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					   REQUEST FOR QUOTATION




PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES


               FOR


    SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY
       SCHOOL DISTRICT
       1170 CHESS DRIVE
     FOSTER CITY, CA 94404




      SEPTEMBER 19, 2008


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                          TABLE OF CONTENTS




Notice to Bidders ..……………………………………………………………...……...………….…….3


Schedule of Events and Background ……………………………………...……...…………………..4


General Instructions, Terms and Conditions ….………………………….……..……………………8


Proposal Questionnaire: Attachment A ……...………………………………..……………………17


Transportation Routes and School Bell Data: Attachment B ….………………………....……….30


Cost Proposal: Attachment C ……………..….………………………….……..……………………46




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                                      NOTICE TO BIDDERS

RE:     Pupil Transportation Services for the San Mateo-Foster City School District

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Mateo-Foster City School District hereby invites and will
receive sealed bid quotations from interested and qualified Bidders for furnishing Pupil Transportation
Services, beginning student transportation on January 5th, 2009. Preparation, planning, route
confirmation, vehicle transition must be in place by Friday, January 2, 2009.

Each Request (RFQ) submittal must contain a completed Proposal Form Price Schedule (cost proposal),
a completed Proposal Questionnaire, and any proposed modifications to the Contractual Agreement for
furnishing Pupil Transportation Services, and a bid bond.

A mandatory pre-bid conference is required. This conference will be held at 10:00 AM, October 27,
2008, at 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. Bidders failing to attend this conference will have
their quotations rejected and returned unopened.

Please contact the Business Office at the San Mateo-Foster City School District, 1170 Chess Drive,
Foster City, CA, (650) 312-7700, for copies of the bid package and information on the correct bidding
procedure. All questions pertaining to the bid should be emailed to:
SMFC-Bids@smfc.k12.ca.us. Please email all questions prior to October 20, 2008. Answer to all
questions will be posted on the District’s website (www.smfc.k12.ca.us).

Said sealed quotations should be delivered to the San Mateo-Foster City School District, 1170 Chess
Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. The envelope containing the sealed RFQ should be clearly marked:

                              “PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BID”

                                         ATTN: Business Office

Said sealed quotations must be received by the San Mateo-Foster City School District no later than 10:00
AM on Monday, November 10, 2008. The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right to
reject any and all quotations and to waive any informality, technical defect or clerical error in any RFQ, as
the interest of the San Mateo-Foster City School District may require. Any bidder may withdraw his or her
quotation, either personally or by written request, at any time prior to the scheduled closing time for
receipt of quotations.


SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT




By _____________________________________
Micaela Ochoa
Chief Business Official



Published:
September 19, 2008




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                    REQUEST FOR QUOTATION




                    - Pupil Transportation Services –

                  San Mateo-Foster City School District
                           1170 Chess Drive
                         Foster City, CA 94404



                    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

1. Bid Release Date                           September 19, 2008

2. Published in Newspaper                     September 23, 2008
                                              September 24, 2008
                                              October 1, 2008
3. Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference               October 27, 2008
                                              10:00 AM

4. Bid Due Date                               November 10, 2008
                                              10:00 AM

5. Contract Start Date (Service Start Date)   January 5, 2008




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STATEMENT OF INTENT
The San Mateo-Foster City School District is issuing this Request for Quotation (RFQ) from interested
and qualified Bidders for furnishing Pupil Transportation Services. It is the intent of the San Mateo-Foster
City School District to enter into a five (5) year contractual agreement.

Each bid submittal must contain a completed Proposal Form Price Schedule (Cost Proposal), a
completed Proposal Questionnaire, a Bid Bond, and any proposed modifications to the Contractual
Agreement for furnishing Pupil Transportation Services.

CURRENT ENVIRONMENT
The San Mateo-Foster City School District (District) was established in 1948 under the laws of the State
of California. The District operates under a locally-elected five member Board form of government and
provides educational services to grades K-8 as mandated by the State and/or Federal agencies. The
District operates sixteen (16) elementary schools, four (4) middle schools, - one before and after school
Children Annex and one community day school program. The District experienced a decline in
enrollment from 2000 to 2005. However, from October 2005 to the present, the District’s enrollment has
increased. The increase is expected to continue. The District’s demographer projects the 2008-09
enrollment to be approximately 10,247.

The District currently owns the buses in which students are transported. The selected vendor is expected
to use and house these buses for transportation services provided for District students.

MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE
A mandatory pre-bid conference is required. This conference will be held on 10:00 AM, October 27,
2008, at 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404. Bidders not present will have their RFQ
submittal rejected and returned unopened.

PROPOSAL QUESTIONNAIRE – ATTACHMENT A
A completed Proposal Questionnaire must accompany the RFQ submittal. The information provided by
the Bidder will be used to evaluate the qualifications of the Bidder 1 to perform the work and services as
specified in these documents. The Proposal Questionnaire must be filled out accurately and completely.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
This RFQ is being advertised, emailed to known potential Bidders, and published on the District’s
website.

DELIVERY OF RFQ’S
SEALED quotations must be received by the San Mateo-Foster City School District no later than 10:00
a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2008.

Quotations are to be delivered to:

                                 San Mateo-Foster City School District
                                          1170 Chess Drive
                                        Foster City, CA 94404

                                       Attention: Business Office

             ENVELOPES CONTAINING QUOTATIONS SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED
                              “PUPIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES BID”




1
 Note: reference in this document to “Bidder” is intended—as appropriate within the context—to apply to
a bidding entity even after selected as a Contractor.

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WITHDRAWAL OF QUOTATION
Any Bidder may withdraw his or her quotation, either personally or by written request, at any time prior to
the scheduled closing time for receipt of quotations. A successful Bidder shall not be relieved of the
quotation submitted without the County Superintendent’s consent or Bidder’s Recourse to Public Contract
Code Section 5100 et. seq.

DETERMINATION OF AWARD
The District is under no obligation to accept the lowest quote rendered. The District Board of Trustees
will award the bid to the lowest responsible Bidder who best satisfies the terms, bid specifications, and
conditions contained in the RFQ, and the pupil transportation requirements of the San Mateo-Foster City
School District.

RESERVATIONS
The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any
informality, technical defect, or clerical error in this RFQ, as the interests of the San Mateo-Foster City
School District may require. The District reserves the right to reject responses to the RFQ submitted by
any Bidder, who in the District’s opinion has previously failed to perform satisfactorily when providing
services of a similar nature being requested in this RFQ.

INTERIM QUESTIONS DURING BID PREPARATION PERIOD
During the quotation preparation period, interested parties are to address technical questions in writing to:

                                 Bryan Wakefield, Buyer
                                 E-mail: SMFC-Bids@smfc.k12.ca.us


BID BOND
A bid bond in the amount of $100,000 (one hundred thousand dollars) shall be required with each sealed
bid submittal. The bid security received by the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be returned
within ten days for all proposals rejected by the San Mateo-Foster City School District. The bid security
for a proposal under consideration by the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be returned within 90
days following the opening of proposals.

The cashier’s check or surety bond shall be given as a guarantee that the Bidder will enter into the
contract if awarded the work, and in the case of refusal or failure to enter into the contract within ten (10)
calendar days after notification of the award of the contract, shall have the right to award to another
Bidder. If the bidder fails or refuses to enter into a contract in a timely manner, the San Mateo-Foster City
School District reserves the right to declare the bid bond forfeited and to pursue all other remedies in law
or equity to such breach including, but not limited to, seeking recovery of damages for breach of contract.
Failure to provide bid security, or bid security in the proper amount, may result in rejection of the bid.

If a proposal is accepted by the San Mateo-Foster City School District and a contract offered pursuant to
the terms of the RFQ and bid submittal, but the Bidder does not execute a contract within ten days from
the date of offer of a contract, the San Mateo-Foster City School District may declare such Bidder’s bid
security forfeited to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

PERFORMANCE BOND
The successful Bidder, simultaneously with the award of the contract, shall be required to submit a surety
bond in an amount of $500,000 (five hundred thousand dollars) to secure faithful performance of the
maximum contract amount. A Bidder’s failure to submit the surety bond requested may result in rejection
of the RFQ submittal.




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DELIVERY DATE
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the San Mateo-Foster City School District intends to have pupil
transportation services fully operational by the contract starting date of January 5, 2009.

SALES TAX
Sales tax should not be included in any RFQ bid submittal amounts. However, any items that will be
taxed must be noted.

MANUFACTURER NAMES
The use of the name of a manufacturer or any special brand, make, or model or trademark name in
describing any item in this RFQ does not restrict Bidders to that manufacturer or specific article. They are
being used to indicate the quality and utility of the article described, but the items on which the quotations
are submitted must in all cases be equal to or exceed in quality and utility to those referred.

RFQ NEGOTIATIONS
A bid response to any specific item of this RFQ with the terms such as: “negotiable,” “will negotiate,” or
similar words or phrases will be considered as non-compliance with that specific item.

INVOICE PAYMENTS
Payments for services under the contract shall be made after service is completed. A Billing
Computation will be completed by the San Mateo-Foster City School District by the 10th of the month
in order for payment by the end of the month. The District makes electronic commerce, and bidders
are asked to specify if they accept VISA payments.

REQUEST FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER / SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
As a condition of submitting a proposal and accepting an award of contract with the San Mateo-Foster
City School District, each Bidder must provide documentation of its Federal Employer Identification
Number (e.g., IRS Form W-9). A corporation must furnish a certificate attesting to the existence of the
corporation and the authority of officers to sign contracts and other documents.




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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS


TERMS AND CONDITIONS


A.   USE OF DISTRICT DOCUMENTS
     Bid submittals must be made on forms or in the format provided in this RFQ. The reproduction of
     said documents is permitted so long as reproduced copies are exactly the same in size, format
     and content as the forms prepared by the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Any proposal
     submitted in altered form may result in rejection of such proposal at the option of the San Mateo-
     Foster City School District. Three (3) sets of the Bidder’s bid (one original and two copies)
     must be submitted.

     The San Mateo-Foster City School District RFQ proposal documents include:

     a.      Statement of Intent
     b.      General Instructions
     c.      Proposal Questionnaire (Attachment A)
     d.      Transportation Data (Attachment B)
     e.      Proposal Form Price Schedule – Cost Proposal, including a proposed school bus
             inventory (Attachment C)
     f.      Agreement for Furnishing Pupil Transportation Services (Attachment D)


B.   INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS
     1.    Each Bidder receiving RFQ forms prepared by the San Mateo-Foster City School District
           is responsible for inspection of said documents, for missing or illegible pages, or other
           indication of incomplete information provided to the Bidder.

