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									                                                  REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

                                                  AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR

                                             WATER TREATMENT SERVICES

                                            FOR WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY




                     No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
                     stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form
                     by any means without the written permission of Wayne State University.




                                                     Wayne State University
                                                     Purchasing Department




                                                          December 12, 2008




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                                                                               Purchasing Department
                                                                               Detroit, Michigan 48202
                                                                               (313) 577-3734
 Finance and Facilities Management                                             FAX (313) 577-3747
                                                                               December 12, 2008



Dear Vendors:

Wayne State University invites you to participate in the Request for Proposal process for Water Treatment
Services for departments on the University’s main and remote campus locations. This service is expected to
commence on February 15, 2009.

We have a bid information package complete with the Request for Proposal and complete specifications
available for downloading from the University Purchasing Web Site at
http://www.purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html (include capitalization and underscores) as
of December 12, 2008. When visiting the Web Site, click on the “MRO” link in green. Copies of the RFP will
not be available at the pre-proposal meeting. If you are interested in participating in this process, it is
mandatory that you and/or responsible representatives of your organization attend our pre-proposal meeting
and site visit to be held:

                                        December 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
                                             Wayne State University
                                     Academic /Administration Building (AAB)
                                               5700 Cass Avenue
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                                        4 Floor – Conference Room 4002
                                               Detroit, MI 48202

For your convenience a map of the University and appropriate parking lots can be downloaded and printed
from: http://campusmap.wayne.edu. Guest parking in any of the University student and guest lots for $3.50
(change is dispensed in quarters). Due to time constraints, Vendors are encouraged to avoid parking at
meters on the street (especially blue “handicapped” meters). Please confirm your attendance at the
mandatory pre-proposal meeting by faxing your intent to participate (or not to participate) by using Appendix
2 to Ms. Pat Milewski at (313) 577-3747 - no later than noon on December 18, 2008.

We hope to see you at the mandatory meeting. Please bring your business cards and a copy of this Request
for Proposal for your reference during the meeting. Should you have any questions or concerns about this
invitation, please contact me at (313) 577-3743 or email: ao4941@wayne.edu. Thank you for your interest in
doing business with Wayne State University.

Sincerely,



Michael Gleason
Purchasing Coordinator

Enc.
                                                                               Purchasing Department
                                                                               Detroit, Michigan 48202
                                                                               (313) 577-3734
Finance and Facilities Management                                              FAX (313) 577-3747

                                        Pre-Proposal Meeting for Providing
                                         Water Treatment Services- 2008
                                          December 19, 2008– 10:00 a.m.

                                                      AGENDA

       I.       Welcome and Introductions
                A.   Wayne State University Representatives
                B.   Vendor Representatives
                C. Sign in Sheet- be sure to include your fax number and email address (LEGIBLY) on the
                   sign in sheet
                D. Pass your business cards to: Michael Gleason


       II.      Brief Overview of Wayne State University
                A.   Purpose and Intent of Water Treatment Services- 2008 RFP
                B. Detailed review of the RFP and the requirements for a qualified response.
                C. Review of all pertinent dates and forms that are REQUIRED for a qualified response.


       III.     Vendor Questions/Concerns/Issues
                A.   Questions that can be answered directly by the appropriate person in this meeting will be
                     answered and both question and answer will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
                B.   Questions that need to be researched will be answered and a nature of clarification will
                     be faxed to each VENDOR present.
                C.   Minutes will be emailed to all participants of the meeting within a reasonable amount of
                     time. (be sure to include your email address/addresses on the sign in sheet).
                D.   Questions and concerns that come up after this meeting are to be addressed to Michael
                     Gleason (ao4941@wayne.edu) and / or Ken Doherty (ac0578@wayne.edu) , Purchasing
                     Department. Discussion with other University members is seriously discouraged and may
                     lead to disqualification from further consideration. All questions and answers will be
                     recorded and emailed to all participants of the RFP.
                E.   Due date for questions is December 24, 2008, 12:00 noon.


       IV.      Proposal Due Date- January 9, 2009 by 4:00 p.m.


       V.       Final Comments

       VI.      Adjourn
                              REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
                        FOR WATER TREATMENT SERVICES – 2008
                            FOR WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

                                     TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                           Page No.(s)
         Note                                                                    ii

I.      Introduction                                                             1, 2

II.     Information for Vendor                                                   2
          A.   General                                                           2
          B.   Calendar of Events                                                2, 3
          C.   Pre-Proposal Meeting                                              3
          D.   Examination of the RFP                                            3
          E.   Delivery of Proposals                                             3, 4
          F.   Proposal Format                                                   4
          G.   Proposal Evaluation                                               4, 5
          H.   Vendor Profile, Experience, References, and Lost Accounts         5-7

III.    General Requirements and Guidelines                                      7
         A.    Time Period                                                       7
         B.    Terms and Conditions                                              7
         C.    Governing Law (Michigan)                                          7
         D.    Non-Discrimination                                                8
         E.    Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986                        8
         F.    Debarment Status                                                  8
         G.    Indemnification and Hold Harmless                                 8
         H.    Vendor Liability                                                  8
         I.    Early Termination                                                 8, 9
         J.    Cancellation of Contract by VENDOR                                9
         K.    Joint or Partnering Bids/Proposals                                9
         L.    Non-Assignment                                                    9
         M.    Cost Schedules                                                    9
         N.    Pricing Variances                                                10
         O.    Civil Rights Requirements                                        10
         P.    Vendor Payment / Billing Terms                                   10
         Q.    Non-Collusion Clause                                             10
         R.    Entire Agreement                                                 10
         S.    Severability                                                     10
         T.    Modification of Services                                         10
         U.    Publicity                                                        10
         V.    Independent Contractor                                           10
         W. Confidentiality                                                     11
         X.    Insurance Requirements                                           11
         Y.    Minority Business                                                11, 12
         Z.    Ownership of Documents                                           12
         AA. Prevailing Wage Rates                                              12, 13
         AB. Project Labor Agreements (Deleted)                                 13
         AC. Buy American                                                       13


IV.     Statement/Scope of Work                                                 14, 15
 V.     Vendor Service Plan                                                     15-19
VI.     Technical Service Requirements & Specifications                         19-21
VII.    Chemicals and Materials Specifications                                  22-24
VIII.   Wayne State University Responsibilities                                 24, 25
                                                                                 Page No.(s)

IX.   Final Results                                                                    25
X.    Vendor Service Plan                                                              25, 26

XI.   Summary of General Mandatory Requirements                                        27


SCHEDULES TO BE COMPLETED & SUBMITTED WITH VENDOR PROPOSAL

       Schedules A1,                 Proposal Certification
       Schedules A2,                 Non-Collusion Affidavit
       Schedules A3,                 VENDOR Acknowledgements
       Schedule B,                   Insurance Requirements
       Schedules C.                  Cost Schedules to be downloaded at
                                     purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html
       Schedule D,                   Summary Questionnaire


EXHIBITS TO BE PREPARED AND PROVIDED WITH VENDOR PROPOSAL(S)

       Exhibit 1,   Exceptions/Restrictions (if any)
       Exhibit 2,   Profile/Experience/Resume’s/References
       Exhibit 3,   VENDOR Service Plan
       Exhibit 4,   Sample of Standard Management reports


APPENDICES

        Appendix 1, Wayne State University Map – (see website: http://campusmap.wayne.edu –
                             Click on Buildings, and scroll down to AAB)

       Appendix 2, Registration/Intent Form
       Appendix 3, Boiler Building Location List to be downloaded at
                           purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html

       Appendix 4, Boiler Room Site Locations to be downloaded at
                           purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html
                            NOTE



Proposals may be subject to public review after contracts have been
awarded. Vendors responding to this proposal are cautioned not to
include any proprietary information as part of their proposal unless such
proprietary information is carefully identified as such in writing, and the
UNIVERSITY accepts, in writing, the information as proprietary.




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I.   INTRODUCTION

     A.   Wayne State University (hereafter referred to as UNIVERSITY) is a national research
          university with an urban teaching and service mission. It is a constitutionally autonomous
          public university with 11 schools and colleges, has an enrollment of approximately 33,000
          students, and has an alumni roster of over 230,000. It is one of 2.2 percent of all colleges and
          universities, nationwide, to hold the prestigious Carnegie Doctoral Extensive designation.

     B.   The Purchasing (PD) Department of the UNIVERSITY is soliciting proposals from water
          treatment service companies, hereafter referred to as VENDOR(s), who specialize in
          providing Water Treatment Services, for the handling of the University's water treatment
          chemicals and servicing needs. This Request For Proposal (RFP) outlines basic requirements
          as specified in the Scope of Work section of the RFP (Section IV). Proposals submitted are
          to be in accordance with the outline and specifications contained herein and are to remain in
          effect a minimum of 120 days from the date of submission. A statement to this effect should
          be contained in the VENDOR'S cover letter.

          The contract(s) will cover an initial time period of February 15, 2009 through September 30,
          2010, with the UNIVERSITY option to renew for up to two (2) one-year periods. Should
          VENDOR performance prove to be satisfactory, services may continue through September
          30, 2012. Such arrangement would be for firm pricing from February 15, 2009 through
          September 30, 2010, and maximum pricing guaranteed for the optional two years. The entire
          contract period will be in accordance with pricing as quoted on Schedules C, Cost Schedule
          (attached).

          Vendor selected shall have an excellent track record for handling Water Treatment Services
          of our size and scope and shall provide WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY with a top priority
          commitment.

     C.   The UNIVERSITY reserves the right to accept, reject, modify, and/or negotiate any and all
          proposals received in conjunction with the Request for Proposal. It reserves the right to waive
          any defect or informality in the Proposals on the basis of what it considers to be in its best
          interests. Any proposal which the UNIVERSITY determines to be incomplete, conditional,
          obscure, or has irregularities of any kind, may be rejected. The UNIVERSITY reserves the
          right to award to the firm, or firms, which in our sole judgment, will best serve our long-term
          interest.

     D.   This Request for Proposal (RFP) in no manner obligates the UNIVERSITY to the eventual
          purchase of any products or services described, implied, or which may be proposed, until
          confirmed by written agreement, and may be terminated by the UNIVERSITY without penalty
          or obligation at any time prior to the signing of an Agreement or Purchase Order.

     E.   Expenses for developing and presenting proposals shall be the responsibility of the VENDOR
          and shall not be chargeable to the UNIVERSITY. All supporting documentation and manuals
          submitted with this proposal will become the property of the UNIVERSITY unless otherwise
          requested by the VENDOR, in writing, at the time of submission, and agreed to, in writing, by
          the UNIVERSITY.

