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					                                             State of Washington
                    DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
                                          Office of State Procurement
      210 11th Ave SW Rm. 201 GA Building, P.O. Box 41017  Olympia, Washington 98504-1017  (360) 902-7400
                                          http://www.ga.wa.gov/purchase



             IFB Reference:       12403
                      Title:      OFFSITE DRUG TESTING SERVICES
         Amendment number:        3
               Date Issued:       October 10, 2003

      This IFB/RFQ is amended as follows:
              Purpose: TO PROVIDE FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING SPECIMEN
                       TRANSPORTATION (SPECIFICATIONS, PARAGRAPH 6):
                       TRANSPORTATION/DELIVERY OF ALL SPECIMENS FROM THE
                       CUSTOMER TO THE CONTRACTOR WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN 48
                       HOURS.



                                          Bidder to complete the following:

                             Company:

           Authorized Representative:

                          Federal ID #:

                               Address:

                            Phone/Fax:

                                 Email:

                                           OPENING DATE AND TIME
                                           OCTOBER 21, 2003, 2:00 p.m.


                                                          Date signed: October 10, 2003
       Sheila Mott, State Procurement Officer             smott@ga.wa.gov (360) 902-7438



All other Terms, Conditions, and Specifications remain unchanged
                                       State of Washington
              DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
                                    Office of State Procurement
210 11th Ave SW Rm. 201 GA Building, P.O. Box 41017  Olympia, Washington 98504-1017  (360) 902-7400
                                    http://www.ga.wa.gov/purchase




      IFB Reference:        12403
               Title:       OFFSITE DRUG TESTING SERVICES
  Amendment number:         2
        Date Issued:        October 8, 2003

This IFB/RFQ is amended as follows:

        Purpose: TO PROVIDE CHANGES, CLARIFICATIONS AND RESPONSES TO
                 QUESTIONS RECEIVED PER THE ATTACHED.
   Attachments: Changes and clarifications
                Revised Price Sheet
                Revised Order Form Example

                                 Bidder to complete the following:

                       Company:

     Authorized Representative:

                    Federal ID #:

                         Address:

                      Phone/Fax:

                           Email:

                                    OPENING DATE AND TIME
                                    OCTOBER 21, 2003, 2:00 p.m.


                                                    Date signed: October 8, 2003
 Sheila Mott, State Procurement Officer             smott@ga.wa.gov (360) 902-7438



              All other Terms, Conditions, and Specifications remain unchanged.
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All changes, deletions and additions are indicated in bold; deletions are shown with a strikethrough and are in bold
(strikethrough). All revisions shown herein are binding to this IFB and the awarded contract.

