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					DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
       ALBANY, GEORGIA




          Playground Equipment
     For Sherwood Acres Elementary,
     Jackson Heights Elementary, and
       Lincoln Magnet Elementary



        REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL



           BID NO. 06-FAC-016

               April 27,2006


    DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
  FACILITIES AND CAPITAL PROJECTS SERVICES
            1711 SCHILLING AVENUE
               ALBANY, GA 3 1705
                                                REQLEST FOR PROPOSAL
                                       Playground Equipment for Sherwood Acres Elementary,
                                                  Jackson Heights Elementary and
                                                    Lincoln Magnet Elementary
                                           DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
                                                      ALBANY, GEORGIA
                                                      BID NO. 06-FAC-016

Sealed proposals will be received by the Dougherty County Board of Education, Albany, Georgia, Owner, in the Office of the
Dougherty County School System Supply Services/Purchasing Department, 601 Flint Avenue, Albany, Georgia, 31701 until 3:00 pm
on Thursday, June 1, 2006. Those bids will then be publicly opened and read. Bidders will be required to submit specific
information/documentation with their bid.

No oral, telephonic, telegraphic, facsimile, or written modification to the proposal will be considered. No bid may be withdrawn for a
period of 60 days after time and date of opening. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and
informalities.

The Contract, if awarded, will be on a lump sum basis. The Owner reserves the right to award the Contract on a "best bid" basis,
considering factors such as the lowest bid, SDBU Good Faith Effort, andor minority participation.


RFP Documents are available for distribution and review at:      Dougherty County School System
                                                                 Facilities and Capital Projects Services Department
                                                                 1711 Schilling Avenue; Albany, Georgia 3 1705
                                                                 Phone: (229) 431- 1301 Fax: (229) 431-1252

All Questions concerning this RFP shall be addressed to Christy Wilkerson.

Part I, Section IV outlines the Dougherty County Board of Education's policy on Equal Opportunity for Competitive Proposals. The
Board adopted the policy on September 9, 1996. The adherence to this policy will be required in order to conduct business with
Dougherty County School System. The DCSS encourages MinorityDBE Contractors and Suppliers to respond to this RFP.
Contractors are encouraged to actively pursue the use of local and MinorityDBE Sub-contractors and Suppliers.

Sealed Bids should be addressed To:                          Note in Lower Left Corner of Envelope:
Jim Casey, Supply Services/Purchase Department               Bid Number: 06-FAC-016
Dougherty County School System                               Bid Name: Playground Equipment for Sherwood Acres Elementary,
601 Flint Avenue; Albany, Georgia 31701                      Jackson Heights Elementary and Lincoln Magnet Elementary
                                                             Bid Date: Thursday, June 1,2006 at 3:00 pm
                                                             Bidders Company Name
                                             PROPOSAL FORM

                            Playground Equipment for Shenvood Acres Elementary,
                                      Jackson Heights Elementary, and
                                        Lincoln Magnet Elementary
                                      Dougherty County School System
                                              Albany, Georgia
                                            Bid No. 06-FAC-0 16


Company Name:                                                                Date:


LLTMP SLM FEE:

Having carefully examined the Bid Document entitled Playground Equipment for Shenvood Acres Elementary,
Jackson Heights Elementary, and Lincoln Magnet Elementary for the Dougherty County School System,
Albany, Georgia, Bid No. 06-FAC-016, dated April 27,2006; its attachments; and addendum no.(s)                  ,
the undersigned proposes to provide all labor, material, equipment, and services required or implied to install
the playground equipment for Shenvood Acres Elementary (SWE), Jackson Heights Elementary (JHE), and
Lincoln Magnet Elementary (LME) in accordance with said documents for the sum of:

                                                                                                 Dollars

($                             ) which sum is herein after called the "Base Bid", which is to include
Structures (500-0403 Playmakers), Swings (SWING-S8-6), Dome Climbers (ZZXX0400 Super Dome) and
Climbers (350-CA Climb Across) one for each site of the above mentioned equipment.

ALTERNATE NO. 1

To provide all labor, material, equipment and services required or implied to install an Indoor Climbing Wall
and Landing Mats for each site.




BID BOND:



BID AWARD:

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities and informalities and reserves the
right to reduce or expand the Project as they deem appropriate.

