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					              REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL




                            MWH Laboratories

Request for Proposal for Consulting Services


 Strategic Information Technology Implementation

                                  Encompassing:

           Laboratory Information Management System

                      Content Management, Financial

                           And Professional Services

                                     October 2006

                                                 V1.0

                                       October 6, 2006
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Table of Contents
  1. INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................................................... 3
     1.1   Rational ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
     1.2   Objectives ..................................................................................................................................................... 3
  2.     INFORMATION ABOUT MWH LABORATORIES ..................................................................................................... 4
     2.1   MWH Laboratories Background ................................................................................................................. 4
     2.2   Organization Chart ....................................................................................................................................... 5
  3.     CURRENT SYSTEMS ........................................................................................................................................... 5
     3.1   Office Productivity ........................................................................................................................................ 5
     3.2   Application Environment ............................................................................................................................. 5
     3.3   Hardware Environment ............................................................................................................................... 7
  4.     SCOPE OF IMPLEMENTATION .............................................................................................................................. 8
     4.1   General Comment........................................................................................................................................ 8
     4.2   Project Management ................................................................................................................................... 8
     4.3   Technology Implementation Scope ........................................................................................................... 8
     4.4   Data Conversion .........................................................................................................................................12
     4.5   Test & Acceptance ......................................................................................................................................12
     4.6   Training .........................................................................................................................................................12
  5.     PROJECT ASSUMPTIONS, CONSTRAINTS & REQUIREMENTS ...........................................................................12
     5.1   Project Assumptions ...................................................................................................................................12
     5.2   Project Constraints .....................................................................................................................................13
     5.3   Project Requirements .................................................................................................................................13
  6.     PROPOSAL PROCESS ........................................................................................................................................13
     6.1   Selection Objective .....................................................................................................................................13
     6.2   Selection Process .......................................................................................................................................13
     6.3   Selection Criteria .........................................................................................................................................13
     6.4   Selection Team ...........................................................................................................................................14
     6.5   Selection Schedule .....................................................................................................................................15
  7.     PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................................15
     7.1   RFP Responses ..........................................................................................................................................15
     7.2   Preparation Process ...................................................................................................................................16
     7.3   Contract ........................................................................................................................................................17
     7.4   Contract Negotiations .................................................................................................................................17
     7.5   Confidentiality ..............................................................................................................................................17
  8.     PROPOSAL RESPONSE FORMAT .......................................................................................................................17
     8.1   Summary of Proposal .................................................................................................................................17
     8.2   Compliance to Solution Requirements ....................................................................................................18
     8.3   Costs .............................................................................................................................................................19
  ATTACHMENT A – VENDOR SUBMISSION FORM ...........................................................................................................20
  ATTACHMENT B – GLOSSARY OF TERMS .....................................................................................................................21
  ATTACHMENT C - CONCEPTUAL OBJECT MODEL .........................................................................................................22
  ATTACHMENT D – BUSINESS PROCESS MODEL...........................................................................................................23
  ATTACHMENT E – TECHNOLOGY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................24
  ATTACHMENT F – SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................................25
  ATTACHMENT G – BID SCHEDULE ................................................................................................................................26




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1. Introduction
1.1 Rational

MWH Laboratories performs drinking water analysis for a large number of companies as a primary testing
facility, and also as a contractor, working with third-party contract labs. In order to sustain projected growth,
MWH Laboratories future business demands require streamlining and optimization of their existing
operational processes, software and hardware infrastructure.

1.2 Objectives

The MWH Laboratories desires to select a Consultant for an Information Technology Implementation of
which achieves the following objectives:

Table 1.0 – Project Objectives


Objective Name            Description

Reduce “Wet Ware”         Reduce the amount of knowledge retained by single individuals, for
                          supporting systems and institutional knowledge.

                          MWH Laboratories has custom-developed systems that limit the required
                          maintenance and support for their operations. MWH Laboratories desires to
                          identify industry leading Commercial Off The Shelf “COTS” solutions to
                          replace existing custom systems to mitigate maintenance and support risks.

