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					                  CITY OF SUFFOLK
                  Purchasing Division
                  P.O. Box 1858, Suffolk, VA 23439-1858; T (757) 514-7520; Fax (757) 514-7524




                       INVITATION FOR BID
TITLE:                   Trailer Mounted Trash Pumps

ACCEPTANCE DATE:                 Prior to 3:00 p.m. - Dec. 23, 2008 “Local Verizon Time”

IFB NUMBER:                      2009-00566

ACCEPTANCE PLACE:                Budget and Strategic Management, 2nd Floor, Room 253
                                 441 Market Street
                                 Suffolk, Virginia 23434

BID OPENING LOCATION: Municipal Center Conference Room
                      441 Market Street, Room 250

Requests for information related to this Invitation should be directed to:

                         Cindy L. Norfleet, CPPB
                         Buyer II
                         (757) 514-7522
                         Email address: cnorfleet@city.suffolk.va.us


This document can be downloaded from our web site: www.suffolk.va.us/bids/index.jsp


                                                          Issue Date: December 9, 2008


IF YOU NEED ANY REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY TYPE OF DISABILITY
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCUREMENT, PLEASE CONTACT THIS
DIVISION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

If you have obtained this bid document from the City’s website or a source other
than the City of Suffolk, contact the Purchasing Division prior to submitting your bid
to ensure that a complete up-to-date package has been received. The Purchasing
Division is not responsible for providing addenda if the bidder is not listed as a
prospective bidder.




IFB #2009-00566                                Pumps                                     Page 1 of 23
                       INVITATION FOR BID
                         Trailer Mounted Trash Pumps


SECTION/TITLE

1.0     Purpose…………………………………………….…………………….………………3

2.0     Competition Intended……………………………………………………..…………….3

3.0     Specifications……………………………………………………………………………3

4.0     Instructions to Bidders…………………………………………………………….......12

5.0     Contract Terms and Conditions……………………………………………………...15

        Bid Form………………………………………………………………………………..21

        AntiCollusion/Nondiscrimination/Drug Free Workplace Clause…………………..23



BID PRICING FORM AND OTHER FORMS TO BE EXECUTED BY THE BIDDER




Prepared by:      Cindy Norfleet, Buyer II           Date: December 9, 2008




IFB #2009-00566                              Pumps                    Page 2 of 23
1.0     PURPOSE

        The intent of this Invitation for Bid is to purchase four each six-inch, trailer-mounted
        portable trash pumps (Critically Silent Model CD150M 6” x 6” as manufactured by
        Godwin Pumps, or approved equal) for the Department of Public Utilities in
        accordance with all specifications, terms, and conditions herein.

2.0     COMPETITION INTENDED

        It is the City’s intent that this Invitation for Bid (IFB) permits competition. It shall be
        the bidder’s responsibility to advise the Purchasing Agent in writing if any language
        requirement, specification, etc., or any combination thereof, inadvertently restricts or
        limits the requirements stated in this IFB to a single source. Such notification must
        be received by the Purchasing Agent not later than five (5) days prior to the date set
        for bids to close.

3.0     SPECIFICATIONS

        3.1       General

                  Specifications below describe a trailer-mounted, six-inch, critically silenced
                  trash pump that will be used by the Department of Public Utilities to pump
                  raw sewage or storm water. The pump, diesel engine, portable trailer and
                  accessories shall all be supplied by the pump manufacturer.

                  Units described shall be new, unused and of the current year’s production.
                  The style of pump being bid must be in production for a minimum of ten
                  years.

                   All parts not specifically mentioned, which are necessary to provide a
                  complete operating unit, shall be included in the bid and shall conform in
                  strength and quality of materials and workmanship to what is normally
                  provided to the trade in general.

                  Prior to delivery, the system(s) shall be inspected and tested to certify that
                  the system has been properly furnished and ready for operation.

                  Bidders must have a fully stocked parts and service facility within 200 miles
                  of the City of Suffolk. The City of Suffolk shall have the right to inspect the
                  office and shall be the sole judge of its adequacy to fulfill this requirement.

                  It is not the intent of the City for these specifications to be proprietary; equals
                  will be evaluated in accordance with comparable quality, construction,
                  strength, durability, and suitability for the purpose intended. The City, in its
                  sole opinion, will determine whether the unit offered is equal to that
                  specified herein.

                  Bidder shall complete every space in the compliance column below with a
                  check mark to indicate if the item being bid is exactly as specified. If not, the
                  “NO” column must be checked and a detailed description of the deviation
                  from the specification to be supplied. Compliance sheets (Pages 4-11) must
                  be submitted with the BID FORM.


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                                                                                 COMPLY
                                                                                 YES NO
        3.2       System Description

                  The pump shall be fitted with a fully automatic priming
                  system incorporating an air compressor, air ejector
                  assembly, and an air/water separation tank. No water
                  shall be required in the pump to achieve a prime.             _____ _____

                  The priming system shall not use a vacuum or
                  diaphragm pump, nor require the use of a "foot"-type
                  valve. It shall contain no moving parts or
                  protective float gear. A demonstration of the pump’s
                  ability to repeatedly cycle from dry suction/pump/
                  snore/repriming/pump shall be required. This will
                  necessitate the draining of all residual water from the
                  pump case to initiate a dry suction starting condition.       _____ _____

                  Pump and priming system shall be fully automatic,
                  needing no form of adjustment or manual addition of
                  water for the priming system. The pump shall be
                  capable of static suction lifts to 28 vertical feet, at sea
                  level. It shall also be capable of operation using
                  extended suction lines.                                       _____ _____

                  Equipment acceptance shall be contingent upon the
                  pumps ability to run continuously at full speed in a
                  completely dry condition for periods up to 24 hours.
                  A demonstration may be required by the engineer.              _____ _____