The undersigned understands and agrees, if this bid is awarded, it will be awarded on a lump sum basis to the
bidder whose Lump Sum Fee is judged the most advantageous to the DCSS in the areas of lowest qualified bid;
SDBU Good Faith Effort; Local, Minority, and DBE contract participation; financial stability; and proof of
ability to fully complete the project on schedule. Upon Owner's request, all information needed to document
the above requirements will be provided immediately.
If the bidder is notified in writing by facsimile, mail, or overnight delivery of the acceptance of their bid within
sixty (60) days after the time set for the opening of bids, the undersigned agrees to schedule a Pre-Contract
Meeting with the Owner no later than ten (10) calendar days after the issuance of the Notice of Acceptance. All
required Pre-Contract Submittals shall be reviewed during this meeting.

If this proposal is accepted within sixty (60) days after date set for opening of bid and the undersigned has failed
to schedule a Pre-Contract Meeting within ten (10) calendar days after the written notice of such acceptance or
fails to provide additional information requested by the Owner within seven (7) calendar days after written
request, the Owner reserves the right to decline the award of the bid to the undersigned.

Once the Pre-Contract Submittals have been reviewed and approved, the Engineer shall issue a Contract for the
Contractor and Owner to execute.

COMMENCEMENT OF WORK:

The Undersigned agrees to commence actual physical work with an adequate force and equipment within ten
(10) calendar days of a date to be specified in a written Notice to Proceed.

If the undersigned fails to commence actual physical work with an adequate force and equipment within ten
(10) calendar days of a date to be specified in a written Notice to Proceed, the Owner reserves the right to null
and void the Contract Award.

SCHEDULE OF WORK:

The actual work must begin no later than ten (10) calendar days of a date to be specified in a written Notice to
Proceed and shall be completed by July 3 1,2006.

ACCEPTANCE:

For and in consideration of the sum of $1.00, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned
agrees that this proposal may not be revoked or withdrawn after the time set for opening of bids, but shall
remain open for acceptance for a period of sixty (60) days following such time.
DOUGHERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

601 FLINT AVENUE
ALBANY, GEORGIA 31701                                          SUPPLY SERVlCESlPURCHASlNG DEPARTMENT
                                                                                       (229) 431-1272




TO:             Bidders

FROM:           Jim Casey, Purchasing Agent

SUBJECT:        Attached "DJEA POLICY and "STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE"


The Dougherty County Board of Education has adopted a policy of Equal Opportunity for Competitively Bid
Purchases, including Construction.

Attached is a copy of this DJEA Policy.

Prior to award of any bid, vendors/contractors MUST provide assurance that their business will be conducted in
accordance with this nondiscrimination policy (Item # 3).

Attached is a "Statement of Assurance" form which MUST be signed and returned with your bid.

Please note: FAILURE TO RETURN THE COMPLETED "STATEMENT OF ASS'LRANCE" MAY
CONSTITUTE REJECTION OF YOUR BID.

The Dougherty County School System encourages minority/DBE Contractors/Suppliers to respond to RFP's
and Bids. Contractors/Suppliers conducting work on behalf of the DCSS are encouraged to actively pursue the
use of minority/DBE subcontractors and suppliers.'

If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact me at (229) 431-1272.
                                      DJEA POLICY
                   EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPETITIVELY BID PURCHASES,
                               INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION

1. It shall be the policy of the Dougherty County Board of Education to promote and insure equal opportunity
   for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin, employed by or
   seeking employment with vendors andor contractors doing business with the Board. As a condition for
   doing business with the Board, each vendor andor contractor shall furnish assurance that its business will
   be operated in accordance with the policy attached hereto and identified as "Competitively Bid Contracts,"
   Policy DJEA.

2. The following equal opportunity clause shall be deemed incorporated into every contract and agreement
   between the Board and any of its vendors andor contractors:

         The vendor/contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment
         because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. The vendor/contractor shall take
         appropriate action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during
         employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. Such action
         shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer,
         recruitment, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and training.

         In the event of the vendor/contractor's noncompliance with the nondiscrimination policy of the
         Board, any contract or purchase order may be canceled, terminated, or suspended, in whole or in
         part, and the vendor/contractor may be declared ineligible to transact further business with the
         Board.

