STATE OF MONTANA
INVITATION FOR BID (IFB)
(THIS IS NOT AN ORDER)
IFB Number: IFB Title:
IFB12-2349A Ambulance Lakeside QRU
IFB Due Date and Time:
March 20, 2012 Number of Pages: 58
2:00 p.m., Local Time
ISSUING AGENCY INFORMATION
Procurement Officer: Issue Date:
Jeannie Lake 02/23/2012
State Procurement Bureau
General Services Division
Department of Administration Phone: (406) 444-2575
Room 165, Mitchell Building Fax: (406) 444-2529
125 North Roberts Street TTY Users, Dial 711
P.O. Box 200135
Helena, MT 59620-0135 Website: http://vendor.mt.gov/
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Mark Face of Envelope/Package:
COMPLETE THE INFORMATION BELOW AND IFB Number: IFB12-2349A
RETURN THIS PAGE WITH YOUR BID AND IFB Due Date: 3/20/2012
ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO THE
ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE UNDER "ISSUING
AGENCY INFORMATION." Special Instructions:
BIDDERS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING
Payment Terms: Net 30 days Delivery Date:
Bidder Name/Address: Authorized Bidder Signatory:
(Please print name and sign in ink)
Bidder Phone Number: Bidder FAX Number:
Bidder E-mail Address:
IMPORTANT: SEE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Standard Terms and Conditions ................................................................................ 3
Section 1: General Requirements ............................................................................. 6
Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 6
Instructions to Bidders ................................................................................................................ 6
Bid Submission........................................................................................................................... 6
Change or Withdrawal of Bids .................................................................................................... 7
Bid Awards ................................................................................................................................. 7
Standard Vehicle Requirements ................................................................................................. 8
Section 2: Delivery Requirements ........................................................................... 12
2.0 Delivery Requirements ............................................................................................................. 12
Section 3: Special Terms and Conditions ............................................................... 13
3.0 Contract Termination ................................................................................................................ 13
Section 4: Specifications and Pricing Schedule ..................................................... 14
4.0 Scope ....................................................................................................................................... 14
4.1 Equivalent Products.................................................................................................................. 14
4.2 Descriptive Literature................................................................................................................ 14
4.3 Prices ....................................................................................................................................... 14
4.4 Specifications ........................................................................................................................... 14
IFB Checklist .............................................................................................................. 58
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Standard Terms and Conditions
By submitting a response to this invitation for bid, request for proposal, limited solicitation, or
acceptance of a contract, the vendor agrees to acceptance of the following Standard Terms
and Conditions and any other provisions that are specific to this solicitation or contract.
ACCEPTANCE/REJECTION OF BIDS, PROPOSALS, OR LIMITED SOLICITATION RESPONSES: The
State reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, proposals, or limited solicitation responses, wholly or
in part, and to make awards in any manner deemed in the best interest of the State. Bids, proposals, and
limited solicitation responses will be firm for 30 days, unless stated otherwise in the text of the invitation for bid,
request for proposal, or limited solicitation.
ACCESS AND RETENTION OF RECORDS: The contractor agrees to provide the department, Legislative
Auditor, or their authorized agents, access to any records necessary to determine contract compliance.
(Section 18-1-118, MCA). The contractor agrees to create and retain records supporting the services rendered
or supplies delivered for a period of five (5) years after either the completion date of the contract or the
conclusion of any claim, litigation, or exception relating to the contract taken by the State of Montana or third
ALTERATION OF SOLICITATION DOCUMENT: In the event of inconsistencies or contradictions between
language contained in the State’s solicitation document and a vendor’s response, the language contained in
the State’s original solicitation document will prevail. Intentional manipulation and/or alteration of solicitation
document language will result in the vendor’s disqualification and possible debarment.
ASSIGNMENT, TRANSFER AND SUBCONTRACTING: The contractor shall not assign, transfer or
subcontract any portion of the contract without the express written consent of the department. (Section 18-4-
AUTHORITY: The attached bid, request for proposal, limited solicitation, or contract is issued under authority
of Title 18, Montana Code Annotated, and the Administrative Rules of Montana, Title 2, chapter 5.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS: The contractor must, in performance of work under the contract, fully comply
with all applicable federal, state, or local laws, rules and regulations, including the Montana Human Rights Act,
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Any subletting or subcontracting by the contractor subjects
subcontractors to the same provision. In accordance with section 49-3-207, MCA, the contractor agrees that
the hiring of persons to perform the contract will be made on the basis of merit and qualifications and there will
be no discrimination based upon race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, age, marital status, physical or
mental disability, or national origin by the persons performing the contract.
CONFORMANCE WITH CONTRACT: No alteration of the terms, conditions, delivery, price, quality, quantities,
or specifications of the contract granted without prior written consent of the State Procurement Bureau.
Supplies delivered which do not conform to the contract terms, conditions, and specifications may be rejected
and returned at the contractor’s expense.
DEBARMENT: The contractor certifies, by submitting this bid or proposal, that neither it nor its principals are
presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from
participation in this transaction (contract) by any governmental department or agency. If the contractor cannot
certify this statement, attach a written explanation for review by the State.
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: The State of Montana does not discriminate on the basis of disability in
admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. Individuals who need aids,
alternative document formats, or services for effective communications or other disability related
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accommodations in the programs and services offered are invited to make their needs and preferences known
to this office. Interested parties should provide as much advance notice as possible.
FACSIMILE RESPONSES: Facsimile responses will be accepted for invitations for bids, small purchases, or
limited solicitations ONLY if they are completely received by the State Procurement Bureau prior to the time set
for receipt. Bids, or portions thereof, received after the due time will not be considered. Facsimile responses to
requests for proposals are ONLY accepted on an exception basis with prior approval of the procurement
FAILURE TO HONOR BID/PROPOSAL: If a bidder/offeror to whom a contract is awarded refuses to accept
the award (PO/contract) or fails to deliver in accordance with the contract terms and conditions, the department
may, in its discretion, suspend the bidder/offeror for a period of time from entering into any contracts with the
State of Montana.
FORCE MAJEURE: Neither party responsible for failure to fulfill its obligations due to causes beyond its
reasonable control, including without limitation, acts or omissions of government or military authority, acts of
God, materials shortages, transportation delays, fires, floods, labor disturbances, riots, wars, terrorist acts, or
any other causes, directly or indirectly beyond the reasonable control of the nonperforming party, so long as
such party is using its best efforts to remedy such failure or delays.
HOLD HARMLESS/INDEMNIFICATION: The contractor agrees to protect, defend, and save the State, its
elected and appointed officials, agents, and employees, while acting within the scope of their duties as such,
harmless from and against all claims, demands, causes of action of any kind or character, including the cost of
defense thereof, arising in favor of the contractor’s employees or third parties on account of bodily or personal
injuries, death, or damage to property arising out of services performed or omissions of services or in any way
resulting from the acts or omissions of the contractor and/or its agents, employees, representatives, assigns,
subcontractors, except the sole negligence of the State, under this agreement.
LATE BIDS AND PROPOSALS: Regardless of cause, late bids and proposals will not be accepted and will
automatically be disqualified from further consideration. It solely the vendor’s risk to ensure delivery at the
designated office by the designated time. Late bids and proposals will not be opened and may be returned to
the vendor at the expense of the vendor or destroyed if requested.
PAYMENT TERM: All payment terms will be computed from the date of delivery of supplies or services OR
receipt of a properly executed invoice, whichever is later. Unless otherwise noted in the solicitation document,
the State is allowed 30 days to pay such invoices. All contractors will be required to provide banking
information at the time of contract execution in order to facilitate State electronic funds transfer payments.
RECIPROCAL PREFERENCE: The State of Montana applies a reciprocal preference against a vendor
submitting a bid from a state or country that grants a residency preference to its resident businesses. A
reciprocal preference is only applied to an invitation for bid for supplies or an invitation for bid for
nonconstruction services for public works as defined in section 18-2-401(9), MCA, and then only if federal
funds are not involved. For a list of states that grant resident preference, see
REDUCTION OF FUNDING: The State must terminate this contract if funds are not appropriated or otherwise
made available to support the State's continuation of performance in a subsequent fiscal period. (See section
REFERENCE TO CONTRACT: The contract or purchase order number MUST appear on all invoices, packing
lists, packages, and correspondence pertaining to the contract.
REGISTRATION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE: Any business intending to transact business in
Montana must register with the Secretary of State. Businesses that are incorporated in another state or
country, but which are conducting activity in Montana, must determine whether they are transacting business in
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Montana in accordance with sections 35-1-1026 and 35-8-1001, MCA. Such businesses may want to obtain
the guidance of their attorney or accountant to determine whether their activity is considered transacting
If businesses determine that they are transacting business in Montana, they must register with the Secretary of
State and obtain a certificate of authority to demonstrate that they are in good standing in Montana. To obtain
registration materials, call the Office of the Secretary of State at (406) 444-3665, or visit their website at
SEPARABILITY CLAUSE: A declaration by any court, or any other binding legal source, that any provision of
the contract is illegal and void shall not affect the legality and enforceability of any other provision of the
contract, unless the provisions are mutually dependent.
SHIPPING: Supplies shipped prepaid, F.O.B. Destination, unless the contract specifies otherwise.
SOLICITATION DOCUMENT EXAMINATION: Vendors shall promptly notify the State of any ambiguity,
inconsistency, or error which they may discover upon examination of a solicitation document.
TAX EXEMPTION: The State of Montana is exempt from Federal Excise Taxes (#81-0302402).
TECHNOLOGY ACCESS FOR BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Contractor acknowledges that no state
funds may be expended for the purchase of information technology equipment and software for use by
employees, program participants, or members of the public unless it provides blind or visually impaired
individuals with access, including interactive use of the equipment and services, that is equivalent to that
provided to individuals who are not blind or visually impaired. (Section 18-5-603, MCA.) Contact the State
Procurement Bureau at (406) 444-2575 for more information concerning nonvisual access standards.
TERMINATION OF CONTRACT: Unless otherwise stated, the State may, by written notice to the contractor,
terminate the contract in whole or in part at any time the contractor fails to perform the contract.
U.S. FUNDS: All prices and payments must be in U.S. dollars.
VENUE: This solicitation is governed by the laws of Montana. The parties agree that any litigation concerning
this bid, request for proposal, limited solicitation, or subsequent contract, must be brought in the First Judicial
District in and for the County of Lewis and Clark, State of Montana, and each party shall pay its own costs and
attorney fees. (Section 18-1-401, MCA.)
WARRANTIES: The contractor warrants that items offered will conform to the specifications requested, to be
fit and sufficient for the purpose manufactured, of good material and workmanship, and free from defect. Items
offered must be new and unused and of the latest model or manufacture, unless otherwise specified by the
State. They equal in quality and performance to those indicated herein. Descriptions used herein are specified
solely for the purpose of indicating standards of quality, performance, and/or use desired. Exceptions will be
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SECTION 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
The STATE OF MONTANA, Department of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as “the State”) is soliciting
bids for an Ambulance for Lakeside QRU. A more complete description of the supplies and/or services sought
is provided in Section 4 of this IFB. Bids submitted in response to this solicitation must comply with the
instructions and procedures contained herein.
1.1 INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
1.1.1 Procurement Officer Contact Information. Contact information for the procurement officer is
Procurement Officer: Jeannie Lake
Telephone Number: 406-444-0110
Fax Number: 406-444-2529
E-mail Address: JeannieLake@mt.gov
1.1.2 Examination of Solicitation Documents and Explanation to Bidders. Bidders are
responsible for examining the solicitation documents and any addenda issued to become informed as to all
conditions that might in any way affect the cost or performance of any work. Failure to do so will be at the sole
risk of the bidder. Should the bidder find discrepancies in or omissions from the solicitation documents, or
should their intent or meaning appear unclear or ambiguous, or should any other question arise relative to the
solicitation documents, the bidder shall promptly notify the procurement officer in writing. The bidder making
such request will be solely responsible for its timely receipt by the procurement officer. Replies to such notices
may be made in the form of an addendum to the solicitation.
1.1.3 Interpretation or Representations. The State of Montana assumes no responsibility for any
interpretation or representations made by any of its officers or agents unless interpretations or representations
are incorporated into a formal written addendum to the solicitation.
1.1.4 Acknowledgment of Addendum. If the IFB is amended, then all terms and conditions which
are not modified remain unchanged. It is the bidder's responsibility to keep informed of any changes to the
solicitation. Bidders must sign and return with their bid an Acknowledgment of Addendum for any
addendum issued. Bids that fail to include an Acknowledgment of Addendum may be considered
1.1.5 Extension of Prices. In the case of error in the extension of prices in the bid, the unit price will
govern. In a lot bid, the lot price will govern.
1.1.6 Bid Preparation Costs. The costs for developing and delivering responses to this IFB are
entirely the responsibility of the bidder. The State is not liable for any expense incurred by the bidder in the
preparation and presentation of their bid or any other costs incurred by the bidder prior to execution of a
purchase order or contract.
1.2 BID SUBMISSION
1.2.1 Bids Must Be Sealed and Labeled. Bids must be sealed and labeled on the outside of the
package to clearly indicate that they are in response to IFB12-2349A. Bids must be received at the
receptionist’s desk of the State Procurement Bureau, 125 North Roberts, Room 165 Mitchell Bldg,
Helena, MT 59601 prior to 2:00 p.m., MST, Tuesday, March 20, 2012. All prices and notations must be
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printed in ink or typewritten. Errors should be crossed out, corrections entered, and initialed by the person
signing the bid.
1.2.2 Late Bids. Regardless of cause, late bids will not be accepted and will automatically be
disqualified from further consideration. It the bidder’s sole risk to assure delivery at the receptionist's desk
at the designated office by the designated time. Late bids will not be opened and may be returned to the bidder
at the expense of the bidder or destroyed if requested.
1.2.3 Bidder’s Signature. The solicitation must be signed in ink by an individual authorized to legally
bind the business submitting the bid. The bidder’s signature on a bid in response to this IFB guarantees that
the offer has been established without collusion and without effort to preclude the State of Montana from
obtaining the best possible supply or service.
1.2.4 Alternate Bids. Vendors may submit alternate bids (a bid on supplies other than specified).
Alternate bids are considered only if the vendor is the lowest responsible vendor on their primary bid. Bids
must be clearly identified as "Primary" and "Alternate."
1.2.5 Descriptive Literature. Complete manufacturer’s descriptive literature sufficient in detail to
establish quality and compliance with all specifications must be submitted with each bid. The State reserves
the right to examine products further to determine compliance with the stated specifications.
1.3 CHANGE OR WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS
1.3.1 Change or Withdrawal PRIOR to Bid Opening. Should any bidder desire to change or
withdraw a bid prior to the scheduled opening, the bidder may do so by making such request in writing to the
procurement officer listed in Section 1.1.1 above. This communication must be received prior to the date and
hour of the bid opening by a request in writing or facsimile to the procurement officer (e-mail notices containing
prices are not allowed and will be disqualified).
1.3.2 Change AFTER Bid Opening But Prior to Bid Award. After bids are opened, they may not be
changed except to correct patently obvious mistakes and minor variations as allowed by ARM 2.5.505. The
bidder shall submit verification of the correct bid to the State prior to the final award by the State.
1.4 BID AWARDS
1.4.1 Basis for Award. Bid award, if made, will be to the responsive and responsible bidder who
offers the lowest cost to the State in accordance with the specifications set forth in the invitation for bid.
1.4.2 Rejection of Bids. While the State has every intention to award a contract as a result of this
IFB, issuance of the IFB in no way constitutes a commitment by the State of Montana to award and execute a
contract. Upon a determination such actions would be in its best interest, the State, in its sole discretion,
reserves the right to:
Cancel or terminate this IFB (18-4-307, MCA);
Waive any undesirable, inconsequential, or inconsistent provisions of this IFB which would not have
significant impact on any bid (ARM 2.5.505); or
If awarded, terminate any contract if the State determines adequate state funds are not available
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1.5 STANDARD VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS
1.5.1 Delivery. Bidders must submit a firm date of delivery after receipt of order. Failure to deliver
within the specified time may result in removal from the list of vendors on file in this office.
All units awarded on the basis of BONDED-CARRIER DRIVE-AWAY AND MUST BE LOADED OFF
GROUND at dealer's location, but may be driven to the F.O.B. Delivery Point. Units driven or towed
from the factory to the destination WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The State reserves the right to reject
vehicles delivered with over three hundred miles.
