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					                                                                                                   BID NO.: DRAFT

                                                                                                   OPENING: 2:00 P.M.

                                                                                                                    , 2009

                      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
                            I N V I T A T I O N
                                T O B I D
                                                         TITLE:
  LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS AND PRESS
                             CHEMICALS

       THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS BID, AS NOTED BELOW:
  BID DEPOSIT AND PERFORMANCE BOND:..................................
  CATALOGUE AND LISTS: ..................................................................
  CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY:..................................................
  EQUIPMENT LIST:...............................................................................
  EXPEDITED PURCHASING PROGRAM (EPP)
                                                                                           SEE
  INDEMNIFICATION/INSURANCE: ................................................... SECTION 2/ PARAGRAPH 2.11
  LIVING WAGE: ....................................................................................
  PRE-BID CONFERENCE/WALK-THRU: ..........................................
                                                                                           SEE
  SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE MEASURE: ................................ SECTION 2/ PARAGRAPH 2.2
                                                                                           SEE
  SAMPLES/INFORMATION SHEETS: ............................................... SECTION 2/ PARAGRAPH 2.25
  SECTION 3 – MDHA: ............................................................................
  SITE VISIT/AFFIDAVIT: .....................................................................
                                                                                           SEE
  USER ACCESS PROGRAM: ................................................................ SECTION 2/ PARAGRAPH 2.21
  WRITTEN WARRANTY: .....................................................................

                              FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
               Martha Perez-Garviso at 305-375-3248, or at mdperez@miamidade.gov

                                     IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BIDDERS:


                                   MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
                         DEPARTMENT OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT
                                  PURCHASING DIVISION

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOCAL PREFERENCE ON
    PAGE 25 OF SECTION 4, BID SUBMITTAL FORM SHALL RENDER THE BIDDER
                    INELIGIBLE FOR LOCAL PREFERENCE

 FAILURE TO SIGN PAGE 25 OF SECTION 4, BID SUBMITTAL FORM WILL RENDER
                       YOUR BID NON-RESPONSIVE
                            MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA

                                   INVITATION TO BID

                                     Bid Number:

  Title: LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS AND PRESS
                                  CHEMICALS

             Sr. Procurement Contracting Agent: Martha Perez-Garviso, CPPB

                     Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on      , 2006

Bids will be publicly opened. The County provides equal access and does not discriminate on
the basis of disability in its programs or services. It is our policy to make all communication
available to the public, including those who may be visually or hearing impaired. If you
require information in a non-traditional format please call 305-375-5278.

Instructions: The Clerk of the Board business hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through
Friday. Additionally, the Clerk of the Board is closed on holidays observed by the County.
Each Bid submitted to the Clerk of the Board shall have the following information clearly
marked on the face of the envelope: the Bidders name, return address, Bid number, opening
date of the Bid and the title of the Bid. Included in the envelope shall be an original and two
copies of the Bid Submittal, plus attachments if applicable. The Bidder may, at Bidder’s
option, also provide the Excel file containing the information on the Bidder Pricing document
on CD or Diskette. The file to be provided is to be downloaded at
HTTP://SERVICES.MIAMIDADE.GOV/DPM/SOLICITATIONLIST.ASPX.        Failure to comply with this
requirement may result in your Bid not being considered for award.

All Bids received time and date stamped by the Clerk of the Board prior to the bid submittal
deadline shall be accepted as timely submitted. The circumstances surrounding all bids
received and time stamped by the Clerk of the Board after the bid submittal deadline will be
evaluated by the procuring department, in consultation with the County Attorney’s Office, to
determine whether the bid will be accepted as timely.

                                NOTICE TO ALL BIDDERS:
      FAILURE TO SIGN THE BID SUBMITTAL FORM WILL RENDER YOUR BID
       NON-RESPONSIVE.
      THE BID SUBMITTAL FORM CONTAINS IMPORTANT CERTIFICATIONS
       THAT REQUIRE REVIEW AND COMPLETION BY ANY BIDDER RESPONDING
       TO THIS SOLICITATION
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                                         SECTION 2
                                    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2.1   PURPOSE: TO PRE-QUALIFY BIDDERS

      The purpose of this solicitation is to pre-qualify Bidders establishing a pool of Bidders
      for future spot market purchases in conjunction with the GSA Print Shop‟s needs, on an
      as needed basis. This initial solicitation provides for the submission of documents and
      forms intended to verify that the Bidder meets or exceeds the minimum criteria set forth
      elsewhere in this solicitation. All Bidders which meet or exceed the criteria established in
      this solicitation shall be placed on a Pre-Qualification List that may be accessed by County
      departments in order to obtain price quotations for the provision of environmentally
      friendly lithographic inks, printing plates, aqueous coatings, press chemicals and related
      services.

2.2   SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACT MEASURES
      TBD

2.3   PRE-BID CONFERENCE

      Intentionally Omitted

2.4   TERM OF CONTRACT: TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS

      This contract shall commence on the first calendar day of the month succeeding approval of
      the contract by the Board of County Commissioners, or designee, unless otherwise stipulated
      in the Notice of Award Letter which is distributed by the County's Department of
      Procurement Management, Purchasing Division; and contingent upon the completion and
      submittal of all required bid documents. The contract shall expire on the last day of the last
      month of the contract term.

2.5   OPTION TO RENEW OPTION TO RENEW FOR THREE (3) ADDITIONAL TWO
      (2) YEAR TERMS

      Prior to, or upon completion, of that initial term, the County shall have the option to renew
      this contract for three (3) additional two (2) year terms, on a term by term basis. The Bidders
      shall maintain, for the entirety of the stated additional period, the same terms, and conditions
      included within the originally awarded contract. Continuation of the contract beyond the
      initial period, and any option subsequently exercised, is a County prerogative, and not a right
      of the bidder. This prerogative may be exercised only when such continuation is clearly in
      the best interest of the County.