     2.      The failure or neglect of any Bidder to receive or examine any contract document, form,
             instrument, addendum, or other document shall in no way relieve any Bidder from
             obligations with respect to its proposal. The submittal of a proposal shall be taken as
             prima facie evidence of compliance with this section.

     3.      Receipt of addenda to the proposal documents by a Bidder must be acknowledged on
             the proposal or by letter, e-mail, or telegram received before the time bids are due.


C.   RFQ SUBMITTAL PACKAGE
     1.    Each Bidder must submit three (3) sets (one original and two copies) of the bid proposal
           package in the format prescribed herein. A complete package must include all of the
           following documents:

             a.      Proposal Form Price Schedule
             b.      Proposal Bid Bond
             c.      Proposal Questionnaire (Attachment A)
             d.      Proposed Changes to the Agreement (if the proposed changes are submitted,
                     the San Mateo-Foster City School District will assume that the Bidder is
                     committed to providing service exactly as described within the Agreement as it is
                     written).

     2.      The right is reserved, as the interests of the San Mateo-Foster City School District may
             require, to revise or amend the specifications prior to the date set for submittal of
             proposals. Such revisions and amendments, if any, will be announced by an addendum
             or addenda to this Request for Quotation. If the revisions and amendments are of a

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             nature which require material changes in quantities or prices proposed or both, the date
             set for the submittal of proposals may be postponed by such number of days as in the
             opinion of the San Mateo-Foster City School District will enable Bidders to revise their
             proposals. In such cases, the addendum will include an announcement of the new date
             for submittal of proposals.


D.   MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE
     1.   A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on 10:00 AM, October 27, 2008, at 1170
          Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404

     2.      Attendance at the pre-bid conference is mandatory. Bidders not present will have
             their proposals rejected and returned unopened.

     3.      All technical questions during the bid preparation shall be directed to:

                             Bryan Wakefield, Buyer
                             E-mail: SMFC-Bids@smfc.k12.ca.us



E.   ERASURES OR CORRECTIONS TO ENTRIES
     1.   The bid submittal must not contain any erasures, strike-overs or other corrections of
          entries that impair accurate interpretation of the entry and understanding of the bid
          proposal.

     2.      If correction of an unintended entry is desired, such correction must be legible and clearly
             authenticated by initials of the person signing the proposal. Illegible or unauthenticated
             corrections may result in rejection of the proposal at the option of the San Mateo-Foster
             City School District.


F.   WITHDRAWAL OR AMENDMENT OF SUBMITTED PROPOSAL
     1.   Any bid proposal which has been submitted may be withdrawn prior to the scheduled
          time for opening of proposals. A request to withdraw a bid proposal must be in writing
          and be received by the San Mateo-Foster City School District prior to the scheduled time
          for the submittal of bid proposals.

     2.      No amendment, addendum or modification will be accepted after the bid proposal has
             been submitted. If a change to a bid proposal that has been submitted is desired, the
             submitted bid proposal must be withdrawn and the replacement bid proposal submitted
             prior to the time scheduled for the submittal of bid proposals.

     3.      Bid proposals may not be withdrawn for 90 days after the scheduled time for the
             submittal of bid proposals.


G.   AGREEMENT DOCUMENT
     A Bidder may suggest modifications to the proposed Contractual Agreement (referred to herein
     interchangeably as “Contract” or “Agreement”) included with this RFQ. Bidders should make all
     reasonable efforts to provide those suggestions not later than the time of the mandatory pre-bid
     conference. It shall be at the sole option of the San Mateo-Foster City School District to choose
     to either modify the Agreement or elect to contract according to the form of the enclosed
     Agreement without modification. By submitting a bid proposal, each Bidder acknowledges that if
     they are selected by the San Mateo-Foster City School District, the San Mateo-Foster City School
     District may obligate them to execute the Agreement in the form enclosed without modification.
     Any bid proposal that is conditioned upon the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s acceptance
     of revisions to the enclosed form of Agreement may be rejected. The chosen contractor shall use

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     and maintain the District’s owned bus fleet to provide transportation services. The chosen
     contractor shall house and provide a facility for the bus fleet.


H.   EVALUATION AND AWARD OF CONTRACT
     The award of the Pupil Transportation Services agreement will be made in accordance with the
     following evaluation criteria:

     1.      Bid Proposal Package Evaluation – Weight 50%. The “Bid Proposal Package” will be
             reviewed by an evaluation committee consisting of representatives of the San Mateo-
             Foster City School District and other agencies if necessary. The Bid Proposal Package
             will be initially screened for completeness. Those bid proposals determined to be
             deficient in the opinion of the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be rejected.
             Written Bid Proposal Packages will be evaluated using the following criteria, which are
             listed in random order without respect to weight or priority:

                     Experience of Bidder in providing Pupil Transportation
                     Services in general, and specifically to Special Education students
                     Management Capability
                     Financial Condition
                     Hiring Procedures
                     Commitment to Alternative-Fueled Buses and Emission Control (see I., below)
                     Safety Program
                     Training Program
                     Equipment and Vehicle Maintenance Program
                     Driver Wages and Benefits
                     Vehicle Fleet Age & Condition
                     Location of Transportation Facility to Service This Contract
                     Competitiveness of Rates
                     References

             All data and information in the proposal package will be subject to verification and
             consideration.

             It shall be at the sole option of the San Mateo-Foster City School District to eliminate a
             bid proposal from further consideration if such evaluation determines that the Bidder or
             Bidders is/are incapable of meeting or unlikely to meet the District’s pupil transportation
             needs. Written proposals not rejected shall be assigned a rating which will carry a
             weighting of 50% in the proposal evaluation process.

     2.      Site and References Evaluation – Weight 25%. One or more members of the San
             Mateo-Foster City School District evaluation committee may conduct site evaluations for
             those Bidders not eliminated during the “Bid Proposal Package” evaluation phase. As
             well, the San Mateo-Foster City School District may contact any references provided by
             the Bidder, and/or other school Superintendents served by the Bidder. Site evaluations
             will be conducted at facilities chosen by the San Mateo-Foster City School District where
             the Bidder currently provides pupil transportation services.

             Site and references evaluation criteria, listed in random order and without regard to
             weight or priority, are as follows:

                     Personnel
                     Overall Appearance of Facility
                     Fleet Maintenance Quality
                     Customer References
                     Recordkeeping (e.g., vehicle maintenance, safety and training records, etc.,)
                     Cost Accounting


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             By submitting a bid proposal, each Bidder agrees to make selected facilities and
             personnel available for evaluation to the San Mateo-Foster City School District upon
             reasonable notice.

             Site and references evaluations will be assigned a rating which will carry a weighting of
             25% in the overall bid proposal evaluation process. At its option, the San Mateo-Foster
             City School District may choose to eliminate any or all proposals from further
             consideration after the site and reference evaluation.

     3.      Management Interviews – Weight 25%. For any Bidders not eliminated from
             consideration after the bid proposal package evaluation and the site and references
             evaluation phases, one or more members of the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s
             evaluation committee may interview both the person whom the Bidder intends to have as
             General Manager of the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s pupil transportation
             terminal operation and the person who will serve as their immediate supervisor.

             The management interviews will carry a weight of 25% in the overall proposal evaluation
             process. The management interview evaluation criteria, listed in random order without
             respect to weight or priority, are as follows:

                     Qualifications and Experience in the field of pupil transportation
                     Management Concepts and Professional Communications
                     Job Knowledge
                     Transition Plan
                     Responsiveness During Interview
                     Commitment to a professional partnership to serve the students
                     of San Mateo-Foster City School District.



I.   COMMITMENT TO ALTERNATIVE-FUELED BUSES AND EMISSION CONTROL
     The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly requests the Bidder’s full support in protecting
     vulnerable populations, particularly California’s school children, from the harmful effects of air
     pollution. Accordingly, the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s evaluation of the Bid Proposal
     Package will include a criterion of “Commitment to Alternative-Fueled Buses.” Bidders should
     provide evidence of this criterion, if any, consistent with the following principles:

     1.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly requests the use of alternative-fueled
             buses for certain fleets of 15 or more buses, when government funding for the
             incremental cost is available;

     2.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District requests, and strongly supports, an effort to
             apply for government funding to retrofit, repower or replace pre-1987 model year buses,
             as applicable, and encourages Bidders to pursue State funding to upgrade aging school
             bus fleets;

     3.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly supports Bidders’ efforts to
             incorporate the latest technological developments available to protect California school
             children from the harmful effects of air pollution;

     4.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly supports Bidders to focus on
             replacing buses manufactured prior to 1977, as they do not meet federal motor vehicle
             safety standards and were not subject to oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate
             emission control. Also, the San Mateo-Foster City School District will request a reduction
             of emissions from the public school bus fleets by replacing the 1977-86 model year
             school buses and by retrofitting middle-aged diesel school buses through the local Bay
             Area Air Quality Management District’s Lower Emission School Bus Program;


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     5.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly supports Bidders’ efforts to seek
             government funds through the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Lower
             Emission School Bus Program to accelerate the replacement and retrofit of school buses,
             thus reducing school children’s exposure to toxic particulate matter (PM) emissions.


J.   REJECTION OF PROPOSAL AND WAIVER OF IRREGULARITIES
     The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right to reject any or all bid proposals and
     to waive any irregularities in any bid proposal or the bid proposal process. The San Mateo-Foster
     City School District reserves the right to select any bid proposal which the San Mateo-Foster City
     School District believes is in the best interest of the San Mateo-Foster City School District and
     which may not represent the lowest prices submitted.

K.   BID BOND AND PERFORMANCE BOND
     A bid bond in the amount of $100,000 (one hundred thousand dollars) shall be required with each
     sealed bid submittal. The bid bond received by the San Mateo-Foster City School District will be
     returned within ten days for all proposals rejected by the San Mateo-Foster City School District.
     The bid bond for a proposal under consideration by the San Mateo-Foster City School District will
     be returned within 90 days following the opening of proposals.

     The cashier’s check or surety bond shall be given as a guarantee that the Bidder will enter into
     the contract if awarded the work, and in the case of refusal or failure to enter into the contract
     within ten (10) calendar days after notification of the award of the contract, shall have the right to
     award to another Bidder.

     If the Bidder fails or refuses to enter into a contract in a timely manner, the San Mateo-Foster City
     School District reserves the right to declare the bid bond forfeited and to pursue all other
     remedies in law or equity to such breach including, but not limited to, seeking recovery of
     damages for breach of contract. Failure to provide bid security in the proper amount may result in
     rejection of the bid.