     F.   All questions concerning this Request for Proposal are to be directed to Michael Gleason,
          Purchasing Coordinator, Email; ao4941@wayne.edu and to Kenneth Doherty, C.P.M.,
          Associate Director of Purchasing, Email; ac0578@wayne.edu. Copy both Mike and Ken on
          all E-Mail questions. The deadline for questions is December 24, 2008, 12:00 noon.
          Under no circumstances may a VENDOR contact other individuals at the UNIVERSITY, or its
          consultants to discuss any aspect of this RFP, unless expressly authorized by the Purchasing
          Department to do so
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II.   INFORMATION FOR VENDOR

      A.   General

           This RFP contains requests for information. VENDORS, however, in responding to this RFP,
           are encouraged to provide any additional information they believe relevant.

           VENDORS are encouraged to examine all sections of this RFP carefully, in that the degree of
           interrelationship between sections is high. Clause headings appearing in this RFP have been
           inserted for convenience and ready reference. They do not purport to define, limit or extend
           the scope of intent of the respective clauses.

           Whenever the terms "must" "shall" "will" "is required" or "are required" are used in the
           RFP, the subject being referred to is to be a required feature of this RFP.

           In those cases where mandatory requirements are stated, material failure to meet those
           requirements could result in disqualification of the VENDOR'S response. Any deviation or
           exception from RFP specifications must be clearly identified by the VENDOR in its proposal,
           specifically under the category "Restricted Services". Otherwise, check the box indicating
           "None" on the Proposal Certification Schedule A.1.

      B.   Calendar of Events

                      Activity____________                 Responsibility ___         Date____

           Formal Release of RFP – Water Treatment       Purchasing (PD)           December 12, 2008
           Services 2008

           Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting held at        PD/Evaluation Team        December 19, 2008
           the Academic Administration Bldg, 5700        (ET)/Vendors              10:00 a.m.
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           Cass Avenue, 4 Floor – Conference
           Room 4002, Detroit, MI

           Walk-Through Site Visits – led by             ET/Vendors                December 19, 2008
           FP & M

           Questions due to the Purchasing               VENDORS                   December 24, 2008
           Department                                                              12:00 noon

           Delivery of Proposals to Purchasing           VENDORS                   January 9, 2009
                                          th
           Department, 5700 Cass Avenue, 4 Floor                                   by 4:00 p.m.
           – Suite 4200, Detroit, MI

           Evaluation of Proposals                       PD/ET                     January, 2009

           Vendor Presentations                          PD/ET                     To Be Determined.

           Announcement of Selected Vendor               PD                        February 01, 2009

           Commencement of Service                       Vendors                   February 15, 2009



           The UNIVERSITY will make every effort to adhere to the above schedule. It is subject
           however, to time extensions. This would be in the event that further clarification of responses
           or terms of contract are in the best interest of the UNIVERSITY and in the event the
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     UNIVERSITY requires more time to assure that the selection of the VENDOR is in
     accordance with its policies, rules and regulations as well as actual timing needs.


C.   Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting

     You are invited to attend a mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting on December 19, 2008 at
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     10:00 a.m. in the Academic Administration Building, 5700 Cass Avenue, 4 Floor –
     Conference Room 4002, Detroit, Michigan 48202, as a condition for submitting a proposal.
     Pre-registration for the meeting is to be made on or before Noon on December 18, 2008.
     Please fax Appendix 2 to attention Ms. Pat Milewski at (313) 577-3747 to confirm your
     attendance.

     During the following week, December 19, 2008, a campus-wide Site Visit will be conducted by
     members of the University. Due to security accessibility, this will the the Vendors only
     opportunity to see the related equipment and assess needs for Schedule C.

     During this meeting, we will answer any questions you may have to clarify any ambiguities in
     this Request for Proposal. At the conclusion of this meeting, we will conduct a site survey.
     VENDORS are encouraged to make notations to assist in the preparation of their bid.

     Answers to questions that cannot be answered during this meeting will be emailed to all
     VENDORS and posted to the University website as soon as they are obtained. Please bring
     your business cards with Fax numbers and E-Mail Addresses to the PRE-BID meeting.

D.   Examination of the Request for Proposal

     Before submitting proposals, each VENDOR will be held to have examined the UNIVERSITY
     requirements outlined in the Statement of Work section, and the equipment itself, and
     satisfied itself as to the existing conditions under which it will be obligated to perform in
     accordance with specifications of this RFP.

     No claim for additional compensation will be allowed due to unfamiliarity with the
     specifications and/or existing conditions. It shall be understood that the VENDOR has full
     knowledge of all of the existing conditions, and accepts them "as is."

E.   Delivery of Proposals

     An original (clearly marked as such) plus five copies (6 total) of concise proposals in
     booklet or notebook form with supporting documentation shall be delivered in a sealed
     envelope or container to the UNIVERSITY Purchasing Department. The specific format for
     responses is detailed in Section II F (below). Proposals and Schedule C, Cost Schedule
     must be signed and the authority of the individual signing must be stated thereon. For the
     VENDOR'S convenience, the Cost Schedule and Appendices will be provided on diskette
     using Microsoft Word and Excel version 2003 at the pre-proposal meeting. VENDORS are
     encouraged to use the disk and return a completed copy with their proposal. All responses
     are to be addressed to:

                               ATTN.: Michael Gleason
                               Wayne State University-RFP – Water Treatment
                               Services– 2008
                               Purchasing Department
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                               5700 Cass Avenue, 4 Floor – Suite 4200
                               Detroit, MI 48202
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     Deadline for receipt of proposals by the Purchasing Department is January 9, 2009 by 4:00
     p.m. Date and time will be stamped on the proposals by the Purchasing Department.
     Proposals received after that time will not be accepted. VENDORS submitting proposals after
     the due date and time will be required to retrieve the unopened proposals. No details of the
     proposal will be divulged at the time of opening.

F.   Proposal Format

     Proposals are to be submitted as a booklet or in notebook form with appropriate indices.
     Each proposal should be prepared simply and economically, providing a straightforward
     concise description of the VENDOR'S services, approach and ability to meet the
     UNIVERSITY’S needs as stated in this RFP. Schedules and Exhibits must clearly identify and
     well define:

     Schedules are provided in this package
             Schedule A1- Proposal Certification
             Schedule A2- Non Collusion Affidavit
             Schedule A3- VENDOR Acknowledgements
             Schedule B - Insurance Requirements
             Schedule C - Cost Schedule, Summary of Quoted Rates
             Schedule D - Summary Questionnaire

     Exhibits are created by Vendors as needed:

               Exhibit 1   -    Exceptions/Restrictions; if any (Section II G)
               Exhibit 2   -    Profile/Experience/References (Section II H)
               Exhibit 3   -    VENDOR Service Plan (Section IV)

     Care should be exercised in preparation of the proposals since it is the UNIVERSITY'S intent
     to have the final contract documentation consist of the RFP, VENDOR Proposal, any letters of
     clarification, and a one or two page enabling Signatory Document and/or Purchase Order.

     Unnecessarily elaborate brochures or other presentations beyond those sufficient to present a
     complete and effective quotation are not desired. Elaborate art work, expensive paper and
     bindings and expensive visual or other presentation aids are neither necessary nor desired.

G.   Proposal Evaluation

     1. Proposals will be evaluated and award will be based on the VENDOR'S ability to offer the
        best value (productivity improvement, service, cost), and on anticipated quality of service
        and safety aspects based upon the following principal elements:
         Ability to meet all mandatory requirements and specifications of this RFP;
         Cost of Services; Compensation and Fees; (Schedule C.)
         Financial Strength of the Vendor;
         Proposal Documentation / Presentation;
         VENDOR'S Experience in Water Treatment Services with Major University and other
            Building Settings; (Exhibit 2)
         VENDOR Profiles/References; (Exhibit 2)
         Proposed Bulk Tanks and Specifications
         VENDOR Service Plan Support and Record Keeping (Including Administration
            Notebook and Product logistical plans);
         Demonstrated Capacity to Handle Major Expediting and Extra Ordinary Service
            Needs;
         Safety Aspects of Proposed Service Plan;
        NOTE: Evaluation Criteria are in alphabetical order and are not stated in order of
        preference.
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         VENDOR proposals will be evaluated by an evaluation team consisting of members of the
         UNIVERSITY’S Purchasing and Facilities Planning & Management departments. A
         preliminary screening will be used to identify competitive VENDORS who have met the
         mandatory requirements. The Purchasing Department may subsequently request
         selected VENDORS to make a presentation at a set time and date, to clarify information
         provided in the proposals. Final consideration, evaluation, and recommendation may be
         made at this point. However, the UNIVERSITY reserves the right to take additional time
         for reference review, site visits and/or proposal negotiations.

     2. To qualify for evaluation, a VENDOR'S proposal must be responsive, must have been
        submitted on time and must materially satisfy all mandatory requirements identified
        throughout the RFP. To be considered responsive, a proposal must be reasonable and
        substantially conform in the judgment of the UNIVERSITY to all of the specified
        requirements in the RFP. Any deviation from requirements indicated herein must be
        stated in the proposal specifically under the category "Restricted Services", and clearly
        identified as Exhibit 1. Otherwise it will be considered that proposals are in strict
        compliance with all requirements, and any successful VENDOR will be held responsible
        therefor.

     3. If there are portions of any proposal the UNIVERSITY finds unacceptable or otherwise in
        need of clarification or revision, the UNIVERSITY reserves the right to negotiate with any
        or all VENDORS. Should the outcome of evaluations result in a recommendation, any
        resultant contract shall be subject to the approval of the UNIVERSITY’S General Counsel
        and be approved and signed by the appropriate UNIVERSITY representative.

     4. After notification of acceptance of proposal and the signing of a resultant agreement
        and/or Purchase Order, the successful VENDOR will be expected to establish and be in a
        position to provide Water Treatment Services commencing on or before February 15,
        2009.

H.   Vendor Profile, Experience, References and Lost Accounts

     1. Vendor Profile should include:

         VENDOR is required to provide organizational data that demonstrates the size, scope and
         capability of the Company to handle the UNIVERSITY'S specific requirements specified in
         this RFP.

         VENDOR is required to identify all organizational components and other Companies or
         Organizations with which it is affiliated. Include component and other company
         addresses. Explain any company relationships that could be construed to be a conflict of
         interest in doing business with the UNIVERSITY now or in the future. Indicate any
         significant past or pending lawsuits or malpractice claims against the VENDOR.

         Upon University request, VENDOR must agree to provide independently audited financial
         statements including its statement of financial position, statement of operations, and
         statement of cash flows for at least the past two years. Such financial information will be
         treated in strict confidence. Vendor must further agree to permit the UNIVERSITY, upon
         request, to audit VENDOR's books as related to the Wayne State University account.

         Failure to agree to this will result in disqualification of your bid.

