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									                                CO UNT Y OF F RE S NO
                              RE QU E S T F OR QUOT AT I O N
                                                   NUMBER: 962-4776

                                   ANALYTICAL TESTING SERVICES
                                                         December 11, 2009
                                                                 PURCHASING USE
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IMPORTANT: SUBMIT QUOTATION IN SEALED PACKAGE WITH QUOTATION NUMBER, CLOSING DATE AND BUYER’S NAME
MARKED CLEARLY ON THE OUTSIDE TO:
                                                        COUNTY OF FRESNO, Purchasing
                                                        4525 EAST HAMILTON AVENUE
                                                        FRESNO, CA 93702-4599

                CLOSING DATE OF BID WILL BE AT 2:00 P.M., ON JANUARY 5, 2010.
QUOTATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE WHEN THE OFFICIAL PURCHASING TIME CLOCK READS 2:00 P.M.
Quotations will be opened and publicly read at that time. All quotation information will be available for review after contract award.
Clarification of specifications is to be directed to: Jeannine L. Geare, phone (559) 456-7110, e-mail
CountyPurchasing@co.fresno.ca.us FAX (559) 456-7831.
    GENERAL CONDITIONS: See “County Of Fresno Purchasing Standard Instructions And Conditions For Request For Proposals
    (RFP’S) and Requests for Quotations (RFQ’S)” attached. Check County of Fresno Purchasing’s Open Solicitations website at
    http://www2.co.fresno.ca.us/0440/Bidshome2.asp for RFQ/RFP documents and changes.
                                                           BIDDER TO COMPLETE
UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO FURNISH THE COMMODITY OR SERVICE STIPULATED IN THE ATTACHED QUOTATION SCHEDULE AT THE
PRICES AND TERMS STATED, SUBJECT TO THE “COUNTY OF FRESNO PURCHASING STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS AND CONDITIONS FOR
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP’s) AND REQUESTS FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ’S)”ATTACHED.

Except as noted on individual items, the following will apply to all items in the Quotation Schedule.
           1.   Complete delivery will be made within                  calendar days after receipt of Order.
           2.   A cash discount                           %                   days will apply.
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                                                                                                                                PD-010 (6/08)
Quotation No. 962-4776

                                                COUNTY OF FRESNO PURCHASING
                                 STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS AND CONDITIONS FOR
                      REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS (RFP'S) AND REQUESTS FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ'S)

Note: the reference to “bids” in the following paragraphs applies to RFP's and RFQ's


                                                    GENERAL CONDITIONS
By submitting a bid the bidder agrees to the following conditions. These conditions will apply to all subsequent purchases based on this bid.

1.   BID PREPARATION:                                                                       her telephone number, and he or she should be the primary point of
                                                                                            contact for discussions or information pertaining to the RFQ/RFP.
     A)   All prices and notations must be typed or written in ink. No erasures
                                                                                            Contact with any other County representative, including elected officials,
          permitted. Errors may be crossed out, initialed and corrections
                                                                                            for the purpose of discussing this RFQ/RFP, its content, or any other
          printed in ink by person signing bid.
                                                                                            issue concerning it, is prohibited unless authorized by Purchasing.
     B)   Brand Names: Brand names and numbers when given are for                           Violation of this clause, by the vendor having unauthorized contact
          reference. Equal items will be considered, provided the offer clearly             (verbally or in writing) with such other County representatives, may
          describes the article and how it differs from that specified. In the              constitute grounds for rejection by Purchasing of the vendor’s quotation.
          absence of such information it shall be understood the offering is
                                                                                            The above stated restriction on vendor contact with County
          exactly as specified.
                                                                                            representatives shall apply until the County has awarded a purchase
     C)   State brand or make of each item. If bidding on other than specified,             order or contract to a vendor or vendors, except as follows. First, in the
          state make, model and brand being bid and attach supporting                       event that a vendor initiates a formal protest against the RFQ/RFP, such
          literature/specifications to the bid.                                             vendor may contact the appropriate individual, or individuals who are
                                                                                            managing that protest as outlined in the County’s established protest
     D)   Bid on each item separately. Prices should be stated in units                     procedures. All such contact must be in accordance with the sequence
          specified herein. All applicable charges must be quoted; charges on               set forth under the protest procedures. Second, in the event a public
          invoice not quoted herein will be disallowed.                                     hearing is scheduled before the Board of Supervisors to hear testimony
     E)   Time of delivery is a part of the consideration and must be stated in             prior to its approval of a purchase order or contract, any vendor may
          definite terms and must be adhered to. F.O.B. Point shall be                      address the Board.
          destination or freight charges must be stated.                               D)   Bids received after the closing time will NOT be considered.
     F)   All bids must be dated and signed with the firm’s name and by an             E)   Bidders are to bid what is specified or requested first. If unable to or
          authorized officer or employee.                                                   unwilling to, bidder may bid alternative or option, indicating all
     G)   Unless otherwise noted, prices shall be firm for 180 days after                   advantages, disadvantages and their associated cost.
          closing date of bid.                                                         F)   Public Contract Code Section 7028.15
2.   SUBMITTING BIDS:                                                                       Where the State of California requires a Contractor’s license, it is a
     A)   Each bid must be submitted on forms provided in a sealed                          misdemeanor for any person to submit a bid unless specifically
          envelope/package with bid number and closing date and time on the                 exempted.
          outside of the envelope/package.                                        3.   FAILURE TO BID:
     B)   Interpretation: Should any discrepancies or omissions be found in            A)   If not bidding, return bid sheet and state reason for no bid or your name
          the bid specifications or doubt as to their meaning, the bidder shall             may be removed from mailing list.
          notify the Buyer in writing at once. The County shall not be held
          responsible for verbal interpretations. Questions regarding the bid     4.   TAXES, CHARGES AND EXTRAS:
          must be received by Purchasing at least 5 working days before bid
                                                                                       A)   County of Fresno is subject to California sales and/or use tax (8.975%).
          opening. All addenda issued shall be in writing, duly issued by
                                                                                            Please indicate as a separate line item if applicable.
          Purchasing and incorporated into the contract.
                                                                                       B)   DO NOT include Federal Excise Tax.            County is exempt under
     C)   ISSUING AGENT/AUTHORIZED CONTACT: This RFQ/RFP has
                                                                                            Registration No. 94-73-03401-K.
          been issued by County of Fresno Purchasing. Purchasing shall be
          the vendor’s sole point of contact with regard to the RFQ/RFP, its           C)   County is exempt from Federal Transportation Tax. Exemption
          content, and all issues concerning it.                                            certificate is not required where shipping papers show consignee as
                                                                                            County of Fresno.
          All communication regarding this RFQ/RFP shall be directed to an
          authorized representative of County Purchasing. The specific buyer           D)   Charges for transportation, containers, packing, etc. will not be paid
          managing this RFQ is identified on the cover page, along with his or              unless specified in bid.

