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									PURCHASING & CONTRACTS DIVISION                                                                                   KATHLEEN C. RAINEY
CITY HALL, 1ST FLOOR                                                                                                       MANAGER
400 STEWART AVENUE
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89101-2986                                                                                                  TOM MAINO
(702) 229-6231                                                                                                             SENIOR BUYER
FAX (702) 384-9964
TDD (702) 386-9108
www.lasvegasnevada.gov/bids



                                   REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)
                                        RFP No. 090060-TM
              NATIONAL ANNUAL REQUIREMENTS CONTRACT FOR WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS
SCOPE OF WORK: The City of Las Vegas, as the Principal Procurement Agency, has partnered with the National Intergovernmental
Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) to hereby invite qualified firms to submit written proposals for a national annual requirements contract for
water treatment chemicals. The contract term will be for one calendar year from Date of Award with four (4) one-year renewal options. The
following agencies have indicated interest in utilizing the resulting City of Las Vegas/National IPA contract for water treatment chemicals:

                •   Southern Nevada Water Authority                                       •    Pima County, AZ
                •   City of Chicago                                                       •    City of Miramar, CA
                •   City of Philadelphia                                                  •    City of Coral Springs, FL
                •   Orange County Sanitation District, CA                                 •    Howard County, MD
                •   Emerald Coast Utility Authority, FL                                   •    City of Sunrise, FL
                •   City of Altamonte Springs, FL                                         •    City of Manassas, VA
                •   City of Newport News, VA                                              •    City of Salisbury, MD
                •   City of Alexandria, VA                                                •    City of Coral Springs, FL
                •   City of Tucson, AZ                                                    •    City of Lansing, MI
                •   City of Portland, OR                                                  •    City of St. Charles, MO

 PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held on March 5, 2009 at 2:30 p.m.. in the Purchasing & Contracts Division Conference Room,
 First Floor, City Hall Complex, 400 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the
 specifications and any Prospective Offeror’s questions or concerns. Attendance is optional. Conference call capability will be provided for
 those who cannot attend in person. Please RSVP to Tom Maino by March 3, 2009.

 TRAINING SESSION: If a firm is unfamiliar with public solicitation processes and would like to obtain training on the RFP submittal process
 for this requirement, please contact Tom Maino, at (702) 229-2130, no later than 4:00 p.m., March 3, 2009, and a training session will be
 held immediately after the Pre-Proposal Conference.

 PROPOSAL DEADLINE: All proposals must be received in the Office of the City Clerk, First Floor, City Hall Complex, 400 Stewart
 Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101-2986 by March 27, 2009 no later than 1:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST). Proposals received after
 the established deadline will be returned to the Offeror, and will not receive further consideration in the evaluation process. Proposals are
 not publicly opened (disclosed), in accordance with NRS 332.061(2).

 RFP DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED at the Purchasing & Contracts Division, 1st Floor City Hall, 400 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas,
 Nevada 89101, on February 27, 2009 at no charge. Prospective Offerors may also obtain documents by registering with Demandstar.
 Prospective Offerors may register on-line at www.demandstar.com or by requesting a registration form and faxing it to (800) 711-1712.
 Membership in DemandStar is not necessary for doing business with the City. However, prospective Offerors registering with DemandStar
 receive automatic notification of any RFP addenda. Prospective Offerors obtaining RFP documents from the Purchasing & Contracts Office
 will receive notification of addenda. Failure to acknowledge addenda, if any, may cause the proposal to be deemed non-responsive. RFP
 documents obtained from any source other than the City of Las Vegas Purchasing & Contracts Division may not be accurate or complete,
 and each Offeror assumes all risks by its reliance on such documents. An Offeror who has not obtained RFP documents from the City or
 DemandStar will not be notified of any addenda issued by the City, which could contain material changes thereto (such as additions or
 changes to the technical specifications, extensions of time, etc.). There is no charge to being a plan holder.

 INQUIRIES: Questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Tom Maino, Senior Buyer, at (702) 229-2130, FAX (702) 464-2569,
 or email at tmaino@lasvegasnevada.gov. To ensure a timely response, inquires should be made by close of business day, 4:00 p.m.,
 March 9, 2009. Information in response to inquiries may be published as an RFP Addendum.

 Prospective Offerors are hereby notified that this Request for Proposals and all related bidding documents will be made available on a
 Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) or in an alternate format (audio or Braille) upon request to the Purchasing & Contracts
 Division, telephone number (702) 229-6231 or (702) 386-9108 (TDD).