         When financial information is requested, VENDORS who would like their financial
         statements returned to them must include a self-addressed envelope marked
         "Confidential" with their financial statement. Requested Financials should be sent to:
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                          Joan M. Gossman, C.P.M.
                          Wayne State University-RFP – Water Treatment Services– 2008
                          Purchasing Department
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                          5700 Cass Avenue, 4 Floor – Suite 4200
                          Detroit, MI 48202

2. Experience

   The successful VENDOR shall be an organization that has an excellent record as an
   external provider of the services in the type and scope detailed in this RFP. Accordingly,
   VENDORS are to state in their proposals their qualifications to meet the RFP
   specifications in terms of past and current experience with the same or similar
   requirements.

   a. EFFICIENCY MONITORING

      Since one of the major goals of any water treatment program is improved heat
      transfer efficiency through clean heat transfer surfaces, we require that water
      treatment vendors have the capability of on-site computer analysis of energy
      efficiency. Boiler efficiency, overall chiller efficiency, condenser efficiency, and
      evaporator efficiency must be performed on a regular basis. Please submit a two-
      page summary of your firm's capability in this area along with sample
      computer outputs (from at least one of the accounts referenced above) for all
      applicable computer efficiency studies, as Exhibit 3, VENDOR SERVICE PLAN.

   b. EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

      Thorough equipment inspection is important in determining the effectiveness of a
      water treatment program as well as potential operational problems for a given
      system. Therefore, the vendor must have the capability of inspecting our boilers and
      chillers using fiber optics equipment and must be able to provide us with narrated
      videotape of the inspection. In order to demonstrate compliance with this
      requirement; please enclose a sample video from one of the accounts
      referenced above. This video will be available after the bid process is
      completed.

   c. ON-SITE MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

      We are very concerned with microbiological control in our cooling systems.
      Therefore, we require the vendor to have the capability of determining organism
      levels within 30 minutes of taking a water sample. This test will be used by our
      personnel to adjust biocide feed so that system cleanliness is maintained without
      having to overfeed biocide. Please submit instructions for such a test that you
      would use, in Exhibit 3, VENDOR Service Plan.

   d. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

      The program price must be F.O.B. Destination, freight prepaid. The price quoted
      will be considered to include all charges for transportation, packaging, pallets,
      containers, etc., necessary to complete delivery on a F.O.B. destination basis.
      Indicate your acceptance of the University terms to use freight paid invoices.
   e. TROUBLESHOOTING CAPABILITIES

      The vendor must have laboratory facilities capable of performing a wide array of
      analytical work to facilitate monitoring, control, and troubleshooting of our systems.
      The vendor shall provide all laboratory services. Subcontracted work or the use of
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                   independent laboratories is not allowed unless specifically authorized. Laboratory
                   services which shall be available include: corrosion coupon analysis, water analysis,
                   deposit analysis, microbiological analysis, ion exchange resin analysis, analex
                   cartridge analysis, fuel oil analysis, and metallurgical analysis. Include a sample
                   analytical report for a corrosion coupon analysis, a deposit analysis and a
                   microbiological from a local customer (no need to disclose customer name
                   but location should be evident) as evidence of your firm's laboratory
                   capabilities, as Exhibit 4, Sample of Standard Management Reports.

            3. References

                VENDORS are to furnish a minimum of three (3) qualified references to support their
                proposals. References are to be from organizations that are not part of the VENDOR'S
                organization and that closely parallel the needs stated in this RFP. References are to be
                from organizations that have successfully utilized the products and services which the
                VENDOR has offered in its proposal(s).

                The references supplied should include the name and address of the organization, the
                name(s), titles, and the telephone numbers of the persons to be contacted and a general
                scope of the product or services provided including the approximate annual aggregate
                dollar volume involved.

            4. Lost Accounts

                A list of significant accounts that the VENDOR has lost during the past three (3) years is
                to be provided. "Significant" for this purpose shall be construed to mean accounts
                representing billings by the VENDOR in the range of $50,000.00 or more each year. A
                lost account can be defined when the vendor has been terminated on a job because of
                performance or default. Contact names and telephone numbers of affected Companies
                must be provided.

III.   GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES

       A.   Time Period

            Ability of the VENDOR to provide long term continuity in quality service is an essential aspect
            of this contract. The contract(s) will cover an initial time period of February 15, 2009 through
            September 30, 2010, with the UNIVERSITY option to renew for up to two (2) one-year
            periods. Should VENDOR performance prove to be satisfactory, services may continue
            through September 30, 2012. Such arrangement would be for firm pricing from February 15,
            2009 through September 30, 2010, and maximum pricing guaranteed for the optional two
            years. The entire contract period will be in accordance with pricing as quoted on Schedules C,
            Cost Schedule (attached). Separate Purchase Orders will be issued for each year during the
            life of the agreement.

       B.   Terms and Conditions

            The Proposal response must include a formal copy of any VENDOR'S terms and conditions
            applicable to this transaction. Evaluation and acceptance and/or modification of these terms
            and conditions by the UNIVERSITY’S General Counsel is essential prior to the award of the
            contract. In the event the VENDOR does not supply terms and conditions with their proposal,
            the UNIVERSITY’S terms and conditions will govern this transaction.

       C.   Governing Law (Michigan)

            VENDOR agrees that, in the event of a dispute, laws of the State of Michigan will prevail.
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D.   Non-Discrimination

     The parties agree that in the performance of any contract they shall not discriminate in any
     manner on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual
     orientation, marital status or handicap protected by law. Such action shall include, but is not
     limited to the following:       employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment or
     recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation. By
     submitting a proposal, VENDORS certify that they will conform to the provisions of the Federal
     Civil Rights Action of 1964, as amended.

E.   Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

     By submitting a proposal, the VENDORS certify that they do not and will not during the
     performance of this contract employ illegal alien workers or otherwise violate the provisions of
     the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

F.   Debarment Status

     By submitting a proposal, VENDORS certify that they are not currently debarred from
     submitting bids on contracts nor are they an agent of any person or entity that is currently
     debarred from submitting bids on contracts. Information on Debarment can be found at
     http://www.michigan.gov/doingbusiness/0,1607,7-146-6579_8408-20042--,00.html.

G.   Indemnification and Hold Harmless

     The VENDOR shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless the UNIVERSITY, its officers,
     employees and agents, against any and all liability of whatever nature which may arise directly
     or indirectly by reason of the VENDOR'S performance under this Agreement.

H.   Vendor Liability

     The VENDOR will be liable for any associated costs of repairs for damage to buildings or
     other UNIVERSITY property caused by the negligence of the VENDOR'S employees.

I.   Early Termination by the University

     The UNIVERSITY shall have the right to terminate the contract with the VENDOR without
     penalty after the UNIVERSITY’S thirty (30) days written notice of termination to the VENDOR
     under the following circumstances:

     1. Default of VENDOR

         It shall be considered a default whenever the VENDOR shall:

         a. Disregard or violate material provisions of the contract documents or UNIVERSITY
            instructions, or fail to execute the work according to the agreed upon schedule of
            completion and/or time of completion specified, including extensions thereof, or fail to
            reach agreed upon performance results.

         b. Declare bankruptcy, become insolvent, or assign company assets for the benefit of
            creditors.


     2. Convenience of the UNIVERSITY

         When termination of the contract services is construed by the UNIVERSITY to be in its
         best interest for serving the community and its students, faculty, and staff.
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     Note: Any contract cancellation notice shall not relieve the VENDOR of the obligation to
     deliver and/or perform prior to the effective date of cancellation.

J.   Cancellation of Contract by VENDOR

     VENDOR must provide a minimum of ninety (90) days written notice of cancellation of
     contract to the UNIVERSITY regardless of the reason for said termination. Such notification
     must be sent to:

                                Joan M. Gossman, C.P.M.
                                Wayne State University-RFP – Water Treatment Services– 2008
                                Purchasing Department
                                                    th
                                5700 Cass Avenue, 4 Floor – Suite 4200
                                Detroit, MI 48202

K.   Joint or Partnering Bids/Proposals

     A joint bid/proposal, submitted by two or more Vendors proposing to participate jointly in
     performance of proposed work may be submitted. To be considered responsive, any such
     joint bid/proposal must respond to all the requirements of this RFP/ However, a single Vendor
     must be clearly identified as the “Primary Vendor” who will assume primary responsibility for
     performance of all other joint Vendors and all subcontracts to every level. The Primary
     Vendor must identify themselves as such and submit the proposal under their company name
     and signature. If a contract is awarded in response to a joint bid/proposal, the Primary Vendor
     must execute the contract and all Partner Vendors must verify in writing that the Primary
     Vendor is authorized to represent them in all matters relating to the contract. At least one of
     the Vendors must have attended any and all mandatory Pre-Proposal or other meetings. The
     University assumes no responsibility or obligation for the division of orders or purchases
     among joint contractors.

L.   Non-Assignment

     The agreement shall be between the UNIVERSITY and the VENDOR and the VENDOR shall
     neither assign nor delegate the agreement, its rights or obligations, or any of its terms without
     the express written permission of the UNIVERSITY.

M.   Cost Schedules

     VENDOR is to quote its rates for the products and services in accordance with specifications
     set forth in this Request for Proposal. Rates and other requested data must be stated on or in
     the exact format of Schedule C, Cost Schedule. For the VENDOR'S convenience, Schedule
     C and related Appendices are being provided on diskette using Microsoft Word and Excel,
     version 2003 at the mandatory pre-proposal meeting. VENDORS are encouraged to use the
     disk and return a completed copy with their proposal.

     The contract(s) will cover an initial time period of February 15, 2009 through September 30,
     2010, with the UNIVERSITY option to renew for up to two (2) one-year periods. Should
     VENDOR performance prove to be satisfactory, services may continue through September
     30, 2012. Such arrangement would be for firm pricing from February 15, 2009 through
     September 30, 2010, and maximum pricing guaranteed for the optional two years.
     VENDORS must state maximum price increases on Cost Schedule C.

     Please Note:       VENDORS must respond using Schedule C, Cost Schedule. Failure
     to do so will result in disqualification of your Proposal. VENDOR shall be responsible
     for all errors and omissions.
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N.   Pricing Variances

     No changes shall be made, nor invoices for extra changes, alterations, modifications,
     deviations, and extra orders be recognized or paid except upon a written change order from
     the UNIVERSITY. The UNIVERSITY will not authorize payment for changes, alterations,
     modifications, deviations, etc. that are a result of VENDOR error.

O.   Civil Rights Requirements

     All VENDORS must be in compliance with the directives of the Michigan Department of Civil
     Rights.        The    Department      of     Civil     Rights     web     address     is
     http://www.michigan.gov/mdcs/0,1607,7-147-6881---,00.html.

P.   Vendor Payment/Billing Terms

     Payments of invoices will be made thirty (30) days after receipt of invoice and approval by
     the University Facilities Planning & Management Department, for each month completed.

Q.   Non-Collusion Clause (1-30-08)

     The Proposal Certification, Schedule A1, Non-Collusion Affidavit, Schedule A2, and Vendor
     Acknowledgements, Schedule A3, must be executed as a part of the VENDOR'S proposal.

R.   Entire Agreement

     An agreement, when fully executed, shall supersede any and all prior and existing
     agreements, either oral or in writing, and will contain all the covenants and agreements
     between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this agreement. Any amendment or
     modification to this agreement must be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

S.   Severability
     It is understood and agreed that if any part, term, or provision of this agreement is by the
     courts held to be illegal or in conflict with any law of the State of Michigan, the validity of the
     remaining portions or provisions shall be construed and enforced as if the Agreement did not
     contain the particular part, term, or provision held to be invalid.