Pre-delivery service and inspection certificates, signed by the manufacturer or the manufacturer's local
authorized dealer, must be furnished with the unit delivered to the State before payment can be made.
A single copy of all vehicle "factory invoice sheets" listing equipment and accessories will be required to
accompany the vehicle at the time the unit is delivered. Prices are not required to be listed on the factory
Trucks requiring mounting of a dump or other type of body may be driven from dealer's location to installation
point in Montana, where the body is mounted, to final destination
1.5.2 Insurance Requirements
18.104.22.168 General Requirements. The contractor shall maintain for the duration of the contract, at
its cost and expense, insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property, including
contractual liability, which may arise from or in connection with the performance of the work by the contractor,
agents, employees, representatives, assigns, or subcontractors. This insurance shall cover such claims as
may be caused by any negligent act or omission.
22.214.171.124 Primary Insurance. The Contractor's insurance coverage shall be primary insurance
with respect to the State, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers and shall apply separately to each
project or location. Any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the State, its officers, officials, employees or
volunteers shall be excess of the Contractor's insurance and shall not contribute with it.
126.96.36.199 Specific Requirements for Commercial General Liability. The contractor shall
purchase and maintain occurrence coverage with combined single limits for bodily injury, personal injury, and
property damage of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate per year to cover such claims as
may be caused by any act, omission, or negligence of the contractor or its officers, agents, representatives,
assigns, or subcontractors.
The State, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers are to be covered and listed as additional insureds;
for liability arising out of activities performed by or on behalf of the contractor, including the insured's general
supervision of the contractor; products, and completed operations; premises owned, leased, occupied, or used.
188.8.131.52 Specific Requirements for Automobile Liability. The contractor shall purchase and
maintain coverage with split limits of $500,000 per person (personal injury), $1,000,000 per accident
occurrence (personal injury), and $100,000 per accident occurrence (property damage), OR combined single
limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence to cover such claims as may be caused by any act, omission, or
negligence of the contractor or its officers, agents, representatives, assigns, or subcontractors.
The State, its officers, officials, employees, and volunteers are to be covered and listed as additional insureds
for automobiles leased, hired, or borrowed by the contractor.
184.108.40.206 Deductibles and Self-Insured Retentions. Any deductible or self-insured retention
must be declared to and approved by the state agency. At the request of the agency either: (1) the insurer shall
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reduce or eliminate such deductibles or self-insured retentions as respects the State, its officers, officials,
employees, or volunteers; or (2) at the expense of the contractor, the contractor shall procure a bond
guaranteeing payment of losses and related investigations, claims administration, and defense expenses.
220.127.116.11 Certificate of Insurance/Endorsements. A certificate of insurance from an insurer with
a Best's rating of no less than A- indicating compliance with the required coverages, has been received by the
State Procurement Bureau, P.O. Box 200135, Helena, MT 59620-0135. The contractor must notify the State
immediately, of any material change in insurance coverage, such as changes in limits, coverages, change in
status of policy, etc. The State reserves the right to require complete copies of insurance policies at all times.
1.5.3 Current Production. All vehicles must be new, from current production and in first-class
running condition. Dealer demonstration models are not acceptable! All parts, which are required to compose
a complete working unit, furnished on each vehicle, whether herein stipulated or not. All equipment
classified as "standard" is furnished and included in the purchase price of each vehicle bid.
Do not include FEDERAL EXCISE TAXES when bidding. The State of Montana is exempt from this tax.
EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES will be furnished in lieu of taxable amount upon request.
1.5.4 Applicable Standards. (All standards referenced in this section reflect the most current
a. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
b. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
c. State of Montana Motor Vehicle Code (MMVC)
d. Montana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSHA)
a. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
b. Tire and Rim Association (T&RA)
1.5.5 Quality Assurance.
18.104.22.168 Mandatory U.S. Government requirements shall apply to all units ordered by these
specifications, such as: FMVSS and EPA, which are current and applicable at the scheduled manufacturing
and/or assembly period. The units shall comply with all applicable State of Montana motor vehicle codes.
22.214.171.124 The apparent silence of this specification and supplemental specifications as to any
detail, or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point regarded as
meaning that only the best commercial practice is to prevail and that only materials and workmanship of first
quality are to be used.
126.96.36.199 ALL DEVIATIONS FROM THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED HEREIN MUST BE SO
STATED ON THE RETURNED BID. Unless stated otherwise by the bidder, the State of Montana will assume
that all of the requirements have been met and shall hold the bidder to each part of the specification.
188.8.131.52 Heavy duty, as applied to these specifications, means that the item to which the term is
applied is the heaviest duty available.
184.108.40.206 All units will be of standard production and completely prepared for customer delivery
through the selling dealer prior to acceptance by the State.
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220.127.116.11 All units offered against these specifications will be identical in style, quality, and
appointment as those offered to the public, during the course of the model year.
18.104.22.168 All accessories listed herein will be identical to those regularly supplied to the dealer by
the original equipment manufacturer, and constructed with identical quality and design as those normally
installed on vehicles for sale through normal commercial channels.
22.214.171.124 All items are to be factory installed. If factory installation isn't available, "dealer
installation" must be noted on the bid. Dealer installation is subject to acceptance by the State. Failure to
document “dealer installation” may result in rejection of the bid.
126.96.36.199 During the warranty period, orders for urgently needed replacement parts filled within
seven (7) working days. The State shall not be charged for transportation and communication expenses
incurred by the supplier when expediting delivery to meet this requirement.
188.8.131.52 In the event of a conflict between these specifications and other requirements, these
specifications shall prevail.
184.108.40.206 The manufacturer shall provide a warranty on the unit(s) purchased which is current to
the industry but not less than four (4) years or 48,000 miles in duration from the point-in-time the unit(s) is put
into service by the State of Montana or Lakeside QRU. A signed Warranty of Service Policy that will be
honored at any manufacturer's authorized dealership must be furnished for each vehicle. All charges covered
under warranty paid by the manufacturer of the vehicle being serviced.
220.127.116.11 The manufacturer's warranty must be honored by all franchised dealers of the units
purchased by the State of Montana.
18.104.22.168 Warranty adjustments will be made promptly within the agreed warranty period. Any
malfunction of parts, or failure discovered beyond the stated warranty period, which is reasonably attributed to
a manufacturer's fault, will be subject to corrective action on a cost-sharing basis at an agreed percent of
22.214.171.124 The vendor and/or manufacturer will not be held liable for delivery delays caused by
strikes, Acts of God, illegal acts by public disturbances, or demands placed by the U.S. Government in national
126.96.36.199 In an emergency, if the vendor or authorized dealer is unable to furnish a serviceman
and parts and make necessary warranty repairs within a three (3)-day period, the State may elect to have
emergency repairs made elsewhere and hold the damaged parts for the vendors' or dealers' inspection,
together with sufficient documentation, to justify or verify the repairs. The dealer, or factory, shall reimburse
the State for all costs related thereto (including travel time).
188.8.131.52 If the in-service date of the vehicle will exceed 30 days from delivery, the vendor will be
notified in writing by the Agency indicating the "in-service date", not to exceed six (6) months from date of
184.108.40.206 Vehicles are to be F.O.B. Destination as indicated on bid sheets.
1.5.7 Pre-Award Conference.
220.127.116.11 Prior to the preparation of the purchase order to the lowest qualified bidder, a review will
be made of the specifications and vendor's data to ensure that the specifications have been met. The
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conference will be held at a location chosen by the ordering agency (Transportation), if requested by the
18.104.22.168 Upon agreement between the successful vendor and the Department, and with
concurrence from the Department of Administration State Procurement Bureau, the purchase order will be
22.214.171.124 All vendors must acknowledge receipt of all purchase order(s) by signing on the signature
block provided and faxing it to the State Procurement Bureau at 406-444-2529. Failure to acknowledge purchase
order(s) within 10 calendar days may be grounds for cancellation. Failure to deliver any vehicle may result in the
vendor having to pay the State the difference between their bid and the next low bid and/or all actual damages
incurred due to nonperformance along with the risk of being removed from the State’s vendor list for a period of
three (3) years.
126.96.36.199 Units delivered to the agencies will be visually inspected for specification compliance.
Units visually meeting specifications will be paid in full. Units not meeting specifications may receive partial
payment on a unit-by-unit basis or may be rejected entirely.
188.8.131.52 Build sheets are required (build sheets are the vendor’s itemized work sheets that are
sent to the manufacturer when ordering a new vehicle) to be attached to each bid line item with bid response.
Failure to provide build sheets may result in bid disqualification. In the event of any conflict or discrepancy
between the submitted build sheet and the vehicle specifications, the vehicle specifications shall prevail.
The successful vendor(s) must supply to the State Procurement Bureau a “Status/Delivery Report” and an
order confirmation upon request. This report must include the State of Montana’s purchase order number,
agency name, vehicle model, delivery status and delivery date or anticipated delivery date. Failure to supply
this report upon request may result in removal from the State’s vendor list for a period of three (3)
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SECTION 2: DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
2.0 DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
2.0.1 Delivery Date. The DELIVERY DATE space on the cover sheet must be completed to
indicate day, month, and year, or a specific number of days after receipt of order (ARO). Failure to
comply with the requirements may invalidate a bidder’s quotation for any or all items. Where the vendor is
unable to meet the required maximum delivery requirements, the vendor shall advise the State Procurement
Bureau of the estimated delivery date, whereupon the State may cancel the applicable order, in whole or in part,
without cost or liability on the part of the State to the vendor.
Any and all units may be delivered on or before the agreed dates. The State, relying on these delivery
dates, will incur an unknown, difficult or impossible to determine amount of damages should delivery be delayed.
Damages may include, but are not limited to, payment of fees for personal use of vehicles, rental vehicles and
additional staffing requirements.
2.0.2 Shipping. Weekends and holidays excepted, deliveries shall be F.O.B. DESTINATION, to the
location shown below. The term "F.O.B. destination, within the State's premises," as used in this clause,
means free of expense to the State and delivered to the location specified. Delivery between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays observed by the State of Montana.
The contractor shall:
Pack and mark the shipment to comply with specifications; or if the specifications do not contain specific
packing or marking instructions, pack and mark the shipment in accordance with prevailing commercial
practices and in such a manner as to ensure delivery in good condition and as required by this IFB;
Deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the IFB; Units delivered
must meet or exceed all specifications. If applicable, manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO) must accompany
each unit at the time of delivery.
Be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt of the shipment by the
State at the delivery point specified in the IFB;
Furnish a delivery schedule and designate the mode of delivering carrier: Any and all units may be delivered on
or before the agreed dates. The State, relying on these delivery dates, will incur an unknown, difficult, or
impossible to determine amount of damages should delivery be delayed. Damages may include, but are not
limited to, payment of fees for personal use of vehicles, rental vehicles, and additional staffing requirements;
Where the bidder is unable to meet the required maximum delivery requirements, the vendor shall advise Jeannie
Lake, State Procurement Bureau at 406-444-0110, of the estimated delivery date, whereupon the State may
cancel the applicable order, in whole or in part, without cost or liability on the part of the State to the bidder; and
The bidder and/or manufacturer will not be held liable for delivery delays caused by strikes, Acts of God, illegal
acts by public disturbances, or demands placed by U.S. government action in national emergencies.
Pay and bear all charges to the specified point of delivery.
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SECTION 3: SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
3.0 CONTRACT TERMINATION
3.0.1 Termination for Cause. The State may, by written notice to the contractor, terminate this
contract in whole or in part at any time the contractor fails to perform this contract.
3.0.2 Reduction of Funding. The State must terminate this contract if funds are not appropriated or
otherwise made available to support the State's continuation of performance of this contract in a subsequent
fiscal period. (See section 18-4-313(4), MCA.)
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SECTION 4: SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICING SCHEDULE
Provide and deliver F.O.B. agency location in Lakeside, Montana, specific vehicles as detailed herein.
4.1 EQUIVALENT PRODUCTS
Requirements designated in this bid must be satisfied, or a functional equivalent bid submitted, which is
acceptable to the State. Bidders who do not meet this criterion may be disqualified from further consideration.
A bidder must state if they are unable or unwilling to meet any requirement. Inability or unwillingness to meet
any requirement, in part or total, may be cause for disqualification of the entire response. Any exceptions taken
by the bidder must be clearly identified on the bid forms.
Where specific brands are specified, bidders may submit an equivalent product.
4.2 DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE
Complete manufacturer’s descriptive literature sufficient in detail to establish quality and compliance with all
specifications must be submitted with each bid. The State reserves the right to examine products further to
determine compliance with the stated specifications.
4.3.1 Taxes, Shipping, and Invoicing. The prices herein specified, unless otherwise expressly
stated, shall exclude all taxes and duties of any kind which either party is required to pay with respect to the
sale of products covered by this IFB, but shall include all charges and expenses in connection with the packing
of the products and their carriage to the place of delivery to the State unless specifically excluded. Bid prices
shall include any and all transportation costs. The contractor paid, except as otherwise stated in this IFB, upon
submission of a proper invoice, the prices stipulated herein for products, and/or services delivered to and
accepted at the specified State location(s).
This specification covers a new, commercially produced, surface medical care vehicle, hereinafter referred to
as ambulance or vehicle. A vehicle in compliance with this specification shall be defined as a standard
ambulance. This vehicle shall be in accordance with the Ambulance Design Criteria of the National Highway
Traffic Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. This bid specification is based on
the Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822F.
The purpose of this document is to provide minimum specifications and test parameters for the manufacture of
an emergency medical care vehicle that meets the needs and desires of the individual ambulance providers. It
establishes essential criteria for the design, performance, equipment and appearance of the vehicle. The
object is to provide a vehicle that is in accordance with nationally recognized guidelines. The bidder cannot use
the motor home prep package. The bidder may submit a new-2011 or 2012-chassis.
It should be noted, however, that each specification is written around specific needs of individual ambulance
providers. With the intent to standardize certain components, therefore, in numerous places we have
named specific brands of components. This has been done to establish a certain standard of quality.
Other brands will be accepted providing the bidder provides documentation within 15 calendar days
following the bid “issue” date that the particular brand offered meets or exceeds the quality of the
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actual brand called for in the specification. Documentation shall be submitted to the Department of
Administration (DOA) as found in the Approved Equivalent and Exception Selection further in this
document. Submitted documentation will be reviewed within 10 working days by the DOA, Department
of Transportation, and the service provider. If the better or equal request is accepted, an amendment
will be made to the bid document. If the request is denied, the bidder will be informed that the
proposed component(s) will not be accepted.
The emergency medical care vehicle, chassis, ambulance body, equipment, devices, medical accessories, and
electronic equipment to be delivered under this contract shall be standard commercial products, which meet or
exceed the requirements of this specification. The ambulance shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards (FMVSS), the Federal regulations applicable or specified for the year of manufacture. The
chassis, components, and optional items shall be as represented in the manufacturer's current technical data.
Materials used in the construction shall be new and not less than the quality conforming to current engineering
and manufacturing practices. Materials shall be free of defects and suitable for service intended.
The bidder/manufacturer must include with this bid, proof of $6,000,000.00 product liability coverage. NO
The finished unit shall be subjected to complete testing including but not limited to fit and finish, door, door and
cabinet latching, locking mechanisms, lights (both chassis and conversion), siren(s), environmental systems,
suction and oxygen systems, general vehicle electrical systems, and restraint devices. The vehicle shall be
driven for a distance of not less than five (5) miles over a variety of roads to check for operations, noises, etc.
Any defects found shall be noted and corrected.
There shall be a water test conducted to check for leaks prior to delivery and acceptance. Water testing will
occur for a minimum of 10 minutes. Any leaks found shall be noted and corrected. A photo and description
of the testing method shall be provided. All vehicle tire pressures shall be checked and adjusted to chassis
manufacturer specifications which will be correct upon delivery.
Chassis front wheel alignment of the completed vehicle shall be performed and corrected as required. There
shall be written documentation of the readings provided with the completed vehicle.
Chassis fluid levels including power steering, engine oil, transmission oil, and coolant shall be checked and
corrected as required upon delivery. If a diesel vehicle is bid, the D.E.F. fluid must be topped off upon delivery
Any exceptions to these specifications indicated must be clearly pointed out within 15 calendar days following
the bid “issue” date. Otherwise, it will be considered that items offered are in strict compliance with these
specifications and the successful bidder will be held responsible for delivering a vehicle meeting these
Any exceptions must reference by Paragraph Number and Line and be explained in detail on a separate sheet
marked "Exceptions". These exceptions must follow the Requests for approved equals process described
below in the special conditions section. Any bidder not complying shall be considered as non-responsive.