                           City Council: MAYOR OSCAR B. GOODMAN – MAYOR PRO TEM GARY REESE –
               STEVE WOLFSON – LOIS TARKANIAN – STEVEN D. ROSS – RICKI Y. BARLOW - DAVID W. STEINMAN (INTERIM)
                                             City Manager: ELIZABETH N. FRETWELL
                                                                             TABLE OF CONTENTS

  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ................................................................................................................................................................ 1
1.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW AND DEFINITIONS .................................................................................................................................1
     1.1 Project Overview ................................................................................................................................................................1
     1.2   Contractor Commitments...................................................................................................................................................1
     1.3   National IPA Adminitrative Agreement...............................................................................................................................2
     1.4   Estimated Volume..............................................................................................................................................................2
     1.5   Marketing and Adminitrative Agreement............................................................................................................................2
     1.6 Definitions...........................................................................................................................................................................2
2.0 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS.................................................................................................................................................3
     2.1 General...............................................................................................................................................................................3
     2.2 Proposal Format.................................................................................................................................................................3
     2.3 Proposal Content................................................................................................................................................................3
     2.4 Award Criteria.....................................................................................................................................................................4
     2.5 Inquiries..............................................................................................................................................................................5
     2.6 Presentations from Selected Finalists ................................................................................................................................5
     2.7 Evaluation Procedures .......................................................................................................................................................5
     2.8 Proposal Evaluation Requirements ....................................................................................................................................6
     2.9   Protests – Requests for Proposals ....................................................................................................................................9
  EXHIBIT A - SCOPE OF WORK............................................................................................................................................................ 12
ATTACHMENT 1 - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS........................................................................................................................20
  EXHIBIT B -SAMPLE CONTRACT ....................................................................................................................................................... 51
     B-1 Definitions.........................................................................................................................................................................51
     B-2 Contract Type...................................................................................................................................................................51
     B-3 Invoices ............................................................................................................................................................................51
     B-4 Performance Period/Delivery Schedule............................................................................................................................52
SECTION C – STATEMENT OF WORK ...........................................................................................................................................52
     C-1 Scope of Services ............................................................................................................................................................52
     C-2 Deliverables......................................................................................................................................................................52
SECTION D – SPECIAL CLAUSES .................................................................................................................................................52
     D-1 Legal Notice [CAO-7/24/08]..............................................................................................................................................52
     D-2 Project Manager/Company Representative [CAO-7/24/08] ..............................................................................................53
     D-3 Intellectual Property Rights [CAO-7/24/08].......................................................................................................................53
     D-4 Licenses/Registrations [CAO-7/24/08] .............................................................................................................................53
     D-5 Order of Precedence [CAO-7/24/08] ................................................................................................................................53
SECTION E – GENERAL CLAUSES................................................................................................................................................53
     E-1 Disputes [CAO-7/25/08]....................................................................................................................................................53
     E-2 Notice of Delay [CAO-7/24/08] .........................................................................................................................................54
     E-3 Termination for Convenience [CAO-7/24/08]....................................................................................................................54
     E-4 Termination for Default [CAO-7/24/08] .............................................................................................................................54
     E-5 Insurance [CAO-7/28/08]..................................................................................................................................................55
     E-6 Indemnification [CAO-7/24/08] .........................................................................................................................................56
     E-7 Assignment [CAO-7/24/08]...............................................................................................................................................56
     E-8 Waiver [CAO-7/24/08] ......................................................................................................................................................57
     E-9 Taxes/Compliance with Laws [CAO-7/24/08] ...................................................................................................................57
     E-10 Audit of Records [CAO-8/5/08] .........................................................................................................................................57
     E-11 Independent Contractor [CAO-7/24/08] ............................................................................................................................57
     E-12 Severability [CAO-7/24/08] ...............................................................................................................................................58
     E-13 Conforming Services [CAO-7/24/08] ................................................................................................................................58
     E-14 Modification/Amendment [CAO-7/24/08] ..........................................................................................................................58
     E-15 Entire Agreement, Section and Paragraph Headings [CAO-7/24/08] ...............................................................................58
     E-16 Conflict of Interest (City Officials) [CAO-7/24/08] ...............................................................................................................58
     E-17 Public Records [CAO-7/24/08] .........................................................................................................................................58
     E-18 Confidentiality – City Information [CAO-7/24/08] ..............................................................................................................59
     E-19 Marketing Restrictions [CAO-7/24/08] ..............................................................................................................................59
     E-20 Limitation of Funding [CAO-7/24/08] ................................................................................................................................59
     E-21 Changes – Fixed-Price Goods [CAO-7/24/08]...................................................................................................................59
                                                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                                          CONTINUED