1.    CHECK LIST (Section 2, page 4, item 11)
      Original and seven (7) five (5) copies of the bid packet
2.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 7, item 1, first block)
      Each specimen submitted on behalf of the Department of Corrections will be initially tested with an
      immunoassay screen and will also be screened for Adulterants, (Creatinine, pH, Nitrite levels, oxidants and
      specific gravity) Opiates, Cannabinoids, Amphetamines/Methamphetamines, and Cocaine. In addition, on a
      specimen by specimen basis, basic immunoassay screens for other drugs may be requested.
3.    SPECIFICTATIONS (Section 3.3, page 7, item 1, third block)
      DOC requires all specimens screened positive to be automatically confirmed using GC/MS (Gas
      Chromatography/Mass Spec). DOC also requires quantitative results on all GC/MS results.
      (The past positive rate has been approximately 18% (average) 12.9% for the DOC statewide for the last
      three quarters. All collection of specimen is observed.)
4.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 7, item 1, last block)
      The DOC does some on-site drug testing. and for For this type of testing, the awarded Contractor will be
      required to provide “Confirmation Only” GC/MS analysis of specimens screened positive by on-site drug
      tests. This is on a per drug basis. Drugs not on the routine panels will also be confirmed under this
      “Confirmation Only” category.
5.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 8, paragraph 2, fourth block)
      SAMPLE RETENTION: Specimen samples which have been screened confirmed positive will be retained
      by the Contractor and frozen for a period not less than six (6) months after results have been reported to the
      entity submitting the sample. At the submitter‟s request, individual samples will be kept frozen until final
      disposition of any court action.
6.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 8, paragraph 4, seventh block)
      The reporting of test results will meet the following minimum criteria beginning with the receipt of the
      specimen:
        1. not more than 24 hours for negative screens;
        2. not more than 48-72 hours for confirmed positives;
        3. not more than 48 hours for “confirmations only”.
7.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 8, paragraph 4, eighth block)
      All results communicated other than through an original written report will be confirmed by mailing the
      original written report to purchasers. This will be completed within five working days of the original
      communication. (Report to be postmarked within 5 working days.)
8.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 9, paragraph 5, second block)
      SPECIMENT CONTAINER SUPPLIES:All supplies, including specimen containers and shipping materials,
      will be provided at no additional cost to the state for all Offsite Drug Testing Services. (To include those
      materials necessary for processing/mailing onsite tests. However, cups used for onsite testing are to be
      shown as a separate item on the price sheets. See new price sheet attached.)
9.    SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 9, paragraph 5, third block)
      Contractor will provide all necessary supplies for sample collection and transportation. This shall include,
      but not be limited to, 60 ml wide mouth urine leak proof bottles with re-sealable caps, enclosed in a
      tamperproof heat-sealed bags, tamper evident sealing tapes, specimen tamperproof bag with absorbent pad,
      transportation containers and labels which uniquely tie each specimen to its demographic data. Specimen
      containers must include temperature strips.
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10.   SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 9, paragraph 6)
      Clarification: See attached for additional estimated usage on a DOC regional basis. It is further expected
      that specimen samples should reach the contractor within 48 hours.
11.   SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 10, paragraph 7, second block)
      Clarification: VOITIS reporting requirements are no longer available; however information may be obtained
      at: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/voitis
12.   SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 10, paragraph 7, third block)
      Further, the DOC will require specific, easy to read, electronic and hard copy monthly, quarterly and annual
      reports that meet the following minimum standards.
      1. Statewide, regional, and site specific detail including total # of tests performed and a breakdown by
          Program Type (DOSA, canine, cause, transfer, random, EFV, CD Tx);
      2. Positive results in same categories to include total numbers, rate & percentage by region & site;
      3. Time analysis of all trends by region & site;
      4. Site specific testing compliance per DOC policy of the 7 Program Types which would include the policy
          established inferred values (provided by DOC) compared with actual tests given (by Program Type),
          variance # for positive & negatives, expected cost vs. actual costs.
      These and additional detailed samples provided by the Bidder will be rated appropriately.
      This data is also required for all onsite results.
