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					       HARRIS COUNTY                                                                        Job No.: 09/0156
             BID COVER SHEET                                                         Date Due: Monday, April 20, 2009
                                                                                        DUE NO LATER THAN 2:00 P.M.
                                                                                       LOCAL TIME IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
                                                                                     Bids received later than the date and time
                                                                                     above will not be considered.


   BID FOR: Information Technology (IT) Temporary Personnel for the Harris County Flood Control
   District (beginning on or about May 15, 2009 and continuing for twelve months thereafter)
                                                       OFFERORS NOTE!!

 Carefully read all instructions, requirements and                        Please return bid in an appropriately sized envelope or
 specifications.  Fill out all forms properly and                         box. PACKAGE MUST SHOW THE JOB NUMBER,
 completely. Submit your bid with all appropriate                         DESCRIPTION AND BE MARKED "SEALED BID".
 supplements and/or samples.                                              Designated bids may be submitted electronically
                                                                          through the BuySpeed Online system only.
                                                RETURN BID TO:
                                      HARRIS COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT
                                        1001 PRESTON AVENUE, SUITE 670
                                             HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
For additional information, contact: Jeanie Dang at 713.755.6457 or jeanie.dang@pur.hctx.net

You must sign below in INK; failure to sign WILL disqualify the offer. All prices must be typewritten or
written in ink.
                                       Total Amount of Bid: $

Company Name:

Company Address:

City, State, Zip Code:

Taxpayer Identification Number (T.I.N.):

Telephone No. :                               FAX No.:                          e-mail:

Do you carry Health Insurance on your employees?                    Yes         No

If yes, what is the percentage of employees insured?                %

Print Name:

Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________________
[Your signature attests to your offer to provide the goods and/or services in this bid according to the published provisions of this Job.
When an award letter is issued, it becomes a part of this contract. Contract is not valid until Purchase Order is issued.]

ACCEPTED BY:_____________________________________________                                            Date:_____________________
             HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ED EMMETT
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                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
Items checked below represent components which comprise this bid/proposal package. If the item IS NOT checked, it is NOT
APPLICABLE to this bid/proposal. Offerors are asked to review the package to be sure that a ll applicable parts are included. If any
portion of the package is missing, notify the Purchasing Department immediately.

It is the Offeror's responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with all Requirements and Specifications. Be sure you understan d the following
before you return your bid packet.
__X__ 1.            Cover Sheet
                    Your company name, address, the total amount of the bid/proposal, and your signature (IN INK) should appear on this
                    page.

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

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

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

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

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

__X__ 7.          Attachments
                  __X__ a.          Residence Certification/Tax Form
                                    Be sure to complete this form and return with packet.

                  _____    b.       Bid Guaranty & Performance Bond Information & Requirements
                                    This form applies only to certain bids/proposals. All public work contracts over $25,000 require a
                                    Payment Bond and over $100,000 must also have a Performance Bond, in a form approved by the
                                    County. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  _____    c.       Bid Check Return Authorization Form
                                    This form applies only to certain bids/proposals. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  _____    d.       Vehicle Delivery Instructions
                                    Included only when purchasing vehicles.

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

                  __X__ f.          Worker’s Compensation Insurance Coverage Rule 110.110
                                    This requirement is applicable for a building or construction contract.

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

                  __X__ h.          Reference Sheet
                                    When this information is required, you must use this sheet.

                  _____    i.       HIPAA Requirements

                  __X__ j.          Other
                                    From time to time other attachments may be included.


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                                     GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDS

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

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

ACCESS TO RECORDS
In special circumstances, vendor may be required to allow duly authorized representatives of Harris County, the Harris
County Hospital District or the state and federal government access to contracts, books, documents, and records
necessary to verify the nature and extent of the cost of services provided by vendor.

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

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

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

BID FORM COMPLETION
Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (1) complete bid form in an appropriately sized
envelope or box. PACKAGE MUST SHOW THE JOB NUMBER, DESCRIPTION AND BE MARKED
“SEALED BID.” An authorized representative of the offeror should sign the Bid Cover Sheet. The contract will be
binding only when signed by Harris County, funds are certified by the County Auditor and or the Hospital District, as
applicable, and a Purchase Order issued.

BID RETURNS
Offerors must return all completed bids to the Harris County Purchasing Department reception desk at 1001 Preston
Avenue, Suite 670, Houston, Texas before 2:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME IN HOUSTON, TEXAS on the date specified.
Late bids will not be accepted. Electronic bids requiring documentation, samples, etc. which cannot be uploaded must be
received in the Purchasing by the due date and time. Signatures requiring confirmation will be confirmed by the
Purchasing Office.

