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					                                   MT DIABLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                  PURCHASING/WAREHOUSE DEPARTMENT
                                              2326 Bisso Lane
                                             Concord, CA 94520




                      RFQ NO. 1349

          ASBESTSOS ABATEMENT
          SERVICES – AT VARIOUS
              MDUSD SITES



                    DATE DUE: MAY 27, 2004 – 3:00 P.M.



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RFQ #1349: Asbestos Abatement Services
                                   REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS
                                          RFQ #1349
Notice is hereby given that sealed RFQ’s will be received at the Purchasing Department until May 27, 2004, at 3:00 p.m.
PST., at which time they will be publicly opened and read for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment, and performing
all work necessary and incidental to:

                  ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SEVICES as required – Various MDUSD Sites

In accordance with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District plans, specifications and contract documents.

RFQ’s shall be delivered and addressed to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Purchasing Department, Attn: Brian
Slaughter, 2326 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 94520, and shall be labeled, “RFQ #1349: Asbestos Abatement Services as
required – Various MDUSD Sites.” Submittal Deadline is May 27, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. Any Bidder who wishes his RFQ to
be considered is responsible for making certain that is RFQ is received in the Purchasing Department by the proper time.
No oral, telegraphic, electronic, facsimile, or telephonic RFQ’s or modifications will be considered unless specified. RFQ’s
received after the scheduled RFQ Submittal Deadline will be returned unopened. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to
see that any RFQ submitted shall have sufficient time to be received by the Purchasing Department before the RFQ
Submittal Deadline. Late RFQ’s will be returned to the Bidder unopened.

The receiving time in the Purchasing Department will the governing time for acceptability of RFQ’s. RFQ’s will not be
accepted by telephone or facsimile machine. RFQ’s must bear original signatures and figures.

Specifications. Specifications may be examined and obtained at no charge at the Purchasing Department, or by calling
(925) 825-7440, ext. 3741. Specifications may also be e-mailed.

This RFQ may also be viewed on-line at the following web address: http//www.govbids.com and clicking on the Bay Area
Purchasing System link. All vendors who wish to do business with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District are asked to
register at this web site. This a free service; however vendors have the option of receiving automatic e-mail or fax
notifications for an additional fee. Please call (925) 825-7440, ext. 3742, for any questions regarding this matter.


____________________________________
Signature
Brian Slaughter, Director of Purchasing & Warehouse

Published:      Contra Costa Times
                May 10 & May 17, 2004




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                                     INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
                                            RFQ #1349
                                                       SECTION I
FIRM QUOTE
Bidders’ prices shall remain firm for a period of ninety (90) days from the Date Due, unless otherwise specified in the
Request for Quotation (RFQ).

FORMS
RFQ’s must be submitted on preprinted RFQ Forms supplied by the Purchasing Department.

INFORMED BIDDERS
Before submitting RFQ’s, Bidders must fully inform themselves of the conditions, requirements and specifications of the
work or materials to be furnished. Failure to do so will be at Bidder’s own risk and they cannot secure relief on the plea of
error.

INK OR TYPEWRITTEN
All information, prices, notations, signatures, and corrections must be in ink or typewritten. Mistakes may be crossed out
and corrections typed or printed adjacent to the mistake and initialed in ink by the person signing the RFQ.

PAYMENT TERMS
Discounts for payments made twenty (20) days or more from receipt of invoice will be considered in award of RFQ.
Payment discounts must be clearly shown on the RFQ form.

PRICES
Prices shall be stated in units and quotations made separately on each item. Where there is a conflict between unit prices
and extended prices, unit prices will govern. Where there is a conflict between words and figures, words will govern.

OFFERS OF MORE THAN ONE PRICE
Bidders are allowed to submit more than one RFQ, but not more than four RFQ’s. Bidders may submit one Base RFQ
and up to three (3) Alternate RFQ’s. Where Bidder submits more than one RFQ, one RFQ should be marked “Base RFQ”
and the others should be marked “Alternate RFQ.” Each RFQ Quote and each Alternate RFQ shall be submitted in
accordance with the terms and conditions of this solicitation. Bidders may reproduce this solicitation to submit alternate
RFQ’s. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District will not furnish additional forms for submitting alternate RFQ’s.

QUESTIONS, INTERPRETATION, OR CORRECTION OF RFQ DOCUMENTS
Bidders shall notify the Purchasing Agent promptly of any error, omission, or inconsistency that may be discovered during
examination of the solicitation. Requests for interpretation, correction, or clarification shall be made in writing to the
Purchasing Agent. Questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing, either by mail or facsimile, to the
Purchasing Agent at 2326 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 94520, or by fax to (925) 687-5044, and shall arrive at least four (4)
working days before the Submittal Deadline. Any questions received after the deadline will not be addressed. Bidder’s
company name, address, phone, and fax number, and contact person must be included with the questions or comments.
Oral questions may be presented at any pre-bid conference held for this solicitation.

CLARIFICATION, CORRECTIONS, OR CHANGES TO SPECIFICATIONS
All clarifications, corrections, or changes to the solicitation documents will be made by Addendum only. Bidders shall not
rely upon interpretations, corrections, or changes made in any other manner, whether by telephone, in person, or at a pre-
bid conference. Interpretations, corrections and changes shall not be binding unless made by Addendum. All Addenda
shall become part of the RFQ documents. Addendum will be sent to all known solicitation holders by facsimile or U.S.
Mail.

It is the Bidder’s sole responsibility to ascertain that it has received all Addenda issued for this solicitation. All Addenda
must be acknowledged and returned on or before the Submittal Deadline, unless otherwise directed by Addendum.

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RESULTS
A tabulation of the RFQ’s received will be available within a reasonable time after the Date Due. Results will be faxed or
mailed to interested parties upon request.

RULES FOR SUBMITTING RFQ’S

    1.      Date Due: Quotes must arrive in the Purchasing Department, 2326 Bisso Lane, Concord, CA 94520, by the
            Date Due shown on the Request for Quotation (RFQ). The Date Due is May 27, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

    2.      Responsibility: Bidders are solely responsible for ensuring their RFQ is received by the Mt. Diablo Unified
            School District in accordance with the solicitation requirements, before the date and time specified in the
            RFQ, and at the place specified. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District shall not be responsible for any
            delays in mail or by common carriers or by transmission errors or delays or mistaken delivery. Delivery of
            RFQ shall be made at the office specified in the RFQ. Deliveries made before the Date Due and time but to
            the wrong Mt. Diablo Unified School District office will be considered non-responsive unless re-delivery is
            made to the office specified before the Date Due and time specified in the RFQ.

    3.      Time for Receipt: If no time for receipt is specified, the RFQ shall be due by midnight on the date indicated.
            RFQ’s received after the date and/or time stated will be considered late and will not be considered for award.

    4.      Extension of Date Due and/or Time: The Mt. Diablo Unified School District reserves the right to extend the
            Date Due and/or time when it is in the best interest of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

    5.      Facsimile Transmissions: RFQ’s may be submitted by facsimile unless prohibited herein. Submittal of a RFQ
            by facsimile shall be interpreted to mean the bidder understands and agrees that the Mt. Diablo Unified
            School District will consider only those portions of the RFQ received before the Date Due and/or time
            specified herein. Any pages received after the Date Due and/or time will not be considered. Any bidder
            purposely impeding the facsimile transmission of other bidders will be disqualified from quoting.

    6.      Forms: To be considered for award, each RFQ shall be made on forms furnished by the Mt. Diablo Unified
            School District.

    7.      Late RFQ’s: This is an informal solicitation with an informal Date Due. The Date Due has been established
            for the convenience of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District; it is not a firm date. The Mt. Diablo Unified
            School District reserves the right to accept RFQ’s received after the Date Due. However, RFQ’s received
            after an award has been made will be determined to be “late” and will not be considered.