      Point values will be awarded for appearance, accuracy, and usability. and reader friendliness.
      Additionally, for this paragraph, a sample EXCEL SPREADSHEET is attached as an example of information
      provided for onsite testing.
13.   SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 10, paragraph 7, fourth block)
      Billing: For all DOC facilities billing will occur on a monthly basis and will be forwarded to the applicable
      Regional business offices.
14.   SPECIFICATIONS (Section 3.3, page 11, paragraph 8, last block)
      Clarification: Meetings are to be provided on an as needed basis as requested by DOC. (In the past, there
      have only been three meetings per year.)
15.   REFERENCES AND EXPERIENCE (Section 3.7, page 12, paragraph 3.7.2.d.2).)
      2) Does Bidder‟s company follow CAP/FUDT standards for forensic testing of specimens? (Preference will
         be given to a SAMHSA certified laboratory.)
16.   METHODS OF ANALYSIS (Section 3.9, page 12, paragraph 4)
      Bidder is to explain how pH, creatinine, specific gravity, and nitrites found in the samples can be interpreted
      to provide insight on the integrity of the sample. Denote normal ranges for pH, creatinine, specific gravity,
      and nitrite levels and oxidants and what are acceptable levels for a valid specimen. Bidder is to fully
      describe their willingness to provide legal testimony as needed is adulterated, substituted, or diluted specimen
      results are challenged.
17.   METHODS OF ANALYSIS (Section 3.9)
      CLARIFICATION: Lab must be able to report the Levels of Detection on positive as well as negative
      GC/MS confirmed test results. Recommended minimum LOD/LOQ‟s are 10 to 25% of the confirmation
      cutoff. Levels will be further discussed and negotiated after contract award.
18.   PRICE SHEETS (Section 3.14, page 15)
      Revised price sheets are attached with updated usage and additional items.
19.   BID EVALUATION (Section 4, page 16, paragraph 4.1)
      The state reserves the right to award this contract to a single Bidder or to multiple Bidders as considered to
      be in the best interest of the state. Bid evaluation shall consider cost and non-cost factors to determine the
      “best value” to the state for responsive and responsible Bidders. The award will be made on a point allocation
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      basis with 50% of the points assigned to cost factors and 50% of the points assigned to non-cost factors. Cost
      and non-cost factors will be evaluated independently of each other.
20.   SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Section 6, page 19, paragraph 6.1)
      For administrative convenience of the state, and as part of this bid, bidder are to submit their original bid
      packet and seven (7) five (5) exact copies of their entire original bid packet (eight six total packets). Bids not
      complying with this requirement may be rejected.
21.   SAMPLE ORDER FORM (Attachment A, page 21)
      Form has been updated and is attached. See page 6.
22.   PRIMARY PURCHASER LOCATIONS (Attachment B, page 22)
      Clarification: Address information is available on the DOC website:
      http://www.doc.wa.gov/facilities/facilitydescriptions.htm
      Also attached is a current listing of locations and the number of courier pickups/mailings per week as
      provided by the current contractor.
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3.14 PRICE SHEETS
Items 1, 2 and 3 are items for the Department of Corrections and items 4 and 5 are for other public entities. Testing
required by other public entities is limited to tests offered to DOC. Bidder is to fill in the pricing per each test
for all items. The price per test is to be multiplied by the estimated usage for a total cost per items for the cost
evaluation. Where there is an error in multiplication, the price per test will be used.
                         DESCRIPTION                                ESTIMATED            PRICE PER
                                                                      USAGE                TEST              TOTAL
1. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS:
   FOUR DRUG SCREEN TESTING (DOC) With automatic
   confirmation on all positives (INCLUDED IN PRICING) and           233,360 per 24      $_________
                                                                                                           $_________
   with quantitative values on all tests: Adulterant test,              months             per test
   Amphetamine/Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates,
   Cannabinoids (Cannabinoids above 50ng/ml)
2. ONE ADDITIONAL TEST (This test is in addition to above
   item) – Quantitative values on all positives: EXAMPLES:           45,000 per 24       $_________
                                                                                                           $_________
   Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Ethanol, Methadone,                   months             per test
   Methequalones, PCP (Phencyclidine) and Propoxyphene.
3. “CONFIRMATIONS ONLY” for On-Site testing with                     22,000 per 24       $_________
   positive screen results (per drug price to include testing for       months                             $_________
   adulterants).                                                                           per test

