (              _______     ___________          ),
                                                           *Name(s)
(              __________________           ), (   ___                                     ),
    Title(s)                                       Name of Company


(hereinafter “Company”), in consideration of the privilege to submit Bids/Proposals on
contracts funded, in whole or in part, by the Board of Education of the Pittsburgh Public
Schools, hereby consents, covenants and agrees as follows:

(1) No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or otherwise
    discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin or gender in connection
    with any Bid/Proposal submitted to the Pittsburgh Public Schools or the performance of
    any contract resulting from;

(2) That it is and shall be the policy of this Company to provide equal opportunity to all
    business persons seeking to contact or otherwise interested in contracting with this
    Company, including various eligible business enterprises;

(3) In connection herewith, I/We acknowledge and warrant that this Company has been
    made aware of, understands and agrees to make good faith efforts to solicit EBEs to do
    business with this Company;

(4) That the Covenant of Non-Discrimination as made and set forth herein shall be
    continuing in nature and shall remain in full force and effect without interruption;

(5) That the Covenant of Non-Discrimination as made and set forth herein shall be and are
    hereby deemed to be made a part of, and incorporated by reference into, any contract
    or portion thereof which this Company may hereafter obtain; and

(6) That the failure of this Company to satisfactorily discharge any of the Covenant of Non-
    Discrimination as made and set forth herein shall constitute a material breach of
    contract entitling the Board to declare the contract in default and to exercise any and all
    applicable rights and remedies, including but not limited to, termination of the contract,
    suspension and debarment from future contracting opportunities, and withholding
    and/or forfeiture of compensation due on a contract.




(Authorized Company Representative Signature)                             Date

                 *Must be signed by the individual identified above.
                                                            EMPLOYMENT DATA FORM (A-2)

Employment at this establishment - Report all permanent full time or part-time employees including
apprentices and on-the job trainees. Enter the appropriate figures on all lines and in all columns.
Blank spaces will be considered as zeros.

                                                                                 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
                                      Overall                                  Male                                                      Female
                                      Totals              White      Black     Hispanic   Asian or    American     White       Black     Hispanic   Asian or   American
                                      Sum Of             (Not of    (Not of                Pacific    Indian or   (Not of     (Not of                Pacific   Indian or
      JOB CATEGORIES
                                       Col B             Hispanic   Hispanic              Islander     Alaskan    Hispanic    Hispanic              Islander    Alaskan
                                                          Origin)    Origin)                           Native      Origin)     Origin)                          Native
                                      Thru K
1.     Officials and
       Managers
2.     Professionals

3.     Technicians

4.     Sales Workers

5.     Office and Clerical

6.     Craft Workers
       (Skilled)
7.     Operatives (Semi
       Skilled)
8.     Laborers
       (Unskilled)
9.     Service Workers

10.    TOTAL

Total employment
reported in previous
report
1.     Date(s) of payroll period used:                                          2.   Does this establishment employ apprentices?
                                                                                     1.        Yes                                2.       No


             NOTE: The section below must be completed and signed by your company official
Name of person to contact regarding this report (Type or print)                             Title                            Signature                    Date

Address (Number and Street)                                                                              City and State                                 Zip Code

Telephone Number                                             Extension         Fax Number                            E-Mail Address




     The diversity of your workforce for each project awarded by the
     Pittsburgh Public School District should be representative of the
      diversity of the population of citizens in the City of Pittsburgh.




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                                                                  SUCCESSFUL SUB-CONTRACTOR PARTICIPATION PLAN (A-3)

Name of Prime Contractor                                                     Name of Project
Name of Contact                                                  Project/Contract #                      Total Bid $$$
PLEASE NOTE:   Please identify manufacturers, suppliers/distributors or brokers. Refer to the bid document to determine allowable percentages for participation.
                                                        Subcontractor A              Subcontractor B                       Subcontractor C                           Subcontractor D
Name of Subcontractor
(list all known subs)
Address


Contact Person, Title And
Phone Number

Scope of Work
(be as detailed as possible –
identify manufacturers,
brokers or suppliers)


EBE Type?
(MBE, WBE, DBE, SDB)
$$ Value of Work
Race/Gender of Owner
Age of Firm
Previous Year's Gross                           Less than $500K                Less than $500K                      Less than $500K                          Less than $500K
Receipts                                        $500K - $2 Million             $500K - $2 Million                   $500K - $2 Million                       $500K - $2 Million
                                                $2 Mill - $5 Million           $2 Mill - $5 Million                 $2 Mill - $5 Million                     $2 Mill - $5 Million
                                                Over $5 Million                Over $5 Million                      Over $5 Million                          Over $5 Million

                                                                                            Total $ to Sub-Contractors
                                                                                 Total $$$ to EBEs Sub-Contractors                                                    EBE Goal                 %


The undersigned will enter into formal agreement with the EBEs listed above for work in this schedule conditioned upon the award of a contract by the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS).
Duplicate this form to make copies for additional information. Please contact the Business Opportunity Coordinator at (412) 622-3628 or pcastleberry1@pghboe.net for any additional
information, which may be required.