T.   Modification of Service

     The UNIVERSITY reserves the right to modify the services during the course of the contract.
     Any changes in pricing and rates proposed by the VENDOR resulting from such changes are
     subject to acceptance by the UNIVERSITY.

     In the event prices and rates cannot be negotiated to the satisfaction of both parties, the
     contract may be subject to competitive bidding based upon the new specifications.

U.   Publicity

     VENDORS must refrain from giving any reference to this project, whether in the form of press
     releases, brochures, photographic coverage, or verbal announcements, without specific
     written approval from the UNIVERSITY.

V.   Independent Contractor

     The VENDOR agrees that in all respects its relationship with the UNIVERSITY will be that of
     an independent contractor, and that it will not act or represent that it is acting as an agent of
     the UNIVERSITY or incur any obligation on the part of the UNIVERSITY without written
     authority of the UNIVERSITY.
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W.   Confidentiality

     Proposals could be subject to public review after the contracts have been awarded.
     VENDORS responding to this proposal are cautioned not to include any proprietary
     information as part of their proposal unless such proprietary information is carefully identified
     as such in writing, and the UNIVERSITY accepts, in writing, the information as proprietary.

X.   Insurance Requirements

     VENDORS must provide Certificates of Insurance or other evidence that insurance is in place.
     If awarded a contract, VENDOR must then provide a Certificate of Insurance naming Wayne
     State University as the certificate holder. During the life of the contract, the VENDOR shall
     maintain the type of insurance as stated in Insurance Provisions (Schedule B) attached and
     any additional requirements as specified by the UNIVERSITY Office of Risk Management for
     the VENDOR and assigned licensed VENDOR professionals.

     Questions on insurance requirements should be directed to Mr. Homer Isaac, Director of the
     UNIVERSITY’S Risk Management Department at (313) 577-3110.

Y.   Minority, Woman and Physically-Challenged Owned Business Enterprises (M/W/DBEs)

     Specify in your proposal whether ownership of your company is a certified M/W/DBE. The
     University, in accordance with guidelines from the MMBDC, considers a M/W/DBE as one that
     is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a M/W/DBE, or in case of a publicly-owned
     business, at least 51% of the stock must be owned by a M/W/DBE. Minorities include, but are
     not limited to:

                    African Americans                             Hispanic Americans
                    Asian Americans                               Native Americans
                    Eskimos                                       Aleuts

     If the firm is not a M/W/DBE, describe the firm’s partnering relationships (if any) with
     M/W/DBE and how it plans to support the UNIVERSITY’S goal to award UNIVERSITY
     business to M/W/DBE.

     1.    Reporting
           The selected firm will identify and fairly consider M/W/DBE for subcontracting
           opportunities when qualified firms are available to perform a given task in performing for
           the UNIVERSITY under the resulting agreement. The selected VENDOR must submit
           a quarterly M/W/DBE business report to the UNIVERSITY Purchasing Department by
           the 15th of the month following each calendar quarter; specifically the months of April,
           July, October, and January. Such reports should be sent directly to:

                                   Joan M. Gossman, C.P.M., Director
                                   Wayne State University-RFP – Water Treatment Services– 2008
                                   Purchasing Department, Suite 4200, A.A.B.
                                   5700 Cass Avenue
                                   Detroit, MI 48202

     2.    Report Detail
           M/W/DBE business reports must contain, but are not limited to the following:
             Firm’s name, address, and phone number with which the VENDOR has contracted
              over the specified quarterly period
             Contact person at the minority firm who has knowledge of the specified information

                  Type of goods and/or services provided over the specified period of time
                  Total amount paid to the minority firm as it relates to the UNIVERSITY account.
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      Specify in your proposal whether your company is a certified 8(A) firm.

      A complete set of the University's Supplier Diversity Program, which includes complete
      definitions of each of the above, can be downloaded from our web site at
      http://www.purchasing.wayne.edu/University_Policy_2004_02.doc.

Z.    Ownership of Documents

      Upon completion or termination of any agreement, all documents prepared by the VENDOR,
      including but not limited to: tracings, drawings, estimates, specifications, field notes,
      investigations, studies and reports, shall become the property of the UNIVERSITY. At the
      UNIVERSITY’S option, such documents will be delivered to the UNIVERSITY Purchasing
      Department. The UNIVERSITY acknowledges that the documents are prepared only for the
      contracted services specified.      Prior to completion of the contracted services, the
      UNIVERSITY shall have a recognized proprietary interest in the work product of the
      VENDOR.

AA.   Prevailing Wage Rates

      Wayne State University requires all project contractors, including subcontractors, who provide
      labor on University projects to compensate at a rate no less than prevailing wage rates.

      The rates of wages and fringe benefits to be paid to each class of laborers and mechanics by
      each VENDOR and subcontractor(s) (if any), including individually contracted labor commonly
      referred to as “1099 Employees” shall be not less than the wage and fringe benefit rates
      prevailing in Wayne County, Michigan, as determined by the United States Secretary of Labor.

      Additional information can be found on the University Purchasing Department’s web site at the
      following URL address:


                http://www.purchasing.wayne.edu/Prevail_Wage/Prevail_Wage.html.


      If you have any questions, or require rates for additional classifications, please contact:

                Michigan Department of Consumer & Industry Services,
                Bureau of Safety and Regulation, Wage and Hour Division,
                7150 Harris Drive,
                P.O. Box 30476,
                Lansing, Michigan 48909-7976

                http://www.cis.state.mi.us/bwuc/bsr/wh/revised_rates/whc_tbl.htm

      Wayne State University's Prevailing Wage Requirements:
      When compensation will be paid under prevailing wage requirements, the University shall
      require the following:

      A.    The contractor shall obtain and keep posted on the work site, in a conspicuous place, a
            copy of all current prevailing wage and fringe benefit rates.

      B.    The contractor shall obtain and keep an accurate record showing the name and
            occupation of and the actual wages and benefits paid to each laborer and mechanic
            employed in connection with this contract.
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          C.       For all non-signatory employees and subcontractors, the contractor shall submit with
                   their invoices, a completed certified payroll document [U.S. Dept. of Labor Form
                   WH347] verifying and confirming the prevailing wage and benefits rates, including
                   copies of pay stubs for employee or contract labor payments related to Wayne State
                   University work. NOTE: Invoices WILL NOT be processed until certified payrolls
                   are received.

          If the VENDOR or subcontractor fails to pay the prevailing rates of wages and fringe benefits
          and does not cure such failure within 10 days after notice to do so by the UNIVERSITY, the
          UNIVERSITY shall have the right, at its option, to do any or all of the following:

          1.       Withhold all or any portion of payments due the VENDOR as may be considered
                   necessary by the UNIVERSITY to pay laborers and mechanics the difference between
                   the rates of wages and fringe benefits required by this contract and the actual wages
                   and fringe benefits paid;

          2.       Terminate this contract and proceed to complete the contract by separate agreement
                   with another vendor or otherwise, in which case the VENDOR and its sureties shall be
                   liable to the UNIVERSITY for any excess costs incurred by the UNIVERSITY.

                   Terms identical or substantially similar to this section of this RFP shall be included in
                   any contract or subcontract pertaining to this project.

          The current applicable prevailing wage rates as identified by the State of Michigan
          Department of Consumer & Industry Services, Bureau of Safety and Regulation, Wage and
          Hour Division are listed below for reference. Refer to item C above if additional information is
          required.

          < See Purchasing Website at: www.purchasing.wayne.edu and click on “prevailing
          wage rates” >

AB. Project Labor Agreements
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          U   (Deleted)

AC.       Buy American

          Wayne State University intends to purchase products in the United States of America
          whenever an American made* product is available that meets or exceeds the specifications
          requested and the price is equal to or lower than a foreign made product. Vendors are
          required to bid American made products whenever available. Vendors may bid foreign made
          products when:
              1) They are specified
              2) As an alternate as long as they are technically equal to the product specified.
          * (More than 50% of the product manufactured or assembled in the U.S.A.)
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IV.    STATEMENT / SCOPE OF WORK


       A.        GENERAL SCOPE

            1.     WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY requires water treatment chemicals and services for
                   approximately (46) open recirculating condenser water systems and cooling towers, (65)
                   closed loop heating systems and (41) boiler plant systems in various University buildings. Bulk
                   chemicals and bulk feed chemical tanks will be provided by the successful VENDOR for
                   Pharmacy, Scott Hall, Chemistry Building and the Physics Building. Chemicals required for the
                   balance (of buildings will be provided by the VENDOR in appropriate sized containers
                   (pails/drums) for individual building needs. VENDOR shall be responsible for proper removal
                   and disposal of such vendor-owned containers. It shall also be mandatory for the VENDOR to
                   provide suitable overflow/rupture containers under tanks, drums, etc. at delivery, storage and
                   feed sites.

            2.     The successful VENDOR shall have a proven record for the safe and efficient handling of large
                   building water systems, be well established and financially responsible and have adequate
                   insurance covering hazardous materials accidents. In the event of a problem, the firm would
                   be asked to share the cost of any damages to the extent caused by its error.

            3.     VENDOR must have demonstrated product inventory and distribution capabilities to meet the
                   UNIVERSITY'S rapid response time needs. It must provide personnel with necessary expertise
                   to address and resolve technical and other operating issues associated with Wayne State
                   University's water treatment program.

      B.    PROGRAM GOALS

            The water treatment program will provide scale and corrosion protection for the condenser water
            systems, cooling towers, chillers and chilled water systems, steam boilers, deaerators,
            steam/condensate lines, and closed hot water loops while maximizing efficiency and performance.
            The program will effectively:

            1.     Reduce fuel and electrical consumption through improved heat transfer efficiency. This is to be
                   accomplished by minimizing scale / corrosion / fouling / and microbiological growth which
                   create deposits on heat transfer surfaces.

            2.     Minimize repair and maintenance costs associated with replacement and cleaning of
                   equipment due to scale / corrosion / fouling / or microbiological activity.

            3.     Provide professional / knowledgeable and involved sales/service personnel to ensure program
                   success.

            4.     Accurately monitor program results and communicate appropriate recommendations with
                   quantifiable business oriented justification.

            5.     Thoroughly train University personnel on the implementation and control of the program.

            6.     Provide a high quality water treatment program at the least expense.
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     C.   GENERAL DESCRIPTION

          This specification covers the water treatment materials and services required for the reliable, efficient
          / safe and economical operation of the following Wayne State University's systems:

          1.    Open recirculating condenser water systems.
          2.    Boiler water systems.
          3.    Chilled water and heating hot water systems.

          In addition, this specification covers the water treatment materials and services required for the safe
          and economical accomplishment of the following maintenance procedures:

          1.    Winter tower lay-up and spring start-up.
          2.    Closed systems cleaning and corrosion inhibition.
          3.    Summer boiler lay-up and heating season start-up.