                  The diesel engine driven pump unit with skid base shall
                  be mounted on a trailer suited for highway travel at 50
                  M.P.H. and wired for over the road usage per applicable
                  D.O.T. Standards.                                             _____ _____

                  The pump and diesel engine shall be completely
                  enclosed with sheet metal and sound deadening
                  material. The acoustical enclosure shall reduce pump
                  and engine noise to 69 dBA or less at a distance of 30
                  feet.                                                         _____ _____

        3.3       Design Requirements

                  Engine, diesel, 4 cylinder                                    _____ _____

                  Maximum operating speed: 2200 rpm                             _____ _____

                  Maximum solids handling size: 3 inches                        _____ _____

                  Impeller diameter: approximately 280mm                        _____ _____

                  Suction size: 6 inches                                        _____ _____

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                                                                             COMPLY
                                                                            YES NO

                  Discharge size: 6 inches                                  _____ _____

                  Maximum suction lift: approximately 28 feet               _____ _____

                  Duty point: 1200 gpm at 125 feet TDH (including a
                  15 foot suction lift)                                     _____ _____

                  Second duty point: 1200 gpm at 75 feet TDH
                  (including a 25 foot suction lift)                        _____ _____

        3.4       Equipment

                  Casing, Suction Cover, Separation Tank
                  Pump castings shall be cast iron. Pump design shall
                  incorporate a direct suction flow path that is in axial
                  alignment with the impeller eye. There shall be
                  no turns, chambers, or valves between the suction
                  flange and the impeller eye.                              _____ _____

                  Impeller
                  The pump impeller shall be an open, three-bladed,
                  non-clog type with pump-out vanes on the back shroud
                  and fabricated from hardened cast-chromium steel
                  construction (minimum Brinell Hardness 340 HB).           _____ _____

                  Wearplates
                  Wearplates will be fully adjustable and replaceable,
                  fabricated of cast iron. Wear plate clearances shall
                  have no relationship to the ability of the pump to
                  achieve a prime.                                          _____ _____

                  Bearings and Shafts
                  Pump will be fitted with a bearing bracket to contain the
                  shaft and bearings. Bearings shall be tapered roller
                  bearings of adequate size to withstand imposed loads for
                  sustained pumping at maximum duty points. Minimum
                  ISO L10 bearing life to be 100,000 hours.                 _____ _____

                  Seals
                  Seals shall be high pressure, mechanical self-adjusting
                  type with silicon carbide faces capable of withstanding
                  suction pressures to 100 psi. The mechanical seal
                  shall be cooled and lubricated in an oil bath
                  reservoir, requiring no maintenance or adjustment.
                  Pump shall be capable of running dry, with no
                  damage, for periods up to twenty-four hours.
                  All metal parts shall be of stainless steel.              _____ _____

                  Pump Suction and Discharge Flanges
                  The pumps and discharge flanges shall be cast iron
                  ANSI (B16.1) Class 150, raised face.                      _____ _____
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                                                                                COMPLY
                                                                                YES NO

                  Pump Gaskets
                  Pump gaskets shall be compressed fiber and/or Teflon.        _____ _____

                  Pump O-Rings
                  Pump o-rings will be Nitrile.                                _____ _____

                  Priming System
                  Pump will be fitted with a fully automatic priming
                  system incorporating a twin-cylinder compressor
                  and air ejector assembly. No vacuum pumps will
                  be acceptable. The compressor shall be installed
                  on the engine auxiliary drive and shall be gear driven,
                  lubricated and cooled from the engine. The priming
                  system shall require no fail-safe protection float gear
                  or any adjusting at high or low suction lifts. The air
                  ejector will operate on the discharge side of the
                  compressor, eliminating the possibility of water
                  being drawn into the air source. No water shall be
                  required in the pump to achieve a prime. The pump
                  must be capable of running continuously at full
                  speed in a completely dry condition for periods
                  up to 24 hours.                                              _____ _____

                  Check Valve
                  Pump will be supplied with an integral ball-type check
                  valve mounted on the discharge of the pump, allowing
                  unrestricted flow from the impeller. The check valve
                  shall prevent in-line return of flow when the pump is
                  shut off. Non-return valve elastomers will be Nitrile
                  rubber and shall be field replaceable.                       _____ _____

                  Drive Unit
                  The drive unit shall be a diesel water-cooled engine.
                  The engine will drive the pump by use of direct-
                  connected intermediate drive plate, drive belt, or clutch.
                  Starter will be 12-volt electric. Safety shut down
                  switches for low oil pressure and high temperature
                  shall be provided. Battery shall have 180-amp hour
                  rating. Unit will include a tachometer and an hour
                  meter. Drive unit will be a John Deere 4045T280 (or
                  approved equal) Tier III emissions certified engine, rated
                  at a minimum of 68 H.P. (continuous) at 2200 R.P.M.
                  A certified continuous-duty engine curve shall be
                  supplied to the City.                                        _____ _____

                  Governor
                  Governor will be a mechanical type. Engine speed
                  will be adjustable to operate the pump between
                  maximum and minimum design operation speeds.                 _____ _____


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                                                                                COMPLY
                                                                                YES NO
                  Exhaust
                  The exhaust system will include a hospital grade
                  muffler housed in a separate chamber within the
                  enclosure. All exhaust piping and manifolds will be
                  encased in fitted acoustic blankets, constructed of
                  high-density fiberglass material with waterproof
                  jacketing.                                                   _____ _____