            Signature of Prime Contractor Representative                       Phone Number                   Fax Number                      E-mail Address                            Date




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               LETTER OF INTENT TO PERFORM AS AN EBE SUBCONTRACTOR (A-4)
1.             Name of Participant ________________________________________________________________________.
2.             Name and Number of Solicitation/Bid/Proposal ___________________________________________________.
3.             The undersigned has a current certification and is in good standing. (See attached documentation).
4.             The undersigned is prepared to perform the following described work and/or supply the material listed in
               connection with the above project (where applicable specify "supply" or "install" or both): ________________
               _______________________________________________________________________________________
               and at the following cost $ _______________.

*With respect to the proposed subcontract described above, ________% of the dollar value of such subcontract will be
sublet and/or awarded to non-EBE contractors. Note: all listed EBE firms must be registered with the Pittsburgh Public
Schools’ Business Opportunity Program to qualify as an EBE contractor to meet the EBE goal.

                         *[NOTICE: If the EBE firm is not sub-subcontracting any of the work described above,
                                             a zero (0) must be shown in the blank above]

The undersigned is projecting completion of such work as follows:

  Type of Work and Items                                                       Work Hours           Amount to be           Projected Start and
                                                                                Involved               Paid                 Completion Date




___________________________ BY: ______________________________________ DATE: _____/_____/_____
       (Name of EBE Firm)                                         (Signature of Owner, President or Authorized Agent )

       PHONE: ___________________                                 _____________________________________________________________
                                                                  (Print - Name of Signature of Owner, President or Authorized Agent of EBE firm)


DECLARATION OF PRIME CONTRACTOR

I HEREBY DECLARE AND AFFIRM that I am the ________________________________________ and a duly authorized
                                                                                (Title of Declarant)
representative of _____________________________________________________ to make this declaration and that I
                                              (Name of Prime Contractor)
have personally reviewed the material and facts set forth in this Intent to Perform form. To the best of my knowledge,
information and belief, the facts and representations contained in this form are true, the owner or authorized agent of
the EBE firm signed this form in the place indicated, and no material facts have been omitted.

Except as authorized, the undersigned will enter into a formal agreement with the listed EBE firm for work as indicated
by this form before receipt of the contract executed by the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The undersigned will provide the
PPS’s Business Opportunity Coordinator a copy of that executed sub-contract agreement or purchase agreement.

This Participant has designated the following person as their EBE point of contact:

_______________________________________ _________________ _______________ _____________________
       (Name-Please Print)                 (Phone)              (Fax)          (Email)

Any person [entity] who makes a false or fraudulent statement in connection with participation of a Pittsburgh Public
Schools program or otherwise violates applicable Federal statutes and may be referred to the Department of Justice for
prosecution.
______________________________            ___________________________________________ __________________
(Name of the Authorized Representative)      (Signature)                                           (Date




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                                                                  SUMMARY OF INTERESTED SUBCONTRACTORS/VENDORS (A-5)

Name of Prime Contractor                                                                     Project Name
Name of Contact                                                                    Project/Contract #                       Total Bid $$$
As part of our regular and customary practice in selecting subcontractors/vendors have personally contacted or solicited the following interested persons
or entities or were contacted by the following persons or entities:
                                                              Subcontractor A             Subcontractor B                    Subcontractor C                           Subcontractor D
Name of Subcontractor
(list all known subs)
Address


Contact Person, Title And
Phone Number

Type of subcontract
opportunity?

EBE Type?
(MBE, WBE, DBE, SDB)
$$ Value of Work
Information Requested?

Race/Gender of Owner
Age of Firm
Previous Year's Gross                           Less than $500K                 Less than $500K                   Less than $500K                          Less than $500K
Receipts                                        $500K - $2 Million              $500K - $2 Million                $500K - $2 Million                       $500K - $2 Million
                                                $2 Mill - $5 Million            $2 Mill - $5 Million              $2 Mill - $5 Million                     $2 Mill - $5 Million
                                                Over $5 Million                 Over $5 Million                   Over $5 Million                          Over $5 Million


The undersigned will enter into formal agreement with the EBEs listed above for work in this schedule conditioned upon the award of a contract by the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS).
Duplicate this form to make copies for additional information. Please contact the Business Opportunity Coordinator at (412) 622-3628 or pcastleberry1@pghboe.net for any additional
information, which may be required.

            Signature of Prime Contractor Representative                        Phone Number                Fax Number                      E-mail Address                            Date




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                                                   GOOD FAITH EFFORTS CHECKLIST (A-6


The Pittsburgh Public School System welcomes your participation in our procurement process
for services vital to the ongoing operations within our school district. Pursuant to the
requirements for Participants under the Business Opportunity Program, and in consideration of
the privilege to submit bids and/proposals on contracts funded, in whole or in part, by
Pittsburgh Public Schools, I/We, (________________________),
(_____________________),
                                              Name(s)                             Title(s)
(_______________________) attest that I/We have exercised the following good faith
               Name of Participant
efforts in addition to my/our regular and customary solicitation process:

               I/We have delivered written notice to at least three available certified EBEs for each
               potential subcontracting or supply category in the contract AND all potential
               subcontractors or vendors which requested information on the contract.