SECTION F – LIST OF ATTACHMENTS/EXHIBITS ........................................................................................................................60
FORM A – OFFER STATEMENT AND BUSINESS INFORMATION ...................................................................................................... 62
ATTACHMENT 2 - CITY OF LAS VEGAS AND NATIONAL IPA CHEMICAL PRICING SHEETS..................................................63
EXHIBIT C - NATIONAL IPA AGREEMENT ............................................................................................................................................65
                                                                                                   RFP No.090060-TM
                                                                                           Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                       Project Overview and Definitions

                                           REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
                                  1.0 PROJECT OVERVIEW AND DEFINITIONS


1.1   Project Overview

(a) The City, as the Principal Procurement Agency, has partnered with the National Intergovernmental
    Purchasing Alliance (herein National IPA) to make the resulting contract from this solicitation available to
    qualified Participating Agencies nationwide. National IPA provides marketing and administrative support for
    the successful offeror that directly promotes the successful offeror’s products and services to Participating
    Agencies through multiple channels, each designed to promote specific products and services to government
    agencies on a national basis. As such, the successful offeror must be able to accommodate a nationwide
    demand for these products and services and to fulfill obligations as a nationwide contractor as stated herein

(b) Initial Term and Options. It is intended that the initial performance period will be one (1) calendar year with up
    to four (4) one (1) year option periods for renewal at the City’s sole discretion.

(c) This Request for Proposals (RFP) consists of the RFP cover page and Sections 1.0 through 2.0 of this
    document. The Instructions to Offerors are set forth in Section 2.0, and must be followed completely in order
    for the submitted proposal to be given full consideration for award of a potential contract.

(d) A sample of the City’s Standard Contract is attached to this RFP (Exhibit B). Any proposed modifications to
    the terms and conditions of the Sample Contract are subject to review and approval by the City Attorney’s
    Office. The Scope of Work is set forth as attached in Exhibit A and the Technical Specifications is set forth as
    attached in Attachment 1. Should a proposal be selected for award, any resulting Contract is expected to
    contain substantially the same terms and conditions set forth in the Sample Contract. Offerors are advised to
    read thoroughly the Sample Contract as the Successful Offeror will be required to comply with its
    requirements. If an Offeror takes exception to any term or condition set forth in this proposal and/or the
    Sample Contract and any of its Exhibits and Attachments, said exceptions must be clearly identified in the
    Offeror’s proposal, Section 5, “Exceptions to the RFP or Sample Contract”. Such exceptions will be
    considered in the evaluation and award processes. The City will be the sole determiner of the acceptability of
    any exception. Use of the words “contract” or “agreement” in this RFP does not imply any obligation on the
    part of the City of Las Vegas to enter into a Contract.

                                    NATIONAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS

1.2    CONTRACTOR COMMITMENTS
The successful offeror must make certain commitments to both the City and National IPA under this contract.
These commitments are designed to ensure the success of the contract for all parties involved.

(a) Corporate Commitment
    Contractor commits that (1) the contract has received all necessary corporate authorization of its firm, (2) the
    contract is the primary “go to market” strategy within the public sector, and (3) the contract will be promoted to
    all government agencies, including any existing customers, and transitioning those customers, upon their
    request, to the contract.

(b) Pricing Commitment
    Contractor commits that the contract pricing is the lowest available (net to buyer) to government agencies
    nationwide and further commits that if a Participating Agency is eligible for lower pricing through a national,
    state, regional or local contract, that the Contractor will match such lower pricing under the contract.

(c) Sales Commitment
    Contractor commits to aggressively market the contract and National IPA nationwide and that its sales force
    will be trained, engaged and committed to offering the contract through National IPA nationwide. Further, the
    Contractor commits that all contract sales will be accurately and timely reported to National IPA.




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                                                                                      Project Overview and Definitions

1.3.     NATIONAL IPA ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT
The Contractor will be required to enter into an Administration Agreement with National IPA before services on a
national level can commence (see Exhibit C). The Agreement establishes the requirements, obligations and
prohibitions of the Contractor with respect to a nationwide contract effort.

The City strongly encourages all potential offerors to be familiar with the terms and conditions contained therein.

1.4.    ESTIMATED VOLUME
Last year, the City of Las Vegas spent approximately $5,000,000 on Water Treatment Chemicals The dollar
volume of services purchased under the contract is estimated to be in excess of $100 million annually. While no
minimum volume is guaranteed, the estimated annual volume is projected based on the current annual volumes
among the City, other government agencies that intend to utilize the resulting contract to be made available to
them through National IPA, and volume growth into other agencies through a coordinated marketing approach
between the Supplier and National IPA.

1.5     MARKETING AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
National IPA provides marketing and administrative support for the Contractor that directly promotes the
Contractor’s products and services to Participating Agencies through multiple channels, each designed to
promote specific products and services to government agencies on a national basis.

Contractors are required to pay an administrative fee of 2% of actual sales under the Contract. The
administrative fee offsets the costs of governance, lead agencies, marketing and administration of National IPA.