     E.   COMPENSATION AND RATES

          1.    All prices for chemical products are to be quoted F.O.B. delivery point, inside delivery with
                billing terms of net 30 days. Prices are to include insurance and the cost of all services
                committed by the VENDOR in its proposal and as specified in this Request for Proposal. Such
                services shall include but not be limited to the use of VENDOR owned tanks installed by the
                VENDOR and other containers so provided, initial test kits and reagents, containment basins
                for all affected buildings, special totes, technical services and program monitoring and training
                by VENDOR personnel.

          2.    VENDOR is to provide "net sell" price list of auxiliary items such as replacement test kits,
                chemical feed pumps, special measuring devices, etc.

                Any additional services not included in quoted prices are to be clearly identified under "Exhibit
                1, Restricted Services" in the VENDOR'S Proposal.

     F.   PRODUCT USAGE

                VENDOR is to state its own recommended quantities on Schedules C. as required. VENDOR
                is to assume zero inventories on hand for purposes in calculating recommended annual
                consumption needs.

                VENDOR is to state in its Proposal its guarantee of the minimum quantities that would be
                available with its proposed water treatment program. Note: The University reserves the right
                to buy from another source and/or cancel any agreement if the Vendor is unable to meet
                University requirements.

V.   VENDOR SERVICE PLAN

     A.   Method of Operation

          1.    Central Tanks
                Successful VENDOR shall recommend and with approval furnish and install bulk feed
                chemical tanks to meet specific water treatment needs and safety requirements for cooling
                tower operations at Scott Hall. Chemistry, Physics and Pharmacy. Vendor shall state in its
                proposal the exact size and specifications of the tanks and required safety containment basins,
                special hookups. etc. Equipment is to be provided at no charge to the UNIVERSITY in
                consideration for the UNIVERSITY specifying and utilizing the VENDOR'S products throughout
                the contract period. VENDOR shall be responsible for the direct delivery of chemicals to the
                bulk tank sites. and filling and removing chemicals from the tanks as required. VENDOR is to
                describe its method for such handlings in its proposal.
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                 VENDOR is to include in its recommendations the option of including State Hall and
                 Science Hall cooling tower systems as a part of the feed for Chemistry.

     2.    Pail/Drum Operations
           VENDOR-owned pails and drums shall represent the means for delivering and storing ordered
           chemicals at the UNIVERSITY for specified boiler operations and cooling towers for the
           remaining affected buildings. Because of the large quantities of chemicals required for
           seasonal start-up and lay up needs, VENDOR shall deliver such products in five gallon
           containers inside all of the affected buildings. Provide full physical specifications, including
           safety features of all containers proposed for use by the VENDOR. VENDOR is to provide at
           its expense, appropriate containment basins/pans for pail storage at all buildings.

           VENDOR shall pick up empty pails/drums from four or more designated storage zones on
           Campus as directed by F.P. & M. and dispose of its containers in accordance with all statutes
           and regulations governing such activities. VENDOR is to provide at its expense a special tote
           for each pick up station to facilitate handling. Consult Environmental Health and Safety section
           of this RFP for any additional requirements.

B.   Product Logistics

     1.    Ordering
           a.    A blanket purchase order will be issued for anticipated annual chemical product needs.
                 Releases will be made against such order by the Facilities Planning and Management
                 Supervising Engineer for water treatment, as required. State your lead time
                 requirements for filling chemical orders for Spring start up and Fall cut-over needs as
                 well as for Chemicals required throughout the water treatment program year. State
                 point(s) of origin for shipments to the UNIVERSITY (i.e. City, State). Specify minimum
                 order quantities in terms of pounds/gallons of product that can be shipped in bulk for
                 tanks and number of drums and other containers for other than tank operations.

           b.    VENDOR shall physically warehouse chemicals and reagents in sufficient quantities and
                 in appropriate containers to meet all emergency needs of the UNIVERSITY within a
                 facility situated no more than 30 miles from the UNIVERSITY. There is to be no
                 additional charge for this service.

     2.   Deliveries

           a.    Shipping terms for chemical products are F.O.B. Destination, inside deliveries. State
                 under what conditions common carriers and VENDOR owned or otherwise controlled
                 vehicles and drivers will be used to handle deliveries.

           b.    As stipulated in method of tank and drum operations, deliveries of chemicals for cooling
                 towers at Scott Hall, Chemistry, Physics and Pharmacy are to be made directly to those
                 locations. Start-up chemicals for other affected buildings are to be delivered directly to
                 those buildings by the VENDOR. Deliveries are to be made on week days, between the
                 hours by 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. VENDOR is to provide all necessary conveyances for
                 transport to site and for filling tanks in accordance with all RFP terms.

           c.    Building accesses are to be coordinated with designated Supervising Engineers /
                 Building Engineers. VENDOR is to provide 24 hour advance notification of planned
                 deliveries to same.

     3.    Inventorying Chemicals

           a.    On site Campus inventories of chemicals to maintain the WSU water treatment program
                 are to be held to a minimum. VENDOR is to describe its commitment for providing
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                effective inventory control assistance to the UNIVERSITY including joint monthly
                inventory reconciliation procedures. The UNIVERSITY shall have the option to use
                "usable" on hand products of the previous VENDOR up to the equivalent of a 30 day
                supply from the date of the new VENDOR Agreement. VENDOR is to state its
                commitment to this process in its proposal.

          b.    The successful VENDOR shall agree to accept the return of any full containers of its
                products for full credit at the end of a season or at other times deemed appropriate by
                the UNIVERSITY (e.g. outdated, expired material). VENDOR is to state its commitment
                to these needs in its proposal.

          c.    VENDOR is to certify that all products shipped to the UNIVERSITY meet product
                specifications and are as represented at time of shipment. VENDOR is to explain its
                process of certification for shelf life and other use considerations, as a part of its
                Proposal.

C.   Consulting and Support Services

     1.   Staffing
          a.     At least three (3) water consultants shall be employed and available to the UNIVERSITY
                 with one primary and two (2) backup persons. The water consultants shall have
                 experience in the water treatment field.

          b.    Experience resumes are to be submitted with the VENDOR'S proposal for all personnel
                who will actively participate in the specified technical and service support program. State
                relief for the UNIVERSITY dissatisfaction with any of the VENDOR'S assigned
                employees.

          c.    State VENDOR commitment for responding to the UNIVERSITY'S reported water
                treatment problems; both normal and emergencies.

     2.   Studies
          Successful VENDOR shall conduct on site efficiency studies on corrosion in critical systems.
          Written reports to WSU Facilities Management on equipment efficiencies is required a
          minimum of quarterly. Vendor should outline what other studies it might recommend.
          Evidence of such capability is to be provided with the VENDOR'S Proposal.

     3.   Administration Notebook
          a.   VENDOR shall provide a two page summary that explains how it administers and
               manages a water treatment program. A sample of the VENDOR'S Administration
               Notebook and its contents is to be included.

          b.    The UNIVERSITY requires an Administration Notebook in order to have quick access to
                all technical and safety information concerning a given water treatment problem. At the
                very least, this Notebook must contain an outline of the chemical program, all chemical
                control test procedures, Log Sheets, Product Bulletins, Material Safety Data Sheets,
                Feed and Control Equipment Specifications and Service Reports. The VENDOR'S
                Health and Safety certification and capability response plans requested by the
                UNIVERSITY as a part of this RFP may be presented as a part of the VENDOR'S
                Administrative Notebook.

     4.   Laboratory Backup
          The successful VENDOR must have major laboratory backup capability to assist in the
          solution of problems which may arise that cause or can cause loss of efficiency or equipment
          damage. Evidence of backup laboratory capability, including location and equipment, must be
          submitted with the VENDOR Proposal. All laboratory work shall be the direct work of the
          company. Subcontract laboratory analyses are not acceptable. Laboratory equipment must
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          include: a) scanning electron microscope, b) transmission electron microscope c) atomic
          absorption spectrophotometer, d) x-ray fluorescence spectrophotometer, e) total carbon,
          hydrogen, nitrogen analyzer, f) x-ray defractometer, g) gas chromatograph, h) automatic
          colony counter.

     5.   Research and Development
          VENDOR is to explain in its Proposal the scope of the Company's research and development
          resources and facilities, as an indicator of the Company's capability to provide specified
          products and services, long term. State the Company's estimated annual budget for its R&D
          Program.

D.   Environmental Health and Safety

     Health and Safety are critical aspects of an effective water treatment program. The successful
     Vendor shall provide an MSDS for each chemical with each delivery. In addition, an MSDS binder
     shall be provided in each boiler room listing all Chemicals provided by the Vendor. The successful
     VENDOR shall have a proven record for the safe and efficient handling of water treatment programs
     and shall provide evidence of same as follows:

     1.   Certifications
          VENDOR is to submit with its Proposal shop drawings, EPA registration certificates, licenses, if
          applicable, hazardous material data, right to know literature, and its Company letter certifying
          that all of its proposed water treatment operations, delivery methods, services, chemicals,
          materials, shipping and storage containers, container labeling and disposal procedures, tanks
          and other equipment to be provided all meet the specifications of the Request for Proposal and
          are in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local statutes and regulations
          governing same. Above requirements may be incorporated as a part of the Administration
          Notebook that is a mandatory requirement part of the VENDOR Proposal.

     2.   Safety
          The VENDOR shall be an active participant and leader in all aspects of chemical safety. In the
          interest of safety and legal compliance with MIOSHA and MDNR safety standards Wayne
          State University has adopted a Hazard Communication Plan (Employee Right-to-Know). The
          VENDOR shall assist Wayne State University in complying with all requirements of the plan,
          including but not limited to VENDOR requirements. Annual training for Wayne State University
          operations personnel shall include Right-to-Know training and safe materials handling.

     3.   Emergency Response Capability
          VENDOR is to provide an outline of its Emergency Response Plan that would apply to the
          UNIVERSITY'S water treatment systems and operations. This must include a VENDOR 24
          hour emergency telephone number. VENDOR is to state its means for addressing and solving
          and/or assisting the UNIVERSITY in resolving emergency Safety and Health challenges that
          could arise with the water treatment programs.


     4.   Chemical Containers
          As specified in the Method of Operation Section of the RFP, VENDOR shall be responsible for
          the safe delivery handling of chemical containers and safe handling of the pick up and disposal
          of empty pails and drums that shall be owned by the VENDOR. Such handling are to be in
          accordance with all applicable statutes and regulations as specified in certifications above.
          VENDOR is to explain its procedures for labeling containers in its Proposal.