               I/We have provided all potential subcontractors or vendors with adequate information as
               to plans, specifications, relevant terms and conditions of the contract, bonding
               requirements, and the last date and time for receipt of price quotations.

               I/We have attended a special meeting called to inform businesses and individuals of
               subcontracting or supply opportunities.

               I/We have, in accordance with normal industry practices, divided the contract into
               economically feasible segments that can be performed by an EBE.

               I/We have provided a written explanation for rejection of any potential subcontractor or
               vendor to the Business Opportunity Coordinator, including the name of the firm
               proposed to be awarded the subcontract or supply agreement, where price
               competitiveness is not the reason for rejection.

               I/We have actively solicited, through sending letters or initiating personal contact, EBEs
               in all feasible and appropriate categories providing subcontracting opportunities for the
               contract under consideration.

               I/We have utilized the services of available community organizations and associations,
               contractors’ groups, and trade associations known to publicize contracting and
               procurement opportunities, for the purpose of obtaining assistance in the contacting and
               recruitment of EBEs for the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ contract under consideration.

                          I/We have advertised in publications of general circulation in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan
                   Statistical Area (“MSA”), trade publications and other media owned by, or otherwise focused
                   or marketed to EBEs, and the advertisement identifies and describes the specific subcontracting
                   or other opportunity in reasonable detail.

               I/We have conducted discussions with interested EBEs in good faith, and provided the
               same willingness to assist EBEs as has been extended to any other similarly situated
               subcontractor.


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Please identify below all subcontractors, suppliers, or a joint venture partner you invited to participate that declined
or you did not choose.

1. ____________________________ _____________________________ __________
             Name of Subcontractor/Vendor                                Address                                        Phone #
_____________________ ________________                                                   _______________ _____________
Name of Contact                                       Date of Offer to Participate       Bid Amount              Date Offer was Declined


Reasons Given for Declining _______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

2. ____________________________ _____________________________ __________
             Name of Subcontractor/Vendor                                Address                                        Phone #
_____________________ ________________                                                   _______________ _____________
Name of Contact                                       Date of Offer to Participate       Bid Amount              Date Offer was Declined


Reasons Given for Declining _______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

3. ____________________________ _____________________________ __________
             Name of Subcontractor/Vendor                                Address                                        Phone #
_____________________ ________________                                                   _______________ _____________
Name of Contact                                       Date of Offer to Participate       Bid Amount              Date Offer was Declined


Reasons Given for Declining _______________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

                         (Make additional copies to extend your list of contacts if needed)
I/We affix my/our signature to this document to attest that I/We have exercised the above-
indicated good faith efforts to promote EBE participation on the Contract under consideration
and to comply fully with the provisions of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Business Opportunity
Program.
__________________________________________                                           ______________________________
Printed Name of Company Official                                                     Date

_______________________________                                                      ______________________________
Signature                                                                            Title of Company Official

___________________________________                                                  _____________________________
Full Company Name                                                                    Mailing Address

_________________________                                                            __________________________________
Area Code/ Phone Number                                                              City, State, Zip

This form MUST be returned in your bid/proposal packet or the exact same information may be
       submitted on your company/firm letterhead. Failure to include this information will
                      DISQUALIFY your bid/proposal for consideration.


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                                                ELIGIBLE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (EBE) PAYMENT COMPLIANCE REPORT (B-1)

The Prime Contractor is required to submit the EBE Payment Compliance Report and its supporting documentation with every invoice or request for payment indicating the
payments made to the all EBEs for the designated time period. The completed EBE Payment Compliance Report and supporting information will be forwarded to the PPS,
Attn. Business Opportunity Coordinator, 341 S. Bellefield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone: (412) 622-3628, Fax: (412) 622-3638, E-mail pcastleberry1@pghboe.net
(1a) Invoice Number:                                                          (1b) Report No.

(1c) Reporting Period:                                                  From:                                           To:

                                                                                                 CONTRACT INFORMATION
(2) Contract No./Project No.                                                                    (3a) Contract Award Date                                    (3b) Scheduled Date of
                                                                                                                                                            Completion
(4) Original Contract Amount                                                                    (5) Title of Contract

(6) Assigned EBE Goal For This                                                                  (7) Committed EBE Goal for
Contract                                                                                        this contract
                                                                                           PRIME CONTRACTOR INFORMATION
(8a) Name                                                                                                     (8b) Address And Phone #

(9) Total Dollar Amount & Dates of                                                                                                                                         
Modifications/Change Orders to Date
(10) Current Contract                                                                  (11) Dollar Amount Paid to Date                                   (12) % of Contract
Amount                                                                                 to Prime by PPS                                                   Completed to Date
                                                                                                     EBE PARTICIPATION
(13)Name of EBE Firm(s)                                               (14) Amount    (15) Total             (16) Dollar       (17) Functions Performed                               (18) Amount of this
                                                                      Paid to each   Subcontract Amount     Amount Paid to    by EBE Firm                                            Invoice allocated to
                                                                      EBE THIS       for each EBE in this   each EBE                                                                 the EBE
                                                                      PERIOD         contract               TO DATE                                                                  Subcontractor




Signature and Title of Company Official                                                         Date Report Completed         Print Name and Phone Number of Individual Completing Report

                                                  Comments/Explanations - Please use the reverse side of this form or attach additional sheets.