     If a proposal is accepted by the San Mateo-Foster City School District and a contract offered
     pursuant to the terms of the RFQ and bid submittal, but the Bidder does not execute a contract
     within ten days from the date of offer of a contract, the San Mateo-Foster City School District may
     declare such Bidder’s bid security forfeited to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

     The San Mateo-Foster City School District requires that as a condition for awarding a contract the
     receipt of a renewable annual performance bond naming the San Mateo-Foster City School
     District as obligee or beneficiary in the amount of $500,000 (five hundred thousand dollars). The
     performance bond must be issued by an approved surety duly licensed and authorized to transact
     business in the State of California, in a form and content acceptable to the San Mateo-Foster City
     School District.

     The cost of such bond shall be stated separately on the proposal form and shall not be included
     in Bidder’s calculations when submitting the Cost Proposal response.

L.   OBTAINING INFORMATION
     1.    Outside Sources. The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right to obtain,
           from any and all sources, information concerning a Bidder which the San Mateo-Foster
           City School District deems pertinent to this RFQ and to consider such information in
           evaluating the Bidder’s proposal. By submitting materials pursuant to this RFQ, Bidders
           hereby waive any and all claims against the San Mateo-Foster City School District or her
           employees, agents or assigns in connection with or arising from the provision or receipt
           of such information.

     2.      Inspections. The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right to make on-
             site inspections of the Bidder’s installations and vehicles and any proposed subcontractor
             facilities and vehicles which the San Mateo-Foster City School District deems pertinent to

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             evaluate the Bidder’s proposal and to consider any information received in evaluating the
             Bidder’s proposal.

M.   PROPOSAL COSTS
     The San Mateo-Foster City School District shall not be liable for any cost incurred by a Bidder in
     the preparation or delivery of its response to this RFQ or for any other costs incurred because of
     this RFQ.

N.   BUS FACILITY
     The San Mateo-Foster City School District requires that the successful Bidder provide a bus
     transportation facility within San Mateo County that is convenient and reasonable in its location to
     best serve the needs of the San Mateo-Foster City School District, its Transportation Department,
     and its students.

     The bus transportation facility shall be fully staffed, including management, operating and
     maintenance personnel.

O.   PROPOSAL DISCLOSURE
     1.   All proposals received shall remain confidential until an agreement resulting from this
          RFQ is signed by the San Mateo-Foster City School District and the successful Bidder;
          thereafter the proposals shall be deemed public records with the exception of Bidder’s
          financial statement. In the event that a Bidder desires to claim that other products or
          submittal documents of its proposal are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records
          Act, it is incumbent upon the Bidder to identify those portions in the transmittal letter. The
          transmittal letter must identify the page, the particular exemption(s) from disclosure and
          the contended justification for exemption upon which it is making its claim. Each page, or
          part thereof, claimed to be exempt from disclosure must be clearly identified by the word
          “confidential” printed on the lower right hand corner of the page.

     2.      The San Mateo-Foster City School District will consider a Bidder’s request(s) for
             exemption from disclosure in light of the Public Records Act by which they are bound. An
             assertion by a Bidder that all or part of its proposal is exempt from disclosure will not be
             honored.

     3.      Until an agreement resulting from this RFQ is executed, no employee, agent or
             representative of any Bidder shall make available or discuss its proposal with the news
             media or press, any elected or appointed official or officer of the San Mateo-Foster City
             School District, unless specifically allowed to do so in this RFQ or in writing by the San
             Mateo-Foster City School District for the purposes of clarification, evaluation and/or
             negotiation.

     4.      Bidders shall not issue any news releases(s) or make any statement to the news media
             pertaining to this RFQ or any proposal and/or contract or work resulting therefrom without
             the prior written approval of the San Mateo-Foster City School District, and then only in
             cooperation with the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

P.   NOTIFICATION
     Bidders whose proposals have not been selected for further negotiation or award will be notified
     in writing.

Q.   TRANSPORTATION DATA
     Enclosed with the proposal documents and labeled “Transportation Data” (Attachment B) is data
     summarizing projected operating levels for the District. The District cautions that this information
     may be approximate and is based on current available data. The District does not intend any
     Bidder to rely on the accuracy of the information in submitting their proposal.

R.   INDEMNITY


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     The Bidder shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the San Mateo-Foster City School District,
     their officers, agents, employees, and servants from all claims, suits or actions of every name,
     kind and description, brought for or on account of injuries to or death of any person, including
     Bidder, or damage to property of any kind whatsoever and to whomsoever belonging, including
     but not limited to, the concurrent active or passive negligence of the San Mateo-Foster City
     School District, their officers, agents or employees and servants, resulting from the performance
     of any work required by the Agreement, provided that this shall not apply to injuries or damage for
     which the San Mateo-Foster City School District has been found in a court of competent
     jurisdiction to be solely liable by reason of their own negligence or willful misconduct.

     The duty of the Bidder to indemnify and save harmless, as set forth herein, shall include the duty
     to defend as set forth in Section 2778 of the California Civil Code.

S.   INSURANCE
     Within ten (10) working days of award of contract, the Bidder shall file insurance policies as
     specified below. The Bidder shall not commence operations under this contract until all insurance
     required has been provided to and approved by the San Mateo-Foster City School District.
     Certificates of the required insurance shall be furnished in duplicate and addressed to the San
     Mateo-Foster City School District. Each of the insurance companies must be duly and legally
     licensed to transact business in the State of California. Certificates shall be issued at the
     expense of the Bidder and shall be maintained by them at their expense during the entire life of
     the contract plus thirty (30) days.

     Certificates of insurance must indicate that the coverage cannot be reduced or canceled until
     thirty (30) days after the receipt of the registered notice of cancellation or reduction of coverage
     by the San Mateo-Foster City School District and such notice is to be sent to The San Mateo-
     Foster City School District, 1170 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404.

T.   WORKER’S COMPENSATION
     In submitting a bid for this RFQ, the Bidder agrees to have in effect during the entire life of any
     contract awarded pursuant to this RFQ Workers’ Compensation and Employer Liability Insurance
     providing full statutory coverage. In signing this agreement, the Bidder makes the following
     certification, required by Section 1861 of the California Labor Code:

     “I am aware of the provisions of Section 3700 of the California Labor Code which require every
     employer to be insured against liability for Workers’ Compensation or to undertake self-insurance
     within the provision of the Code, and I will comply with such provisions before commencing the
     performance of this contract.”

U.   PUBLIC LIABILITY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE
     The Bidder shall take out and maintain during the life of the Contract such Bodily Injury
     Liability, Property Damage, and Automobile (Vehicle) Insurance as shall protect it and the
     San Mateo-Foster City School District and each of their officers, agents, employees, and
     servants while performing work covered by the Agreement from any and all claims for
     damages for bodily injury including accidental death, as well as any and all claims for
     property damage which may arise from the Bidder’s operations under this agreement,
     whether such operations are by itself, the Superintendent, or by anyone employed by or
     acting as an agent of either of them. The amounts of such insurance shall be $5,000,000
     (Five Million Dollars) combined single limit bodily injury and property damage for each
     occurrence and $30,000,000 (Thirty million dollars) automobile (vehicle) liability
     insurance.

     The San Mateo-Foster City School District and their officers, agents, employees, and
     servants shall be primary insured to the full limits of liability of the policy, and if the San
     Mateo-Foster City School District or his officers and employees have other insurance
     against a loss covered by such policy, such other insurance shall be excess insurance
     only.



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             In the event of the breach of any provision of this section, or in the event any
             notice is received which indicates any required insurance coverage will be
             diminished or canceled, the San Mateo-Foster City School District may, at its
             option, and notwithstanding any other provision of the Agreement to the contrary,
             immediately declare a material breach of the Agreement and suspend all further
             work pursuant to the Agreement.

V.   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT
     During the performance of the Agreement, the Bidder agrees as follows:

     1.      The Bidder will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
             employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin,
             ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status,
             sex, age, or sexual orientation. The Bidder will take all necessary action to
             ensure applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during
             employment, without regard to their race, religious creed, color, national origin,
             ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status,
             sex, age, or sexual orientation;

     2.      The Bidder agrees to post in conspicuous places, available to employees and applicants
             for employment, notices setting forth the provisions of this non-discrimination clause;

     3.      The Bidder will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf
             of the Bidder, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
             without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability,
             mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. In the
             event of the Bidder’s non-compliance with the provisions of this Article or with any other
             pertinent law or regulation pertaining to non-discrimination in employment, this contract
             may be canceled, terminated or suspended in whole or in part.

     Ref.: Labor Code Sections: 1735, 1777.5, 1777.6

W.   PREVAILING LAW
     In the event of any conflict or ambiguity between these instructions and state and federal law or
     regulations, the legal requirements shall prevail. Additionally, all services to be performed under
     the bid proposal shall conform to all applicable requirements of local, state and federal law.

X.   RIGHTS AND REMEDIES IN THE EVENT OF DEFAULT
     If the Bidder defaults by not providing pupil transportation services as required by the Agreement,
     the San Mateo-Foster City School District may procure the services from other sources and shall
     recover the loss occasioned thereby from any unpaid balance due the Bidder or by proceeding
     against a Bidder’s surety bonds, if any, or by suit against the Bidder.

Y.   GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
     In the event of litigation, the bid documents, specifications and related matters shall be governed
     by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Venue shall be with the
     appropriate State court located in San Mateo County and Federal court in the Northern District in
     San Francisco.

Z.   SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
     All bid documents submitted automatically become the property of the San Mateo-Foster City
     School District. The San Mateo-Foster City School District reserves the right in its sole discretion
     to:

     a.      Reject or modify any or all bids.

     b.      Waive any informality, technical defect, or clerical error.




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      Expenses for developing the bid documents are entirely the responsibility of the Bidder and shall
      not be chargeable to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.

      Any information which may have been released either orally or in writing prior to the issuance of
      the RFQ shall be deemed preliminary in nature and bind neither the San Mateo-Foster City
      School District nor the Bidder.