1.6      Definitions

As used throughout these documents, the following definitions shall apply:

 (a)   Addendum                A written revision to this solicitation document, issued to all Prospective Offerors.
 (b)   City                    The City of Las Vegas.
 (c)   City Council            Governing body of the City of Las Vegas.
 (d)   Contract                Terms and conditions that substantially conform to this RFP’s General and
                               Special Clauses that will be finalized through negotiation and executed by the
                               Successful Offeror and the City.
 (e)   Deliverable             Any products, services, report, software, hardware, data, documentation, or other
                               tangible item that the Successful Offeror is required to provide to the City under
                               the terms of a Contract.
 (f)   Prospective             Individual or firm who has received a copy of the RFP.
       Offeror
 (g)   Purchasing &            Individual designated in this RFP as the person to whom all inquiries should be
       Contracts               addressed to beginning with the issuance of the RFP and ending with an award
       Representative          of a Contract or the completion of the RFP, if no Contract is awarded.
 (h)   Offeror                 Individual or firm that submits a proposal in response to this RFP.
 (i)   Successful Offeror      The firm that is offered a contract by the City of Las Vegas.

 (j)   National                IPA Cooperative purchasing partner of the City of Las Vegas, who will administer,
                               market and sell the agreement nationally
 (k)   Principal               City of Las Vegas
       Procurement Agency
 (l)   Participating Agency-   Any public agency or jurisdiction that agrees to utilize the resulting City of Las
                               Vegas Master Agreement through the National IPA program.
 (m) Supplier                  Individual, partnership or corporation that is responsible for the performance of
                               services under of a contract awarded by the City.




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                                                                                          Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                              Instructions to Offerors


                                       2.0 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS

2.1   General

(a) Proposals must be submitted no later than 1:30 p.m., PST, on the date indicated on the RFP Cover Page.
    Late proposals will be returned to the Offeror.

(b) Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the following address:

                         Office of the City Clerk
                         ATTN: RFP No. 090060-TM
                         City Hall, First Floor
                         400 Stewart Avenue
                         Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-2986

The envelope must be clearly marked with the RFP Number and the date/time for receipt. Offerors will be
wholly responsible for the timely delivery of submitted proposals. Faxed proposals are not allowed and will not be
considered.

(c) Proposals must be submitted in the exact format specified below in Paragraph 2.2 (Proposal Format). Failure
    to follow the format instructions may result in a negative evaluation of the Offeror’s proposal.

(d) Offerors assume all costs associated with the submission of a proposal including any potential negotiation or
    interview costs.

(e) Offers must be valid for a minimum of 90 days.

(f) If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFP, a written addendum will be provided to all Prospective
    Offerors by Purchasing & Contracts. The City is not bound by any revisions to this RFP by City’s staff, unless
    such revision or clarification is provided to Prospective Offerors in writing in the form of an addendum from the
    Purchasing & Contracts Representative.

2.2   Proposal Format

Offerors shall:

(a) Submit the entire proposal on standard 8 ½” x 11” paper size with tabbed dividers labeled by section to
    correspond with the specific sections listed in 2.3, “Proposal Content

(b) Not include advertising materials or brochures.

(c) Submit one (1) original and two (2) hard copies of the proposal and one (1) on CD. The Original must be
    unbound, have no holes punched in the pages, and be suitable for processing through a copying machine
    without causing a paper jam. The proposal must be bound in a manner that would facilitate separation of the
    pricing information (Section 4) from other sections of the proposal. As part of the City’s Green Initiative, the
    copies are not to be assembled with spiral binding.

2.3   Proposal Content

Section 1 – Offer Statement and Business Information

Execute “Form A” Offer Statement and Business Information which consists of the following:

(a) An individual authorized to bind the Offeror must sign the statement, and the date signed should follow the
    signature.

(b) Name and phone number of the representative authorized to negotiate on behalf of the Offeror and answer
    questions regarding the proposal.