    8.      Signature: To be considered for award, each RFQ shall be signed by an authorized representative of the
            bidder.

    9.      Unsealed: RFQ’s may be submitted by hand, electronically or by facsimile or any other method specified by
            the RFQ. It is not necessary that RFQ’s be submitted in a sealed envelope.

    10.     Terms of the Offer: The Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s acceptance of Bidder’s offer shall be limited to the
            terms herein unless expressly agreed in writing by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. RFQ’s offering
            terms other than those shown herein will be declared non-responsive and will not be considered.

    11.     Withdrawal: Bidders’ authorized representative may withdraw RFQ’s only by written request received by the
            Purchasing Agent before the RFQ Date Due. After that time, Bidders may not withdraw their RFQ’s for a
            period of ninety (90) days from the date of the opening. At no time may the successful Bidder(s) withdraw his
            RFQ.

                                             END OF SECTION I


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                                          SECTION II
                               SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR SERVICES
ACCESSIBILITY
The Bidder shall fully inform himself regarding any peculiarities and limitations of the spaces available for the performance
of work under this RFQ. He shall exercise due and particular caution to determine that all parts of his work are made
quickly and easily accessible.

AUTHORITY OF THE MT. DIABLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Subject to the power and authority of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District as provided by law in this contract, the Mt.
Diablo Unified School District shall, in all cases, determine the quantity, quality, and acceptability of the work, materials
and supplies for which payment is to be made under this contract. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District shall decide
questions that may arise relative to the fulfillment of the contract or the obligations of the contractor hereunder.

CHANGES IN THE WORK
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District may, at any time work is in progress, by written order and without notice to the
sureties, make alternations in the terms of work as shown in the specifications, require the performance of extra work,
decrease the quantity of work, or make such other changes as the Mt. Diablo Unified School District may find necessary
or desirable. The contractor shall not claim forfeiture of contract by reasons of such changes by the Mt. Diablo Unified
School District. Changes in work and the amount of compensation to be paid to the contractor for any extra work as so
ordered shall be determined in accordance with the unit prices quoted.

CLEAN-UP
During performance and upon completion of work on this project, Contractor will remove all unused equipment and
instruments of service, all excess or unsuitable materials, trash, rubbish and debris, and legally dispose of same, unless
otherwise directed by these specifications. Contractor shall leave entire area in a neat, clean, and acceptable condition
as approved by the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE ACT
Contractor agrees in accordance with Section 1735 and 1777.6 of the California Labor Code, and the California Fair
Employment Practice Act (Sections 1410-1433), that in the hiring of common or skilled labor for the performance of any
work under this contract or any subcontract hereunder, no contractor, material supplier or vendor shall, by reason of race,
color, national origin or ancestry, or religion, discriminate against any person who is qualified and available to perform the
work to which such employment relates.

CONTRACT INCORPORATION
This contract embodies the entire contract between the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and the Contractor. The parties
shall not be bound or be liable for any statement, representation, promise, inducement or understanding of any kind or
nature not set forth herein. No changes, amendments, or modifications of any of the terms or conditions of the contract
shall be valid unless reduced to writing and signed by both parties. The complete contract shall include the entire
contents of the RFQ solicitation, all addenda, all of Bidder’s successful submittal, supplemental agreements, change
orders, performance bond(s), and any and all written agreements which alter, amend or extend the contract.

COOPERATION BETWEEN CONTRACTORS
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District reserves the rights to contract for and perform other or additional work on or near
the work covered by these specifications. When separate contracts are let within the limits of any one project, each
contractor shall conduct his work so as not to interfere with or hinder the progress or completion of the work being
performed by other contractors. Contractors working on the same project shall cooperate with each other as directed.
Each contractor involved shall assume all liability, financial or otherwise, in connection with his contract and shall protect
and save harmless the Mt. Diablo Unified School District from any and all damages or claims that may arise because of
inconvenience, delays, or loss experienced by him because of the presence and operations of other contractors working
within the limits of the same project.




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COORDINATION WITH AGENCIES
The contractor shall coordinate his activities with the proper regulatory agencies and have their representative on site at
the proper times.

DAMAGE
The contractor shall be held responsible for any breakage, loss of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s equipment or
supplies through negligence of the Contractor or his employee while working on the Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s
premises. The Contractor shall be responsible for restoring or replacing any equipment, facilities, etc. so damaged. The
Contractor shall immediately report to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District any damages to the premises resulting from
services performed under this contract. Failure or refusal to restore or replace such damaged property will be a breach of
this contract.

EXAMINATION OF SPECIFICATIONS AND SITE
Bidder is expected to carefully examine the site of the proposed work and all bid specifications, documents and forms. He
shall satisfy himself as to the character, quality, and quantities of work to be performed, materials to be furnished and the
requirements of the proposed specifications.

HOLD HARMLESS
Successful Bidder agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, it’s governing
body, officers, employees, and insurance carriers, individually and collectively, from all losses, claims, suits, demands,
expenses, subrogation, attorneys’ fees, or actions of any kind in nature resulting from personal injury to any person
(including bodily injury and death), or damage to any property, arising or alleged to have arisen out of Bidder’s negligent
acts, errors, omissions, or performance of the work to be performed under the terms of the contract if awarded. The
amount and type of insurance coverage requirements set forth herein will in no way be construed as limiting the scope of
indemnity in this paragraph.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
In accepting this contract, Contractor covenants that it presently has no interest, and shall not acquire any interest, direct
or indirect, financial or otherwise, which would conflict in any manner or degree with the performance of the services
hereunder. Contractor further covenants that, in the performance of this contract, no subcontractor or person having such
an interest shall be employed. Contractor certifies, that to the best of his knowledge, no one who has or will have any
financial interest under this contract is an officer or employee of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. It is expressly
agreed by Contractor, that in the performance of the services required under this contract, Contractor and any of its
subcontractors or employees, shall at times be considered independent contractors and not agents of the Mt. Diablo
Unified School District.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
With respect to the performance of work under this Agreement, CONTRACTOR shall maintain and shall require all of its
subcontractors to maintain insurance as described below:

    1.      Worker’s Compensation Insurance with statuatory limits as required by the Labor Code or the State of
            California. Said policy shall be endorsed with the following specific language: “This policy shall not be
            cancelled or materially changed without first giving thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Mt. Diablo Unified
            School District.”

    2.      Commercial or Comprehensive General Liability Insurance covering bodily injury and property damage
            utilizing an occurrence policy form, in an amount no less than $1,000,000.00 combined single limit each
            occurrence and $2,000,000.00 in the aggregate. Said insurance shall include, but not be limited to: premises
            and operations liability, independent contractor’s liability, and personal injury liability.

    3.      Automobile Liability Insurance covering bodily injury and property damage in an amount no less than
            $1,000,000.00 combined single limit for each occurrence. Said insurance shall include coverage for owned,
            hired, and non-owned vehicles.




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    4.      Each said comprehensive or commercial general liability and automobile liability insurance policy shall be
            endorsed with the following language:

            a. DISTRICT, its officers and employees, is named as additional insured for all liability arising out of the
               operations by or on behalf of the named insured in the performance of this Agreement. (The Mt. Diablo
               Unified School District, Its Officers and Employees must be named on an additional certificate that
               accompanies the Certificate of Insurance. This can be done on Form B, Form CG2010 or an Additional
               Blanket Form).

            b. The inclusion of more than one insured shall not operate to impair the rights of one insured against
               another insured, and the coverage afforded shall apply as though separate policies had been issued to
               each insured, but the inclusion of more than one insured shall not operate to increase the limits of the
               company’s liability.
            c. The insurance provided herein is primary coverage to DISTRICT with respect to any insurance or self-
               insurance programs maintained by DISTRICT and no insurance held or owned by DISTRICT shall be
               called upon to contribute to a loss.

            d. This policy shall not be cancelled or materially changed without first giving thirty (30) days prior written
               notice to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

    5.      Professional Liability (Errors and Omissions) Insurance for all activities of the CONTRACTOR arising out of or
            in connection with this Agreement in an amount no less than $500,000.00 combined single limit for each
            occurrence endorsed with the following specific language: “This policy shall not be cancelled or materially
            changed without first giving thirty (30) days prior written notice to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.”