AA.   NON-COLLUSION
      In submitting a bid for this RFQ, the Bidder declares that the bid is not made in the interest of, or
      on behalf of any undisclosed person, partnership, company, association, organization or
      corporation; that the bid is genuine and not collusive or sham; that the Bidder has not directly or
      indirectly induced or solicited any other Bidder to put in a false or sham bid, and has not directly
      or indirectly colluded, conspired, connived or agreed with any Bidder or anyone else to put in a
      sham bid, or that anyone shall refrain from bidding; that the Bidder has not in any manner,
      directly or indirectly, sought by agreement, communication or conference with anyone to fix the
      bid price of the Bidder or any other Bidder, or to fix any overhead, profit or cost element of the bid
      price, or that of any other Bidder, or to secure any advantage against the public body awarding
      the contract of anyone interested in the proposed contract; that all statements contained in the
      bid are true; and, further, that the Bidder has not directly or indirectly, submitted his or her bid
      price or any breakdown thereof, or the contents thereof, or divulged information or data relative
      thereto, or paid and will not pay, any fee to any corporation, partnership, company association,
      organization, bid depository, or to any member or agent thereof to effectuate a collusive or sham
      bid.

      Ref.: Public Contract Code section 7106      Code of Civil Procedure section 2015.5




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                                         ATTACHMENT A




Request for Quotation – Pupil Transportation Services




           PROPOSAL QUESTIONNAIRE




           SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY
              SCHOOL DISTRICT
              1170 CHESS DRIVE
            FOSTER CITY, CA 94404




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       The Proposal Questionnaire is integral to this Request for Quotation. The responses
provided herein will be used to evaluate contractor qualifications to perform the required pupil
transportation services. The Proposal Questionnaire must be filled out accurately and
completely. It is to be submitted with the other parts of your proposal. Any errors, omissions or
misrepresentations of the information may be considered basis for rejecting the proposal and
may be grounds for the cancellation of any agreement executed as a result of the Request for
Quotation.

          Where adequate space is not provided for an answer, or where your answer will not
fit into the space provided, please attach additional sheets marked with the question they
address (for example I.C.5).

         When completed, this Proposal Questionnaire and the responses contained within
it or attached to it shall be considered to be a part of the Agreement for furnishing Pupil
Transportation Services. If you expect your firm’s policies or practices to change from
those it currently uses if your firm is awarded this contract, you must make explicit the
policies and practices your firm will follow during the term of this Agreement in providing
pupil transportation services to the San Mateo-Foster City School District.




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I.   DESCRIPTION OF CONTRACTOR’S ORGANIZATION

     A.   FIRM

                  Firm Name:

                  Address:

                  Telephone:

     B.   TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

                  Corporation (List officers and positions):

                  State in which incorporated:

                  Subsidiary (Give name and address of parent corporation):

                  Is your firm or the parent firm publicly held?

                  Yes            No

                  If not, what private individual or families own more than 20% of your
                  firm, or who is the general partner, or who is the sole proprietor.

     C.   NATURE OF OPERATIONS

          1.   Is your firm currently engaged in providing home-to-school pupil
               transportation services under a contract with a school district, non-public
               school or County Superintendent of Schools?

               Yes               No              Number of years           ______

               Number of school district contracts in California       ______

               Number of school district contracts outside of California   ______

          2.   List all transportation permits (City and State) under which you
               currently operate.

          3.     In the past, have you ever contracted to provide
                 transportation services for any school district, non
                 public school or County Superintendent of Schools in the State
                 of California?

                  Yes            No

          4.     Are you currently, or have you ever provided transportation
                 services in California for special education pupils?

                 Yes             No              Number of years           _______


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           5.   For every Local Education Agency (LEA) or non-public school in
                California to which your firm currently provides, or has provided, pupil
                transportation under contract within the last five years, please provide
                the name and location of the LEA or non-public school, and the name
                and phone number of an authoritative contact person. Also, please
                provide the:

                a.        Name of your firm’s current or last terminal manager at the
                          location, and the manager’s length of service at that location;

                b.       Types of transportation services your firm provides    under
                         the Contract; (regular home-to-school, special education,
                         desegregation, other);

                c.       Number of buses involved;

                d.        When the contract term began and when it is          scheduled
                          to terminate; and,

                e.       If employees are covered under a collective bargaining
                         agreement, provide the:

                          1.     Name of labor organization.
                          2.     Name of president/business manager and their phone
                                 number.
                          3.     Copy of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
                                 currently in effect.


II.   MANAGEMENT AT THE TERMINAL

      A.   It is the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s position that the individuals
           holding the Terminal Manager, Operations Supervisor, Safety and Training
           Coordinator, and Maintenance Supervisor positions, whether these positions
           are held by one or by several persons, are critical to the provision of
           consistently high quality pupil transportation services. While the San Mateo-
           Foster City School District understands that you may not be able to name the
           specific individuals your firm will assign to these management positions at
           the San Mateo-Foster City School District operation, the San Mateo-Foster
           City School District requests that for each position, list no more than three
           candidates who may be assigned to the San Mateo-Foster City School
           District operation. If your firm is awarded this contract, you may assign any
           of the three persons you have proposed for each position to actually take
           that position under this contract, unless the San Mateo-Foster City School
           District has specifically rejected one or more of your proposed candidates. If
           your firm is awarded this contract, you may substitute individuals not named
           in this proposal with the written permission of the San Mateo-Foster City
           School District. In any case, you must submit at least two sample resumés
           of candidates or current managers employed by your firm in each of these
           positions, so as to provide the San Mateo-Foster City School District with an
           understanding of the qualities your management staff members possess.



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     For every individual you propose as a potential management staff member to
     be assigned to the San Mateo-Foster City School District operation, please
     provide the following information on a separate page:

     1.     Name and proposed title of the person who may be selected to fill
            terminal management positions.

     2.     Tenure with your firm in years.

     3.     Experience in related positions within your firm or with other firms in
            years.

     4.     Current and two most recent previous positions, including the location
            (County/District) of the position, the position’s title, a description of
            responsibilities and authority including number of buses and/or
            drivers, and the dates between which the position was held.

B.   On a separate page, please provide a job description for each terminal
     management position you propose to assign to this contract.

C.   On a separate page, please provide an organization chart of your firm as it
     would relate to the San Mateo-Foster City School District terminal (It should
     provide the number of layers in your firm and the lines of accountability):

D.   Provide the name(s) of those persons within your firm who would have
     immediate authority over the General Manager you propose in item A above,
     and those who advise terminal management in the areas of: 1) Operations;
     2) Training and Personnel; 3) Safety; and, 4) Maintenance. Please provide
     the following information for each of these persons:

     1.     Name.

     2.     Location of staff member’s office.

     3.     Tenure with your firm in years.

     4.     Experience in related position within your firm or with other firms in
            years.

     5.     Current and most recent previous position, including the location of
            the position, the position’s title, a description of responsibilities and
            authority and the dates between which the position was held.

E.   Provide an explanation of the training given to your terminal managers:

     1.     Number of hours.

     2.     What type of training? (List components covered)

F.   Does your company have a terminal manager trainee program? If so, how
     many trainees are presently in the program? Explain in detail.

     Yes           No

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III.   OFFICE PERSONNEL

       A.   It is the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s position that the individual
            holding the position of Dispatcher, whether or not this position is held by one
            or several persons, is critical to the provision of consistently high quality pupil
            transportation services. Provide a delineation of duties for the for the
            Dispatcher position.

       B.   It is the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s position that the critical daily
            working hours for this position are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Our
            expectation is that a person will be assigned as back up to the primary
            Dispatcher during these hours. Provide a delineation of duties for the
            backup to the primary Dispatcher.


IV.    BUS DRIVER PERSONNEL

       A.   State the number of bus drivers you now have employed in California:

            Regular Education: _____         Special Education _____         Other: _____

            In all other states:

            Regular Education: _____         Special Education _____         Other: _____

       B.   How and from where does your firm recruit drivers?

       C.   What methods do you use in recruiting and applicant screening and how do
            you gather it?

            1.      What information do you use and how do you gather it?

            2.      What criteria or standards do you use and for what reasons might
                    you reject an applicant?

            3.      Do you require all terminal employees to be drug tested?
                    If yes, describe the criteria and frequency of such testing.

            4.      How do you conduct background checks on drivers?

            5.      Do you conduct such checks at both the time of hire and periodically
                    during employment, such as every three years?

            6.      How do you inform the District of any crimes committed by drivers?

       D.   Do you check driver applicant references?

            Yes             No

       E.   Do you require your drivers to be fingerprinted as a condition of employment?


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     Yes            No

F.   Do you use any objective qualification and driver testing procedures? If so,
     briefly describe the procedures or provide samples of your testing material.

G.   What percentage of driver applicants eventually begin your training programs?

     _____%

H.   What percentage of your driver applicants are hired directly as certified
     school bus drivers?

     _____%

I.   Are Department of Motor Vehicles driving records of all your applicant drivers
     evaluated during the selection process?

     Yes            No

J.   What is the annual turnover among drivers employed by your firm for 2005-
     06, 2006-07, and 2007-08?

K.   Do you have driver training programs as a part of your current operational
     procedures?

     Yes            No

     Original (for persons with no school bus driving experience):

     Yes            No

L.   Describe your current or proposed training program for new driver applicants
     who have no experience driving school buses. Describe the program
     components and content of your training program. (If available, provide the
     outline or course of study and who conducts the driver training session.)

     1.     How long is the program?

     2.     Number of hours in the classroom?

     3.     Number of hours behind the wheel?

     4.     Describe the components of the program and the number of hours
            devoted to each component.

     5.     Are driver applicants paid while they receive training?

            Yes            No

     6.     Do you evaluate applicants immediately before they are tested for
            certification?

            Yes            No

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     7.     What proportion of new driver applicants entering your program gain
            certification as a School Bus Driver within a specified period after
            entering the program?

            _____%         within ___________ period.

M.   Describe your in-service driver training and retraining program, including the
     field supervision components in this program on the content of training. (If
     available, provide the outline or course of study.)

     1.     How frequently do you offer in-service training sessions?

     2.     Are any independent reviews of training quality conducted on your
            training programs?

            Yes            No

            If so, describe the most recent reviews:

     3.     How do you identify those drivers for whom retraining will be
            required?

N.   If you currently have a driver training program, does the program include a
     section on transportation service for special education pupils? (If available,
     provide the outline our course of study.)

            Yes            No

O.   Describe your current or proposed driver motivation and discipline programs.
     Explain how the programs take into account safety, absences, tardiness, on
     time route performance, tenure on the job, and complaints (those which can
     be verified and are deemed serious).

     1.     Do your motivation and discipline programs offer progressive rewards
            and penalties?

            Yes           No

     2.     Can drivers participate in defining and developing standards, rewards
            and penalties?

            Yes           No

     3.     What monetary rewards and penalties are offered?

     4.     What non-monetary rewards and penalties are offered?




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      P.   Describe the wage and benefit plan you would expect to implement for this
           contract, including:

           Explanation of fringe benefits other than those required by law.