                  Skid Base with Fuel Tank
                  The pump and engine will be skid mounted with an
                  integral 90-gallon fuel tank. The fuel tank will be
                  equipped with a drain plug and fork pockets for
                  mobility. The fuel tank capacity shall be sufficient to
                  provide at least 24 hours of operating time at full
                  load. The engine shall be capable of operating
                  satisfactorily on a commercial grade of distilled No. 2
                  fuel oil.                                                    _____ _____

                  Sound Attenuated Enclosure
                  The pump and engine shall be completely enclosed
                  with 14-gauge sheet metal panels and doors backed with
                  acoustical sound-deadening material. The acoustical
                  enclosure shall reduce pump and engine noise to
                  68 dBA or less at a distance of 30 feet. The enclosure will
                  be removable for easy access to the pump/engine for
                  maintenance and repair. The enclosure doors will be
                  equipped with latches that are keyed alike. For
                  maintenance and service needs, the enclosure sides will
                  have side-hinged doors for quick access to the engine oil
                  fill, fuel fill port, oil dipstick and filters. Enclosure shall
                  include adequate secure (locking) storage space for all
                  hoses, fittings, and accessories.                               _____ _____

                  Trailer
                  The complete pump, diesel engine and skid base
                  assembly shall be mounted in a trailer with a three-inch
                  eye hitch with five-position adjustable gusset. The
                  three-inch eye shall be pre-adjusted at height of
                  approximately 20 inches.                                     _____ _____

                  Tires shall be special trailer type with load range D ply.
                  The axle shall be a 5,000 pound Torflex #11 and
                  adequately sized for the required load range ratings.        _____ _____

                  Trailer will be equipped with fenders, electric brakes,
                  two 7,000 pound dropfoot stabilizer jacks at the rear,
                  a 10,000 pound capacity dolly wheel tongue jack,
                  a lifting bar, two 5/16” proof coil x 42” safety chains
                  with clevis slip hook with latch, and side and rear
                  reflectors.                                                  _____ _____


IFB #2009-00566                               Pumps                                 Page 7 of 23
                                                                                   COMPLY
                                                                                  YES NO


                  The trailer design shall be in compliance with applicable
                  DOT regulations.                                               _____ _____

                  Automatic Starting Control System
                  The engine will be equipped with a factory installed
                  microprocessor-based controller designed to start/stop
                  the engine at a signal supplied by high and low level
                  floats or a 4-20 mA transducer.                                _____ _____

        3.5       Engine/Pump Control Specifications

                  The engine will be started, stopped, and controlled by a
                  high performance state of the art digital controller equal
                  or similar to Prime Guard microprocessor-based
                  controller as supplied by Godwin Pumps of America, Inc.
                  The controller shall be weatherproof enclosed and
                  contain an external weatherproof keypad accessible
                  without the need to remove or open any protective
                  cover or enclosure. It shall be designed to start/stop
                  the engine at a signal supplied by high and low level
                  floats or a 4-20 mA transducer.                                _____ _____

                  The pump control will provide the following functions
                  without modification, factory recalibration or change of
                  chips or boards by simply accessing the keypad.                _____ _____

                  The keypad willl be a capacitive touch sensing system.
                  No mechanical switches will be acceptable. The keypad
                  shall operate in extreme temperatures, through ice, snow,
                  mud, grease, etc. and maintain complete weathertight
                  sealing of the pump control panel.                        _____ _____

                  In automatic mode, the unit shall conserve energy and go
                  to “sleep”.                                              _____ _____

                  The control panel will function interchangeably from float
                  switches, pressure switch, or transducer as well as
                  manual start/stop by selection at the keypad.                  _____ _____

                  The control panel shall be capable of varying the engine
                  speed to maintain a constant level in a process without
                  a change to the panel other than via the keypad.               _____ _____

                  The start function may be programmed to provide three
                  separate functions each day for seven days (i.e. a start,
                  warm up, exercise cycle on two separate days at
                  different times and for a varying length of time all via the
                  keypad).                                                       _____ _____


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                                                                               COMPLY
                                                                              YES NO

                  Manual-Automatic Button
                     In Manual Mode, Manual “Start” button starts
                       engine and runs until “Stop” button is depressed
                       or an emergency shutdown occurs.                      _____ _____

                        In Automatic Mode, start/stop sequencing is
                         initiated by either one normally open and one
                         normally closed narrow angler float switches,
                         pressure switch, transducer or a signal from a
                         digital input.                                      _____ _____

                        The controller shall integrate the engine safety
                         shut-off for low-oil temperature, high-temperature,
                         and provide over-speed protection.                  _____ _____

                        The controller shall include standard field
                         adjustable parameters for engine cycle crank
                         timer, shutdown time delay, warm-up time delay,
                         and cool-down time delay.                           _____ _____

                        The control panel shall have only one circuit
                         board with eight built-in relays. Each relay can
                         be named to provide any function all via the
                         key play without changing relays, chips, printed
                         circuits or any hardware or software.               _____ _____

                        Standard components will consist of 24 digital
                         inputs, seven analog inputs, one magnetic pick-up
                         input, eight 20-amp form “C” relays, one RS232
                         port, one RS485 port, one RS232/RS485 port,
                         one J1939 port, and one 64X128 pixel full graphic
                         LCD display with backlight.                       _____ _____

                        The industrially hardened control panel shall
                         withstand vibration of 3 g, 3 axis, frequency swept
                         10-1000 Hz, in an operating temperature Range of
                         4 to 176F (-20 to 80C) and an operating
                         humidity range of 0-95% non-condensing.             _____ _____

        3.6       Accessories

                  Float Switches
                  The unit shall be supplied with one float assembly,
                  including two N/O floats, which shall integrate with the
                  engine control panel via a single multi-pin plug.          _____ _____




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                                                                              COMPLY
                                                                              YES NO