3. All vendors and persons desiring to transact business with the Board are to provide assurance that their
   business will conduct in accordance with this nondiscrimination policy and that such vendors andor
   contractors agree to and shall abide by the equal opportunity clause set forth in this policy.

4. It is the further policy of the Board to insure equal opportunity for minority/women owned business and
   minority/women professionals with regard to all work, services, and supplies purchased by the Board and all
   construction projects undertaken by the Board which are competitively bid by the Board.

5. To ensure this equal opportunity, the Assistant Superintendent, Business and Support Services, shall serve
   as the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) liaison officer. Hislher duties shall include the following:

    A. Manage, administer, and implement this Policy to insure that the Board identifies qualified
       minority/women businesses and professionals in the purchase of work, goods, and services.

    B.    Disseminate information on available construction projects so as to provide minority businesses and
          equal opportunity to bid on School Board projects.

    C.    Attend, or designate a representative to attend, all pre-bid and pre-construction conferences to
          explain MBE policy.
DJEA POLICY                                                                              Page 2 of 2


    D.   Compile a directory of all minoritylwomen owned businesses and consultants which offer goods and
         services which are competitively bid and purchased by the Board to insure that such businesses and
         consultants are notified of School Board requirements for goods and services within the scope of
         their business or profession and are given an equal opportunity to submit bids or proposals.

    E.   Maintain accurate, up-to-date records demonstrating MBEIWBE efforts and accomplishments.

    F.   Promulgate minoritylwomen utilization goals set on a case by case basis in compliance with case
         law and state federal statutes.

6. For construction contract competitively bid by the Board of Education, contractors and sub-contractors,
   consistent with the efficient performance of the contract, shall utilize to the maximum extent possible local
   laborers and mechanics, including minorities, as on-site employees. Contractors and sub-contractors,
   consistent with the efficient performance of the contract, shall solicit and encourage bids from qualified
   minoritylwomen owned businesses.

7. Prior to making a recommendation to the Board of Education on the awarding of a construction contract to
   the apparent low-bidder, the Assistant Superintendent for the Business and Support Services shall ascertain
   the efforts of the apparent low bidder to comply with this policy and report such efforts to the Board for its
   consideration of the apparent low bidder.

8. Contracts shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder who, in the opinion of the Board of Education, has
   made a good faith effort to comply with this policy.


ADOPTED: SEPTEMBER 9,1996

DOUGHERTY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The following shall be included in the Instructions to Bidders or in a Section titled Owner's Requirements:

Issuance and Vendor Contacts

       This Request for Proposal (RFF) is issued for Dougherty County School System (DCSS) by the
       Assistant Director of Facilities and Capital Projects Services, Bob Fowler. The RFF is intended to be
       complete and no vendor-sponsored studies are considered necessary or desirable.

       All questions are to be referred to Christy Wilkerson, Construction Coordinator, at (229) 431-1301. She
       will coordinate responses from contributing departments and/or arrange for individual clarifications.

       The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive technicalities and informalities.

       The undersigned understands and agrees, if this contract is awarded, it will be awarded based on the
       responsive bidder whose Base Bid is judged the most advantageous to the DCSS, in the areas of price,
       financial stability, proof of ability to fully complete the project and complete the project on schedule,
       and amount of DBE participation included in performance of work. Upon Owner's request all
       information needed to prove contractor's ability to complete the project and complete it on schedule will
       be provided immediately.

Item for Bid

       The Successful Bidder shall provide all supervision, labor, materials, and equipment necessary to install
       the playground equipment for Shenvood Acres Elementary, Jackson Heights Elementary and Lincoln
       Magnet Elementary. Including all work required and/or implied by the DCSS Request for Proposal
       entitled, "Playground Equipment for Shenvood Acres Elementary, Jackson Heights Elementary, and
       Lincoln Magnet Elementary", Bid No. 06-FAC-016, dated April 27,2006.

       Contact Christy Wilkerson, Construction Coordinator, for information concerning access to the site, at
       (229) 431-1301.




