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					BEDFORD COUNTY




 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 BEDFORD COUNTY NURSING HOME
       LINEN SERVICES
        Deadline for Submission:
   5:00 PM on Monday, May 11, 2009




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                              Bedford County Nursing Home
                                     Linen Services
                                     Bedford County, Virginia
                                          April 13, 2009


  I.    Overview of Request

        The Bedford County Procurement Department invites sealed bids for Providing Linen
        Services for the Bedford County Nursing Home (BCNH). The County’s Nursing Home is
        a 90 bed long term care facility requiring pickup and delivery 2 days per week of various
        types of white linens.

  II.   Services Requested

        The selection of the successful proposal for Linen Services will be based upon the offeror’s
        ability to provide the following:

        a. Flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, wash cloths, patient gowns, spread
           blankets and adult bibs
        b. Linens that are clean, dry, neatly folded with minimal wrinkling and segregated for
           loading and delivery.
        c. Pick-up of soiled linens at agreed upon time(s) and at a frequency that will minimize
           the time soiled linens are stored at the Nursing Home.
        d. Deliveries completed in a manner to ensure the safe separation of clean and soiled
           linens as required by the Department of Health regulations.
        e. Emergency services to accommodate unexpected off-day or time delivery requests.
        f. Services are to be performed in accordance with Virginia Administrative Code
           §12VAC5-371-180 (C.7), which states: The infection control program addressing the
           surveillance, prevention and control of facility-wide infections shall include handling,
           storing, processing and transporting linens, supplies and equipment in a manner that
           prevents the spread of infection.

III.    General Terms and Conditions

         A. Information to be Included in Proposals

             x   Cover letter with offeror’s name, address, telephone number, website, and fax
                 number
             x   Offeror’s qualifications and client references
             x   Statement of offeror’s policy regarding employee background checks
             x   Detailed list of proposed services
             x   Proposed schedule
             x   Pricing per item



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     Contract

      A copy of the contract, which was developed in accordance with the laws and requirements
of Bedford County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, is attached to this RFP. (Please do not
sign or return this contract with your proposal; the selected vendor will sign the contract once a
decision has been made to award.)

       B. Response to Proposals

           Forward four (4) copies of your response to this RFP, with all supporting information
           you wish to be considered, no later that 5:00 PM, Monday, May 11, 2009 to:

                            Bedford County Administration Office
                        Attn: Brigitte Petersen, Procurement Technician
                                 122 E. Main Street, Suite 205
                                       Bedford, VA 24523

       C. Issuing Office:

           Bedford County Administration Office
           Attn: Brigitte Petersen, Procurement Technician
           122 E. Main Street, Suite 205
           Bedford, VA 24523

       D. Inquiries:

           Questions concerning this RFP should be addressed to Brigitte Petersen, Procurement
           Technician, 122 East Main Street, Suite 205, Bedford, VA 24523, by phone at 540-
           586-7601, or via email at b.petersen@co.bedford.va.us. All questions received on
           this     proposal     will    be      posted     with       the     response     at
           http://www.co.bedford.va.us/Res/Gov/RFP/index.asp prior to the closing date.

       E. Issuing Date:

           April 13, 2009

       F. Closing Date/Time:

           In order for all proposals to be fairly considered, offerors will submit four (4)
           proposals (sealed in one envelope) Issuing Office, clearly marked “Linen Services
           RFP” with closing time and date no later than 5:00 PM local prevailing time on
           Monday, May 11, 2009. Without exception, proposals delivered after this date and
           time will not be accepted. Bid information on the envelope other than the bid title
           and closing time and date will not be considered.




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   Proposals will be opened at the Issuing Office after the closing date and time for
   distribution to the review committee. All submitted proposals will be available for
   public inspection therefore confidential information should not be submitted.

G. Bidder’s Understanding of Requirements:

   It is the responsibility of each organization submitting a proposal prospective bidder
   to inquire about and to clarify any requirement of the RFP which is not understood.
   Organizations/Bidders must submit inquiries concerning bidding procedures or bid
   specifications concerning this RFP in writing or via FAX. The County will issue
   written responses via FAX and provide copies to all organizations submitting RFP’s.
   Only written responses to inquiries concerning bidding procedures or bid
   specifications will be considered valid by the County. Non-written questions from
   organizations bidders and verbal responses by the County should be limited to simple
   clarifications and will not be considered valid as part of the bid process.