      Should the Bidder decline the County's right to exercise the option period, the County may
      consider the Bidder in default which decision shall effect that bidders‟s eligibility for future
      contracts.




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                    BID NO.: -OTR
                                          SECTION 2
                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2.6    METHOD OF AWARD USING PRE-QUALIFICATION AND
       SUBSEQUENT SPOT MARKET PURCHASES

       Award of this contract will be made to all responsive, responsible bidder(s) on a group by
       group basis, who meet the pre-qualification criteria stipulated herein. Bidder(s) are required
       to submit all of the specified information, documents and attachments with their bid
       submittal as proof of compliance to the requirements of this Invitation to Bid. However, the
       County may, at its sole discretion and in its best interest, allow the bidder(s) to complete,
       supplement, or supply the required documents during the bid evaluation period. Failure to
       provide the required documentation as specified by the County shall result in the bidder(s)
       proposal being declared non-responsive.

       During the term of this contract, the County reserves the right to add or delete bidders as it
       deems necessary in its best interests. If the County elects to add bidders, they must meet the
       same minimum qualifications established for the original competition.

2.6.1 Qualification Criteria:

       The information provided will ascertain that the bidder has met the minimum qualification
       and has sufficient experience and expertise in the required services. In addition to other
       County and contract requirements, all bidders shall meet or exceed the following
       qualification requirements to qualify for this contract:

2.6.2 Group No. 1- Green Lithographic Press Inks and Fountain Additives:

       A. The Bidder shall have 5 years experience in formulating, manufacturing and supplying a
          full range lithographic inks and fountain additives. This proof shall be at least 3 verifiable
          references for which the Bidder is currently and has successfully provided the products
          and services listed in this solicitation. The three references must be companies for which
          the bidder has provided services to 29” 4-color or larger presses. The references must
          include the customer‟s company name, contact person, title of contact person, address
          and telephone number.

       B. The Bidder may be required to deliver within a 24 hour turn around time and shall have
          technical support available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Bidder must
          have a Local (Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe Counties) mixing facility, as same day
          service must be available for custom formulated inks. Additionally, the user may be
          required to pick up products at the bidder‟s location. Therefore, the Bidder shall identify
          their local mixing facility‟s address, a dedicated fax, telephone and e-mail address.

       C. The Bidder shall provide a letter from Heidelberg USA (manufacturer) certifying that the
          products offered to the County are compatible with the Heidelberg CD74, GTO and
          Quickmaster presses.



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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                   BID NO.: -OTR
                                          SECTION 2
                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2.6.3 Group No. 2-Green Lithographic Fountain Solution, Blanket Wash and Chemicals

        A. The Bidder shall have 5 years experience in formulating, manufacturing and supplying a
           full range lithographic fountain solutions, blanket washes and chemicals. This proof shall
           be at least 3 verifiable references for which the Bidder is currently and has successfully
           provided the products and services listed in this solicitation. The three references must be
           companies for which the bidder has provided services to 29” 4-color or larger presses.
           The references must include the customer‟s company name, contact person, title of
           contact person, address, and telephone number.

        B. The Bidder may be required to deliver within a 24 hour turn around time and shall have
           technical support available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Bidder shall
           have technicians readily available for consultation at The Miami-Dade County Printing
           Facility when testing new products. The Bidder must have a Local (Miami-Dade,
           Broward or Monroe Counties) mixing facility, as same day service must be available for
           custom formulated inks. Additionally, the user may be required to pick up products at the
           bidder‟s location. Therefore, the Bidder shall identify their local mixing facility‟s
           address, a dedicated fax, telephone and e-mail address.

        C. The Bidder shall provide Letter from Heidelberg USA certifying that the products offered
           to the County are compatible with the Heidelberg CD74, GTO and Quickmaster presses
           or FOGRA certification.

2.6.4   Group No. 3 -Water Soluble Aqueous Coatings

        A. The Bidder shall have 5 years experience in formulating, manufacturing and supplying a
           full range water soluble aqueous coating. This proof shall be at least 3 verifiable
           references for which the bidder is currently and has successfully provided the products
           and services listed in this solicitation. The three references must be companies for which
           the bidder has provided services to 29” 4-color or larger presses. The references must
           include the customer‟s company name, contact person, title of contact person, address,
           and telephone number.

        B. The Bidder may be required to deliver within a 24 hour turn around time and shall have
           technical support available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The Bidder shall
           have technicians readily available for consultation at The Miami-Dade County Printing
           Facility when testing new products. The Bidder must have a Local (Miami-Dade,
           Broward or Monroe Counties) mixing facility, as same day service must be available for
           custom formulated inks. Additionally, the user may be required to pick up products at the
           bidder‟s location. Therefore, the Bidder shall identify their local mixing facility‟s
           address, a dedicated fax, telephone and e-mail address.

        C. The Bidder shall provide Letter from Heidelberg USA certifying that the products offered
           to the County are compatible with the Heidelberg CD74, GTO and Quickmaster presses.

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                     BID NO.: -OTR
                                          SECTION 2
                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2.6.5 Group No. 4-Chemistry Free Printing Plates

       A. The Bidder shall have 2 years experience in manufacturing or supplying chemistry free
          plates. This proof shall be at least 3 verifiable references for which the bidder is currently
          and has successfully provided the products and services listed in this solicitation. The
          references must include the customer‟s company name, contact person, title of contact
          person, address, and telephone number.