      If clarification of the specifications/instructions is required the request shall be made in writing not later
      than seven working days prior to the time and date set for the bid opening. The Owner will respond to
      the request in the form of an addendum. All efforts will be made to provide all required addenda on the
      DCSS on-line website at www.dougherty.kl2.ga.u~          Purchasing/Current Solicitations, at least five days
      prior to bid opening. However, in some rare cases it may be necessary to issue an addendum as late as
      the bid opening date. It is a vendor's responsibility to monitor the DCSS Purchasing Department web
      site for addenda to solicitations, to incorporate the necessary actions into the bid, and to acknowledge
      receipt of the addenda in the bid submission. DCSS shall bear neither responsibility not obligation for
      bidder's failure to take into a posted addendum. A bid submitted without taking into account addenda
      that have been issued maybe rejected as non-responsive.

      It is the responsibility of each bidder presenting a Proposal to confirm with the Owner's contact, that
      they have received all addenda. Contact person for confirmation of addenda is Christy Wilkerson, at
      (229) 431-1301.

      Any explanation desired by a bidder regarding ambiguity, meaning, or interpretation of any portion of
      this Request For Proposal (RFF) must be presented in writing to Christy Wilkerson, at the Dougherty
       County School System, Facilities and Capital Projects Services, 1711 Schilling Avenue, Albany,
       Georgia 31705. Faxes will be accepted at (229) 431-1252.

       A request for explanation must be received before 2:00 PM EST on Friday, May 26, 2006, in order to
       allow sufficient time to reply to all bidders before the deadline for submission of bids. Such
       explanations given to a bidder concerning this RFP will be furnished to all bidders as addenda to this
       RFP.

Bid FondSubmittal:

     Proposals will be received by the Dougherty County Board of Education, Albany, Georgia, Office of the
     Dougherty County School System Supply Services/Purchasing Department, 601 Flint Avenue, Albany,
     Georgia, 31701 until 3:00 pm on Thursday June 1,2006. Bidders will be required to submit specific
     information~documentationwith the bid.

Bid AwardlAcceptance:

      The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities and informalities, and to
      reduce or expand the Project as they deem appropriate.

      The undersigned understands and agrees, if this bid is awarded, it will be awarded on a lump sum basis
      to the bidder whose Lump Sum Fee is judged the most advantageous to the DCSS in the areas of lowest
      qualified bid; SDBU Good Faith Effort; Local, Minority, and DBE contract participation; financial
      stability; and proof of ability to fully complete the project on schedule. Upon Owner's request, all
      information needed to document the above requirements will be provided immediately.

      If the bidder is notified in writing by facsimile, mail, or overnight delivery of the acceptance of their bid
      within sixty (60) days after the time set for the opening of bids, the undersigned agrees to schedule a
      Pre-Contract Meeting with the Owner no later than ten (10) calendar days after the issuance of the
      Notice of Acceptance. All required Pre-Contract Submittals shall be reviewed during this meeting.

      If this proposal is accepted within sixty (60) days after date set for opening of bid and the undersigned
      has failed to schedule a Pre-Contract Meeting within ten (10) calendar days after the written notice of
      such acceptance or fails to provide additional information requested by the Owner within seven (7)
      calendar days after written request, the Owner reserves the right to decline the award of the Contract to
      the undersigned.

      Once the Pre-Contract Submittals have been reviewed and approved, the Owner shall issue a Notice to
      Proceed for the Contractor to execute.

Invoice and Payment

      Mail all Payment Invoices to the attention of Bob Fowler, Assistant Director, Dougherty County School
      System, Facilities and Project Capital Services, 1711 Schilling Avenue, Albany, Georgia 31705.

      Payment Invoices shall be billed to the Owner at the completion of the project. Invoices shall be
      processed by the Owner within thirty (30) calendar days of their receipt.
Vendor Performance

        The successful bidder shall be required to truly perform well and fulfill all the undertakings, covenants,
        terms, conditions, and agreements of the contract. The successful bidder and his employees shall have
        the current federal, state, and local licenses, permits, and certificates required to perform their work.

        The successful bidder shall provide trained and properly licensed personnel having available the
        appropriate servicing manual, the proper types of tools, and manufacturer's recommended replacement
        parts or parts listed for a specific use.