H. Incurring Cost:

   The County is not liable for any cost incurred by any organization/bidder interested in
   submitting a RFP, or any selected contractor, prior to the execution of a contract

I. Evaluation of RFP:
   The Issuing Office intends to award work under this RFP to the lowest responsible
   and responsive bidder after the review committee has had a minimum of 7 business
   days to consider the proposals. Bidders agree that prices quoted are binding for the
   duration of the contract.

J. Negotiation with selected bidder:

   In the case that the selected organization’s proposed cost of services lowest bid
   exceeds the available funds of the County, the County reserves the right to negotiate
   with the selected organization apparent low bidder to obtain a contract price within
   available funds.

K. Binding proposal:

   The contents of the Proposal in its entirety, submitted by the bidder shall become an
   attachment to and part of the agreement between the bidder and the County. This
   Request for Proposal shall become in total a part of the final contract. The County
   reserves the right to withhold payment if any of the articles in this document are not
   upheld, until situation is rectified.

L. Modification and Withdrawal of Proposals:

   Proposals may be modified or withdrawn by an appropriate document duly executed
   (in the manner that a Proposal must be executed) and delivered to the place where
   Proposals are to be submitted at any time prior to the opening of the Proposals.

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   Organizations/Bidders may only withdraw proposals that were substantially lower
   than other proposals because of clerical error as defined in Section 11-54 (a.i.) of the
   Virginia Code of 1950, as amended. Any organization/ bidder withdrawing a
   proposal shall give notice in writing of the right to withdraw the proposal within two
   (2) business days after the conclusion of the proposal opening procedure.

M. Indemnification:

   The contractor shall indemnify and hold harmless Bedford County, its officers,
   boards, commissions, agents and employees against any and all claims, demands,
   causes of action, suits, proceedings, damages, costs or liabilities (including costs or
   liabilities of the County with respect to its employees), of every kind and nature
   whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages for injury or death or damages to
   person or property, regardless of the merit of any of the same, including any attorney
   fees, accountant fees, expert witness or consultant fees, court costs, per diem, expense
   traveling and transportation expense, or other costs or expense arising out of or
   pertaining to the performance of this Agreement by contractor and for which
   Contractor would otherwise be responsible unless resulting from the negligence of
   County or its officers, boards, commissions, agents, or employees.

N. Termination of Contract:

   Should the contractor fail to perform the work according to accepted methods, the
   County has the right to terminate the contract immediately. In the event of
   termination pursuant to this paragraph, the contractor shall be paid for all services
   provided through the date of termination less any fines, remedial costs or other fees
   that may be withheld.

O. Bedford County’s Rights:

   Bedford County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, or to contact any
   submitting organization/bidder or reference prior to award for explanations or
   clarification. The County reserves the right to waive any formalities and to award to
   the most responsive and responsible submitting proposer.

P. Non-Discrimination by Bedford County:

   Bedford County does not discriminate against race, religion, creed, color, national
   origin, age, sex, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical
   disability, or against faith-based organizations.

Q. Employment Discrimination by Contractor Prohibited:

   During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees as follows:

   1. The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for
      employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability,

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      or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to discrimination in
      employment, except where there is a bona fide occupational qualification
      reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the contractor. The contractor
      agrees to post in conspicuous places, availability to employees and applicants for
      employment, notices setting forth the provisions of this nondiscrimination clause.
   2. The contractor, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or
      on behalf of the contractor, will state that such contractor is an equal opportunity
      employer.
   3. Notices, advertisements and solicitations placed in accordance with federal law,
      rule or regulation shall be deemed sufficient for the purpose of meeting the
      requirements of this section.
   4. The contractor will include the provisions of the foregoing paragraphs a, b and c
      in every subcontract or purchase order of over $10,000, so that the provisions will
      be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor.