Optimize Business         Increase operational efficiency by reducing time, errors, and data
Operations                discrepancies associated with manual data entry into multiple systems.

                          MWH Laboratories has identified opportunities for improvement in their
                          business operations through “As-Is” and “To-Be” business process
                          modeling. These business process models have identified common non-
                          redundant applications, proper system data ownership, and roles and
                          responsibilities.

Select Technologies       Perform technology specific vendor analysis and selection to meet the
                          needs identified by the optimized business process model.

                          MWH Laboratories is seeking a solution to replace their current front-end
                          and back-end systems, in addition to optimizing all other components in
                          their business process model.

Implement Strategic       Implement selected software and hardware solutions.
Technology Plan

Comply with               All Laboratory technologies must comply with MWH Global IT standards.
Corporate IT
Standards                 Currently, MWH Laboratories support their own technologies. The solution
                          must adhere to known MWH Global corporate IT standards.




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2. Information about MWH Laboratories
2.1 MWH Laboratories Background

MWH is one of the world‟s largest firms specializing in environmental, water, wastewater, energy,
infrastructure, and information technology services. With annual revenues of $1 billion, MWH is a full-service
consulting/engineering/construction company with a 150-year history of solving challenging problems for
federal, municipal, and industrial clients throughout the world. Globally, MWH has approximately 6,000
employees and has a presence in 36+ countries.

MWH Laboratories, a division of MWH Global, Inc., is the largest potable and recycled water-focused lab in
the United States. It is a full-service lab, providing a wide array of capabilities to its Clients. Services include
Title 22 New Sources, Inorganics, Volatile & Synthetic Organics, DBPs/IDSE, Microbiology, Asbestos,
Perchlorate, Arsenic, Radiochemistry, Dioxane, NDMA/Nitrosamines and Endocrine Disruptors. MWH
Laboratories also provide Sampling Seminars, Technical Assistance and Online Data Management services.
Over 500 municipalities in the United States, along with hundreds of utilities, engineering firms, laboratories,
and private industries across the country and around the world, look to MWH Labs for precise, reliable, and
timely data.

With annual revenues of $17M and centrally located in Monrovia, CA, MWH Labs services include over 300
distinct laboratory tests against the samples it receives. Processing an average of 5,000 samples per month,
with peak months seeing as many an 7,500 samples, MWH Labs performs approximately 30,000 actual tests
per month. Over the next five years, it is anticipated that this volume could double. MWH Laboratories has
service centers in Colton, CA, Rocklin, CA and Scottsdale, AZ, and employs approximately 115 people.




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2.2 Organization Chart




3. Current Systems
3.1 Office Productivity

The standard office productivity suite in MWH is Microsoft Office 2003. Therefore, the new information
system must integrate with the Microsoft Office suite.

MWH uses IBM Lotus Notes for messaging and may migrate to Outlook/Exchange within the next 2 years.
The ability to integrate either directly or via SMTP for mail routing is required.

3.2 Application Environment

Enterprise One Financial Accounting System

Enterprise One (E1) is the current MWH accounting system globally. The current version is 8.0 SP23 D1
which runs on IBM iSeries DB2/400 OS V5R3. Access to E1 is via a web browser interface (Websphere/JAS
5.0) or client/server (Citrix 6.3).

Modules of E1 Financial System used include:

      Accounts Receivable

      Accounts Payable



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      G/L

      Job Cost (cost and revenue)

      Fixed Assets

      Procurement/Sub Contracts

      Payroll

      HR

      Contract Billing

Acorde Document Management System

MWH uses Stellent‟s Acorde (version 3.1) document management system with workflow functionality to
facilitate payment of invoices throughout the Americas. Acorde is integrated with E1‟s Accounts Payable
module and Lotus Notes email system. Acorde is further used in MWH Laboratory for managing raw data
documentation.

Application Servers

MWH has standardized on Windows Server 2003 and the .NET framework as the preferred application
server platform. Tomcat on Windows is also supported for the J2EE environment.