    6.      Documentation: Within ten (10) consecutive calendar days of award of contract, successful Bidder must
            furnish the Mt. Diablo Unified School District the following documentation to the DISTRICT:

            a. Properly executed Certificates of Insurance clearly evidencing all coverage’s, limits and endorsements
               required above. Said certificates shall be submitted prior to the execution of this Agreement.

            b. Signed copies of the specified endorsements for each policy. Said endorsement copies shall be
               submitted within thirty (30) days of execution of this Agreement.

            c.   Upon DISTRICT’S written request, certified copies of insurance policies. Said policy copies shall be
                 submitted within thirty (30) days of DISTRICT’S request.

    7.      Policy Obligations: CONTRACTOR’S indemnity and other obligations shall not be limited by the foregoing
            insurance requirements.

    8.      Material Breach: If CONTRACTOR, for any reason, fails to maintain insurance coverage that is required
            pursuant to this Agreement, the same shall be deemed a material breach of contract. The DISTRICT, at is
            sole option, may terminate this Agreement and obtain damages from the CONTRACTOR resulting from said
            breach.

            Alternatively, the DISTRICT may purchase such required insurance coverage, and without further notice to
            CONTRACTOR, the District may deduct from sums due to CONTRACTOR any premium costs advanced by
            DISTRICT for such insurance. These remedies shall be in addition to any other remedies available to the
            DISTRICT.

LAWS – ADHERENCE TO ALL LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS
The contractor shall adhere to all applicable health and safety laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, those
promulgated by CAL-OSHA, FED-OSHA, EPA, the California State Department of Health Services, and the County
Environmental Health Department.


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MEAUREMENTS
It is the responsibility of the Bidder to make all measurements to determine his bid price. The Mt. Diablo Unified School
District will not be responsible for determining the quantities of materials necessary to complete the work specified.

PERMITS
Unless otherwise specified herein, Contractor shall, at this expense, obtain all permits and licenses and pay all charges
and fees necessary for the performance of the contract, and shall give all public notices necessary for the lawful
performance of the contract.

Contractor shall pay all taxes, levies, duties and assessments of every nature due in connection with any work under the
contract, shall make any and all payroll deductions required by law, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Mt. Diablo
Unified School District from any liability on account of any and all such taxes, levies, duties assessments and deductions.

PROTECTION OF PUBLIC
Adequate warning devices, barricades, guards, flagmen or other necessary precautions shall be taken by the Contractor
to give advised and reasonable protection, safety and warning
to persons and vehicular traffic concerned in the area.

REJECTION OF WORK
Contractor agrees that the Mt. Diablo Unified School District has the right to make all final determinations as to whether
the work has been satisfactorily completed.

UNKNOWN OBSTRUCTIONS
Should any unknown obstruction be encountered during the course of this contract, the Contractor shall immediately bring
it to the attention of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. The Contractor shall be responsible for the protection of all
existing equipment, furniture, or utilities encountered within the work area.

VIEW JOB SITE
Prospective Bidders may view the job site by making an appointment with Mr. Steve Campbell, Assistant Maintenance
and Operations Supervisor. Please call (925) 825-7440, ext. 3803.

                                             END OF SECTION II




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                                                  SECTION III
                                                SCOPE OF WORK
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District desires to contract for labor, material, facilities, equipment, services and testing
necessary to remove and dispose of asbestos containing material as needed from various sites located throughout the
District, in accordance with the terms, conditions and specifications contained herein. NOTE: All sales tax and delivery
charges must be included in the unit price as bid.

The project scope of work will include, but is not limited to the following: removing acoustical ceiling, lath/plaster,
ductwork, and roofing materials containing asbestos, and disposing of same in accordance with A.H.E.R.A., EPA and
OSHA regulations, and any other applicable Federal, State and local government regulations.

All work shall be performed at various locations throughout the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (District).

A CONTRACTOR MUST BE LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO PERFORM ASBESTOS REMOVAL
WORK. RFQ’S FROM CONTRACTORS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    1.      SUMMARY OF WORK
            All work area preparation, removal procedures, waste packaging and disposal, use of personal protective
            equipment, and final testing must be done in accordance with these specifications, DOT, EPA, OSHA,
            NIOSH, State of California regulations, and any other applicable federal, state and local government
            regulations. Whenever there is a conflict or overlap of the above references, the most stringent provisions are
            applicable.

            Where references are made to the quantity of ACM, these are estimated quantities only and are not be used
            for purposes other than general information.

            a. Scope of Work: Furnish all labor, materials, facilities, equipment, services, employee training and testing,
               and permits necessary to remove and dispose of ACM on an as-needed basis for a period of one (1) year
               with an option to renew for one (1) additional year.

                 The anticipated schedule for this project is: July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2006

                 This project will include the removal of asbestos-containing flooring, TSI, interior wallboard systems
                 exterior plaster, stucco and roofing materials.

            b. Clearance Criteria: A visual inspection will be conducted by the designated C.I.H. at the request of the
               contractor. Once a visual clearance has been given, the consultant will aggressively blow the area with a
               high-powdered leaf blower. Air samples will then be collected and submitted to a certified laboratory for
               PCM analysis. Clearance will be given and the project shall be considered completed if all samples
               analyzed are at or below 0.01 fibers/cc. All AHERA protocols must be observed.

            c.   Power and Water: The District will provide all electricity and water for the project. The Contractor will be
                 responsible for supplying and maintaining all equipment necessary for electrical and water connections
                 from the source to the work area.

    2.      DEFINITIONS
            The following definitions pertain to the work of these contract documents:
               • Abatement - procedures to decrease or eliminate fiber release from pre-cast, spray-or-trowel-applied
                     asbestos-containing building materials. Includes encapsulation, enclosures and removal.
               • AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, Public Law 99-519, 40 CFR Part 763,
                     Subpart E
               • Airlock – system for permitting ingress or egress of personnel without permitting air movement
                     between a contaminated area and an uncontaminated area, typically consisting of two curtained
                     doorways at least three feet apart.