R. Drug-free Workplace to be Maintained by Contractor:

   During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees to (iI) provide a drug-
   free workplace for the contractor’s employees; (ii) post in conspicuous places,
   available to employees and applicants for employment, a statement notifying
   employees that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession,
   or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the contractor’s
   workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for
   violations of such prohibition; (iii) state in all solicitations or advertisements for
   employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor that the contractor maintains a
   drug-free workplace; and (iv) include the provisions of the foregoing clauses in every
   subcontract or purchase order over $10,000, so that the provisions will be binding
   upon each subcontractor or vendor.

   For the purposes of this section, “drug-free workplace” means a site fore the
   performance of work done in connection with a specific contract awarded to a
   contractor in accordance with this chapter, the employees of whom are prohibited
   from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation,
   possession or use of any controlled substance or marijuana during the performance of
   the contract.

S. Ethics in Public Contracting:

   This RFP incorporates by reference any state or federal law related to ethics, conflicts
   of interest, or bribery, including by way of illustration and not limitation, the Virginia
   State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, the Virginia Governmental
   Frauds Act, and Articles 2 and 3 of Chapter 10 of Title 18.2 of the Virginia Code, as
   amended. The Offeror certifies that its offer is made without collusion or fraud and
   that it has not offered or received any kickbacks or inducements from any other
   offeror, supplier, manufacturer, or subofferor and that it has not conferred on any
   public employee having official responsibility for this purchase any payment, loan,
   subscription, advance, deposit of money, services, or anything of more than nominal

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   value, present or promised unless consideration of substantially equal or greater value
   was exchanged.

T. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986:

   The Offeror certifies that it does not, and will not during the performance of any
   contract, employ illegal alien workers or otherwise violate the provisions of the
   federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

U. Proposal Binding:

   The contents, in their entirety, of the proposal submitted by the accepted firm shall
   become an attachment to and part of the agreement between the firm and the Issuing
   Office.

V. Applicable Law:

   This RFP and any subsequent contract and the work performed thereunder shall be
   governed in all respects by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the venue
   for any litigation with respect thereto shall be in the Circuit Court for Bedford
   County, Virginia or as otherwise required by law. The Offeror shall comply with
   applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

W. Assignment:

   The Offeror shall not assign, transfer, convey, sublet, or otherwise dispose of any
   award, or any or all of its rights, obligations, or interests under this contract, without
   the prior written consent of the County and City.




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                            LINEN SERVICES CONTRACT
                            FOR THE
            BEDFORD COUNTY NURSING HOME, BEDFORD, VA

THIS AGREEMENT is made by and between the County of Bedford, Virginia (hereinafter
referred to as the “County”) and _______________________ (hereinafter referred to as the
“Company”) on this ______ day of ___________, 2009.

WHEREAS the County issued a request for proposals (hereinafter referred to as the “RFP”) for
linen services and;

WHEREAS the Company submitted a proposal to the County in response to the RFP; and

WHEREAS the County has determined that the Company is a qualified offeror responding to its
RFP; and

WHEREAS the County desires to enter into this Agreement with the Company;

NOW, THEREFORE, It is essential that the Bedford County Nursing Home be provided with a
high quality linen services program that is in accordance with the County’s accepted professional
standards, in compliance with the statutes and regulations of the Commonwealth’s Department
of Health and other federal and state requirements. In consideration of the remuneration
provided herein, Company agrees to provide a high quality linen service program for the
residents and staff of the Bedford County Nursing Home.

ARTICLE I SCOPE OF SERVICES

A. The Company shall provide to the County the following:

     1. Company shall maintain provision of high quality linens. Linens that are
        damaged, torn or thin will not be considered acceptable.
     2. Flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, wash cloths, patient gowns, spread
        blankets and adult bibs
     3. Linens that are clean, dry, neatly folded with minimal wrinkling and segregated for
        loading and delivery.
     4. Pick-up of soiled linens at agreed upon time(s) and at a frequency that will minimize
        the time soiled linens are stored at the Nursing Home.
     5. Deliveries completed in a manner to ensure the safe separation of clean and soiled
        linens as required by the Department of Health regulations.
     6. Emergency services to accommodate unexpected off-day or time delivery requests.
     7. Company shall deliver clean linen, in clean carts, to the designated clean linen area of
        the County facility at agreed upon times and frequency. Carts shall be used by County
        staff for storage and transport of soiled linens. Carts shall be returned to Company in a
        timely manner.
ARTICLE II RESPONSIBILITIES OF COMPANY