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5.   W-9 – REQUEST FOR TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND                                     2.     Holds any required business license by a jurisdiction located in
     CERTIFICATION:                                                                                  Fresno County; and
     Upon award of bid, the vendor shall submit to County Purchasing, a                       3.     Employs at least one (1) full-time or two (2) part-time employees
     completed W-9 - Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and                                  whose primary residence is located within Fresno County, or if the
     Certification if not already a current vendor with The County of Fresno.                        business has no employees, shall be at least fifty percent (50%)
     This form is available from the IRS to complete on line at                                      owned by one or more persons whose primary residence(s) is
     http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf.                                                         located within Fresno County.
6.   AWARDS:                                                                        8.   TIE BIDS:
     A)   Subject to the local preference provisions referenced in Paragraph 6           All other factors being equal, the contract shall be awarded to the Fresno
          below and more thoroughly set forth in the General Requirements                County vendor or, if neither or both are Fresno County vendors, it may be
          section of this RFQ/RFP, award(s) will be made to the most                     awarded by the flip of a coin in the presence of witnesses or the entire bid may
          responsive responsible bidder. The evaluation will include such                be rejected and re-bid. If the General Requirements of this RFQ state that they
          things as life-cycle cost, availability, delivery costs and whose              are applicable, the provisions of the Fresno County Local Vendor Preference
          product and/or service is deemed to be in the best interest of the             shall take priority over this paragraph.
          County. The County shall be the sole judge in making such
                                                                                    9.   PATENT INDEMNITY:
          determination.
                                                                                         The vendor shall hold the County, its officers, agents and employees,
     B)   Unless bidder gives notice of all-or-none award in bid, County may
                                                                                         harmless from liability of any nature or kind, including costs and expenses, for
          accept any item, group of items or on the basis of total bid.
                                                                                         infringement or use of any copyrighted or uncopyrighted composition, secret
     C)   The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive          process, patented or unpatented invention, article or appliance furnished or
          informalities or irregularities in bids.                                       used in connection with this bid.
     D)   After award, all bids shall be open to public inspection. The County      10. SAMPLES:
          assumes no responsibility for the confidentiality of information
                                                                                         Samples, when required, must be furnished and delivered free and, if not
          offered in a bid.
                                                                                         destroyed by tests, will upon written request (within 30 days of bid closing
7.   LOCAL VENDORS                                                                       date) be returned at the bidder's expense. In the absence of such notification,
                                                                                         County shall have the right to dispose of the samples in whatever manner it
     A)   Local Vendor Preference (applicable to RFQ Process only)
                                                                                         deems appropriate.
          The following provisions are applicable only to the County’s
                                                                                    11. RIGHTS AND REMEDIES OF COUNTY FOR DEFAULT:
          acquisition of materials, equipment or supplies through the RFQ
          process when the funding source does not require an exemption to               A)   In case of default by vendor, the County may procure the articles or
          the Local Vendor Preference.                                                        service from another source and may recover the cost difference and
                                                                                              related expenses occasioned thereby from any unpaid balance due the
          THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH ARE APPLICABLE,
                                                                                              vendor or by proceeding against performance bond of the vendor, if any,
          NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS RFQ
                                                                                              or by suit against the vendor. The prices paid by the County shall be
          TO THE CONTRARY
                                                                                              considered the prevailing market price at the time such purchase is
          If the apparent low bidder is not a local vendor, any local vendor who              made.
          submitted a bid which was within five percent (5%) of the lowest
                                                                                         B)   Articles or services, which upon delivery inspection do not meet
          responsive bid as determined by the purchasing agent shall have
                                                                                              specifications, will be rejected and the vendor will be considered in
          the option of submitting a new bid within forty-eight hours (not
                                                                                              default. Vendor shall reimburse County for expenses related to delivery
          including weekends and holidays) of County’s delivery of notification.
                                                                                              of non-specified goods or services.
          Such new bids must be in an amount less than or equal to the lowest
          responsive bid as determined by the purchasing agent. If the                   C)   Regardless of F.O.B. point, vendor agrees to bear all risks of loss, injury
          purchasing agent receives any new bids from local vendors who                       or destruction to goods and materials ordered herein which occur prior to
          have the option of submitting new bids within said forty-eight hour                 delivery and such loss, injury or destruction shall not release vendor from
          period, it shall award the contract to the local vendor submitting the              any obligation hereunder.
          lowest responsible bid. If no new bids are received, the contract shall
                                                                                    12. DISCOUNTS:
          be awarded to the original low bidder as announced by the
          purchasing agent.                                                              Terms of less than 15 days for cash payment will be considered as net in
                                                                                         evaluating this bid. A discount for payment within fifteen (15) days or more will
     B)   Local Vendor Defined
                                                                                         be considered in determining the award of bid. Discount period will commence
          “Local Vendor” shall mean any business which:                                  either the later of delivery or receipt of invoice by the County. Standard terms
                                                                                         are Net Forty-five (45) days.
          1.    Has its headquarters, distribution point or locally-owned
                franchise located in or having a street address within the          13. SPECIAL CONDITIONS IN BID SCHEDULE SUPERSEDE GENERAL
                County for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the             CONDITIONS.
                issuance of the request for competitive bids by the purchasing
                                                                                         The “General Conditions” provisions of this RFP/RFQ shall be superseded if in
                agent; and
                                                                                         conflict with any other section of this bid, to the extent of any such conflict.


