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									      HARRIS COUNTY
                                                                                             96/0415
         INVITATION TO BID
             Cover Sheet                                                                      AUGUST 27, 1996

                                                                                DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M.

                                                                            Bids received later than the date and time
                                                                            above will not be considered.


 BID FOR: TERM CONTRACT FOR DEIONIZED WATER SERVICES FOR HARRIS COUNTY
         HOSPITAL DISTRICT

                                                    OFFERORS NOTE!!

Carefully read all instructions, requirements and                     Please return bid in the envelope provided or in a
specifications.  Fill out all forms properly and                      comparable size envelope. Be sure that return envelope
completely. Submit your bid with all appropriate                      shows the Job Number, Description and is marked
supplements and/or samples.                                           "SEALED BID."

                                                RETURN BID TO:
                                      HARRIS COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT
                                        1001 PRESTON AVENUE, SUITE 670
                                              HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002


For additional information, contact                         Wird Brown, Jr., at (713) 755-5728.                          .

You must sign below in INK; failure to sign WILL disqualify the offer. All prices must be typewritten or written
in ink.

                                                    Total Amount of Bid: $

Company Name:             ______________________________________________________________________

Company Address:          ______________________________________________________________________

                          ______________________________________________________________________

Telephone No. _________________________________________ FAX No. __________________________

Signature: _______________________________________________________________________________
[Your signature attests to your offer to provide the goods and/or services in this bid according to the published provisions of this
Job. After Commissioners Court award of bid, a Purchase Order will be issued. Contract is not valid until Purchase Order is
issued.]

ACCEPTED BY:_____________________________________________                                           Date:______________________
            HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ROBERT ECKELS



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                                                         TABLE OF CONTENTS

Items checked below represent components which comprise this bid/proposal package. If the item IS NOT checked, it is NOT
APPLICABLE to this bid/proposal. Offerors are asked to review the package to be sure that all applicable parts are included. If any
portion of the package is missing, notify the Purchasing Department immediately.

It is the Offeror's responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with all Requirements and Specifications. Be sure you understand the following
before you return your bid packet.

  X    1.         Cover Sheet
                  Your company name, address, the total amount of the bid/proposal, and your signature (IN INK) should appear on this
                  page.

  X      2.       Table of Contents
                  This page is the Table of Contents.

  X      3.       General Requirements
                  You should be familiar with all of the General Requirements.

  X      4.       Special Requirements/Instructions
                  This section provides information you must know in order to properly make an offer.

  X      5.       Specifications
                  This section contains the detailed description of the product/service sought by the County.

  X      6.       Pricing/Delivery Information
                  This form is used to solicit exact pricing of goods/services and delivery costs.

  X      7.       Attachments

                    X      a.        Residency Certification
                                     Be sure to complete this form and return with packet.

                  ______ b.          Bid Guaranty & Performance Bond Information & Requirements
                                     This form applies only to certain bids/proposals. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  ______ c.          Bid Check Form
                                     This form applies only to certain forms. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  ______ d.          Vehicle Delivery Instructions
                                     Included only when purchasing vehicles

                     X     e.        Minimum Insurance Requirements
                                     Included when applicable (does not supersede "Hold Harmless" section of General Requirements).

                     X     f.        Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Rule 110.110
                                     This requirement is applicable for a building or construction contract.

                  ______ g.          Financial Statement
                                     When this information is required, you must use this form.

                  ______ h.          Reference Sheet

                           i.        Other
                                     From time to time other attachments may be included.




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                                                         GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS. BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.

General Requirements apply to all advertised bids, however, these may be superseded, whole or in part, by the SPECIAL
REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER DATA CONTAINED HEREIN. Review the Table of Contents. Be sure your bid
package is complete.

GOVERNING LAW
Offerors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Offeror is further advised that these requirements
shall be fully governed by the laws of the State of Texas and that Harris County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of
the Attorney General of Texas and the County Attorney concerning any portion of these requirements.

BID FORM COMPLETION
Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (1) complete bid form, using the envelope provided. An authorized
representative of the offeror should sign the Cover Sheet. The contract will be binding only when signed by Harris County, funds are
certified by the County Auditor and or the Hospital District, as applicable, and a Purchase Order issued.

BID RETURNS
Offerors must return all completed bids to the Harris County Purchasing Department reception desk at 1001 Preston Avenue, Suite 670,
Houston, Texas before 1:00 P.M. on the date specified. Late bids will not be accepted.

GOVERNING FORMS
In the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of these requirements and the specifications, the specifications shall govern.
In the event of any conflict of interpretation of any part of this overall document, Harris County's interpretation shall govern.