        Contractor shall guarantee all work installed under this contract for a period of one year against defects
        in materials and installation. The warranty shall include the correction of faulty work andlor material at
        no additional cost to the Owner.

Incurring Costs:

        Dougherty County School System is not liable for any costs incurred by bidder in preparing or
        submitting proposals.

Changes

       The Owner may order changes in the schedule, work and/or materials consisting of additions, deletions,
       or modifications. The contract sum and the contract time will be adjusted accordingly. All such
       changes shall be authorized by a written change order, signed by the Owner, prior to its performance.
       The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to identify and negotiate reductions or changes
       by the successful bidder which would be to the advantage of DCSS. The cost or credit to the Owner
       from a change in the work and/or material consisting of additions, deletions, or modifications shall be
       determined by mutual agreement.


Licenses and Permits:

     It is the responsibility of all Contractors to register all work with the AlbanyIDougherty County Planning
     and Development Services Office and obtain all required CityICounty permits and licenses. Contact (229)
     43 1-2118 for information concerning licensing.

     The successful bidder must submit a copy of their current City of Albany Business License, their current
     local Business License (if not from Albany), and their current State Licenses and Permits prior to
     performing any billable work. All licensing will be verified with the appropriate agencies prior to the
     awarding of a contract.

Material Safety Data Sheets and Technical Documentation:

     The successful bidder shall submit copies of MSDS's on all chemicals that may be utilized to perform the
     work associated with this Bid. The Dougherty County School System must approve the MSDS's for each
     product, prior to its use within the DCSS. Provide technical data sheets (shop drawings) on all new
     chemicals utilized, prior to their use.

Release of Liability:

     It is expressly understood that the Dougherty County School System shall not be liable to any Contractor
     and that said Contractor will hold harmless DCSS, its officers, employees and agents from any loss,
     damage, expense or liability by reason of property damage, excluding loss of use thereof, or personal
     injury of whatsoever nature of any kind (including death) arising out of or in connection with the
     performance and installation work pursuant to this bid or any special contract resulting from this bid by
     Contractor occasioned by the negligent acts or omissions of employees, officers or agents of Contractor.


Non-Bias Statement:

     The Dougherty County School System supports all equal opportunity policies: Federal, State, and Local.
     DCSS will not tolerate bias related activities, e.g. racial slurs, sexual harassment, from employees andor
     contractors conducting work on behalf of DCSS.

Drug; FreeITobacco Statement:

     Dougherty County School System supports a drug free workplace and does not tolerate any use or
     possession of drugs andor alcohol on its premises or use of such substances prior to performing any work
     on behalf of DCSS. Use of tobacco is prohibited in all buildings and on all premises of DCSS.

General Insurance

       Contractor shall have as a minimum the following Comprehensive General Liability Insurance
       Certificates:

          Contractor's Protective Liability, Owner's Protective Liability, Contractor's
          Public Liability, Products and Completed Operations, and Personal Injury:

          $1,000,000 Each Occurrence
          $ 1,000,000 Aggregate

          Fire Damage:
          $50,000 Each Occurrence
          $50,000 Aggregate

          Insurance Certificate shall list the Owner as the Certificate Holder and shall name the Owner as an
          additional insured.

       Workers' Compensation Insurance: Insurance shall be in accordance with statutory limits for the State
       of Georgia.

       Comprehensive Automobile Liability Insurance:

          Bodily Injury: $500,000 Each Occurrence and $200,000 Each Person
          Property Damage: $50,000 Each Occurrence

Equal Opportunity for Competitive Bids:

     It is the policy of the Dougherty County Board of Education to promote and insure equal opportunity for
     all' persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin, employed by or
     seeking employment with vendors andor contractor doing business with the Board. As a condition of
     doing business with the Board, each vendor andor contractor shall furnish assurance that its business will
     be operated in accordance with the policy identified as Competitively Bid Contracts (see the Statement of
     Assurance).
     The work to be performed under this Contract is subject to the Dougherty County Board of Education's
     policy on Equal Opportunity for Competitive Bids and the Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
     Program Consortium Policy and Procedures. The DCSS encourages MinorityDBE Contractors to
     respond to this Bid. Contractors are encouraged to actively pursue the use of local and MinorityDBE
     Sub-contractors and Suppliers.