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                               "HOW TO FILL OUT ELIGIBLE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (EBE)
                                          PAYMENT COMPLIANCE REPORT"

The Payment Compliance Report is to be filled out by                     Fill in dollar amount of any executed
the Prime Contractor and submitted with each invoice.                    modifications and or change orders to the
The instructions below correspond to each item on the                    original contract dollar amount agreed upon by
report. Please follow the instructions.                                  the PPS. Include dates those modifications
                                                                         were executed.
1a.          Invoice No.
                                                                   10.   Current Amended Contract Amount and
             Fill in the invoice number accompanying this
                                                                         Date
             report.
                                                                         Fill in dollar amount of original contract
1b.          Report No.                                                  plus/minus the dollar amount agreed upon at a
             Fill in the number of the report you are sending            later date as a result of contract modifications,
             in sequence. For example: If this is the                    if applicable. Include date modification was
             second invoice you are submitting, you are                  executed.
             sending in Report No. 2.
                                                                   11.   Total Amount Received to Date by Prime
1c.          Reporting Period                                            Fill in the dollar amount you have received
             This is to be filled in to state the period of time         from the PPS to-date.
             you are reporting. Example: From: April 1,
                                                                   12.   Percentage of the Contract Completed to
             1991 To: April 30, 1991.
                                                                         Date
2.           Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Contract                    Fill in the percentage of the work required by
             Number                                                      contract that has been completed to date.
             Fill in the contract number assigned to your
                                                                   13.   Name of EBE Firm Subcontractors
             project by the PPS.
                                                                         Name all EBE subcontractors. (Use additional
3a.          Date of Contract Award                                      sheets as necessary.)
             Fill in the date contract was executed by             14.   Dollar Amount Paid to each EBE This
             both you and the PPS.                                       Period and Date
                                                                         State the amount and date of payment made
3b.          Scheduled Date of Completion
                                                                         to each EBE subcontractor during this period.
             Fill in completion date of contract as written in
                                                                         Submit evidence of payment, i.e., cancelled
             contract.
                                                                         check, check register, PPS EBE verification
4.           Original Contract Amount                                    form etc.
             Fill in dollar amount of original contract agreed     15.   Subcontract Value (Dollars)
             upon by you and the PPS.
                                                                         State the committed dollar value to the EBE
5.           Title of Contract                                           subcontractor for the duration of the contract.
             Designate the name of contract that has been          16.   Total Amount Paid-to-Date (Dollars)
             awarded your company by PPS.
                                                                         Add all amounts paid to each EBE
6.           EBE Participation Goal                                      subcontractor to date.
             Fill in the percentage of the PPS established         17.   Description of Work
             EBE participation goal on the contract.
                                                                         State the work performed by the EBE
7.           Committed EBE Participation                                 subcontractor.
             Fill in the percentage of EBE participation you       18.   Amount of This Invoice Allocated to the
             committed to obtain in the contract.                        EBE Subcontractor
8a.          Contractor's Business Name                                  Fill in how much of this invoice will be paid to
             Fill in your company's name.                                each EBE subcontracto

8b.          Contractor's Address and Telephone
             Number
             Fill in your company's address and telephone
             number.

9.           Total Dollar Amount and Dates of Change
             Orders, Amendments, and/or Modifications
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                                                         SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH
                                                       PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF
                                                            SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY


                PURPOSE

                       The purpose of these Procedures is to specify to whom the Substance Abuse Policy of
                the School District of Pittsburgh applies and to ensure that the Substance Abuse Policy is
                implemented and enforced in a uniform manner throughout the School District of Pittsburgh
                (the District).


                APPLICABILITY

                      The Substance Abuse Policy of the District applies to Construction Contractors and
                other Independent Contractors, and their employees whose work with the District will include
                tasks that are considered high risk or safety sensitive or includes tasks that genuinely
                implicate public safety.


                DEFINITIONS

                Alcohol Test – a “for cause” only test for alcohol performed according to the National
                Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Model Specifications and Evidential Breath Testing
                Devices, 49 Federal Register 48855, dated December 14, 1984 (and any amendments thereto).
                For purposes of these procedures, the cut off level for alcohol shall be .04%.

                Appropriate Drug Test – a test for drugs that is performed according to the Department of
                Health and Human Services Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing
                Program, 53 Federal Register 11970, April 11, 1988 (and any amendments thereto).