Bidder must furnish all information requested. In addition, in the space provided on the bid, vendors shall
supply at least one (1) complete set of drawings, descriptive literature, and complete specifications in sufficient
detail to determine if the bid match specifications covering the products offered. Bids not meeting this
requirement may be rejected.
Montana Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers seek the highest level of value for the cost. To assure
Montana’s providers are receiving such value, the primary manufacturer must submit evidence of compliance
with KKK-A-1822F testing. The testing is to be performed by an independent testing facility and verified by
person(s) with the standing of Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
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The bidder shall provide a Ford Motor Company’s Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVM) accreditation on all
ambulances specifying Ford chassis. Therefore, regardless of chassis specifications the primary manufacturer
must include with this proposal their current QVM certification. The QVM certificate supplied with this proposal
must be dated within 18 months of the bid due date.
The primary manufacturer shall submit proof that it is a ‘member in good standing’ with the Ambulance
Manufacturers Division (AMD) of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).
Payment shall be made in accordance with these specifications. Payment will be made upon acceptance of the
vehicle(s) and equipment specified under these specifications. Full payment will be made as each unit is
received, inspected and found to comply with procurement specifications, free of damage and properly
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is responsible for payment and will act as the point of
contact for the bidder. Montana’s EMS providers will approve the bid in conjunction with MDT. Each
ambulance service will receive their vehicle and all items directly.
All bid prices and conditions must be specified on the Bid Proposal Form. Bid prices shall be valid for at least
180 days from the date of the Bid Opening, or as otherwise specified on the Bid Proposal form.
Other governmental agencies may purchase from the contract from this bid award, using like pricing base and
The successful bidder shall provide manufacturer’s warranty coverage for the ambulance or rescue vehicle
conversion, which coverage shall, at a minimum include:
A. A Limited Warranty on the ambulance conversion: 48 months or 48,000 miles from date of original
B. Paint: seven (7) years from date of original purchase
C. Electrical: six (6) years or 72,000 miles from date of original purchase.
D. Modular Body Structural Integrity: 15 years from date of original purchase.
E. Chassis: warranty on the chassis portion of the completed ambulance or rescue vehicle shall be the
responsibility of the chassis manufacturer.
The manufacturer shall warrant to the original retail purchaser (the EMS provider specified below) that, for the
warranty period that the ambulance or rescue vehicle shall be free of substantial defects in materials and
workmanship, which are attributable to Warrantor and which arise during the course of normal use and service.
There shall be copies of the Warranty statements included with the bid documents.
Bidder shall provide vehicle VIN within two (2) weeks of signed and accepted (see below) purchase order
Bidder shall provide mobile service utilizing person(s) employed by the dealer should the need arise. This
requirement is in addition to any contracted or affiliated service persons or facilities which may be available.
Bidder shall show the name(s) and city bases of said employee(s).
The delivery schedules that are submitted by the bidder and agreed upon by EMS providers below shall
automatically become binding upon the successful bidder. Any deviation from submitted delivery schedules
must be sent as soon as known to MDT for approval. Any unknown and/or unapproved delayed deliveries will
be assessed liquidated damages in the amount of $50 a day for every day beyond 180 days. This amount is
equal to the average daily ambulance lease rate in Montana. Delivery schedule shall be within 180 days of the
purchase order being signed by the State of Montana. Vendors must sign and return a copy of the P.O. to the
state within seven (7) business days of initial signature.
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Delivery shall be made to a point designated by the EMS provider. The vehicle shall be delivered with fuel tank
as full as possible. Engine oil and filter shall be changed and chassis lubrication as required by chassis
manufacturer shall be performed within 100 miles of delivery to EMS providers. Documentation of these
services shall be provided to the EMS providers in order to satisfy warranty requirements of chassis
By executing and submitting this bid, the bidder certifies that the bid is made without reference to any other bid
and without any agreement, understanding, collusion or combination with any other person in reference to
such bidding. A person that deals in more than one manufacturing line of ambulances is only allowed to bid
one of the brands of ambulances.
The ambulance and the allied equipment furnished under this specification shall be the manufacturer's current
commercial vehicle of the type and class specified. The ambulance shall be complete with the operating
accessories as specified herein. Items will be furnished with such modifications and attachments as may be
necessary and specified to enable the vehicle to function reliably and efficiently in sustained operation. The
design of the vehicle and the specified equipment shall permit accessibility for servicing, replacement and
adjustment of component parts and accessories with minimum disturbance to other components and systems.
APPROVED EQUIVALENT AND EXCEPTION SELECTION
Written requests for variations, deviations, or approved equal substitutions to the bid shall be accepted,
evaluated, and answered by the Department of Administration.
Requests must be supported by evidence such as technical data, test results, or other pertinent information
that demonstrates that the substitute offered is equal or better than the specification’s requirements.
The Department reserves the right to determine equivalency/exceptions. All requests for approved
equals/exceptions must be submitted in writing and received by the Department of Administration no
later than 15 calendar days following the bid “issue” date.
All bidders shall be informed, via addendum to the original specifications, of those requests determined by the
Department to be equal or to exceed the minimum stated specifications-or cases where an exception is
permitted-a minimum of five (5) calendar days prior to the bid opening.
Requests for approved equals should be directed to: Jeannie Lake; Montana Department of Administration;
P.O. Box 200135; Helena, MT 59620-0135, or by telephone: (406) 444-0110, fax: (406) 444-2529; or
Note: An APPROVED EQUAL is a request from the bidder offering a unit feature that deviates from specified
standards (e.g. a feature quantity is not the level specified, or a design or functional capability is not of
the type specified, or where manufacturing or engineering technology has developed a new approach
that may use an alternative method differing from the method called for in the specification that meets
or exceeds the performance goal specified).
Any non-approved alternates taken from the specified standards contained in the bid may disqualify the bid.
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All bid prices shall be complete and include warranty and delivery of the completed vehicle to:
F.O.B. Lakeside QRU
201 Bills Rd
Lakeside, MT 59922
Type I - with modular ambulance body.
Configuration (ALS) – KKK F certified
1.0 VEHICLE OVERVIEW
The ambulance specification documented here establishes requirements for a
new automotive emergency medical services (EMS) ground vehicle used for out-
of-hospital medical care and patient transport. The term new as applied in this
standard is intended to refer to the original construction of an ambulance using
all new materials and parts. Bidders shall not propose ambulances that are
refurbished or remounted.
The purpose of this document is to specify the purchaser’s requirements,
performance parameters, and essential criteria for the design of this ambulance.
This document shall lay out exacting details and shall have accompanied
drawings to clearly and accurately specify the ambulance.
This specification is intended to provide the bidder the guidelines and parameters
of the ambulance to be purchased. This specification shall not prevent the bidder
from bidding their standard or proposed ambulance. Many of the components
specified here can be procured from common vendors. In those instances, the
model or brand specified shall be used. The bidder is encouraged to propose a
like model for those items in this specification which they cannot comply to.
Alternative construction and design methods detailed by the bidder shall not be
cause for automatic rejection. The specification for this ambulance has a desired
level of quality and workmanship. In instances where exceptions and
clarifications are necessary, detailed descriptions and photographs may be used.
Should the bidder choose not to comply with the specified requirements, the
bidder shall indicate on the bid proposal whether they choose to include an
exception. The bidder shall disclose to the purchaser what they are offering in
Exceptions to the proposal shall be documented in a centralized location in this
bid proposal. The exceptions section of the proposal shall include the section
heading, the page number, and a detailed description of what shall be proposed
by the bidder. Bidders taking ‘total exception’ shall not be allowed and will be
considered unresponsive as this disregards the purchaser's request of a
Exceptions shall include the heading of the section being clarified, the page
number, and a full written explanation of the deviation from the specification.
Exceptions with descriptions claiming they meet or exceed the specification with
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no backing documentation will be considered non responsive and subject to
The ambulance proposal shall include computer aided design (CAD) drawings for
the model specified here. Sales drawings modeled in 2 dimensions shall be
acceptable for this proposal. The bidder shall not accept standard model or
generic drawings as these are not an accurate depiction of the vehicle specified.
Drawings provided “upon request” shall not be permitted by the purchaser.
Upon acceptance of the proposal and finalization of the order, the bidder shall
have 3D modeled drawings to complete the ambulance. These 3D models shall
be available to view at the purchasers request during the build process. To
maintain a level of quality and craftsmanship, the entire ambulance shall be
modeled with 3D CAD software before any fabrication begins. Manufacturers
utilizing a different engineered drawing method shall document this in the
exceptions section of this document.
1.0.6 Ambulance Components
All components shall be installed in accordance with the applicable
manufacturer's installation instructions. The emergency medical care vehicles;
including chassis, ambulance body, equipment, devices, medical accessories,
and electronic equipment shall be standard commercial products, tested, and
certified to meet or exceed the requirements of this standard. All medical devices
furnished shall comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory
requirements. Vehicles shall be free from defects that may impair their
serviceability or detract from appearance. All bodies, systems, equipment, and
interfaces with the chassis shall be done in accordance with the OEM Body
1.0.7 KKK and NFPA Standards
The ambulance shall conform, but shall not be limited to, minimum usable
payload, wheelbase, curb-to-curb turning clearance radius, principal dimensions,
angle of approach, and angle of departure per the requirements detailed in the
forthcoming edition of the NFPA 1917 Standard for Automotive Ambulances
guidelines and the KKK 1822-A-F revision of the Federal Ambulance
Specifications. The bidder’s detailed description shall include exceptions and
clarifications clearly defining each section of the proposal not be fully compliant
with the requirements of detailed specification defined here.
1.0.8 Component Protection
All manufacturer or supplier supplied hose lines, air system tubing, control cords,
and electrical harnesses shall be mechanically attached to the frame or body
structure of the ambulance. All exposed tubing, electrical wiring, and hoses shall
be contained in a loom or an insulated covering on both the exterior and interior
of the ambulance. Were hoses and electrical wiring looms are passing through a
metal edges; a protective grommet shall be installed in the hole to prevent
premature wear on the loom or hose. Exposed wires and hoses shall not be
permitted as this poses a potential hazard and could cause premature failure of
critical components on the completed ambulance.
The ambulance shall be designed so that all the manufacturer's recommended
routine maintenance checks of lubricant and fluid levels can be performed by the
operator without the need for hand tools. Ambulance components that interfere
with repair or removal of other major components shall be attached with
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fasteners, such as cap screws and nuts, so that the components can be removed
and installed with ordinary hand tools. These components shall not be welded or
otherwise permanently secured into place.
In the event of repair (warranty or non-warranty), the manufacturer shall have
approved service centers to assist in maintaining and repairing the ambulance. A
list of the approved service centers shall be provided upon request of the
1.1 GENERAL MEASUREMENTS
1.1.1 Base Vehicle
SPECIFICATION INTENT: Type I, Minimum 156-inch module, constructed with
not less than 72.0-inches interior module height, and overall dimensions not to
exceed 288.5-inches in length, 98-inches in width, and 109.75-inches in height.
2012 CHASSIS CAB, 4x4 DRW
Alternators dual heavy duty
Axle-Front axle w/coil spring suspension
Batteries Dual Minimum 750 CCA
Brakes-4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), front/rear disc
Engine- Minimum 6.6L Diesel
Engine block heater
Fuel tank- Minimum 40 gallon (full upon FOB location arrival)
Shock absorbers heavy duty gas
Spare tire and wheel, includes jack (to be shipped loose)
Springs, rear auxiliary
Stationary Elevated Idle Control (SEIC)
Transmission 6-speed automatic w/overdrive
Minimum Payload 8245 lbs.
Bumper front, chrome
Door handles - Black
Fender vents front
Glass solar tinted
Grille-chrome surround w/medium platinum insert
License plate bracket
Lights roof marker/clearance lamps
Light under hood service light
Mirrors manually telescoping trailer tow mirrors w/power heated glass,
heated convex spotter mirror and integrated clearance lights/turn
Tow hooks two (2) front
Wheels argent painted steel
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Window rear manual sliding with privacy glass
Air conditioning manual
Air conditioning vents black w/chrome ring
Audio AM/FM stereo w/digital clock/single CD/MP3 player and four (4)
speakers, auxiliary audio input jack
Convenience auxiliary power point, coat hooks, RH/LH color
coordinated, dash-top tray, dome lamp w/dual map lights, RH/LH door
activated and I/P switch operated w/delay, grab handles, roof ride
Cruise control (steering wheel mounted)
Door trim soft armrest/grab handles, molded upper appliqué, upper
and lower map pockets and reflector
Floor covering black vinyl with floor mats
Headliner color coordinated molded cloth
Horn dual electric
Adjustable gas and brake pedals
Instrument panel color coordinated w/glove box, four (4) air registers
w/positive shutoff, power point, and four (4) up fitter switches
Instrumentation tachometer, speedometer, turbo boost, air filter
minder, oil pressure, coolant temperature, fuel gauge, transmission
temperature gauge, indicator lights and message center w/odometer,
trip odometer, distance-to-empty, average fuel economy, engine hour
meter, and warning messages
Multifunction switch message center w/ice blue lighting (three (3)
button message control on steering wheel)
Mirror rearview day/night
Power equipment driver window, door locks and windows w/backlit
switches and accessory delay
Power point, auxiliary
Scuff plates color coordinated
Seat cloth 40/20/40 split bench
Steering wheel black vinyl w/tilt
Sun visors color coordinated vinyl, single driver w/covered mirror,
single passenger w/covered mirror
Windshield wipers interval control
Air bag-driver and passenger, frontal and side air bag/curtain,
passenger side air bag deactivation switch
Chime and flashing warning light on I/P if belts not buckled
Safety belts color coordinated w/height adjustment (front outboard
seating positions only)
Remote keyless entry and perimeter anti-theft alarm
SOS Post Crash Alert System
SecuriLock Anti-Theft Ignition
1.2.5 Weight Ratings
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Minimum 16,500
Payload Minimum 8,245 lbs.
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1.2.6 Additional Options
Color: Dark Blue
Interior: Steel or Grey
Preferred equipment package
Ambulance Prep Package
1.3 CHASSIS MODIFICATIONS
The following modifications will be made to the chassis by manufacturer.
1.3.1 Air Suspension-Kelderman
The chassis shall have a Kelderman four (4) air bag air ride suspension system
with an automatic lowering feature when street side rear passage door is
opened. A disable switch shall be provided at the rear doorway to deactivate the
system. The system shall include dual electronic leveling valves,
tank/compressor mounted inside the frame rail, 1-1/2" front and rear stabilizer
bars, and a heated automatic drain valve. The bleeder valve on the air
suspension tank shall be changed out to a Haldex KN24001 valve (unless
standard is equivalent). Install (if not standard) an auxiliary air inlet to inflate air
suspension system from an external source. The air compressor shall be
mounted in Compartment #1 and have a diamond plate surround. The
compressor and solenoid valve shall be able to be relocated if necessary. The
Kelderman air suspension system shall have a three (3)-year/50,000 mile limited
1.3.2 Tire Chains-On Spot
Install On-Spot tire chains. Switching for the chains shall be provided on the
master control console in the cab. (Compressor will be installed in outside
storage Compartment #2 or #3.)
1.3.3 Wheel Simulators, Stainless Steel With Valve Stem Extensions
Stainless steel full wheel simulators shall be provided for the front and the
outside rear wheels. Air Max valve extensions shall be provided to properly
inflate the inner dual rear tires.
1.3.4 Cab Riser
An aerodynamically formed two (2)-piece fiberglass cab riser engineered and
designed specifically for the chassis shall be installed on the top of the chassis. A
cab riser is preferred as it has been proven and documented to enhance fuel
savings and handling by reducing wind resistance on the front of the module box.
The additional height shall be incorporated into the pass-through design to
provide a larger vertical opening.
The fiberglass riser shall be attached using existing mounting holes in the OEM
B-Pillar as well as a chemical bonding adhesion. The exterior fiberglass cab riser
shall incorporate a return at the edges to provide additional strength to the cap.
The interior formed fiberglass lighting module being bonded to the exterior cover
piece to form one solid complete unit. The riser shall be in two (2) pieces with the
space between the two (2) sections shall be filled with a foam core insulation.
The interior of the riser section shall be insulated with anti-vibration foam as well
as a dual bubble reflective insulation.
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1.3.5 Spotlight-Golight W/Dash Mount and Hand Remote
A Golight Stryker #GL-3067 white permanent mount remote control searchlight
shall be installed on the cab roof. The light is operated using the wireless dash
mount or hand held remote.