Web Servers

MWH has standardized on Microsoft IIS version 6 as the standard web server in MWH.

Web Services

MWH is adopting a service-oriented approach toward systems integration and application architecture. While
this effort is still very much in its infancy, any new systems must have WS-I compliant, SOAP based web
services available and not limit the progression toward this goal.

Database Platform

MWH has standardized on SQL Server 2005 as the preferred database platform in MWH. Older versions of
SQL Server are not supported for new initiatives.

Data Warehouse

MWH does not currently have a data warehouse solution, however, the corporate standard for database
systems is MS SQL Server and MS SQL Analysis services are available for use.

Email System

The MWH corporate email system is IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 running on MS Windows servers.

Authorization/Authentication Systems




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Active Directory is used for MWH network authorization and authentication. Integration with AD, either
directly or via LDAP, for authorization/authentication is currently the MWH standard. There are some legacy
applications including the email system that use Lotus Domino Directory for authentication/authorization.
Other systems have application level authentication/authorization.

Portal

MWH is currently implementing a new enterprise portal and content management system based on MS
SharePoint 2007. The portal uses MS SQL Server 2005 for data storage, runs on Windows 2003 servers and
has integrated Active Directory security. Access to the portal is mainly via web browser, although the product
has different levels of integration with MS Office product suite.

3.3 Hardware Environment

Desktop Platform

Globally standard Dell Optiplex and Latitude systems run Windows XP SP2, Microsoft Office 2003, Lotus
Notes 6.5x, Symantec Antivirus 10. Remote connectivity is available through two avenues, a Cisco VPN
agent on desktops/laptops and Juniper SSL appliances for non-MWH systems. Standard Web Browser is
Internet Explorer 6, soon to be IE7.

Server Platform

MWH has standardized on Intel-based servers running Windows Server 2003 R2 as the major server
platform in MWH. Older versions of Windows are not supported for new initiatives. Linux is not a supported
platform in MWH. The AS400 is reserved for the E1 financial system.

Storage

MWH has standardized on Network Appliance storage appliances as the preferred storage platform in data
centers. Connectivity to the Network Appliances is via iSCSI. FibreChannel is not supported.

Virtualization

Server Virtualization

MWH has standardized on the use of VMware Infrastructure 3 Enterprise as the preferred
virtualization platform. Virtualization of application servers and front-end web servers is preferred, but not
mandatory for new initiatives. Database servers are not virtualized.

Desktop Virtualization

MWH has standardized on Citrix for centrally managed client-server applications.

Network

MWH has a high-bandwidth MPLS network between major data centers (Los Angeles, Chicago, Christchurch
New Zealand, Warrington UK).




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Spoke offices are connected either via T/E1 VPN (Americas) or MPLS (SAP/EMEAI) connection to one of
the major data centers.

All network infrastructure is based on Cisco switches and routers.

In major data centers, MWH has deployed Riverbed WAN acceleration and caching appliances to improve
performance of network communications.



4. Scope of Implementation
4.1 General Comment

MWH Laboratories suggests Applicants review the following attachment before responding to items listed in
the Scope of Implementation:

                Attachment B – Glossary of Terms

                Attachment C – Conceptual Object Model

                Attachment D – Business Process Model

4.2 Project Management

Applicant will provide Project Management team to work and coordinate with MWH Laboratories Project
Management to oversee all aspects of project planning, execution and closeout.

Applicant must state Project Management and Software Development preferred life-cycle methodologies.
Applicant should include tools utilized to facilitate and manage phases and deliverables of the project.

4.3 Technology Implementation Scope

Applicant will identify their capability of delivering one to many of the defined technologies listed below.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

The Laboratory Information Management System component is a key component in the scope of the
solution. MWH Laboratories requires the Applicant to provide a valid and proven strategy in deploying LIMS
to laboratory organizations. The desired LIMS will encompass the majority of requirements solicited in this
RFP. The Applicant is not required to satisfy all requirements, but their ability to provide a consolidated
offering that enables each category listed in the Attachments will influence the selection committee.