4. CUP required for onsite testing as described herein (This          16,000 cups        $_________        $_________
   item may or may not be awarded.)                                                        per cup
   Mfr:__________________________
   Pkg:(Number of cups / pkg.):__________________
5. OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES:
   OTHER TESTING SCREENS FOR OTHER
   PURCHASERS USING THIS CONTRACT (Confirmations
   not included, see below):
        ONE DRUG SCREEN                                                                $_________         $_________
          TWO DRUG SCREEN                                                              $_________         $_________
          THREE DRUG SCREEN                                                            $_________         $_________
          FOUR DRUG SCREEN                                                             $_________         $_________
          FIVE DRUG SCREEN                                                             $_________         $_________
          SIX DRUG SCREEN                                                              $_________         $_________
          SEVEN DRUG SCREEN                                                            $_________         $_________
6. “CONFIRMATION” AS REQUIRED BY OTHER                                                  $_________         $_________
   PURCHASERS USING THIS CONTRACT.                                                         per test
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LISTING OF LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS
NAME                                       Type         Frequency
WA DOC - LYNNWOOD OFFICE                   COURIER                  1
WA DOC - CLALLAM BAY CORR CTR              COURIER                  1
WA DOC - LINCOLN PARK WORK RELEASE         COURIER                  1
WA DOC - CEDAR CREEK CORR CTR              COURIER                  1
WA DOC - OLYMPIC CORRECTIONS CENTER        COURIER                  1
WA DOC - BELLINGHAM                        COURIER                  2
WA DOC - STAFFORD CREEK CORR CENTER        COURIER                  2
WA DOC - PUYALLUP OFFICE                   COURIER                  2
WA DOC - CHEHALIS OFFICE                   COURIER                  2
WA DOC - NEIGHBORHOOD SUPERVISION          COURIER                  2
WA DOC - OLYMPIA WORK/REL                  COURIER                  2
WA DOC - COYOTE RIDGE CORR CTR             COURIER                  2
WA DOC - MARYSVILLE OFFICE                 COURIER                  2
WA DOC - SPOKANE OFFICE                    COURIER                  2
WA DOC - OLYMPIA CENTRAL                   COURIER                  3
WA DOC - MONROE CORR COMPLEX ( MSU )       COURIER                  3
WA DOC - FEDERAL WAY OFFICE                COURIER                  3
WA DOC - WEST SEATTLE OFFICE               COURIER                  3
WA DOC - BURIEN OFFICE                     COURIER                  3
WA DOC - BELLINGHAM WORK RELEASE           COURIER                  3
WA DOC - PORT ANGELES OFFICE               COURIER                  3
WA DOC - MOSES LAKE OFFICE                 COURIER                  3
WA DOC - PASCO OFFICE                      COURIER                  3
WA DOC - AHTANUM VW CORR COMPLEX           COURIER                  3
WA DOC - AHTANUM VIEW WRK/REL              COURIER                  3
WA DOC - SHELTON OFFICE                    COURIER                  3