ADDENDA
When specifications are revised, the Harris County Purchasing Department will issue an addendum addressing the nature of the change.
Offerors must sign and include it in the returned bid package.

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
Contractor, the successful offeror, shall indemnify and hold Harris County harmless from all claims for personal injury, death and/or
property damage resulting directly or indirectly from contractor's performance. Contractor shall procure and maintain, with respect to the
subject matter of this bid, appropriate insurance coverage including, as a minimum, public liability and property damage with adequate
limits to cover contractor's liability as may arise directly or indirectly from work performed under terms of this bid. Certification of such
coverage must be provided to the County upon request.

WAIVER OF SUBROGATION
Offeror and offeror's insurance carrier waive any and all rights whatsoever with regard to subrogation against Harris County as an indirect
party to any suit arising out of personal or property damages resulting from offeror's performance under this agreement.

SEVERABILITY
If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of these requirements or the specifications shall be held invalid, such
holding shall not affect the remaining portions of these requirements and the specifications and it is hereby declared that such remaining
portions would have been included in these requirements and the specifications as though the invalid portion had been omitted.

BONDS
If this bid requires submission of bid guarantee and performance bond, there will be a separate page explaining those requirements. Bids
submitted without the required bid bond or cashier's check are not acceptable.

TAXES
Harris County is exempt from all federal excise, state and local taxes unless otherwise stated in this document. Harris County claims
exemption from all sales and/or use taxes under Texas Tax Code §151.309, as amended. Texas Limited Sales Tax Exemption Certificates
will be furnished upon written request to the Harris County Purchasing Agent.



FISCAL FUNDING

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A multi-year lease or lease/purchase arrangement (if requested by the Special Requirements/Instructions), or any contract continuing as a
result of an extension option, must include fiscal funding out. If, for any reason, funds are not appropriated to continue the lease or
contract, said lease or contract shall become null and void on the last day of the current appropriation of funds. After expiration of the
lease, leased equipment shall be removed by the offeror from the using department without penalty of any kind or form to Harris County.
All charges and physical activity related to delivery, installation, removal and redelivery shall be the responsibility of the offeror.

PRICING
Prices for all goods and/or services shall be firm for the duration of this contract and shall be stated on the Pricing/Delivery Information
form. Prices shall be all inclusive: No price changes, additions, or subsequent qualifications will be honored during the course of
the contract. All prices must be written in ink or typewritten. Pricing on all transportation, freight, drayage and other charges are to be
prepaid by the contractor and included in the bid prices. If there are any additional charges of any kind, other than those mentioned above,
specified or unspecified, offeror MUST indicate the items required and attendant costs or forfeit the right to payment for such items.

SILENCE OF SPECIFICATIONS
The apparent silence of specifications as to any detail, or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point, shall
be regarded as meaning that only the best commercial practice is to prevail and that only material and workmanship of the finest quality are
to be used. All interpretations of specifications shall be made on the basis of this statement. The items furnished under this contract shall
be new, unused of the latest product in production to commercial trade and shall be of the highest quality as to materials used and
workmanship. Manufacturer furnishing these items shall be experienced in design and construction of such items and shall be an
established supplier of the item bid.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Offerors are responsible for including all pertinent product data in the returned bid package. Literature, brochures, data sheets,
specification information, completed forms requested as part of the bid package and any other facts which may affect the evaluation and
subsequent contract award should be included. Materials such as legal documents and contractual agreements, which the offeror wishes to
include as a condition of the bid, must also be in the returned bid package. Failure to include all necessary and proper supplemental
materials may be cause to reject the entire bid.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
Under the "Hazardous Communication Act", commonly known as the "Texas Right To Know Act", a offeror must provide to the County
with each delivery, material safety data sheets which are applicable to hazardous substances defined in the Act. Failure of the offeror to
furnish this documentation will be cause to reject any bid applying thereto.

NAME BRANDS
Specifications may reference name brands and model numbers. It is not the intent of Harris County to restrict these bids in such cases, but
to establish a desired quality level of merchandise or to meet a pre-established standard due to like existing items. Offerors may offer items
of equal stature and the burden of proof of such stature rests with offerors. Harris County shall act as sole judge in determining equality
and acceptability of products offered.

COLOR SELECTION
Determination of colors of materials is a right reserved by the using department unless otherwise specified in the bid. Unspecified colors
shall be quoted as standard colors, NOT colors which require upcharges or special handling. Unspecified fabrics or vinyls should be
construed as medium grade. If offeror fails to get color/material approvals prior to delivery of merchandise, the using department may
refuse to accept the items and demand correct shipment without penalty, subject to other legal remedies.