       B. The Bidder shall provide Letter from Heidelberg USA certifying that the products offered
          are compatible with the Heidelberg SupraSetter platemaker.

2.6.6 SPOT MARKET QUOTATIONS:

       When a need is identified by a County department, all pre-qualified bidders within the
       specified group will be invited to offer a fixed price based on the requirements of the specific
       purchase. The Bidder offering the lowest fixed price on the total amount of the order shall be
       awarded the order, provided that the services proposed by the pre-qualified bidder meet the
       order‟s specifications and requirements.

       Additional requirements may be determined by the user department at the time of quotation
       for spot market quotes.

       NOTE: Bidders are advised that all appointments and inquiries during the bidding or quoting
       period are subject to the Cone of Silence. Additionally, applicable preferences will be applied
       to the spot market quotations. Only those bidders qualified for a specific group will be
       permitted to bid on items included in that group.

2.7    PRICES SHALL BE FIXED AND FIRM FOR TERM OF CONTRACT:

       If the bidder is awarded a purchase order or contract resulting from this solicitation, the
       prices proposed by the bidder shall remain fixed and firm during the term of the purchase
       order.

2.8    INSPECTION OF COUNTY EQUIPMENT (RECOMMENDED)

       Prior to submitting its spot market quotation it is advisable that the bidder inspect the
       equipment and become familiar with any conditions which may in any manner affect the
       service to be performed or affect the equipment, materials and labor required. The Bidder is
       also advised to examine carefully any specifications and to become thoroughly informed
       regarding any and all conditions and requirements that may in any manner affect the service
       to be performed under the contract. No additional allowances will be made because of lack
       of knowledge of these conditions. For an appointment to inspect the equipment, and/or for
       any additional information required regarding the specifications and requirements of the
       individual quotations, contact Steve Schumger at (305) 592-3016, for appointment. Bidders

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                          BID NO.: -OTR
                                            SECTION 2
                                       SPECIAL CONDITIONS

       are advised that all appointments and inquiries during the bidding period are subject to the
       Cone of Silence.

2.9    EQUAL PRODUCT

       Intentionally Omitted

2.10   LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

       Intentionally Omitted

2.11   INDEMNIFICATION AND INSURANCE (1) - GENERAL SERVICE AND
       MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

       Provider shall indemnify and hold harmless the County and its officers, employees, agents and
       instrumentalities from any and all liability, losses or damages, including attorneys‟ fees and costs of
       defense, which the County or its officers, employees, agents or instrumentalities may incur as a result
       of claims, demands, suits, causes of actions or proceedings of any kind or nature arising out of,
       relating to or resulting from the performance of this Agreement by the Provider or its employees,
       agents, servants, partners principals or subcontractors. Provider shall pay all claims and losses in
       connection therewith and shall investigate and defend all claims, suits or actions of any kind or nature
       in the name of the County, where applicable, including appellate proceedings, and shall pay all costs,
       judgments, and attorney‟s fees which may issue thereon. Provider expressly understands and agrees
       that any insurance protection required by this Agreement or otherwise provided by Provider shall in
       no way limit the responsibility to indemnify, keep and save harmless and defend the County or its
       officers, employees, agents and instrumentalities as herein provided.

       The Bidder shall furnish to the Bidder Assistance Section, Department of Procurement Management,
       Administration Division, 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1300, Miami, Florida 33128, Certificate(s) of
       Insurance which indicate that insurance coverage has been obtained which meets the requirements as
       outlined below:

       A.      Worker‟s Compensation Insurance for all employees of the Bidder as required by
               Florida Statute 440.

       B.      General Liability Insurance on a comprehensive basis in an amount not less than
               $300,000 combined single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property
               damage. Miami-Dade County must be shown as an additional insured with
               respect to this coverage.

       C.      Automobile Liability Insurance covering all owned, non-owned and hired vehicles
               used in connection with the work, in an amount not less than $300,000 combined
               single limit per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage.

       All insurance policies required above shall be issued by companies authorized to do business under
       the laws of the State of Florida, with the following qualifications:



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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                        BID NO.: -OTR
                                         SECTION 2
                                    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

            The company must be rated no less than “B” as to management, and no less than
            “Class V” as to financial strength, by the latest edition of Best‟s Insurance Guide,
            published by A.M. Best Company, Oldwick, New Jersey, or its equivalent, subject to
            the approval of the County Risk Management Division.

                                             or

            The company must hold a valid Florida Certificate of Authority as shown in the latest
            “List of All Insurance Companies Authorized or Approved to Do Business in Florida”
            issued by the State of Florida Department of Insurance and are members of the
            Florida Guaranty Fund.

    Certificates will indicate no modification or change in insurance shall be made without thirty (30)
    days in advance notice to the certificate holder.

    NOTE: DADE COUNTY SOLICITATION NUMBER AND TITLE OF SOLICITATION
    MUST APPEAR ON EACH CERTIFICATE.

            CERTIFICATE HOLDER MUST READ:                      MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
                                                               111 NW 1st STREET
                                                               SUITE 1300
                                                               MIAMI, FL 33128

    Compliance with the foregoing requirements shall not relieve the Bidder of
    his liability and obligation under this section or under any other section of
                                   this agreement.
    Issuance of a purchase order is contingent upon the receipt of the insurance documents within fifteen
    (15) calendar days after Board of County Commission approval. If the insurance certificate is
    received within the specified time frame but not in the manner prescribed in this solicitation, the
    Bidder shall be verbally notified of such deficiency and shall have an additional five (5) calendar days
    to submit a corrected certificate to the County. If the Bidder fails to submit the required insurance
    documents in the manner prescribed in this solicitation within twenty (20) calendar days after Board
    of Commission approval, the Bidder shall be in default of the contractual terms and conditions and
    shall not be awarded the contract. Under such circumstances, the Bidder may be prohibited from
    submitting future Proposal to the County in accordance with Section 1.23 of the General Terms and
    Conditions.