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                                                                                                Instructions to Offerors
(c) Copies of all Offeror (and any subcontractor, if applicable) held national, state and local licenses, registrations
    and certifications applicable to performance of the subject potential Contract. However, a business license is
    not required to provide a proposal to the City. Prior to Contract Award, the Supplier must have a City of Las
    Vegas Business License as determined by the Business Licensing Division. Information concerning City
    Business License requirements and fees may be obtained by calling the Business Services Division at (702)
    229-6281 or visiting the City website at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/bus-license.
(d) Acknowledgement of any RFP addenda.
Section 2 –Qualifications and Experience
Include the following information:
(a) Offeror’s Experience. Describe the Offeror’s experience in providing the chemicals and required services
    detailed in this RFP, including information and examples which substantiate successful and reliable past
    performance, including history of adherence to budget and schedule constraints. Include a brief description of
    the Offeror’s business history and number of years in operation. If contract performance is to be
    accomplished through an affiliation or joint venture of several firms, the names and addresses of those firms
    must be furnished, including the roles and responsibilities for each. Offerors must identity all past fines and
    permit violations incurred by their customers as a result of the Offerors actions.
(b) Key Personnel Experience. Designate the key personnel who would be assigned as the Company
    Representative and any key project staff. Include current resumes. Identify particular experience and/or skills
    that would be applicable to the contract requirements.
(c) Work Load Accomplishment. Indicate the present workload of the project staff, to demonstrate their ability to
    devote sufficient time to meet the contract requirements. Estimate the percentage and kinds of work to be
    accomplished by the Offeror with staff presently residing locally.
(d) References. Provide the names of firms, telephone numbers, email addresses and contact person(s) for at
    least three references for which similar requirements have been provided. Ensure that references have given
    permission to be contacted by the City.
      Alternatively, the Offeror shall describe their organizational and staff experience providing similar goods as
      described in the RFP, insufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to perform the requirements.
Section 3 – Work Plan In this section, the Offeror is to provide a proposed approach to satisfy the requirements
set forth in the Technical Specifications, Scope of Work, and the National IPA Program.
Section 4 – Pricing. In this section, Offeror shall respond to all pricing requests for the chemicals the Offeror is
prepared to supply. The City reserves the right to request clarifications from the Offeror for any cost information
submitted.
An Offeror may place a proprietary legend on those pages containing confidential financial information, with the
understanding that any claim for confidentiality is subject to legal review for applicability to the Nevada Public
Records Statute, and such legends may be voided.
Section 5 – Exceptions to the RFP or Sample Contract In this section, list any exceptions taken to the RFP or
to the attached Sample Contract (Exhibit B). It is intended that any resulting contract awarded is expected to
contain substantially the same terms and conditions set forth in the Sample Contract (Exhibit B).
2.4    Award Criteria
(a) The City is under no obligation to award a contract(s) for these requirements. The basis for any potential
    award would be a review and evaluation of the submitted proposals, and award would be made to the
    responsive and responsible Offeror(s) whose proposal(s) is most advantageous to the City, price, quality, and
    other factors considered. The City may award a contract, with or without further discussions, to one or more
    Offerors. The City reserves the right to award by geographical regions. Award of any contract(s) will only be
    made upon approval of the City Council or its designee. The City reserves the right to reject any and all
    proposals received.
(b) The principal criteria for award will be the following:
          1. Experience, resources and qualifications of the Company and key personnel assigned to this project;
          2. Well conceived work plan; and
          3. Pricing.
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(c) The City reserves the right to consider any other factors when evaluating proposals, when such consideration
    serves the goals and interests of the City.

2.5   Inquiries

(a) Any questions regarding this Request for Proposals should be directed to Tom Maino, Senior Buyer, (702)
    229-2130, or FAX (702) 464-2569 or e-mail tmaino@lasvegasnevada.gov. Offerors shall initiate all contact
    with the City through this designated Purchasing & Contracts Representative during the period beginning with
    the issuance of the RFP and ending with the award of any Contract or the completion of this RFP, if no
    Contract is awarded. This will insure that all issues are appropriately coordinated and that all Prospective
    Offerors are afforded equal treatment. Communication between the Prospective Offerors and any non-
    designated City contact regarding the selection of an Offeror is prohibited from the time the RFP is advertised
    until a resulting contract is recommended for award. Failure of an Offeror or any of its representatives to
    comply with this paragraph may result in its proposal being rejected.

(b) Offerors should thoroughly review the RFP and submit written questions by facsimile or e-mail to the
    designated Purchasing & Contracts Representative no later than close of business on the day designated on
    the invitation page. The City will distribute responses to questions by RFP Addendum to all Prospective
    Offerors who have requested a RFP from the City (those who have received the RFP from DemandStar will
    receive automatic notification of addenda from DemandStar).

2.6   Presentations from Selected Finalists

After proposals are received by the City, an evaluation team may select from the pool of Offerors a group of final
Offerors to give a presentation in Las Vegas and/or may request further information from Offerors. Failure to
provide information or a presentation may eliminate an Offeror from further consideration. All costs associated
with providing a presentation shall be the responsibility of the Offeror. Presentations may be done by video
conference or teleconference.

2.7   Evaluation Procedure

(a) This Request for Proposals (RFP) is subject to the restrictions set forth in NRS 332, which address the
    conduct of evaluators and bidders (Offerors), as well as the protection of information associated with the RFP
    process. Offerors may review the pertinent statutes (NRS 332.025, NRS 332.061, NRS 332.800, NRS
    332.810, NRS 332.820) at: http://leg.state.nv.us/law1.cfm.