WA DOC - PENINSULA WORK RELEASE            COURIER                  3
WA DOC - KENT FIELD OFFICE                 COURIER                  3
WA DOC - RENTON OFFICE                     COURIER                  3
WA DOC - TRI CITIES WORK/REL               COURIER                  3
WA DOC - ELEANOR CHASE WORK RELEASE        COURIER                  3
WA DOC - MONROE CORR COMPLEX ( TRU )       COURIER                  3
WA DOC - LONGVIEW OFFICE - BROADWAY        COURIER                  3
WA DOC - LONGVIEW OFFICE - 7TH AVE         COURIER                  3
WA DOC - MONROE CORR COMPLEX ( WSR )       COURIER                  3
WA DOC - LAKEWOOD OFFICE                   COURIER                  5
WA DOC - WASHINGTON CORR CTR               COURIER                  5
WA DOC - PROGRESS HOUSE (Employment        COURIER                  5
WA DOC - EVERETT OFFICE (225)              COURIER                  5
WA DOC - LONGVIEW WORK RELEASE             COURIER                  5
WA DOC - PROGRESS HOUSE WRK/REL            COURIER                  5
WA DOC - EVERETT OMMU                      COURIER                  5
WA DOC - BROWNSTONE WORK RELEASE           COURIER                  5
WA DOC - TACOMA OFFICE UNIT 2              COURIER                  5
WA DOC - MADISON WORK RELEASE              COURIER                  5
WA DOC - TACOMA OFFICE UNIT 1              COURIER                  5
WA DOC - SPOKANE OMMU                      COURIER                  5
WA DOC - AIRWAY HEIGHTS CORR               COURIER                  5
WA DOC - SEATTLE DAY REPORTING             COURIER                  5
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NAME                                       Type              Frequency
WA DOC - WALLA WALLA OFFICE                COURIER                       5
WA DOC - CLARK CO WORK/REL                 COURIER                       5
WA DOC- NE RMS UNIT 146                    COURIER                       5
WA DOC - VANCOUVER WEST 370                COURIER                       5
WA DOC - SPOKANE COMMUNITY JUSTICE CTR     COURIER                       5
WA DOC - S.T.A.R.T. OFFICE (230)           INACTIVE/MAILER               5
WA DOC - PINE LODGE PRE/REL                COURIER                       5
WA DOC - NW REGION INTAKE UNIT ( 212 )     COURIER                       5
WA DOC - NORTHGATE OFFICE                  COURIER                       5
WA DOC - CAPITOL HILL DCC 239              INACTIVE/MAILER               5
WA DOC - RAP HOUSE WORK RELEASE            COURIER                       5
WA DOC - YAKIMA EASTSIDE UNIT              COURIER                       5
WA DOC - VANCOUVER WEST 367                COURIER                       5
WA DOC - MCNEIL ISLAND CORRECTIONS CNTR    COURIER                       5
WA DOC - WA ST PENN - MAIN INST. (E01)     COURIER                       5
WA DOC - WA ST PENN - MIN SEC (E03)        COURIER                       5
WA DOC - OLYMPIA MAIN                      COURIER                       5
WA DOC - BELLEVUE OFFICE                   COURIER                       5
WA DOC - BISHOP LEWIS HOUSE W/T            COURIER                       5
WA DOC - COMMUNITY PLCMNT DRUG             COURIER                       5
WA DOC - KENNEWICK OFFICE                  COURIER                       5
WA DOC - VANCOUVER EAST UNIT 1             COURIER                       5
WA DOC - VANCOUVER EAST UNIT 4             COURIER                       5
WA DOC - SEATTLE METRO                     COURIER                       5
WA DOC - PORT ORCHARD OFFICE               COURIER                       5