              Life insurance (Amount, cost, etc.)
              Retirement Plan (eligibility, benefit formula, employee cost, employer
              contributions, etc.)
              Medical/Hospitalization Plan (maximum benefit, annual deductible, co-
              insurance amount, stop-loss amount, employee cost, employer
              contribution, etc.)
              Dental Plan (coverage, cost, etc.)
              Sick Leave provision
              Holidays (paid)
              Vacation (paid)
              Unemployment Compensation
              Profit Sharing Plan
              Uniform policy
              Dress Code
              Seniority

V.    SAFETY PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES

      A.   If you have an established, continuing safety program, describe the
           operation, contents and requirements of the program, including the number
           of hours per year required per employee.

      B.   How often are safety meetings held?

      C.   Describe any established safety organization activities in which your
           organization or its key personnel participate.

      D.   Provide a description of how you define school bus accidents.

      E.   What have been the chargeable school bus accident rates for school buses
           operated by your firm in each of the three most recent academic years?

VI.   PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND MECHANICAL REPAIR

      A.   Describe the formal, scheduled preventative maintenance program for all
           vehicle fleets managed by your firm.

      B.   Provide samples of any checklists utilized for each type of preventative
           maintenance program and describe your methods of ensuring that each
           vehicle actually receives preventative maintenance within the scheduled
           interval.

      C.   Do you require any daily regular written reports from your drivers on the
           condition of their vehicles?

           Yes    No


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            If so, briefly describe and provide a sample of these reports (including your
            daily bus checkout report form) and note their frequency.

       D.   Do you use any other methods of identifying defects in buses? (If so,
            provide a description.)

            Yes    No

       E.   Describe how your firm ensures that serious safety related or potential
            vehicle damaging defects are identified in a vehicle and that the vehicle is
            immediately removed from service until such defects are corrected.

            Describe how your firm ensures that identified defects are generally
            corrected in a logical order and within a reasonable time.

       F.   Does your firm maintain and evaluate records of road failures?

            Yes    No

            If so, how many road failures, per month, per hundred buses, do the buses
            your firm maintained experience, on average, during the past year?

       G.   For what average percentage of time were the buses that you maintained out
            of service for part or all of each day for inspection, maintenance, repair, or
            other reasons during the past year?

            _____%

       H.   Do you have a manpower or mechanic allotment schedule? (Number of
            buses per mechanic, etc.) Briefly describe this schedule.

            Yes    No

       I.   Describe the qualification and experience requirements for your maintenance
            personnel.

       J.   Provide a listing of school buses proposed for use in this contract. Identify
            vehicles by age, manufacturer, model and school bus specification, and
            passenger type and capacity.


VII.   INSURANCE DATA

       1    Furnish to the San Mateo-Foster City School District your accident loss ratio
            and workers’ compensation loss ratio for the past five (5) years.

       2.   Furnish data on the number of lawsuits filed, settlements, judgments and
            jury awards for the past five (5) years.




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VIII.   FINANCIAL AND CREDIT DATA

        Submit credit references, including at least five trade or industry suppliers with
        whom you regularly transact business, including bank references.


IX.     TRANSITION PLAN

        Provide a plan and schedule for implementing the Agreement for furnishing Pupil
        Transportation Services should your firm be selected as the successful bidder. Your
        schedule and plan should address:

        1. Acquisition of and transition associated with the San Mateo-Foster City School
           District’s existing bus fleet,

        2. Acquisition of additional school buses, facility, and equipment, if necessary,

        3. Recruitment/relocation, if necessary, of management and supervisory personnel,
           and

        4. Recruitment, training, and hiring of drivers and mechanics; and employee
           orientation, especially to San Mateo-Foster City School District routes,
           schedules and other contract requirements.

X.      COMMITMENT TO ALTERNATIVE-FUEL SCHOOL BUSES AND EMISSION
        CONTROL

        The San Mateo-Foster City School District strongly requests the Bidder’s full support in
        protecting vulnerable populations, particularly California’s school children, from the
        harmful effects of air pollution. Accordingly, the San Mateo-Foster City School District’s
        evaluation of the Bid Proposal Package will include a criterion of “Commitment to
        Alternative-Fueled School Buses.” Provide evidence of this criterion, if any, in
        accordance with the following principles:

        1.     Evidence of or a plan for the use of alternative-fueled school buses for certain
               fleets of 15 or more school buses, when government funding for the incremental
               cost is available;

        2.     Evidence of an application, or a plan to apply, for government funding to retrofit,
               repower or replace pre-1987 model year buses, as applicable, and encourages
               Bidders to pursue State funding to up grade aging school bus fleets;

        3.     Evidence of or a plan for incorporation of the latest technological developments
               available to protect California school children from the harmful effects of air
               pollution;

        4.     Evidence of or a plan to focus on replacing buses manufactured prior to 1977, as
               they do not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards and were not subject to
               oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and particulate emission control. Evidence of or a plan
               for a reduction of emissions from the public school bus fleets by replacing the
               1977-86 model year school buses and by retrofitting middle-aged diesel school

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           buses through the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Lower
           Emission School Bus Program;

      5.   Evidence of or a plan for seeking government funds through the local Bay Area
           Air Quality Management District’s Lower Emission School Bus Program to
           accelerate the replacement and retrofit of San Mateo-Foster City School District
           school buses, thus reducing school children’s exposure to toxic particulate matter
           (PM) emissions.

XI.   OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

      1.   Explain and list the type of reports your terminal manager will provide to the
           San Mateo-Foster City School District. (State reports; in-house reports;
           etc.)

      2.   Explain training that is given to the local office staff (i.e., telephone skills,
           stress management, etc.)

      3.   Provide an explanation or description of the evaluation procedure your firm
           uses to measure customer satisfaction.

      4.   Do you have a facility that provides gas for the District’s fleet of buses? If so,
           where is it located?

      5.   Will your firm provide gas for the District’s Maintenance and Operations and
           Facilities vehicles?




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CERTIFICATION

I, the undersigned, hereby certify that I am a representative of the below named firm, and
am duly authorized to execute contracts on behalf of the firm. I further hereby certify that all
of the information presented in response to the questions contained in this Proposal
Questionnaire is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if
the San Mateo-Foster City School District awards an Agreement for Pupil Transportation
Services to my firm that the information and commitments made within this Proposal
Questionnaire will become an integral part of the Agreement between the San Mateo-
Foster City School District and my firm.




Name of Firm _______________________________________________________


(Authorized agent) ___________________________________________________


Title _______________________________________________________________


Date ______________________________________________________________




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                                       ATTACHMENT B




Request for Quotation – Pupil Transportation Services




                Transportation Data




             SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY
                SCHOOL DISTRICT
                1170 CHESS DRIVE
              FOSTER CITY, CA 94404




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                      TRANSPORTATION DATA

A.   San Mateo-Foster City School District (District) Program Data

The District is responsible for providing special education and some regular education
transportation services to students.

Disabling conditions of the pupils to be transported will include, but are not limited to Multiply
Handicapped and Severely Multiply Handicapped (SMH); Limited Intelligence Functioning (LIF);
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH); Disorder of Language and Severe Disorder of Language
(SDL); Behavior Disorder and Severe Behavior Disorder (SBD); Emotionally Disturbed and
Severely Emotionally Disturbed (SED); Hearing Impaired (HI) and Visually Impaired (VI).

Transportation services to be provided by the District include transportation to programs
and classes operated within the County of San Mateo and outside the County of
San Mateo.

B. The 2008-09 School Bell Schedules are as noted on the following three (3) pages.




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        * Minimum Day every Monday
        ** Minimum Day every
        Wednesday
                                                       San Mateo-Foster City School District
                                                INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SCHEDULE – 2008-2009


   School           Grade       Starting      Recess            Lunch     Reg. Dismissal   Min. Day/Sup Min.   Instruction    Parent Conference
                                 Time                                         Time          Dismissal Time      Minutes             Dates
ABBOTT                6-8         8:09      26 passing      11:36-12:12        3:00              12:36             349            9/29, 10/1,
**                                            mins.                                                                               2/10, 2/11

AUDUBON                K             8:20                                     12:20              12:20            240        10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9,
**                    1-3            8:20   10:30-10:50     12:10-1:10         2:40              12:40            300         10/10, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3,
                      4-5            8:20   10:30-10:50     12:10-1:10         3:00              12:45            320               6/4, 6/5
BAYWOOD                K             8:00    9:45-10:15                       12:05              12:40            245         11/18, 11/19, 11/20,
*                      K             8:00    9:45-10:15                       12:40              12:40            280          11/21, 11/25, 11/26
                      1-3            8:15   10:20-10:40     12:05-1:05         2:26              12:40            291
                      4-5            8:15   10:20-10:40     12:05-1:05         2:52              12:40            317
BERESFORD              K             8:15   10:30-10:55                       12:30              12:30            255        9/26, 9/29, 9/30,10/2,
**                    1-3            8:15   10:10-10:30     12:10-1:00         2:30              12:15            305        10/3, 6/1, 6/2, 6/4, 6/5
                      4-5            8:00   10:10-10:30     12:00-1:00         2:45              12:15            325
BOREL                 6-8            8:05    24 passing     11:33-12:09        2:45              12:48            340              10/9, 2/26
                                                mins.