                  Flood Light
                  The unit shall include two externally base-mounted,
                  adjustable, 12 VDC flood lights, rearward facing the
                  suction and discharge piping operated by a single
                  switch.                                                    _____ _____

                  Flange Suction Adapter by Female Quick
                  Disconnect Adapter
                  A six-inch 150# flanged suction adapter by six-inch
                  universal female quick disconnect socket with o-ring will
                  be supplied for the suction side of the pump. Flanged
                  suction adapter will be mounted to pump and ready
                  for use. The quick disconnect fittings shall be high-tensile,
                  cold-rolled strip steel, electrically welded and hot
                  galvanized with a minimum zinc coating of 500 GR/M2.          _____ _____

                  Flanged Suction Adapter for Mel Quick
                  Disconnect Adapter
                  A six-inch 150# flanged suction adapter by six-inch
                  universal male quick disconnect ball with a closure ring
                  will be supplied for the discharge side of the pump.
                  Flanged suction adapter will be mounted to pump and ready
                  for use. The quick disconnect fittings shall be high-tensile,
                  cold-rolled strip steel, electrically welded and hot
                  galvanized with a minimum zinc coating of 500 GR/M2.          _____ _____

                  Suction Hose
                  Two heavy duty, six-inch diameter, suction hoses,
                  rated for trash pump applications will be provided.
                  Suction hoses will be equipped with required universal
                  quick disconnect fittings to enable quick and safe
                  connection to suction side of pump and additional hose
                  lengths as needed. Suctions hoses shall be a minimum
                  of 20 feet in length.                                      _____ _____

                  Discharge Hose
                  Two heavy duty, six-inch diameter, discharge hoses,
                  rated for trash pump applications shall be provided.
                  Discharge hoses shall be equipped with required universal
                  quick disconnect fittings to enable quick and safe
                  connection to discharge side of pump and additional
                  hose lengths as needed. Discharge hoses shall be a
                  minimum of 20 feet in length.                             _____ _____

        3.7       Tools and Spare Parts

                  The manufacturer shall furnish the following with the
                  Each pumping system:

                        A recommended list of spare parts.                  _____ _____

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                                                                               COMPLY
                                                                              YES NO


                        Set of two - Operations and Maintenance manuals
                         and one Operations and Maintenance manual in
                         DVD format (or on compact disc) for the pump
                         and diesel engine shall be provided at delivery. _____ _____

                        Set of two - Parts manuals and one Parts manual in
                         DVD format (or on compact disc) for the pump
                         and diesel engine shall be provided at delivery.   _____ _____

        3.8       Factory Painting

                  Pump, diesel engine, skid base, enclosure and trailer
                  shall be shop primed and finish painted at the
                  place of manufacturer. Materials and thickness for
                  priming shall be in accordance with manufacturer's
                  standards.                                                 _____ _____

        3.9       Warranty

                  The manufacturer shall furnish the following to the
                  City:

                        A copy of the engine manufacturer's parts and
                         labor warranty.                                     _____ _____

                        A one-year Parts and Labor Warranty issued by
                         the manufacturer on the pumpset. This warranty
                         must cover all trailer, engine, enclosure and
                         pump parts, including the mechanical seal.          _____ _____

        3.10      Delivery

                  Delivery shall be F.O.B. destination to the City’s
                  Fleet Management Facility located at 120 Forest
                  Glen Drive, Suffolk, Virginia 23434.                       _____ _____

                  The Fleet Management Facility does not have the
                  Capability of off-loading equipment from a trailer.
                  Off-loading will be the responsibility of the successful
                  bidder upon delivery.                                      _____ _____

                  Invoice, M.S.O (Manufacturers Statement of Origin),
                  Virginia State Inspection, and Temporary License plate
                  shall be provided at delivery.                             _____ _____

                  Upon delivery, operators and mechanics shall be trained
                  to operate the unit.                                       _____ _____



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4.0     INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS

        4.1       Submission of Bids

                  Pricing must be submitted on the Invitation for Bid pricing form only; failure
                  to submit a bid on the official City form provided for that purpose shall be a
                  cause for rejection of the bid. Include other information as requested or
                  required. All bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope and properly
                  identified with the IFB number, IFB name and time and date of opening. Bids
                  must be received by the Purchasing Division no later than the time specified
                  on the opening date. Bids may be mailed to City of Suffolk, Purchasing
                  Division, P.O. Box 1858, Suffolk, VA 23439 or hand delivered to 441
                  Market Street, Room 253, Suffolk, Virginia 23434. Faxed and e-mailed
                  bids shall not be accepted. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure the bid
                  is received prior to the bid acceptance time.

        4.2       City Contacts

                  Questions related to bid submittals should be directed to:

                         Cindy Norfleet, Buyer II
                         (757) 514-7522
                         cnorfleet@city.suffolk.va.us

                  The Buyer II is the designated authorized spokesperson for the City of
                  Suffolk with respect to this IFB. All questions should be directed to the
                  Buyer’s attention. The respondents to this IFB shall not contact, either
                  directly or indirectly, any other employee or agent of the City regarding this
                  IFB. This prohibition shall also extend to the Suffolk City Council and locally
                  elected officials. Any such unauthorized contact may disqualify the bidder
                  from this procurement.

        4.3       Firm Pricing

                  Bid price must be firm for City acceptance for ninety (90) days from bid
                  opening date.

        4.4       Pricing to be F.O.B. Destination – Freight Included

                  Pricing shall be F.O.B. destination-freight included for all competitive bids.
                  F.O.B. Destination-Freight Included shall include all shipping costs to the
                  City location(s) at the unit cost. No additional shipping charges shall be
                  allowed.

        4.5       Unit Price

                  Bid unit price on quantity specified – extend and show total. In case of
                  errors in extension, unit prices shall govern. Bids subject to unlimited price
                  increases will not be considered.