    The Bidder shall be responsible for assuring that the insurance certificate required in conjunction with
    this Section remain in force for the duration of the contractual period; including any and all option
    years that may be granted to the Bidder in accordance with Section 2.5 of this solicitation. If
    insurance certificates are scheduled to expire during the contractual period, the Bidder shall be
    responsible for submitting new or renewed insurance certificates to the County at a minimum of thirty
    (30) calendar days in advance of such expiration. In the event that expired certificates are not replaced
    with new or renewed certificates which cover the contractual period, the County shall suspend the
    contract until such time as the new or renewed certificates are received by the County in the manner
    prescribed in the solicitation; provided, however, that this suspended period does not exceed thirty
    (30) calendar days. If such suspension exceeds thirty (30) calendars days, the County may, at its sole

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                                          SECTION 2
                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

       discretion, terminate this contract for cause and seek re-procurement damages from the Bidder in
       accordance with Section 1, Paragraph 1.23 of this solicitation.

2.12   BID GUARANTY

       Intentionally Omitted

2.13   PERFORMANCE BOND

       Intentionally Omitted

2.14   CERTIFICATIONS

       As specified in qualification criteria of Section 2, Paragraph 2.6.

2.15   METHOD OF PAYMENT: PERIODIC INVOICES FOR COMPLETED
       PURCHASES

       The Bidder(s) shall submit an invoice(s) to the County user department(s) after purchase has
       been completed, whether the specific item(s) were picked up by authorized County personnel
       or delivered to the site by the Bidder. In addition to the general invoice requirements set forth
       below, the invoices shall reference the corresponding delivery ticket number or packing slip
       number that was signed by an authorized representative of the County user department at the
       time the items were delivered and accepted. Submittal of these periodic invoices shall not
       exceed thirty (30) calendar days from the delivery of the items. Under no circumstances
       shall the invoices be submitted to the County in advance of the delivery and acceptance of
       the items.

       All invoices shall contain the following basic information:

       I.     Bidder Information:

              •     The name of the business organization as specified on the contract between
              Miami-Dade County and Bidder
              •       Date of invoice
              •       Invoice number
              •       Bidder‟s Federal Identification Number on file with Miami-Dade County
       II.    County Information:

              •    Miami-Dade County Release Purchase Order or Small Purchase               Order
              Number
       III.   Pricing Information:

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              •      Unit price of the goods, services or property provided
              •      Extended total price of the goods, services or property
              •      Applicable discounts
       IV.    Goods or Services Provided per Contract:

              •      Description
              •      Quantity
       V.     Delivery Information:

              •     Delivery terms set forth within the Miami-Dade County Release       Purchase
              Order
              •      Location and date of delivery of goods, services or property
       VI.    Failure to Comply:
                     Failure to submit invoices in the prescribed manner will delay payment.

2.16   SHIPPING TERMS: SHIPPING TERMS: F.O.B. DESTINATION

       All bidders shall quote prices based on F.O.B. Destination and shall hold title to the goods
       until such time as they are delivered to, and accepted by, an authorized County
       representative.

2.17   DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS: ORDERS TO BE FILLED THE NEXT BUSINESS
       DAY

       Purchases made by the County must be filled within 24 hours of placing the order. These
       items will be delivered by the successful bidder. Unless otherwise indicated, in writing,
       by the user department when the services are requested, and mutually agreed upon
       between the Bidder and the County, the Bidder shall make deliveries within no later
       than one (1) work day after the date of the order. All deliveries shall be made in
       accordance with good commercial practice and all required delivery timeframes shall be
       adhered to by the Bidders; except in such cases where the delivery will be delayed due to
       acts of God, strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Bidder. In these cases, the
       Bidder shall notify the County of the delays in advance of the original delivery date so
       that a revised delivery schedule can be appropriately considered by the County.

       Should a Bidder to whom an order is awarded fail to deliver in the stipulated number of
       days, the County reserves the right to cancel the order with the Bidder on a default basis after
       any County authorized back order period has lapsed. If the order is so terminated, it is hereby
       understood and agreed that the County has the authority to purchase the goods elsewhere and
       to charge the Bidder with any re-procurement costs. If the Bidder fails to honor these re-
       procurement costs, the County may terminate its contract with the Bidder for default.

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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                                         SECTION 2
                                    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

       Certain County employees may be authorized in writing to pick-up materials under this
       contract. Bidders shall require written authorization and identification from the County
       employee prior to releasing the goods. The Bidder shall maintain a copy of the
       authorization in its files for future verification, if necessary. If the Bidder is in doubt
       about any aspect of the pick-up, the Bidder shall contact the user department to
       confirm the authorization.

2.18   BACK ORDERS SHALL REQUIRE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION

       The County shall not accept any back orders of deliveries from the Bidder, unless written
       authorization is issued by the user department. Accordingly, the Bidder is required to
       deliver all items to the County within the time specified in this solicitation; and no
       grace period shall be honored. In the event that the Bidder fails to deliver the goods
       within the time specified, the County reserves the right to cancel the order, seek the
       items from another Bidder, and charge the Bidder for any re-procurement costs.