EVALUATION
Evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which bid items or services are the most efficient and/or most economical for the County. It
shall be based on all factors which have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user environment. All bids are subject to
tabulation by the Harris County Purchasing Department and recommendation to Harris County Commissioners Court. Compliance with all
bid requirements, delivery and needs of the using department are considerations in evaluating bids. Pricing is NOT the only criteria for
making a recommendation. The Harris County Purchasing Department reserves the right to contact any offeror, at any time, to clarify,
verify or request information with regard to any bid.




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INSPECTIONS
Harris County reserves the right to inspect any item(s) or service location for compliance with specifications and requirements and needs of
the using department. If an offeror cannot furnish a sample of a bid item, where applicable, for review, or fails to satisfactorily show an
ability to perform, the County can reject the bid as inadequate.

TESTING
Harris County reserves the right to test equipment, supplies, material and goods bid for quality, compliance with specifications and ability
to meet the needs of the user. Demonstration units must be available for review. Should the goods or services fail to meet requirements
and/or be unavailable for evaluation, the bid is subject to rejection.

DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFEROR
Upon signing this bid document, an offeror offering to sell supplies, materials, services, or equipment to Harris County certifies that the
offeror has not violated the antitrust laws of this state codified in Texas Business and Commerce Code §15.01, et seq., as amended, or the
federal antitrust laws, and has not communicated directly or indirectly the bid made to any competitor or any other person engaged in such
line of business. Any or all bids may be rejected if the County believes that collusion exists among the offerors. Bids in which the prices
are obviously unbalanced may be rejected. If multiple bids are submitted by a offeror and after the bids are opened, one of the bids is
withdrawn, the result will be that all of the bids submitted by that offeror will be withdrawn, however, nothing herein prohibits a vendor
from submitting multiple bids for different products or services.

AWARD
Harris County reserves the right to award this contract on the basis of LOWEST AND BEST BID in accordance with the laws of the State
of Texas, to waive any formality or irregularity, to make awards to more than one offeror, to reject any or all bids. In the event the lowest
dollar offeror meeting specifications is not awarded a contract, the offeror may appear before the Commissioners Court or Hospital District
Board of Managers, as applicable, and present evidence concerning his responsibility.

ASSIGNMENT
The successful offeror may not assign, sell or otherwise transfer this contract without written permission of Harris County Commissioners
Court.

TERM CONTRACTS
If the contract is intended to cover a specific time period, the term will be given in the specifications under SCOPE.

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance required for equipment bid should be available in Harris County by a manufacturer authorized maintenance facility. Costs for
this service shall be shown on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. If Harris County opts to include maintenance, it shall be so stated in
the purchase order and said cost will be included. Service will commence only upon expiration of applicable warranties and should be
priced accordingly.

CONTRACT OBLIGATION
Harris County Commissioners Court must award the contract and the County Judge or other person authorized by the Harris County
Commissioners Court must sign the contract before it becomes binding on Harris County or the offerors. Department heads are NOT
authorized to sign agreements for Harris County. Binding agreements shall remain in effect until all products and/or services covered by
this purchase have been satisfactorily delivered and accepted.

TITLE TRANSFER
Title and Risk of Loss of goods shall not pass to Harris County until Harris County actually receives and takes possession of the goods at
the point or points of delivery. Receiving times may vary with the using department. Generally, deliveries may be made between 8:30
a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offerors are advised to consult the using department for instructions. The place of delivery
shall be shown under the "Special Requirements/Instructions" section of this bid package and/or on the Purchase Order as a "Deliver To:"
address.

WARRANTIES
Offerors shall furnish all data pertinent to warranties or guarantees which may apply to items in the bid. Offerors may not limit or exclude
any implied warranties. Offeror warrants that product sold to the County shall conform to the standards established by the U.S.
Department of Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. In the event product does not conform to OSHA Standards,
where applicable, Harris County may return the product for correction or replacement at the offeror's expense. If offeror fails to make the
appropriate correction within a reasonable time, Harris County may correct at the offeror's expense.




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PURCHASE ORDER AND DELIVERY
The successful offeror shall not deliver products or provide services without a Harris County Purchase Order, signed by an authorized
agent of the Harris County Purchasing Department. The fastest, most reasonable delivery time shall be indicated by the offeror in the
proper place on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. Any special information concerning delivery should also be included, on a
separate sheet, if necessary. All items shall be shipped F.O.B. INSIDE DELIVERY unless otherwise stated in the specifications. This
shall be understood to include bringing merchandise to the appropriate room or place designated by the using department. Every tender or
delivery of goods must fully comply with all provisions of these requirements and the specifications including time, delivery and quality.
Nonconformance shall constitute a breach which must be rectified prior to expiration of the time for performance. Failure to rectify within
the performance period will be considered cause to reject future deliveries and cancellation of the contract by Harris County without
prejudice to other remedies provided by law. Where delivery times are critical, Harris County reserves the right to award
accordingly.