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        4.6       Authority to Bind Firm in Contract

                  Bids must include full legal firm name and address of bidder. Failure
                  to manually sign bid may disqualify it. Person signing bid should
                  show Title or Authority to bind the firm in a Contract.

        4.7       Withdrawal of Bids

                  Bids may be withdrawn any time prior to the bid opening. Withdrawal of bids
                  may be accomplished by submitting such request in writing on the issuing
                  company's letterhead either in person or by certified mail. No bids may be
                  withdrawn after the established bid opening date or time, unless the
                  purchaser has extended the opening date.

        4.8       Rejection of Bid

                  The City reserves the right to waive any technical errors in bids received
                  and/or to reject any and all bids. Without limiting the generality of the
                  foregoing, any bid which is incomplete, obscure, or irregular may be
                  rejected; any bid failing to comply with all terms and conditions or failing to
                  conform to the specifications may be rejected; any bid having interlineations,
                  erasures, or corrections not appropriately initialed by the bidder may be
                  rejected; and any bid accompanied by an insufficient or irregular bid security
                  may be rejected.

        4.9       Late Bids

                  Late bids will be returned to bidder unopened, if opening date and bidder’s
                  return address is shown on the container. Late bids shall not be accepted.
                  It is the responsibility of the bidder to ensure the bid is received prior to the
                  bid acceptance time.

        4.10      Rights of City

                  The City reserves the right to accept or reject all or part of any bid, waive
                  any informality and award the contract to the lowest responsive and
                  responsible bidder to best serve the interest of the City.

        4.11      Use of Contract by Other Public Bodies

                  Bidders are advised that the resultant contract may be extended, with the
                  authorization of the Bidder, to other public bodies, or public agencies or
                  institutions of the United States to permit their use of the contract at the
                  same prices and/or discounts and terms and conditions of the resulting
                  contract. If any other public body decides to use the final contract, the
                  Contractor shall deal directly with the public body concerning the placement
                  of orders, issuance of the purchase orders, contractual disputes, invoicing
                  and payment. The City of Suffolk acts only as the “Contracting Agent” for
                  these public bodies. Failure to extend a contract to a public body will have
                  no effect on consideration of your bid.



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                  It is the Contractor’s responsibility to notify the public body(s) of the
                  availability of the contract(s).

                  Other public bodies desiring to use the contract shall make their own legal
                  determination as to whether the use of this contract is consistent with their
                  laws, regulations and other policies.

                  Each public body has the option of executing a separate contract with the
                  Contractor(s). Public bodies may add terms and conditions required by
                  statue, ordinances, and regulations, to the extent that they do not conflict
                  with the contract terms and conditions. If, when preparing such a contract,
                  the general terms and conditions of a public body are unacceptable to the
                  Contractor, the Contractor may withdraw its extension of the award to that
                  public body.

                  The City of Suffolk shall not be held liable for any costs or damages incurred
                  by another public body as a result of any award extended to that public body
                  by the Contractor.

        4.12      Inclement Weather/Closure of City Hall

                  If City Hall is closed for business at the time scheduled for bid opening, for
                  whatever reason, sealed bids will be accepted and opened on the next
                  scheduled business day, at the originally scheduled time.

        4.13      Basis for Award
                  Contract award will be made to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder
                  at the City’s sole discretion. The City reserves the right to award the contract
                  by item or in total for the contract period; the decision to make such award will
                  be at the sole discretion of the City.

        4.14      Announcement of Award

                  Upon the award or the announcement of the decision to award a contract as
                  a result of this solicitation, the City will publicly post such notice on the
                  bulletin board located outside of Room 266 of the Finance Department
                  and/or on the City’s web site, www.suffolk.va.us for a minimum of ten days.

        4.15      Bidder Qualification

                  Only bids from established contractors for work similar in scope to work
                  herein shall be considered; the City reserves the right to request specific
                  reference information prior to award. Bidder shall demonstrate that he has
                  adequate and appropriate manpower, tools and equipment to respond and
                  perform in accordance with the provisions herein.

                  The City may, at its option, disqualify a bidder and reject his bid for cause.
                  Reasons deemed to be sufficient for this action shall include, but not be
                  limited to, the following:

                        Evidence of collusion among bidders.
                        Receipt of more than one bid on any project from an individual, or
                         from a corporation. This restriction does not apply to subcontractors
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                          Default on any previous contract.
                          For unreasonable failure to complete a previous contract within the
                           specified time or for being in arrears on an existing contract without
                           reasonable cause for being in arrears.
                          Inability to perform as revealed by an investigation of the Bidder's
                           financial statement, experience and/or plant and equipment.

5.0     CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

        The resulting contract with the successful bidder will be subject to the following
        terms and conditions:

        5.1       License Requirement

                  All firms doing business in the City of Suffolk are required to be licensed in
                  accordance with the City of Suffolk business license ordinance.

                  Wholesale and retail merchants without a business location in the City of
                  Suffolk are exempt from this requirement. Any questions concerning
                  business licenses should be directed to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s
                  Office, telephone (757) 514-4260.

        5.2       Insurance

                  Contractor shall purchase and maintain the following insurance coverage:

                  a.       Workers Compensation
                           As statutorily required by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Employers
                           Liability, $1,000,000.

                  b.       Commercial General Liability
                           Minimum Limits
                           General Liability:
                           $1,000,000      General Aggregate Limit
                           $1,000,000      Products & Completed Operations
                           $1,000,000      Personal and Advertising Injury
                           $1,000,000      Each Occurrence Limit
                           $ 50,000        Fire Damage Limit
                           $    5,000      Medical Expense Limit

                  c.       Auto Liability insurance
                           Coverage sufficient to cover all vehicles owned, used, or hired by the
                           Contractor,      his   agents,    representatives,  employees       or
                           subcontractors.
                           Minimum Limits
                           Automobile Liability:
                           $1,000,000       Combined Single Limit

                  d.       Should the Contractor lease his equipment, it shall be the
                           Contractor’s responsibility to obtain any necessary additional
                           insurance, at Contractor’s expense.