The Applicant‟s LIMS offering will be evaluated against the following categories:

       Sales – Optional. A solution enabling Sales staff the ability to track and manage customers, and
        provide quotations for MWH Laboratory service offerings. The solution will also provide the ability to
        centralize and provide local, state, and federal agency requirements and contact information.

       Client and Projects – Mandatory. A solution enabling Project Managers the ability to track and
        manage customer contractual agreements. The solution must provide MWH Laboratories the ability
        to satisfy the requirements of the agreed upon contracted services.


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      Samples – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory Operational staff the ability to track and
       manage customer water samples. This includes the ability to create sample kits that are sent to
       customers, receive the samples back into the Laboratory, then analyze and update the samples.

      Tests – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory Operational staff the ability to track and manage
       tests to be performed on samples. This includes the ability to create and manage bench sheets,
       create and manage run lists, and the entry and verification of the test results.

      Quality Assurance – Mandatory. A solution enabling the Laboratory Quality Assurance staff the
       ability to track and manage the standards and certifications required for Laboratory, Laboratory staff
       members, testing method specifications, and instrument calibration and maintenance.

      Inventory – Optional. A solution enabling Shipping and Receiving staff members the ability to track
       and manage the Laboratory physical inventory including chemical lots and sample bottles.

      Issue Management – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create and
       manage general or miscellaneous issues, as well as issues encountered during sample or test
       analysis.

      Accounting – Optional. A solution enabling the Accounting and Subcontracting department the
       ability to create and manage purchase orders and receive goods and services to facilitate the
       payment of invoices in MWH‟s Acorde system. The solution shall further enable the Accounting
       department to issue invoices and track A/R. Accounting users will also require the generation of
       required financial reports.

      Subcontract Management – Mandatory. A solution enabling Subcontract Management staff the
       ability to track and manage subcontract laboratories used to perform sample testing, outside of MWH
       Laboratories. The solution needs to manage the tests the subcontractor is certified to perform, as
       well as monitor samples received and reports delivered.

      Management – Mandatory. A solution enabling executive management the ability to report on the
       actual and forecasted costs and revenues of MWH Laboratories.

      Reporting – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create and manage
       standard and ad-hoc reports. The solution‟s reporting offering must be able to support sophisticated
       reporting algorithms based on customer specific business rules.

      Content Management – Optional. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create, update,
       view and attach electronic content, such as documents, diagrams, and images, to customer projects.
       The solution must support routing content to different departments for collaboration, review and
       approval.

The LIMS must provide mandatory modules as listed above. For modules that are identified as „Optional‟,
MWH Laboratories will evaluate other solutions and determine if multiple systems are the best enterprise
solution approach. If LIMS doesn‟t offer Content Management, then adding a content management solution
might be the best approach.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements‟ when responding to these categories for
LIMS Requirements.

Content / Document Management System (CM)



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The Content Management System component is a key component in the scope of the solution. MWH
Laboratories requires the Applicant to provide a valid and proven strategy in deploying CM to a laboratory
organization.

If the LIMS proposals do not support the content management requirements, then MWH Laboratories will
select a content management solution.

The Applicant‟s CM offering will be evaluated against the following categories:

       Reporting – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create and manage
        standard and ad-hoc reports. The solution‟s reporting offering must be able to support sophisticated
        reporting algorithms based on customer specific business rules.

       Content Management – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create,
        update, view and attach electronic content, such as documents, diagrams, and images, to customer
        projects. The solution must support routing content to different departments or external clients for
        collaboration, review and approval.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements’ when responding to these categories for
CM Requirements.

Financial Management System (FMS)

The Financial Management System component is a key component in the scope of the solution. MWH
Laboratories requires the Applicant to provide a valid and proven strategy in deploying FMS to a laboratory
organization.

If the LIMS proposals do not support the financial management system requirements, then MWH
Laboratories will select a financial management solution.