1.3.6 Battery-Two System-F Series-Shielded
The vehicle shall have a 12V two (2) battery system rated at 1,500 cold cranking
amps. Both batteries shall be securely installed in the OEM locations, under the
vehicle hood. Heat shields will be provided and installed for both batteries.
1.3.7 Fuel Fills
Two (2) fill locations shall be on the street side of the module. Each location shall
have polished cast aluminum fill well and be properly vented. All fuel filler hoses
will be protected with a 0.125" aluminum protection plate. Fuel fills shall be
installed in accordance with "Body Builder's" recommendation.
A fill shall be provided for the DEF tank.
The exhaust shall terminate street side of the vehicle, and not within 12” of the
vertical axis of the fuel fill. Protective heat shields shall be installed above the
exhaust system as recommended by the chassis manufacturer.
1.3.9 Engine Block Heater-Shoreline Supplied and Switched
An engine block heater shall be electrically tied to the vehicle shoreline. There
shall be a summer/winter switch consisting of a 15 amp (toggle) circuit breaker,
located in the PDQ (power distribution quarters) to disable the block heater in
warm weather conditions.
1.3.10 Running Boards with Splash Guards
Aluminum diamond plate running boards with a grip strut surface shall be
provided on the cab. The running boards shall be bright dip anodized after they
are formed to retain finish and increase corrosion resistance. The running boards
shall have splash guards for the front wheels incorporated into their design.
1.3.11 Grille Guard
There shall be a grille guard with wrap around brush fender protectors mounted
to front bumper to protect the grille and headlamp areas. The grille guard may be
either an Aries Stainless Steel model, or a Road Armour Fleet Series painted to
match the OEM finish.
1.3.12 Floor Console, Angled Front-Recess Storage-Abs
A black vacuum formed ABS center floor console shall be installed. This shall
include an angled surface to accommodate the Weldon Vista III display as well
as a siren and a radio. Additional sirens or radios can also be installed on the
horizontal surface on the base console. It will also include a recessed storage
well for maps and reports and two (2) drink holders. The location of the console
shall be between the cab seats.
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1.3.13 Light, Map Light Led 18” with Flexible Neck and Red/White LED
A Littlite® (LF18TSB-LED) LED high intensity map light composed of red and
white LEDs controlled by toggle switch selector shall be installed on the console
located in the chassis cab.
1.3.14 Air Horn
There shall be a Buell Single Rail Air Horn (Model #51110) installed on the
vehicle. The manual momentary activation switch shall be within in easy reach of
both the driver and navigator seats. Location of the air horn to be determined at
1.3.15 Light, Spotlight-Hand-Held-Optronics-Blue Eye
One (1) 12 VDC #KB-4003 hand-held spotlight with a 400,000 candle power
"blue eye" bulb, 10 foot coil cord, and momentary switch shall be provided. The
spotlight shall be hard wired to the cab master control console. A black ABS
vacuum-formed spotlight holder shall be shipped loose with the completed
1.3.16 Fog Lights
Fog lights shall be installed in the front bumper at the factory designed location
and may be OEM, or Hella brand clear fog/driving lights.
1.4 CAB-TO-MODULE ATTACHMENT
1.4.1 Connection Requirements
The ambulance shall be equipped with a bulkhead wall partition. This shall be
placed between the driver and patient’s compartment. The partition shall be
located directly behind the driver and cab passenger seats when in the rearmost
position. The pass-through partition wall shall be constructed of aluminum and
shall extend from the floor to the ceiling (including cab riser). A sliding window
shall be installed to separate the cab and patient compartment. The window shall
be centered between the driver and passenger seats, and shall be large enough
to serve as emergency egress. Fixed or hinged windows will not be accepted in
The module shall be attached to the cab with a flexible watertight boot to allow
cab-body flex as designed by the chassis manufacturer. The chassis back shall
be modified and reinforced with a welded steel framework. The rear window
openings on each side of the module access shall be covered with 14 ga. steel
and painted to match the body.
The exterior seal between the rear cab pass through window and the front of the
module shall be sealed with a rubberized seal and attached securely to both
points with mechanical fasteners as well as an adhesive bond. Proper mounting
and reinforcements shall be placed in this area to ensure a solid weather and
element resistant seal.
The seal shall be closed cell rubberized foam and shall remain flexible in extreme
temperatures. A rubberized seal is the preferred seal due to its flexibility and
ability and withstand the natural body and chassis torsion when the vehicle is in
motion. The material shall be resistant to ozone, sunlight, oil, and extremes of
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1.5 MODULE-TO-CHASSIS MOUNTING SYSTEM
1.5.1 Module Mounting System
This purchaser requires a mounting system that provides a stable and durable
attachment of the module body to the chassis frame. To accomplish this
requirement the following body attachment method is preferred:
A minimum of five (5) mounting platforms shall be attached along the outside of
each chassis frame rail for a total of 10. Each platform shall consist of one (1) top
plate of .375" thick steel and two (2) side reinforcement plates made of .25" steel.
There shall be a .375" full backing plate where the mount attaches to the frame
rail. The plates shall be welded along all seams with a heavy continuous weld.
The body substructure shall include a 1" by 3" solid aluminum tie down bar
welded to each sub structure cross member. To complete the body to chassis
attachment, a VI-Tech tuned mounting system shall be used. The elastomer
mount shall be custom-tuned to the specific chassis type for vibration reduction,
structure borne noise attenuation and to provide low profile, low frequency
isolation necessary for ideal patient compartment conditions. Standard chassis
furnished mounting donuts will not meet the requirements of this specification.
The VI-Tech mount shall be attached to each platform by (2) .625" Grade 8 bolts
with washers and locking nuts. The platform shall be attached to the chassis
frame rail with (3) .625" diameter Grade 8 bolts with washers and locking nuts.
The fail safe elastomer isolation mount shall then attach to the aluminum body tie
down bar with a .75" diameter Grade 8 bolt, a washer, and a locking nut.
The VI-Tech mounting system must have been subjected to a documented high–
G dynamic frontal impact test of at least 30 G's to verify the integrity of the
mounting system in the event of a serious accident.
An experimental or prototype mounting system is not acceptable. The
following specification will be considered as an alternative to the preferred
system outlined above:
The module body shall be installed using the OEM insulated rubber puck mounts
securely bolted from the bottom to allow for ease of removal should the vehicle
be remounted. The module shall be bolted to the chassis frame in at least 12
locations. The module shall be bolted to the chassis frame rail with 12- 3/4" -11
grade 8 bolts through OEM rubber insulating spacers installed on outriggers at
12 separate locations (six (6) each frame rail), providing noise insulation and
easy removal for chassis replacement. OEM supplied automotive style rubber
puck mounts shall be bolted through ½” 6061 T6 aluminum structure plates to
serve as reinforcement points of the bottom of the module as well as provide a
solid single surface piece to absorb the natural torsion as the vehicle is in motion
(“body roll”). An additional steel L-bracket shall be added to the rear chassis
frame rail to evenly distribute the weight of the module across the rear section.
This L-bracket shall serve as another mounting point for the module and under
body components. All bolts shall be properly torqued and secured with locking
nuts. The system used for fastening the module to the frame shall be that
approved by the chassis manufacturer.
The body shall be mounted in such a manner as to allow the lowest possible load
height. The body shall not rest on top of the chassis frame mounts, but shall be
attached in such a manager as to “nest” between the frame rails. This method
shall provide a lower load height as well as a superior ride.
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1.6 MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
All material utilized shall be of the correct type, alloy, and thickness to withstand
the intended usage and provide protection against cracking, corrosion, or metal
fatigue. All materials utilized shall be of open stock origin, commonly available
through local sources, for rapid and economical repair or modification of the
body. Any use of proprietary parts or materials in the construction of the body is
unacceptable, due to potential delays or difficulties in future repairs or service.
NO EXCEPTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN THIS AREA. Where brand name, make, or
model of equipment has been specified, no exceptions will be allowed.
1.6.2 Structural Warranty
The module shall have a transferable lifetime structural warranty.
1.6.3 Modular Body Structural Design Requirements:
The module body shall be designed and fabricated with the following key
elements in mind:
1. The greatest possible load carrying capacity is desired.
2. The safety of all vehicle occupants is of paramount concern.
3. The body design, including construction materials and fabrication
techniques shall be proven durable.
4. The body shall be easily retrofitted to a new chassis should that need
With these concerns in mind, the following requirements have been established
for the purposes of this specification:
1.6.4 Design Change
The vehicle converter shall design and construct its own module bodies, and
maintain an engineering staff at its manufacturing facility to handle any custom
body changes that may be necessitated by this design.
1.6.5 General Body Description:
The construction process described within this specification will ensure that the
body shall remain structurally intact. However, to achieve this level of quality and
durability, the module body, including all doors, must be constructed correctly
initially. This specification requires that the module body, including all doors, be
built within a tolerance of one five-thousandths of one inch. To achieve this, the
vehicle manufacturer must use, as standard practice, precision computerized
equipment. Use of precision equipment will ensure that all door openings, door
handles and latches, body windows, and warning light assembly installation
locations are of the correct size and square to the body. Cutting done by hand,
such as with a jigsaw, is not desired unless it involves the chassis, or unless a
warning light assembly must be located in such a way that it depends on the
layout of the finished vehicle. (e.g.; when a light must be centered within a paint
stripe since the exact stripe location will not be determined until the module is
built and mounted.) In addition, utilization of computerized equipment will simplify
the production of replacement body panels in the event of an accident since the
computer can duplicate a given part exactly. This includes documentation of all
body light locations.
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1.6.6 Payload Requirements:
The vehicle payload shall meet or exceed that called for in the current KKK-A-
1822 specification. The vehicle manufacturer shall, upon notice by this
purchaser, provide a written statement from an independent engineer that the
model being offered has met this set of criteria. Before delivery of the completed
unit the manufacturer shall weigh the vehicle. A written statement of those
weights shall be affixed to the door inside Compartment # 1 (street side). This
purchaser reserves the right to have the finished vehicle weighed independently
upon delivery. If it is found that the written statement of weight provided by the
manufacturer is inaccurate beyond what may be reasonably explained as a slight
difference in the calibration of the scales, then the vehicle will be rejected.
It should be noted that this purchaser, while interested in attaining the greatest
possible payload, is unwilling to compromise on the structural requirements of a
strong, durable, and safe body. All bidders must understand these factors
supersede concern over payload, and that the lightest body (greatest payload)
will not necessarily be deemed sufficient to meet the stringent quality and safety
requirements set forth herein.
1.7 MODULE BODY CONSTRUCTION
1.7.1 Seamless Construction is Preferred.
The module shall be fabricated entirely of parts cut and formed from .125"
(minimum) thickness 5052-H34 flat aluminum sheet stock, using CNC machines
capable of .0004" repeatability. This is the only alloy that may be used for body
parts that are welded together.
The roll-cage type interior super-structure, aluminum partition and module shall
all be welded together into a single unit to give optimum strength for patient and
attendant protection. The module roof shall be a crowned design to facilitate
The floor, roof, sides, and all exterior doors shall be fabricated from .125"
(minimum) thick flat aluminum sheet stock. The exterior joints between the roof
and side components shall be continuous full seam welded the entire length of
the module. All exterior body panel joints shall be continuous full seam welded.
No VHB bonding tape or other adhesives shall be used in the construction of the
ambulance module if this construction type is implemented.
1.7.2 Extruded Module Body Construction:
184.108.40.206 Corner Post Supports:
The body structure must be able to support the loaded weight of the
vehicle in the unlikely event of a rollover. A structure is required that will
enhance the safety of both patients and attendants in the event of an
accidental collision. The foundation of a solidly built module body is the
utilization of strong corner posts in both the sidewalls and the roof. A one-
piece 90-degree radius post is required. The posts shall include a full
length W shaped extrusion that forms a fully encased web inside the post
for strength. This reinforcing member shall angle inward just before it
joins the radius to form a small slot where the edges of the aluminum skin
will be inserted prior to the final welding. Because the structural integrity
of a body is derived from the corner posts, subfloor, and framework,
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corner posts that are a part of the exterior body skin (e.g. rolled corner
posts) will not be considered, nor will corner posts which do not have an
integral center reinforcement as part of the extrusion.
220.127.116.11 Corner Post Strength:
The corner post extrusions shall possess a minimum ultimate tensile
strength of 27,000 psi (6063-T5).
18.104.22.168 Roof Extrusions:
The horizontal roof extrusions shall conform to the same construction
description as the vertical wall extrusions. They will, however, include an
extruded drip rail as a part of the one-piece posts. Because the drip rail is
a part of the post itself, there will be no seams between the rail and the
body above the rail. In addition there shall be drip rails installed above all
body doors that are not full height. These rails shall attach via a durable
22.214.171.124 Wall and Roof Skin Supports:
The exterior wall and roof skins shall be supported on the inside by 2"
square tubing with .125" wall. These structural supports shall be
strategically located at the load-bearing points of the module body. The
roof structural support beams shall be spaced on minimum 12" centers for
adequate load support. Wall tubing of less than .125" thickness will not be
126.96.36.199 Horizontal Wall Support:
In addition to the vertical wall supports there shall be a horizontal beam,
located in the beltline area, to provide additional protection in the event of
a side body collision.
188.8.131.52 Gusset Enhancement:
Gusset supports, made from 2" square tubing, shall be installed
throughout the vehicle for added strength. Each gusset shall be a
minimum of 5" long at its longest point. A minimum of 24 of these gussets
shall be welded into the vehicle support structure. Areas of installation
shall include but not be limited to: all door openings, all body corners, and
above all wheel wells. Designs that utilize no gussets, or gussets of lesser
material size or strength, are not acceptable.
184.108.40.206 Exterior Body Panels:
The materials selected for the body skin have been chosen because of
this vehicles expected heavy-duty cycle and the good wear
characteristics that this material has shown in the field. The material shall
be a minimum 5052-H34 alloy with an ultimate tensile strength of 38,000
psi. This material has been chosen because it is less prone to fail due to
stress than other weaker materials such as 5052-H32 alloy.
220.127.116.11 Exterior Body Panels (Part 2):
The thickness required for exterior body panels is:
-Side, front, and rear walls: .125"
-Ceiling and floor panels: .090"
Note: The roof shall be constructed with a single sheet of 5052-H34 .090"
thick aluminum. This one-piece construction is preferred over a multiple
piece design. The roof shall incorporate a crown designed to allow water
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to drain. Crown Height should be at least 3/8".
18.104.22.168 Skin to Support Attachment:
All exterior aluminum body panels shall be attached to the underlying
structural supports via high performance polyurethane two sided tape.
The tape shall have a polyurethane foam core for environmental
resistance and an acrylic adhesive for a durable bond. The tape will be
used as an insulating agent to hold the panels tightly against the
structural supports, thus eliminating vibration and oil-canning. In addition
to the tape attachment system, all panels shall be welded to structural
members at the perimeters only. Welding in the center of the panels is not
desired as the process will cause heat distortion of the body panels and
lessen the overall quality of the finished appearance. Use of the tape, as
described here, will eliminate heat distortion without damaging the
structural integrity of the module body.
22.214.171.124 Skin to Support Attachment (Part 2):
Each body panel shall be welded to all horizontal frame members,
including the roof extrusions. In addition, the panels shall be welded to
the vertical corner posts. In the case of the roof, the perimeter of the one-
piece roof sheet shall be welded. This method of attachment shall provide
a total welding application to the entire perimeter of the body skin and a
taped/insulating application to the interior surfaces of all walls. Methods
of panel attachment that utilize rivets are not acceptable.
126.96.36.199 Insulation-Polyurethane Spray Foam
The walls, ceiling, passage doors, outside storage doors, the entire
underside of the module floor (except for mounting pads), the underside
of the outside storage compartments, the wheel wells, and the underside
of the curbside step area shall be completely foam-in-place insulated with
nominal 3/4" thick sprayed on class I, urethane foam for thermal and
acoustical insulation. The insulation shall comply with FMVSS #302 flame
spread requirements. The underside of the body shall be properly
prepared to ensure adhesion before the spray insulation is applied.
Temp-Coat ceramic thermal barrier coating shall be applied to the interior
of the module roof after the spray foam application. Material shall be
applied to meet or exceed the manufacturers recommended thickness.
To ensure good working conditions and to create a stable patient
environment, the vehicle shall be manufactured with particular attention
paid to sound control. The following process must be performed
throughout the manufacturing cycle of the vehicle:
1. Underbody shall be completely sprayed with Audioguard Acoustic
material sprayed to the manufacturers recommended thickness.