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


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CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION INELIGIBILITY, AND VOLUNTARY
EXCLUSION
The Contractor certifies by execution of this Contract that it is not ineligible for participation in federal or state assistance
programs under Executive Order 12549, "Debarment and Suspension." The Contractor further agrees to include this
certification in all contracts between itself and any subcontractors in connection with the services performed under this
Contract. Contractor also certifies that contractor will notify Harris County in writing immediately if contractor is not in
compliance with Executive Order 12549 during the term of this contract. Contractor agrees to refund Harris County for
any payments made to the contractor while ineligible.

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

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

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

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

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

E-MAIL ADDRESSES CONSENT
Vendor affirmatively consents to the disclosure of its e-mail addresses that are provided to Harris County, the Harris
County Flood Control District, the Harris County Hospital District including its HMO, the Harris County Appraisal District,
or any agency of Harris County. This consent is intended to comply with the requirements of the Texas Public Information
Act, Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. §522.137, as amended, and shall survive termination of this agreement. This consent shall
apply to e-mail addresses provided by Vendor, its employees, officers, and agents acting on Vendor’s behalf and shall
apply to any e-mail address provided in any form for any reason whether related to this bid/proposal or otherwise.
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EVALUATION
Evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which bid items or services are the most efficient and/or most economical
for the County. It shall be based on all factors which have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user
environment. All bids are subject to tabulation by the Harris County Purchasing Department and recommendation to the
appropriate governing body. Compliance with all bid requirements, delivery and needs of the using department are
considerations in evaluating bids. Pricing is NOT the only criteria for making a recommendation. The Harris
County Purchasing Department reserves the right to contact any offeror, at any time, to clarify, verify or request
information with regard to any bid.

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

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

GOVERNING LAW
This bid solicitation is governed by the competitive bidding requirements of the County Purchasing Act, Texas Local
Government Code, §262.021 et seq., as amended. Offerors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws
and regulations. Offeror is further advised that these requirements shall be fully governed by the laws of the State of
Texas and that Harris County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney General of Texas
and the County Attorney concerning any portion of these requirements.

GRANT FUNDING
Any contract entered into by the County that is to be paid from grant funds shall be limited to payment from the grant
funding and the vendor/provider understands that the County has not set aside any County funds for the payment of
obligations under a grant contract. If grant funding should become unavailable at any time for the continuation of services
paid for by the grant, and further funding cannot be obtained for the contract, then the sole recourse of the provider
shall be to terminate any further services under the contract and the contract shall be null and void .

HIPAA COMPLIANCE
Offeror agrees to comply with the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information of the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, PL 104-191, 45 CFR Parts 160-164, as amended, and the Texas
Medical Records Privacy Act, Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 181, as amended, collectively referred to as
"HIPAA", to the extent that the Offeror uses, discloses or has access to protected health information as defined by
HIPAA. Offeror may be required to enter a Business Associate Agreement pursuant to HIPAA.

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

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

INVOICES AND PAYMENTS
Offerors shall submit an original invoice on each purchase order or purchase release after each delivery, indicating the
purchase order number. Invoices must be itemized. Any invoice, which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is
otherwise incorrect, will be returned to the offeror for correction. Under term contracts, when multiple deliveries and/or
services are required, the offeror may invoice following each delivery and the County will pay on invoice. Contracts
providing for a monthly charge will be billed and paid on a monthly basis only. Prior to any and all payments made for
goods and/or services provided under this contract, the offeror should provide his Taxpayer Identification Number or social
security number as applicable. This information must be on file with the Harris County Auditor’s office. Failure to provide
this information may result in a delay in payment and/or back-up withholding as required by the Internal Revenue Service.

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

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

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

NEW MILLENIUM COMPLIANCE
All products and/or services furnished as part of this contract must be compliant for the present year and forward. This
applies to all computers including hardware and software as well as all other commodities with date sensitive embedded
chips.

POTENTIAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
An outside consultant or contractor is prohibited from submitting a bid for services on a Harris County project of which the
consultant or contractor was a designer or other previous contributor, or was an affiliate, subsidiary, joint venturer or was
in any other manner associated by ownership to any party that was a designer or other previous contributor. If such a
consultant or contractor submits a prohibited bid, that bid shall be disqualified on the basis of conflict of interest, no ma tter
when the conflict is discovered by Harris County. Potential bidders are advised that they may have disclosure
requirements pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 176. This law requires persons desiring to do business
with the County to disclose any gifts valued in excess of $250 given to any County Official or the County Official’s family
member, or employment of any County Official or the County Official’s family member during the preceding twelve (12)
month period. The disclosure questionnaire must be filed with the Harris County Clerk. Refer to Texas Local
Government Code, Chapter 176 for the details of this law.



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

Termination for Health and Safety Violations.
Harris County has the option to terminate this contract immediately without prior notice if offeror fails to perform any of its
obligations in this contract if the failure (a) created a potential threat to health or safety or (b) violated a law, ordinance, or
regulation designed to protect health or safety.