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                  e.       A certificate evidencing the above insurance coverage shall be
                           provided by the contractor to the City of Suffolk prior to the
                           commencing work. The City of Suffolk shall be named as an
                           Additional Insured; endorsements of same shall be submitted with
                           certificate. It shall be the Contractor’s responsibility to keep the
                           required insurance coverage’s in full force, and without lapse, during
                           the entire term of this agreement. Notices of cancellation or any
                           changes to insurance shall be provided to the City of Suffolk thirty
                           (30) days prior to the effective date of such change or cancellation.

                  f.       All insurance shall be placed with insurers maintaining an A.M. best
                           rating of no less than A:Vll.

        5.3       Hold Harmless Clause

                  The Contractor shall, during the term of the contract, indemnify and hold
                  harmless the City of Suffolk from and against any and all losses, damages,
                  claims, fines, penalties, suits and costs, including bodily injury or death of
                  any person(s), or loss or damage to property, as well as fines, assessments
                  and penalties imposed by any authority which may arise out of any violations
                  of law by, and all acts and omissions of the Contractor, the Contractor’s
                  agents, employees occurring in connection with the products, completed
                  operations, and other services covered herein.

        5.4       Safety

                  All contractor and subcontractor performing services for the City are required
                  and shall comply with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration
                  (OSHA), State and City Safety and Occupational Health Standards and any
                  other applicable rules and regulations.          Also all contractors and
                  subcontractors shall be held responsible for the safety of their employees
                  and any unsafe acts or conditions that may cause injury or damage to any
                  persons or property within and around the work site area under this contract.

        5.5       Anti-Discrimination

                  By submitting their bids, bidders certify to the City that they will conform to
                  the provisions of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, as well
                  as the Virginia Fair Employment Contracting Act of 1975, as amended,
                  where applicable, the Virginians with Disabilities Act, the Americans with
                  Disabilities Act and 2.2-4311 of the Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA).
                  If the award is made to a faith-based organization, the organization shall not
                  discriminate against any recipient of goods, services, or disbursements
                  made pursuant to the contract on the basis of the recipient's religion,
                  religious belief, refusal to participate in a religious practice, or on the basis of
                  race, age, color, gender or national origin and shall be subject to the same
                  rules as other organizations that contract with public bodies to account for
                  the use of the funds provided; however, if the faith-based organization
                  segregates public funds into separate accounts, only the accounts and
                  programs funded with public funds shall be subject to audit by the public
                  body. (Code of Virginia 2.2.4343.1E).



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                  In every contract over $10,000 shall include the following provisions:

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

                         a.      The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or
                                 applicant for employment because of race, religion, color,
                                 sex, national origin, age, disability, service disabled veterans
                                 or any other basis prohibited by state law relating to
                                 discrimination in employment, except where there is a bona
                                 fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the
                                 normal operation of the contractor. The contractor agrees to
                                 post in conspicuous places, available to employees and
                                 applicants for employment, notices setting forth the provisions
                                 of this nondiscrimination clause.

                         b.      The contractor, in all solicitations or advertisements for
                                 employees placed by or on behalf of the contractor, will state
                                 that such contractor is an equal opportunity employer.

                         c.      Notices, advertisements and solicitations placed in
                                 accordance with federal law, rule or regulation shall be
                                 deemed sufficient for the purpose of meeting these
                                 requirements.

                  2.             The contractor will include the provisions of No. 1 above in
                                 every subcontract or purchase order over $10,000, so that the
                                 provisions will be binding upon each subcontractor or vendor.

        5.6       Ethics In Public Contracting

                  By submitting a bid, the bidder certifies that their bid is made without
                  collusion or fraud and that they have not offered or received any kickbacks
                  or inducements from any other bidder, supplier, manufacturer or
                  subcontractor in connection with their bid, and that they have not conferred
                  on any public employee having official responsibility for this procurement
                  transaction any payment, loan subscription, advance, deposit of money,
                  services or anything of more than nominal value, present or promised,
                  unless consideration of substantially equal or greater value was exchanged.
                  (Code of Virginia 2.2.4367)

        5.7       Compliance with Federal Immigration Law

                  Contractor does not, and shall not during the performance of the contract for
                  goods and services in the Commonwealth of Virginia knowingly employ an
                  unauthorized alien as defined in the Federal Immigration Reform and
                  Control Act of 1986.

        5.8       Debarment Status

                  By submitting a bid, bidders certify that they are not currently debarred by
                  the Commonwealth of Virginia from submitting bids or proposals on

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                  contracts for the type of goods and/or services covered by this solicitation,
                  nor are they an agent of any person or entity that is currently so debarred.

        5.9       Antitrust

                  By entering into a contract, the contractor conveys, sells, assigns, and
                  transfers to the City of Suffolk all rights, title and interest in and to all causes
                  of action it may now have or hereafter acquire under the antitrust laws of the
                  United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, relating to the particular
                  goods or services purchased or acquired by the City of Suffolk under said
                  contract.

        5.10      Drug-Free Workplace

                  During the performance of this contract, the contractor agrees to (1) provide
                  a drug-free workplace for the contractor's employees; (2) post in
                  conspicuous place, available to employees and applicants for employment,
                  a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, sale,
                  distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or
                  marijuana is prohibited in the contractor's workplace and specifying the
                  actions that will be taken against employees for violations of such
                  prohibition; (3) state in all solicitation or advertisement for employees placed
                  by or on behalf of the contractor that the contractor maintains a drug-free
                  workplace; and (4) include the provisions of the foregoing clauses in every
                  subcontract or purchase order of over $10,000, so that the provisions will be
                  binding upon each subcontractor or vendor.