WA DOC - SOUTHEAST SEATTLE OFFICE          COURIER                       5
WA DOC - WENATCHEE OFFICE                  COURIER                       5
WA DOC - YAKIMA WESTSIDE UNIT              COURIER                       5
WA DOC - EVERETT COMMUNITY JUSTICE CTR     COURIER                       5
WA DOC - TACOMA OFFICE UNIT 3 (329)        COURIER                       5
WA DOC - WA ST PENN - MED SEC (E02)        COURIER                       5
WA DOC - HELEN B RATCLIFF                  COURIER                       6
WA DOC - REYNOLDS WORK/TRAINING            COURIER                       6
WA DOC - KENT FIELD OFFICE                 INACTIVE/MAILER   OC
WA DOC - LARCH CORRECTIONS CTR             COURIER           OC
WA DOC - MOUNT VERNON OFFICE               COURIER           OC
WA DOC - AUBURN OFFICE                     COURIER           OC
WA DOC - TACOMA PRE/REL                    COURIER           OC
WA DOC - SPOKANE VALLEY                    COURIER           OC
WA DOC - MONTESANO OFFICE                  COURIER           OC
WA DOC - WA ST CORR CTR FOR WOMEN          COURIER           OC
WA DOC - YAKIMA COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER   COURIER           OC
WA DOC - PIERCE CTY TRANSITIONS 340        INACTIVE/MAILER   OC
WA DOC - PIERCE COUNTY OMMU                MAILER
YAKIMA COUNTY DOC - WORK ETHIC UNIT        MAILER
WA DOC - VANCOUVER CENTRAL                 MAILER
WA DOC - MONROE CORR COMPLEX ( SOU )       MAILER
WA DOC - GOLDENDALE OFFICE                 MAILER
WA DOC - CLARK COUNTY GANG TASK FORCE      INACTIVE/MAILER
WA DOC - RAYMOND OFFICE                    MAILER
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NAME                                        Type              Frequency
WA DOC - KING COUNTY OMMU                   MAILER
WA DOC - CLARKSTON OFFICE                   MAILER
WA DOC - BREMERTON OFFICE                   MAILER
WA DOC - PCSOU                              MAILER
WA DOC - WEST CENTRAL SPECIAL OP GRP - NO   MAILER
WA DOC - OTHELLO OFFICE                     MAILER
WA DOC - VANCOUVER WEST 380                 INACTIVE/MAILER
WA DOC - OKANOGAN OFFICE                    MAILER
WA DOC - PORT HADLOCK OFFICE                MAILER
WA DOC - OAK HARBOR OFFICE                  MAILER
WA DOC - WEST CENTRAL SPECIAL OP GRP - SO   MAILER
WA DOC - ELLENSBURG OFFICE                  MAILER
WA DOC - COLFAX OFFICE                      MAILER
WA DOC - SAN JUAN OFFICE                    MAILER
WA DOC - TOPPENISH OFFICE                   MAILER
WA DOC - YAKIMA / WORK ETHIC                MAILER
WA DOC - EPHRATA OFFICE                     MAILER
WA DOC - WA ST PENT-E04-INTENSIVE           INACTIVE/MAILER
WA DOC - SEATTLE M.I.S.T. (246)             INACTIVE/MAILER
WA DOC - COLVILLE OFFICE                    MAILER
WA DOC - RANDOM DRUG SCREENING              INACTIVE/MAILER
WA DOC - UNIVERSITY PLACE OUTSTATION        MAILER
WA DOC - MONROE OFFICE                      MAILER
WA DOC - SUNNYSIDE OFFICE                   MAILER
YAKIMA COUNTY DOC - HOME DETENTION UNIT     MAILER
WA DOC - WOODLAND OUTSTATION                MAILER
WA DOC - SKAMANIA COUNTY OFFICE             MAILER
WA DOC - VANCOUVER UNIT (BRUSH PRAIRIE)     MAILER
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SAMPLE OF EXCEL SPREADSHEET USED TO GATHER INFORMATION ON ONSITE TESTING
(Reference Specifications, page 10, paragraph 7)
Facility                                   Drug Testing Coordinator/Designee                                           Month/Year