E.   Quality Improvement Commitment

     1.   Statistical Process Control
          a.     VENDOR must be currently practicing statistical process control or equivalent in the
                 manufacture and/or blending of its chemical products. This is to help ensure the
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                        UNIVERSITY that the VENDOR will be providing quality products. In addition, VENDOR
                        must have a commercially available statistical process control program specifically
                        designed for monitoring and controlling boilers and cooling towers.

                  b.    VENDOR is to submit a two page summary of its capability in these areas along with a
                        sample computer output of both manufacturing and your commercially available "SPC"
                        programs. Additional supporting literature may be included. The VENDOR'S use of
                        nitrites in its products is also to be provided with this information. Advise whether or not
                        closed loop water treatment chemicals contain nitrites. If so, explain any negative impact
                        they may have on customer's equipment.

            2.    Quality
                  The VENDOR'S commitment and dedication to quality is an indication of its service attitude
                  and ability to satisfy its clients needs. A VENDOR’S dedication to quality means fewer
                  problems and less risk for our facility. As such, all VENDOR manufacturing facilities and Labs
                  must be ISO 9000 certified. VENDOR is to provide a two page summary of its "Quality
                  Improvement Process”. Include an outline of “The Quality Education" that your employees
                  receive. State the number and classifications of your employees that have received such
                  training. Supporting literature or pamphlets that illustrate your program may be included.

            3.    Operator Training
                  The successful VENDOR shall have an established operator training program. Submit an
                  outline or example of your program offering with your Proposal. VENDOR shall provide
                  necessary "Right to know" material. State Vendor program for administering same; submit list
                  of training received of necessary certification based on chemical usage.

VI .   TECHNICAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

       The VENDOR shall provide the following services:

       A.   General
            1.   Propose every reasonable effort to maximize cycles of concentration in both boilers and
                 cooling towers to minimize water consumption.

            2.    Provide supervision for initial service (as long as required) and 30 hours per week minimum
                  service covering all buildings and their associated systems during the heating and cooling
                  season through qualified water consultant and laboratory control.

            3.    Recommended compounds, equipment, and methods needed for handling water problems,
                  informing the building engineer and engineering supervisor weekly/monthly. Documentation
                  shall be submitted clearly and concisely indicating existing condition(s) and
                  recommendation(s).

            4.    Recommended correction of design deficiencies or process changes.

            5.    Complete monthly on-site operating efficiency performance studies as part of the routine
                  service program.

            6.    Supply (at cost) the UNIVERSITY with Morr Controls Systems or substitute with written
                  University approval, which is required to assure reliable operation of the UNIVERSITY'S boiler
                  and cooling systems. The VENDOR will review the benefits of installing this equipment and
                  discuss any savings the UNIVERSITY will realize as a result.

       B.   Initial Service
            Initial service will provide a water consultant at the inception of both the heating and cooling season
            water treatment program to:
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     1.    Initiate treatment dosages and schedules.

     2.    Provide a training session for instruction of operating personnel as to the proper methods of
           applying treatment, and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

     3.    Instruct in the proper methods of collecting and forwarding water samples.

     4.    Instruct in the proper methods of conducting control tests and why; care and testing of other
           equipment; and interpretation of test control readings.

     5.    Investigate unusual conditions and make prompt recommendations for correction.

     6.    Deliver written instructions for control of water treatment systems.

     7.    Provide all containers necessary for any samples to be sent to the company's laboratories for
           evaluation/analysis.

     8.    Provide interpretation of equipment function log and training as to how to collect the data and
           why.

C.   Continuing Service
     Routine personal service must be conducted by a qualified representative. This includes a minimum
     of 30 hours of servicel per week by the consultant during both heating and cooling season. Each call
     will:

     1.    Review water analysis records and report since the previous call.

     2.    Consult with operating personnel on methods of increasing overall efficiency and effectiveness
           of the water treatment program.

     3.    Test water samples on site pertinent to the efficient operations of the water treatment program.

     4.    Submit written report of service calls to the UNIVERSITY'S designated personnel.

     5.    Be available on a 24-hour basis for system inspections. The primary water consultant shall be
           available for immediate response in case of emergencies.

     6.    All analyses run shall be accompanied by a written explanation of existing conditions and
           results that may occur if not controlled and all corrective measures to control an inevitable
           destruction mechanism.

     7.    The water consulting company shall supply at no cost to the UNIVERSITY all necessary
           chemical testing log forms, inventory forms, chiller efficiency log forms, and other forms
           necessary to monitor existing conditions and future conditions with the direct written goal of
           achieving maximum chiller and boiler efficiencies under existing conditions.

     8.    The primary water consultant shall be available/capable to inspect/repair all chemical feed and
           control equipment should they malfunction; or propose suitable replacements.

     9.    The primary water consultant shall furnish service reports on each boiler and tower, not less
           than once monthly during the heating and cooling seasons.

D.   Special Services, which shall include:

     1.    An annual review of the program to provide the UNIVERSITY with necessary information for
           evaluation of the water treatment program at the expiration of each season. VENDOR is to
           take photographs of tube bundles upon completion of the cooling season and provide same to
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      the UNIVERSITY as a part of its review.

2.    Sample analysis and reporting when necessary with no charge to the UNIVERSITY.

3.    Supervision/recommendation for cleaning/"boiling out” new equipment and procedure for
      "moth-balling" equipment out of service.

4.    Seminars with plant personnel in special education meetings regarding the fundamentals of
      water treatment.

5.    Special surveys and studies pertaining to the treatment of water in the best interest of the
      UNIVERSITY.

6.    Continuing equipment efficiency studies and overall engineering availability should the
      UNIVERSITY desire to improve existing conditions to provide better equipment efficiencies.

7.    Analytical or theoretical predictions to forecast the performance of the treatment programs to
      control corrosion and scale. The prediction method shall specify an optimum corrosion inhibitor
      dosage and provide a reasonably quick means of correcting for plant upsets brought about by
      operational changes. The performance predications may utilize system's data as follows:

      a.    Allowable corrosion rates
      b.    System materials
      c.    Operating temperatures
      d.    Water analysis
      e.    Flow rates
      f.    Cycles of concentration
      g.    pH control

8.    Special tests or analysis on water, deposits, tube metal specimens, special sludge or biological
      deposits where suspected problems have developed. These tests shall be performed by a
      qualified analyst or laboratory technician and may include examinations or studies such as:

      a.    Metallographic examinations
      b.    X-ray, microscopic, and spectrographic examinations
      c.    Chemical testing of deposits and scale
      d.    Biological studies
      e.    Cooling tower wood examinations
      f.    Corrosion Coupons
      g.    Boiler and related systems

9.    The results of all on-site tests and analyses shall be furnished in a comprehensive written
      report, with appropriate recommendations for controls and/or operating procedures
      immediately upon completion of said tests and analyses. All chemical analyses and
      recommendations shall be monitored by the contractor's registered corrosion engineer, and an
      engineering report confirming all tests, analyses, and recommendations shall be furnished
      under his signature.

10.   In the event of a labor stoppage, the contractor shall spend additional time necessary to train
      supervision in the management of the treatment program.

11.   The contractor will clean any system that becomes scaled from improper water treatment at no
      cost to the UNIVERSITY.
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VII.   CHEMICALS REQUIRED AND MATERIALS SPECIFICATIONS

       Oxygen Scavenger of boilers
       Boiler Polymer (Deposit control)
       Boiler (Steam Line) Neutralizing Amine
       Closed Loop Treatment for Corrosion
       Cooling Tower Corrosion Inhibitor
       Cooling Tower Biocide
       Lay Up Chemical for cooling tower

       A.   Cooling Tower Water Program

            1.    The cooling tower water treatment program shall include scale, corrosion and dispersancy
                  protection.

                  a)    Compounds shall be a liquid capable of controlling deposits formation, corrosion
                        protection and dispersancy action of airborne materials such as dirt, silt, etc., and
                        microbe dispersancy action.

                  b)    The compounds shall contain materials contributing to color, pollution, COD or BOD.
                        They must be of an environmentally safe nature; i.e., they shall not violate (either in use
                        or disposal) applicable Federal and State environmental protection statutes and
                        regulations in effect during the contract period. The chemicals that will be provided must
                        be compatible with all tower systems and be safe to handle.

                  c)    The compounds shall be capable of providing these protective mechanisms over a
                        temperature range of 50 degrees to 250 degrees F.

                  d)    The feeding of acid is prohibited except as specifically requested in writing by the
                        UNIVERSITY.

                  e)    Inhibitor must be compatible with microbiocides at use concentrations.

                  f)    A specific microbio dispersant shall be incorporated in the compound to keep heat
                        exchange surfaces free of dirt, silt deposits and microbiological slime. The foulness shall
                        be kept in suspension for removal by normal bleed.

                  g)    The compound must be field proven with at least two years of successful field service.

                  h)    Corrosion rates shall be tested on 30 day intervals by ASTM Method 2688-70. Corrosion
                        rates on mild steel shall be 3-5 mpy or less and .5 mpy or less on nonferrous metals. If
                        corrosion rates fail to meet those specified, a second test will be conducted. If the
                        second test fails, the UNIVERSITY may, at option, request that all compounds be
                        removed and purchase price refunded.

            2.    Microbiological Control
                  The microbiocide program shall consist of non-oxidizing dual-alternating liquids, designed to
                  control algae, slime-forming bacteria, molds, fungus, and other fouling mechanisms.

                  a.    Concentrated, non-phenol, non-oxidizing solutions containing no heavy metals shall be
                        used for shot feeding in sufficient quantities to effectuate "KILL" of micro-organisms
                        without buildup of "IMMUNITY". Microbiocides shall be added per recommendation only
                        after a thorough biotrend study has been performed to evaluate growth patterns based
                        on load and nutrient conditions.

                  b.    Tin-quat compounds are generally acceptable, but cannot be used in the North Campus
                        Computing Center system. Provide a type and cost of a third type biocide.
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           c.    Microbiocides (three) shall be liquid and approved by and registered with the EPA and
                 the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Proof of these registrations must accompany
                 the proposal. Drum labels shall be provided.

           d.    The microbiocides shall be effective over a pH range of 7.5-9.8.

           e.    A broad spectrum oxidizing microbiocide shall be furnished to be fed only when or if
                 system is out of microbiological control due to outside influences. The broad spectrum
                 microbiocide must be effective on algae, slime formers, and fungi at very low dosages.
                 Either chlorine tablets (65% sodium hyperchlorite) or combination chlorine/bromine is
                 acceptable.

B.   Tower Seasonal Lay-Up Program
     All open recirculating systems shall be treated for off-season corrosion protection. Systems shall be
     laid up at the end of the cooling season. The following procedure shall be used:

     1.    Wayne State University personnel shall physically clean tower basin.

     2.    System shall be bled to 1.5 to 2.0 concentrations.

     3.    System shall be sterilized using 65% sodium hyperchlorite tablets to maintain a 3 to 5 PPM
           free chlorine residual for 24 hours of water circulation.

     4.    Remove any deposits from tower basin.

     5.    Flush tower to drain.

     6.    Add two ounces per gallon of a borate-nitrite liquid as specified for closed systems.

     7.    Add 0.3 to 0.6 ounces per gallon of an ALL organic liquid that does not contribute to the
           conductivity of the cooling water. The product must be a water soluble corrosion inhibitor
           formulated to rapidly establish and maintain a film-forming inhibitor on clean metal surfaces.
           The inhibitor film must persist after all liquid solution if drained.