A. The Company shall comply with County’s Infection Control Program and Exposure Control
   Plan for handling of linen. The Company shall provide appropriate evidence of its staff's
   absence of communicable disease. Company shall maintain the quality of linens to the
   satisfaction of County.
B. Company shall make pick-up of soiled linen at agreed upon times and frequency. Deliveries
   shall be completed in a manner to ensure the safe separation of clean and soiled linens as
   required by Department of Health regulations. Delivery schedules shall be arranged to
   minimize the time soiled linen is stored at County.

C. Company shall maintain provisions for emergency service to accommodate unexpected off-
   day/time (outside of Monday-Friday 8AM to 5 PM) delivery requests of County). County
   shall strive to minimize or eliminate such off-day/time requests. Company shall establish
   provisions for emergency service to County in the event of natural disasters, labor
   disruptions, equipment/transportation failures or other events that may interrupt the agreed
   upon schedule of service delivery. In the event of such interruption or delay, Company shall
   take whatever measures appropriate to obtain linen service for County including, but not
   limited to, contracting with another industry qualified linen service provider for needed
   services.

D. All items furnished to County by Company shall at all times remain the sole property of
   Company and shall be returned to Company upon termination of this Agreement.

ARTICLE III RESPONSIBILITIES OF COUNTY

A. County staff shall put soiled items in impermeable bags and place into transport carts.

ARTICLE IV – TERMS OF AGREEMENT

Term: The initial term of this Agreement is one (1) year commencing June 14, 2009. At the
option of the County, the term of this Agreement may be extended for two (2) additional years in
one year increments.

ARTICLE V PAYMENT

Company shall present invoicing on a monthly basis to COUNTY. Such invoices shall provide
detail as to type and cost of linens processed and transported, and dates of service. Pricing shall
be in accordance with pricing presented in Company Proposal dated ___________, 2009.

Sheet, Flat                           cost each
Sheet, fitted                         cost each
Pillowcase                            cost each
Towel, Bath                           cost each
Wash Cloth                            cost each
Gown, Patient                         cost each
Spread Blanket                        cost each
Adult Bib                             cost each
With each delivery Company shall provide County staff a written record of delivery detailing the
items and quantities being delivered at that time. County shall verify the accuracy of the record
of delivery with a signature. Company shall provide a detailed invoice to County by the ______
of each month, indicating the dates and detail amounts of each delivery during the preceding 30
days. After verification of accuracy of invoice, payment will be rendered within 30 days of
receipt of invoice by County.

At the option of COUNTY this Agreement may be extended for two additional one-year terms as
contained in Company’s Proposal. Price increases for year two and year three (optional) will be no greater
than the CPI and not to exceed four (4) percent.

ARTICLE VI TERMS

6.1   Insurance: The Company shall maintain the following insurance coverage:

Type of Insurance:

Worker’s Compensation                   Statutory

Employer’s Liability                    $1,000,000 each accident for injury
                                        $1,000,000 each employee for disease
                                        $5,000,000 policy limit for disease

Commercial General Liability            $10,000,000 each occurrence-bodily injury and property
                                        damage

                                        $10,000,000 general aggregate

Contractual Liability                   $10,000,000 each occurrence

Completed Operations                    $10,000,000 aggregate
      and Products Liability

Vehicle Liability                       $10,000,000 each accident-bodily injury and property
                                        damage

The Company shall be responsible for all costs of insurance maintained pursuant to this
Agreement. The Company shall provide the County with satisfactory evidence that the insurance
coverage listed above is in effect within ten (10) business days after execution of this Agreement,
or if not part of its existing coverage, a letter of intent executed by an insurance company
authorized to do business in Virginia to provide such insurance for the entire initial term of the
Agreement. In the latter case, the Company shall provide the County satisfactory evidence that
the required insurance is in effect no later than June 14, 2009. Evidence of payment of the
insurance premium shall be furnished to the County annually. The Company shall notify the
County in writing ninety (90) days prior to the cancellation or material change of each coverage.