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

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

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




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                                               VENDORS OWING TAXES
Pursuant to TX Local Government Code 262.0276, Harris County Commissioners Court has adopted a policy which
requires that vendors’ taxes be current as of the date bids/proposals are due. Bidders with delinquent county taxes on the
due date will not be eligible for award. Whether or not a vendor’s taxes are delinquent will be determined by an
independent review of the Tax Office records. Vendors who believe a delinquency is reflected in error must contact the
Tax Office to correct any errors or discrepancies prior to submitting their bid in order to ensure that their bid will be
considered. Tax records are available online at the Tax Office website—www.hctax.net. Prior to submitting a bid,
vendors are encouraged to visit the Tax Office website, set up a portfolio of their accounts and make their own initial
determination of the status of their tax accounts. Furthermore, if, during the performance of this contract, a vendor’s taxe s
become delinquent, Harris County reserves the right to provide notice to the Auditor or Treasurer pursuant to Texas Local
Government Code §154.045. This policy is effective for all bids due on or after May 1, 2004.




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                                 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS

The following requirements and instructions supersede General Requirements where applicable. The term ―Harris
County‖ is understood to include the Harris County Flood Control District (FCD).

EVALUATION AND AWARD
Award of contracts shall be made to vendors whose bid is determined to be the highest in score and meeting all
requirements and best meeting Harris County’s needs per service category. Harris County anticipates no more than ten
(10) awards.

In the case of multiple awards, all awarded vendors will be informed of a need for Temporary Personnel (Temporary or
Temporaries). Requests will be sent via instructions outlined under Scheduling in the SPECIFICATIONS on Page 19.
Vendors’ response to request for Temporary Personnel must include resumes of the proposed Temporary or
Temporaries. Harris County will review resumes received by vendors collectively and select which candidates will be
interviewed. Vendor(s) will coordinate with Harris County and the Temporary to arrange the date and time of the
interview. Selection of the Temporary to fill the request will be based on the individual who is the most qualified for the
position and the best fit for Harris County.

Award of the bid does not guarantee any particular profit, revenue, or volume of work to the vendor.

Pricing will not be the only factor analyzed. Other factors include, but are not limited to:
     Submission of a proper bid in compliance with bid instructions and requirements and meeting all specifications.
     Past performance history with Harris County (if applicable).
     Experience based on reference submitted with bid. Preference will be given to vendors with experience
        working with Fortune 1000 companies.
     Ability to comply with current or new federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, and standards that
        may not be outlined in the contract.
     Ability to comply with Harris County’s invoicing policies and proof of delivery.
     Agency qualifications (i.e., federal, state and city requirements, length of time in service, etc.).
     Good standing with Harris County Tax Office.

NONPERFORMANCE
Vendor may be placed on probation, or the contract may be suspended or terminated, by Harris County.
Circumstances resulting in probation of service or suspension or termination of the contract may include, but are not
limited to, the following:
     1.       Failure to meet and maintain minimum quality or performance standards;
     2.       Failure to maintain required insurance coverage;
     3.       Failure to cure any deficiencies found as a result of tests or other analyses or performance of services;
     4.       Failure to follow Harris County procedures when accepting/filling work requests;
     5.       Failure to provide accurate invoices in a timely fashion in Harris County’s approved format;
     6.       Any personnel provided whose actions expose a patient or other persons unnecessarily to a risk of harm,
              who engages in unprofessional conduct, or whose practice fails to conform to the minimum standards of
              acceptable practice for their area of practice will be cause for immediate contract termination; and
     7.       Failure to comply with Harris County’s Code of Conduct.


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                           SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS – Continued

Probation shall be for a three (3) month period. Harris County may deem it appropriate to change the probation period
to more or less time. Failure to satisfactorily cure any deficiency within that time may result in suspension of services or
termination of contract. Under conditions of suspension/termination, Vendor will not be entitled to damages or
compensation beyond payment for services already rendered through the end of the probation period and Harris
County shall not be liable for any penalties, attorneys’ fees, costs, consequential or liquidated damages as a result of this
action.

PRICING, INVOICING AND PAYMENTS
All services shall be all-inclusive. "All-inclusive" shall be construed as costs incorporating all charges for personnel,
travel, and any other cost incurred to produce the desired results. No separate line item charges for these will be
accepted.

Vendor must furnish to the appropriate user departments all invoices for services in a timely manner.
Invoices submitted sixty (60) days after services were rendered will not be honored. Original time sheets or charge slips
shall be submitted to Harris County by the Information Technology (IT) Temporary Personnel (Temporary or
Temporaries) on a weekly basis and must meet Harris County’s minimum standards with respect to information to be
entered including, but not limited to Administrative Services section, item 8 (page 19) of the bid. In addition to the
weekly time sheet or charge slip, Vendor will submit a monthly invoice for payment indicating the name of the Harris
County department that utilized Vendor’s services, Temporary’s name, title or classification, billing rate and total cost
for that Temporary based on hours worked. The invoice should also include sub-totals by department, a total number
of Temporaries, total hours worked and a total billing amount. This monthly invoice must be submitted to the specific
Harris County facility that utilized Vendor’s services.