CONTRACT RENEWALS
Renewals may be made ONLY by written agreement between Harris County and the offeror. Any price escalations are limited to those
stated by the offeror in the original bid.

INVOICES AND PAYMENTS
Offerors shall submit invoices in duplicate on each purchase order or purchase release after each delivery, indicating the purchase order
number. Invoices must be itemized. Any invoice which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is otherwise incorrect, will be
returned to the offeror for correction. Under term contracts, when multiple deliveries and/or services are required, the offeror may invoice
following each delivery and the County will pay on invoice. Contracts providing for a monthly charge will be billed and paid on a monthly
basis only.

TERMINATION
Harris County reserves the right to terminate the contract for default if offeror breaches any of the terms therein, including warranties of
offeror or if the offeror becomes insolvent or commits acts of bankruptcy. Such right of termination is in addition to and not in lieu of any
other remedies which Harris County may have in law or equity. Default may be construed as, but not limited to, failure to deliver the
proper goods and/or services within the proper amount of time, and/or to properly perform any and all services required to Harris County's
satisfaction and/or to meet all other obligations and requirements. Contracts may be terminated without cause upon thirty (30) days written
notice to either party unless otherwise specified.

RECYCLED MATERIALS
Harris County encourages the use of products made of recycled materials and shall give preference in purchasing to products made of
recycled materials if the products meet applicable specifications as to quantity and quality. Harris County will be the sole judge in
determining product preference application.

SCANNED OR RE-TYPED RESPONSE
If in its bid response, offeror either electronically scans, re-types, or in some way reproduces the County's published bid package, then in
event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of the County's published bid specifications, or any portion thereof, and the terms
and provisions of the bid response made by offeror, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration
of any kind to the County's published bid specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed,
the contract is subject to immediate cancellation.

FLOPPY DISK
If offeror obtained the bid specifications on a floppy disk in order to prepare a response, the bid must be submitted in hard copy according
to the instructions contained in this bid package. If, in its bid response, offeror makes any changes whatsoever to the County's published
bid specifications, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration of any kind to the County's
published bid specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed, the contract is subject to
immediate cancellation.




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TERM CONTRACT FOR DEIONIZED WATER SERVICE FOR HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL
DISTRICT

                                SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS

Where these specific requirements differ from the preceding General Requirements, these specific requirements
shall control. The term "Harris County" is understood to include the Harris County Hospital District.

Scope
Vendor shall furnish, deliver equipment and supplies to deionize water for special applications for various
departments within the Hospital District. Each location uses the finished product for different applications and
requirements for each is varied. The contract term is for a period of one year beginning September 1, 1996 and
ending August 31, 1997, and remaining in force until all supplies and services ordered prior to the expiration date
have been satisfactorily supplied. Bidders are asked to contact the authorized personnel at each Hospital District
location for inspection of the area and their requirements. If you need additional bid information contact Wird
Brown, Jr. at (713) 755-5728. All technical questions should directed to Jerry Adcock at (713) 793-2555.

Renewal Option
The District may consider one (1) renewal option, for a one (1) year period, based upon the same terms, conditions
and pricing as the original year. The District may consider justified cost increases which do not exceed the
Medical Consumers Price Index. Once the renewal option is exhausted, the contract must be rebid. If a bidder
does not wish to consider a renewal, write "N.A." in the space for the year indicated.

Harris County retains the option to rebid at any time if in its best interest and is not automatically bound to
renewal or rebid.

Special Requirements
The Hospital District is currently using deionization equipment provided by the current contractor. The contractor
furnish equipment and maintain it as part of the contract. Bidders are encouraged to describe supplies, services and
equipment to filter water at each of the Hospital District locations. The Hospital District will pay for installation of
equipment and exchange of filters that performs the purification of water from natural sources. Bidders shall
provide a system that has the capability to:
1. remove dissolved ionic contaminants such as calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron and manganese;
2. remove negatively-charged dissolved ionic contaminants such as carbonate, bicarbonates, sulfates, chlorides,
    bicarbonates, sulfates, chlorides, nitrates and silica;
3. provide neutral pH and removal of silica and CO2, filter should produce a quality of water up to the
    maximum of 18 megohm-cm resistively at 25 C. Unit shall have inline quality monitors to alert users when
    resin tanks need to changed.
4. remove chlorine and some dissolved organic contaminants. Unit should contain virgin carbon to assure
    maximum water quality and service file of the bed.
5. provide superior silica removal and significantly lower level of TOC.
6. operate on tap pressure within a pressure range of 25-60 psi or more. Deionizers shall produce from ¾ to
    100 gallons of treated water per minute.