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                •   Air Monitoring – the process of measuring the fiber content of a specific volume of air during a stated
                    period of time.
                •   Amended Water – water to which a surfactant has been added.
                •   ANSI – American National Standards Institute.
                •   ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials.
                •   Class I Asbestos Work – removal of surfacing materials sprayed or troweled or otherwise applied to
                    surfaces, and removal of thermal surfacing insulation.
                •   Class II Asbestos Work – removal of any other asbestos-containing material which is not TSI or
                    surfacing ACM.
                •   Class III Asbestos Work – repair and maintenance activities involving intentional disturbance of
                    ACM/PACM.
                •   Clean Room – an uncontaminated area or room which is part of the worker decontamination
                    enclosure system, with provisions for storage of workers’ street clothes and protective equipment.
                    Also known as the “Change Room.”
                •   Critical Barrier – seal applied to openings connecting the abatement area with adjacent spaces that
                    will not be included in the containment. Critical barriers shall not be exposed to the gross removal
                    environment. Examples of openings requiring critical barriers include, but are not limited to: HVAC
                    vents and diffusers, doorways, windows, floor, wall, and ceiling penetrations, and air plenums.
                •   Curtained Doorway – a device to allow ingress or egress from one room to another while minimizing
                    air movement between the rooms. Two curtained doorways spaced a minimum of three feet apart
                    from an airlock.
                •   Decontamination Enclosure System – a series of connected rooms, with curtained doorways between
                    any two adjacent rooms, for the decontamination of workers or of materials and equipment. A
                    worker’s decontamination enclosure system always contains at least five airlocks (rooms). This
                    would consist of a clean room, shower room, and an equipment room separated by airlocks. An
                    equipment decontamination system always contains at least three airlocks (rooms).
                •   Encapsulation – the sealing of asbestos surfaces involving application of a material (encapsulant) that
                    will develop or coat the fiber matrix and eliminate fiber fallout and protect against contact damage.
                •   Enclosure – procedures necessary to completely enclose material containing asbestos behind
                    airtight, impermeable, permanent barriers.
                •   EPA – United States Environmental Protection of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
                •   Equipment Decontamination Enclosure System – a decontamination enclosure system for materials
                    and equipment, typically consisting of a washroom, an airlock, and a holding area.
                •   Equipment Room – a contaminated area or room which is part of the worker decontamination
                    enclosure system, with provisions for storage of contaminated clothing and equipment.
                •   Fixed Object (Immovable Object) – a unit of equipment or furniture in the work area which cannot be
                    removed from the work area.
                •   HEPA Filter – a High Efficiency Particulate Absolute (HEPA) filter capable of trapping and retaining
                    99.97% of asbestos fibers greater than 0.3 microns in length.
                •   HEPA Vacuum Equipment – vacuuming equipment fitted with a HEPA-filtration system.
                •   Holding Area – a chamber between the washroom and uncontaminated area in the equipment
                    decontamination enclosure system. The holding area comprises an airlock.
                •   Moveable Object – a unit of equipment or furniture in the work area which can be removed from the
                    work area.
                •   NESHAPS – National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants.
                •   N.E.C. – National Electrical Code.
                •   NIOSH – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
                •   OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
                •   Plastic Sheeting – plastic sheet material of specified thickness used for protection of walls, floors,
                    etc., and used to seal openings into the work area - shall be rated as flame retardant.
                •   Powered Air Purifying Respirator - PAPR
                •   Removal – the act of removing asbestos-containing or contaminated materials from the structure
                    under properly controlled conditions to a suitable disposal site.



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                •   Shower Room – a room constituting an airlock between the clean room and the equipment room in
                    the worker decontamination enclosure system - with hot, cold or warm running water suitably
                    arranged for complete showering during decontamination.
                •   Surfactant – a chemical-wetting agent added to water to improve penetrating ability, thus reducing the
                    quantity of water required to saturate asbestos-containing materials.
                •   Wet cleaning – the process of eliminating asbestos contamination from building surfaces and objects
                    by using cloths, mops, or other cleaning tools which have been dampened with amended water, and
                    by afterwards disposing of these cleaning tools as asbestos-contaminated waste.
                •   Washroom – a room between the work area and the holding area in the equipment decontamination
                    enclosure system. The washroom comprises an airlock.
                •   Work Area – area or areas of project which undergo abatement or are contaminated.
                •   Worker Decontamination Enclosure System – a decontamination enclosure system for workers -
                    typically consisting of a clean room, an airlock, a shower room, and an equipment room.

    3.      QUALITY CRITERIA – Qualifications for Performance of the Work
            • Contractor (or subcontractor engaged to perform the Work of this Section) shall have a record of not less
              than four (4) years successful experience in asbestos removal and related work similar in scope and
              magnitude to this Project. Submit list of successful completed projects for verification.
            • The contractor must have a supervisor on site. The supervisor shall remain outside the work area at all
              times while work is in progress. Submit resumes as specified. The supervisor must have completed and
              be certified by taking an EPA approved course to become a “Competent Person.”
            • Use only trained and experienced asbestos removal workers to perform the work.
            • Submit an outline of Contractor/Worker training courses and medical surveillance program conducted by
              the Contractor.

    4.      REFERENCE STANDARDS – Acknowledge, by executing the Contract, awareness and familiarity with the
            contents and requirements of the following regulations, codes, standards, guidance documents, assume
            responsibility for the performance of the Work in strict compliance therewith and for every instance of failure
            to comply therewith. The current issue of each document shall govern. Where conflict between requirements
            or with the Contract Documents exists, the more stringent requirements shall apply.
            • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (Public Law 99-519, 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E).
            • U.S. Environmental Protection Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Regulations for Asbestos (Code of
                  Federal Regulations Title 40, Part 61, Subparts A and M).
            • U.S. Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Regional National Emissions
                  Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS).
            • U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Asbestos Regulations
                  (Code of Federal Regulations Title 29, Part 1910, Section 1910.1001 and Part 1926, Section 1926.1101.)
            • U.S. Environmental Protection Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Office of Toxic Substances
                  Guidance Document, “Asbestos-Containing Materials in School Buildings,” Part I and Part II.
            • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (Code of Federal
                  Regulations, Title 34, Parts 230 and 231), Federal Register, Volume 46, No. 11, January 16, 1981).
            • U.S. Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Office of Pesticide and Toxic
                  Substances Guidance Document, “Guidance for Controlling Friable Asbestos-Containing Materials in
                  Buildings,” EPA 560/5-85-024, June, 1985.
            • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Standard.
            • U.S. Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Office of Solid Waste Guidance
                  Document, “Asbestos Waste Management Guidance,” EPA/530-SW-007, May, 1985.
            • U.S. Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Office of Pesticide and Toxic
                  Substance Guidance Document, “Measuring Airborne Asbestos Following an Abatement Action,” EPA
                  600/4-85-049, November, 1985.
            • U.S. Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District (EPA) Office of Pesticide and Toxic
                  Substances Asbestos Action Program Guidance Document, “A Guide to Respiratory Protection for the
                  Asbestos Abatement Industry.” EPA 560-OPTS-86-001, September, 1986.
            • All state, county, and district codes and ordinances as applicable. Make available for review at this site,
                  one copy of EPA, OSHA, and applicable state, county, and district regulations governing the Work.
            • Environmental Protection of Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Title 22, Divisions 45 and 4.5.
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    5.      TEST REPORTS

            •   Prior test results of asbestos-containing materials (which are specifically excluded from these Contract
                Documents) taken from building surfaces are available for review at the office of the District. However,
                the Contractor is cautioned that, any interpretations, opinions, and conclusions will be those made,
                formed, and drawn solely the Contractor.
            •   In as much as randomly and/or arbitrarily selected areas were sampled, the District makes no
                representation, warranty, or guaranty that the conditions indicated by the test reports either are
                representative of those existing throughout the area, or that unforeseen developments may not occur, or
                that materials other than, or in proportions different from, those indicated may not exist.

    6.      PRODUCT HANDLING

            •   Deliver all materials as described in Part 2 of this Section in the original package, containers, or bundles
                bearing the name of the manufacturer and the brand name.
            •   Store all materials subject to damage off the ground, away from wet or damp surfaces, and under cover
                sufficient to prevent damage or contamination.
            •   Remove from the premises, all damaged or deteriorating materials. Dispose of materials that become
                contaminated with asbestos in accordance with applicable regulatory standards.

    7.      WORKSITE CONDITIONS

            Worker and Visitor Procedures – The Contractor is hereby advised that asbestos has been determined by the
            U.S. Government and the State of California to be a CANCER-CAUSING AGENT and Contractor shall
            provide workers and visitors with respirators which, as a minimum, shall meet the requirements of OSHA 29
            CFR 1926.1101 and 1926.62 and protective clothing during preparation of system of enclosures, prior to
            commencing, during actual asbestos removal, and until final air test show the area has passed FINAL
            CLEARANCE INSPECTIONS.