Any invoice returned to Vendor for correction must be rebilled under the original invoice number. Vendor may not
rebill for the same Temporary for the same service period under a different invoice number for a given week.

All credit invoices must be furnished separately, indicating new invoices numbers, with the Temporary’s name and
department name.

Failure to provide accurate invoices in a timely manner will result in Vendor being placed on probation or
contract suspension or termination.

It is understood that, due to processing procedures involving several separate Harris County offices, there may be a
delay of up to forty-five (45) days from the date of receipt of an invoice by Harris County and the Auditor’s Office
before payment is available. Vendor must be willing, and in a position to, make payroll on a timely manner without
requesting special consideration.

Any incorrect invoice must be corrected and resubmitted within seven (7) business days via certified or registered mail.

ADDITIONS/DELETIONS
Harris County reserves the right, and the Vendor may anticipate Harris County’s exercise thereof, to add additional
positions and/or departments, as needed, at the same cost as awarded in the contract. In the event


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                           SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS – Continued

such arrangement is unsatisfactory, the County may opt to choose an alternate means of meeting its needs up to and
including a rebid of the entire contract. In the event it becomes necessary to add or delete departments and/or positions
to this contract, the following parameters shall apply:
     1. The Harris County Purchasing Department (Purchasing) will notify Vendor in writing and establish an effective
         date at which a department will begin or cease service.
     2. Purchasing will issue a Change in Contract defining the nature of revisions, including but not limited to, addition
         or deletion of position, job description, and rates. Vendor must sign the Change in Contract in order to be paid
         for services added.
     3. If a department is added, Vendor shall review requirements with the new department so that a mutual
         understanding exists with regard to placement requirements, etc.
     4. If a department is added, a new and separate purchase order must be issued to cover services to that
         department. All services to that department must be applied to the appropriate purchase order. Invoicing and
         payment procedures remain the same.

PROOF OF BUSINESS
Vendor must have been in business under its current name and in its current form (e.g., proprietorship, Chapter S
Corporation) for no less than three (3) full years. Written evidence is required.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Vendor must disclose any financial interest held by a Harris County employee in Vendor’s business. Vendor must also
disclose an interest between Vendor, Vendor’s employees and any Harris County employees arising from relationships
within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity. A financial interest arises if the Harris County employee:
               Owns 10 percent or more of the voting stock or shares of Vendor’s business;
               Owns either 10 percent or more or $15,000 or more of the fair market value of Vendor’s business: or
               Receives funds from Vendor’s business that exceed 10 percent of the Harris County employee’s gross
                  income from the previous year.
Vendor must fully disclose the existence of any relationships as defined above in its response to this bid. Additionally,
Vendor must notify Harris County if the information provided in its response changes at any time.

REFERENCES (Attachment h)
Vendor will provide a minimum of three (3) references from companies for whom Vendor has provided similar services
in the past twelve months as demonstration of Vendor’s prior experience.

References provided must be current and verifiable. Harris County will conduct reference checks to verify and validate
Vendor’s past performance. Reference checks indicating poor or failed performance by vendor will be cause for
rejection of the bid submitted. In addition, failure to provide verifiable letters of reference will be cause for rejection of
bid submitted.

QUESTIONNAIRE (See Attachment k)
All vendors must complete and return all answers of the questionnaire/requirements along with their bid, as failure to do
so will result in disqualification. The completed questionnaire must appear in the body of the bid and must be provided
electronically in Microsoft Excel format on CD-ROM.


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                                                  SPECIFICATIONS

       Information Technology (IT) Temporary Personnel for the Harris County Flood Control District

SCOPE
Harris County is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide Information Technology (IT) Temporary Personnel for
the Harris County Flood Control District for a period of one year beginning on or about May 15, 2009 and ending
twelve months thereafter. All questions must be in writing and may be sent by email to jeanie.dang@pur.hctx.net or by
fax to 713-755-6695, Attention: Jeanie Dang, before 2:00 p.m. local time in Houston on April 9, 2009.

RENEWAL
Harris County may consider four (4) one-year renewal options, renewable one year at a time, based upon the same
terms, conditions and pricing as the original year. Renewal is subject to approval by Commissioners Court each period.
Once the renewal option is exhausted, the contract must be rebid. If a bidder does not wish to consider a renewal,
write "N.A." in the space for the year indicated on Page 22. Otherwise, leave the space blank.