                Certificate of Compliance – a notarized Certificate executed by the Contractor and submitted
                to the School District’s Compliance Officer declaring that the Contractor has read and
                understands the Substance Abuse Policy of the District and will allow only those employees
                who have passed an appropriate drug test to work on District projects.

                Contractor – a Construction Contractor or an Independent Contractor.

                Contractor’s Substance Abuse Testing Program – the Pre-Access Testing Program and/or “for
                cause” testing program established, administered and enforced by the Contractor pursuant to
                Paragraphs 2 & 3 of the District’s Substance Abuse Policy. Such a program may include a
                rehabilitation component through a facility that has been accredited through the Joint
                Committee on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.




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                Employee – a Subcontractor or an employee of a Construction Contractor or an Independent
                Contractor.

                High Risk or Safety Sensitive Tasks – functions that include, but are not limited to:
                1) duties related to construction on District property, including tasks performed by
                ironworkers, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters and those engaged in HVAC (heating,
                cooling, ventilation and air conditioning) work; 2) tasks that include the operation of all kinds
                of equipment and machinery; 3) the operation of vehicles that require the operator to hold a
                CDL (Commercial Driver’s License); and 4) any type of work that requires an individual to
                climb or use any type of scaffolding, lifts, or ladders or would require an individual to work at
                a substantial height.

                Pre-Access Testing Program – the portion of the Contractor’s Substance Abuse Testing
                Program that requires a drug test to be performed on an employee and passed prior to
                allowing an employee access to District workplaces.

                Random Testing – a drug testing program implemented and managed by a Third Party
                Administrator, at a cost to the Contractor, whereby participants are selected by social security
                number from the total program participation. Participants are selected by utilizing a computer
                with a number generating software program. Twenty-five percent (25%) of the total program
                participation will be randomly tested. A participant may be tested more than once.

                Substance Abuse – the use of drugs or alcohol at the workplace.

                Testing “for cause” – alcohol testing necessitated by observed behavior indicating that the
                employee may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and/or the involvement by the
                employee in, or cause of an accident which causes or could have caused injury to the
                employee or another individual, or which causes or could have caused destruction or damage
                to the District’s property.

                Third Party Administrator – the entity that will validate Contractor’s Substance Abuse Testing
                Program and will implement and manage a random testing program and develop/maintain a
                database for the District.


                PROCEDURES

             1.           It is the policy of the School District of Pittsburgh, consistent with applicable laws and
                          regulations to prohibit the use of illegal drugs and the use of alcohol at the workplace
                          and to require that all Construction Contractors and other Independent Contractors
                          certify that their employees engaged in the type of work covered by this policy have
                          passed an appropriate drug test.




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             2.           Prior to the bidding process for each contract subject to this policy, it shall be the
                          duty of the Director of the Division or Administrator soliciting the bid to determine if
                          any of the work of the contract is considered high risk, safety sensitive or considered to
                          genuinely implicate public safety and if so must include the School District of
                          Pittsburgh’s Substance Abuse Policy and Certification Form in the Bid Documents.

             3.           During the negotiation process for each personal services contract subject to this
                          Policy, it shall be the duty of the Director of the Division or Administrator to determine
                          if any of the work of the contract is considered high risk, safety sensitive or considered
                          to genuinely implicate public safety and if so must provide the School District of
                          Pittsburgh’s Substance Abuse Policy and Certification Form to the individual who will
                          execute the contract.

             4.           The list of high risk or safety sensitive tasks or tasks that genuinely
                          implicate public safety are listed in the definition of this policy however, the list is not
                          exclusive. Such list shall be reviewed by the Chief of Operations and/or his designee
                          prior to the commencement of the policy. Such list shall be periodically reviewed in
                          order to determine if additional tasks should be added to the list.

             5.           Certificates of Compliance shall be directed to the District’s Compliance Officer.
                          Such certificates will be maintained on file for one year beyond job completion in the
                          office of the Compliance Officer. Certificates of Compliance will be required for each
                          contract with the School District of Pittsburgh to which these guidelines apply.

             6.           Any Construction Contractor, Independent Contractor or employee of same who
                          observes behavior indicating that another person to whom this policy applies may be
                          under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall immediately report such behavior to the
                          District’s Compliance Officer or the Office of the Chief of Staff at 412-622-3633.

             7.           Any Construction Contractor or Independent Contractor who violates this policy or its
                          reporting requirements shall cause its contract with the District to be immediately
                          terminated, and any employee who violates same shall immediately be removed from
                          such project.

             8.           The School District of Pittsburgh and/or its designee maintains the absolute right to
                          examine and review from time to time, any and all records related to the Contractor’s
                          Substance Abuse Program.




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                                                         CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE
                                                            SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY OF THE
                                                           SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH



                          I, _________________________, do hereby certify that I have read and understand the

                Substance Abuse Policy of the School District of Pittsburgh, and have supplied a copy of same to

                my employees and/or subcontractors. I also declare that my employees and/or subcontractors and

                their employees who will be performing tasks that are high risk, safety sensitive or genuinely

                implicate public safety, have passed an appropriate test for substance abuse prior to being

                permitted access to the School District of Pittsburgh’s workplaces.