     The Contractor agrees to provide the information required by the Small and Disadvantaged Business
     Utilization Policy and Procedure's Instructions to Bidders.

Default by a Contractor:

     In the event goods and/or services furnished under this contract, for any reason, do not conform to the
     intent of this contract document and/or any terms agreed upon prior to the award of the contract, the
     Dougherty County School System may reject the goods and/or services. Following specific instructions
     by the DCSS, the successful bidder shall immediately remove the goods and/or cease providing the
     services, without expense to the DCSS and replace all rejected goods and/or services with goods and/or
     services conforming to the contract documents and/or terms agreed upon.

     Should the contractor default in the performance of the previous paragraph, DCSS shall issue, within
     forty-eight (48) hours, written notice detailing the default. DCSS has the right to procure such goods
     and/or services from other sources and shall have the absolute right to deduct from any monies due to the
     contractor, the difference between the contract price and the actual cost of the goods and/or services to be
     replaced or substituted. The price paid by the DCSS in this event shall be the prevailing market price at
     the time the substitute purchase is made.


Attachments

       Attachment A & B is hereby incorporated, by their reference, into this RFP.
                                                                                           Attachment A
                             Specifications for Playground Equipment


                                          Bid No: 06-FAC-016

DESCRIPTION OF THE BID

Provide all labor, material, equipment, and services required or implied to install the playground equipment for
Sherwood Acres Elementary (SWE), Jackson Heights Elementary (JHE), and Lincoln Magnet Elementary
(LME) as listed below.
               Structure (500-0403 Playmakers) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME)
                    1. Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
                   2. Match the 12 play event system shown in catalog.
                   3. Decking needs to have ?4 inch holes.

               Swings (SWING-S8-6) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME)
                  1. Provide re-enforced hard rubber seat
                  2. Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.

               Dome Climber (ZZXX0400 Super Dome) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME)
                 1. Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
                 2. Match the Super Dome shown in catalog.

               Climber (350-CA Climb Across) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME)
                  1. Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
                  2. Match the Climber shown in catalog.

Provide as an alternate all labor, material, equipment, and services required or implied to install the playground
equipment for Sherwood Acres Elementary (SWE), Jackson Heights Elementary (JHE), and Lincoln Magnet
Elementary (LME) as listed below.
               Indoor Climbing Walls & Landing Mats (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME)
                   1. 5 each Panel Climbing Wall which includes:
                         a. 3 each A/B Panels (ZZXX0010)
                         b. 2 each C/D Panels (ZZXX0011)
                   2. 5 each Landing Mats (ZZXXOO 12)



GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

   Material
     All material shall be structurally sound and appropriate for safe play. Equipment longevity shall be
     insured by the use of corrosion-resistant metals such as stainless steel and coatings such as zinc-plating,
     galvanizing, plastisol-coating and powder-coating on all steel parts.
Brackets
   All brackets are yellow-zinc-coated prior to powder-coating for double corrosion resistance. Examples
   of such brackets are wave slide brackets, tunnel slide footing brackets, spiral slide brackets, arch
   climbers brackets, top plate, etc.

Weldments
  All yellow zinc-coated brackets and galvanized tubing members are welded using only stainless steel
  wire prior to powder-coating for maximum rust resistance.

Hardware (Fasteners)
   All nuts, bolts, and washers shall be stainless steel in varying lengths, with a vandal resistant hex-pinned
  head configuration and factory-applied locking patch. When allowed a 72-hour cure time, the locking
  patch will prevent the bolt from loosening without at least 4 times the installation torque. Manufacturer
  will supply the special tool required to turn vandal-resistant hardware with each shipment. W diameter
  connecting hardware shall be grade 5 hardened zinc-plated, and 318" connecting hardware shall be grade
   8 hardened and zinc-plated.

Polyester Powder-Coating Process
   All powder-coated parts are completely cleaned and hot zinc phosphate pretreatment with non-chromatic
   sealer is applied. Powder-coating is the electrostatically applied and oven-cured at 375 to 425 degrees F.
   Polyester powder shall meet or exceed ASTM standards for adhesion, hardness, impact, flexibility,
   overbake resistance, and salt spray resistance. Colors shall be selected from manufacturers standard
   color selection.