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14. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:                                                                     management, administrative or legal responsibilities of the Business
                                                                                             Associate.
    With the invoice or within twenty-five (25) days of delivery, the seller must
    provide to the County a Material Safety Data Sheet for each product,                     Vendor shall not use or further disclose PHI other than as permitted or required
    which contains any substance on “The List of 800 Hazardous                               by the County, or as required by law without written notice to the County.
    Substances”, published by the State Director of Industrial Relations. (See
                                                                                             Vendor shall ensure that any agent, including any subcontractor, to which
    Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act. California State
                                                                                             vendor provides PHI received from, or created or received by the vendor on
    Labor Code Sections 6360 through 6399.7.)
                                                                                             behalf of County, shall comply with the same restrictions and conditions with
15. RECYCLED PRODUCTS/MATERIALS:                                                             respect to such information.
    Vendors are encouraged to provide and quote (with documentation)                    19. APPEALS
    recycled or recyclable products/materials which meet stated
                                                                                             Appeals must be submitted in writing within seven (7) working days after
    specifications.
                                                                                             notification of proposed recommendations. Appeals should be submitted to
16. YEAR COMPLIANCE WARRANTY                                                                 County of Fresno Purchasing, 4525 E. Hamilton Avenue, Fresno, California
                                                                                             93702-4599. Appeals should address only areas regarding RFP contradictions,
    Vendor warrants that any product furnished pursuant to this
                                                                                             procurement errors, quotation rating discrepancies, legality of procurement
    Agreement/order shall support a four-digit year format and be able to
                                                                                             context, conflict of interest, and inappropriate or unfair competitive
    accurately process date and time data from, into and between the
                                                                                             procurement grievance regarding the RFP process.
    twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as well as leap year calculations.
    "Product" shall include, without limitation, any piece or component of                   Purchasing will provide a written response to the complainant within seven (7)
    equipment, hardware, firmware, middleware, custom or commercial                          working days unless the complainant is notified more time is required.
    software, or internal components or subroutines therein. This warranty
                                                                                             If the protesting bidder is not satisfied with the decision of Purchasing, he/she
    shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
                                                                                             shall have the right to appeal to the Purchasing Agent/CAO within seven (7)
    In the event of any decrease in product functionality or accuracy related to             business days after Purchasing’s notification; except if, notified to appeal
    time and/or date data related codes and/or internal subroutines that                     directly to the Board of Supervisors at the scheduled date and time.
    impede the product from operating correctly using dates beyond
                                                                                             If the protesting bidder is not satisfied with Purchasing Agent/CAO’s decision,
    December 31, 1999, vendor shall restore or repair the product to the same
                                                                                             the final appeal is with the Board of Supervisors.
    level of functionality as warranted herein, so as to minimize interruption to
    County's ongoing business process, time being of the essence. In the                20. OBLIGATIONS OF CONTRACTOR:
    event that such warranty compliance requires the acquisition of additional
    programs, the expense for any such associated or additional acquisitions,                A)    CONTRACTOR shall perform as required by the ensuing contract.
    which may be required, including, without limitation, data conversion tools,                   CONTRACTOR also warrants on behalf of itself and all subcontractors
    shall be borne exclusively by vendor. Nothing in this warranty shall be                        engaged for the performance of the ensuing contract that only persons
    construed to limit any rights or remedies the County may otherwise have                        authorized to work in the United States pursuant to the Immigration
    under this Agreement with respect to defects other than year performance.                      Reform and Control Act of 1986 and other applicable laws shall be
                                                                                                   employed in the performance of the work hereunder.
17. PARTICIPATION:
                                                                                             B)    CONTRACTOR shall obey all Federal, State, local and special district
    Bidder may agree to extend the terms of the resulting contract to other                        laws, ordinances and regulations.
    political subdivision, municipalities and tax-supported agencies.
                                                                                        21. AUDITS & RETENTION:
    Such participating Governmental bodies shall make purchases in their
    own name, make payment directly to bidder, and be liable directly to the                 The Contractor shall maintain in good and legible condition all books,
    bidder, holding the County of Fresno harmless.                                           documents, papers, data files and other records related to its performance
                                                                                             under this contract. Such records shall be complete and available to Fresno
18. CONFIDENTIALITY:                                                                         County, the State of California, the federal government or their duly authorized
                                                                                             representatives for the purpose of audit, examination, or copying during the
    All services performed by vendor shall be in strict conformance with all
                                                                                             term of the contract and for a period of at least three years following the
    applicable Federal, State of California and/or local laws and regulations
                                                                                             County's final payment under the contract or until conclusion of any pending
    relating to confidentiality, including but not limited to, California Civil Code,
                                                                                             matter (e.g., litigation or audit), whichever is later. Such records must be
    California Welfare and Institutions Code, Health and Safety Code,
                                                                                             retained in the manner described above until all pending matters are closed.
    California Code of Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations.
                                                                                        22. DISCLOSURE – CRIMINAL HISTORY & CIVIL ACTIONS:
    Vendor shall submit to County’s monitoring of said compliance.
    Vendor may be a business associate of County, as that term is defined in            Applies to Request for Proposal (RFP); does not apply to Request for Quotation
    the “Privacy Rule” enacted by the Health Insurance Portability and                  (RFQ) unless specifically stated elsewhere in the RFQ document.
    Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). As a HIPAA Business Associate,
    vendor may use or disclose protected health information (“PHI”) to perform          In their proposal, the bidder is required to disclose if any of the following conditions
    functions, activities or services for or on behalf of County as specified by        apply to them, their owners, officers, corporate managers and partners (hereinafter
    the County, provided that such use or disclosure shall not violate HIPAA            collectively referred to as “Bidder”):
    and its implementing regulations. The uses and disclosures if PHI may not
                                                                                                  Within the three-year period preceding the proposal, they have been
    be more expansive than those applicable to County, as the “Covered
                                                                                                   convicted of, or had a civil judgment rendered against them for:
    Entity” under HIPAA’S Privacy Rule, except as authorized for

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                o    fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining,
                     attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal,
                     state, or local) transaction or contract under a public
                     transaction;

                o    violation of a federal or state antitrust statute;

                o    embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification, or
                     destruction of records; or

                o    false statements or receipt of stolen property

Within a three-year period preceding their proposal, they have had a public
transaction (federal, state, or local) terminated for cause or default.




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                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
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KEY DATES .................................................................................................................... 6

BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................. 7

PARTICIPATION........................................................................................................... 14

REFERENCE LIST ....................................................................................................... 15

SPECIFICATIONS SPECIAL DISTRICTS .................................................................... 16

SPECIFIC BID REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................. 17

SPECIFIC BID REQUIREMENTS COMPLIANCE ........................................................ 20

ANALYTICAL TESTING SERVICES COST PER SAMPLE QUOTATION ................... 23

WATER AND WASTEWATER SAMPLE COLLECTION QUOTATION ........................ 29

RFQ SUBMITTALS (*CHECK LIST) ............................................................................. 30

EXHIBITS ...................................................................................................................... 31




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                                               KEY DATES
Deadline for Written or Fax Requests                 December 28, 2009 at 8:00 A.M.
for Interpretations or Corrections of                Fax No. (559) 456-7831
RFQ:

RFQ Closing Date:                                    January 5, 2010 at 2:00 P.M.
                                                     County of Fresno Purchasing
                                                     4525 E. Hamilton Avenue
                                                     Fresno, CA 93702




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                                BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS

                                   CONTRACT SERVICES
The County of Fresno is soliciting bids to establish an agreement under which the successful
bidder will provide all labor, materials, equipment, taxes, transportation, shipping, etc., to
perform analytical laboratory testing of water and wastewater samples and reporting through
email transmission, website posting and written reports of test results.

LOCAL VENDOR PREFERENCE: The Local Vendor Preference does not apply to this
Request for Quotation.

DEFINITIONS: The terms Bidder, Proposer, Contractor and Vendor are all used
interchangeably and refer to that person, partnership, corporation, organization, agency, etc.
which is offering the quotation and is identified on page one of this Request For Quotation
(RFQ).

INTERPRETATION OF RFQ: Vendors must make careful examination of the requirements,
specifications and conditions expressed in the RFQ and fully inform themselves as to the quality
and character of services required. If any person planning to submit a proposal finds
discrepancies in or omissions from the RFQ or has any doubt as to the true meaning or
interpretation, correction thereof may be in writing (see below). Any change in the RFQ will be
made only by written addendum, duly issued by the County. The County will not be responsible for
any other explanations or interpretations.

Questions may be submitted subject to the following conditions:

a. Such questions are submitted in writing to the County Purchasing not later than December 28,
   2009 at 12:00 Noon. Questions must be directed to the attention of Jeannine L. Geare, Buyer
   I.

b. Such questions are submitted with the understanding that County can respond only to
   questions it considers material in nature.

c. Questions shall be e-mailed to CountyPurchasing@co.fresno.ca.us, faxed to (559) 456-7831
   or delivered to County of Fresno Purchasing. If faxing, the bidder must confirm receipt by
   phone ((559) 456-7110) within one-half (1/2) hour of transmission.

NOTE: Time constraints will prevent County from responding to questions submitted
after the cutoff date.

Any change in the Request for Quotation will be made by written addendum issued by the
County. The County will not be responsible for any other explanations or interpretations.

AWARD: Award will be made to the vendor(s) offering the services deemed to be to the best
advantage of the County. The County shall be the sole judge in making such determination.
The County reserves the right to make multiple awards.

RIGHT TO REJECT BIDS: The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive
informalities or irregularities in bids.

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ISSUING AGENT: This RFQ has been issued by County of Fresno Purchasing. Purchasing
shall be the vendor’s sole point of contact with regard to the RFQ, its content, and all issues
concerning it.