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

REQUIREMENTS
Harris County will enter into a contract with a qualified vendor, or qualified vendors, capable of providing, on an as-
needed basis, qualified Information Technology (IT) Temporary Personnel (Temporary or Temporaries).

The following are the positions that may be requested under the resulting contract and the job description and
requirements of each position.

1.   PROGRAMMER/ WEB DEVELOPER
     Will be responsible for the continued design, development and maintenance of existing web-based applications.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Understanding of graphic design, functional design and web coding.
          Layout Skills, Usability Testing, Web User Interface Design, Web Graphic Design.
          Experience
                 o 4+ years experience
                 o VB.NET/C# (Some understanding of frameworks).
                 o HTML/ DHTML
                 o XML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX

2.   SR. PROGRAMMER/ SR. WEB DEVELOPER
     Will be responsible for designing and developing new applications.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.




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                                          SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

            Understanding of graphic design, functional design and web coding.
            Experience
                o 7+ years
                o Knowledge of application development methodologies
                o Knowledge of some application framework
                o VB.NET/C#
                o HTML/ DHTML
                o XML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX

3.   APPLICATION ARCHITECT
     Will have solid understanding of application development frameworks such as CSLA.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Solid understanding of design patterns and OOAD principles.
          Experience
                 o 10+ years experience
                 o Solid knowledge of application development methodologies
                 o Solid knowledge of some application frameworks
                 o VB.NET/C#
                 o HTML/ DHTML
                 o XML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX

4.   SYSTEM ARCHITECT
     Will have solid understanding of some or all of Microsoft business applications such as Microsoft CRM,
     Sharepoint, Project Server, SQL server and some functional knowledge of an ERP application.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Solid understanding of design patterns and OOAD principles.
          Experience
                 o 10+ years experience
                 o Solid knowledge of application development methodologies
                 o Basic knowledge of at least one ERP application

5.   BUSINESS ANALYST
     Will elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business
     process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level
              information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish
              user requests from the underlying true needs.


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                                         SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

            Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse
             group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
            Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
            Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs
             and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed.
            Utilize your experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and
             methodologies required.
            Experience
                  o 6+ years experience
                  o Solid knowledge of application development methodologies

6.   SR. BUSINESS ANALYST/ PROJECT MANAGER
     Will manage a team of business analysts and/or an application development team. They will also have the ability to
     elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business
     process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
           Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
           Successfully engage and manage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
           Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
           Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to
              interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
           Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse
              group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
           Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software
              development team through which requirements flow.
           Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze
              tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
           Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.
           Experience
                   o 10+ years experience
                   o Solid knowledge of application development methodologies

7.   SR. PROJECT MANAGER
     Will manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects and also handle the
     management and accounting aspects of a project.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Manage the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects.
          Oversee managers working on client engagements within practice.
          Review high-level deliverables across projects.




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                                         SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

           Implement engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with our methodology to
            ensure profitable and successful execution of consulting engagements as measured by regional goals and
            customer satisfaction.
           Minimize our exposure and risk across multiple projects.
           Manage scope and mitigate risk across projects.
           Determine appropriate revenue recognition, ensure accurate invoicing, and monitor receivables for all
            projects under his/her direction.
           Integrates financial data for multiple projects.
           Compare financial data for practice to that of other practices and seek ways to maximize revenue.
           Analyze profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
           Address elevated billing issues when they arise.
           Experience
                o 12+ years experience
                o Solid knowledge of application development methodologies
                o Ability to manage multiple teams of business analyst and developers

8.   SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
     Will be responsible for the configuration, implementation, and maintenance of various technologies managed by the
     FCD Information Support (IS) department and for the assessment and identification of appropriate solutions to be
     integrated into the FCD systems operation and make recommendations for implementation. Focus will be on the
     administration of FCD network infrastructure to include desktop PC’s, servers, network equipment, and software
     applications.
     Minimum Position Requirements:
          Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
          Able to plan, design, document, and implement of various systems to include desktop PC’s, servers,
              network equipment, and software applications.
          Able to develop, maintain, and monitor procedures for all server backups.
          Able to monitor, plan, and coordinate the distribution of client/server software and service packs.
          Able to make recommendations for new equipment and services to purchase and works with various
              vendors for procurement.
          Assist in the organization and inventory of all hardware and software resources.
          Maintain excellent communication with the IS Manager on all tasks and projects.
          Create and maintain good technical documentation.
          Experience – 10+ years experience


Additions/Deletions
Harris County reserves the right, and the Vendor may anticipate Harris County’s exercise thereof, to add or delete
positions as needed. See ADDITIONS/DELETIONS under SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/ INSTRUCTIONS on
Pages 11-12.

Vendor’s Responsibilities Regarding Temporaries


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The qualifications of the Temporaries proposed by Vendor to perform the requirements of this bid will be subjectively
evaluated. Therefore, Vendor should submit detailed information related to the experience and qualifications, including
education and training, of proposed Temporaries.