All equipment requiring electrical or mechanical connection must be approve by the Engineering and Biomedical
Instrumentation Departments.




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                         SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS (Continued)

Contractor shall report to the Hospital District representative upon arriving at the location. Service reports shall be
submitted upon completion of work to authorized personnel. All corrective action or emergency service request
shall be respond to within four (4) hours and the results reported to the authorized Hospital District personnel.

Equipment and filter sample must be provided for evaluation at no cost to the Hospital District.

The Hospital District strongly urges bidder to visit each location to appropriately determine the size and type of
equipment and supplies needed to meet the location’s requirements.

Contractor Qualification
To ensure a high level of reliability in the procurement process, it is the desire of the Hospital District to do
business with stable and established firms. Accordingly, vendors will be examined with respect to their ability to
meet District needs over the contract term. Vendor qualification criteria include:

1. Length of time in business. Contractor must have been in business under its current name and in its current
   form (e.g., proprietorship, Chapter S Corporation) for no less than three (3) full years.
2. General business qualifications (i.e., federal, state and city requirements, length of time in service, etc.).
3. Demonstrated ability to provide required products/services, including a copy of all local contractor's licenses
   and certificates qualifying and authorizing contractor to perform this type of work.
4. Ability to comply with the Hospital District's proof of delivery and invoicing policies.
5. The names, addresses, phone numbers and scope of service, of at least three (3) customers with whom the
   contractor has Transcription Service agreements comparable in size and scope for which the District is
   requesting.
6. Proof of financial stability, including audited financial statements, if requested.

Award
It is the District's intent to make an award on this bid on an "all or none basics". If any award is made, the District
will make such an award on the "lowest and best bid" basis; the lowest dollar bid for the items required will not be
awarded automatically to the vendor submitting such bid. The District interprets "best bid" as that bid which best
supports its overall needs, taking into consideration price, quality of service.

Nonperformance by Contractor
Contractor may be placed on probation, canceled or terminated, by the District, for either or both of the following:
1. failure to meet and maintain minimum quality or performance standards set forth in this document and/or any
    subsequent documents related to this contract;
2. failure to cure any deficiencies found as a result of tests or other analysis or performance of product or services.

Probation shall be for a one (1) month period during which complete remedy is required. Failure to rectify within
that time will result in cancellation or termination. Under conditions of probation, cancellation or termination,
vendor will not be entitled to damages or compensation beyond payment for goods and/or services already
rendered through the end of the probation period and the District shall not suffer any penalties or liquidated
damages as a result of this action.




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                                   PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION

Using this pricing sheet enter the cost to the Hospital District to install equipment to deionized water and the
cost per service after equipment is installed at each location.

DESCRIPTION                   QUANITY                 FREQUENCY              COST           INSTALL COST

Northwest Clinic - (4611) Sue Bryan - 861-7830
Mixed Bed Deionizer 0.25 cubic foot.
                            3 each             120 days


Ripley Clinic - (4631) Michelle Fowler - 928-5040
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                            2 each                120 days
Cart. 10” micron Code F Polypro
                            1 each                120 days

Cart. Capsule .2 micron       1 each                  120 days

]
People’s Clinic - (4511) - Yolanda Gloria - 272-2600
Mixed Bed deionizer 0.25 cubic foot.
                              2 each              120 days
Pre-Filter Cart. 10” micron Code F Polypro
                              1 each              120 days
Mixed Bed Polishing Deionizer 0.25 ft. 3
                              1 each              120 days


Casa de Amigos Clinic - (4661) - Mirna De La Fuente - 222-2272
Mixed Bed deionizer 0.25 cubic foot.
                            2 each             120 days
Cart. 10” um Code F Carbon
                            1 each             120 days

Cart. capsule .2 um           1 each                  120 days


Martin L. King Clinic - (4671) QM - Carolyn Bell 525-4737
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                            2 each              120 days
Cart. 10” micron Code F Polypro
                            1 each              120 days

Cart. Capsule .2 micron       1 each                  120 days




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                          PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION (Continued)

DESCRIPTION                 QUANITY              FREQUENCY           COST   INSTALL COST

Settegast Clinic - (4601) - Carolyn Bryant - 633-2020
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                              1 each              120 days
Cart. 10” micron Code F Polypro
                              1 each              120 days