                                                                                             NOTARY PUBLIC



                BY: ______________________________                                        _______________________
                    Print Name of Company

                          _____________________________
                          Print Title of Representative
                                                                                          _______________________
                          _____________________________                                                  Date
                          Telephone Number of Representative




                                                APPROVED BY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH
                                                          COMPLIANCE OFFICER


                                                                   ____________________________
                                                                  Compliance Officer or Chief of Staff

                                                                  ______________________________
                                                                            Date


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                                          INSTRUCTIONS FOR CERTIFICATION REGARDING
                                 DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, INELIGIBILITY AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION-
                                              LOWER TIER COVERED TRANSACTIONS

1. By signing and submitting this form, the prospective lower tier participant is providing the certification set out on the following
page in accordance with these instructions.

2. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was
entered into. If it is later determined that the prospective lower tier participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in
addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with which this transaction originated may
pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.

3. The prospective lower tier participant shall provide immediate written notice to the person to which this proposal is submitted if
at any time the prospective lower tier participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous
by reason of changed circumstances.

4. The terms “covered transaction”, “debarred”, “suspended”, “ineligible”, “lower tier covered transaction”, “participant”, “person”,
“primary covered transaction”, “principal”, “proposal” and “voluntarily excluded”, as used in this clause, have the meanings set out in
the Definitions and Coverage sections of rules implementing Executive Order 12549. You may contact the person to which this
proposal is submitted for assistance in obtaining a copy of those regulations.

5. The prospective lower tier participant agrees by submitting this form that, should the proposed covered transaction be entered
into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier covered transaction with a person who is debarred, suspended, declared ineligible,
or voluntarily excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the department or agency with which this
transaction originated.

6. The prospective lower tier participant further agrees by submitting this form that it will include in this clause titled “Certification
Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion, - Lower Tier Covered Transactions”, without modification,
in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.

7. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction
that it is not debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from the covered transaction, unless it knows that the certification
is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals, each
participant may, but is not required to, check the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement or Nonprocurement Programs.


8. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good
faith the Certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is
normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings.


9. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 5 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly
enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is suspended, debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from
participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with
which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.




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                                                                  CERTIFICATION
                       REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, INELIGIBILITY AND VOLUNTARY EXCLUSION
                                        -LOWER TIER COVERED TRANSACTIONS


    This certification is required by the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, encoded at 29
CFR Part 98, 98.510, participants responsibilities. The regulations were published as Part VII of the May 26, 1988 Federal Register
{Pages 19160-19211}.


      {BEFORE COMPLETING CERTIFICATION, READ ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS WHICH ARE AN INTEGRAL PART
      OF THE CERTIFICATION}.

(1) The prospective recipient of federal assistance funds certifies, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals are
presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this
transaction by any federal department or agency.

(2) Where the prospective recipient of federal assistance funds is unable to certify to any of the statements in this Certification, such
prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.




NAME OF ORGANIZATION ____________________________________________________________________

AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE _____________________________________TITLE ___________________

SIGNATURE _____________________________________________________ Date _______________________




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                                                            The Board of Public Education                     INQUIRY NUMBER            8304
                                                           of the School District of Pittsburgh                  SHEET NUMBER          23 OF 27
                                                                  Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                                                                                    Articles                                             Price
                                                                             SPECIFICATIONS

                                                                                     FOR

                                                                        LANDSCAPING EQUPMENT

                                                                                      AT

                                                                            VARIOUS SCHOOLS

                                  THE PRICE BID ON THIS INQUIRY MUST BE A TOTAL PRICE TO THE BOARD
                                  OF PUBLIC EDUCATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH AND
                                  SHALL INCLUDE ALL COSTS RELATED TO THE FURNISHING, DELIVERY AND
                                  INSTALLATION OF THE SPECIFIED EQUIPMENT AND INCIDENTALS THERETO;
                                  ALL “IN PLACE” AND MADE READY TO USE.

                                  ANY QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS BID SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO:

                                                                               KEVIN BOSLE

                                                                  THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
                                                                   SERVICE CENTER-UPPER LEVEL
                                                                        1305 MURIEL STREET
                                                                       PITTSBURGH, PA 15203

                                                                          PHONE: (412) 488-5145

                                                                      NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

                                  THE PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
                                  EDUCATION INSTITUTION AND WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS
                                  OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX OR HANDICAP IN ITS ACTIVITIES,
                                  PROGRAMS OR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AS REQUIRED BY TITLE VI,
                                  TITLE IX AND SECTION 504.

                                  FOR INFORMATION REGARDING CIVIL RIGHTS OR GRIEVANCE
                                  PROCEDURES CONTACT: CONTRACT COMPLIANCE OFFICE.
                                  PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOL, 341 SOUTH BELLEFIELD AVENUE,
                                  PITTSBURGH, PA 15213, (412) 622-3628.