2. Body Interior walls, roofs and interior compartment walls shall be
sprayed with Audioguard Acoustic material sprayed to the
manufacturers recommended thickness.
3. The interiors of all access and compartment doors shall be sprayed
with Audioguard Acoustic material sprayed to the manufacturers
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4. The backs of all interior cabinets shall be wrapped in antiphon
5. Door interiors are to be lined with damping pad
6. The body structural tubes shall filled with non-resonating dampening
7. Side step well areas are to be backed with damping pad
8. All walls shall be insulated with 2" Technicon polyfiber acoustic
insulation. Headliners shall be double insulated with 2" Technicon
Polyfiber and a Reflectix barrier.
9. A .125" damping pad, a .125" sound barrier sheet, and a .625"
composite floor panel shall be installed prior to installation of the vinyl
188.8.131.52 Aluminum Parts-Module Exterior
All unpainted exterior aluminum parts shall be bright dip anodized after
fabrication to retain the finish and increase corrosion resistance.
184.108.40.206 Corrosion Minimization
All module contact with dissimilar metals shall be minimized with the use
of nylon screw-hole inserts to prevent fastener contact with the module
body, nylon hinge strips, ceramic coated stainless steel hinge bolts, and
ECK brand corrosion inhibitor spray. All locations where fasteners
penetrate the outer skin of the module body shall be coated with ECK
anti-corrosion agent. In addition, all fasteners that penetrate the outer skin
of the module body shall be treated with an anti-corrosion agent to assure
the maximum protection against vehicle corrosion and electrolysis.
220.127.116.11 Ziebart Undercoating
The entire underbody (excluding drive shaft, wheels, fuel tank, and 12"
either side of exhaust system) shall be sprayed with Ziebart under seal for
18.104.22.168 Drip Rails, Side
Full length anodized aluminum drip rails shall be affixed to both upper
sides of the module. The drip rails shall be attached to the module sides
without the use of screws or rivets.
22.214.171.124 Pass-Through-Cab to Module Seal
An opening shall be provided in the rear of the cab to the patient
compartment. The opening shall have a sliding door and shall be as
large as possible. This opening is to be considered an emergency egress.
The opening shall be sealed with a rubberized seal and securely attached
to both the cab/riser and the module. Proper mounting and
reinforcements shall be placed in this area to ensure a solid weather and
element resistant seal. The seal shall be closed cell rubberized foam and
shall remain flexible in extreme temperatures. A rubberized seal is the
preferred seal due to its flexibility and ability and withstand the natural
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body and chassis torsion when the vehicle is in motion. The material shall
be resistant to ozone, sunlight, oil, etc.
126.96.36.199 Door Construction-Gasket Placement
All exterior hinged module doors shall be constructed in an inverted pan-
formed design. The pan shall be constructed from .125" thick 5052-H34
flat sheet aluminum. The exterior door skin shall be constructed of .190"
thick aluminum and welded to the pan.
Door gaskets shall be attached to the interior side of the door skin.
Gaskets attached to interior door frames are not satisfactory and shall not
1.8 MODULE EXTERIOR
1.8.1 Electric Step, Automatic–Curbside Door
A Stromberg-Carlson electric step shall be provided at the module curbside
passage door. The step shall activate automatically into the open and stored
position when the curbside door is open and closed. An Auto/Extend switch shall
be installed just inside the curbside door to allow the step to be locked in the
extended position. The step shall retract when the transmission is shifted to
drive. The step shall have a protective housing around the motor and
mechanicals along with mud flaps to the front and rear of the step to help reduce
1.8.2 Back-Up Camera-Vista III Screen
A color camera system connected to the cab Vista III display screen shall be
installed, providing backing view monitoring to the rear exterior of the module.
The camera shall be as inconspicuous and flush mounted as possible and
positioned as to provide a wide perspective for safe backing. This camera image
shall automatically be displayed on the MCC Vista when the vehicle is placed in
reverse, and shall also be accessible when the vehicle is in park. The Vista shall
automatically resume normal operation when the vehicle is taken out of reverse.
1.8.3 Windows, Passage Door-(Curb Sliding, Rear Fixed)
The curbside passage door shall have a 16" x 23" opening (sliding) window with
removable screen. Each rear passage door shall have a 19" x 18" non-opening
window. The distance between the rear window-glass shall not exceed 6" to
assure maximum vision to the rear. The windows shall have a 69% dark tint and
shall be secured with black oxide coated fasteners. No warning lights shall be
blocked from view when the curbside or rear doors are open.
1.8.4 Window, Curbside Fixed w/Sliding Dry Erase Board
A non-opening (fixed) tinted window approximately 13" x 33" shall be provided on
the module curbside, centered between the curbside door and the #4 outside
storage compartment. The window, on the patient compartment interior side,
shall have split sliding covers that double as dry erase board. The covers shall
slide behind the squad bench back pads when in the open position. Two (2) dry
erase markers and one (1) eraser shall be shipped loose with the completed
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1.8.5 Electric Locks, Module Entry Doors
Power activated door locks shall be installed on all exterior entry doors (rear and
side of module). Locks shall be activated by switches located at each patient
area access door and in the front radio console. Each lock may be individually
overridden by the use of a key.
1.8.6 Concealed Door Lock Switch:
A concealed weatherproof switch shall be installed to operate the power door
locks specified above. The switch shall be wired to unlock only.
1.8.7 Door Locks Wired Through OEM Switches:
The power door locks specified above are to be wired to the O.E.M. chassis door
1.8.8 Door Reflection
Red reflectors shall be installed on the inside on the patient area doors.
Red Scotchlite strips, 2" x 12", shall be installed horizontally across the top of
each entry door. This material is in addition to the reflectors listed above.
1.8.9 Door Hinging, Module Passage and OSS Compartment
All doors (excepting a sliding curbside door) shall have full-length stainless steel
hinges. The hinges shall be .070" thick and shall incorporate a .25" diameter pin.
All hinges shall have un-slotted mounting holes for an exact and permanent
installation. Hinges that utilize slotted mounting holes are unacceptable because
of the continued adjustments that they require. There shall be an insulating
material installed along the length of the hinge where the hinge meets the door
frame to separate the stainless hinge from the aluminum body. This material
shall be transparent so as not to be visible at any point while the door is being
1.8.10 Hold-Open Devices, Module Exterior Doors
The following door hold-open devices shall be installed:
- Compartment doors: Gas filled, 100-degree extension actuator
- Side access door: Gas filled, 110-degree extension actuator
- Rear doors: Cast Products grabber style devices
Spring loaded devices are not desired because of their weaker holding
capabilities and a lack of smooth door operation.
1.8.11 Door Handles and Latching System, Module Exterior
A door latching system is required that provides safety to all on-board personnel
and security to all stored equipment. The patient area must be capable of being
quickly secured. The following minimum features are to be designed into the
module door latching system:
- All door handles shall be rugged automotive style handles that are near
flush with the outer door panel. Each handle shall actuate a Nader rotary
- The handle and latching system shall be designed by their manufacturer to
accommodate electromagnetic activation. Paddle style or D ring style
handles that must be retrofitted for this application are unacceptable.
- All doors shall have an exterior key lock.
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- All three patient area access doors shall include both interior and exterior
latch activators. The rear doors shall have an activator installed on the
outside of each door. The interior activators shall be located in a recessed
pan on the door. A manual lock/unlock device shall be located within the
pan. This pan shall be powder coated cast aluminum for extra durability
and for ease of decontamination. No plastic products shall be used for this
- Exterior double door compartments shall include two exterior latching
devices, one on each door.
1.8.12 Handles, Eberhard-Chrome Free Floating Type
Eberhard 2110 locking chrome handles shall be installed on each exterior
module door. A gasket shall be installed under each handle to protect the paint.
1.8.13 Curbside Door-Module Curbside Passage
The module body shall include a side entry door to access the curbside of the
patient compartment. A sliding door is preferred by the customer, however
hinged doors will be considered acceptable if a bidder does not meet the sliding
door requirements below.
188.8.131.52 Sliding Door Requirements:
The door shall slide out and towards the rear of the module body. The
door design must meet FMVSS 206 for sliding doors and shall have been
cycle tested in excess of 100,000 cycles. The door shall not extend out
more than 5 1/4" from the module when in the open position and shall be
flush in the closed position. The door shall operate on a total of nine (9)
casters and three (3) tracks for ease of operation. The door shall be held
closed with two (2) rotary latches and two (2) locking tabs. The door must
have a system to prevent the door from self closing, when unit is parked
on an incline. A measured force of 10 pounds maximum shall be required
to release the door from the open to closed position. A chrome locking
handle shall be installed on the exterior of the door. The door shall be
lockable from the inside and outside and shall shut on molded air-core,
automotive type door seals to prevent any water from leaking into the
vehicle interior. A drip rail shall be installed above the door. There shall
be a 1.50" x 40.00" white reflective stripe installed on the rear facing edge
of the sliding door.
184.108.40.206 Hinged Door Requirements:
One (1) side door shall be provided on the curb side of the module body.
The curbside doorway dimensions shall be at least 28"W x 73.75"H. The
hinges shall be .070" thick and shall incorporate a .25" diameter pin, and
shall have un-slotted mounting holes for an exact and permanent
installation. Hinges that utilize slotted mounting holes are unacceptable
because of the continued adjustments that they require. There shall be an
insulating material installed along the length of the hinge where the hinge
meets the door frame to separate the stainless hinge from the aluminum
body. This material shall be transparent so as not to be visible at any
point while the door is being used. A drip rail shall be installed above the
1.8.14 Doors, Rear Passage
The overall opening of the access shall be a minimum of 58.3" in height x 46.75"
in width. Both inside and outside door handles shall be installed on each rear
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door. Left rear doors that can only be activated from the inside are not
acceptable. The doors shall be flush without a protruding flange or lip. The right
rear passage door shall have a lockable, chrome exterior handle. The left rear
door shall have a non-locking, chrome exterior handle. All handles shall be
installed with a gasket to protect the paint. The hinge shall be full length stainless
steel with a 3/16" stainless steel hinge pin and shall be two (2)-way adjustable.
Each rear door shall have a two point slam action automotive type rotary latching
system to the body. The right rear door shall lock to the body at the top and
bottom, not to the left rear door. The doors shall have .213" steel door latch
activator rods with turn buckle adjusters. The doors shall be lockable from the
inside and outside. Each door shall have an access port adjacent to the rotary
1.8.15 Door Reflectivity, Rear Passage
Reflective material (25" x 2.5" red/silver chevron style) meeting FMVSS 108
requirements shall be installed on the lower interior stainless steel panel of each
rear door and hinged side door.
1.8.16 Threshold, Rear Doorway-Anodized Diamond Plate
A bright dip anodized aluminum diamond plate threshold shall be installed at the
rear doorway, providing a kick/scuff plate at the rear of the vehicle above the rear
1.8.17 Hold-Open, Rear Doors-CPI Grabbers
Cast Products door grabbers (one (1) pair) with hard rubber inserts shall be
installed on the rear doors, permitting a door hold open position of 180-degrees.
1.8.18 Rear Step/Bumper-Flip-Up Center Section-Anodized
The rear bumper shall be affixed to the chassis frame. The bumper shall be
constructed with a hinged center section of aluminum grip strut material. This
section shall be a minimum of 9.5" deep and shall be constructed with grip-strut
on the stepping surface to provide for better footing. The ends of the assembly
shall be fixed diamond tread plate. Two (2) steel braces shall secure the step to
the chassis frame. The assembly shall be spaced out from the rear kick plate a
minimum of 1.5". The center section of the assembly shall pivot up and over
center to stay in the 'up' position. The fold-up portion of the step shall be firmly
held down with two (2) pin and socket holders to prevent rattling while the vehicle
is in motion. The outer 17" on each end of the bumper shall be constructed from
heavy gauge stamped polished stainless steel bumper parts and shall provide
smooth rounded corners. The remainder of the step shall be constructed of .125"
thick aluminum diamond plate. Two (2) rear LED step illumination lights shall be
provided. All diamond plate surfaces shall be bright dip anodized. Rear step
installation shall comply with AMD standard 018. A strip of black PVC shall be
installed on the face of the step to protect the patient cots during loading. The
distance between the top of the step and the ground shall not be less than 16".
1.8.19 Rear Step/Bumper Reinforcement:
The standard rear step shall be reinforced with 2" x 2" steel angle for added
1.8.20 Tow Hooks, Module Rear
Two (2) tow hooks shall be provided in the rear step area and shall be securely
fastened to the vehicle frame.
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1.8.21 Fenderettes-Bright Finish Aluminum
Bright finish polished aluminum fenderettes shall be installed around the rear
wheel well openings.
1.8.22 Mud Flaps, Rear-Black Rubber
Black rubber mud flaps with a minimum 1/4" thickness shall be bolted to the
underside of the module behind the rear wheels. The width and length of the
flaps shall provide adequate coverage of the rear dual wheels of the chassis.
1.8.23 Rub Rails, Anodized Aluminum, 5/8" Black Reflective Material
Bright dip anodized polished aluminum rub rails shall be installed on the lower
sides of the body below the outside compartment sill areas. The rub rails shall be
offset 3/16" from the body to facilitate wash down of road debris the rub rails shall
incorporate a recessed 5/8" wide black reflective Scotchlite safety accent stripe.
1.8.24 Step well, Curbside Doorway
An aluminum diamond plate step well liner shall be installed in the curbside
doorway step area.
1.8.25 Stone Guards, Module Front - Anodized Diamond Plate
Bright dip anodized aluminum diamond plate stone guards shall be installed on
the lower 24" of the module front. These stone guards shall be 14" wide.
1.9 EXTERIOR COMPARTMENT DESIGN
All exterior compartments shall include these features:
Sound absorbing polyurethane material shall be sprayed on the inside of all
compartments and compartment shelving, slide out trays and closeouts.
Baffled seep holes shall be provided to prevent water from splashing or
seeping into the exterior compartments.
Full-length, two (2)-way adjustable, stainless steel hinges on all exterior
compartment doors with 3/16" stainless steel hinge pins.
Compartment doors shall be installed, flush with the module body.
When double doors are provided, each door shall have an exterior handle,
but only the forward door shall be lockable. (Rearward door is secured when
forward door is locked.) All exterior compartments and passage doors shall
be keyed alike.
Lockable, Eberhard "free-floating" type chrome plated handles with rotary
locks. A gasket shall be installed under each handle to protect the paint. The
handles shall match the module entrance door handles.
Compartments shall be vented to the outside in such a way as to prevent
moisture from entering the compartment. Under no circumstances shall vents
be installed within the compartment door.
Each compartment shall be constructed as an individual box and welded into
the body structural framing. The material used shall be .125" aluminum that is
continuously welded at all seams.
All exterior compartment doors shall have .063" thick aluminum diamond
plate inner door skins.
Drip rails shall be installed above all exterior compartment doors, and shall be
fastened without rivets or screws.
LED strip lighting activated by magnetic switches shall be incorporated all
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1.9.2 Exterior Compartments-Sweep-Out
Exterior module compartments shall be of a sweep-out design to aid in facilitation
of the purchaser's routine care and cleaning of the vehicle.
All exterior compartment floors, with the exception of the front ALS compartment
shall be constructed to be flush with the bottom door frame.
1.9.3 Rubber Matting in Exterior Compartments:
Black rubber matting material shall be cut to size and installed on the bottoms of
all exterior compartments and shelves. The material shall feature integral ridges
to help equipment to stay in place.
1.9.4 Exterior Compartment Thresholds-Stainless Steel
Each exterior storage compartment with a hinged door shall have a stainless
steel lower threshold at the door opening to protect the paint as equipment is
installed and removed from the compartment.
1.9.5 Exterior Compartment Venting
A minimum of nine (9) square inches of venting shall be provided in the exterior
oxygen storage compartment, to dissipate any leaking oxygen gas. A minimum of
nine (9) square inches of venting shall also be provided inside all other exterior
storage compartments to provide for easier closure of the compartment doors.
Venting shall be designed to prevent moisture from entering the compartments.
Under no circumstances shall vents be installed within the compartment door.
1.9.6 Exterior Compartment Lighting
The outside storage compartments shall include two (2) strips of LED lights, one
(1) to either side of the compartment door, to provide lighting inside the
compartment. Larger compartments shall have additional LED light strips across
the top edges.