Enterprise One Financial Accounting System “E1” is the MWH financial accounting software. Based on
current limitations, MWH Laboratories is exploring the possibility of having the LIMS manage some of the
requirements, integrating the two systems, and potentially augmenting or enhancing E1.

The Applicant‟s FMS offering will be evaluated against the following categories:

       Accounting – Optional. A solution enabling the Accounting and Subcontracting department the
        ability to create and manage purchase orders and receive goods and services to facilitate the
        payment of invoices in MWH‟s Acorde system. The solution shall further enable the Accounting
        department to issue invoices and track A/R. Accounting users will also require the generation of
        required financial reports.

       Subcontract Management – Mandatory. A solution enabling Subcontract Management staff the
        ability to track and manage subcontract laboratories used to perform sample testing, outside of MWH
        Laboratories. The solution needs to manage the tests the subcontractor is certified to perform, as
        well as monitor samples received and reports delivered.

       Management – Optional. A solution enabling executive management the ability to report on the
        actual and forecasted costs and revenues of MWH Laboratories.




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       Reporting – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create and manage
        standard and ad-hoc reports. The solution‟s reporting offering must be able to support sophisticated
        reporting algorithms based on customer specific business rules.

       Content Management – Optional. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create, update,
        view and attach electronic content, such as documents, diagrams, and images, to customer projects.
        The solution must support routing content to different departments for collaboration, review and
        approval.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements’ when responding to these categories for
FMS Requirements.

Contact Management System (CMS)

The Contact Management System (CMS) component is a key component in the scope of the solution. MWH
Laboratories requires the Applicant to provide a valid and proven strategy in deploying CMS to a laboratory
organization.

If the LIMS proposals do not support the contact management system requirements, then MWH Laboratories
will select a contact management solution.

The Applicant‟s CMS offering will be evaluated against the following categories:

       Sales – Mandatory. A solution enabling Sales staff the ability to track and manage customers, and
        provide quotations for MWH Laboratory service offerings. The solution will also provide the ability to
        centralize and provide local, state, and federal agency requirements and contact information.

       Clients and Projects – Optional. A solution enabling Project Managers the ability to track and
        manage customer contractual agreements. The solution must provide MWH Laboratories the ability
        to satisfy the requirements of the agreed upon contracted services.

       Reporting – Mandatory. A solution enabling Laboratory staff the ability to create and manage
        standard and ad-hoc reports. The solution‟s reporting offering must be able to support sophisticated
        reporting algorithms based on customer specific business rules.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements‟ when responding to these categories for
CMS Requirements.

Systems Integration (SI)

The Systems Integration (SI) component is a key component in the scope of the solution. MWH Laboratories
requires the Applicant to provide a valid and proven strategy in integrating LIMS, Instruments, Content
Management and Financial systems.

The Applicant‟s SI offering will be evaluated against the category, Professional Services. Professional
services lists potential integration threads between systems based on known requirements, and perceived
technology limitations.

Example: The Laboratory requires their To-Be LIMS to interface with airfreight carriers such as FedEx or
DHL, for receiving shipment updates. It is expected, even if the LIMS provides an API for such actions, that
some development or configuration work would be required to implement the necessary interface
requirements.



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Example: The Laboratory requires a new LIMS. The Laboratory is content intensive. It would be ideal for the
LIMS solution to encompass content management, but not expected; therefore, a Content Management
solution is listed, as well as professional services for integrating Content Management to LIMS.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements‟ when responding to these categories for
SI requirements.

4.4 Data Conversion

As part of the project, some data will need to be converted and loaded into the system. Conversion programs
may need to be written to handle this task. Vendors must indicate how they propose to do this and the
approximate effort and cost of this effort.

4.5 Test & Acceptance

MWH Laboratories demands the highest quality assurance and control (QAQC) for their customers. The
implemented technologies should follow a six-sigma or similar industry leading test and acceptance
approach that meets the MWH Laboratories QAQC requirements.