     8.    The film must be capable of being dissolved at the start-up of the next cooling season by
           quaternary ammonium biocides.

C.   Closed S stems Inhibitor (both hot and chilled) Program

     1.    Compound shall be liquid to control:
           a.  scale formation
           b.  corrosion protection (less than two mpy on mild steel and less than .4 mpy on nonferrous
               materials)
           c.  foulding protection

     2.    Compound shall have a visual concentration indicator.

     3.    Compound shall contain no heavy metals, phosphate, chromate, or any other materials to
           contribute to pollution. The compound must meet all applicable disposal requirements of local,
           state and federal agencies.

     4.    Dosage calculations must be made to obtain 600 PPM as sodium nitrite in the system.

D.   Boiler (waterside) Internal Treatment Program

     1.    A liquid, FDA approved formulation blend carbonate cycle program shall be provided for
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               internal boiler water treatment to provide protection from deposit formation and corrosion for
               boilers using hard water.

         2.    Product shall keep waterside heat exchange surfaces clean while minimizing blowdown.

    E.   Condensate Treatment Program

         1.    Condensate treatment materials shall be provided to protect entire return system from
               carbonic acid attack.

         2.    Compounds shall be mixed together in mix tank and injected through a 1/2-inch stainless steel
               injector into the 50 PSIG steam header.

         3.    Filming amines or combination filming/neutralizing amines and hydrazide are specifically
               disallowed.

         4.    A combination neutralizing amine shall be provided to protect the entire return system from
               carbonic acid corrosion due to carbon dioxide created in the steam making process. pH
               ranges shall be maintained at 7.5 to 8.5 in all stages of the return system. The combination
               amines must contain a vaporization ratio .4 to 1 and 4 to 1 to protect short and long legs of the
               entire return line system including condensate pigs.

    F.   Closed System Cleaning Program
         On request, provide all technical assistance and advice to Wayne State Representative in regards to
         proposed cleaning program as follows:

         1.    Recommend and furnish when ordered all proprietary and non-proprietary compounds such
               as: biodegradable detergents, wetting agent, defoamers, amines, dispersants, polyelectrolytes,
               acid, alkali, corrosion inhibitors, surfactants, algecides-biocides, disinfectants, chemical control
               reagents, metal pacification agent, and the like.

         2.    Provide chemical tests and controls as necessary.

         3.    Develop and recommend step-by-step procedure to be followed by Wayne State University
               Maintenance Personnel during flushing, purging, cleaning, disinfecting, draining, disposal and
               approved points, pre-treatment and purging operations.

VIII. WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY'S RESPONSIBILITY

    A.   To cooperate with the water treatment company by implementing chemical dosages and following
         recommendations as to control test procedures, maintenance of test records, reporting of results,
         forwarding of samples requested, and maintaining of recommended chemicals.

    B.   Provide an individual or individuals that will be capable of running on- site testing/monitoring of all
         systems utilizing a field test kit supplied by the water treatment company. This individual shall work in
         conjunction with the company's primary water consultant and follow recommendations of that
         consultant.

    C.   To notify the company's representative or backup consultants promptly of any unusual conditions
         affecting the UNIVERSITY water treatment program.

    D.   To maintain an adequate supply of treatment compounds and test control reagents.

    E.   To record necessary data on equipment operating per water consultant's recommendation so that
         efficiencies can be monitored and goals set to improve those efficiencies.
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      F.   The water consultant(s) are to provide the UNIVERSITY with business cell phones, beeper and office
           fax number. The preferred method of communication in an emergency is to utilize the beeper
           number(s) and/or the fax number on file. To ensure minimum response delay, the suffix "911" is to
           be added after inputting the telephone number when using the beeper.

      G.   To notify the VENDOR on a timely basis when inspections are done by an insurance carrier or a
           governmental agency for all systems covered in this contract.

IX.   FINAL RESULTS

      A.   The final results that the VENDOR is to achieve include but are not limited to the following
           requirements.

           1.    Maintain low corrosion rates, monitoring with corrosion coupons.

           2.    Microbiological control must be maintained to effectively control: a) algae growth b) bacterial
                 control c) mold control d) fungus control Total count shall not exceed 1,000,000/ml (milliliters).

           3.    Condenser and absorption sections of refrigeration equipment shall not exceed .006" deposit
                 from deposit formation, foulants (airborne) or microbiological growth to ensure clean heat
                 transfer surfaces.

           4.    Continually make recommendations for improved efficiency via equipment additions or better
                 water control or both.

           5.    Control the scaling, corrosion, and blockages of tubes that could cause the failure of tubes.


      B.   Should the VENDOR'S products, equipment, services and results not meet specifications as outlined
           above, elsewhere in this Request for Proposal and as committed in the VENDOR Proposal, Wayne
           State University, at its option, will terminate the agreement in accordance with its early termination
           terms.

X.    VENDOR SERVICE PLAN

      A.   EFFICIENCY MONITORING

           Since one of the major goals of any water treatment program is improved heat transfer efficiency
           through clean heat transfer surfaces, we require that water treatment vendors have the capability of
           on-site computer analysis of energy efficiency. Boiler efficiency, overall chiller efficiency, condenser
           efficiency, and evaporator efficiency must be performed on a regular basis. Please submit a two-
           page summary of your firm's capability in this area along with sample computer outputs
           (from at least one of the accounts referenced above) for all applicable computer efficiency
           studies, as Exhibit 3, VENDOR SERVICE PLAN.

      B.   EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

           Thorough equipment inspection is important in determining the effectiveness of a water treatment
           program as well as potential operational problems for a given system. Therefore, the vendor must
           have the capability of inspecting our boilers and chillers using fiber optics equipment and must be
           able to provide us with narrated videotape of the inspection. In order to demonstrate compliance
           with this requirement; please enclose a sample video from one of the accounts referenced
           above. This video will be available after the bid process is completed.
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C.   ON-SITE MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING

     We are very concerned with microbiological control in our cooling systems. Therefore, we require
     the vendor to have the capability of determining organism levels within 30 minutes of taking a water
     sample. This test will be used by our personnel to adjust biocide feed so that system cleanliness is
     maintained without having to overfeed biocide. Please submit instructions for such a test that
     you would use, in Exhibit 3, VENDOR Service Plan.



D.   TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

     The program price must be F.O.B. Destination, freight prepaid. The price quoted will be
     considered to include all charges for transportation, packaging, pallets, containers, etc.,
     necessary to complete delivery on a F.O.B. destination basis. Indicate your acceptance of the
     University terms to use freight paid invoices.


E.   TROUBLESHOOTING CAPABILITIES

     The vendor must have laboratory facilities capable of performing a wide array of analytical work to
     facilitate monitoring, control, and troubleshooting of our systems. The vendor shall provide all
     laboratory services. Subcontracted work or the use of independent laboratories is not allowed
     unless specifically authorized. Laboratory services which shall be available include: corrosion
     coupon analysis, water analysis, deposit analysis, microbiological analysis, ion exchange resin
     analysis, analex cartridge analysis, fuel oil analysis, and metallurgical analysis. Include a sample
     analytical report for a corrosion coupon analysis, a deposit analysis and a microbiological
     from a local customer (no need to disclose customer name but location should be evident)
     as evidence of your firm's laboratory capabilities, as Exhibit 4, Sample of Standard
     Management Reports.
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XI.   SUMMARY OF GENERAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

      A.   Attendance at the December 19, 2008 - 10:00 a.m. Pre-Proposal Meeting is mandatory.
           Pre-registration is required by December 18, 2008 by 12:00 noon. Please fax your intention
           as indicated on Appendix 2.

      B.   Original clearly marked as such plus five copies (6 total) of the proposals are required.

      D.   Proposals and Schedules C & D must be signed and the signing authority stated thereon.

      E.   Meet absolute deadline for delivery of proposals to the Purchasing Department by 4:00 p.m.
           on January 9, 2009.

      F.   Proposals remain in effect a minimum of 120 days. A statement to this effect must be
           contained in the VENDOR'S cover letter.

      G.   Any deviation from the RFP requirements must be stated in proposal, under Exhibit 1,
           "Restricted Services". Otherwise, proposal is held to be in strict compliance with this RFP.

      H.   VENDOR profile, statement of experience, qualifications, minimum of three (3) qualified local
           references, and a list of significant lost accounts, are required information for the purpose of
           consideration in this RFP process

      I.   VENDOR'S Quotation, Schedules C and Vendor Questionnaire, Schedule D are to be
           completed by VENDOR, signed and submitted with Proposal. Vendors are encouraged to
           use the disks provided, and return a completed copy with their proposal.

      J.   VENDOR agrees to all technical and general requirements and guidelines, additional general
           provisions, VENDOR service plan specifications, and all other specifications and terms
           specified in the RFP.

      K.   VENDOR must complete the Proposal Certification, Schedule A1, Non-Collusion Affidavit,
           Schedule A2, and Vendor Acknowledgements, Schedule A3, as specified. Sign, have
           Schedule A2 notarized as required, and submit as a part of the Proposal.

      L.   Provide Certificates of Insurance or other evidence that insurance is in place, which meets or
           exceeds requirements outlined in Schedule B.

      M.   Ability to Commence Services on or before February 15, 2009.


      FAILURE TO MEET THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION
      OF YOUR PROPOSAL.
                                                                                                Schedule A.1

                                  PROPOSAL CERTIFICATION

VENDOR is to certify its proposal as to its compliance with the Request for Proposal specifications using the
language as stated hereon.

                          RESPONSE TO WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
                               REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR
                        PROVIDING WATER TREATMENT SERVICES- 2008
                               FOR WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
                                DATED: DECEMBER 12, 2008

                              AND TO ANY AMENDMENTS, THERETO

The undersigned, duly authorized to represent the persons, firms and corporations joining and participating in
the submission of this Proposal states that the Proposal contained herein is complete and is in strict
compliance with the requirements of the subject Request for Proposal dated December 12, 2008, except as
noted in Exhibit 1, the "Restricted Services/Exceptions to RFP" section of the Proposal. If there are no
modifications, deviations or exceptions, state same as a part of the Proposal Certification Statement:

                    NONE.                       If there are, state YES

This proposal remains in effect for 120 days.