1.9.7 Outside Storage Compartment Dimensions
Measurements for OSS Compartments are approximate and may be subjected to
small dimensional modifications if necessary. The intention here is to maximize
the usable space in both the exterior compartments and the interior of the
1.9.8 Outside Storage #1-Street Side Forward-Oxygen and Stair Chair
# 1 (forward street side compartment) shall have a 76.75" high x 16.00" wide
clear door opening with 77.75" high x 20.75" wide x 20.75" deep interior
dimensions. This compartment provides storage for one (1) "M" or "H" oxygen
cylinder and storage for Stryker Stair Chair with a vertical divider between the
cylinder and stair-chair storage areas. A spring loaded hinged acrylic door shall
be provided to allow access from inside the patient compartment to the oxygen
cylinder valve. A nine (9)-square inch vent shall be provided in the oxygen
storage compartment to permit leaking gas to dissipate to the exterior of the
vehicle. The oxygen cylinder shall be secured with a minimum of four (4)
restraining devices, meeting AMD standard 003. A cylinder changing wrench
shall be provided and secured inside the oxygen cylinder compartment. The
oxygen cylinder shall be provided by the purchaser.
1.9.9 Outside Storage #2-Street Side Center-One (1) Shelf
#2 (street side center compartment) shall have a 38.50" high x 24.50" wide clear
door opening with 41.50" high x 28.25" wide x 20.75" deep interior dimensions
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and shall have one (1) adjustable shelf. One (1) fusee holder shall be installed on
the inner door skin of the forward compartment door.
1.9.10 Outside Storage #3-Street Side Rear
#3 (street side rear compartment) shall have a 38.50" high x 33.25" wide clear
door opening with 41.50" high x 37.25" wide x 20.75" deep interior dimensions.
This compartment shall contain one (1) adjustable shelf.
1.9.11 Outside Storage #4-Curbside Rear-Backboard/Scoop
#4 (rear curbside compartment) shall have a 76.75" high x 18.25" wide clear
opening with 77.75" high x 21.50" wide x 20.50" deep interior dimensions. The
compartment shall provide vertical storage for a scoop stretcher, and
backboards. The walls of the backboard compartment shall be covered with self-
adhesive textured rubber matting to protect the walls and the equipment stored in
this area from any damage.
1.9.12 Outside Storage #5-Curbside Secondary Rear-Trauma Bags
#5 (second rear curbside compartment) shall have a 20.50” wide x 20.75” high
clear door opening with 22.75" high x 23.25" wide x 20.50" deep interior
dimensions. The compartment shall provide storage for three (3) trauma bags.
1.9.13 Outside Storage #6-Curbside Forward
#6 (forward curbside compartment upper "6A") shall have a 60.25" high x 14.00"
wide clear door opening. This compartment provides inside/outside storage, and
shall have three (3) adjustable shelves. The lower compartment "6B" shall have
inside dimensions of 13.50" high x 19.00" wide x 17.50" deep. (Reference
Section 1.10.41 Cabinet-Front Wall, Lower # 3 for interior dimensions).
1.10 MODULE INTERIOR
Interior designs as set forth here are in estimation of need and available space.
The final configuration of interior structures and their final dimensions shall be
ultimately determined at pre-build meeting.
1.10.1 Heat/Air Conditioning, Manual/Auto Select, 10-Speed Blower
A high capacity 620 CFM heater/air conditioner system with 60,000 BTU heating
capacity and 38,000 BTU cooling capacity and with a 10-speed blower controlled
through, the pulse-width-modulated output of the microprocessor based electrical
system, shall be provided for high volume air movement with minimal noise. The
heater/air conditioner air return shall be filtered to minimize contamination of the
heater/air conditioner cores. The cab and module environmental systems shall
be simultaneously capable of heating in the front while cooling in the rear and
vice-versa. A thermostatically controlled rear system shall be provided for heating
and air conditioning the patient compartment.
The temperature, whether heating or cooling, shall be controlled by a thermostat
built into the attendant control panel screen, located in the street side cabinet and
from the cab master control console screen. Heating and cooling may be
selected automatically or manually. The heater/air conditioner system shall
function only when the ignition system and the module power switch are on. The
rear heater shall have EPDM/Nomex heater hoses. The rear air conditioner shall
have barrier air conditioner hoses for R-134A refrigerant. Full module HVAC
controls shall be located on both the rear ACP screen and the cab MCC screen.
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1.10.2 Air Purification System, Ultraviolet
An APS-253 Ultraviolet Air Purification system shall be provided and installed
within the heater/air conditioner. The short-wave ultraviolet radiation (UV-C) kills
airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and other microorganisms.
1.10.3 Intercom System-Fire Research (ICA 100-A00-Ptt1)
Fire Research Intercom model ICA100-A00 two (2)-way system shall be
installed. The intercom kit shall include a master station, remote station, and 20'
of interconnecting cable. The master station shall have a volume control knob
and a push-to-talk button. The remote station shall have a push-to-talk button.
The intercom shall be designed for interior use. Each station shall have a plastic
housing and be surface mounted. The power requirements for the intercom shall
be 12V DC and not exceed 3 amps. The output power shall be 8 Watts.
The master intercom station shall be mounted in the cab and the remote station
shall be installed near the attendant's control panel.
1.10.4 Rear Speakers with Volume Control
Two (2) speakers linked to the OEM audio system shall be installed in the
module. Ceiling mounting is preferred. A rheostat volume control shall be
installed within reach of the attendant’s seat to control these speakers.
1.10.5 Knox Med Vault
Install a Knox Med Vault in a location to be determined at the pre-construction
meeting. The mounting points shall be structurally reinforced.
1.10.6 Refrigerator (Waeco CD-30DC)
A Waeco CD-30DC drawer-fridge shall be installed and shall be flush mounted
under the pass-thru.
1.10.7 IV Warmer, Smithworks-Inside (1) Interior Cabinet
One (1) Smithworks FloorMount IV warmer shall be provided in the patient
compartment of the unit. The exact location of this warmer will be determined at
a pre-construction meeting.
1.10.8 Holder/Swivel Base for Life-Pak 12 and 15 (NCE H7000A)
An NCE model H7000A swivel base for Life Pak 12 and 15 shall be provided with
The location will be determined at a pre-build conference.
1.10.9 Countertop-Recessed Aluminum-Polychromatic Spray Coated
The countertop shall be recessed 3/4" to prevent equipment from sliding off. All
countertop work surfaces shall be finished with white multi-use polychromatic
spray coating prior to being clear coated.
1.10.10 Action Area Countertops, Stainless Steel
The patient area countertop(s) shall be constructed of stainless steel. The
countertops shall be pan-formed and shall incorporate a 1" retention lip around
the perimeter of the material. Areas where the stainless steel material meets the
vehicle walls shall be sealed to eliminate seams. The front lip on the countertop
shall be protected with grip-lock material.
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1.10.11 Primary Action Area
The primary action area shall be located beside the attendant seat with work
area dimensions of approximately 15.00" high x 44.00" wide x 17.00" deep.
1.10.12 Primary Action Area Lighting
The entire action wall area shall be lighted utilizing a Thin-Lite Model #612 light
with 12V DC dual 11” fluorescent bulbs.
1.10.13 Secondary Action Area
The secondary action area shall be located to the rear of the CPR seat with work
area dimensions maximized with the available space.
1.10.14 Tertiary Action Area
There shall be a third action area beneath the pass-through. The space beneath
the stainless steel countertop is desired for the refrigerator and med vault.
1.10.15 Attendant Seat
A rear facing deluxe high back, deep cushion attendant seat with a built in child
safety seat shall be provided at the head of the cot. The seat shall be covered
with color coordinated heavy grade vinyl upholstery material and shall have an
automatic locking retractable three (3)-point seat belt. The attendant seat shall be
securely mounted on sliders on a swivel pedestal base, and provide easy access
to all action wall controls and outlets, and to the patient.
1.10.16 CPR Seat
A CPR seat shall be installed on the street side of the patient compartment aft of
the main action area counter. The width of the seat should be as wide as
possible to the rear of the module to facilitate patient IV access. The seat,
backrest, and sides of the seat shall be covered with color coordinated,
cushioned vinyl. The CPR seat location shall be protected by a system of
progressive resistance head protection cushions. The progressive resistance
head protection cushions shall incorporate layers of foam of increasing densities.
Should a head strike occur, then the increasing density of the cushion as the
impact progresses shall lessen the likelihood that the head will reach the
aluminum cabinet material behind the cushions. Standard single density foam
cushions will not meet the requirements of this section.
1.10.17 Blanket Warmer
Shall be provided and installed beneath the CPR seat.
1.10.18 Squad Bench-Base and Lid with Sharps and Trash
The squad bench base shall be constructed of.090" thick aluminum and shall
allow for maximum storage capacity and minimum weight. Access to this area
shall be gained by raising the bench cushion. This area shall be as large as
possible given the design mandates present in the federal 'K' specifications, and
the presence of the wheelhouse directly beneath this area. Storage areas made
of wood, whether or not they are laminated or otherwise covered with another
material, will not be acceptable. The face of the squad bench shall be covered
with vinyl flooring material. The interior of the squad bench shall be sprayed with
sound absorbing polyurethane material. The squad bench lid shall be sized to
maximize access to the storage space beneath. The padded cushion shall be at
least 15.25" wide x 63.00" long. The squad bench cushion shall be covered with
color coordinated vinyl upholstery material and shall be one-piece, liftable on a
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full length continuous hinge. The squad bench cushion upholstery shall be sewn
with seams only at the vertical corners to minimize entrapment of fluids.
Automatic locking, retractable seat belts shall be provided for three (3) people
while seated on the squad bench or for one (1) person lying down. A three point
system shall be available for the forward position of the squad bench.
1.10.19 Bench Hold Open:
24lb. Gas piston style hold-open devices shall be installed on the flip-up squad
bench cushion. These devices will provide for smooth and simple operation. For
that reason substitute hold-open devices, such as ratchet style devices, will not
1.10.20 Bench Hold Down:
Paddle style latches shall be installed on each flip-up bench cushion to hold the
cushions in the 'closed' position. The operation of these latches shall be passive
and shall require intentional unlatching in order to raise the squad bench cushion.
Each latch is to be flush mounted in the face of the squad bench riser.
1.10.21 Waste and Sharps Disposal, Squad Bench
A kick out style for sharps and waste shall be installed under the squad bench.
An easy to locate ball style kick switch shall be installed to the side of the drawer.
This type of system shall allow the attendant to quickly access a tip out door with
his or her foot to avoid unnecessary contamination.
1.10.22 Squad Bench Storage (Compartment #1)
A storage area shall be provided in the squad bench base (Compartment #1).
The interior dimensions of the storage area shall be of the greatest dimensions
possible given the space available.
1.10.23 Squad Bench Edge Protection:
An aluminum angled trim piece shall be installed along the bottom edge of each
bench cushion. Each piece shall be bent to follow the contour of each cushion on
the horizontal plane. These trim pieces shall provide added protection for the
upholstery against extensive wear.
1.10.24 Bench Ceiling Cabinet:
A cabinet shall be installed at ceiling level over the full length of the squad bench.
This cabinet is to be fabricated from .063" 5052-H34 welded aluminum. The
interior of the cabinet shall be painted per the cabinet construction description
listed elsewhere within this specification. The cabinet is to be accessed through
hinged Plexiglas doors that are held in the 'open' position by gas piston hold-
open devices. This cabinet is to be a maximum of 9" H to allow enough clearance
between the bottom of the cabinet and the top of the seat below to meet KKK-F
1.10.25 Headliner-Rear Patient Compartment
The headliner in the patient compartment shall be one-piece, seamless, .090
thick aluminum finished with sprayed-on multi-use polychromatic coating.
1.10.26 Lonplate II, Non-Slip Embossed SM. Grid - Mica (Gray) #421
The floor in the patient compartment shall be covered with Lonseal "Lonplate II"
non-slip; small grid (embossed) Mica (gray) #421, resilient sheet vinyl flooring
material, which shall be coved 3-inches up the wall on the street side, and to the
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top of the squad bench base on the curbside. The flooring material shall be
stripped and waxed before delivery.
1.10.27 Upholstery-Spradling "Arctic" Charcoal #9017
All cushions, head pads, door panels, and seats shall be covered with Spradling
International "Arctic" Charcoal #9017 expanded vinyl upholstery. The "Arctic"
vinyl and all foam cushion material shall comply with FMVSS #302 flame spread
1.10.28 Rounded Interior Corners
Interior vertical edges shall have rounded corners in the following locations:
forward and aft edges of the CPR seat, the wall at the aft end of the squad
bench, the partition opening cabinet edges and the upper front wall cabinet.
1.10.29 Cabinet Construction-Interior-Aluminum
All interior cabinets shall be constructed of .090" thick welded aluminum. Wood
products shall not be used in the construction of any interior cabinet. All cabinet
exteriors, interiors, drawer fronts, drawer interiors, and aluminum doors shall be
sealed with a washable sprayed-on multi-use polychromatic coating.
1.10.30 Cabinet Doors-Tinted Plexiglas
All cabinet doors shall be nominally 1/4" thick light tinted Plexiglas. The sliding
cabinet doors shall be installed in aluminum track lined with PPL inserts to
eliminate rattles and prevent the doors from opening during transit. An edge
mounted aluminum handle shall be installed on each sliding cabinet door.
1.10.31 Cabinet Latches-Stainless Steel
The ACP (attendant control panel) door and the PDQ (power distribution
quarters) door shall be secured with chrome locking lever latches, all remaining
interior hinged cabinet doors and drawers shall be secured with Southco
stainless steel locking flush pull latches. These latches shall feature recessed
pull ring style handles. The latches shall be both positive (mechanical latching)
and passive (latches automatically).
1.10.32 Cabinets/Walls-Polychromatic Coating-Camille White
All exposed side walls, the partition wall (on the patient compartment side only),
the headliner, along with the cabinet and drawer fronts, aluminum doors, cabinet
and drawer interiors shall be covered with a washable white sprayed-on multi-
use polychromatic coating, to create a laminate-free interior.
1.10.33 Cabinet-Left Wall, Upper Rear #1-Hinged Frame
The left wall, upper rear interior cabinet (#1) shall have a door opening of 12.50"
high x 35.25" wide with interior dimensions of 14.50" high x 37.00" wide x 17.25"
deep. The cabinet shall be enclosed by one (1) set of sliding Plexiglas doors. The
cabinet shall be equipped with one (1) adjustable shelf. The sliding doors are to
be mounted in a hinged frame that is held in the 'open' position by gas piston
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1.10.34 Cabinet-Left Wall, Upper over Panel #2-Hinged Frame
The left wall, interior upper cabinet (#2), above the attendant control panel, shall
have a door opening of 7.50" high x 25.50" wide with interior dimensions of 9.75"
high x 27.00" wide x 17.25" deep. This cabinet shall be enclosed by one (1) set
of sliding Plexiglas doors. The sliding doors are to be mounted in a hinged frame
that is held in the 'open' position by gas piston hold-open devices.
1.10.35 Left Wall-Attendant Control Panel-Hinged Panel
The color micro-processor screen shall be installed on a hinged access panel
and secured with two (2) latches. The panel will be located to the immediate right
of the attendant's seat.
1.10.36 Cabinet-Left Wall, Upper Front #3-Hinged Door Compartment
The left wall, upper front interior cabinet (#3) shall have a door opening of 16.75"
high x 13.25" wide with interior dimensions of 19.00" high x 13.25" wide x 17.25"
deep. This cabinet shall be enclosed by one (1) hinged acrylic door. The cabinet
shall be equipped with one (1) adjustable shelf and secured with a latch.
1.10.37 Cabinet-Left Wall, Lower Rear #4-Fixed Frame
The left wall, lower rear interior cabinet (#4) shall have a door opening of 15.00"
high x 25.25" wide with interior dimensions of 18.50" high x 29.00" wide x 17.25"
deep. The compartment shall be enclosed by one (1) set of sliding acrylic doors
and equipped with one (1) adjustable shelf.
1.10.38 Cabinet-Left Wall, Lower Under Rear Action Area #5
The left wall, lower cabinet (#5) under the rear action area shall have a door
opening of 17.00" high x 13.25" wide with interior dimensions of 18.00" high x
18.00" wide x 17.25" deep. This compartment shall be enclosed by one (1)
hinged acrylic door secured with a latch and shall have one (1) adjustable shelf.
1.10.39 Cabinet Doors-Lower Front Wall
One (1) pair of 3/8" thick hinged Plexiglas doors shall be installed on the lower
front wall cabinet. Each door shall have a full length hinge, a full length handle,
and a latch.