Applicant must list and describe the testing methodology and tools used to ensure quality delivery and user
acceptance.

4.6 Training

As part of the implementation requirements, training needs must also be identified for up to 20 operating staff
that will be considered the “power users” and these individuals may also provide training to new staff. This
will have to be conducted in two or three sessions. The training needs of the IT staff for ongoing support
must also be identified. Please include a training plan, clearly indicating what type of training can be imparted
at what phase of the project and where, with due consideration for the remoteness and travel costs. The
vendors must also indicate the number of man-days of training and support provided free of charge.

List the documentation (systems and user manuals) provided with the standard software solutions. It will be
necessary for MWH to see samples of such documentation during the selection process (not to be supplied
along with the Proposal).

Implementation costs should cover all effort required from initiation to post-implementation wrap-up.



5. Project Assumptions, Constraints & Requirements
5.1 Project Assumptions

General assumptions about the project include the following:
       The full implementation of all solution components must not exceed $1.5M USD budget for this
        project.

       The project duration will not exceed 9 months




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        MWH Laboratories will appoint one person, with decision-making authority, to serve as a project
         coordinator/manager.

 5.2 Project Constraints

        Financial system will not be replaced. The financial system is Oracle‟s E1 ERP (formerly JD Edwards
         and PeopleSoft).

         Challenging timeline.

 5.3 Project Requirements

        Applicant must state Project Management and Software Development preferred life-cycle
         methodologies. Applicant should include tools utilized to facilitate and manage phases and
         deliverables of the project.

        Applicant will have prior experience with operational and laboratory business practices and
         processes.

        Applicant must have knowledge and experience in Good Automated Laboratory Procedures (GALP)
         and their relation to Laboratory business processes. Knowledge of I.S.O. 9000 a plus.

 6. Proposal Process
 6.1 Selection Objective

 The objective of the evaluation process is to select a reliable and experienced vendor or vendors, capable of
 supplying and installing a solution with the functions required by MWH Laboratories, within the time frame
 identified in Section 4.5. In addition, the vendor should be willing and capable of providing ongoing
 maintenance and support of the solution.

 6.2 Selection Process

 After proposals have been received, the selection committee will review each, and then rank the Applicants
 according to evaluation criteria outlined in the Attachments. MWH Laboratories will then begin negotiations
 with the three highest ranked Applicants. MWH Laboratories will invite the top three Applicants for on-site
 interviews and product demonstrations (if applicable). MWH Laboratories may request a client site visit as
 well. MWH Laboratories will select the final Applicant(s) based on the interview evaluations.

 6.3 Selection Criteria

Package selection will be based upon a number of criteria, as detailed below. The vendors are therefore
required to consider how their package fits in with the criteria listed and clearly indicate this in their response
document.

Selection criteria will be based upon:

Functional Fit

The functional fit between the package and the business needs, as documented in the Functional
Requirements and its availability for implementation. This will also take into account the ease of use of the



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package, the quality of the documentation, the extent of the modifications required and the readiness and
flexibility of the vendor to handle customization and adapt to any future changes in the business.

Refer to „Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements‟ for responding to questions regarding
Functional Fit.

Company Fit

The quality of management, technical staff, financial and organizational stability of the company will be
considered. Contractual arrangements, current customer base and the quality of the vendor‟s support (i.e.,
assistance/troubleshooting, training, and consulting) will also be considered. Customization should be carried
out by the vendors in such a manner that it can be incorporated into future releases of the software. Vendor
presence in countries where MWH is operating will be a definite advantage.

Refer to „Attachment F – Supplemental Requirements‟ for responding to questions regarding Company Fit.

Technical Fit

The technical fit will be evaluated on its stability of its platform, robustness of its database, and adherence to
defined security and control requirements, audit requirements and target system performance.

Refer to „Attachment F – Supplemental Requirements‟ for responding to questions regarding Technical Fit.

Cost

The overall costs of implementing the proposed solution for up to 100 internal users and 800 external users of
the solution. This will include procurement, implementation and training costs.