We, the undersigned, hereby propose and agree to furnish to the Board of Public Education any or all of the items that we have priced, at
the prices set opposite each item in the foregoing list. This proposal is subject to all terms of the specifications, bid conditions and
instructions herein, and we hereby agree to furnish such item or items as may be awarded to us. This bid document is null and void without
an original signature of a person properly authorized to sign for the company submitting the bid.

                                                                                         Company Name

                                                                                         Sign Here
                                                                                                         Original Signature Required

                                                                                         Telephone No.

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                                                                  The Board of Public Education                        INQUIRY NUMBER           8304
                                                                  of the School District of Pittsburgh                   SHEET NUMBER          24 OF 27
                                                                        Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                                                                                          Articles                                              Price
ITEM NUMBER                               LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT

1.                                        4            EACH             FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MID SIZE TRACTOR TO MEET
                                                                        THE ATTACHED SPECIFICATIONS. EQUAL TO A NEW
                                                                        HOLLAND TC33DA

                                          MFG. ____________________ MFG. # ____________________ PRICE EACH                                $ ___________

2.                                        4            EACH             GRAVELY PROFESSIONAL TWO WHEEL TRACTOR
                                                                        MODEL #985114 OR APPROVED EQUAL. 16 HP BRIGGS
                                                                        AND STRATTON VANGUARD ELECTRIC START TWIN
                                                                        CYLINDER ENGINE. FOUR SPEEDS WITH POWER
                                                                        STEERING. #785003 (PAIR) WHEEL AND TIRE
                                                                        ASSEMBLIES. #885003, 40” TWO BLADE MOWER.
                                                                        #885015, 44” POWER BRUSH WITH #785023
                                                                        COMPLETING KIT. #833007, 32” SNOW BLOWER.
                                                                        #885014, 48” SNOW BLADE WITH #785019 HITCH KIT.
                                                                        #785029 QUICK HITCH PIN KIT. WITH ALL APPLICABLE
                                                                        WARRANTIES AND SAFETY STANDARDS

                                          MFG. _____________________ MFG. # ____________________ PRICE EACH                               $ ___________

3.                                        3            EACH             HONDA EB5000 XKIA OR APPROVED EQUAL.
                                                                        COMMERCIAL GRADE 5,000 WATT OUTPUT PORTABLE
                                                                        GENERATOR, AUTOMATIC VOLTAGE REGULATOR,
                                                                        GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER/NEUTRAL
                                                                        BONDED ON ALL RECEPTABLES. WITH ALL
                                                                        APPLICABLE WARRANTIES

                                          MFG. _____________________ MFG. # ____________________ PRICE EACH                               $ ___________

4.                                        4            EACH             TORO 18” 1 HP GASOLINE ENGINE TRIMMER WITH
                                                                        8” BRUSHCUTTER OR APPROVED EQUAL, WITH ALL
                                                                        APPLICABLE WARRANTIES

                                          MFG. _____________________ MFG. # ____________________ PRICE EACH                               $ ___________




     We, the undersigned, hereby propose and agree to furnish to the Board of Public Education any or all of the items that we have priced, at
     the prices set opposite each item in the foregoing list. This proposal is subject to all terms of the specifications, bid conditions and
     instructions herein, and we hereby agree to furnish such item or items as may be awarded to us. This bid document is null and void without
     an original signature of a person properly authorized to sign for the company submitting the bid.

                                                                                              Company Name

                                                                                              Sign Here
                                                                                                                 Original Signature Required

                                                                                              Telephone No. ___________________________________________


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                                                                                                    Inquiry Number 8304
                                                                                                   Sheet Number 25 of 27


                                                                     ITEM NO. 1

                                                                SPECIFICATIONS FOR
                                                         FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MID SIZE TRACTOR

             MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS                                               ALTERNATE
                                                                                  SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL:
ALL PURPOSE DIESEL TRACTOR MUST BE A CURRENT YEAR PRODUCTION MODEL. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. EQUAL
TO A NEW HOLLAND TC33DA _____________________________________________________________________

WARRANTY:
     MUST HAVE A 24 MONTH FULL WARRANTY ON ALL COMPONENTS AND A 36 MONTH
     POWER TRAIN WARRANTY ______________________________________________________________________

SAFETY:
      SOFT SIDE CAB WITH A FOLD DOWN ROPS ________________________________________________________
      SAFETY START SYSTEM WITH OPERATOR PRESCENCE SWITCH _____________________________________
      STROBE TYPE BEACON LIGHT ____________________________________________________________________
      BACK UP ALARM ________________________________________________________________________________

ENGINE:
      3 CYLINDER, 33HP, 91 CUBIC INCH DIESEL ENGINE, WATER COOLED WITH NON-EITHER TYPE COLD
      START AID. MUST HAVE LOW OIL LEVEL SHUT OFF ________________________________________________