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

        5.11      Exemption from Taxes

                  The City is exempt from State Sales Tax and Federal Excise Tax. Tax
                  Exemption Certificate indicating the City’s tax exempt status will be
                  furnished by the City of Suffolk.

        5.12      Faith Based Organization

                  City of Suffolk does not discriminate against faith-based organizations.

        5.13      Substitutions

                  NO substitutions or cancellations permitted after award without written
                  approval by the Purchasing Agent.

        5.14      Method of Payment

                  Contractor shall submit invoices in duplicate for each delivery, such
                  statement to include detailed breakdown of all charges, and shall be based
                  on completion of tasks or deliverables.
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                  Invoices shall be submitted to using departments.

                  Upon acceptance of work, the City will render payment within forty-five (45)
                  days of receipt of invoice.

                  Individual contractors shall provide their social security numbers, and
                  proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations shall provide their federal
                  employer identification number on the pricing form.

        5.15      Payments to Subcontractors

                  Within seven (7) days after receipt of monies paid by the City for work
                  performed by a subcontractor under this contractor, the contractor shall
                  either:

                  a.     Pay the subcontractor for the proportionate share of the total
                         payment received from the City attributable to the work performed by
                         the subcontractor under this contract; or

                  b.      Notify the City and subcontractor, in writing, of his intention to
                         withhold all or a part of the subcontractor’s payment and the reason
                         for non-payment.

                   The contractor shall pay interest to the subcontractor on all amounts owed
                  that remain unpaid beyond the seven (7) day period except for amounts
                  withheld as allowed in item b above.

        5.16      Assignment of Contract

                  This contract may not be assigned in whole or in part without the written
                  consent of the Purchasing Agent.

        5.17      Termination

                  Subject to the provisions below, the contract may be terminated by the City
                  upon thirty (30) days advance written notice to the other party; but if any
                  work or service hereunder is in progress, but not completed as of the date of
                  termination, then the contract may be extended upon written approval of the
                  City until said work or services are completed and accepted.

                  a.     Termination for Convenience

                         In the event that this contract is terminated or canceled upon request
                         and for the convenience of the City, without the required thirty (30)
                         days advance written notice, then the City shall negotiate reasonable
                         termination costs, if applicable.

                  b.     Termination for Cause

                         Termination by the City for cause, default or negligence on the part
                         of the contractor shall be excluded from the foregoing provision;
                         termination costs, if any, shall not apply. The thirty (30) days advance
                         notice requirement is waived in the event of Termination for Cause.

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                  c.     Termination Due to Non-Appropriation of Funds in Succeeding Fiscal
                         Years

                         When funds are not appropriated or otherwise made available to
                         support continuation of performance in a subsequent fiscal year, the
                         contract shall be canceled and the contractor shall be reimbursed for
                         the reasonable value of any non-recurring costs incurred but not
                         amortized in the price of the supplies or services delivered under the
                         contract.

        5.18      Severability

                  If any part, term, or provision of this agreement, shall be found by the
                  Court to be legally invalid or unenforceable, then such provision or portion
                  thereof, shall be performed in accordance with applicable laws. The
                  invalidity or unenforceability of any provision or portion of any contract
                  document shall not affect the validity of any other provision or portion of
                  the contract document.

        5.19      Applicable Laws

                  This contract shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the
                  Commonwealth of Virginia. Any judicial action shall be filed in the
                  Commonwealth of Virginia, City of Suffolk.




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                                BID FORM
TO:     City of Suffolk, VA                                      BID:  Trailer Mounted
        Purchasing Division                                            Trash Pumps
        441 Market Street                                        DUE: December 23, 2008
        Suffolk, VA 23434                                        TIME: 3:00 p.m., Local


Quote firm price, exclusive of all taxes, to furnish and deliver four each fully assembled and
operating trailer mounted trash pumps F.O.B. Fleet Management, 120 Forest Glen Drive,
Suffolk, Virginia, in accordance with all specifications, terms, and conditions herein.
Return Specifications Compliance (Pages 4-11) with the bid submittal. Include
specifications with submittal if different from that specified.)

***Bids and completed compliance sheets must be submitted on the City’s BID
FORM and packaged in an organized manner. Receipt of bids on anything other
than the City’s BID FORM will be reason for rejection. Bidders must submit one bid
only; alternate bids will not be accepted.



4 Each            Portable Trash Pumps       $____________              ____________
                                                  (Unit Price)            (Amount)

                  MFG/Product:____________________________



        BEST GUARANTEED DELIVERY:             ___________________________


        Manufacturer's Warranties:   _______________________________________
                                     _______________________________________
                                     _______________________________________
                                     _______________________________________
                                     _______________________________________



Bidder has included the following with his/her BID FORM:

        _____Specifications Compliance Sheets (Pages 4-11)

        _____Signed Anticollusion/Nondiscrimination/Drug Free work clause form

        _____Specifications for equipment offered (if offering substitute)



Payment: Terms/Discounts__________________(Suffolk's normal payment schedule:
items accepted and invoiced by the 10th of the month will be paid at month end. Cash
discounts offered for less than 30 days from the receipt of a proper invoice will not be
considered in the award.)

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Company Name ___________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________

Person Quoting ____________________________ Title___________________________

Telephone ___________________________ Fax No._____________________________


I certify by my signature below that I have received the documents associated with this
bid/proposal and understand that the review for completeness of these bid documents and
the understanding and comprehension of the bid specifications is solely my responsibility;
based on this, by my signature below I waive all rights to future claims against the City of
Suffolk that the documents were incomplete or not understandable.