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                                          SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

Temporaries shall be subject to the continuing acceptance of Harris County. Harris County reserves the right to reject
any of Vendor’s assigned Temporaries when it is in the opinion of Harris County that the retention of that Temporary is
not in the best interest of Harris County, its employees and/or visitors. Such rejection may be exercised with or without
cause and without effect on the contract. Vendor is responsible for notifying the assigned Temporary of the rejections
after notification by Harris County representative.

Temporaries are assigned to work for a specific department. They may be reassigned within the department, based on
their level of competency. Temporaries whose performance exposes another person unnecessarily to a risk of harm,
engages in unprofessional conduct, or whose practice fails to conform to the minimum standards of acceptable practice
for their area/profession may be designated as a ―Do Not Return.‖

Vendor agrees that any Temporary identified by Harris County as "Do Not Return‖ may not work nor be dispatched to
work at any Harris County facility. Temporaries designated as ―Do Not Return‖ may be dispatched to a Harris County
facility only after Harris County removes the ―Do Not Return‖ status in writing to Vendor. Violation by Vendor may
result in probation of service or suspension or termination of the contract.

    1. Temporaries must have the necessary education, training, certification and registration for each position to be
       filled. Any documentation (licenses, certifications, etc.) necessary to demonstrate fitness for position(s) being
       filled must be made available to Harris County prior to assignment and upon request.

        Vendor will administer (at Vendor’s expense) all applicable testing and evaluation of Temporaries for Harris
        County. A copy of said testing and evaluation will be submitted to Harris County prior to assignment and upon
        request. The various using departments may require additional testing and/or evaluation. Additional testing
        required by Harris County shall be administered by Harris County at Vendor’s expense.

        As a part of contract performance, Vendor shall submit detailed profiles for proposed Temporary.

        At the request of Harris County, Vendor shall provide Temporary’s references, resumes, and/or test scores.
             Harris County reserves the right to conduct interviews with selected Temporaries after review of such
                information.
             Harris County reserves the right to reject any or all Temporaries selected by Vendor.
             Resumes should be structured to emphasize relevant qualifications and experience of the Temporary in
                successfully completing contracts/performing services of a similar size and scope to the requirements of
                this bid.
                Information submitted should clearly identify previous experience in performing similar services and
                should include beginning and ending dates, a description of the role of the Temporary in such
                performances, results of the services performed, and how the Temporary’s involvement in that project
                will relate to the Temporary’s ability to contribute to Harris County.

    2. Temporaries must meet, on a continuing basis, all regulatory requirements appropriate to their duties.

    3. Temporaries must meet, on a continuing basis, all training requirements appropriate to their duties.


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                                       SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

4. Temporaries shall maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, and a courteous attitude at all times.

5. Temporaries must disclose their entire name including aliases, assumed names, nicknames, previous names or
   name usage if there is a difference.

6. Temporaries shall report promptly to assigned work areas.

7. At all times, Temporary shall be subject to, and Vendor shall provide for, the satisfaction of the following
   minimum requirements:
            a. No Temporary may be under the influence of, show evidence of having recently consumed, or be in
               possession of alcohol, Cannabis in any form, or any other "Controlled Substance" as defined by
               applicable Texas Controlled Substance Act as amended, including legally prescribed medications,
               while on Harris County grounds.
            b. No Temporary may be under the influence of, show evidence of having recently consumed, or, with
               the exception of authorized Harris County patient medications handled in the course of his or her
               directed responsibilities, be in possession of any sedative, hypnotic, tranquilizer or antidepressant, as
               identified by the United States Pharmacopoeia or the current Physician's Desk Reference Manual,
               including legally prescribed medications, while on Harris County grounds.
            c. No Temporary may be under the influence of, show evidence of having recently consumed, or be in
               possession of any product required by law to carry a warning to the effect that consumption of the
               product may cause drowsiness, reduce alertness, or reduce motor control.

8. Vendor agrees not to assign or refer any Temporary for duties at Harris County facilities if the Temporary is:
         a. under indictment for any crime of violence or violation of the Texas or U.S. Controlled Substances
             Acts;
         b. subject to other judicial action and has posted bail or bond while awaiting trial for any crime of
             violence or violation of the Texas or U.S. Controlled Substances Acts;
         c. on deferred adjudication or parole for any crime of violence or violation of the Texas or U.S.
             Controlled Substances Acts;
         d. under suspension by Vendor, whether that suspension has been placed in effect for a confirmed
             impropriety or for investigative purposes;
         e. suffering any degree of physical or mental incapacitation; or
         f. carrying restrictions on his or her license through the regulating board.