Refer to „Attachment G – Bid Schedule for responding to questions regarding Cost.

Implementation Strategy and Risk

 Solutions that can be implemented quickly, are flexible, and are able to meet present and future needs. The
 proposed implementation approach should seek to minimize risk.

 6.4 Selection Team

 MWH Laboratories selection team will be comprised of the following members:

 Laboratory Director

 Project Manager

 Sales Manager

 Client Project Manager

 Laboratory Operations Business Analyst

 Accounting Manager

 Organics Supervisor




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Inorganics Supervisor

Microbiology Supervisor

Quality Assurance Manager

Shipping and Receiving Supervisor

Information Technology Manager

6.5 Selection Schedule

Final vendor selection is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2006.

Completed By:              Key Milestones            Comments

October 6, 2006            Distribution of the RFP

                           Pre-Bid Question and      All Pre-bid questions must be submitted.
October 20, 2006
                           Answer

                           Submission of
November 2, 2006
                           Response to RFP

                           Vendor Package            Only qualifying vendors will be invited to come to
November 10-30, 2006       Solution Presentation     Monrovia, (at their own expense) to demonstrate a
                                                     proof of concept product to the project team.

                           Announced Winning         Begin contract negotiations.
December 12, 2006
                           Vendor

                           Confirm Final
December 21, 2006
                           Selection

January 2007               Begin Implementation



7. Proposal Instructions
7.1 RFP Responses

The closing date for receipt of proposals is:

Closing Date: 2 November 2006

Response to the RFP shall be delivered to:

Contact Information

Name:            Ms. Deborah Webster




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Title:           Technical Support Manager

Address:         1340 Treat Boulevard

                 Suite 300

                 Walnut Creek, California 94597

Phone:           925-975-3484

Email:           Deborah.J.Webster@mwhglobal.com



The proposal should be clearly labeled:

“Proposal to MWH for the MWH Laboratories Strategic Technology Implementation”

A Vendor Submission Form (Attachment A) will be submitted together with the RFP. An electronic copy of
this document called Vendor Submission Form.DOC (Microsoft Word 2002) is available for this RFP.

MWH management reserves the right to accept or decline late proposals at its absolute discretion.

The proposal should include the name of the person to MWH may address any questions relating to the
proposal.

Respondents should provide four complete copies of the proposal. Only two copies of any accompanying
documentation are required. One electronic version of the proposal in Microsoft Word 2002 is required, plus
one electronic version of the Microsoft Excel 2002 Bid Schedule (Attachment G).

Ms. Deborah Webster should be contacted for supplementary information relating to this RFP via the above
contact details. All requests should be written. E-mail is acceptable. In the subject line, please reference
„MWH Laboratories RFP‟.

MWH reserves the right to distribute any questions with MWH reply to any vendor if it deems appropriate.

7.2 Preparation Process

The preparation and submission of the proposal shall be made without obligation to acquire any items
included in the proposal, or to discuss the reason why the proposal is accepted or rejected. MWH will notify
acceptance or rejection in writing to the vendor.

The requirements specified in this RFP reflect those presently known. MWH reserves the right to vary, in
detail, the final requirements.

MWH will not be responsible for or pay any expense incurred in the preparation of any proposal or MWH‟s
evaluation of it.

MWH may require that all or part of the successful proposal be included in the contracts. All responses
become the property of MWH. MWH will not share information between vendors.

All prices shall be consistently in US dollars and all unit prices, charges and totals should be inclusive of tax.




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Respondents should provide a clause-by-clause response to the RFP as specified.

General information, which is not specifically requested, should be attached separately and clearly labeled
"Supporting Material".

7.3 Contract

This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase.

MWH reserves the right to negotiate the final scope, schedule, and price.

MWH requires that contracts covering the provision of services and equipment requested in this RFP be
negotiated to the satisfaction of MWH.

All Applicants are required to acknowledge that they agree to the conditions set out in this section.