AUTHORIZED CONTACT: All communication regarding this RFQ shall be directed to an
authorized representative of County Purchasing. The specific buyer managing this RFQ is
identified on the cover page, along with his or her telephone number, and he or she should be
the primary point of contact for discussions or information pertaining to the RFQ. Contact with
any other County representative, including elected officials, for the purpose of discussing this
RFQ, it content, or any other issue concerning it, is prohibited unless authorized by Purchasing.
Violation of this clause, by the vendor having unauthorized contact (verbally or in writing) with
such other County representatives, may constitute grounds for rejection by Purchasing of the
vendor’s quotation.

The above stated restriction on vendor contact with County representatives shall apply until the
County has awarded a purchase order or contract to a vendor or vendors, except as follows.
First, in the event that a vendor initiates a formal protest against the RFQ, such vendor may
contact the appropriate individual, or individuals who are managing that protest as outlined in
the County’s established protest procedures. All such contact must be in accordance with the
sequence set forth under the protest procedures. Second, in the event a public hearing is
scheduled before the Board of Supervisors to hear testimony prior to its approval of a purchase
order or contract, any vendor may address the Board.

NUMBER OF COPIES: Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your quotation no later
than the quotation closing date and time as stated on the front of this document to County of
Fresno Purchasing. Each copy to be identical to the original, include all supporting
documentation (i.e. literature, brochures, reports, schedules etc.). The cover page of each
quotation is to be appropriately marked “Original” or “Copy”.

FIRM QUOTATION: All quotations shall remain firm for at least One Hundred-Eighty (180) days.

TAXES: The quoted amount must include all applicable taxes. If taxes are not specifically
identified in the quotation it will be assumed that they are included in the total quoted.

SALES TAX: Fresno County pays California State Sales Tax in the amount of 8.975%
regardless of vendor's place of doing business.

MINOR DEVIATIONS: The County reserves the right to negotiate minor deviations from the
prescribed terms, conditions and requirements with the selected vendor.

QUOTATION REJECTION: Failure to respond to all questions or not to supply the requested
information could result in rejection of your quotation.

BIDDERS’ LIABILITIES: County of Fresno will not be held liable for any cost incurred by
vendors in responding to the RFQ.

PRICE RESPONSIBILITY: The selected vendor will be required to assume full responsibility for
all services and activities offered in the quotation, whether or not they are provided directly.
Further, the County of Fresno will consider the selected vendor to be the sole point of contact
with regard to contractual matters, including payment of any and all charges resulting from the
contract. The contractor may not subcontract or transfer the contract, or any right or obligation
arising out of the contract, without first having obtained the express written consent of the
County.
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CONFIDENTIALITY: Bidders shall not disclose information about the County's business or
business practices and safeguard confidential data which vendor staff may have access to in
the course of system implementation.

NEWS RELEASE: Vendors shall not issue any news releases or otherwise release information
to any third party about this RFQ or the vendor's quotation without prior written approval from
the County of Fresno.

BACKGROUND REVIEW: The County reserves the right to conduct a background inquiry of
each proposer/bidder which may include collection of appropriate criminal history information,
contractual and business associations and practices, employment histories and reputation in the
business community. By submitting a quotation/bid to the County, the vendor consents to such
an inquiry and agrees to make available to the County such books and records the County
deems necessary to conduct the inquiry.

EXCEPTIONS: Identify with explanation, any terms, conditions, specifications or stipulations of
the RFQ with which you CAN NOT or WILL NOT comply.

ADDENDUM: In the event that it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFQ, an
addendum will be provided to all agencies and organizations that receive the basic RFQ.

SUBCONTRACTORS: If a subcontractor is proposed, complete identification of the
subcontractor and his tasks shall be provided. The primary contractor is not relieved of any
responsibility by virtue of using a subcontractor.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: The County shall not contract with, and shall reject any bid or
quotation submitted by the persons or entities specified below, unless the Board of Supervisors
finds that special circumstances exist which justify the approval of such contract:

 1. Employees of the County or public agencies for which the Board of Supervisors is the
    governing body.

 2. Profit-making firms or businesses in which employees described in Subsection (1) serve as
    officers, principals, partners or major shareholders.

 3. Persons who, within the immediately preceding twelve (12) months, came within the
    provisions of Subsection (1), and who were employees in positions of substantial
    responsibility in the area of service to be performed by the contract, or participated in any
    way in developing the contract or its service specifications.

 4. Profit-making firms or businesses in which the former employees described in Su bsection
    (3) serve as officers, principals, partners or major shareholders.

 5. No County employee whose position in the County enables him to influence the selection of
    a contractor for this RFQ, or any competing RFQ, and no spouse or economic dependent of
    such employee, shall be employees in any capacity by a bidder, or have any other direct or
    indirect financial interest in the selection of a contractor.

INVOICING: Separate invoices shall be prepared for each chain of custody submitted. Every
invoice will identify the Disposal Site, County Service Area, or Waterworks District from which
the samples originated. Invoices shall be delivered in duplicate along with the final report for
each sample to County of Fresno, Department of Public works and Planning-Resources
Division, 2220 Tulare Street, Sixth Floor, Fresno, California 93721. Each invoice shall be
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marked to the attention of the appropriate County Coordinator, who shall be identified to the
successful bidder upon initiation of the contract. Invoice terms shall be net forty-five (45) days.

PAYMENT: County will make partial payments for all purchases made under the
contract/purchase order and accumulated during the month.

CONTRACT TERM: It is County’s intent to contract with the successful bidder for a term of one
(1) year with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.

PRICES: Bidder agrees that prices quoted are maximum for the contract period, and in the
event of a price decline such lower prices shall be extended to the County of F resno.

QUANTITIES: Quantities shown in the bid schedule are approximate and the County
guarantees no minimum amount. The County reserves the right to increase or decrease
quantities.

SERVICES: Requests for Analytical Testing will be placed as required by the various County
Departments.

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: In performance of the work, duties, and obligations assumed
by Contractor under any ensuing Agreement, it is mutually understood and agreed that
CONTRACTOR, including any and all of Contractor’s officers, agents, and employees will at all
times be acting and performing as an independent contractor, and shall act in an independent
capacity and not as an officer, agent, servant, employee, joint venturer, partner, or associate of
the COUNTY. Furthermore, County shall have no right to control or supervise or direct the
manner or method by which Contractor shall perform its work and function. However, County
shall retain the right to administer this Agreement so as to verify that Contractor is performing its
obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions thereof. Contractor and County shall
comply with all applicable provisions of law and the rules and regulations, if any, of
governmental authorities having jurisdiction over matters the subject thereof.

Because of its status as an independent contractor, Contractor shall have absolutely no right to
employment rights and benefits available to County employees. Contractor shall be solely liable
and responsible for providing to, or on behalf of, its employees all legally-required employee
benefits. In addition, Contractor shall be solely responsible and save County harmless from all
matters relating to payment of Contractor's employees, including compliance with Social
Security, withholding, and all other regulations governing such matters. It is acknowledged that
during the term of the Agreement, Contractor may be providing services to others unrelated to
the County or to the Agreement.

HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE: Contractor agrees to indemnify, save, hold harmless and at
County's request, defend the County, its officers, agents and employees, from any and all costs
and expenses, damages, liabilities, claims and losses occurring or resulting to County in
connection with the performance, or failure to perform, by Contractor, its officers, agents or
employees under this Agreement and from any and all costs and expenses, damages, liabilities,
claims and losses occurring or resulting to any person, firm or corporation who may be injured
or damaged by the performance, or failure to perform, of Contractor, its officers, agents or
employees under this Agreement.