BOWDITCH              6-8            8:20   27 passing      11:46-12:21        3:00          1:40 & 12:25         333         10/13, 10/14, 10/16,
**                                            mins.                                                                                  10,17

BREWER                K         8:00/9:05   10:00-10:20                    11:35/12:40           11:35            215        9/22, 9/23, 9/25, 9/26,
ISLAND                1-3          8:20     10:00-10:20     12:00-1:00        2:40               12:35            300        9/29, 9/30, 11/17,
**                    4-5          8:00     10:00-10:20     12:10-1:10        2:40               12:28            320        11/18, 11/20, 11/21,
                                                                                                                             11/24, 11/25
COLLEGE                K             8:20   10:20-10:40     11:45-12:15        2:15              12:55            300        9/29, 9/30, 10/2, 10/3,
PARK                  1-3            8:20   10:20-10:40     11:45-12:15        3:05              12:55            350         3/23, 3/24, 3/26, 3,27
**                    4-5            8:20   10:20-10:40     12:15-12:45        3:05              12:55            350
FIESTA                 K             8:15                    12:20-1:10     12:15/2:20           12:15          240/295      9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 10/2,
GARDENS               1-2            8:15   10:00-10:20     11:45-12:35        2:20              12:30            295        10/3, 3/24, 3/25, 3/26,
*                     3-5            8:15   10:20-10:40     11:55-12:45        2:45              12:30            320                 3/27




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     * Minimum Day every Monday
     ** Minimum Day every
     Wednesday
                                                 San Mateo-Foster City School District
                                             INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SCHEDULE – 2008-2009


   School          Grade          Starting       Recess        Lunch       Reg. Dismissal   Min. Day/Sup Min.   Instruction   Parent Conference
                                   Time                                        Time          Dismissal Time      Minutes            Dates

FOSTER               K             8:05         9:45-10:10                     12:30              12:30            265        11/17, 11/18, 11/19,
CITY                1-2            8:20        10:10-10:30    12:30-1:30        2:40              12:30            300        11/20, 11/21, 11/24,
**                   3             8:20         9:50-10:10    12:30-1:30        2:40              12:30            300           11/25, 11/26
                     4             8:05        10:10-10:30   11:50-12:50        2:45              12:30            320
                     5             8:05         9:50-10:10   11:50-12:50        2:45              12:30            320
GEORGE HALL          K             8:00        10:10-10:30                     12:25              12:25            265          9/15, 9/16, 9/17,
**                  1-2            8:00        10:10-10:30   12:25-1:21         2:30              12:25            314          9/18, 9/19, 2/17,
                     3             8:00        10:10-10:30   12:34-1:30         2:30              12:25            314          2/18, 2/19, 2/20
                    4-5            8:00        10:10-10:30   12:34-1:30         2:35              12:30            319
HIGHLANDS            K             8:00                                        12:00              12:00            240         10/30, 10/31, 11/3,
**                K (ELD)          8:00                                        12:35              12:35            275          11/4, 11/6, 11/7
                    1-3            8:15        10:30:10:50   12:15-1:15         2:30              12:35            295
                    4-5            8:15        10:30-10:50   12:25-1:25         3:00              12:35            325
HORRALL              K             8:15        10:00-10:20                     12:30              12:30            255        11/19, 11/20, 11/21,
**                  1-2            8:15        10:00-10:20   11:50-12:50        2:35              12:20            300        11/24, 11/25,11/26,
                     3             8:15        10:00-10:20    12:20-1:20        2:35              12:20            300            4/7, 4/8, 4/9
                    4-5            8:15        10:00-10:20    12:20-1:20        2:58              12:30            323
LAUREL               K             8:10                                        11:45              11:45            255        10/21, 10/23, 10/24,
**                   K             8:50                                        12:25              12:25            255        10/28, 10/30, 10/31,
                    1-3            8:20        10:15-10:33   12:00-1:00         2:40              12:20            302              3/5, 3/6
                    4-5            8:00        10:15-10:33   12:00-1:00         2:40              12:20            322
MEADOW               K             8:05         9:45-10:15                     12:20              12:20            255        11/3, 11/4, 11/5,
HEIGHTS             1-3            8:15        10:15-10:35   12:15-1:15         2:30              12:30            295        11/6,11/7,11/12,
*                   4-5            8:05        10:15-10:35   12:15-1:15         2:43              12:30            318        11/13, 11/14, 6/2,
                                                                                                                              6/3
NORTH                K             8:15        11:00-11:20                     12:30              12:30            255        10/16, 10/17, 10/20,
SHOREVIEW           1-3            8:15        10:45-11:05   12:10-1:10         2:34              12:17            299         10/21, 10/23, 10/24
**                  4-5            8:15        10:45-11:05   12:10-1:10         3:01              12:17            326




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   * Minimum Day every Monday
   ** Minimum Day every
   Wednesday
       * Minimum Day every Monday
       ** Minimum Day every
       Wednesday
                                                       San Mateo-Foster City School District
                                                 INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SCHEDULE – 2008-2009


     School           Grade         Starting       Recess              Lunch             Reg. Dismissal   Min. Day/Sup Min.   Instruction       Parent
                                     Time                                                    Time          Dismissal Time      Minutes        Conference
                                                                                                                                                 Dates
SAN MATEO               K            8:30       10:500-11:15                                 12:45              12:45            255         11/17, 11/18,
PARK                   1-3           8:30        10:30-10:45          12:00-1:00              2:50              12:18            305         11/19, 11/20,
***                    4-5           8:10        10:30-10:45          12:00-1:00              2:50              12:18            325         11/21, 11/24,
                                                                                                                                              11/25,11/26
PARKSIDE             K (Mont)        8:20        10:30-10:50                                 12:00              12:00            220        9/24, 9/25, 9/26,
**                   K (Reg.)        8:20        10:30-10:50          12:00-1:00              2:50              12:10            310        9/29, 9/30, 10/1,
                        1-3          8:20        10:30-10:50          12:00-1:00              2:50              12:10            310        10/2, 10/3, 5/18,
                        4-5          8:10        10:30-10:50          12:00-1:00              3:00              12:10            330              5/19
SUNNYBRAE                K           8:15                                                    12:30              12:30            255          11/12,11/13,
**                      1-3          8:15        10:15-10:35         11:50-12:50              2:35              12:35            300         11/14, 11/17,
                        4-5          8:15        10:15-10:35          12:10-1:10              3:00              12:35            325         11/18, 11/19,
                                                                                                                                              1120, 11/21,
                                                                                                                                            3/11, 3/12, 3/13
THE Bayside            6-8           8:00         20 passing         11:22-12:02              2:35          1:38 & 12:35         335          10/3, 10, 11;
S.T.E.M.                                            mins.                                                                                         2/27;
ACADEMY                                                                                                                                          3/5, 6
**

Report Card Dates:

Quarters                                         Trimesters
                                Traditional Calendars               Year Round Schools
1st - 10/31                              11/26                             11/21
2nd - 1/23                                3/13                              3/13
3rd - 4/3                                 6/11                              6/24
4th - 6/11




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C. Projected 2008-2009 School Year Special Education Students

The following table provides the school and street name of the estimated 250 students
requiring special education transportation.

   #     School of Attendance               Street Name        CITY   ZIP
   1    ABBOTT 6-8                      NORTON ST              SM      94401

   2    ABBOTT 6-8                      Tilton Ave.            SM      94401

   3    ABBOTT 6-8                      COBB ST                SM      94401

   4    ABBOTT 6-8                      NASH DR.               SM      94401

   5    ABBOTT 6-8                      DEWEY ST               SM      94403

   6    ABBOTT 6-8                      8th Ave.               SM      94401

   7    ABBOTT 6-8                      COBBLEHILL PL          SM      94402

   8    ABBOTT 6-8                      S. Norfolk St.         SM      94403

   9    ABBOTT 6-8                      Ramona St.             SM

  10    ABBOTT 6-8                      CAVANAGH ST            SM      94401

  11    ABBOTT 6-8                      24TH AVE               SM      94403

  12    ABBOTT 6-8                      N GRANT ST             SM      94401

  13    ABBOTT 6-8                      N HUMBOLDT             SM      94401

  14    ABBOTT 6-8                      PALM AVE               SM      94401

  15    Achieve Kids                    CHURCH AVE             SM      94401

  16    Achieve Kids                    Dewey                  SM      94403

  17    Alpha Beacon Christian School   42nd. Ave.             SM      94403

  18    AUDUBON K-5                     FOSTER CITY BL         FC      94404

  19    BAYSIDE 6-8                     N EL DORADO            SM      94401

  20    BAYSIDE 6-8                     SECOND AV              SM      94401

  21    BAYSIDE 6-8                     West Hillsdale Blvd.   SM      94403

  22    BAYSIDE 6-8                     Via Laguna             SM      94404

  23    BAYSIDE 6-8                     Tilton Ave             SM      94401

  24    BAYWOOD K-5                     South Idaho            SM      94401

  25    BERESFORD ELEM                  No Grant St.           SM      94401

  26    BOREL 6-8                       Beacon Ave.            SM      94401

  27    BOREL 6-8                       TIMBERLANE WAY         SM      94401

  28    BOREL 6-8                       Catalpa Street         SM      94401



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29   BOREL 6-8          STUDIO CIRCLE         SM   94401

30   BOREL 6-8          VILLA TER             SM   94401

31   BOWDITCH 6-8       N.Eldorado            SM   94401

32   BOWDITCH 6-8       Bobstay               FC   94404

33   BOWDITCH 6-8       Marlin Avenue         FC   94404

34   BOWDITCH 6-8       S. Idaho St.          SM   94402

35   BREWER IS          Norton                SM   94401

36   BREWER IS          N GRANT ST            SM   94401

37   BREWER IS          Adam St.              SM   94403

38   BREWER IS          S IDAHO ST            SM   94402

39   BREWER IS          E BELLEVUE AV         SM   94401

40   BREWER IS          Birch Avenue          SM   94402

41   BREWER IS          N. Fremont Street     SM   94401
                               TH
42   BREWER IS          E 16        AV        SM   94402

43   COLLEGE PARK K-5   Studio Circle         SM   94401

44   COLLEGE PARK K-5   Studio Circle         SM   94401

45   County Programs    Greenfield Avenue     SM   94403

46   EB Clark           W. 20th Avenue        SM   94403

47   FIESTA GDS. K-5    N. Delaware St.       SM   94401

48   FIESTA GDS. K-5    E. Hillsdale Blvd.    FC   94404

49   FIESTA GDS. K-5    N Grant               SM   94401

50   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Palos Verdes Drive    SM   94403

51   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Overland Drive        SM   94403

52   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Celeste Dr.           SM   94402

53   FIESTA GDS. K-5    S Grant St            SM   94402

54   FIESTA GDS. K-5    North Quebec Street   SM   94401

55   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Clipper Street        SM   94403

56   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Edison St.            SM   94403

57   FIESTA GDS. K-5    COUNTRYSIDE DR        SM   94403

58   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Del Monte             SM   94403

59   FIESTA GDS. K-5    FERNWOOD ST           SM   94403

60   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Martin Drive          SM   94403

61   FIESTA GDS. K-5    Hobart Avenue         SM   94402




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62   FIESTA GDS. K-5   N. Idaho St.           SM   94401