2.19   WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS

       Intentionally Omitted

2.20   CONTACT PERSON:

       For any additional information regarding the terms and conditions of this solicitation and
       resultant contract, Contact: Martha Perez-Garviso at (305) 375-3248 email –
       mdperez@miamidade.gov.

2.21   COUNTY USER ACCESS PROGRAM (UAP)

       User Access Fee

       Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Budget Ordinance No. 03-192, this contract is subject to a
       user access fee under the County User Access Program (UAP) in the amount of two percent
       (2%). All sales resulting from this contract, or any contract resulting from this solicitation
       and the utilization of the County contract price and the terms and conditions identified
       herein, are subject to the two percent (2%) UAP. This fee applies to all contract usage
       whether by County Departments or by any other governmental, quasi-governmental or not-
       for-profit entity.

       The Bidder providing goods or services under this contract shall invoice the contract price
       and shall accept as payment thereof the contract price less the 2% UAP as full and complete
       payment for the goods and/or services specified on the invoice. The County shall retain the
       2% UAP for use by the County to help defray the cost of the procurement program. Bidder
       participation in this invoice reduction portion of the UAP is mandatory.

       Joint Purchase
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                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS


       Only those entities that have been approved by the County for participation in the County‟s
       Joint Purchase and Entity Revenue Sharing Agreement are eligible to utilize or receive
       Miami-Dade County contract pricing and terms and conditions. The County will provide to
       approved entities a UAP Participant Validation Number. The Bidder must obtain the
       participation number from the entity prior to filling any order placed pursuant to this section.
       Bidder participation in this joint purchase portion of the UAP, however, is voluntary. The
       Bidder shall notify the ordering entity, in writing, within 3 work days of receipt of an order,
       of a decision to decline the order.

       For all ordering entities located outside the geographical boundaries of Miami-Dade County,
       the successful Bidder shall be entitled to ship goods on an “FOB Destination, Prepaid and
       Charged Back” basis. This allowance shall only be made when expressly authorized by a
       representative of the ordering entity prior to shipping the goods.

       Miami-Dade County shall have no liability to the Bidder for the cost of any purchase made
       by an ordering entity under the UAP and shall not be deemed to be a party thereto. All
       orders shall be placed directly by the ordering entity with the Bidder and shall be paid by the
       ordering entity less the 2% UAP.

       Bidder Compliance

       If a Bidder fails to comply with this section, that Bidder may be considered in default by
       Miami-Dade County in accordance with Section 1, Paragraph 1.23 of this contract
       solicitation and the resulting contract.

2.22   ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT BY THE COUNTY

       The product(s) to be provided hereunder shall be delivered to the County, and maintained in
       full compliance with the specifications and requirements set forth in this contract. If a
       Bidder-provided product is determined to not meet the specifications and requirements of this
       contract, either prior to acceptance or upon initial inspection, the item will be returned, at
       Bidder expense, to the bidder. At the County‟s own option, the bidder shall either provide a
       direct replacement for the item, or provide a full credit for the returned item. The bidder
       shall not assess any additional charge(s) for any conforming action taken by the County
       under this clause.

2.23   AVAILABILITY OF CONTRACT TO OTHER COUNTY DEPARTMENTS

       Although this Solicitation is specific to a County Department, it is hereby agreed and
       understood that any County department or agency may avail itself of this contract and
       purchase any and all items specified herein from the successful bidder(s) at the contract
       price(s) established herein. Under these circumstances, a separate purchase order shall be
       issued by the County, which identifies the requirements of the additional County
       department(s) or agency (ies).
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                   BID NO.: -OTR
                                          SECTION 2
                                     SPECIAL CONDITIONS

2.24   PACKING SLIP/DELIVERY TICKET TO ACCOMPANY ITEMS DURING
       DELIVERY:

       The successful bidder shall enclose a complete packing slip or delivery ticket with any items
       to be delivered in conjunction with this bid solicitation. The packing slip shall be attached to
       the shipping carton(s) which contain the items and shall be made available to the County's
       authorized representative during delivery. The packing slip or delivery ticket shall include,
       at a minimum, the following information: purchase order number; date of order; a complete
       listing of items being delivered; and back-order quantities and estimated delivery of back-
       orders if applicable.

2.25   SAMPLES MAY BE REQUIRED DURING EVALUATION

       After the County opens the Bid Proposals, the bidders may be required to submit a sample
       for the goods to be supplied for evaluation by, and at no cost to the County. If samples are
       required, the County will notify the bidder of such in writing and will specify the deadline for
       submission of the samples. Each individual sample shall be clearly labeled with the bidder's
       name, bid number, bid title, manufacturer's name and brand name, and style number if
       applicable. If the bidder fails to submit the samples, properly labeled, within the specified
       date stipulated in the notice, the County shall not consider the bidder's proposal for that
       item(s); provided however, that in the event of a group or aggregate award, the bidder's
       proposal will not be eligible for that group or in the aggregate as applicable. All samples
       shall become the property of Miami-Dade County.

       The County reserves the right to perform its own testing procedures or to send any and all
       samples any certifiable laboratory for analysis. Any costs for testing shall be borne by
       bidder. On the basis of this testing and analysis, the County shall be sole judge of the
       acceptability of the sample in conformance with the bid specifications and its decision shall
       be final. Any sample submitted shall create an express warranty that the whole of the goods
       and/or services to be provided by the bidder during the contract period shall conform to the
       sample submitted. The bidder shall be required to provide adequate restitution to the County,
       in the manner prescribed by the County, if this warranty is violated during the term of the
       contract.