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INSURANCE:

Without limiting the COUNTY's right to obtain indemnification from CONTRACTOR or any third
parties, CONTRACTOR, at its sole expense, shall maintain in full force and effect, the following
insurance policies throughout the term of the Agreement:

A. Commercial General Liability

   Commercial General Liability Insurance with limits of not less than One Million Dollars
   ($1,000,000) per occurrence and an annual aggregate of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000).
   This policy shall be issued on a per occurrence basis. COUNTY may require specific
   coverages including completed operations, products liability, contractual liability, Explosion -
   Collapse-Underground, fire legal liability or any other liability insurance deemed necessary
   because of the nature of this contract.

B. Automobile Liability

   Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance with limits for bodily injury of not less than
   Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) per person, Five Hundred Thousand
   Dollars ($500,000.00) per accident and for property damages of not less than Fifty
   Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00), or such coverage with a combined single limit of Five
   Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00). Coverage should include owned and non-owned
   vehicles used in connection with this Agreement.

C. Professional Liability

   If CONTRACTOR employs licensed professional staff, (e.g., Ph.D., R.N., L.C.S.W.,
   M.F.C.C.) in providing services, Professional Liability Insurance with limits of not less than
   One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence, Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00)
   annual aggregate.

D. Worker's Compensation

   A policy of Worker's Compensation insurance as may be required by the California Labor
   Code.

CONTRACTOR shall obtain endorsements to the Commercial General Liability insurance
naming the County of Fresno, its officers, agents, and employees, individually and collectively,
as additional insured, but only insofar as the operations under this Agreement are concerned.
Such coverage for additional insured shall apply as primary insurance and any other insurance,
or self-insurance, maintained by COUNTY, its officers, agents and employees shall be excess
only and not contributing with insurance provided under CONTRACTOR's policies herein. This
insurance shall not be cancelled or changed without a minimum of thirty (30) days advance
written notice given to COUNTY.

Within Thirty (30) days from the date CONTRACTOR executes this Agreement, CONTRACTO R
shall provide certificates of insurance and endorsement as stated above for all of the foregoing
policies, as required herein, to the County of Fresno, Department of Public Works and Planning
– Resources Division, 2220 Tulare Street, 6 th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721, Attention: Solid Waste,
stating that such insurance coverage have been obtained and are in full force; that the County
of Fresno, its officers, agents and employees will not be responsible for any premiums on the
policies; that such Commercial General Liability insurance names the County of Fresno, its
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officers, agents and employees, individually and collectively, as additional insured, but only
insofar as the operations under this Agreement are concerned; that such coverage for additional
insured shall apply as primary insurance and any other insurance, or self-insurance, maintained
by COUNTY, its officers, agents and employees, shall be excess only and not contributing with
insurance provided under CONTRACTOR's policies herein; and that this insu rance shall not be
cancelled or changed without a minimum of thirty (30) days advance, written notice given to
COUNTY.

In the event CONTRACTOR fails to keep in effect at all times insurance coverage as herein
provided, the COUNTY may, in addition to other remedies it may have, suspend or terminate
this Agreement upon the occurrence of such event.

All policies shall be with admitted insurers licensed to do business in the State of California.
Insurance purchased shall be purchased from companies possessing a current A.M. Best, Inc.
rating of A FSC VII or better.

Name of Insurance Carrier:

Public Liability:                                                            Expires:

Workman's Compensation:                                                      Expires:

Proof of maintenance of adequate insurance will be required before award is made to vendor.

PERFORMANCE BOND: The successful bidders may be required to furnish a faithful
performance bond.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The ensuing contract shall be governed by the laws of the state of
California.

Any claim which cannot be amicably settled without court action will be litigated in the U. S.
District Court for the Eastern District of California in Fresno, CA or in a state court for Fresno
County.

TERMINATION: The County reserves the right to terminate any resulting contract upon written
notice.

DEFAULT: In case of default by the selected bidder, the County may procure the services from
another source and may recover the loss occasioned thereby from any unpaid balance due the
selected bidder, or by any other legal means available to the County.

ASSIGNMENTS: The ensuing proposed contract will provide that the vendor may not assign
any payment or portions of payments without prior written consent of the County of Fresno.

ASSURANCES: Any contract awarded under this RFQ must be carried out in full compliance
with The Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, their subsequent
amendments, and any and all other laws protecting the rights of individuals and agencies. The
County of Fresno has a zero tolerance for discrimination, implied or expressed, and wants to
ensure that policy continues under this RFQ. The contractor must also guarantee that services,
or workmanship, provided will be performed in compliance with all applicable local, state, or
federal laws and regulations pertinent to the types of services, or project, of the nature required
under this RFQ. In addition, the contractor may be required to provide evidence substantiating

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that their employees have the necessary skills and training to perform the required services or
work.

AUDITS AND INSPECTIONS: The Contractor shall at any time during business hours, and as
often as the County may deem necessary, make available to the County for examination all of
its records and data and respect to the matters covered by this Agreement. The Con tractor
shall, upon request by the County, permit the County to audit and inspect all of such records
and data necessary to ensure Contractor's compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

If this Agreement exceeds Ten Thousand and No/100 dollars ($10,000.00), Contractor shall be
subject to the examination and audit of the Auditor General for a period of three (3) years after
final payment under contract (Government Code Section 8546.7).




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BIDDER TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:


                                          PARTICIPATION
The County of Fresno is a member of the Central Valley Purchasing Group. This group consists
of Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties and all governmental, tax supported agencies
within these counties.

Whenever possible, these and other tax supported agencies co-op (piggyback) on contracts put
in place by one of the other agencies.

Any agency choosing to avail itself of this opportunity, will make purchases in their own name,
make payment directly to the contractor, be liable to the contractor and vice versa, per the ter ms
of the original contract, all the while holding the County of Fresno harmless. If awarded this
contract, please indicate whether you would extend the same terms and conditions to all tax
supported agencies within this group as you are proposing to extend to Fresno County.

      Yes, we will extend contract terms and conditions to all qualified agencies within the
      Central Valley Purchasing Group and other tax supported agencies.


      No, we will not extend contract terms to any agency other than the County of Fresno.



                                                 (Authorized Signature)



                                                         Title




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VENDOR MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN WITH REQUEST FOR QUOTATION.
                                                 Firm:

                                         REFERENCE LIST
Provide a list of at least five (5) customers for whom you have recently provided similar
products/services (preferably California State or local government agencies). Be sure to include
all requested information.
 Reference Name:                                                      Contact:
 Address:
 City:                                                                    State:    Zip:
 Phone No.:        (       )                                  Date:
 Service Provided:



 Reference Name:                                                      Contact:
 Address:
 City:                                                                     State:   Zip:
 Phone No.:        (       )                                  Date:
 Service Provided:



 Reference Name:                                                      Contact:
 Address:
 City:                                                                    State:    Zip:
 Phone No.:        (       )                                  Date:
 Service Provided:



 Reference Name:                                                      Contact:
 Address:
 City:                                                                     State:   Zip:
 Phone No.:        (       )                                  Date:
 Service Provided:



 Reference Name:                                                      Contact:
 Address:
 City:                                                                    State:    Zip:
 Phone No.:        (       )                                  Date:
 Service Provided:




Failure to provide a list of at least five (5) customers may be cause for rejection
of this RFQ.
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                                      SPECIFICATIONS
                                     SPECIAL DISTRICTS
The following pages state the specific bid requirements for the services covered under this RFQ
for the Special Districts listed. Bidders are instructed to indicate their compliance or non -
compliance with each specification.