(b) The NRS definition of “evaluator” extends beyond individuals actually reviewing proposals. NRS 332.025
    provides the following definition: “Evaluator” means an authorized representative, officer, employee,
    representative, agent, consultant or member of a governing body who has participated in (i) the evaluation of
    bids [proposals], (ii) negotiations concerning purchasing by a local government, or (iii) the review or approval
    of the award, modification, or extension of a contract.

(c) A committee will conduct an evaluation of proposals timely received. Each proposal evaluator must certify
    that they have read NRS Chapter 332 restrictions on “evaluators” and “bidders” (Offerors), that they will abide
    by the restrictions during and after the evaluation, and that they have no direct or indirect personal interest in
    the award of any potential contract. Violation of certain of these restrictions is a misdemeanor.

(d) NRS 332.810 prohibits bidders (Offerors) from: (i) making certain offers of employment or business
    opportunities to an “evaluator” or member of the governing body, (ii) offering money, a gratuity, or other thing
    of value to an “evaluator” or member of the governing body, and (iii) soliciting or obtaining any proprietary
    information regarding the contract from an officer, employee, or member of the governing body. Violation of
    these restrictions is a gross misdemeanor.

(e) Pursuant to 332.820, evidence of agreement or collusion among Prospective Offerors and Offerors acting to
    illegally restrain freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price, or otherwise, shall render the offers
    of such Offerors void.



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                                                                                                Instructions to Offerors

(f) Advance disclosure of any information to any Prospective Offeror which would give that Prospective Offeror
    any advantage over any other Prospective Offeror would operate to void all proposals received in response to
    the RFP.

(g) Offerors are reminded that the RFP Paragraph 2.5 (Inquiries) has established the designated Purchasing &
    Contracts Representative as the point of contact during the solicitation, evaluation, and award processes.

2.8   Proposal Evaluation Requirements

Section 1 - Proposal Evaluation Criteria – (listed in relative order of importance)

(a) METHOD OF APPROACH

         The most important criteria is the overall ability of the supplier to meet the terms, conditions and
         specification of the City of Las Vegas and the ability to meet the requirements for the National Master
         Agreement. The individual criteria are outlined below and offerors should answer both the specific
         requirements of the City and of the National scope.

         1. Distribution

                  A. Describe how your firm proposes to distribute the products/services nationwide.
                  B. Identify all other companies/distributors that will be involved in processing, handling or
                     shipping the products/services to Participating Agencies.
                  C. Provide the number, size and location of your firm’s manufacturing, distribution facilities, and
                     warehouses as applicable.

         2. Marketing

                  A. Provide a detailed ninety-day plan describing the strategy to immediately implement the
                     National Master Agreement as your company’s primary go to market strategy for the public
                     sector market to your teams nationwide, to include, but not limited to:

                      i.    Executive leadership endorsement and sponsorship of the award as the public sector go-
                            to-market strategy within first 10 days.
                      ii.   Training and education of your national sales force with participation from the executive
                            leadership of your company, along with the National IPA team within first 90 days.

                  B. Provide a detailed ninety-day plan describing the strategy to market the master agreement to
                     current National IPA Participating Agencies, as well as to prospective public agencies
                     nationwide immediately upon award, to include, but not limited to:

                      i.   Creation and distribution of a co-branded press release to trade publications within first
                           10 days.
                      ii. Announcement, contract details and contact information published on the company
                           website within first 30 days.
                      iii. Design, publication and distribution of co-branded marketing collateral within first 90
                           days.
                      iv. Commitment to attendance and participation with National IPA at national (i.e. NIGP
                           Annual Forum, NPI Conference, etc.), regional (i.e. Regional NIGP Chapter Meetings,
                           etc.) and supplier-specific trade shows, conferences and meetings throughout the term of
                           the agreement.
                      v. Design and publication of national and regional advertising in trade publications
                           throughout the term of the agreement.
                      vi. Ongoing marketing and promotion of the agreement throughout the term of the
                           agreement (case studies, collateral pieces, presentations, etc.).

                  C. Describe how the master agreement will be marketed to your existing government agency
                     customers, and how your company will transition any such accounts to the master agreement
                     available nationally through National IPA.
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                  D. Please acknowledge that successfully awarded contractor agrees to provide their
                     company/corporate logo(s) to National IPA and agree to provide permission for reproduction
                     of such logo in marketing communications and promotions.