2.26   ENVORNMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRODUCTS REQUIRED

       This contract will be used to purchase lithographic inks, press chemicals, aqueous coatings
       and lithographic printing plates for use in General Services Administration in-plant print
       facility. As such the items purchased will be compatible our plants equipment and practices.
       Further, all items purchased will be tested to assure that neither the quality of the finished
       product or the efficiency of production are adversely affected.

       Whenever available; inks and chemicals will meet or exceed Southern California emission
       standards. With the exception of aqueous coating, the inks and chemicals purchased must be
       produced from sustainable materials.
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                                       SECTION 3
                                TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

3.1 SCOPE

     The purpose of this solicitation is to establish a pool of pre-qualified bidders for future
     spot market purchases of environmentally friendly lithographic inks, printing plates,
     aqueous coatings, press chemicals and related services; in conjunction with the GSA Print
     Shop‟s needs on an as needed basis. The items purchased must be compatible our plants
     equipment and practices. Additionally, all items purchased will be tested to assure that neither
     the quality of the finished product or the efficiency of production are adversely affected.

     GSA is currently responsible for the majority of Miami-Dade County‟s printing needs utilizing
     the Heidelberg CD74, Heidelberg GTO, Heidelberg Quickmaster Presses and SupraSetter
     Platemaker, which partakes in the County‟s initiative to promote the use of environmentally
     preferred products.

3.2 PRODUCTS AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:

    Whenever available; inks and chemicals will meet or exceed Southern California emission
    standards (visit their website http://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm, for further details). With
    the exception of aqueous coating, the inks and chemicals purchased must be produced from
    sustainable materials.

3.2.2 Group No. 1- Green Lithographic Press Inks and Fountain Additives
    a. Process Inks are required to contain:
       1. less than 3% volatile organic compounds (VOC‟s)
       2. less than 0.1% petroleum oil content
       3. more than 30% sustainable vegetable oil
   b. Pantone Inks are required to contain:
       1. less than 24% volatile organic compounds (VOC‟s)
       2. less than 25% petroleum oil content
       3. more than 20% sustainable vegetable oil
   c. No heavy metals to be used in the formulation of any ink, without exception, including Warm
       Red.
   d. Prior to purchase GSA will test inks, using our paper and our press chemicals, to validate
       that:
       1. the County‟s minimum print quality standards are achieved
       2. within 2 hours printed sheets of coated paper must to be sufficiently dry be subjected to
            finishing processes
       3. the County‟s established production standards are met
   e. Products to be tested will be supplied by the Bidder at no additional charge to the County.
       The determination of the inks performance will be made by three technically qualified
       County employees. Their decision will be final regarding the suitability of the ink. Inks not
       meeting these criteria will be deemed unacceptable and will not be purchased by the County.



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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                                       SECTION 3
                                TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

3.2.3 Group No. 2 - Green Lithographic Fountain Solution, Blanket Wash and Chemicals
   a. Press wash and plate cleaner must meet Southern California VOC requirements of less than
      100 grams per liter.
   b. No heavy metals to be used in the formulations
   c. Prior to purchase GSA will test press chemicals, using our paper and our inks, to validate
      that:
      1. the County‟s minimum print quality standards are achieved
      2. within 2 hours printed sheets of coated paper must be sufficiently dry be subjected to
          finishing processes
      3. the County‟s established production standards are met
   d. Products to be tested will be supplied by the Bidder at no charge. The determination of the
      chemicals‟ performance will be made by 3 technically qualified County employees. Their
      decision will be final regarding the suitability of the chemicals. Chemicals not meeting these
      criteria will be deemed unacceptable and will not be purchased by the County.

3.2.3 Group 3 - Water Soluble Aqueous Coatings
   a. Coatings are required to contain no more than 6% volatile organic compounds (VOC‟s)
   b. No heavy metals to be used in the formulations
   c. Prior to purchase GSA will test the coatings, using our paper and our press chemicals, to
      validate that:
      1. the County‟s minimum print quality standards are achieved
      2. within 30-minutes printed sheets must be sufficiently dry be subjected to finishing
          processes
      3. the County‟s established production standards are met
      4. coatings must not inhibit die-cutters glue from securely adhering to the coated surface
      5. coatings must not inhibit ink jet printing (as used by letter shops and pre-sort encoders)
          from dying on the coated surface
   d. Products to be tested will be supplied by the Bidder at no charge. The determination of the
      coatings performance will be made by 3 technically qualified County employees. Their
      decision will be final regarding the suitability of the ink. Coatings not meeting these criteria
      will be deemed unacceptable and will not be purchased by the County.

3.2.4 Group 4 - Chemistry Free Printing Plates
   a. Prior to purchase, GSA, will test plates, using our platesetter and our materials, to validate
      that:
          1. the County‟s minimum print quality standards are achieved
          2. the printing life of the plate meets the County‟s standards
          3. the County‟s established production standards are met
   b. Products to be tested will be supplied by the bidder at no charge. The determination of plate
      performance will be made by 3 technically qualified County employees. Their decision will
      be final regarding the suitability of the plates. Plates not meeting these criteria will be
      deemed unacceptable and will not be purchased by the County.


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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                                                         BID NO.: -OTR
                                                           SECTION 4
                                                     BID SUBMITTAL FORM

Submit Bid To:                                                                                                      OPENING: 2:00 P.M.
CLERK OF THE BOARD
Stephen P. Clark Center                                                                                                                     , 2007
111 NW 1st Street
17th Floor, Suite 202
Miami, Florida 33128-1983


             PLEASE QUOTE PRICES F.O.B. DESTINATION, FREIGHT ALLOWED, LESS TAXES,
                         DELIVERED INMIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTE: Miami-Dade County is exempt from all taxes (Federal, State, Local). Bid price should be less all taxes. Tax Exemption Certificate furnished
upon request.