Compliance is to be noted by writing “COMPLY” on the line provided to the right of the
specification. Non-compliance is to be indicated by writing “NOT COMPLY” on the line. For all
“NOT COMPLY” responses, the bidder is required to explain the reasons for non-compliance
and clarify as stated in the EXCEPTIONS clause under the BIDDING INSTRUCTIONS within
this RFQ.




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                         SPECIFIC BID REQUIREMENTS
The successful Bidder shall provide all labor, materials, equipment, taxes, transportation,
shipping, etc., to perform analytical laboratory testing of water and wastewater samples and
reporting through email transmission, website posting and written reports of test results.

Water samples will originate from the following Special Districts:

County Service Areas:                                             Waterworks Districts:

        #1, Tamarack Estates (water/sewer)                              #37, Mile High (water)
        #5, Wildwood Island (water)                                     #38, Sky Harbour (water/sewer)
        #10, Cumorah Knolls (water)                                     #40, Shaver Springs (water/sewer)
        #10A, Mansionette Estates (water)                               #41S, Shaver Lake Sewer (sewer)
        #14, Belmont Manor (water)                                      #41W, Shaver Lake Water (water)
        #23, Exchequer (water)                                          #42, Alluvial/Fancher (water)
        #30, El Porvenir (water/sewer)
        #31, Shaver Lake (water)                                  Miscellaneous:
        #31B, Shaver Lake, Zone B (sewer)
        #32, Cantua Creek (water/sewer)                                 American Avenue Landfill (water)
        #34A, Brighton Crest, (water/sewer)                             Juvenile Justice Campus (water/sewer)
        #34B, Ventana Hills (water)                                     Additional Districts as Needed
        #34C, Granite Crest (water/sewer)
        #39AB, Beran Way/Prospect Grove
        (water)
        #43W, Raisin City (water)
        #44A, Friant Sewer (sewer)
        #44C, Tanqueray (water)
        #44D, Monte Verdi (water/sewer)
        #47, Quail Lake (water/sewer)
        #49, O’Neill’s Farming Community
        (water)


EXHIBIT A provides a map of the Valley Special Districts and County Facilities.

DISCOUNTS:

Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning is a member of the California Rural
Water Association (CRWA). If a bidding firm is a preferred provider with CRWA and can offer
discounted rates to the County, state the rate on the Quotation Sheet.

CONTRACTOR’S REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Licensed and certified by the State of California to perform the specific test methods and
analyses required under this RFQ. All analytical methods must be EPA approved.




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CONTRACTOR’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide sample containers with stabilizer reagents, as appropriate, and container labels,
   cooler boxes, cold pacts (blue ice) to County as needed at no additional charge.

   At the County’s option at additional quoted cost, collect water and/or wastewater samples
   from appropriate locations at water and wastewater systems.

2. Have a laboratory or secure drop-off facility within the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area.

3. Receive and process water and wastewater samples with Chain of Custody / Analysis Work
   Orders.

4. Produce analytical reports within the following formats:

   A. EXHIBIT B provides a Contaminant List and EXHIBIT C provides the format for CCR
      Reports. Reports shall include a cover page indicating what District or County Facility
      the test came from, and what date the samples were analyzed, a title page, and list the
      test results.

   B. All revised reports must be accompanied by a cover letter explaining why the report was
      revised and must include all the information that was changed as a result of the revision.

   C. Electronic excel spreadsheets

5. Comply with all requirements of California Code of Regulations, Title 22
   (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/CERTLIC/DRINKINGWATER/Pages/Lawbook.aspx) related to
   laboratories providing analytical results for drinking water. This includes, but not limited to,
   notifying the water supplier (County) within 24 hours whenever the level of nitrate in a single
   sample exceeds the MCL, and shall ensure that a contact person is available to receive the
   analytical results 24 hours a day (64432.1).

6. Transmit / Deliver reports to the regulatory agencies and responsible departments in the
   appropriate format and media as specified in EXHIBIT B “CONTAMINANT LIST” within
   fifteen (15) working days of receiving samples from the County. Working days shall be
   defined as Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays observed by the County. Test
   results will be transmitted to these agencies via internet, email and hard copy as follows:

   A. Water Test Results

        1. California Department of Public Health (CDPH), State Office of Drinking Water
           (SODW) – posted on internet clearinghouse website within fifteen (15) days.

        2. Fresno County Dept. of Public Works and Planning - email copies of test results
           submitted to CDPH to PWSpecialDistricts@co.fresno.ca.us.

        3. If the test results are positive or “hot”, or are required by State or Federal laws, the
           County Special Districts Water System Operator must be notified by phone within
           four (4) hours for immediate action.

   B. Wastewater Test Results

        1. California Regional Water Quality Control Board posted on internet clearinghouse
           website within fifteen (15).
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        2. The County of Fresno, Department of Public Works and Planning email address
           copies of tests posted to CRWQCB.

7. The reporting of test results must be formatted in a Contaminant List that is consistent with
   County’s current software program (refer to EXHIBIT B). Testing Lab may need to
   coordinate with County’s software vendor to insure accurate downloads. In addition to the
   above transmittals, the County shall receive the following:

   A. An annual utilization review report in Excel format, by Special District, transmitted by
      email and hardcopy.

   B. A report of contaminant levels for each special district for each constituent required by
      the State of California in order to comply with Consumer Confidence Reports. Please
      refer to EXHIBIT C “FORMAT FOR CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORTS
      CONSTITUENT LIST” for the spreadsheet format desired. This information will be
      imported into the County’s software program (SEMS) to produce the annual Consumer
      Confidence Reports.

8. If a special district or the County is fined or fees imposed by the CRWQCB, SODW for
   failing to provide analysis reports through electronic filings within the required time or filing a
   report that has an error or omission, the Lab Contractor shall be assessed liquidated
   damages to pay for all fines and fees; and

9. In the event the Contractor fails to transmit any reports within the required time to the SODW
   or CRWQCB and this results in the SODW or CRWQCB requiring the County to send letters
   to special district consumers, or publish a notice in a publication of general circulatio n,
   Contractor shall reimburse the County for all of the County’s costs, including but not limited
   to County staff costs, paper, envelops, stamps, travel expenses, and facsimile costs. T o
   recover such costs, the County may invoice the Contractor separately, or may deduct such
   costs from the payment to the Contractor for services.

SAMPLE AGREEMENT: EXHIBIT D provides as an example of the typical language in a
service agreement with the County which the Board of Supervisor approves. It is recommended
that bidders review the agreement with legal counsel and insurance providers.

COUNTY’S RESPONSIBILITIES

1. County staff will provide the Bidder’s laboratory with the sample collection schedule and any
   revisions made to the schedule during the term of the contract.

2. County may deliver samples to the Bidder’s laboratory at County’s expense when laboratory
   is located within the Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area. Due to County work schedules,
   sample delivery to the Bidder’s laboratory will normally occur from mid to late afternoon.
   Bidder shall be prepared to handle samples that may have a limited hold time.