Lyndon B. Johnson 3rd floor Pathology (6350) - Sylvia Waller 636-5264
Metered Deionized service per Gallon                   Cost per gallon
                                         0-300
                                         301-1000
                                         1001-1500
                                         1501-3000
                                         over 3000
Exchange 1.2 CF Carbon Filters
                            1 each              120 days
Cart. 10” 5 micron Code F Polypro
                            1 each              120 days

Post Filter                                      As needed

Water Analysis Test                              180 days

Lyndon B. Johnson Biochemistry - (6350) - Sylvia Waller 636-5264
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                          1 each                120 days

Post Filter                                      As needed

Water Analysis Test                              180 days

Lyndon B. Johnson Microbiology (6350) - Sylvia Waller 636-5264
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                          1 each               120 days

Post Filter                                      As needed

Water Analysis Test                              180 days

Lyndon B. Johnson MICU Cobe Dialysis Machine (6250) - Michael Nguyen 636-5119
Exchange 0.25 CF Carbon FL
                           2 each          120 days
Post Filter                                As needed
Water Analysis Test        1 each          180 days             ______          ______




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                              PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION (Continued)

DESCRIPTION                     QUANITY             FREQUENCY      COST   INSTALL COST

Lyndon B. Johnson Dialysis (4B) - (6250) Michael Nguyen 636-5119
Cart. 10” 5 micron Code F Polypro
                            1 each             120 days

Exchange 2.8 CF Carbon    1 each                    1 per year
Exchange 1.2 CF Mixed Bed
                          2 each                    120 days

0.2 micron Bacteria Filter      1 each              180 days

UV Light Replacement            1 each              1 per year

Water Analysis Test                                 180 days


Ben Taub Main Lab 2PA-71-003 - (5343) Rogers Petty, 791-3231
Exchange DI. 1.2 CF Mixed Bed
                           2 each            120 days

Post Filter - 0.2 micron for bacterial filtration   as needed

Water Analysis Test                                 180 days


Ben Taub Chemistry 2PA-71-003 - (5348) Rogers Petty, 791-3231
Exchange DI. 1.2 CF Mixed Bed
                           2 each            120 days


Ben Taub Cytology Room 2PA-71-014- (5348) Rogers Petty, 791-3231
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                          2 each            120 days

Post Filter - 0.2 micron for bacterial contamination
                               1 each                as needed

Water Analysis Test                                 1 per year


Ben Taub Nuclear Medicine -6NM-019- (5337) - P. Varugheses, 793-3615
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                          1 each              120 days

Activated Carbon 10”Filter      1 each              120 days

0.2 micron bacterial filter     1 each              180 days

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                              PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION (Continued)

DESCRIPTION                    QUANITY         FREQUENCY         COST       INSTALL COST

Ben Taub Histology Room 2-PA-71-010-(5345) - Rogers Petty, 791-3231
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                               2 each                120 days
Post Filter - 0.2 micron for bacterial contamination
                               1 each                as needed

Water Analysis Test                            1 per year


Ben Taub Microbiology Room 2-PA-72-001 (5342) Rogers Petty, 793-5231
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                               2 each                120 days
Post Filter - 0.2 micron for bacterial contamination
                               1 each                as needed
Water Analysis Test                                  1 per year


Ben Taub Pharmacy Room 6B-31-011,5E80-00 - John Plattenburgh, 793-2960
KDF/GAC Filter Cart. 10” Housing Activated Carbon
                           2 each               120 days

Exchange DI Tank, .25 cu ft
                               2 each          120 days

0.2 micron Filter Cart. 10” Housing
                              2 each           120 days

Water Analysis Test                            1 per year


Ben Taub Pharmacy Room 1 PH -44-010 - John Plattenburgh, 793-2960
0.2 micron Filter Cart. 10” Housing
                              1 each        180 days

1.2 cu ft DI tank (EC only)    1 each          120 days

.025 cu ft Charcoal Activated Tank
                              1 each           120 days

Water Analysis Test                            1 per year


Ben Taub Pharmacy 4 PH-90-001, 3 PH-90-001, 2nd FL IV Additive Room, Basement BPH-22-009 - John
Plattenburgh, 793-2960
0.2 micron Filter Cart. 10” Housing
                              4 each         120 days

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                           PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION - (Continued)

DESCRIPTION                    QUANITY          FREQUENCY        COST   INSTALL COST

KDF/GAC Filter Cart. 10” Housing Activated Carbon
                           4 each               120 days
Mixed Bed DI Cartridge     4 each               180 days
Water Analysis Test                             1 per year


Ben Taub GI Lab 6th Floor (5532) - Sharon Carroll, 793-3189
0.2 micron filter          1 each              180 days