Any notice required under the Agreement shall be personally delivered or mailed by first class or certified mail,
with proper postage, prepaid, to the Subject VENDOR at the following address:

Company Name:            _________________________________________________________


Address:                 _________________________________________________________


                         _________________________________________________________


Telephone:               (                )


ATTN:                    _________________________________________________________


Tax Payer ID:            _________________________________________________________


Submitted by:            _________________________________________________________


Signature                _________________________________________________________


Typed Name               _________________________________________________________


                         ____________________________________             ___________________
                                              (Title)                              (Date)
                                                                               Schedule A.2
                          NON-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT

The undersigned, duly authorized to represent the persons, firms and corporations joining and
participating in the submission of the foregoing Proposal (such persons, firms and corporations
hereinafter being referred to as the "VENDOR"), being duly sworn, on his or her oath, states
that to the best of his or her belief and knowledge no person, firm or corporation, nor any person
duly representing the same joining and participating in the submission of the foregoing
Proposal, has directly or indirectly entered into any agreement or arrangement with any other
VENDORS, or with any official of the UNIVERSITY or any employee thereof, or any person, firm
or corporation under contract with the UNIVERSITY whereby the VENDOR, in order to induce
acceptance of the foregoing Proposal by said UNIVERSITY, has paid or is to pay to any other
VENDOR or to any of the aforementioned persons anything of value whatever, and that the
VENDOR has not, directly or indirectly entered into any arrangement or agreement with any
other VENDOR or VENDORS which tends to or does lessen or destroy free competition in the
letting of the contract sought for by the foregoing Proposal.

The VENDOR hereby certifies that neither it, its officers, partners, owners, providers,
representatives, employees and parties in interest, including the affiant, have in any way
colluded, conspired, connived or agreed, directly or indirectly, with any other proposer, potential
proposer, firm or person, in connection with this solicitation, to submit a collusive or sham bid, to
refrain from bidding, to manipulate or ascertain the price(s) of other proposers or potential
proposers, or to obtain through any unlawful act an advantage over other proposers or the
college.

The prices submitted herein have been arrived at in an entirely independent and lawful manner
by the proposer without consultation with other proposers or potential proposers or
foreknowledge of the prices to be submitted in response to this solicitation by other proposers or
potential proposers on the part of the proposer, its officers, partners, owners, providers,
representatives, employees or parties in interest, including the affiant.

                                 CONFLICT OF INTEREST

The undersigned proposer and each person signing on behalf of the proposer certifies, and in
the case of a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation, each party thereto certifies as to its
own organization, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of their knowledge and belief, no
member of the UNIVERSITY, nor any employee, or person, whose salary is payable in whole or
in part by the UNIVERSITY, has a direct or indirect financial interest in the award of this
Proposal, or in the services to which this Proposal relates, or in any of the profits, real or
potential, thereof, except as noted otherwise herein.

Signature ____________________________________________

Company Name ____________________________________________

Date               ____________________________________________

                                             _____________________________________
                                             Subscribed and sworn to before me this

                                             __________ day of ________________, 2009.

Notary Public in and for the County of _____________________________, State of

___________________. My commission expires: ___________________________
                                                                                                   Schedule A.3
                              VENDOR Acknowledgements (Revised 9-2008)
                                            RFP: FOR
                               PROVIDING WATER TREATMENT SERVICES


By virtue of submittal of a Proposal, VENDOR acknowledges and agrees that:

       That all of the requirements in the Scope of Work of this RFP have been read and understood.
       That the University’s General Requirements and Guidelines have been read, understood and
        accepted.
       That compliance with the Requirements and/or Specifications, General Requirements and
        Guidelines, and any applicable Supplemental Terms and Conditions will be assumed acceptable to
        the VENDOR if not otherwise noted in the submittal in an Exhibit I, Restricted Services.
       That Supplier is not delinquent on the repayment of any Federal or State of Michigan debt.
       That Supplier is presently not debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, nor
        voluntarily excluded from covered transactions by any Federal or State of Michigan department or
        agency.
       Any responses, materials, correspondence, or documents provided to the University are subject to
        the State of Michigan Freedom of Information Act and may be released to third parties in compliance
        with that Act, regardless of notations in the VENDOR's Proposal to the contrary.
       That all of the Terms and Conditions of this RFP and Vendor’s Response Proposal become part of
        any ensuing agreement.
       The individual signing below has authority to make these commitments on behalf of Supplier.

Supplier, through the signature below of its agent, hereby offers to provide the requested products/services at
the prices identified, and under the terms and conditions stated and incorporated into this RFP. This offer
remains open for [120] days.

DATE:

Company Name:

Address:



ATTN:

Telephone:              (                )

Tax Payer I.D.

Submitted by:

Signature

Typed Name
                                             (Title)                              (Date)


The Internal Revenue Code requires recipients of payments which must be reported on Form 1099 to provide
their taxpayer identification number (TIN).
T.I.N. (Taxpayer Identification Number, Federal Identification Number, or Social Security Number)

NOTE: If the address to submit purchase orders, remit payment or send additional request for proposals is
    different from the above address, please indicate those addresses on a separate sheet and include
    with your response.
                                                                                                                     Schedule B
                              Schedule B - INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS
____________________________________________, at its sole expense, shall cause to be issued and maintained in full
effect for the term of this agreement, insurance as set forth hereunder:

                                                    General Requirements

         Type of Insurance                                                          Minimum Requirement

1.   Comprehensive General Liability                    Bodily Injury               $ 500,000 each person
                                                                                    $1,000,000 aggregate
                                                        Property Damage             $ 500,000 each occurrence
                                                                                    $1,000,000 aggregate
                                                                                              or
                                                                                    $2,000,000 Combined Single Limit (CSL)

2.   Comprehensive Automobile Liability                 Bodily Injury               $ 500,000 each person
     (including hired and non-owned vehicles)                                       $1,000,000 each accident
                                                        Property Damage             $ 500,000 each accident
                                                                                              or
                                                                                    $2,000,000 Combined Single Limit (CSL)

3.   Workers' Compensation                              Statutory-Michigan          $ 100,000
     (Employers' Liability)

                                             Maximum Acceptable Deductibles

         Type of Insurance                                                          Deductible

     Comprehensive General Liability                                                $5,000
     Comprehensive Automobile Liability                                                0
     Workers' Compensation                                                             0
                                                          Coverages

1.   All liability policies must be written on an occurrence form of coverage.

2.   Comprehensive general liability includes, but is not limited to: consumption or use of products, existence of
     equipment or machines on location, and contractual obligations to customers.

3.   The Board of Governors, Wayne State University, shall be named as an additional insured, but only with respect
     to accidents arising out of said contact.

                                                   Certificates of Insurance

1.   Certificates of Insurance naming Wayne State University / Office of Risk Management as the certificate holder and
     stating the minimum required coverages must be forwarded to the Office of Risk Management to be verified and
     authenticated with the agent and/or insurance company.

2.   Certificates shall contain a statement from the insurer that, for this contract, the care, custody or control
     exclusion is waived.

3.   Certificates shall be issued on a ACORD form or one containing the equivalent wording, and require giving
     WSU a thirty (30) day written notice of cancellation or material change prior to the normal expiration of coverage.

4.   Revised certificates must be forwarded to the Office of Risk Management thirty (30) days prior to the
     expiration of any insurance coverage listed on the original certificate, as follows:

               Wayne State University
               Office of Risk Management
               5700 Cass Avenue, Suite 4622 AAB
               Detroit, MI 48202
             SCHEDULE C

          COST SCHEDULES

   SUMMARY OF QUOTED RATES
           to be downloaded at
purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html
                            RATES FOR TWO OPTIONAL YEARS
                            RFP Water Treatment Services - 2008



                  1st Optional Year                                    2nd Optional Year
                  10-01-2010 to 9-30-2011                              10-01-2011 to 9-30-2012
                            or Maximum                                         or   Maximum
                Zero           Percent of                         Zero              Percent of
                Increases      Increase                           Increases         Increase

                        .                                                  .




Submitted by:

COMPANY NAME:


SIGNATURE:


TYPED NAME:


TITLE:            __________________________________________________


Date:             __________________________________________________
    SCHEDULE D


Summary Questionnaire
                             Schedule D - Summary Questionnaire

                                                                     YES     ALTERNATIVE

1.    Can your company commence services on or before
      February 15, 2009?                                           _______   _______________

2.    Have you provided three (3) references with specific
      contact names and phone numbers?                             _______   _______________

3.    Did you attend the mandatory Pre-Proposal meeting on
      December 19, 2008, and Site Visit December 19,               _______   _______________
      2008?

4.    Did your company provide a certificate of insurance to
      meet or exceed all our minimum requirements?                 _______   _______________

5.    Did your company provide the required Proposal
      Certification, Non- Collusion Affidavit and Vendor           _______   _______________
      Acknowledgement, Schedule A1, A2, and A3?

6.    Did you company complete and provide the Summary
      Cost Schedule C, and include it on disk?                     _______   _______________

7.    Did your company quote services at prevailing wage
      rates and clearly indicate such in your proposal?            _______   _______________

8.    Did your company agree to guarantee to maintain a top
      priority for the UNIVERSITY?                                 _______   _______________

9.    Please complete the following questions:

      A. Total number of employees in your company                 ______

      B. Total years in business with this company name            ______

      C. How many customers do you presently have for              ______
         Water Treatment Services?

10.   Did your company provide a list of lost accounts in
      excess of $50,000?                                           ______    _______________

11.   Does your company agree to provide financial reports to
      the University upon request?                                 ______    _______________

12.   Does your company agree to allow the UNIVERSITY to
      audit your books pertaining to the UNIVERSITY                ______    _______________
      account?

13.   Are there any conflicts of interest in doing business with
      the University?                                              ___ Yes
                                                                   ___ No
14.   Did your company provide a “Restricted
      Services”exhibit, EXHIBIT 1 in your proposal?                ___ Yes
                                                                   ___ No
                  APPENDIX 1

             (Boiler Location Map)
              to be downloaded at
   purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html



Also see complete Campus Map at web site:

           http://campusmap.wayne.edu/ -
Click on “buildings” and scroll down to AAB Building
     APPENDIX 2

Registration/Intent Form
                                                                                                   APPENDIX 2



                                          REGISTRATION/INTENT FORM
                                 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL MEETING FOR PROVIDING
                                     WATER TREATMENT SERVICES -2008 / MG


Please use this form to indicate your attendance at our mandatory Pre-proposal meeting to be held on December
19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. and your intent to submit a proposal for the services listed. Please type or print the
information requested below, then fax to Wayne State University, attention Ms. Pat Milewski at (313) 577-3747 by
December 18, 2008- noon.


Vendor Name:


Vendor Address:



Contact Person:

Telephone:                  (               )

Fax:                        (               )

E-Mail:                     _               _



          YES ________ I will be attending the Pre-proposal meeting mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting on
                       December 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.

                                Location:   Wayne State University
                                            Academic Administration Building
                                            5700 Cass Avenue, 4th Floor – Conference Room 4002
                                            Detroit, MI 48202

                                Time:       10:00 a.m.


          NO _________ I will not participate in the Request for Proposal and will not be
                         present at the meeting.

          I understand that this will not affect our status as a potential supplier to Wayne State University.
              APPENDIX 3
     BOILER BUILDING LOCATION LIST

                        AND

APPENDIX 4 – BOILER ROOM SITE LOCATIONS
                  to be downloaded at
     purchasing.wayne.edu/Adv_bid/Adv_bid.html

								
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