The Company shall include the County as an additional insured on its comprehensive liability
insurance policy providing coverage for personal injury and property claims resulting from or
arising out of this Agreement.
The insurance required hereunder shall be primary, and any insurance or self-insurance
maintained by the County shall be in excess of and shall not contribute with any insurance
providers to Company under this Agreement. Any deductibles or self-insured retentions
applicable to required coverages shall be paid by the Company, and the County shall not be
required to participate therewith. The Company waives all rights of subrogation against the
County that exist now or in the future relative to the insurance coverage provided under this
Agreement.

The failure of the Company to pay all insurance premiums when due and payable shall be
grounds for the immediate termination of this Agreement by the County, notwithstanding any
contrary provisions contained in the Termination Clause.

6.2 Infection Control
Per the Virginia Administrative Code §12VAC5-137-180, paragraph (C), The infection control
program addressing the surveillance, prevention and control of facility-wide infections shall
include: (item #7) handling, storing, processing and transporting linens, supplies and equipment
in a manner that prevents the spread of infection.

Termination

In the event that the quality of services by Company fails to meet the required standards, or if
Company is deficient in fulfilling any part of it’s obligations herein, County shall give written
notice to Company describing all deficiencies. Should such deficiencies not be corrected by
Company within 60 days following receipt of notice, County may terminate this Agreement upon
30 days written notice to Company. In the event of a significant change in operations, County
may revise or terminate this Agreement upon 60 days written notice to Company.

In the event that County is deficient in fulfilling any of its obligations under this Agreement,
Company shall give written notice to County describing all deficiencies. Should such
deficiencies not be corrected by County within 60 days following receipt of notice, Company
may terminate this Agreement upon 30 days written notice to County.

6.3    Taxes: All tax liabilities of the company arising under the terms of this Agreement or as
       a result of this Agreement are the responsibility of the Company.
6.4    Subcontracting of Work: The Company shall not subcontract portions of the Work
       without the written consent of the County, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. A
       description of any Work the Company proposes to subcontract shall be submitted to the
       County for review and approval, along with a name and address of the individual, firm or
       corporation that is the proposed subcontractor. This submittal shall also include a list of
       the key personnel that the subcontractor will assign to the project. All Work performed
       by any subcontractor shall be coordinated by the Company, and the Company will be
       responsible to the County for all Work performed by any such subcontractor.
6.5    Non-collusion: The Company warrants that its proposal and its performance of the
       services under this Agreement are made without collusion or fraud and that the Company
       has not offered or received any kickbacks or inducements from any other offeror,
       manufacturer or subcontractor with its proposal and that it has not conferred on any
       public employee having any official responsibility for this procurement transaction, any
       payment, loan, subscription, advance, deposit of money or anything more than nominal
       value or promise, unless consideration of equal or greater value was exchanged.
6.6      Non-discrimination: The Company agrees and certifies to the County that the Company
         will conform to the provisions of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, as
         well as the Virginia Fair Employment Act of 1975, as amended, where applicable, and
         Section 11-51 of the Virginia Public Procurement Act, which provides that in every
         contract over $10,000 the provisions in (1) and (2), below, shall apply:

      1. During the performance of this Agreement, the Company agrees as follows:

              (A)    The Company will not discriminate against any employee because of race,
                     religion, color, sex, or national origin, except where religion, sex, or national
                     origin is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the
                     normal operation of the Company. The Company agrees to post in a
                     conspicuous place, available to all employees and applicants for employment,
                     notices setting forth the provisions of this non-discrimination clause.
              (B)    The Company, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by
                     or on behalf of the Company, will state that the Company is an equal
                     opportunity employer.
              (C)    Notices, advertisements and solicitations, placed in accordance with federal
                     law, rule or regulation shall be deemed sufficient for meeting the
                     requirements of this section.

      2. The Company shall include the provisions of paragraph (1), above, in every subcontract
         or purchase over $10,000 so that the provisions will be binding on every subcontractor or
         vendor.