1.10.40 Cabinet-Front Wall, Upper #1 and #2
The #1 and #2 compartments shall have a door opening of 15.50" high x 39.75"
wide with interior dimensions of 17.75" high x 44.00" wide x 20.00" deep. The
compartments shall be enclosed by one (1) set of sliding acrylic doors. There
shall be a stationary divider centered between the compartments. Cabinet area
#1 shall have a fixed shelf with a locking drug storage area below.
1.10.41 Cabinet-Front Wall, Lower #3
The front wall lower cabinet (#3) shall have a door opening of 33.50" high x
22.00" wide with interior dimensions of 36.75" high x 25.75" wide x 22.00" deep.
This cabinet shall provide inside/outside access and shall have two (2) adjustable
shelves on Unistrut adjustable track brackets. Two (2) equally spaced clear lights
mounted in a removable panel will provide illumination in this compartment.
There shall be aluminum beveled ramp edging installed on two edges of each
The module heat and A/C system shall be installed below the lower front wall
cabinet. Four (4) adjustable heat/A/C vents shall be installed in a stack
configuration inboard of the lower front wall cabinet.
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1.10.42 Clock-Analog-Rear Head Pad
A high quality analog clock with a second sweep hand shall be installed in the
center position of the rear head pad above the rear doors in the patient
1.10.43 Fire Extinguisher
One (1) ABC Dry Chem 5 lbs. with bracket
Two (2) ABC Dry-Chemical, 5 lb. fire extinguishers and mounting brackets
shall be installed in locations to be determined at the pre-build meeting.
1.10.44 Glove, Dispenser-Box
A four (4) box glove dispenser unit, with a clear plexi hinged access panel with
four (4) cut-outs, shall be fabricated and installed. The dispenser location shall be
determined at the pre-build meeting.
1.10.45 Cot Fastener-Stryker Single-Center Position
A Stryker crash stable, single-position (center mount) cot fastener shall be
installed on the module floor to accommodate a Stryker series cot. 3/8" thick
aluminum tapping plates shall be installed below the aluminum floor to secure the
cot floor mounting plates.
1.10.46 Emblems/Signs-Rear Patient Compartment
Two (2) "No Smoking/Oxygen Equipped/Fasten Seat Belts" signs shall be
provided. One (1) sign shall be installed in the cab and one (1) above the oxygen
outlets in the patient compartment street side cabinet.
1.10.47 Floor Construction-Non-Wood Composite
The subfloor in the patient compartment shall be constructed of .125" thick
aluminum over .125" and .190" thick reinforcing hat sections and mounting
laterals. The aluminum subfloor shall be covered with a single piece of 3/4" non-
wood composite material. All corner molding, edging and trim shall be
anodized aluminum or stainless steel and shall be sealed to prevent fluids from
seeping under the cabinets.
Wood floors are not satisfactory and shall not be accepted by the purchaser.
The patient compartment floor radius shall be coved with pre-formed floor coving
material. The coving shall be installed behind the vinyl floor covering, along both
the street side and curbside walls.
The patient area ceiling shall be constructed of a bright white Alcopla aluminum
composite material consisting of a polyethylene core laminated between two
sheets of coated aluminum. The headliner shall be smooth, impervious to
moisture, easy to clean and durable. It shall have the same rate of expansion
and contraction as the aluminum body. headliner that is padded or upholstered in
any way will not be considered, nor will any headliner made of wood or wood
products due to the lower degree of durability and the risk of contamination
inherent in such materials. Plastic, fiberglass, or ABS headliner material is not
acceptable due to the cracking commonly causing by the differing rates of
expansion. Lastly, the headliner material shall be treated with an antimicrobial
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1.10.50 Grab Rail, 1-1/4" Diameter, (96") Over Cot Area
One (1) 1-1/4" diameter x 96" long stainless steel grab rail shall be installed on
the ceiling for attendant/patient balance control. The grab rail shall be attached to
the ceiling with three (3) mounting brackets that secure it to the super structure of
the module. Installation of the grab rail shall comply with AMD-008 requirements.
1.10.51 Grab Rail, 1-1/4" Diameter, (24") Over CPR Seat
One (1) 1-1/4" diameter x 24" long stainless steel grab rail shall be installed on
the ceiling for attendant/patient balance control. The grab rail shall be attached to
the ceiling with two (2) mounting brackets that secure it to the super structure of
the module. Installation of the grab rail shall comply with AMD-008 requirements.
1.10.52 Grab Rail, 1-1/4" Diameter, (48") Over Bench Seat
One (1) 1-1/4" diameter x 36" long stainless steel grab rail shall be installed on
the ceiling for attendant/patient balance control. The grab rail shall be attached to
the ceiling with two (2) mounting brackets that secure it to the super structure of
the module. Installation of the grab rail shall comply with AMD-008 requirements.
1.10.53 Grab Rails, Module Entry Doors
Each module access door shall have a 1-1//4" stainless steel grab handle. The
rear doors shall have "L" style handles, which may also be used as entry assist
rails. A hinged side door shall have an "L" style handle. A sliding door shall have
assist handles as standard for the builder. All handles shall feature smooth radius
corners and flange mounts at each attachment point.
1.10.54 Grab Rails-Antimicrobial Coating
Because contamination occurs most often as a result of contact, this feature
must be treated with an anti-microbial agent consisting of an inorganic ceramic
coating embedded with silver ions. This coating shall be effective against a broad
range of microbes including bacteria, molds, algae, and fungi.
1.10.55 IV Hangers
Two (2) Perko #1309 ceiling IV hangers shall be provided. One (1) shall be
installed near the street side cabinet and one (1) above the squad bench. A
Velcro strap shall be provided at each position to stabilize the bag or bottle.
Additionally, a single Cast Products recessed swing-down IV hanger shall be
installed approximately centered above the cot per the instructions listed below.
This hanger is to be near flush mounted into the patient area ceiling to reduce
their interference with the walkway when not in use. The arms of each hanger
shall be rubberized so as to reduce the possibility of injury that may occur if
contact is made with them. This style IV hanger shall be sufficient to meet
1.10.56 Aspirator/Suction-Self Contained
An Impact #324 suction system with built-in pump shall be installed on the action
wall counter near the attendant's seat. This system shall be self-contained and
shall include a six (6) foot section of suction tubing, and two (2) 1200 ml
disposable canisters. The disposable canisters shall contain a bacterial filter and
overflow shutoff valve. The system shall be activated by a switch on the
attendant control panel. The aspirator pump exhaust shall be vented to the
exterior of the vehicle. The pump performance shall comply with KKK-A-1822F
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A self-contained suction system is desired due to compact size, simplified use,
and ease of replacement
1.10.57 Oxygen Outlets Three (3) Wall-Ohio Medical Type
Three (4) Ohio Medical flush mounted, quick release wall outlets shall be
installed. Two (2) in the forward street side cabinet action area, one (1) shall be
installed in the wall above the squad bench, and one (1) shall be located in the
ceiling above the head position of the cot.
1.10.58 Padded Edging Protection
Padded corner edging shall be installed where necessary on exposed corners
and edges in the patient compartment for patient and attendant protection.
1.10.59 Pads, Head and Back
Vinyl upholstered, foam cushioned head/back pads shall be installed as follows:
the lower edge of the upper front wall cabinet (above the partition doorway or
window), above the rear doors, above the side door, on the street side wall
behind and each side of the CPR seat, and on the curbside wall behind the
squad bench. The pads shall be covered with a flame retardant color coordinated
vinyl upholstery material.
1.10.60 Stainless Steel Protector-Lower Door Panels
A brushed stainless steel panel shall be installed on the interior lower portion of
each passage door. The top of the stainless steel shall be installed beneath the
upper door panel.
1.10.61 Stainless Steel Wall Protection-Interior Street Side
A brushed stainless steel panel shall be provided on the street side wall from the
bottom of the CPR seat cushion down to the flooring material to protect this area
when the cot is taken in or out of the vehicle.
1.10.62 Turtle Tile-Skid-Resistant Mat, Curbside Step Well
Skid resistant charcoal gray turtle tile matting shall be installed in the curbside
1.11.1 No Load Starting
To assure the ability to start the unit, the vehicle electrical system must have the
ability to manage electrical loads during the engine startup or cranking period.
The system shall automatically shut down all converter-added electrical loads
when the ignition is activated and the engine is cranking. Once the engine has
started, the system shall automatically turn back on all loads that were previously
in the "On" condition. This feature must be accomplished by system
programming and not by means of a relay or a series of relays which are subject
to failure, thereby causing the entire converter-added electrical system to fail.
Relay based systems will not be considered.
1.11.2 Sequenced Start Circuit Activation
To prevent the heavy load burden placed on the alternator and charging system
when all emergency warning circuits are activated at the same time
by pre-loading the master switch, the vehicle electrical system shall automatically
sequence all load-managed warning circuits so they come on one at a time. This
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sequenced start activation shall be an integral part of the electrical system and
shall be accomplished without the use of relays or after-market add-on systems.
1.11.3 Battery Switch
A two position 'On-Off' "Master" battery switch shall be installed on the vehicle
within easy reach of the driver. This switch shall control power to the converter-
added electrical circuits. Items specified to be wired "Battery Hot" shall not be
affected by the Master battery switch. Under no circumstances shall this switch
control the chassis O.E.M circuitry. All chassis power (ignition, headlights, etc.)
shall remain as designed by the chassis builder.
1.11.4 Battery Converter/Charger
A Progressive Dynamics #PD9245C, 45 amp, 125V AC to 13.6V DC converter
shall be connected to the shoreline inlet and be capable of maintaining the
batteries when plugged in.
1.11.5 Inverter, Vanner-1050 Watt, 20-1000TUL.2-DC with Remote Switch
A Vanner 20-1000TUL.2-DC 1050 watt inverter, with remote switch, shall be
provided and installed.
1.11.6 Electrical System-Micro Processor Based Multiplex
A Weldon V-MUX 100% solid state microprocessor based multiplex system shall
be installed to control the electrical functions. The system shall include load
management, load shedding, power modulation, load sequencing capabilities
and provide on-board diagnostics with real-time status reporting. The system
shall consist of one (1) color control console (Vista) in the cab, one (1) color
control console (Vista) in the patient compartment, four (4) control nodes
(Hercules), and a cab warning display with video input and monitoring
capabilities. Exact programming shall be tailored to this customers specific need,
and be determined at the pre-build meeting.
The system must be a Weldon V-MUX. NO EXCEPTION.
1.11.7 Master Control Console (MCC)-Multiplex
A floor mounted Master Control Console (MCC) shall be located in the cab. The
console shall house the siren and the color microprocessor display screen, which
will control all the Emergency Warning functions as well as also being able to
control the Patient Compartment lighting and module heat/A/C functions.
1.11.8 Warning Display-Multiplex
A digital warning display shall be integrated into the cab display console and
programmed through the multiplex system to provide visual and audible
1. Parking brake set and release condition
2. Patient status alarm (four (4) color with reset capability)
3. Individual outside compartment "door open" warnings in vehicle outline form.
4. Low voltage alarm
5. Low oxygen pressure alarm
1.11.9 GPS Navigation System
A Garmin GPS unit shall be installed in the cab. The unit shall be compatible with
the Weldon system and operate through the V-MUX system and Vista Screens.
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1.11.10 Daytime Running Lamps-Multiplex
Headlights shall be activated at 30% intensity, for day time operation, when
transmission is placed in drive, as a feature of the multiplex system (if not
standard on the chassis).
1.11.11 Attendant Control Panel-Multiplex
The Attendant Control Panel (ACP) shall contain a color microprocessor screen,
which will control all equipment installed in the patient compartment.
1.11.12 Electrical Compartment-Multiplex
The Power Distribution Quarters (PDQ) shall hold electrical components, (i.e.
power distribution nodes, circuit breakers, etc.). The electrical compartment shall
be enclosed with a lockable, hinged door, located on the partition wall behind the
1.11.13 Spare Circuit-Multiplex
One (1) spare 15 amp circuit shall be provided.
1.11.14 Wiring Harness Connectors-Multiplex
All wiring harnesses shall be connected via quick-connect circular plug
1.11.15 Radio Tie-In Points-Multiplex
Radio tie-in points shall be installed and labeled in the lower area of the electrical
compartment. The radio tie-in points shall be comprised of insulated terminal
stud blocks with one "battery hot" and one "ignition hot".
1.11.16 Emergency Master Switch-Multiplex Electrical System
A single emergency master switch shall be supplied for activating all the
emergency warning lights and shall be provided on the master control console
screen. The emergency master switch will activate the module power
automatically. There shall also be an Emergency Master Menu button which shall
allow access to individual warning light functions.
1.11.17 Control Panel Switches-Multiplex Electrical System
The switches on the master control console and attendant control panel screens
shall have dimmable perimeter backlighting for easy identification.
1.11.18 Module Power Switch-Multiplex Electrical System
A module power switch for the electrical system shall be provided on both the
master control console and the Attendant Control Panel screens.
1.11.19 Module Disconnect-Multiplex Electrical System
An In-Power disconnect with a built-in adjustable timer shall be installed to keep
the module power switch engaged for five minutes, after the ignition is switched
to the "off" position. This disconnect can also be activated from the side and rear
doorways to turn on the fluorescent check-out lights.
1.11.20 Voltmeter-Multiplex Electrical System
One (1) digital voltmeter shall be provided on the master control console screen.
1.11.21 Flasher-Multiplex Electrical System
The flasher shall be provided within and programmed by the multiplex electrical
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1.11.22 Flashing Headlights-Multiplex Electrical System
The headlights (high beams) shall be programmed through the multiplex system
to alternate flash (wig-wag), activated by a switch on the master control console
screen labeled "Flashing Headlights", with the ignition on and module power and
emergency master switches enabled. The flashing headlights are to be disabled
when the low or high beams are activated. They are also disabled when the
transmission is placed in the neutral/park position. The flashing headlights shall
have the capability to be reactivated with the "park override" switch in the "on"
position if the low and high beams are off.
1.11.23 Park Override-Multiplex Electrical System
A park override switch, located on the master control console screen, shall
reactivate all lights disabled when the transmission is placed in the neutral/park
1.11.24 Load Manager-Sequential Switching System-Multiplex
The load manager-sequential switching system shall be controlled by the
microprocessor based electrical system. The emergency master switch shall
control the sequential switching of the emergency lights and/or other warning
devices. The load manager shall automatically shed not-critical electrical loads
during low voltage conditions to help prevent electrical system overload when the
vehicle is stationary and the transmission is in the park position.
1.11.25 Warning Lights Switch-Multiplex
All flashing module warning lights (including the primary front and rear light bar
flashers) shall be operated from a single switch on the master control console
screen, labeled "flashers".
1.11.26 Front Clear Disable Switch-Multiplex
Activation of the switch on the master control console screen shall disable all
forward facing clear warning lights.
1.11.27 Curbside Scene Lights "On" With Curbside Door-Multiplex
The curbside scene lights shall be programmed to activate when the curbside
door is in the open position.
1.11.28 Rear Scene Lights "On" With Rear Doors Open-Multiplex
The rear scene lights shall be programmed to activate when the rear doors are in
the open position.
1.11.29 Disable Switch for Rear Scene Lights-Multiplex
A disable switch shall be installed at the rear door area to disable the rear scene
1.11.30 Disable Switch for Side Scene Lights-Multiplex
A disable switch shall be installed at the curbside door area to disable the
curbside scene lights.
1.11.31 Reverse (Transmission) Functions-Multiplex
The system shall be programmed to provide activation for the rear outboard
warning lights, the rear side warning lights, the rear scene lights, and the rear
side scene lights, when the transmission selector lever is placed into "reverse"
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1.11.32 Lights, Dome LED Eight (8) Whelen
Eight (8) Super LED dome lights, Whelen #80C0EHCR, shall be provided in the
patient compartment. The dome lights shall be controlled by separate switches
for the left bank and right bank of lights. The dome lights shall be activated by
switches on both the attendant control panel and the master control console.
The dome lights shall be illuminated at 50% power whenever the patient
compartment side or rear doors are opened.
1.11.33 Lights, Fluorescent
A minimum of three (3) fluorescent lights shall be ceiling mounted in the module.
The fluorescent lights shall also be controllable via an On/Off switch on the action
wall and a timer switch mounted inside the curbside passage door. The timer
switch shall be wired to continuous battery power.