                  E. Please provide contact information for the person(s), who will be responsible for:

                      i.     Marketing
                      ii.    Sales
                      iii.   Sales Support
                      iv.    Financial Reporting
                      v.     Contracts

                  F. Please describe in detail how your company’s national sales force is structured, including
                     contact information for the highest-level executive in charge of the sales team.
                  G. Explain in detail how the sales teams will work with the National IPA team to implement, grow
                     and service the national program.
                  H. Explain in detail how your organization will manage the overall national program throughout
                     the term of the master agreement, including ongoing coordination of marketing and sales
                     efforts, timely new participant account set-up, etc.

         3. Sales

                  A. Explain how your company will market and transition the Master Agreement into the primary
                     go to market strategy to local and state government.

                  B. State the amount of your company’s state and local government sales for 2007. Provide a
                     list of your top 10 public agency customers, the total 2007 purchase for each along with a key
                     contact for each.

                      Explain how your company plans to market the Master Agreement to existing government
                      customers and transition these customers to the Master Agreement.

                  C. Even though it is anticipated that many public agencies will be able to utilize this agreement
                     without further formal solicitation, there may be circumstances where agencies will issue their
                     own solicitations. The following options are available when responding to a solicitation that is
                     for product or services covered under this master agreement.

                      i. Respond with National IPA pricing (Sale reported to National IPA).
                      ii. If necessary, respond with lower than National IPA pricing since this is permitted under
                             the Master Agreement. (Sale reported to National IPA).
                      iii. Respond with pricing higher than National IPA only in the unlikely event that the agency
                             refuses to utilize a National IPA agreement.
                      iv. If alternative permitted, respond with pricing higher than National IPA, and include
                             National IPA master agreement as the alternate.

                      Please detail your strategies under these options when responding to a solicitation and detail
                      any reasons why the company would not be able to respond with the options listed above;

                  E. Explain how your firm will educate its national sales force about the contract.

         4. Product and Service

                  A. Provide a detailed written response illustrating how the products and services offered will
                     meet the requirements of this solicitation. Offerors shall provide the proposed product lines
                     that will meet the requirements of this solicitation.




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                  B. Describe other products and/or services you offer that would be applicable to this contract.
                  C. Describe the type of training, educational services, and technical support provided with each
                     purchase. Also state any other training and educational services that will be available during
                     the length of this contract.

         5. Orders, Invoices and Delivery

                  A. Describe your ordering capacity (telephone, fax, internet, etc.)
                  B. Describe your invoicing process. Is electronic invoicing available? Is summary invoicing
                     available? Are there other options on how an agency receives an invoice?
                  C. Describe your delivery commitment:
                     i. How will you meet the standard deliver requirement for agencies utilizes the agreement.
                     ii. Describe how problems – such as a customer ordering a wrong product; a customer
                         receiving a defective or wrong product; etc. – are resolved.

         6. Other
               A. Describe any government rebate programs applicable.
                  i. Describe how your firm will meet the monthly usage reporting criteria. Submit a sample
                      report.
                  ii. Describe ongoing or planned cost savings measures the company is undertaking to
                      maintain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

(b) PRICE PROPOSAL

         1. Identify the objective verifiable pricing index to be used. This must be submitted with the proposal.

         2. Provide pricing based on example provided in RFP. This includes base chemical pricing and freight
            schedules that will be apply nationally and be verifiable by utilizing agencies.

         3. Propose a plan to adjust pricing as market conditions change. The plan must be verifiable and
            auditable. Identify calculation, formula, components, index, etc.

         4. State if pricing is most favorable offered to government agencies. Describe how your firm will ensure
            this contract will continually offer the best pricing available to participating agencies.

         5. Provide details of and propose additional discounts for volume orders, minimum order quantity, free
            goods and services, total annual spend, etc.

         6. Provide your payment terms.

(c) QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

         1. Provide a brief history and description of your company.

         2. Provide a statement of your annual sales for the past 2 years.

         3. Submit your Dunn and Bradstreet comprehensive insight plus report.

         4. Provide the total number and location of sales persons employed by your firm.

         5. Summarize your experience in providing chemicals similar to that outlined in the Technical
            Specifications. Provide a minimum of three references for which you have provided similar products
            and services. References from other public agencies, particularly municipal governments, are
            preferred. Please include company name, address, phone, email, and contact person.




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          6. Provide a listing of key personnel who may be assigned to the City’s contract and also include key
             personnel who will be responsible for working with National IPA for agencies outside of the City of
             Las Vegas. Include their title within your organization and the description of the type of work they
             may perform.

          7. Describe the qualifications of your sales personnel and technicians. Include information on
             professional certifications obtained and the number staff currently certified.

          8. Please submit any additional information that you feel is applicable to your qualifications and
             experience.

Section 2 - General

(a) SHORTLIST

      The City reserves the right to shortlist the offerors on Method of Approach, Price Proposal and Qualifications
      & Experience of the stated criteria. However, the City may determine that shortlisting is not necessary.