Ben Taub Pulmonary Lab 6th Floor (5261) - L. Coleman, 793-3231
0.2 micron filter       1 each                 180 days


Ben Taub Biomed 2BI-013 - (5749) - John Nelson, 793-2555
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                              2 each            1 per year
Post Filter 0.2 Micron for bacterial filtration
                              1 each            as needed


Ben Taub Dietary (5712) - Mrs. Pearsall
Exchange 0.25 CF Mixed Bed
                           1 each               120 days
Cart 10” 10 micron Code F Carbon
                           1 each               120 days

Ben Taub Dialysis 7th Floor (5133) - John Nelson, 793-2555
Water Analysis Test                              180 days

Mixed Bed DI 1.2 cu feet       6 each           90 days

1 Micron Filter            2 each               as needed
Exchange Activated Charcoal Tank 1.4 CF
                           1 each               1 per year

UV Light Replacement            1 each          1 per year
0.2 Micron for bacterial filtration
                                1 each          as needed

Ben Taub Basement
1 Micron Pre Filter        2 each               2 weeks
Exchange Activated Charcoal Tank 2.8 CF
                           1 each               1 per year

25 micron Filter               2 each           90 days

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                       PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION - (Continued)

DESCRIPTION               QUANITY            FREQUENCY         COST     INSTALL COST

Ben Taub Main Lab 2PA-71-003 - (5343) Rogers Petty, 793-3231
Lab Analyzer Feed
Exchange 1.2 Mixed Bed  2 each               120 days          ______       _______




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                                             RESIDENCE CERTIFICATION

Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2252.001 et seq., as amended, Harris County requests Residence Certification.
§2252.001 et seq. of the Government Code provides some restrictions on the awarding of governmental contracts; pertinent
provisions of §2252.001 are stated below:

        (3)     "Nonresident bidder" refers to a person who is not a resident.

        (4)     "Resident bidder" refers to a person whose principal place of business is in this state, including a contractor
                whose ultimate parent company or majority owner has its principal place of business in this state.



       I certify that ______________________________________ is a Resident Bidder of Texas as defined in
                         [Company Name]
        Government Code §2252.001.




       I certify that ______________________________________ is a Nonresident Bidder as defined in Government
                         [Company Name]
        Code §2252.001 and our principal place of business is __________________________________.
                                                                        [City and State]




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                                  MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS


  •       The contractor shall, at all times during the term of this contract, maintain insurance coverage with not
          less than the type and requirements shown below. Such insurance is to be provided at the sole cost of
          the contractor. These requirements do not establish limits of the contractor's liability.

  •       All policies of insurance shall waive all rights of subrogation against the County, its officers, employees
          and agents.

  •       Upon request, certified copies of original insurance policies shall be furnished to Harris County.

  •       The County shall be named as "additional insured" on the Commercial General Liability Policy.

  •       The County reserves the right to require additional insurance should it be deemed necessary.


A. Workers’ Compensation (with Waiver of                       Statutory, and Bodily Injury by Accident: $100,000
   subrogation to Harris County) Employer’s Liability          each employee. Bodily Injury by Disease: $500,000
   (including all states, U.S. Longshoremen, Harbor            policy limit $100,000 each employee
   Workers and other endorsements, if applicable to
   the Project.

B. Commercial General Liability Occurrence Form,               $300,000 each occurrence Limit Bodily Injury and
   including, but not limited to Premises and                  Property Damage Combined $300,000 Products-
   Operation, Products Liability Broad Form Property           Completed Operations Aggregate Limit $500,000 Per
   Damage, Contractual Liability, Personal and                 Job Aggregate $300,000 Personal and Advertising
   Advertising Injury Liability and where the exposure         Injury Limit
   exists, coverage for watercraft, blasting collapse,
   and     explosions,   blowout,     cratering    and
   underground damage.

C. Automobile Liability Coverage                               $300,000 Combined Liability Limits. Bodily Injury
                                                               and Property Damage Combined. Harris County shall
                                                               be named as “Additional Insured” on Automobile
                                                               policy




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               TWCC RULE 110.110 WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE


If this bid/proposal package is for a building or construction contract, all of the provisions of this rule as shown below apply. Since this is a
mandatory requirement, cost increases should not be experienced because of the need to comply with the Texas Workers' Compensation
Law. For additional information contact the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, Southfield Building, 400 S. IH-35, Austin, Texas
78704-7491, (512) 440-3618.

A.       Definitions:

                   Certificate of coverage ("Certificate") - A copy of a certificate of insurance, a certificate of authority to self-insure issued
                   by the commission, or a coverage agreement, TWCC-81, TWCC-82, TWCC-83, or TWCC-84 showing statutory
                   workers' compensation insurance coverage for the person's or entity's employees providing services on a project, for the
                   duration of the project.