I certify that this bid is made without prior understanding, agreement, or connection with
any corporation, firm, or person submitting a bid for the same equipment/materials/ service
and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud. I understand that collusive bidding
is a violation of State and Federal law and can result in fines, prison sentences and civil
damage awards. I agree to abide by all conditions of this bid and certify that I am
authorized to sign this bid for the bidder.

I certify that the bidder represented herein is eligible to bid with respect to all applicable
sections of State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act, Code of Virginia, Section
2.1-639.1 et. seq.



Signature____________________________________________ Date________________




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                      ANTICOLLUSION/NONDISCRIMINATION/DRUG FREE WORKPLACE CLAUSES
            ANTICOLLUSION CLAUSE:
            IN THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF THIS BID, SAID BIDDER DID NOT EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY
            ENTER INTO ANY COMBINATION OR ARRANGEMENT WITH ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION, OR ENTER
            INTO ANY AGREEMENT, PARTICIPATE IN ANY COLLUSION, OR OTHERWISE TAKE ANY ACTION IN THE RESTRAINT
            OF FREE, COMPETITIVE BIDDING IN VIOLATION OF THE SHERMAN ACT (15 U.S.C. SECTION 1), SECTIONS 59.1-9.1
            THROUGH 59.1-9.17 OR SECTIONS 59.1-68.6 THROUGH 59.1-68.8 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA.

            THE UNDERSIGNED BIDDER HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT THIS AGREEMENT, OR ANY CLAIMS RESULTING
            THEREFROM, IS NOT THE RESULT OF, OR AFFECTED BY, ANY ACT OF COLLUSION WITH, OR ANY ACT OF,
            ANOTHER PERSON OR PERSONS, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE SAME LINE OF BUSINESS OR
            COMMERCE; AND, THAT NO PERSON ACTING FOR, OR EMPLOYED BY, THE CITY OF SUFFOLK HAS AN INTEREST
            IN, OR IS CONCERNED WITH, THIS BID; AND, THAT NO PERSON OR PERSONS, FIRM OR CORPORATION OTHER
            THAN THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVE, OR ARE, INTERESTED IN THIS BID.
            DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:
            DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS CONTRACT, THE CONTRACTOR AGREES TO (I) PROVIDE A DRUG-FREE
            WORKPLACE FOR THE CONTRACTOR'S EMPLOYEES; (II) POST IN CONSPICUOUS PLACES, AVAILABLE TO
            EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT, A STATEMENT NOTIFYING EMPLOYEES THAT THE UNLAWFUL
            MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, DISPENSATION, POSSESSION, OR USE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
            OR MARIJUANA IS PROHIBITED IN THE CONTRACTOR'S WORKPLACE AND SPECIFYING THE ACTIONS THAT WILL
            BE TAKEN AGAINST EMPLOYEES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SUCH PROHIBITION; (III) STATE IN ALL SOLICITATIONS OR
            ADVERTISEMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES PLACED BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE CONTRACTOR THAT THE CONTRACTOR
            MAINTAINS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE; AND (IV) INCLUDE THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOREGOING SECTIONS I, II,
            AND III IN EVERY SUBCONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER OF OVER $10,000, SO THAT THE PROVISIONS WILL BE
            BINDING UPON EACH SUBCONTRACTOR OR VENDOR.

         FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION, "DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE" MEANS A SITE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OR
         WORK DONE IN CONNECTION WITH A SPECIFIC CONTRACT AWARDED TO A CONTRACTOR IN ACCORDANCE
         WITH THIS CHAPTER, THE EMPLOYEES OF WHOM ARE PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN THE UNLAWFUL
         MANUFACTURE, SALE, DISTRIBUTION, DISPENSATION, POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
         OR MARIJUANA DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT.
         NONDISCRIMINATION CLAUSE:
         1.   EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION BY BIDDER SHALL BE PROHIBITED.
         2.   DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS CONTRACT, THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER SHALL AGREE AS FOLLOWS:
                  A. THE BIDDER, WILL NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY EMPLOYEE OR APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT
                       BECAUSE OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, OR ANY OTHER
                       BASIS PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT, EXCEPT
                       WHERE THERE IS A BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION/CONSIDERATION REASONABLY
                       NECESSARY TO THE NORMAL OPERATION OF THE BIDDER. THE BIDDER AGREES TO POST IN
                       CONSPICUOUS PLACES, AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT,
                       NOTICES SETTING FORTH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS NONDISCRIMINATION CLAUSE.
                  B. THE BIDDER, IN ALL SOLICITATIONS OR ADVERTISEMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES PLACED ON BEHALF
         OF                   THE BIDDER, WILL STATE THAT SUCH BIDDER IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
                  C. NOTICES, ADVERTISEMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS PLACED IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW,
                       RULE OR REGULATION SHALL BE DEEMED SUFFICIENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE
                       REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION.
                  D. BIDDER WILL INCLUDE THE PROVISIONS OF THE FOREGOING SECTIONS A, B, AND C IN EVERY
                       SUBCONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER OF OVER $10,000, SO THAT THE PROVISIONS WILL BE BINDING
                       UPON EACH SUBCONTRACTOR OR VENDOR.
Name and Address of Bidder:                                    Date:

                                                                   By:
                                                                                        Signature In Ink



                                                                    Printed Name


Telephone Number: (      )
                                                                                               Title
Fax Phone Number: (      )

FIN/SSN#:
                                                            If yes, please indicate the "minority" classification below:

                               _________________________________________________________________________




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