Standard Footings
   Unless otherwise specified, the standard bury depth on all post footings shall be 30" below finished
   grade.

Plastisol Coatings
   All metal deck platforms, steps, bridge planks, ramps, kickplates, and chains are plastisol-coated. Each
   part is chemically washed and completely submerged in a special heat-activated primer and allowed to
   dry. Parts are then pre-heated to 400 degrees F. and emerged in liquid poly-vinyl chloride (plastisol).
   The plastisol contains a flame-retardant additive and an UV-ray stabilizer to maintain color. Plastisol
   coating is applied at 80-120 mil thickness. The following characteristics apply:
            Tensile Strength      2,800 psi      Elongation            290%
            Tear Strength         420 1bs.lin. Hardness Shore A        92 +I- 2

Decks
   Metal decks shall be a one-piece construction and shall be designed to maintain a full 48" on center post
   spacing. Metal decks shall be fabricated from 12 gauge hot rolled steel which shall be punched, formed,
   and reinforced with welded in place 2-112" by 12 gauge steel strips. Decks shall include a pattern of
   equally spaced slots on each side to provide a flush mounting of play events that attach to the deck, as
   well as the design of more than one adjacent deck at the same height. Each deck shall have welded at the
   comer underside a threaded 318 stud for attachment to the post's deck clamps. This fastening technique
   eliminates the need for hardware protruding through the deck surface. Entire deck assembly after
   fabrication shall be dipped in a textured skid-resistant poly-vinyl-chloride (plastisol) coating to a
   minimum thickness of .080 - .120" stairs, steps, ramps, and bridged are also constructed of these same
   materials.
Clamps, Hangers, and Fittings
   All clamps are cast of high strength 356 aluminum. All clamps are 1-314" wide with a minimum wall
   thickness of 3/8", and are powder-coated to match the post color. Each casting is precision drilled to
               '
   receive a W byl-34'' zinc-plated steel hinge pin. The hinge design facilitates installation and insures a
   snug fit between clamp and post. Each clamp is secured in place using a 'A'' by W aluminum drive rivet
   to prevent slippage or rotation of the post. Fasteners for the clamps are stainless steel 318" by 1 W
   special tamper-resistant pinned bolt with locking patch, and a heavy hex nut which fits into a recessed
   cast into the clamp. The pinned head requires a special tool for fastening (provided with each structure),
   thus ensuring vandal- resistance.

Swing Hangers
   The swing ring hangers are fitted with oil-impregnated bronze bushings. The pendulum is made of hot-
   dipped galvanized malleable steel secured by a 318" by 2-314" hex head shoulder bolt with locknut. All
   clamps receiving rungs are drilled and tapped to receive a 318" by 318" stainless steel cone-point set
   screw with locking patch, which prevents the rungs from turning or being pulled out. The aluminum
   alloy used in the casting of all clamps shall meet the following mechanical properties:
         Ultimate Tensile Strength        45,000 psi.
         Yield Strength                   26,000b psi.
         Shear Strength                   40'000 psi.
         Elongation                       8%

Steel Tubing Components
   All climbing and barrier steel components are fabricated from 1-518" and 1-5/16" O.D. by 13 gauge, or
   2-318" O.D. by 10 gauge Allied Steel Flo-Coat @ galvanized tubing.

Existing Utilities
   Locate existing underground utilities in areas of excavation work.
       1. Repair damaged utilities to the satisfaction of the utility owner.
       2. Coordinate with utility companies for shutoff of services if necessary.

Play Structures
   Items listed below are from owners existing playground inventory supplied by Playworld Systems
   (Southern Playgrounds Inc.) and shall meet or exceed as a minimum the items listed below. All
   equipment needs to be painted and colors are to be chosen by the owner from the manufacturer standard
   colors. All equipment must be IPEMA certified.

   Please include specifications and color samples on all items submitted.

Structure (500-0403 Playmakers) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME) (Item #1 - Attachment B)
    4.     Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
    5.     Match the 12 play event system shown in catalog (page 64).
    6.     Decking needs to have '/4 inch holes.

Swings (SWING-S8-6) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME) (Item #1- Attachment B)
   3.    Provide re-enforced hard rubber seat
   4.    Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.