    8.      PERSONNEL PROTECTION – Worker Training
            • AHERA Accreditation – All workers are to have a minimum accreditation as Abatement Workers as
               required by the AHERA regulation 40 CFR 763 Appendix C to Subpart E, April 30, 1987.
            • State and Local Licenses – All workers are to be trained, certified and accredited as required by state or
               local code of regulation including Office of Local Assistance registration for work in schools covered by
               AHERA.
            • Prior to commencement of work, all workers shall be instructed by the Contractor in accordance with
               OSHA Asbestos Standard 29 CFR 1926.1101, and shall be knowledgeable in the hazards of asbestos
               exposure, use and fitting of respirators, protective clothing, decontamination procedures and all aspects
               of asbestos work procedures and asbestos removal.
            • Contractor acknowledges and agrees that he is solely responsible for enforcing worker protection
               requirements at least equal to those specified in the Section.
            • Contractor shall provide workers with personally issued and marked respiratory equipment approved by
               NIOSH and MSHA and accepted by OSHA for the type of work being performed.
            • Where respirators with disposable filters are used, provide sufficient filters for replacement as necessary
               by the workers, or as required by applicable regulations.
            • Provide respiratory protection as needed from the time of the first operation involving contact with
               asbestos-containing materials (including construction of airtight barriers/barricades, and placing of plastic
               sheeting on walls) until acceptance of final air test results by the District. During all operations,
               respirators will be selected in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.1101 (g).
               The employer shall provide half face-piece air purifying respirators for all employees within the regulated
               area where Class III work is being performed for which a negative exposure assessment has not been
               performed as prescribed in 29 CFR 1926.1101. Additionally, the employer shall provide full face-piece,
               powered air purifying respirators for all employees within the regulated area where Class I & II work is
               being performed for which a negative exposure assessment has not been performed.


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                The employer shall provide a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) in lieu of any negative pressure
                respirator whenever an employee chooses to use this type of respirator and when the respirator will
                provide adequate protection for the employee. If a PAPR is to be used because of negative pressure
                respirator will provide inadequate protection, the PAPR must be quantitatively and qualitatively fit tested.

            •   Reserve two PAPR’s to be used solely for the District.
            •   Contractor shall be solely responsible for scheduling necessary personal air monitoring by an
                independent air technician certified by CAL/OSHA. Contractor shall pay for all costs associated with such
                testing. Contractor shall also submit personal sample results to the District three (3) days after analysis
                and no later than seven (7) calendar days after sample collection. The District also reserves the right to
                request additional personal sampling, at no cost to the District, to confirm previous results.
            •   Permit no visitors, except for government inspectors having jurisdiction, or District, in the work area after
                commencement of asbestos disturbance or removal. Provide authorized visitors with suitable respirators
                and protective equipment.
            •   Provide workers with sufficient sets of protective disposable clothing, consisting of full-body coveralls,
                head covers, gloves and foot covers, of sizes to properly fit individual workers.
            •   Leave reusable equipment, apparel and protection devices (excluding respirators) in the contaminated
                equipment room until the end of the asbestos abatement work, at which time, such items shall be
                disposed of as contaminated waste or decontaminated for reuse.
            •   Provide authorized visitors with a set of suitable protective disposable clothing, respirators, headgear, eye
                protection, and footwear of sizes to properly fit visitors whenever they are required to enter the work area.
            •   Provide, in addition to respirators and protective clothing provided for authorized visitors, protective
                clothing for use by District. Furnish protective clothing in as many sets as required for full-time monitoring
                by District.

    9.      MATERIALS
            • Plastic Sheeting – shall be of the thickness specified, in sizes to minimize the frequency of joints. Utilize
              reinforced plastic sheeting of specified thickness on walls of negative pressure enclosure. Use of “spray-
              on-poly” is not permitted on walls. Plastic sheeting shall be fire retardant under California Admin. Code
              Title 24.
            • Tape – shall be glass fiber or other type capable of sealing joints of adjacent sheets of plastic and for
              attachment of plastic sheet to finished or unfinished surfaces under both dry and wet conditions.
            • Surfactant (wetting agent) – shall consist of a mixture of “Dust-Set Amended Water Base” (Matheson
              Chemical Corporation) or equal, and water, mixed to manufacturer’s specifications. The Contractor shall
              be responsible for verifying that the surfactant is compatible with the materials to be removed and their
              substrate. If found to be incompatible, the Contractor shall supply suitable wetting agents at no extra cost
              to the District.
            • Sealant (encapsulant) – shall be manufactured by reputable, established manufacturer of
              encapsulant/sealant materials and be approved specifically for use in asbestos-contaminated
              environments. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to determine compatibility of the sealant with the
              materials and conditions. Encapsulant is to be water-based and fire retardant when dry. The contractor
              must submit a letter from the manufacturer of the encapsulant stating that the encapsulant to be used
              during floor tile removal is compatible with the adhesive to be used during the installation of the new floor
              tile.
            • Impermeable Containers – Shall be suitable to receive and retain any asbestos-containing or
              contaminated materials until disposal of an approved site and shall be labeled in accordance with OSHA
              Regulation 29 CFR 1926.1101. Containers must be both air and water-tight and must be resistant to
              damage and rupture. The two types of impermeable containers which may be used are:
                    1.      Metal or fiber drums with tightly fitting lids, lined with six-mil plastic, and;
                    2.      Six-mil plastic bags sized to fit within the lined drums
            • Warning Labels and Signs – shall be required by OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1926.1101. If any person,
              not an employee of the Contractor or of the District, may be exposed to asbestos, warning shall be
              provided in accordance with California Health & Safety Code #25249.6 et seq., and regulations
              promulgated thereunder.



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            •   Other Materials – Provide all other materials, such as lumber, nails and hardware, which may be required
                to construct and dismantle the decontamination system and the barriers that isolate the work area. All
                building materials shall be fire retardant.

    10.     TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
            • Provide suitable tools for asbestos-containing material removal.
            • Water Sprayer – Utilize airless or other low-pressure sprayer for amended water application.
            • Air Purifying Equipment (for internal re-circulation in the work area – shall use standard negative air
               filtration units equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration Systems. Verify that no
               internal air movement system or purification equipment exhausts contaminated air from inside the work
               area into uncontaminated areas.
            • Scaffolding – shall be as required to accomplish the specified work and shall meet all applicable safety
               regulations. Scaffolding shall be non-flammable.
            • Transportation – as required for loading, temporary storage, transit, and unloading of contaminated waste
               without exposure to persons or property. Use only enclosed or covered trucks to haul waste containers to
               prevent loss or damage of containers in route to the landfill. All haulers of hazardous waste shall be
               approved hazardous waste haulers.
            • Encapsulant Sprayer – airless
            • Vacuums – Use HEPA type such as NILFISK GA 73, or approved equal.

    11.     FIRE AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
            • Smoking will be prohibited on District Property. No smoking signs should be posted prominently at the
               entrance.
            • The Contractor will provide a written fire prevention plan prior to commencing work. The plan will list all
               potential fire hazards and their control procedures; the names and job titles of those responsible for
               maintenance of equipment and systems installed to prevent fire hazards; and the procedures and
               schedules used to ensure that equipment used in the containment will not cause accidental ignition.
            • The Contractor will provide ground fault interrupters for all equipment and will establish a program to
               regularly check and document the grounding of all equipment.
            • The Contractor will provide dry chemical ABC fire extinguisher inside the containment at readily
               accessible locations with at least one extinguisher for every 5000 square feet. An extinguisher will also
               be located outside the containment.