3. If the testing laboratory offers sample collection services, the County may request the testing
   laboratory to collect water and wastewater samples from the Districts or Facilities, if this
   service is available.




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                                                  Firm:


          SPECIFIC BID REQUIREMENTS COMPLIANCE
Bids shall reflect the following conditions and requirements:


                                                                                          Comply
                                                                                         Not Comply

A. Bidder and/or any subcontractors must be licensed/certified by the State of
   California to perform the specific test methods and analyses required under
   this RFQ. All analytical methods must be EPA approved.

B. Bidder shall provide sample containers with stabilizer reagents, as
   appropriate, and container labels, cooler boxes, cold packs (blue ice) as
   needed at no additional charge.

C. Due to County work schedules, sample delivery to the Bidder’s laboratory will
   normally occur from mid to late afternoon. Bidder shall be prepared to
   handle samples that may have a limited hold time.

D. Bidder must have a laboratory or secure drop off facility within the
   Fresno/Clovis metropolitan area.

E. Bidder shall describe the quality control procedures and costs to be used
   when performing sample analyses and issuing reports within the response of
   this RFQ.

F. Bidder shall describe the chain of custody procedures to be followed and
   submit samples of the forms to be used.

G. Bidder shall transmit / deliver all required test results to regulatory authorities
   and County through the internet, email, and electronic files on a CD in the
   appropriate format within fifteen (15) working days of receiving samples from
   the County. Working days shall be defined as Monday though Friday,
   excluding legal holidays observed by the County. As a follow-up the final
   reports shall be provided in “hard copy” within thirty (30) working days of
   delivery of samples to the Bidder.

    In the event County does not receive final/draft analysis reports within
    the fifteen (15) working days, or final reports within 30 working days if a
    draft report was issued, Bidder agrees to pay all analytical costs
    related to the samples on the affected chain of custody, and the
    performance of such work shall be at no cost to the County and shall
    be reflected on the appropriate invoice. All no-cost services shall be
    denoted on the invoice.




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                                                  Firm:


                                                                                     Comply
                                                                                    Not Comply

H. Draft and final reports shall include the appropriate analyses results and a
   copy of the submitted chain of custody. Report title pages shall clearly
   identify the specific Waterworks District (WWD), County Service Area (CSA),
   and Sanitation District, location or facility where the samples originated.
   Final reports shall include invoices (in duplicate). Services on the invoicing
   shall be identified as Basic Services.

I.   All revised reports sent by the Bidder’s laboratory must be accompanied by a
     cover letter explaining why the report was revised and must include all the
     information that was changed as a result of the revision.

J. Should sample analyses not be completed due to laboratory error (i.e.,
   missed holding time, broken or malfunctioning equipment, subcontractor
   error, etc.), the Bidder will pay all County costs associated with resampling
   including, but not limited to, County staff time and all materials required to
   collect the affected sample(s). Bidder agrees to perform analysis for
   replacement sample(s) at no cost to the County.

K. Should the County be unable to perform sample collection based on Bidder’s
   inability to supply necessary materials (i.e., sample containers, custody
   forms, cooler boxes, and/or cold packs, etc.) upon reasonable notice, Bidder
   agrees to pay all analytical costs County incurs for services provided by a
   third party laboratory until such time as the required materials are available
   from the Bidder. Payment for said third party laboratory shall be made
   directly from Bidder to the third party laboratory.

L. Bidder shall provide a sample analysis report for each of the panels listed in
   on the Quotation Schedule in the order shown, to include EPA method
   numbers, Method Detection Limits (MDL’s), and Practical Quantitation Limits
   (PQL’s) when applicable. Sample MDL’s and PQL’s should reflect the most
   recent MDL study completed by the Bidder’s laboratory. The response to
   this RFQ shall also detail how often MDL studies are conducted by the
   Bidder’s laboratory.




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                                                  Firm:


                                                                                      Comply
                                                                                     Not Comply

M. All laboratory analysis shall be performed in accordance with

    1. the most recent version of EPA methods, such as the latest editions, as
       applicable, of:

         a. “Methods for Organic Chemical Analysis of Municipal and Industrial
            Wastewater (EPA 600 Series),” and

         b. “Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes”;

    2. California Code of Regulations, Title 22,Chapter 15;

    3. any other California State Code or Federal Regulation relating to
       Community Water & Community Sewer Systems.

         Bidder is to ensure they can provide analysis for every constituent
         which are listed in panel form on the attached “Cost Per
         Sample/Estimated Annual Cost”. If Bidder cannot analyze for any
         constituent listed, an explanation must be given within the
         response to this RFQ.

N. Certain analysis results must be submitted in writing and/or electronically to;
   the Fresno County Department of Health Services, Environmental Health
   Section, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, and State
   Department of Public Health Office of Drinking Water. This requirement
   must be indicated on the chain of custody when samples are submitted to
   Bidder’s laboratory.




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                                                  Firm:

                       ANALYTICAL TESTING SERVICES
                        COST PER SAMPLE QUOTATION
The testing of water/wastewater samples will be requested on an as needed basis. The
number of samples to be submitted with each chain of custody will vary (estimated annual
quantities are indicated). Bidder shall use the space provided below to quote the cost per
sample.

Complete Title 22                          $             per test x estimated 30 tests per year    =   $
Coliform Bacteria:
Total Coliform Presence/Absense            $             per test x estimated 480 tests per year   =   $
1x10 Total Coliform                        $             per test x estimated 800 tests per year   =   $
3x5 Total Coliform                         $             per test x estimated 48 tests per year    =   $
Fecal Coliform                             $             per test x estimated 48 tests per year    =   $
E. Coli                                    $             per test x estimated 48 tests per year    =   $
Heterotrophic Plate Count                  $             per test x estimated 120 tests per year   =   $
Biological Oxygen Demand                   $             per test x estimated 414 tests per year   =   $
Complete Primary Inorganics                $             per test x estimated 55 tests per year    =   $
Section 64432
Individual Primary Inorganics:
Aluminum                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Antimony                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Arsenic                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Barium                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Beryllium                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Cadmium                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Chromium                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Cyanide                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Fluoride                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Mercury                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Nickel                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $


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Selenium                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Thallium                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Lead                                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Asbestos                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Nitrate (as NO3)                           $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Nitrite (as nitrogen)                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete Secondary Standards               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
(Table 64449-A)
Individual Secondary Standards:
Aluminum                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Color                                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Copper                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Corrosivity                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Foaming Agents                             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Iron                                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Manganese                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Methyl-tert-butyl-ether (MTBE)             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Odor                                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Silver                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Thiobencarb                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Turbidity                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Zinc                                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete Secondary Standards               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Table 64449-B
Individual Secondary Standards:
TDS                                        $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Specific Conductance                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Chloride                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Sulfate                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete General Minerals                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Section 64449

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Individual General Minerals:
Bicarbonate                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Carbonate                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Hydroxide Alkalinity                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Calcium                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Magnesium                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Sodium                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Hardness                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
pH                                         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Complete Radioactivity Section             $             per test x 112 estimated tests per year   =   $
64441
Individual Radioactivity:
Gross Alpha                                $             per test x 112 estimated tests per year   =   $
Radium 226 + 228                           $             per test x 112 estimated tests per year   =   $
Uranium                                    $             per test x 112 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete VOC – Table 64444-A               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Individual VOC:
Benzene                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Carbon Tetrachloride                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,2-Dichlorobenzene                        $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,4-Dichlorobenzene                        $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,1-Dichloroethane                         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,2-Dichloroethane                         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,1-Dichloroethylene                       $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene                 $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Dichloromethane                            $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,2-Dichloropropane                        $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
1,3-Dichloropropene                        $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $
Ethylbenzene                               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year    =   $