Dome Climber (ZZXX0400 Super Dome) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME) (Item #1- Attachment B)
  3.     Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
  4.     Match the Super Dome shown in catalog (page 99).

Climber (350-CA Climb Across) (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME) (Item #1- Attachment B)
   1.     Provide border timbers for perimeter of structure.
   2.     Match the Climber shown in catalog (page 99).

Indoor Climbing Walls & Landing Mats (1 each at SWE, JHE & LME) (Item #1- Attachment B)
   1.     5 each Panel Climbing Wall which includes:
          a.     3 AIB Panels (ZZXX0010)
          b. -   2 C/D Panels (ZZXX0011)
   2.     5LandingMats(ZZXX0012)

Provide a 2-dimensional drawing showing equipment layout for each structure at each site and provide
manufacturing specifications sheets for each structure.
                                                                                       ATTACHMENT B
Item # 1            Page 64

                    Playmakers@, Post &               Weight: 2913 Ibs. (1321,33kg)
                    Platform 5 0 0 - 0 6 0 5          Length: 26' 0" (7,92m)
                    Playmakers are the perfect        Width: 24' 0" (7,32m)
                    structures when you need a        Height: 180" (15' 0" or 4,57m)
                    playground that will              Age Group: 5 to 12
  1-
-78                 accommodate a large group of      Number of Users: 37
                    children. These structures are    Number of Active Play
                    designed using 5" (12,7cm)        Events: 13
                    O.D.posts and 36", 48" decks.     Installation Time: 42 hours
       [izoom       Shown with aqua posts, plum
                    components, and tangerine and
                    plum plastics. All play
                    equipment must be installed
                    over an impact-absorbing
                    surface.




Item # 2        Page 101

                    S t a n d a r d S w i n g 8'     Weight: 548 Ibs. (248,57kg)
                    ( 2 , 4 4 m ) 6-Unit             Length: 10' 0" (3,05m)
                    Made of high-strength,           Width: 36' 0" (10,97m)
                    corrosion-resistant,             Height: 96" (8' 0" or 2,44m)
                    galvanized-steel. Legs and top   Usage Width: 48' 0" (14,63m)
                    rail are 2-318" (6,03cm) O.D.    Number of Users: 6
                    pipe; yokes are 2-718"           Number of Active Play Events: 1
                    (7,30cm) O.D. pipe. Brackets
                    are high-tensile aluminum with
 f.iZoom            oil-impregnated bronze
                    bearings and plated clevis.
                    Seats are slash-proof belts
                    with black, PlayArmour@-
                    coated chains. Image shown is
                    the 8' (2,44m), 4-Unit
                    Standard Swing Set.




Item # 3        Page 99

                S U P E R DOME                       Weight: 358 Ibs. (162,39kg)
                I   This innovative activity has     Length: 15' 4" (4,67m)
                    taken the best traditional                       7
                                                     Width: 15' 6" (4, 2111)
                    climbers and added a twist.      Height: 74" (6' 2" or 1,88m)
                    Challenging and clever, this     Usage Length: 29' 0" (8,84m)
                    item provides children of all    Usage Width: 29' 0" (8,84m)
                    ages with opportunities t o      Age Group: 5-12
                    develop coordination and         Number of Users: 15
                    body strength as they explore    Number of Active Play Events: 1
                    the twists and turns.            Installation Time: 10 hours
Item # 4   Page 99

            C l i m b Across                      Weight: 325 Ibs. (147,42kg)
            Challenging rock-type                 Length: 11' 0" (3,35m)
            climbing fun. Builds grip and         Width: 2' 0" (0,61m)
            forearm strength. Helps with          Height: 108" (9' 0" or 2,74m)
            balance and strategic                 Usage Length: 25' 0" (7,62m)
            thinking.                             Usage Width: 16' 0" (4,88m)
                                                  Age Group: 5 to 12
                                                  Number of Users: 4
                                                  Number of Active Play Events: 1
                                                  Installation Time: 7 hours




Item # 5   Page 121




 SiZoom     YMCA's and other fitness
            facilities. Panels bolt t o exiting
            structural wall and are easy t o
            assemble and install. Available
            in any one of 10 rotomolded
            plastic colors. Includes 5-Panel
            with Landing Mats (CS-5-LM)
            version

				
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