    Issued                       DPM                          Date Issued:                       This Bid Submittal Consists of
    by:MPG                Purchasing Division                                                    Pages 19 through 25
Sealed bids subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Invitation to Bid and the accompanying Bid Submittal. Such
other contract provisions, specifications, drawings or other data as are attached or incorporated by reference in the Bid
Submittal, will be received at the office of the Clerk of the Board at the address shown above until the above stated time
and date, and at that time, publicly opened for furnishing the supplies or services described in the accompanying Bid
Submittal Requirement.
                            LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS
                                   COATINGS AND PRESS CHEMICALS
              A Bid Deposit in the amount of 10.00 of the total amount of the bid shall accompany all bids
     A Performance Bond in the amount of 10.00 of the total amount of the bid will be required upon execution of the
                              contract by the successful bidder and Miami-Dade County
                  DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE

 ACCEPTED _____                    HIGHER THAN LOW _____
                                                                                  FIRM NAME: ______________________________
 NON-RESPONSIVE _____              NON-RESPONSIBLE _____

 DATE B.C.C. ___________           NO BID _____

 ITEM NOS. ACCEPTED _________________________________

 COMMODITY CODE:               700-57

 ******** M. Perez-Garviso                  ********

     RETURN ONE ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES OF BID SUBMITTAL PAGES AND
     AFFIDAVITS. THE BIDDER MAY, AT BIDDER’S OPTION, ALSO PROVIDE THE
      EXCEL FILE CONTAINING THE INFORMATION ON THE BIDDER PRICING
       DOCUMENT ON CD or DISKETTE. THE FILE TO BE PROVIDED IS TO BE
          DOWNLOADED AT http://services.miamidade.gov/DPM/SolicitationList.aspx

FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOCAL PREFERENCE
 ON PAGE 25 OF SECTION 4, BID SUBMITTAL FORM SHALL RENDER THE BIDDER
                   INELIGIBLE FOR LOCAL PREFERENCE
FAILURE TO SIGN PAGE 25 OF SECTION 4, BID SUBMITTAL FORM, WILL RENDER
                       YOUR BID NON-RESPONSIVE
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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                    BID NO.: -OTR
                                       BID SUBMITTAL FOR:
            LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS
                            AND PRESS CHEMICALS

        FIRM NAME:______________________________________________________________


All Bidders which meet or exceed the criteria established in this solicitation shall be placed on a Pre-
Qualification List that may be accessed by County departments in order to obtain price quotations
for the provision of environmentally friendly lithographic inks, printing plates, aqueous
coatings, press chemicals and related services.




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                             BID SUBMITTAL FOR:
       LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS
                       AND PRESS CHEMICALS

    FIRM NAME:______________________________________________________________




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                             BID SUBMITTAL FOR:
       LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS
                       AND PRESS CHEMICALS

    FIRM NAME:______________________________________________________________




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
                             BID SUBMITTAL FOR:
       LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS
                       AND PRESS CHEMICALS

    FIRM NAME:______________________________________________________________




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                               BID NO.: -OTR

                                    SECTION 4
                               BID SUBMITTAL FOR:

    LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS AND
                         PRESS CHEMICALS
                      ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ADDENDA


           INSTRUCTIONS: COMPLETE PART I OR PART II, WHICHEVER APPLIES

PART I:
  LIST BELOW ARE THE DATES OF ISSUE FOR EACH ADDENDUM RECEIVED IN
                      CONNECTION WITH THIS BID
                   Addendum #1, Dated

                   Addendum #2, Dated

                   Addendum #3, Dated

                   Addendum #4, Dated

                   Addendum #5, Dated

                   Addendum #6, Dated

                   Addendum #7, Dated

                   Addendum #8, Dated



PART II:
            NO ADDENDUM WAS RECEIVED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS BID



  FIRM NAME:


  AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE:                                    DATE:

                 TITLE OF OFFICER:




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                                                                       BID NO.: -OTR



                                                               BID SUBMITTAL FORM
Bid Title: LITHOGRAPHIC INKS & PRINTING PLATES, AQUEOUS COATINGS AND PRESS CHEMICALS
By signing this Bid Submittal Form the Bidder certifies that it satisfies all legal requirements (as an entity) to do business with the County, including all
Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics provisions in Section 2-11 of the Miami-Dade County Code. Any County employee or member of his or her immediate
family seeking to contract with the County shall seek a conflict of interest opinion from the Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission prior to submittal of a Bid
response or application of any type to contract with the County by the employee or his or her immediate family and file a copy of that request for opinion and
any opinion or waiver from the Board of County Commissioners with the Clerk of the Board. The affected employee shall file with the Clerk of the Board a
statement in a form satisfactory to the Clerk disclosing the employee‟s interest or the interest of his or her immediate family in the proposed contract and the
nature of the intended contract at the same time as or before submitting a Bid, response, or application of any type to contract with the County. Also a copy of
the request for a conflict of interest opinion from the Ethics Commission and any corresponding opinion, or any waiver issued by the Board of County
Commissioners, must be submitted with the response to the solicitation.

In accordance with Sec. 2-11.1(s) of the County Code as amended, prior to conducting any lobbying regarding this solicitation, the Bidder must file the
appropriate form with the Clerk of the Board stating that a particular lobbyist is authorized to represent the Bidder. Failure to file the appropriate
form in relation to each solicitation may be considered as evidence that the Bidder is not a responsible contractor.

