BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Joe A. Hairston, Superintendent 6901 Charles Street Towson, Maryland 21204-3711
INVITATION FOR BIDS:
The Board of Education of Baltimore County invites Suppliers to bid on GROUNDS
MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT, for Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), Solicitation Number
JMI-606-10. Procurement questions can be emailed to Jeffery J. Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You must identify the bid number, within your email message. Verbal questions will not be taken.
Suppliers proposing to bid may secure a set of solicitation documents after 2:00 P.M. (EST), on or
after September 17, 2009. Solicitation documents can be obtained electronically by emailing
request to: email@example.com . Email requests MUST include bidders’ corporate address, phone
number, fax number, and representatives contact name. Additionally, hard copy documents are
available for pickup at the Office of Purchasing, 1940 Greenspring Drive, Suite G, Timonium, MD,
21093. There is no cost for the solicitation.
A pre-bid meeting is not scheduled for this solicitation.
Sealed bids will be received until October 8, 2009, no later than 2:00 P.M. in the Office of
Purchasing, located at 1940 Greenspring Drive, Suite G, Timonium, MD 21093. A public bid
opening will be held approximately 10 minutes after the due date and time for this solicitation.
This solicitation is being offered to have discounted prices in place for various types of grounds
maintenance equipment. EQUIPMENT CATEGORIES: Group #1 Mowing Equipment; Group #2
Utility Vehicles; Group #3 Spraying Equipment; Group #4 Debris Equipment; Group #5 Turf
Cultivation Equipment; Group #6 Irrigation Products; Group #7 Misc. Attachments; Group #8
Portable Power Equipment; Group #9 Compact Tractors (18- to 48-hp); Group #10 Utility Tractors
(44- to 89-hp); Group #11 Skid Steers; Group #12 Loader/Backhoe (65-85 hp); Group #13
Excavators (10-75 hp). Equipment and/or accessories may either be delivered by Award Bidder(s)
to various locations (approximately 200 schools and offices) and/or picked-up by BCPS
The contractor or suppliers who provide materials, supplies, equipment, and/or services for the
above bid shall attempt to achieve 14% participation of Minority Business and/or Small Business
Enterprise organizations in response to the Board of Education’s goal for economic development.
Certified Minority Business Enterprises and Small Business Enterprises are encouraged to
respond to these solicitations.
Bidders shall include minority and small business enterprise material as provided herein with their
proposal. Bidders failing to submit the minority and small business enterprise material as provided
herein, including the Small and Minority Business Enterprise Utilization Affidavit may result in the
bid being determined non-responsive.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to
By Order of the Board of Education of Baltimore County
Richard Gay, Manager, Office of Purchasing