7.4 Contract Negotiations

For the preferred Applicant, MWH will handle negotiations to agree on a contract. The agreed contract will
stipulate that the equipment and application software specified will satisfy the functions as stated in this RFP,
and will perform at a speed appropriate to the retail/distribution industry. It will include final costing and a
complete implementation plan.

7.5 Confidentiality

This RFP, plus any other documents released, information provided, discussions, etc., as part of the
selection process, are strictly confidential and should not be divulged to anyone who is not directly involved
in preparation of the response. Additionally, all information within this proposal or gained during the RFP or
other processes will remain confidential by the vendor. No information or publicity will be allowed to any third
party unless specific written authorization is obtained from MWH‟s contact person; Deborah Webster,
Technical Support Manager.

It is a condition of this RFP that the information provided herein is for the purpose of allowing vendors to
submit proposals to MWH. It may not be used in any other context nor revealed to any other party not
directly involved in the submission of a proposal in accordance with the terms of the specification.



8. Proposal Response Format
8.1 Summary of Proposal

The RFP document must have following information:

Summary Section

       Name of the package(s) being offered, version number, etc.

       Broad functional fit to the specifications in the Statement of User Requirements

       Hardware platforms recommended and alternatives.



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       Application environment

       Number of sites where package is implemented. Number of sites for the version proposed.

       Approximate cost of implementation broken down by:

Software Acquisition and Installation

       Application Software

       Data Access Software

       Database Software

       System Management Software

       Development/Testing Software

Hardware Acquisition and Installation

       Application/Database Server

       Web Server

       Backup Server

Implementation Service

       General Project Cost (Consulting, Travel Expense, etc.)

       Installation

       Customization

       Maintenance and Support

       Other Costs

Summary of Strengths of the Recommended Solution

It is the Applicants‟ responsibility to highlight all costs related to the implementation of their solution. Key
components that are required but not quoted for will be the responsibility of the supplier.

8.2 Compliance to Solution Requirements

Applicants should set out clearly in their proposal all information requested. Applicants should provide a copy
of the Attachments updated with their proposed solutions compliance. Applicants should respond to each
requirement as follows:

                Y = Requirements are met by the core functionality of the products in the proposed solution

                C = Requirements will be met by customization of the core products in the proposed solution
                 (describe the nature of customization required)



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               P = Requirements will be partially met by the solution.

               N = Requirements will not be met in the solution. Where a specific requirement cannot be
                fully met, or an alternative solution is proposed, comments should be included (e.g., the cost
                of basic tailoring, how much time is needed, etc.).

8.3 Costs

To assist MWH in the evaluation and analysis of the costs associated with the proposal, Applicants should
summarize and present their budgetary pricing using the bid schedule provided in Attachment G.

It is expected for the Applicant to provide the application software (including third party software wherever
applicable), database integration services and consulting.

The Applicant shall expand and provide additional information on the Bid Schedule as required showing each
item and clearly identifying what is included within the associated charge. The cost should be identified into
capital cost, one-time costs and ongoing charges. The prorated increase per year up to five years for
applicable items shall be provided.

It is expected that all charges and costs applicable to this proposal will be included in the bid schedule. For
example: handling, transportation, installation, training, maintenance and support, software upgrade, tools,
travel, accommodations, and any other item that could be interpreted as the real cost of procurement and
any on-going expenses due to the vendor. Costs are to be provided in United States dollars.

Software costs should highlight the difference between standard core licenses, modules, and enhancement
costs and third party software licenses. Wherever a vendor is supplying items of a different manufacturer, the
manufacturer and model numbers must be indicated.

All costs and prices quoted in the proposal are assumed to be valid until implementation is completed.




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                        Attachment A – Vendor Submission Form




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                             Attachment B – Glossary of Terms




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                        Attachment C - Conceptual Object Model




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                        Attachment D – Business Process Model




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                Attachment E – Technology Functional Requirements




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                      Attachment F – Supplemental Requirements




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                                Attachment G – Bid Schedule




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