    12.     EXECUTION AND PREPARATION
            1. Coordinate sequence of work area preparation throughout the building with the District and other trades in
               order to properly segregate work areas from areas that must remain fully or partially operational or in
               which other construction is being performed. At no time will the abatement contractor impede or delay
               other trades. Post caution signs in and around the work area to comply with OSHA Regulation 29 CFR
               1926.1101 and in compliance with all other Federal, State and Local requirements.

                At any possible point of entry into the work area, the following bilingual warning signs must be posted:
                    a.      DANGER
                    b.      ASBESTOS
                    c.      CANCER AND LUNG DISEASE HAZARD
                    d.      AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY
                    e.      RESPIRATORY AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING ARE REQUIRED IN THIS AREA

            2. The Contractor shall provide the required written notification to EPA and any other regional, state, and
               local authority having jurisdiction on the project. Copies of all notifications shall be submitted to the
               District prior to the initiation of abatement activities.

            3. Preparation and Work Area Enclosures
                 • Install critical barriers. Seal off all openings, including but not limited to: windows, corridors,
                    doorways, ducts, grills, diffusers, and any other penetrations of the work areas, with 6-mil reinforced
                    plastic sheeting sealed with tape.


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                  •        Construct separate worker and barrel/equipment decontamination units in compliance with EPA
                           guidelines concerning number, size, and placement of airlocks, etc. The worker decontamination
                           enclosure system should consist of three totally enclosed chambers as follows:

                                        a.   An equipment room with two curtained doorways, to the work area and one to the
                                             shower room, via an airlock.
                                        b.   A shower room with two curtained doorways, one to the equipment room and one
                                             to the clean room via airlocks.
                                        c.   A clean room with one curtained doorway into the shower room (via an airlock)
                                             and one entrance or exit to non-contaminated areas of the building.

            4. Equipment decontamination enclosure should consist of two (2) totally enclosed chambers as follows:

                      a.        A washroom, constituting an airlock with a curtained doorway to a designated area of the
                                work area.
                      b.        A curtained doorway to the holding area. The holding area constitutes an airlock, with a
                                curtained doorway to the washroom and a curtained doorway to the uncontaminated area.
                                Post OSHA decontamination procedures per 29 CFR 1926.1101 in change room for duration
                                of project.

            5. Place each work area under negative air pressure utilizing HEPA filtration systems. Allow no air
               movement system or air filtering equipment to discharge unfiltered air in the work area. Maintain a
               negative pressure in the work area continuously (24 hours per day) until the area is decontaminated and
               certified as such by the required air testing. Ensure that the air within the work space is changed at least
               once every 10 minutes. Submit the proposed route of exhaust to the District, prior to initiating its use.
               Contractor shall install a manometer equipped with a continuous strip chart recorder and alarm to monitor
               the negative pressure differential between the containment and the remainder of the building. Pressure
               should be maintained at no less than –0.025” of water. The charts should be clearly marked with date
               and time and submitted to the District at the completion of the project. The charts should be available for
               review by the District.

            6. Trap shower waste using filters having a pore size of not larger than 1.0 micron, and drain into a sanitary
               sewer. Replace contaminated filters when they become clogged but not less than every third day.
               Dispose of filters as contaminated waste.

            7. Ensure that all barriers and plastic sheeting enclosures remain effectively sealed and taped for duration of
               abatement and subsequent cleaning. Repair damaged barriers and replace worn plastic flooring and air
               locks and remedy defects immediately upon discovery. Visually inspect enclosures at the beginning of
               each work period. Use smoke methods or other approved methods to test effectiveness of barriers when
               requested by the District. Smoke testing of the containment will be performed prior to the star of each
               shift.

            8. Maintain emergency and fire exits from work areas, or establish alternative exits satisfactory to fire
               officials.

            9. Provide temporary power and lighting as necessary to maintain safe and comfortable work environment.
               Normal water and electric utilities will be supplied by the District.

            10. Maintain a Sign In/Out Log in the immediate area of the change room to be utilized by every person, each
                time upon entering and leaving the work area(s).

            11. Notify the District for observation of the preparation of job site prior to any disturbance of asbestos-
                containing material. Prior to notification, complete plasticizing of work area, construction of worker and
                barrel/equipment decontamination enclosure systems.

            12. Seal all HVAC equipment with two layers of six-mil plastic sheeting, which is not to be removed during
                demolition.
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            13. Seal any floor penetrations.

            14. Ensure that all barriers and plastic sheeting enclosures remain effectively sealed and taped for duration of
                abatement and subsequent cleaning. Repair damaged barriers and remedy defects immediately upon
                discovery. Visually inspect enclosures at the beginning of each work period. Use smoke methods or
                other approved methods to test effectiveness of barriers when requested by District. Smoke testing of the
                containment will be performed prior to the start of each shift.

            15. Fire Precautions
                a.      At no time should any fire doors or other critical fire barriers be left opened or otherwise
                        compromised.
                b.      All fire access lanes to and around the Site shall remain open and clear at all times.
                c.      Emergency fire exits should be clearly marked with standard egress signs to allow emergency
                        escape from the containment and staging areas. Additional signs at exits covered with plastic
                        should read, “In emergency, tear plastic here for exit.” All signs should be in English, and where
                        necessary, the language of the abatement workers.

            16. Worker Protection – to be posted in clean and equipment rooms.
                a.     Remove all clothing unless it is to remain in the equipment room for eventual disposal.
                b.     Put on protective clothing.
                c.     Put on the appropriate respiratory protection, following all procedures and manufacturer’s
                       instructions. Hood shall be worn over respirator straps.

            17. In order to leave the work area, all workers and authorized personnel shall:
              • Remove gross (visible) contamination from themselves and their equipment.
              • Enter the equipment room and, keeping respirator in place, remove all protective clothing, including
                boots. Place contaminated clothing in the bag(s) provided. Store gloves and/or boots in their respective
                areas.

                      A.      Still wearing the respirator, proceed naked to the first airlock. Once inside, ensure all
                              curtained doorways behind are properly closed.
                      B.      Respirator still in place, move into the shower room and rinse thoroughly.
                      C.      If wearing dual cartridge respirators or a PAPR, make sure the cartridges are completely
                              soaked before removing the respirator and disposing of cartridges in the container
                              provided.
                      D.      Pass respirators into the second airlock (between shower and the clean room).
                      E.      Complete showering, thoroughly soaping and shampooing.
                      F.      Proceed to the clean room, dry off, dress and return respirator to the storage area.
                      G.      No smoking, eating, or drinking shall be allowed inside decontamination enclosures or in
                              the work area.

    13.     REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIAL
            Remove and properly dispose of all asbestos-containing acoustical materials scheduled for removal in the
            Project Specifications in accordance with the methods and procedures outlined in the U.S. Department of
            Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Asbestos Regulations (Code of Federal
            Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926, Section 1926.1101) and as more stringently specified herein.

                      A.      Prepare work area as previously specified.
                      B.      Spray large areas of asbestos-containing material with amended water using spray
                              equipment capable of providing a “mist” application to reduce the release of fibers. Wet the
                              material sufficiently to saturate it to the substrate without causing excessive dripping.
                              Spray the asbestos-containing material repeatedly during work process to maintain wet
                              condition but do not use excessive amounts of water.
                      C.      Remove the wetted asbestos-containing material in small sections. Do not allow material
                              to dry out.

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                      D.       Removed asbestos-containing material shall be carefully lowered to the floor without being
                               dropped or thrown, or shall be transported to the floor via dust-tight chutes or containers, in
                               accordance with the procedures set forth in Title 40, Part 61, Subpart M, Section 61.147.
                               Maintain the material in a wet state and in an orderly manner until the material is removed.
                               If the material is not to be vacuumed, place the material in a sealable plastic bag of six-mil
                               minimum thickness. Evacuate the excess air from the bag using a HEPA vacuum and seal
                               the bag. Carry to a clean staging area near the material decontamination chamber for
                               double bagging or drumming.