The Bidder confirms that this Bid is made without prior understanding, agreement, or connection with any corporation, firm, or person submitting a Bid for the
same goods and/or services and in all respects is without collusion, and that the Bidder will accept any resultant award. Further, the undersigned acknowledges
that award of a contract is contingent upon Bidder registration. Failure to register as a Bidder within the specified time may result in your firm not being
considered for award.

Pursuant to Miami-Dade County Ordinance 94-34, any individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture or other legal entity having an officer, director, or
executive who has been convicted of a felony during the past ten (10) years shall disclose this information prior to entering into a contract with or receiving
funding from the County.
     □     Place a check mark here only if bidder has such conviction to disclose to comply with this requirement.
COUNTY USER ACCESS PROGRAM (UAP): Joint purchase and entity revenue sharing program
For the County‟s information, the bidder is requested to indicate, at „A‟ and „B‟ below, its general interest in participating in the Joint Purchase Program of the
County User Access Program (UAP) described in Section 2.21 of this contract solicitation, if that section is present in this solicitation document. Bidder
participation in the Joint Purchase portion of the UAP is voluntary, and the bidder‟s expression of general interest at „A‟ and „B‟ below is for the County‟s
information only and shall not be binding on the bidder.
      A. If awarded this County contract, would you be interest in participating in the Joint Purchase portion of the UAP with respect to other governmental,
             quasi-governmental or not-for-profit entities located within the geographical boundaries of Miami-Dade County?
                                               Yes                                 No
                                                                                  and
      B. If awarded this County contract, would you be interested in participating in the Joint Purchase portion of the UAP with respect to other
             governmental, quasi-governmental or not-for-profit entities located outside the geographical boundaries of Miami-Dade County?
                                               Yes                                 No
LOCAL PREFERENCE CERTIFICATION: The responding Bidder hereby attests, by checking one of the following blocks, that it is , or is not , a
local business. For the purpose of this certification, a “local business” is a business located within the limits of Miami-Dade County (or Broward County in
accordance with the Interlocal Agreement between the two counties) that conforms with the provisions of Section 1.10 of the General Terms and Conditions of
this solicitation and contributes to the economic development of the community in a verifiable and measurable way. This may include, but not be limited to,
the retention and expansion of employment opportunities and the support and increase to the County‟s tax base. Failure to complete this certification at this
time (by checking the appropriate box above) shall render the Bidder ineligible for Local Preference.
Firm Name:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Street Address:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mailing Address (if different):
_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone No. _______________________________                                               Fax No. _________________________

Email Address: ________________________________________                                     FEIN No. __/__-__/__/__/__/__/__/__

Prompt Payment Terms: _____% _____ days net _____days                                          *“By signing this document the bidder agrees to all Terms
         (Please see paragraph 1.2 H of General Terms and Conditions)                          and Conditions of this Solicitation and the resulting Contract”

Signature: ________________________________________________________________________
                                         (Signature of authorized agent)

Print Name: _____________________________________                        Title: ____________________________________________
                                Failure to sign this page shall render your Bid non-responsive.


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APPENDIX
AFFIDAVITS
 FORMAL BIDS
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                 BID NO.: -OTR




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                   BID NO.: -OTR




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY




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     MIAMI-DADE COUNTY                                                                  BID NO.: -OTR
     Note: This affidavit will be requested from all bidders once bids are received and evaluated.

                                                     COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT

                        (Code of Miami-Dade County Section 2-8.1.1 and 10-33.1) (Ordinance No. 08-113)

               BEFORE ME, A NOTARY PUBLIC, personally appeared _______________________ who being duly sworn
     states:                                                                   (insert name of affiant)
               I am over 18 years of age, have personal knowledge of the facts stated in this affidavit and I am an owner,
               officer, director, principal shareholder and/or I am otherwise authorized to bind the bidder of this contract.

     I state that the bidder of this contract:
     is not related to any of the other parties bidding in the competitive solicitation, and that the contractor’s proposal is
     genuine and not sham or collusive or made in the interest or on behalf of any person not therein named, and that the
     contractor has not, directly or indirectly, induced or solicited any other proposer to put in a sham proposal, or any other
     person, firm, or corporation to refrain from proposing, and that the proposer has not in any manner sought by collusion
     to secure to the proposer an advantage over any other proposer.
OR
     is related to the following parties who bid in the solicitation which are identified and listed below:




Note:Any person or entity that fails to submit this executed affidavit shall be ineligible for contract award. In the event a
    recommended contractor identifies related parties in the competitive solicitation its bid shall be presumed to be
    collusive and the recommended contractor shall be ineligible for award unless that presumption is rebutted by
    presentation of evidence as to the extent of ownership, control and management of such related parties in the
    preparation and submittal of such bids or proposals. Related parties shall mean bidders or proposers or the principals,
    corporate officers, and managers thereof which have a direct or indirect ownership interest in another bidder or
    proposer for the same agreement or in which a parent company or the principals thereof of one (1) bidder or proposer
    have a direct or indirect ownership interest in another bidder or proposer for the same agreement. Bids or proposals
    found to be collusive shall be rejected.

               By:                                                                                   20
                                Signature of Affiant                                   Date

                                                                    ___/___-___/___/___/___/___/___/___/
                 Printed Name of Affiant and Title                  Federal Employer Identification Number


                                                       Printed Name of Firm


                                            Address of Firm
               SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO (or affirmed) before me this ______ day of ________, 20___

     He/She is personally known to me or has presented                                                        as identification.
                                                                          Type of identification


                          Signature of Notary                                      Serial Number


                     Print or Stamp Name of Notary                                Expiration Date


               Notary Public – State of
                                                                                      Notary Seal

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