TRANSMISSION:
     HYDROSTATIC 3 SPEED FOUR WHEEL DRIVE ______________________________________________________

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM:
     HYDRAULIC PUMP MUST BE 7.6 GPM _____________________________________________________________
     POWER STEERING _______________________________________________________________________________
     DELUX 3 POINT HITCH LIFT WITH 1635 LB. CAPACITY ______________________________________________
     INDEPENDENT PTO WITH FLIP UP SAFETY SHIELD _________________________________________________

TIRES:
             FRONT 25 X 8.5 X 14 INDUSTRIAL TIRE ____________________________________________________________
             REAR 15 X 19.5 INDUSTRIAL TIRE _________________________________________________________________

MID MOUNT MOWER:
      MOWER TO BE EQUAL TO A 914 NEW HOLLAND ____________________________________________________
      CUTTING WIDTH 72” OVERALL WIDTH 91.5 _________________________________________________________
      PTO DRIVEN-3 BLADES ____________________________________________________________________________
      ALL COMPONENTS TO MOUNT MUST BE INCLUDED _________________________________________________

FRONT SNOW BLADE:
      BLADE MUST BE AT LEAST 72” ____________________________________________________________________
      MUST BE QUICK ATTACH TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT TOOLS ________________________________________
      BLADE MUST HAVE 6” RUBBER CUTTING EDGE _____________________________________________________




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                                                            The Board of Public Education                     INQUIRY NUMBER            8304
                                                           of the School District of Pittsburgh                  SHEET NUMBER          26 OF 27
                                                                  Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                                                                                   Articles                                             Price
                                  ADDITIONAL BID CONDITIONS

                                  1.           PURCHASE ORDERS WILL BE ISSUED APPROXIMATELY
                                               JUNE 24, 2004.

                                  2.           BEST POSSIBLE DELIVERY A.R.O.

                                               _________________________________

                                  3.           PRICES BID MUST BE VALID FOR A MINIMUM OF NINETY (90) DAYS
                                               FROM OPENING.

                                  4.           THE BOARD OF PUBLIC EDUCATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO
                                               INCREASE THE QUANTITIES ORDERED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE
                                               OF PURCHASE ORDERS.

                                  5.           EQUIPMENT OFFERED AS EQUIVALENT TO ITEMS SPECIFIED IN
                                               THIS INQUIRY, MUST INCLUDE COMPLETE SET OF SPECIFICATIONS
                                               AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTATION FOR EVALUATION BY THE
                                               BOARD OF EDUCATION.

                                  6.           EVALUATION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR REJECTION OF EQUIPMENT
                                               OFFERED AS EQUIVALENT TO THAT SPECIFIED WILL BE ACCOM-
                                               PLISHED BY PLANT OPERATIONS AND GENERAL SERVICES. THE
                                               DECISION REACHED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN THIS
                                               REGARD WILL BE FINAL AND NON-NEGOTIABLE.

                                  7.           SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST SHOW EVIDENCE HE/SHE MAINTAINS A
                                               FULL SERVICE REPAIR FACILITY WITHIN ALLEGHENY COUNTY OR
                                               PROVIDE ON A SEPARATE SHEET THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE
                                               REPAIR FACILITY IN THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA AREA THAT
                                               WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE REPAIR SERVICE.




We, the undersigned, hereby propose and agree to furnish to the Board of Public Education any or all of the items that we have priced, at
the prices set opposite each item in the foregoing list. This proposal is subject to all terms of the specifications, bid conditions and
instructions herein, and we hereby agree to furnish such item or items as may be awarded to us. This bid document is null and void without
an original signature of a person properly authorized to sign for the company submitting the bid.

                                                                                         Company Name

                                                                                         Sign Here
                                                                                                         Original Signature Required

                                                                                         Telephone No.

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                                                                  The Board of Public Education                       INQUIRY NUMBER           8304
                                                                  of the School District of Pittsburgh                  SHEET NUMBER          27 OF 27
                                                                        Pittsburgh, PA 15213
                                                                                   Articles                                                   Price
                             ADDITIONAL BID CONDITIONS

                             8.           ALL EQUIPMENT TO BE TRADED-IN WILL BE TRADED-IN “AS IS”
                                          CONDITION WITH NO GUARANTEE THAT IT IS OPERATIONAL.

                             9.           BID PRICE MUST INCLUDE DELIVERY AND SET-UP COSTS.

                             10.          BID PRICE MUST INCLUDE A FULL DEMONSTRATION FOR BOARD
                                          OF EDUCATION PERSONNEL.




          We, the undersigned, hereby propose and agree to furnish to the Board of Public Education any or all of the items that we
          have priced, at the prices set opposite each item in the foregoing list. This proposal is subject to all terms of the specifications,
          bid conditions and instructions herein, and we hereby agree to furnish such item or items as may be awarded to us. This bid
          document is null and void without an original signature of a person properly authorized to sign for the company submitting
          the bid.

                                                                                              Company Name

                                                                                              Sign Here
                                                                                                                Original Signature Required

                                                                                              Telephone No. ___________________________________________


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