9. Vendor will report to Harris County any assigned Temporary undergoing investigation by his or her appropriate
   regulatory board or who is participating in any substance abuse rehab program. Such notification will be made
   verbally to the designated contact person of the using department within 24 hours of Vendor’s becoming aware
   of such status, followed in writing to Corporate Compliance for the District or to the Department Manager for
   the County.




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                                        SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

   10. Temporaries must park in the designated parking lot. Harris County will not be responsible for payment of
       parking fees, towing, mileage, fuel, damage or loss to vehicle. Furthermore, Harris County does not provide
       free or reduced-price meals.

   11. Temporaries must sign in and out of designated areas according to standard written procedures and report to
       the person in charge.

Administrative Services
  1. Records – Vendor will be expected to maintain records for all requests submitted by the designated Harris
       County representatives and invoices sent to Harris County for payment. All such records shall be kept at a
       location suitably accessible to Harris county representatives and other authorized individuals.

   2. Vendor Representative/Designee – Vendor shall identify, or assign, one representative and/or designee
      within Vendor’s organization to be responsible for handling all needs, facilitating communication and insuring
      quality. If the assigned individual is replaced, Harris County using departments must be notified in writing
      immediately. This representative must become familiar with the personnel needs and job requirements of Harris
      County. A visit must be made quarterly by a senior staff representative of Vendor to the using departments.

       Vendor representatives shall maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, and a courteous attitude at all
       times.

   3. Accepting Requests – Requests for Temporaries must be accepted only from designated Harris County
      representatives. Any requests accepted from departments and/or representatives other than those designated
      will not be honored by Harris County.

   4. Scheduling – All requests for Temporaries will be sent via fax or email using a ―Request for Temporary
      Personnel Form‖ (see Attachment j). Vendor is to respond within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of request.
      Failure to respond within the allotted twenty (24) hours timeframe will be considered as non-compliance with
      the contract and recorded as a ―cannot fill,‖ which may result in probation of service or suspension or
      termination of the Contract.

       Vendor’s response to a request must be made in writing to the designated Harris County representative with the
       name(s), title(s), and resume(s) of the Temporary or Temporaries who will report for assignment and must be
       made within the allotted twenty-four (24) hour timeframe.

       In the event a Temporary identified on the ―Request for Temporary Personnel Form‖ changes, Vendor must
       provide a replacement name to the requesting department/unit in writing. Changes will be monitored. Harris
       County reserves the right to take disciplinary action against any vendor that abuses the system (i.e. bait and
       switch).

   5. Temporaries should not be scheduled more than 40 hours per week nor should Temporaries be scheduled to
      work on any Harris County holiday. (HARRIS COUNTY WILL NOT PAY OVERTIME OR HOLIDAY
      DIFFERENTIAL)

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                                          SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

   6. Vendor must stress proper dress codes, including a photo ID badge, reliability, punctuality and work habits to
      Temporaries in accordance with the needs of Harris County as determined by the using departments.

   7. Payroll Services – Vendor will prepare payroll checks, make all necessary deductions, and pay all taxes and
      insurance required by Federal, State or Local laws. Harris County will be billed for the applicable rate of pay.

        Vendor accepts full responsibility for the payment of wages, compensation and benefits to its Temporary.
        Vendor further accepts responsibility for payment of all taxes, assessments, fees, and fines that may be due and
        owing to any State or Federal government.

   8. Time and Attendance Record – Vendor will provide the Temporary with appropriate forms for documenting
      labor time. These time/charge tickets must meet Harris County minimum standards with respect to information
      to be entered, including:
      a.      Name of Temporary
      b.      Temporary's classification
      c.      Last 4-digits of the Temporary’s social security number
      d.      Name of Temporary’s department of assignment
      e.      A brief description of services rendered
      f.      Date, time and number of hours worked
      g.      Signature of the Temporary
      h.      Signature of the designated department representative

        The time/charge tickets must have no fewer than two parts and the original will be left with the using department
        unit supervisor or designee before the Temporary leaves the facility.

        Only charge documents from the proper vendor can be accepted. The Temporary is expected to provide the
        charge slip.

   9.    Harris County expects each Temporary to work through only one vendor. When a Temporary moves from
        one vendor to another, the accepting vendor must follow Harris County’s on-boarding process (i.e., submit the
        Temporary’s profile for review and acceptance).

Vendor Performance Standards
   1. Harris County must be completely satisfied with the performance of every assigned Temporary. If not satisfied,
      and upon notification to Vendor, all charges for the unsatisfactory Temporary will not be paid.

   2. Vendor will be evaluated on ability to perform satisfactorily including, but not limited to: a) number of staff
      designated as ―Do Not Return‖; b) number of, and types of, deficiencies; and c) a quarterly review of Vendor’s
      ability to fill staffing requests with qualified personnel.