63   FIESTA GDS. K-5   Celestial Lane         FC   94404

64   FIESTA GDS. K-5   Edgewater Blvd.,       FC   94404

65   FIESTA GDS. K-5   7TH AV                 SM   94402

66   FOSTER CITY K-5   Yew S.                 SM   94402

67   FOSTER CITY K-5   IVY ST                 SM   94402

68   FOSTER CITY K-5   Clipper St.            SM   94403

69   FOSTER CITY K-5   Casa de Campo Way      SM   94403

70   FOSTER CITY K-5   N HUMBOLDT ST          SM   94401

71   FOSTER CITY K-5   N. Humboldt            SM   94401

                              th
72   FOSTER CITY K-5   E. 39 Ave.             SM   94403

73   FOSTER CITY K-5   Second Ave.            SM   94401

                           TH
74   FOSTER CITY K-5   E 39        AV         SM   94403

75   GEORGE HALL K-5   Patricia Avenue        SM   94401

76   GEORGE HALL K-5   S GRANT                SM   94401

77   GEORGE HALL K-5   Tiller Lane            FC   94404

78   GEORGE HALL K-5   Foster City Blvd.      FC   94404

79   GEORGE HALL K-5   Jamaica Street         FC   94404

80   GEORGE HALL K-5   Tilton Avenue          SM   94401

81   GEORGE HALL K-5   Bounty Drive           FC   94404

82   GEORGE HALL K-5   West Hillsdale Blvd.   SM   94403

83   GEORGE HALL K-5   S. El Camino Real      SM   94402

84   GEORGE HALL K-5   Swordfish              FC   94404

85   GEORGE HALL K-5   Dix St                 SM   94080

86   GEORGE HALL K-5   South B St.            SM   94402

87   GEORGE HALL K-5   Young St.              SM   94401

88   GEORGE HALL K-5   Kehoe Ave.             SM   94401

89   GEORGE HALL K-5   EL PARQUE              SM   94403

90   GEORGE HALL K-5   Cottage Grove          SM   94401

91   GEORGE HALL K-5   Avila Road             SM   94402

92   GEORGE HALL K-5   La Selva St.           SM   94403

93   GEORGE HALL K-5   La Selva Circle        SM   94403

94   GEORGE HALL K-5   Edison St.             SM   94403




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95    GEORGE HALL K-5   Los Gatos Way           SM   94403

96    GEORGE HALL K-5   S GRANT ST              SM   94402

97    GEORGE HALL K-5   W 28TH AV               SM   94403

98    GEORGE HALL K-5   Santa Inez Avenue       SM   94401

99    GEORGE HALL K-5   S. Delaware St.         SM   94401

100   GEORGE HALL K-5   S DELAWARE              SM   94402

101   GEORGE HALL K-5   S EL CAMINO             SM   94402

102   GEORGE HALL K-5   S.El Camino Real        SM   94402

103   GEORGE HALL K-5   Cypress Ave             SM   94401

104   GEORGE HALL K-5   Marlin Avenue           FC   94404

105   GEORGE HALL K-5   E. Fifth Ave.           SM   94402

106   GEORGE HALL K-5   Fallon Ave.             SM   94401

107   GEORGE HALL K-5   Magellan                FC   94404

108   GEORGE HALL K-5   Oregon Ave.             SM   94402

                            TH
109   GEORGE HALL K-5   W5       AV             SM   94402

110   GEORGE HALL K-5   31st Avenue             SM   94403

111   GEORGE HALL K-5   9TH AV                  SM   94402

112   HIGHLANDS K-5     N EL DORADO ST          SM   94401

113   HIGHLANDS K-5     Glendora Dr.            SM   94402

114   Home Schooling    Randall Road            SM   94402

115   HORRALL K-5       Folkstone Ave.          SM   94401

116   HORRALL K-5       Huron Court             SM   94401

117   HORRALL K-5       MONTE DIABLO AV         SM   94401

118   HORRALL K-5       Lark Lane               FC   94404

119   HORRALL K-5       Yates Way               SM   94401

120   HORRALL K-5       Shell Blvd.             FC   94404

121   HORRALL K-5       E West Hillsdale Blvd   SM   94403

122   HORRALL K-5       North Grant             SM   94402

123   HORRALL K-5       Marlin Ave              FC   94404

124   HORRALL K-5       10th Avenue             SM   94401

125   HORRALL K-5       Oakwood Avenue          SM   94403

126   HORRALL K-5       Canyon Oak Drive        SM   94402

127   HORRALL K-5       Mulberry Drive          SM   94403




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128   HORRALL K-5   Mulberry Drive          SM   94403

129   HORRALL K-5   N. Fremont Street       SM   94401

130   HORRALL K-5   Ticonderoga             SM   94402

131   HORRALL K-5   Alameda de las Pulgas   SM   94403

132   HORRALL K-5   Grand Blvd.             SM   94401

133   HORRALL K-5   Boothbay Avenue         FC   94403

134   HORRALL K-5   N. Ellsworth            SM   94401

135   HORRALL K-5   So. Northfolk           SM   94403

136   HORRALL K-5   Alameda de las Pulgas   SM   94403

137   HORRALL K-5   La Selva                SM   94403

138   HORRALL K-5   Del Monte               SM   94403

139   HORRALL K-5   Glendora Drive          SM   94403

140   HORRALL K-5   Edison Street           SM   94403

141   HORRALL K-5   Fernwood Street         SM   94403

142   HORRALL K-5   Rogell Court            SM   94401

143   HORRALL K-5   Admiralty Lane          FC   94404

144   HORRALL K-5   Belleview Avenue        SM   94401

145   HORRALL K-5   San Nicholas Lane       FC   94404

146   HORRALL K-5   Catamaran Street        FC   94404

147   HORRALL K-5   N. Ellsworth            SM   94401

148   HORRALL K-5   N. Amphlett             SM   94401

149   HORRALL K-5   Edgewood Blvd.          FC   94404

150   HORRALL K-5   Fiesta Drive            SM   94403

151   HORRALL K-5   Juno Lane               FC   94404

152   HORRALL K-5   Prowshead Lane          FC   94404

153   HORRALL K-5   Meridian Bay Lane       FC   94404

154   HORRALL K-5   Shell Blvd.             FC   94404

155   HORRALL K-5   Foster City Blvd.       FC   94404

156   HORRALL K-5   South Idaho Street      SM   94402

157   JWPOSD        Santa Clara             SM   94403

158   LAUREL K-5    Tilton Street           SM   94401

159   LAUREL K-5    Beacon Avenue           SM   94401

160   LAUREL K-5    N. Grant                SM   94401

161   LAUREL K-5    Lyme Lane               FC   94404

162   LAUREL K-5    3rd Avenue              SM   94401


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163   LAUREL K-5        Royal Venue             SM   94401

164   LAUREL K-5        Alameda de las Pulgas   SM   94402

165   LAUREL K-5        N. Claremont            SM   94401

166   LAUREL K-5        Pierce Street           SM   94403

167   LAUREL K-5        Shoreview Avenue        SM   94401

168   LAUREL K-5        Alameda de las Pulgas   SM   94403

169   LAUREL K-5        Landair Avenue          SM   94403

170   LAUREL K-5        Glendora Avenue         SM   94403

171   LAUREL K-5        N. Eldorado             SM   94401

172   LAUREL K-5        Southwood Avenue        SM   94403

173   LAUREL K-5        Donner Street           SM   94403

174   LAUREL K-5        Tilton Avenue           SM   94401

175   LAUREL K-5        Williams Place          SM   94401

176   LAUREL K-5        N. San Mateo            SM   94401

177   LAUREL K-5        Studio Circle           SM   94401

178   LAUREL K-5        N. Claremont            SM   94401

179   LAUREL K-5        King Lane               FC   94404

180   LAUREL K-5        Bounty Drive            FC   94404

181   LAUREL K-5        N. Humboldt             SM   94401

182   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Thomas Court            SM   94401

183   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Cityhomes Lane          FC   94404

184   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N. Fremont              SM   94401

185   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Palm Avenue             SM   94402

186   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Palm Avenue             SM   94402

187   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Isabelle Avenue         SM   94403

188   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Boothbay Avenue         FC   94404

189   MEADOW HTS. K-5   So. Idaho               SM   94401

190   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Almaden Way             SM   94403

191   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Del Monte Street        SM   94403

192   MEADOW HTS. K-5   La Selva Circle         SM   94403

193   MEADOW HTS. K-5   La Selva Circle         SM   94403

194   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N. Claremont Street     SM   94401

195   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Colegroove Street       SM   94403




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196   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Oso Street            SM   94403

197   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Chesapeake Avenue     FC   94404

198   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Branson Drive         SM   94403

199   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Bermuda DR            SM   94403

200   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N. Bayshore Blvd.     SM   94401

201   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N CLAREMONT           SM   94401

202   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N GRANT ST            SM   94401

203   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N IDAHO ST            SM   94401

204   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Ocean View Ave.       SM   94401

205   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Celestial Lane        FC   94404

206   MEADOW HTS. K-5   N. Idaho St.          SM   94401

207   MEADOW HTS. K-5   Comet Drive           FC   94404

208   MEADOW HTS. K-5   E. Hillsdale Blvd.    FC   94404

209   P.A.C.E.          S. Quebec Street      SM   94401

210   PARK K-5          N. Grant              SM   94401

211   PARK K-5          South B Street        SM   94402

212   PARK K-5          PALM AVE.             SM   94403

213   PARK K-5          Ramona St.            SM   94401

214   PARK K-5          EAST POPLAR           SM   94401

215   PARK K-5          N. Idaho              SM   94401

216   PARK K-5          Ninth Avenue          SM   94402

217   PARKSIDE K-5      Avalon Avenue         FC   94404

218   PARKSIDE K-5      Cypress Ave           SM   94401

219   PARKSIDE K-5      Beach Park Blvd.      FC   94404

220   PARKSIDE K-5      Yew Street            SM   94402

221   PARKSIDE K-5      N. Fremont            SM   94401
                             th
222   PARKSIDE K-5      E. 40 Avenue          SM   94403
                            rd
223   PARKSIDE K-5      W. 3 Avenue           SM   94401

224   PARKSIDE K-5      E. Hillsdale Blvd.    FC   94404

225   PARKSIDE K-5      Moonsail Lane         FC   94404

226   PARKSIDE K-5      37th Avenue           SM   94403

227   PARKSIDE K-5      Young St.             SM   94401

228   PARKSIDE K-5      S. Norfolk St.        SM   94403

229   PARKSIDE K-5      Rex Street            SM   94403




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230   PARKSIDE K-5                       S. Norfolk St.           SM   94403