                   Duration of the project - Includes the time from the beginning of the work on the project until the contractor's/person's
                   work on the project has been completed and accepted by the governmental entity.

                   Persons providing services on the project ("subcontractor" in §406.096) - Includes all persons or entities performing all
                   or part of the services the contractor has undertaken to perform on the project, regardless of whether that person
                   contracted directly with the contractor and regardless of whether that person has employees. This includes, without
                   limitation, independent contractors, subcontractors, leasing companies, motor carriers, owner-operators, employees of
                   any such entity, or employees of any entity which furnishes persons to provide services on the project. "Services"
                   include, without limitation, providing, hauling or delivering equipment or materials, or providing labor, transportation,
                   or other service related to a project. "Services" does not include activities unrelated to the project, such as
                   food/beverage vendors, office supply deliveries, and delivery of portable toilets.

B.       The Contractor shall provide coverage, based on proper reporting of classification codes and payroll amounts and filing of any
         coverage agreements, which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor Code, Section 401.011(44) for all employees of the
         contractor providing services on the project, for the duration of the project.

C.       The Contractor must provide a certificate of coverage to the governmental entity prior to being awarded the contract.

D.       If the coverage period shown on the Contractor's current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the project, the
         Contractor must, prior to the end of the coverage period, file a new certificate of coverage with the governmental entity showing
         that coverage has been extended.

E.       The Contractor shall obtain from each person providing services on a project, and provide to the governmental entity:

         (1)       A certificate of coverage, prior to that person beginning work on the project, so the governmental entity will have on file
                   certificates of coverage showing coverage for all persons providing services on the project; and

         (2)       No later than seven (7) days after receipt by the Contractor, a new certificate of coverage showing extension of
                   coverage, if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the project.

F.       The Contractor shall retain all required certificates of coverage for the duration of the project and for one (1) year thereafter.

G.       The Contractor shall notify the governmental entity in writing by certified mail or personal delivery, within ten (10) days after the
         contractor knew or should have known, of any change that materially affects the provision of coverage of any person providing
         services on the project.

H.       The Contractor shall post on each project site a notice, in the text, form and manner prescribed by the Texas Workers'
         Compensation Commission, informing all persons providing services on the project that they are required to be covered, and
         stating how a person may verify coverage and report lack of coverage.

I.       The Contractor shall contractually require each person with whom it contracts to provide services on a project to:



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     (1)      Provide coverage, based on reporting of classification codes and payroll amounts and filing of any coverage agreements,
              which meets the statutory requirements of Texas Labor Code, Section 401.011(44) for all its employees providing
              services on the project, for the duration of the project.

     (2)      Provide to the Contractor, prior to that person beginning work on the project a certificate of coverage showing that
              coverage is being provided for all employees of the person providing services on the project, for the duration of the
              project.

     (3)      Provide the Contractor, prior to the end of coverage period, a new certificate of coverage showing extension of
              coverage, if the coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the project.

     (4)      Obtain from each other person with whom it contracts, and provide to the Contractor:

              (a)      A certificate of coverage, prior to the other person beginning work on the project, and

              (b)      a new certificate of coverage showing extension of coverage, prior to the end of the coverage period, if the
                       coverage period shown on the current certificate of coverage ends during the duration of the project;

     (5)      Retain all required certificates of coverage on file for the duration of the project and for one (1) year thereafter.

     (6)      Notify the government entity in writing by certified mail or personal delivery, within ten (10) days after the person knew
              or should have known, of any change that materially affects the provision of coverage of any person providing services
              on the project; and

     (7)      Contractually require each person with whom it contracts, to perform as required by paragraphs (1) - (7), with the
              certificates of coverage to be provided to the person for whom they are providing services.

J.   By signing this contract or providing or causing to be provided a certificate of coverage, the Contractor is representing to the
     governmental entity that all employees of the contractor who will provide services on the project will be covered by workers'
     compensation coverage for the duration of the project, that the coverage will be based on proper reporting of classification codes
     and payroll amounts, and that all coverage agreements will be filed with the appropriate insurance carrier or, in the case of a self-
     insured, with the commission's Division of Self-Insurance Regulation. Providing false or misleading information may subject the
     contractor to administrative penalties, criminal penalties, civil penalties, or other civil actions.

K.   The Contractor's failure to comply with any of these provisions is a breach of contract by the contractor which entitles the
     governmental entity to declare the contract void if the Contractor does not remedy the breach within ten (10) days after receipt of
     notice of breach from the governmental entity.




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