    14.     CLEARANCE TESTING
            Final Clearance Testing
                      A.       Level of cleanliness is approved by the designated C.I.H.
                      B.       Clean all equipment used in the work area (excluding that which will be needed for further
                               cleaning phases) and remove from area the equipment decontamination enclosure system.
                      C.       Replace all HEPA-filters in negative air machines with clean filters. Clean all negative air
                               machines.
                      D.       Notify designated C.I.H. for observation of cleaning to determine completeness. Plastic
                               sheeting surfaces will be considered clean when free from dust, dirt, residue, film, or
                               discoloration resultant from abatement operations or other activities subordinate to these
                               operations.
                      E.       Wet clean and HEPA-vacuum all surfaces in work area. All surfaces must be free of dust.
                      F.       Notify designated C.I.H. for observation to determine completeness of cleaning.
                      G.       Wait at least 12 hours to allow settling of airborne fibers. No reduction in this setting period
                               will be allowed.
                      H.       Wet clean and HEPA-vacuum all surface in work area a second time.
                      I.       Notify the designated C.I.H. when the area(s) are ready for air testing.
                      J.       After the designated C.I.H. has inspected the work area and has considered the clean-up to
                               be complete, the District will aggressively test for the final air clearance. The following
                               criteria will be used to determine clearance:
                            1.          The area will be considered clear when at least 2,000 liters of air are drawn
                                        through each of five air samples analyzed by the PCM-counting rules A method
                                        report a fiber level less than or equal to 0.01 fibers per cubic centimeter.
                      K.       Re-Clean and continue to clean at Contractor’s expense, areas which do not comply with
                               the specified final clearance level. Contractor to bear cost of all follow-up tests
                               necessitated by the failure of the air to meet the specified final clearance level. Contractor
                               will be charged a minimum of $25.00/sample for required follow-up testing and
                               $250.00/shift for air technician fees. Contractor will bear the costs of any additional time
                               needed by the District’s representative and/or consultant due to negligence or failed testing.

                               The Contractor may elect to have the original samples re-analyzed by the YAMATE II Level
                               TEM method. The Contractor will be charged a minimum of $250.00/sample. The area will
                               be considered safe for occupancy when all samples report an asbestos fiber concentration
                               of less than or equal to 0.01 structures per cubic centimeter.

                      L.        Should the Contractor allow any visible leakage or contamination to any other part of the
                                building, Contractor will immediately HEPA clean and vacuum the contaminated areas and
                                will contact the District for clearance testing at Contractor’s expense in accordance with
                                Final Clearance (see page 17, 14 A. The Contractor will re-clean and request retests until
                                clearance is achieved.
                      M.        Notify the designated C.I.H. for observation to determine completeness of cleaning.
                      N.        Post Clearance
                             1.          Dismantle decontamination enclosure system and thoroughly HEPA-vacuum and
                                         wet clean immediate areas. All polyethylene sheeting, tape, etc. used for the
                                         construction of the negative pressure enclosure will be disposed of as a non-
                                         hazardous waste.


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                            2.           Dispose of debris from removal operation, used cleaning materials, unsalvageable
                                         materials used for sturdy barriers, and any other remaining materials. Consider
                                         these materials to be contaminated, and disposed of accordingly.

    15.     DISPOSAL OF CONTAMINATED WASTE
            Follow barrel decontamination procedure as follows:

                    a. Keep barrels closed until ready for loading. Move barrels to a clean staging area adjacent to the
                       equipment decontamination area. Insure that inside of barrels are clean before lining with a 6 mil
                       plastic liner.

                    b. Ensure that all bags of waste are clean before placing in the barrels. After bagged contaminated
                       waste is placed in the barrels, seal the plastic liner and remove excess air using the HEPA
                       vacuum. Seal lids on the barrels.

                         The bags of waste may be double bagged in lieu of using barrels. If double bagging is used,
                         move the bags of waste to a clean staging area adjacent to the equipment decontamination area.
                         Ensure the bags are clean before double bagging in a six mil bag. The bags should be double
                         tied using the “goose-neck” tying procedure when they contain water.

                    c.   As the barrels or bags are moved out through the barrel/equipment decontamination system, wet
                         wipe barrels or bags to remove all contamination from them before they are moved into
                         uncontaminated space.

                    d. All waste containers are to be airtight prior to their removal from the regulated area.

                    e. Remove sealed and labeled barrels of contaminated material and wastes and transport them for
                       disposal to an approved landfill as follows:
                       1.      Notify District prior to removing each trailer or other waste transport from the job site.
                       2.      Notify District not less than 48 hours prior to the proposed time of delivery of
                               contaminated waste to the landfill. The District may elect to observe this operation.
                       3.      Transport and dispose of treated, packaged, and labeled Asbestos-Containing Waste
                               Material in accordance with Title 40, Part 61, Subpart M, Section 61.152 of the Code of
                               Federal Regulations (CFR) and Title 49 CFR, Parts 171-178 and 390-399.
                       4.      Allow only sealed plastic bags or impermeable containers to be deposited in landfill.
                               Leave damaged, broken or leaking plastic bag in the impermeable container and deposit
                               entire barrel in landfill.
                       5.      Ensure that there are no visible emissions to the outside air from site where materials
                               and waste are deposited.
                       6.      Contractor may recycle uncontaminated impermeable containers.
                       7.      Submit copies of Hazardous Waste Manifests and receipts from authorized
                               representative of landfill operator for each delivery of waste material to the District
                               promptly after each delivery and a complete set of copies of Hazardous Waste Manifests
                               and receipts for all deliveries.
                       8.      Asbestos shall be transported by a registered hazardous waste hauler. Transport shall
                               be in accordance with Department of Health Service regulations as set forth in Title 22,
                               California Code of Regulations, Section #66504, and regulations referred to herein.
                       9.      The Contractor shall transport asbestos containing waste material from the abatement
                               site directly to the specified disposal site. The Contractor shall not accept material from
                               any other site or generator when transporting asbestos containing waste material from
                               this abatement site.
                       10.     The Contractor shall submit a letter form the chosen waste hauler stating that the waste
                               hauler will not co-mingle asbestos containing waste from this abatement waste with any
                               other waste generated from another site or generator.
                       11.     If the asbestos containing roofing material is to be disposed of as non-hazardous
                               material, the Contractor shall obtain and submit a letter from the dumpsite to the District
                               stating that the dumpsite will accept the material as non-hazardous.
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                        12.     The approved hazardous wasted hauler shall deliver the asbestos containing waste to a
                                landfill which has all necessary approval to receive asbestos containing waste in the
                                State of California. The landfill shall be a monofill such as CAM where asbestos-
                                containing waste is not commingled with any other type of waste including municipal
                                refuse. The landfill shall receive, inspect and dispose of the asbestos-containing waste in
                                the following manner:

                                12a.     A minimum of ten percent of all incoming asbestos-containing waste shall be
                                         impacted visually and with a Photo Ionization Detector or equivalent to screen for
                                         no characteristic waste constituents.
                                12b.     The above described inspection shall be carried out within a negative air
                                         enclosure utilizing a high efficiency particulate air filer for air cleaning.
                                12c.     The asbestos-containing waste shall be land filled and covered as soon as
                                         practicable. The asbestos-containing waste shall not be commingled with any
                                         other wasted including municipal refuse.
                                12d.     The landfill shall record the location of each load of asbestos-containing waste
                                         disposed within the landfill.
                                12e.     The landfill shall indemnify the District against future liability associated with
                                         disposal of asbestos-containing waste in the landfill.
                                12f.     The landfill shall submit all receiving documentation including the indemnification
                                         form, to the District, within 30 days of receipt of the asbestos-containing waste.
                                12g.     Landfill employees must be AHERA certified and use the latest state-of-the-art
                                         personal protective equipment when handling and disposing of asbestos
                                         containing waste.