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Methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE)             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Monochlorobenzene                          $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Styrene                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Tetrachloroethylene (TCE)                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Toluene                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,1,1-Trichloroethane                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,1,2-Trichloroethane                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Trichloroethylene (TCE)                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Trichlorofluoromethane                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Vinyl Chloride                             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Xylenes (total)                            $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete SOC Table 64444-A (b)             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Individual SOC:
Alachlor                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Atrazine                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Bentazon                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Benzo(a)pyrene                             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Carbofuran                                 $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Chlordane                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
2,4-D                                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Dalapon                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Bibromochloropropane (DBCP)                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Di(2-ethylhexyl)adipate                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
DI(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Dinoseb                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Diquat                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $

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Endothall                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Endrin                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Glyphosphate                               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Heptachlor                                 $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Heptachlor Epoxide                         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Lindane                                    $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Methoxychlor                               $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Molinate                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Oxamyl                                     $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Penthachlorophenol                         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Picloram                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Polychlorinated Biphenyls                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Simazine                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Thiobencarb                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Toxaphene                                  $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
2,3,7,8-TCDD (Dioxin)                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)                          $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Complete Unregulated Chemicals             $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Individual Unregulated Chemicals:
Boron                                      $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Chromium VI                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Dichlorodifluoromethane (Freon 12)         $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE)              $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Perchlorate                                $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Tert-Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME)              $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
Tert-Butyl Alcohol (TBA)                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $
1,2,3-Thrichloropropane (TCP)              $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year   =   $

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Vanadium                                   $             per test x 55 estimated tests per year      =   $
B.O.D.                                     $             per test x 1,460 estimated tests per year   =   $
Nitrate                                    $             per test x 104 estimated tests per year     =   $
Ammonia                                    $             per test x 104 estimated tests per year     =   $
Sulfates                                   $             per test x 104 estimated tests per year     =   $
Total Coliform                             $             per test x 104 estimated tests per year     =   $
Choriform                                  $             per test x 104 estimated tests per year     =   $
Total Suspended Solids                     $             per test x 1,055 estimated tests per year   =   $
Settable Matter                            $             per test x 1,055 estimated tests per year   =   $
Standard Minerals                          $             per test x 1,460 estimated tests per year   =   $
Total Nitrogen                             $             per test x 1,460 estimated tests per year   =   $

TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST:                                                                             $

Note: Additional tests not defined above will be negotiated with Testing Consu ltant.

Fresno County Department of Public Works and Planning is a member of the California Rural
Water Association (CRWA). If a bidding firm is a preferred provider with CRWA and can offer
discounted rates to the County, state rate below.

           DISCOUNT:




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      WATER AND WASTEWATER SAMPLE COLLECTION
                    QUOTATION
Special Districts may request the testing laboratory to collect water and wastewater samples
from the Districts or Facilities, if this service is available.

Provide below cost per occurrence that includes all labor, transportation, materials necessary
etc. to collect samples and deliver to testing facility. EXHIBIT A provides a map showing the
location of the facilities.

 1.      County Service Area No. 34-A (Brighton Crest) Water System                      $
 2.      County Service Area No. 34-A (Brighton Crest) Wastewater System                 $
 3.      County Service Area No. 34-B (Ventana Hills) Water System                       $
 4.      Waterworks District No. 38 (Millerton Lake Parks Estates) Water System          $
 5.      Waterworks District No. 38 (Millerton Lake Parks Estates) Wastewater System     $
 6.      County Service Area No 44-A (Millerton Mobile home Park) Wastewater System      $
 7.      County Service Area No. 44-C (Riverview Ranch) Water System only                $
 8.      County Service Area No. 44-D (Monte Verdi) Water System                         $
 9.      County Service Area No. 44-D (Monte Verdi) Wastewater System                    $
10.      Waterworks District No. 42 (Alluvial / Fancher) Water System                    $
11.      County Service Area No. 10 (Cumorah Knolls) Water System                        $
12.      County Service Area No. 10-A (Mansionette Estates No. 3) Water System           $
13.      County Service Area No. 14 (Belmont Manor) Water System                         $
14.      County Service Area No. 47 (Quail Lakes) Water System                           $
15.      County Service Area No. 47 (Quail Lakes) Wastewater System                      $
16.      County Services Area No 39 AB (Beren Way Water System                           $
17.      County Service Area No. 43 (Raisin City) Water System                           $
18.      County Service Area No. 49 (O’Neils Community) Water System                     $
19.      County Service Area No. 30 (El Porvenir) Water System                           $
20.      County Service Area No. 30 (El Porvenir) Wastewater System                      $
21.      County Service Area No. 32 (Cantua Creek) Water System                          $
22.      County Service Area No. 32 (Cantua Creek) Wastewater System                     $
23.      Juvenile Justice Campus Water System                                            $
24.      Juvenile Justice Campus Wastewater System                                       $




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                                         RFQ SUBMITTALS
                                          (*CHECK LIST)
The bidder shall provide the following with their Quotation:

          1. The completed and signed Page One of this RFQ.
          2. The completed and signed Page One of each and all Addenda to this RFQ (if
             any).
          3. One (1) original and two (2) copies of the bidder’s Quotation.
          4. The completed Bidder to Complete page of this RFQ.
          5. The completed Reference List of this RFQ.
          6. The completed SPECIFIC BID REQUIREMENTS COMPLIANCE page of this
             RFQ.
          7. The completed COST PER SAMPLE/ESTIMATED ANNUAL COST as provided
             with this RFQ.
          8. The completed WATER AND WASTEWATER SAMPLE COLLECTION
             QUOTATION as provided with this RFQ.
          9. A list of all bidder exceptions to County’s requirements, conditions, and
             specifications as stated within this RFQ.
         10. Specifications, descriptions etc. for items offered under the bidder’s quotation.
         11. A description of the project activities and techniques that the bidder will use to
             complete the project. Include time line
         12. The completed “RFQ SUBMITTALS” page.
         13. Submit your quotation prior to the specified date and time. Submit in a sealed
             envelope, box, etc. with the following information displayed on the outside:

               County of Fresno RFQ No.              962-4776
               Closing Date:        January 5, 2010
               Closing Time:        2:00 P.M.
               Commodity or Service:           Analytical Testing Services


*a.      Submit this page as a part of your Quotation.
b.       Submit all items listed on this page.
c.       State “Yes” on the line to the left of each item to confirm that the requested information has been
         included, state “No” if it is not provided and state explanation.
d.       The County does not guarantee that all items to be submitted with vendor’s bid are listed above.
         The absence of items from the list does not exempt the bidder from providing them. The bidder
         must read the RFQ thoroughly to determine all items that are to be submitted with his /her
         quotation.




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                                                  EXHIBITS
                                               962-4776 Exhibits.pdf

    Exhibit “A” – Valley Special Districts & County Facilities Map

    Exhibit “B” – Contaminant List

    Exhibit “C” – Format for Consumer Confidence Reports Constituent List

    Exhibit “D” – Sample Agreement




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