231   PARKSIDE K-5                       Beach Park Blvd.         FC   94404

232   PARKSIDE K-5                       La Selva Circle          SM   94403

233   PARKSIDE K-5                       E. Santa Inez            SM   94401

234   PARKSIDE K-5                       Iowa Drive               SM   94402

235   PARKSIDE K-5                       E. Belleview             SM   94401

236   PARKSIDE K-5                       24th Avenue              SM   94403

237   PARKSIDE K-5                       Pilgrim Drive            FC   94404

238   PARKSIDE K-5                       Bounty Drive             FC   94404

239   PARKSIDE K-5                       S. Idaho St.             SM   94402

240   PARKSIDE K-5                       S. Idaho St.             SM   94402

241   PARKSIDE K-5                       E 9th Avenue             SM   94402

242   PARKSIDE K-5                       Foster City Blvd.        FC   94404

243   Special Education Services (K12)   Woodberry Avenue         SM   94403

244   Spectrum Center                    W. Hillsdale Avenue      SM   94403

245   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      East 4th Street          SM   94401

246   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      Decatur Street           FC   94404

247   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      North Bayshore Blvd.     SM   94401

248   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      North Rochester Street   SM   94401

249   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      Claudia Avenue           SM   94402

250   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      South B. Street          SM   94402

251   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      E. 3rd Avenue            SM   94401

252   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      La Selva Circle          SM   94403

253   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      Idaho Street             SM   94401

254   SUNNYBRAE K-5                      Bermuda Drive            SM   94403

255   SUNNYBRAE K-5

256   The Morgan Center-San Jose         Hacienda Street          SM   94403

257   Wings Learning Center              W HILLSDALE BLVD         SM   94403

258   Wings Learning Center              Parrott Drive            SM   94402

259   Wings Learning Center              LAKEWOOD CIRCLE          SM   94402




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In addition to the estimated 250 students previously noted requiring special education
transportation, our District contracts with Durham School Services to provide special
education transportation for the following 14 student routes:

                                                                    Zip
  #                School            Street Name            City                Bell Time
                                                                   Code
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.
      1                              Idaho Street       SM         94401   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo
                                                                           2:35
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.         North Bayshore
      2                                                 SM         94401   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo    Blvd.
                                                                           2:35
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.
      3                              La Selva Street    SM         94403   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo
                                                                           2:35
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.
      4                              Claudia Avenue     SM         94402   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo
                                                                           2:35
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.         N. Rochester
      5                                                 SM         94401   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo    Street
                                                                           2:35
                                                                           K; 8:15-12:30
          Sunnybrae- 1031 S.         W. Hillsdale
      6                                                 SM         94403   Grades 1-5;      8:15-
          Delaware Ave. San Mateo    Blvd.
                                                                           2:35
          Bayside Middle School
      7   2025 Kehoe Avenue, San     Carlisle           SM         94401   8:00-2:36
          Mateo
          Bayside Middle School
      8   2025 Kehoe Avenue, San     N. El Dorado       SM         94401   8:00-2:36
          Mateo
          John Gill 555 Avenue Del
      9                              Birch Avenue       SM         94401   8:20- 2:40 p.m
          Ora Redwood City

          John Gill 555 Avenue Del
   10                                Birch Avenue       SM         94401   8:20- 2:40 p.m
          Ora Redwood City

          John Gill 555 Avenue Del
   11                                30th Avenue        SM         94403   8:20- 2:40 p.m
          Ora Redwood City
          Jean Weingarten Oral
          School for the Deaf 3518
   12                                Santa Clara        SM         94403   Wed, Thurs, Fri
          Jefferson Ave Redwood
          City.
          Wings Learning Center
                                                        San
   13     2303 Trousdale Ave.,       Franklin                      94402
                                                        Mateo
          Burlingame
          Wings Learning Center
                                                        San
   14     2303 Trousdale Ave.,       W.Hillsdale                   94403
                                                        Mateo
          Burlingame

Our District also provides limited regular education transportation services. The regular
education transportation services are noted on the following pages and include preschool
students.




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The District provides limited regular education transportation to preschool students and
regular education students. The student routes are noted below.

               Traditional "AM" Routes
AM Routes      School                                  Average Count
Bus #1         Laurel                                  35
Bus #7         Meadow Heights                          46
Bus #15        Beresford                               61
Bus #16        George Hall/Parkside                    4    10
Bus #19        No. Shoreview/Horrall/Parkside Pre      2    41
Bus #20        Abbott                                  37
Bus #23        Highlands                               27
Bus #24        Fiesta Gardens Bus                      53
Bus #28        No. Shoreview/Horrall/Parkside Pre      1    52   0
Bus #30        Abbott                                  23
Bus #31        Bayside                                 42
Bus #32        Abbott                                  20


12 AM Routes                                           Average 437

               Traditional "Noon" Routes
Noon                                                Average
Routes         School & Grades                      Count
Bus #1         Sunnybrae/Park                       4 18
Bus #7         Baywood K/Sunnybrae K                5 47
Bus #10        George Hall PS                       4
Bus #19        Parkside K/Fiesta Gardens            2 18
Bus #21        Laurel K                             10
Bus #21        Parkside PS                          3
Bus #28        Beresford K/George Hall K            13 9
Bus #30        Horrall PS                           3
Bus #30        Horrall K/No. Shoreview K            16 4
Bus #31        No. Shoreview/Parkside               0 3
Bus #31        Fiesta Gardens PS                    3
Bus #31        Highlands K                          9

12 Noon Routes                                      Average 171




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               Traditional "PM" Routes
                                                 Average
PM Routes      School & Grades                   Count
Bus #1         Horrall 1-3/No. Shoreview         67 4
Bus #7         Baywood 1-3                       27
Bus #7         Baywood 4-5                       33
Bus #10        Meadow Heights 4-5                12
Bus #15        Bayside                           18
Bus #16        George Hall                       12
Bus #16        Horrall/No. Shoreview             38 2
Bus #19        Abbott                            37
Bus #20        Bayside                           42
Bus #20        Parkside                          11
Bus #21        Beresford                         61
Bus #23        Highlands 1-3                     31
Bus #24        Fiesta Gardens K-3                28
Bus #24        Fiesta Gardens 1-3                46
Bus #28        Meadow Heights 1-3/Laurel 1-5     27 29
Bus #30        Abbott                            61
Bus #31        Highlands 4-5                     23
Bus #32        Abbott                            67

18 PM Routes                                     Average 676


C. District’s Bus Fleet
       Type                    Number                 Fuel Type
       Type I Bus              10                     Diesel
       Type II Bus             11                     Diesel


                   Regular School Year:        183 days

                   Extended Year 1:            19 days

                   Extended Year 2:            20 days



The District shall provide the Contractor with the actual number of buses in operation thirty
(30) calendar days prior to the initiation of services.

E.   If applicable, the contractor is requested to provide a quotation for the annual cost for
     vehicles leased to the county.




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                                       ATTACHMENT C




Request for Quotation – Pupil Transportation Services




           Proposal Form Price Schedule
                (COST PROPOSAL)




             SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY
                SCHOOL DISTRICT
                1170 CHESS DRIVE
              FOSTER CITY, CA 94404




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                              COST PROPOSAL

In consideration of the performance to the terms of an Agreement, the bidder/contractor
shall provide the following sums in this Cost Proposal for student transportation services for
the 2008-09 school year. The contractor shall provide annual escalators for a term of five
(5) years.

SAN MATEO-FOSTER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT PROGRAM

(1) For Daily Home-to-School and Special Education Transportation Service:

Based upon the District’s route information and current fleet of buses from attachment B, please
respond with your proposal that best serves the District.

For buses supplied by the District:

                               Daily Rate
               Bus             per Bus 4 hour               Excess Daily Rate
               Capacity        minimum            +         per bus over 4 hours

Type I         9               $                              $
Ambulatory
Bus (High Top)

Type II        4 w/c -
Wheelchair     6 ambulatory $                                 $
Bus

Vehicles have tinted windows and AM/FM radios and provide forward-facing locations for
wheelchairs with lap belts and shoulder straps. All wheelchair vehicles have flat floors.

All time charges will be computed from initial point of pickup to last point of debarkation at
school in the morning, and from scheduled arrival time at school in the afternoon to the
point of debarkation of the last student in the afternoon. Midday runs will be computed on
the same basis, unless all of the deadhead time is required to meet the arrival time of the
next scheduled pull then the DISTRICT will pay straight through.


(2)For “Other” Transportation, as required (i.e. fieldtrips):

Bus                    Rate per                               Minimum
Type                   Bus hour                               Call Out
4 w/c – 6 amb.         $ ________________                     ________________
18 – 20                $ ________________                     ________________
21 - 35                $ ________________                     ________________
36 - 48                $ ________________                     ________________
65 - 71                $ ________________                     ________________
78 - 84                $ ________________                     ________________
Lay over per Diem                                             ________________



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(3)For special education students that require transportation between home and school
from within different parts of San Mateo County.

Route            Mileage fee per mile                 Vehicle Type
AM
PM


For Buses Supplied by the CONTRACTOR:

                               Daily Rate
                 Bus           per Bus 4 hour              Excess Daily Rate
                 Capacity      minimum            +        per bus over 4 hours

Type I              75         $                             $

Type II             20         $                             $

Type II             20         $                             $
Ambulatory
Bus (High Top)

Type II             4 w/c -
Wheelchair          6 amb      $                             $
Bus

Vehicles shall have tinted windows and AM/FM radios and must provide forward-facing
locations for wheelchairs with lap belts and shoulder straps. All wheelchair vehicles must
have flat floors. All Type II buses shall be no older than seven (7) model years during the
contract.

All time charges will be computed from initial point of pickup to last point of debarkation at
school in the morning, and from scheduled arrival time at school in the afternoon to the
point of debarkation of the last student in the afternoon. Midday runs will be computed on
the same basis, unless all of the deadhead time is required to meet the arrival time of the
next scheduled pull then the DISTRICT will pay straight through.

ANNUAL COST FOR VEHICLES LEASED TO DISTRICT:

          Type I                                   $                   per bus
          Type II                                  $                   per bus
          Ambulatory                               $ ____________ per bus
          Wheelchair                               $ ____________ per bus
          Mileage charge for leased buses          $                   per mile
          Bus Capacity: 84 Passengers              $                   Rate Per Bus Hour
                                                   (Driver will remain with students for the
                                                   day)
Please provide a detailed menu of costs for additional services including vehicle repair, gas,
training, etc. The full costs to provide services based on the District’s requirements
previously noted must be provided.



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SCHOOL BUS INVENTORY

Attach an itemized list of the additional buses proposed by the Bidder, including bus type,
quantity, passenger capacity, year of manufacture, make and fuel type. Include the
proposed costs for the additional buses if applicable.


________________________                             ____________________________
Company Name                                         Signature (Authorized Agent)

                                                     _____________________________
                                                     Date




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