    16.     FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
                    A.     The Contractor will coordinate all quality and clearance tasks with the District Certified
                           Industrial Hygienist.
                    B.     Fiber counting shall be completed and results reviewed within 16 hours by the District. The
                           final TEM clearance shall be completed and the results reviewed within 48 hours by the
                           District.
                    C.     A preliminary visual observation will be performed in the work areas by the District following
                           notification by the Contractor that said areas have been properly cleaned and are ready for
                           final air testing. Areas will be observed for the presence of visible dust, dirt and debris.
                    D.     Tests will be performed in the work area after final clean up.
                    E.     Tests will be reported in terms of total structures count per cubic centimeter (str./cc) and
                           samples will be collected in accordance with EPA-recommended sampling volumes for
                           appropriate analysis.
                    F.     Air samples collected during final clean-up operations will be collected as soon after
                           completion of the final cleaning as possible.
                    G.     Any area(s) whose air test results fail to comply with (see Page 17, 14 J) of this Section will
                           be re-tested following re-cleaning of the area(s) with payment being made by the
                           Contractor for all costs associated with retesting.
                    H.     Visual observations will be made by the District after final clean-up to determine the
                           presence of visible dust, dirt, debris and areas of damage.
                    I.     Perform additional cleaning at no additional expense to the District, if, in the opinion of the
                           District, based upon the final visual observation, previous clean-up operations were
                           determined to be inadequate.

    17.     SUBMITTALS - Submit the following items with the Bid Form.

                      A.      Submit catalog date for all HEPA vacuums, respirators, and encapsulants to be used
                              during the project. Additionally, submit all material safety data sheets for all materials
                              proposed for transport to the project site.
                      B.      Submit a detailed plan of the safety precautions such as lockout, tagout, tryout, fall
                              protection, and confined space entry procedures and equipment and work procedures
                              utilized in the removal and demolition of materials containing asbestos. This plan shall also
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                              include a disposal plan removal plan, the precise personal protective equipment to be used
                              including respirator protection, type of whole-body protection and personal decontamination
                              methods to be employed. The plan shall also include a detailed description of the method
                              to be employed in order to control environmental pollution, fire and emergency response
                              plans. The asbestos hazard abatement plan must be approved by the District prior to the
                              start of any work.
                      C.      Submit the name, address, pager and telephone number of the project supervisor and on-
                              site competent person. Submit documented evidence that the CP has at least five (5)
                              years experience in running asbestos abatement project and that he/she has successfully
                              completed a Contractor/Supervisor training course as described by 40 CFR 763.
                      D.      Submit certificates signed by each employee indicating that the employee has received
                              training in the proper handling of materials and wastes that contain asbestos in accordance
                              with 40 CFR 763; understands the health implications and risks involved, including the
                              illnesses possible from exposure to airborne asbestos fibers; understands the results of
                              monitoring of airborne quantities of asbestos as related to health and respiratory equipment
                              as indicated in 29 CFR 1926.1101 on an initial and annual basis.
                      E.      Provide in written certification for each worker and supervisor, signed by a licensed
                              physician, indicating that the worker and supervisor has met or exceeded all of the medical
                              pre-requisites listed in 29 CFR 1926.1101 and 29 CFR 1926.103 as prescribed by law.
                      F.      Provide a detailed schedule outlining start and completion dates for each building,
                              anticipated daily work schedule, and crew sizes.

                                           END OF SECTION III




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                                               SECTION V
                                           SPECIAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT PERFORMANCE PERIOD: Base bid work must occur between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2006.


BUILDERS RISK LOSSES: Neither the District or its agents will be responsible for any losses suffered by the Contractor
and the subcontractors, for their losses caused by perils of fire, lightning, windstorm, hail, civil commotion, smoke,
aircraft, vehicle, explosion, riot, vandalism, and/or malicious mischief.

QUALIFICATIONS OF BIDDERS

A.      Each bid must contain evidence of Bidder’s Qualifications to do business in the State where the Project is located
        or covenant to obtain such qualification prior to award of the contract. Bids must also contain a resume of
        experience with asbestos removal in public buildings and a list of equipment to be used on this Project. Each
        bidder must be prepared to submit written evidence to the District concerning financial data and present
        commitments.

B.      Contractor shall provide a list of Supervisors to be used on this Project and their experience in asbestos
        abatement work.

C.      The Contractor should provide a listing of the means and methods the Bidder intends to utilize on this Project.

D.      Contractor shall include manufacturer’s specifications for air cleaning, vacuum equipment, and air handling
        equipment, as well as any special tools or safety equipment to be utilized on this Project.

E.      The Contractor shall include a statement that all employees to be utilized on this Project have been given
        respirator, asbestos training, and medical examinations in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101, 29 CFR
        1910.134 and 40 CFR 763.

F.      The Contractor shall provide a list of all citations issued by regulatory agencies and/or judgments against the
        Bidder from a court of law.

G.      The Contractor must provide a listing of assessed penalties of liquidated damages, and project in which they
        occurred.

                                                 END OF SECTION V




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                                                       SECTION VI

                                            PROPOSAL PAGE - Page 1
                      RFQ #1349: Asbestos Abatement Services – At Various District Sites

        BID ITEMS

        1 LT            Labor and materials to remove and dispose of material containing asbestos as specified herein:

                        $ per hour: _____________       $ overtime per hour: ___________

                        $ weekends per hour: _______________


        1 SF            Unit price per square foot for removal and disposal of asbestos floor tile:

                        $ per hour: _____________       $ overtime per hour: ___________

                        $ weekends per hour: _______________


        1 LF            Unit price per linear foot to remove and dispose of thermal systems insulation:

                        $ per hour: _____________       $ overtime per hour: ___________

                        $ weekends per hour: _______________


        1 SF            Unit price per square foot to remove asbestos containing wallboard
                        systems less than ten percent (10%) ACM:

                        $ per hour: _____________       $ overtime per hour: ___________

                        $ weekends per hour: _______________


        1 SF            Unit price per square foot to remove asbestos containing wallboard systems more than ten
                        percent (10%) ACM:

                        $ per hour: _____________       $ overtime per hour: ___________

                        $ weekends per hour: _______________


        Terms of Payment: _____________________________




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                                                       SECTION VI

                                             PROPOSAL PAGE - Page 2
                RFQ #1349: Asbestos Abatement Services – At Various District Sites

        Return original RFQ’s to:        Mt. Diablo Unified School District
                                         Purchasing Department
                                         2326 Bisso Lane
                                         Concord, CA 94520

                Prices shall be F.O.B. Destination or for the service rendered.
                Bidder shall honor bid prices for ninety (90) days or for the stated contract period – whichever is longer.
                Bids must be on this Bid Form (Proposal Page(s)) and signed by vendors/bidders authorized
                representative.
                BIDDER TO READ
                NO BID IS VALID UNLESS SIGNED BY THE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE MAKING THE QUOTE.

I have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions on all pages of RFQ #1349. The undersigned agrees to
furnish the commodity or service stipulated on this RFQ as stated above.


Company Name: __________________________________________________________

Address, City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________

Company Phone No. _______________________________________________________

Company Fax No. _________________________________________________________

Other Contact No. _________________________________________________________ (if available)


Name (print): _____________________________________________________________

Signature: _______________________________________________________________

Title of person signing RFQ: _________________________________________________




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