1.11.34 Light, Attendant Control Panel Area
A 16" fluorescent light, with integral switch, shall be mounted under the
attendant's control panel
1.11.35 Light, Step Well-Curbside Doorway-2" Led Surface Mount
A Whelen 2" round LED light shall be installed to illuminate the step well at the
1.11.36 Light OSS Compartment-LED Strip Lights
The outside storage compartments shall be equipped with LED strip lights,
activated by a magnetic switch. The amount of lighting should be appropriate for
the size of the compartment.
1.11.37 System Active and Check Out Lights-Five (5) Minutes
A switch shall be located at the curb and rear entry doors that will allow activation
of the V-MUX electrical system. There shall also be a check out light switch
located at the curb and rear doors that will allow activation of the fluorescent
lights prior to entering the module. The system shall be programmed to shut
down automatically after five (5) minutes unless the ignition is on. This shutdown
delay shall be user adjustable.
1.11.38 Exhaust Ventilator, Three (3)-Speed-Multiplex
A three (3)-speed, 300 CFM (minimum) exhaust fan meeting KKK-A-1822F
requirements shall be provided and located in the street side cabinet in the
patient compartment. The exhaust fan shall be pulse width modulated from a
switch on the attendant control panel vista screen. The exhaust system shall
have a louvered grille inside and a chrome vent outside. The exhaust system
shall vent through the side of the vehicle, not through the roof.
1.11.39 Oxygen System, Manual System-Multiplex
The oxygen system shall be completely installed and include a pre-set oxygen
regulator with a cylinder pressure gauge and a 200 PSI safety valve with all
necessary piping and connections. The oxygen system shall be completely low
pressure, and the regulator shall be fastened directly to the cylinder. The
regulator shall be set to operate at approximately 50 PSI. The oxygen cylinder
shall be installed so the system may be easily turned on and off at the main
cylinder valve from the patient compartment.
The manual O2 system shall have flexible conductive oxygen hose with a
minimum of 900 lb. burst rating installed between the O2 storage compartment
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and the oxygen receptacle(s). The system shall be tested and tagged in
conformance with NFPA-56-F and KKK-A-1822F. Three (3) flow-meters shall be
provided and installed.
1.11.40 Electrical Circuits
All electrical circuits shall have wiring and circuit protection suitable to the
demand and must meet the national electric code (NEC) wiring requirements.
All added on wiring (18 GA through 10 GA) shall be color coded and stamped
with code numbers and functions every 4" for easy identification (all other wiring
shall be color coded). SLX high temperature thermoplastic cross link wire shall
SGX insulated cable shall be used for all under hood/underbody battery and
charging system cable. High temperature (375°F) thermoplastic loom shall be
used on all harnesses.
1.11.41 Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
A 125 VAC, 20 AMP circuit breaker with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
electronic ground leakage detection shall be installed in the load center for the
1.11.42 Outlets, 125V AC-Four (4) Interior Duplex
Four (4), 2-wire +plus ground 125V AC hospital-grade duplex outlets shall be
installed in the patient compartment with wiring connected to the shoreline. Two
(2) outlets shall be installed in the street side cabinet action area, one (1) forward
and one (1) rearward of the CPR seat, to supply 125V AC to the monitoring
equipment. The third outlet shall be installed in the lower front wall cabinet. The
fourth outlet location shall be determined at pre-build meeting. An indicator lamp
shall be located within each 125V AC outlet as a line monitor to indicate a live
circuit. The outlets shall be labeled, "125V AC".
1.11.43 Outlets, 12V DC-Two (2) Interior Power Point
Two (2) 12V DC power point outlets shall be installed in the patient compartment,
one (1) in the front wall equipment area, and one (1) in the attendant control
panel area in the street side cabinet. The outlets shall be labeled, "12V DC". A
Schottky diode medical isolator shall be provided to protect the 12V DC outlets.
1.11.44 Dual Head Radio-Motorola XTL 2500 (Customer Supplied)
There shall be a Motorola XTL 2500 dual head radio supplied by Lakeside QRU.
The radio shall be installed by the builder and be located one (1) in the master
control console in the cab and one (1) in the attendant area. Power supply is to
be 8 gauge power lead and the antenna cable shall be RG58.
1.11.45 Radio Antenna Bases-Two (2)
Two (2) antenna bases with attached coax cables shall be installed on the
module roof. The coax cables shall terminate in the PDQ. Access to the antenna
bases shall be through adjacent module interior dome lights.
1.11.46 Receptacle Shoreline Inlet-Super 20 Amp, Auto Eject
A Kussmaul super auto eject shoreline inlet receptacle with yellow cover shall be
installed on the module exterior (forward street side) near the driver's door. The
receptacle shall be equipped with an integral dynamic disconnect.
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The 125V AC, heavy duty 20-amp circuit breaker shall have GFCI protection and
shall be connected to the lighted 125V AC patient compartment outlet(s) and to
the engine block heater (with a block heater circuit breaker in the load center). A
mating connector shall be shipped loose with the completed ambulance.
1.12 EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEMS/LIGHTING
The final lighting configuration shall be determined at pre-build meeting.
1.12.1 Backup Alarm
An (OSHA approved) back up alarm shall be installed with disable switch for
silent backing. The disable switch shall be located on the MCC (master control
console). The back-up alarm system shall automatically reset to the "on" mode
when the transmission is taken out of reverse.
1.12.2 Siren Speakers, Cast Products-In Front Bumper
Two (2) Cast Products-100-Watt siren speakers shall be installed through the
1.12.3 Lights, Front Grille-(2) Whelen 500 Super LED-Red
Two (2) Whelen 500 series red super LED warning lights, with red lenses and
waterproof connectors shall be installed in the grille area of the chassis. The
lights shall operate from a switch on the master control console labeled
1.12.4 Lights, Intersection Front-Whelen 700 Super LED-Red
Two (2) Whelen 700 series red super LED warning lights, with red lens and
water-proof connectors, shall be mounted, in 15-degree tilt housings on the front
chassis fenders, one (1) on each side. The lights shall operate from a switch on
the master control console labeled "Flashers".
1.12.5 Siren, Whelen 295-HFSA7-Remote with Microphone
A Whelen 295-HFSA7 remote dual siren amplifier shall be flush-mounted in the
master control console located in the cab. The siren shall be capable of hands-
free operation and shall be equipped with a noise canceling microphone.
1.12.6 Opticom, Priority Control System
A 3M Opticom priority control system shall be installed on the module front. The
control system provides positive guidance for emergency vehicles and sustains
flow control for traffic engineering. The Opticom may be incorporated into the
front light bar.
1.12.7 Light Bar, Front Module-Whelen 45b88A LED
One (1) Whelen 45B88A light bar shall be mounted on the front of the module.
There shall be eight (8) 700 series red LED lights, and one (1) 700 series center
clear LED flashing light incorporated into the light bar. The two (2) outer red
LEDS and the one (1) center clear LED shall function with the other flashing
lights, the remaining red LED lights shall be operated from a switch on the
master control console screen, labeled "Front Light Bar". The center clear LED
light is disabled in neutral/park, and may be reactivated with the park override
switch on the master control console screen. The center clear light may also be
disabled with the front center clear disable switch on the master control console
screen. LED ICC lights shall be mounted on the top of the light bar.
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1.12.8 Lights, Side Module Scene-Whelen 900 24 Diode LED-Clear
Four (4) Whelen 900 series (clear 8-32 light spread) 24 Diode LED scene lights
with chrome bezels shall be installed, two (2) each module side, inboard of the
warning lights. These lights shall operate from switches on the master control
console labeled "Left Scene Light" and "Right Scene Light".
1.12.9 Lights, Side Module Warning-Whelen 900 Super LED-Red
Four (4) Whelen 900 series red super LED warning lights with red lenses and
chrome bezels shall be installed, two (2) each module side, outboard of the side
module scene lights. These lights shall operate from a switch on the master
control console labeled "Flashers".
1.12.10 Light Bar, Rear Module-Whelen 45B88R-LED
A Whelen 45B88R LED light bar shall be mounted on the rear of the module.
There shall be six (6) 700 series red LED lights, one (1) 700 series center amber
LED light, and two (2) 700 series halogen scene/load lights. The two (2) red outer
LED lights along with the one (1) center amber LED light shall operate from a
switch on the master control console screen labeled "Flashers". The remaining
LED warning lights shall operate from a switch labeled "Rear Light Bar". The rear
scene/load lights shall be automatically activated when the rear doors are
opened, when the transmission is in reverse, or from a switch on the master
control console screen labeled "Rear Scene Lights". A momentary switch with
auto reset shall be provided at the rear doorway so the loading lights may be
turned off from the rear, when the rear doors are opened. There shall be five (5)
red LED ICC lights mounted on the top of the light bar. The center red LED ICC
lights shall also illuminate as a center high mount stop light (CHMSL).
1.12.11 Lights, Rear Tail-Whelen 600 LED Stop, Turn, and Back-Up
One (1) pair each of Whelen 600 series LED stop/tail lights, turn lights, and
minimum intensity back-up lights with chrome bezels shall be installed on the
rear of the module. The stop lights shall be set to signal alert and flicker before
turning steady-on. The turn signals shall be programmed to progressively sweep
an arrow when the turn signals are activated.
1.12.12 Traffic Advisor
Shall be a Whelen TAL-65 "Traffic Advisor" Amberstick.
1.12.13 Lights, ICC/LED Clearance-with Chrome Bezels on Mod Side
The vehicle shall have surface mounted Peterson MFG LED clearance/ICC lights
with chrome bezels: one (1) red on each side at the rear of the vehicle which will
also function with the turn signals.
1.12.14 Light, License Plate LED
One (1) chrome license plate lamp with LED bulb shall be installed on the rear of
the module, center position.
1.12.15 Additional Lighting
Two (2) Maglite brand LED “D” size flashlights shall be provided and hardwired.
Location to be determined at pre-build meeting.
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1.13 COATINGS AND FINISHES
1.13.1 Paint Process
A paint process is required that provides the highest possible gloss as well as
superior color and luster retention characteristics. In addition, the paint process
must provide a high resistance to chemical sprays, salt sprays, humidity, and
temperature changes. Lastly, this process, given the expected life of the vehicle
and its heavy-duty cycle, must resist chipping. The final paint application shall be
free of material application imperfections such as orange peel, streaking, or a dull
finish. Once painted, the vehicle shall be inspected under a black light to bring
any small imperfections, not seen with the naked eye, to attention. Any such
imperfections shall be repaired prior to the conclusion of the paint inspection
process. The final application shall provide a high gloss on all body surfaces
including the roof and excluding the underside.
1.13.2 PPG Paint Procedure
All non-anodized aluminum module body surfaces shall be completely chemically
steam cleaned, filled with premium body filler as needed, sanded smooth and
primed with F-3963 etching primer and then primed again with F-3980 high solid
The cured primer surfacer shall be dual action sanded with 320 grit and cleaned
with DX-330. F-3980 high solid primer shall then be applied, where needed, as a
1.13.3 Paint Module-OEM Chassis Color
The module shall be painted with PPG Delfleet low voc polyurethane paint, to
match the OEM chassis color, at a dry thickness of no less than 2 to 2.5 mils.
1.13.4 Clear Coating-Module Paint
The entire module shall be clear-coated, using a PPG process, sprayed over the
final paint coat.
1.13.5 Buffing, Paint-Module
The paint on the module sides shall be buffed to a high shine using a
recommended paint buff system.
If the builder does not use a PPG paint process as their standard, then the
following section shall be considered as a minimum guideline for the paint
To produce an acceptable paint finish, the following paint process must be used:
All body doors and hardware must be removed prior to any wash, primer, or final
paint application. All material impurities and oils must be removed from the bare
aluminum body. The entire module body, excluding the underside, will have all
visible welds ground down and all material imperfections filled. The entire body,
including the compartment doors, must be finished with a DA sander. It is also
required that all door jamb areas be sanded to insure that no areas are missed
with the DA process mentioned above. All holes (e.g. for hinge mounting, etc.)
shall be plugged at this stage to prevent any cleaning agents from entering the
module body framework. The body shall be prepared for paint by spraying with a
high strength detergent followed by a water rinse. Next, the body and
compartment doors are to be sprayed with a phosphoric acid-based cleaner to
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remove dirt and oil and to etch the body for superior paint adhesion. The
application of the acid-based cleaner shall be followed with a water rinse. Next, a
conversion coating shall be applied to the body to enhance paint adhesion and to
prevent corrosion. The body shall be rinsed with de-ionized water to prevent salts
from accumulating on the surface. The body will, then, be baked dry prior to the
application of Sikkens sealer/primer. Again, all module doors, though handled
separately from the body, shall undergo the same process as described above.
Immediately after application of the sealer/primer the manufacturer shall apply a
finish color coat of Sikkens BTLV 650 paint. The color coat is to be immediately
followed by a clear coat. Once all coats are applied the unit is to be baked dry.
This base coat/clear coat 'wet on wet' process is required over any other
proposed process. Processes not meeting these specific requirements must be
Following the drying of all paint coats the unit is to be thoroughly inspected as
noted above. The unit is to be polished and any blemishes repaired. All paint
lines must be sanded and cleaned.
1.13.6 Graphics Package, Custom
Provide a custom graphics package per department specifications.
The photos are a depection of existing vehicle graphics:
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1.13.7 KKK-A-1822F Compliance
A KKK-A-1822F compliance sticker, electrical load analysis sticker, and payload sticker shall be
installed in the oxygen compartment. Any deviations from KKK-A-1822F shall be listed in the
vehicle delivery packet with a notation on the-compliance sticker.
1.13 8 Vehicle Manuals
A delivery package shall be supplied with the vehicle, and shall include the
Ambulance manufacturer parts, service and operation manuals
OEM chassis owner's guide
User guides for installed components and systems
Complete 12V DC and 125V AC wiring schematics for all included standard
and optional systems
1.14 INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED AT DELIVERY
1.14.1 End User Documentation
- Vehicle operator’s manual, hard cover binder
- Operating instructions, DVD
- Electrical schematics CD
- Fuel, fill
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Vendor shall provide this information with the bid:
a) A list of local authorized specialists that can conduct warranty work for
the body, chassis, air conditioning system and all other equipment.
(List shall be attached to bid)
b) A description of warranties including time and mileage limits.
Vendor shall provide these services prior to delivery:
c) Activate all warranties.
Vendor shall provide these services at time of delivery:
d) A letter stating the warranties start dates and mileage.
e) Warranty papers for the chassis, air conditioning system and all other
f) An outline of the procedure involved in the fulfillment of warranty work.
Vendor shall provide these services post-delivery:
g) Speedy support in the fulfillment of parts warranties for the life of the
warranty or the MDT specified, useful life of the vehicle.
All warranties shall begin at time of delivery
All OE chassis and component warranties shall be retained when the vehicle
construction is complete.
Failure to provide adequate warrantee support is subject to review by MDT.
The following information is required:
a) Original Bill of Sale
b) Official odometer reading
c) Original manufacturer’s statement of origin (MSO)
d) Original invoice from vendor
e) Any other information needed to title the vehicle in the State of
1.14.4 Temporary License Plate
Vehicles shall be delivered with a temporary (minimum 20 days) license plate.
a) Vehicles shall be thoroughly inspected during construction and upon
completion to ensure that all equipment is installed and operating
b) Vehicle(s) must be ready to be placed into service when delivered.
c) All material installed shall be in new condition, free of wear, rust, and
d) No wires shall be visible on the exterior or interior of the unit.
e) All units shall be thoroughly cleaned and weather sealed before
inspection and delivery.
f) All signs, painted or vinyl, will be properly placed.
g) All holes, not used by manufacturer to install equipment, will be covered
with a cover or plug matching adjacent colors.
1.15.2 Exceptions/Equivalent Equipment
List of any exceptions or equivalent equipment to the specification you wish
the purchaser to consider.
Any and all exceptions/equivalent equipment to the specifications MUST be
If no exceptions or equivalent equipment are listed, the equipment bid will be
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considered to meet or exceed the specifications.
1.15.3 Delivery Extensions
Notification must be provided as soon as possible.
Will require written proof of delay from manufacturers, transporters, and
Delivery extension requests are subject to review by Lakeside QRU and the
Montana Department of Transportation.
1.15.4 In Line Changes
Shall be approved in writing by Lakeside QRU.
1.15.5 Other Information
If more space is needed, attach additional sheets.
COST PER EACH: $_____________________________________________________
Extension for one (1): _________________
Offeror meets all specifications___________________________________
If Offeror does not meet all specifications. Provide a detailed list of any item that does not meet or is requested
as an equivalent.
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