6.7    Drug Free Workplace: Each of the following acts is prohibited by the Company or its
       employees performing the Work of this Agreement:

       1. Unlawful or authorized manufacture, distribution, dispensing or use of alcohol or other
          drugs at the workplace.
       2. Impairment or incapacitation in the workplace from the use of alcohol or other drugs
          (except the use of drugs for legitimate medical purposes that do not impact Work
          performance or requirements).

      A violation of these prohibitions is a breach of this Agreement and can result in default
      action.

6.8     Indemnification of County:

      1. The Company shall defend, hold harmless and indemnify the County, and all its officers,
         agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, loss, damage, injury, cost,
         expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees), charge, liability, fines, penalty or
         exposure (“Claims”) resulting from or arising out of the Company’s contract with the
         County except to the extent that any such Claims result from or arise out of the negligent
         act or omission of the Count or any of its officers, agents, or employees. The attorney or
         law firm to handle any such claims shall be selected by the Company, subject to approval
         by the County which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
      2. If either party to this Agreement shall receive notice or have knowledge of any claim,
         demand, action suit or proceeding (the “Action”) that may result in a claim for
         indemnification by the County against the Company pursuant to this section, such party
         shall, as promptly as possible, give the other party notice of such Action including a
         reasonably detailed description of the facts and circumstances relating to such Action and
         a complete copy of all notices, pleadings, and other papers related thereto. The parties
         hereto shall consult with each other regarding and cooperate with respect to the response
         to or the defense of any such claim, demand, action, suit or proceeding.

6.9    Compliance with Laws: Company and County covenant and agree to observe and obey
       during the term of this Agreement, all Federal, State and local laws, ordinances, rules and
       regulations currently in force or subsequently adopted relating to the Work of this
       Agreement.


ARTICLE VII – CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF AGREEMENT

7.1 Relationship of Parties: The Company is an independent contractor and nothing contained
    in this Agreement shall constitute or designate the Company or any of its agents or
    employees as agents or employees of the County.
7.2 Assignment: The Company may transfer its rights and obligation to any subsidiary or
    related corporate entity if the Company agrees to guarantee with that entity, performance of
    this Agreement in accordance with all its terms and conditions. If the Company desires to
    transfer its rights and obligations to any third party other than subsidiary or related entity,
    such transfer shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement and shall be only with the
    written permission of the County, such permission not to be unreasonably withheld.
7.3 Notices: Except communication and notices provided for in Article V and VII above, all
    notices or other communications to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and
    shall be deemed given when mailed by registered or certified United States mail, addressed
    to:

         Bedford County:
                                Bedford County
                                Attn: Procurement
                                122 East Main Street, Suite 202
                                Bedford, VA 24523


Company:




      Changes of address by either party shall be by notice given to the other in the same
manner as specified above.

7.4    Controlling Agreement: This Agreement shall supersede all other agreements and/or the
       terms contained therein in the case of a conflict, including the RFP, the proposal submitted
       by the Company, addenda or any other agreements by and between the County and the
       Company.
7.5    Severability: If any term, covenant or provision of this Agreement is declared invalid,
       illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in
       effect and be construed without regard to such provision.
7.6    Governing Law: This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the
       laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the event of a breach of a contract by either
       party resulting in litigation, the breaching party shall be liable to the non-breaching party
       for all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees.
7.7    Venue: All actions and suits in equity will be filed and tried in the Circuit Court of
       Bedford County.
7.8    Successors and Assigns: The covenants, terms, conditions and provisions of this
       Agreement shall extend to and be binding upon the successors and assigns of the respective
       parties.
7.9    Counterparts: This Agreement may be executed in more than one counterpart, each of
       which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which taken together shall be deemed as
       a single instrument.
7.10   Waiver: The waiver by either party of a default or breach of any provision of this
       Agreement by the other party shall not operate or be construed to operate as a waiver of
       any subsequent or breach. The making or acceptance of a payment by either party with
       knowledge of the existence of default or breach will not operate or be construed to operate
       as a waiver of any default or breach unless expressly stated.


Witness the following Signatures


APPROVED AS TO FORM:                                          COUNTY OF BEDFORD, VIRGINIA


__________________________
G. Carl Boggess                                               Kathleen D. Guzi
County Attorney                                               County Administrator



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