This data collection sheet is only to be used for the recording of instant, on-site, negative testing results only.
Facilities that choose to use instant, on-site tests for drug testing purposes MUST assure the following data is collected for every on-site test
given.
On the first day of each month, the data collection sheet is forwarded electronically to Peggy Smith at DOC Planning and Research.
ONLY those tests that screen positive from the use of the on-site testing kits are to be forwarded to the contracted drug testing lab for
confirmation.


DOC #      Date      DOSA                           Purpose of Drug Test                                    Drug Categories and Outcome
                                Cause      EFV     Trans  Random        Canine         CD Tx     Amph       Cocaine Opiate       THC    Alcohol
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THE FOLLOWING ARE WRITTEN QUESTIONS RECEIVED RELATED TO THIS IFB.
1.  What is the total specimen volume? Currently around 10,000 per month.
2.  What is the number of site pickups? Around 120, see LISTING OF LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF
    COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS attached.
3.  Are these picked up by a courier or sent via prepaid U.S.P.S. mailers? Both – see LISTING OF
    LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS attached.
4.  What is the pick up frequency, i.e. if by courier, 3 times per week (M/W/F), etc? Depends on volume, see
    LISTING OF LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS attached.
5.  What is the turn around time for test results? See IFB and items 5, 6 and 9 above.
6.  What is the name of the incumbent laboratory? Regional Toxicology Services, LLC.
7.  What are the current prices charged by the incumbent laboratory? See Current Contract Information
    Document on our website: http://www.ga.wa.gov/purchase Link to Current State Contracts, enter the
    contract number (09001) and click on Current Contract Information document.
8.  How many of your listed 118 sites require Monday through Saturday pick up? See attached LISTING OF
    LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS.
9.  Do these sites require a Saturday pick up every Saturday or only on request? See attached LISTING OF
    LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS.
10. How many Saturday pick-ups were required during the last 12 months? See attached LISTING OF
    LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS
11. Of the remaining sites, approximately how many times per week do they need a pick-up? See attached
    LISTING OF LOCATIONS AND THE NUMBER OF COURIER PICKUPS/MAILINGS
12. Will we receive all questions and answers submitted for this bid? All written questions.
13. What is the current turn-around-time for results? See Current Contract Information.
14. Can we submit 2 proposals, one including computers and one without? Yes.
15. Can expert witness testimony be accomplished by telephone? Yes.
16. If expert witness testimony must be in person, how many times during the last 12 months was this required?
    None.
17. On average how long did each “in person” expert testimony last? N/A
18. What was the volume of purchases during the previous 12 months of the WSPC members? Approximately
    $400,000 per year. Did they purchase the panel or individual screens? Unknown.
19. Will points be deducted if a bid is submitted bound by GBC plastic presentation binders? No.
20. Do you want us to submit the price section sealed separately from technical? No.
21. We have a whole lot of information, but we don‟t believe from the IFB that you want very much. What is the
    maximum number of pages that you would like the proposal to be? See IFB, paragraph 3.4.
22. Do all tests fall within the 48-72 hour criteria or does each test have a specific confirmation time, for example
    THC 48hrs, Cocaine 72 etc? See See IFB and items 5, 6 and 9 of the amendment.
23. 3.3 1.General: Does the DOC wish to change the current cut-off screening levels to the lower ones listed?
    Not at this time.
24. 3.3 1.General: Is the contractor to provide the on-site test cups? See revised price sheet above.
25. 3.3 8. Training: How often are seminars to be performed? How many were performed during the last 12
    months? See Amendment page 3, item 13.
26. 3.9 Methods of Analysis 3. Does the “difference between prescribed narcotics and illicit drugs” indicate
    determining the origins of the metabolites, or whether the quantitative results are indicated by the amount of a
    prescribed narcotic, i.e. a person taking a prescribed amphetamine has a quantitative results and does this
    result correlate to the amount they have been prescribe or are they abusing illicit amphetamine in addition to
    taking the prescription?
27. 3.9 Methods of Analysis 6.d. In the amphetamine class, exactly which drugs is the DOC interested in
    screening for? Different amphetamines sometimes require different test kits to ensure a high specificity and
    sensitivity to the compounds? Meth, PCP
28. 3.14 Price sheets 1. This section states Cannabinoids are reported above 50 ng/ml, but earlier it is implied the
    screening cut-off for Cannabinoids is 20ng/ml. Which is correct? 50 ng/ml.
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29.   The estimated usage for the four-drug screen is 10,000 a month. Of the 12.9% positivity rate, what was the
      percentage of positives from each screening categories? This answer helps us give you the best price
      possible.
30.   Does the 12.9% positivity rate also include the additional tests that can be requested and if so, what is the
      percentage of each that has been positive in the last 12 months? Yes/unknown
31.   3.14 Price sheets 2. Which Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines does the DOC wish the contractor to confirm
      for following a positive screening result? All.
32.   Of the one additional test, what percentage of the total was each requested in the previous 12 months?
      Unknown.
33.   3.14 Price sheets 4. Are the „one drug screen, two drug screen”, etc. in this section a set panel for each or just
      the number of various combinations of tests that can be requested? Various combinations.
34.   Is the number of screening test choices for the other public entities the four drug screens required by the DOC
      and the additional tests requested by the DOC? (A total of 11 choices). Tests should be in accordance with
      the DOC specifications in the IFB.
35.   Section 3.3 Specifications Box 5 on section 4 indicates the contractor may be required to provide a
      “paperless” requisition and reporting process yet Box 3 contradicts this by requiring an original written report
      mailed. Please clarify. Contractor may be required.
36.   Section 3.3 Specifications Box 3, section 7, item 3: Please explain “time analysis of all trends”? Trends of
      drug use over certain time periods.
37.   Section 3.3 Specifications Box 3, section 7, item 4: Will the contractor be provided budget amounts for each
      site in order to track expected cost vs. actual cost for testing? Not at this time.
38.   Section 3.3 Specifications Box 3, section 7, item 4: Explain “established inferred values”? Please provide
      examples. Required by DOC policy.
39.   Section 3.3 Specifications Boxes 4 & 5, section 7: Will each DOC location receive a monthly invoice? Is
      each location responsible for paying their monthly invoice or is one payment generated from the summary
      invoice sent to the Drug Testing Program Manager? See Amendment page 3, item 12.

End of questions.