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                                           SPECIFICATIONS – Continued

Temporary to Permanent Option
Vendor will permit Harris County to hire the Temporary within ninety (90) calendar days after the effective date of the
contract between Harris County and Vendor without charge or penalty to Harris County or to the Temporary.

See Questionnaire (Attachment k) for additional REQUIREMENTS.




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                                    PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION

The price quoted in this bid should be all inclusive. Harris County advises that only those cost shown below and
confirmed by purchase order will be paid.

Standard hours will be either during Harris County Flood Control District (FCD) office hours or as indicated per job
description for the position in the SPECIFICATIONS. FCD office hours are Monday through Friday between 7:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Rates are fixed and are per hour.

Item                                                               Standard
No.     Position                                                   Bill Rate

1.      Programmer/Web Developer                                   $________

2.      Sr. Programmer/Sr. Web Developer                           $________

3.      Application Architect                                      $________

4.      System Architect                                           $________

5.      Business Analyst                                           $________

6.      Sr. Business Analyst/Project Manager                       $________

7.      Sr. Project Manager                                        $________

8.      System Administrator                                       $________

RENEWAL
Vendor agrees to renew this contract for the time frame stated below under the same terms and conditions and pricing as
the original contract by leaving the space blank. If vendor does not wish to be considered for renewal, write ―N.A.‖ in
the space provided.
Renewal Year 1:    (2010 – 2011) _______
Renewal Year 2:    (2011 – 2012) _______
Renewal Year 3:    (2012 – 2013) _______
Renewal Year 4:    (2013 – 2014) _______




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                                                                                                               Attachment a
                                                                                                           Job No. 09/0156

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

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

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

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

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

Taxpayer Identification Number (T. I. N.):

Company Name submitting Bid/Proposal:

Mailing Address:

If you are an individual, list the names and addresses of any partnership of which you are a general partner:




PROPERTY: List all taxable property owned by you or above partnerships in Harris County.

Harris County Tax Acct. No.*                 Property address or location**




 * This is the property account identification number assigned by the Harris County Appraisal District.
** For real property, specify the property address or legal description. For business personal property, specify
   the address where the property is located. For example, office equipment will normally be at your office, but
   inventory may be stored at a warehouse or other location.



Revised 11/06

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                                                                                                              Attachment e



                                          Minimum Insurance Requirements

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

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

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

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


A.       Workers' Compensation (with Waiver of subrogation to Harris County) Employer's Liability, including all states,
         U.S. Longshoremen, Harbor Workers and other endorsements, if applicable to the Project.

         Statutory, and Bodily Injury by Accident: $100,000 each employee. Bodily Injury by Disease: $500,000
         policy limit $100,000 each employee.


B.       Commercial General Liability Occurrence Form including, but not limited to, Premises and Operations,
         Products Liability Broad Form Property Damage, Contractual Liability, Personal and Advertising Injury Liability
         and where the exposure exists, coverage for watercraft, blasting collapse, and explosions, blowout, cratering
         and underground damage.

         $300,000 each occurrence Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined $300,000 Products-
         Completed Operations Aggregate Limit $500,000 Per Job Aggregate $300,000 Personal and Advertising
         Injury Limit. Harris County shall be named as "additional insured" on commercial general liability policy.


C.       Automobile Liability Coverage:

         $300,000 Combined Liability Limits. Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined. Harris County shall be
         named as "additional insured" on automobile policy.


Revised 12/00




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             TWCC RULE 110.110 WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE COVERAGE

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

A.     Definitions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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                                           Attachment h
                              REFERENCES

Reference #1

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




Reference #2

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




Reference #3

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




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                              REFERENCES

Reference #4

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




Reference #5

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




Reference #6

Organization Name:
Contact Name/Telephone No.:
Address:

Services provided:




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                                                                                                                                                    Attachment j

                                                        REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY PERSONNEL

Job No.________________________                                                                            Office/Nursing/Healthcare (Circle One)

To: Vendor Name____________________________________________________ __________________

From: Department & Facility Name_____________________________________ ___________________

Department Fax: ___________________________________________________ _____________________

Date Requested: ___________________________________________________ _____________________

Date(s) Needed: __________________________________________________ ______________________

Temp Job Title: __________________________________________________ ______________________

Rate of Pay: _______________________________________________________ ____________________

Duties to be performed: _________________________________________ _________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________                                               ___________________________
Requestor                                                                              Authorized Signature


_________________________________
Department

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For Vendor use :
                                                     Name(s) of individual(s) provided
1.                                                                                6.

2.                                                                                7.

3.                                                                                8.

4.                                                                                9.

5.                                                                                10.


Job Title: ______________________________________________________________________________

Bill Rate: __________________________________________________________ ____________________

              Attention Vendor: Failure to scan and email the form back to Harris County Facility will be viewed as
                                       non-compliance and will be grounds for termination
03/30/09 – FCD




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