(b) INTERVIEWS/DEMONSTRATIONS

      The City reserves the right to conduct interviews and/or product demonstrations with some or all of the
      offerors at any point during the evaluation process. However, the City may determine that interviews and/or
      demonstrations are not necessary. In the event these are conducted, information provided during the
      interview and/or demonstration process shall be taken into consideration when evaluating the stated criteria.
      The City shall not reimburse the offeror for the costs associated with the interview and/or demonstration
      process.

(c) ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATIONS

      The City reserves the right to make such additional investigations as it deems necessary.

(d) METHOD OF APPROACH

      Experiences with the City and entities that evaluation committee members represent may be taken into
      consideration when evaluating qualifications and experience.

2.9     Protests – Requests for Proposals

(a) Any person who submits a proposal in response to this advertised Request for Proposals may, after
    proposals are received, evaluated, and a Contract is recommended for award, file a notice of protest
    (hereinafter, “Protest”) with the City regarding the awarding of the resulting contract; provided, the person
    (hereinafter, “Protester”) complies, as a condition precedent to consideration of such Protest, with the
    procedures set forth herein.

(b) Any person who submits a proposal in response to this advertised Request for Proposals, who has received
    notice of elimination from further consideration for award, may file a Protest prior to the time a Contract is
    recommended for award, provided resolution of the protest may be accomplished without disclosure of other
    proposals. Consideration of any such Protest will be limited to a discussion of the Protestor’s proposal,
    including strengths and weaknesses, and the actual terms and conditions of the Request for Proposals.

(c) The Protest must be submitted in writing to the attention of the City’s Purchasing and Contracts Manager at
    the address set forth in Paragraph D-1 of the attached Sample Contract (Exhibit B) within five business days
    after the Protester knows or should have known of the recommended award of a Contract resulting from this
    Request for Proposal, or within five business days after receiving notice of elimination from further
    consideration for award.




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(d) The Protest must include a written statement setting forth with specificity the reasons the person filing the
    Protest believes the applicable provisions of law were violated. The Protest shall contain, at a minimum, the
    following information:

         1. Request for Proposals number and title,
         2. The name and address of the Protester and the title or position of the person submitting the Protest,
         3. A statement describing in detail all of the issues being protested, the underlying specific provision(s)
            of law alleged to be violated, and the reasons the award of the contract should not be made as
            proposed by the City,
         4. A statement describing in detail how the issues being protested adversely affect the Protester’s
            proposal submitted to the City,
         5. A statement describing the relief sought by the Protester, and
         6. Such other information as the Protester deems to be material.

(e) The Protester shall provide such additional information requested by the City, which the City deems pertinent
    to the consideration of the Protest. The Protest shall identify all of the issues and arguments which support
    the Protester’s claim that award of the Contract should not be made as proposed by the City, and any and all
    subsequent appeals of the decision rendered upon the protest shall be limited solely to the issues and
    arguments set forth therein, and shall not include any new or additional issues or arguments.

(f) At the time the Protest is filed, the Protester must post with the City a security in the form of a cashier’s check,
    bond, certified check or money order (hereinafter the “Protest Security”) made payable to the City. The
    amount of the Protest Security shall be the littlest of (i) 25 percent of the Protester’s proposed price(s), or (ii)
    Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000). The Purchasing & Contracts Manager will hold the Protest
    Security until a final determination is made on the Protest.

(g) Upon receipt of the Protest and the Protest Security, which meet all the requirements set forth herein, the
    Purchasing & Contracts Manager will review the Protest with City representatives and, if the Protest is not
    resolved by mutual agreement, will render a written determination within ten calendar days thereof, unless the
    nature and complexity of the Protest requires additional time. In lieu of deciding the Protest, the Purchasing &
    Contracts Manager may: (i) forward the Protest directly to the Finance and Business Services Director, or (ii)
    forward the Protest directly to the City Council for a determination.

(h) The decision of the of the Purchasing & Contracts Manager may be appealed; provided, the Protester delivers
    written notice thereof to the Purchasing & Contracts Manager within three business days of receipt by the
    Protester of the Purchasing & Contracts Manager’s written determination. Upon receipt of the written notice
    of appeal, the Purchasing & Contracts Manager will forward the appeal to the Finance and Business Services
    Director or, in the case of time sensitive projects, directly to the City Council, whichever is determined to be in
    the best interests of the City.

(i) Upon receipt of the appeal, the Finance and Business Services Director will review the Protest and issue a
    written determination within ten calendar days thereof, unless the nature and complexity of the Protest
    requires additional time. If the Protester is not satisfied with the Finance and Business Services Director’s
    decision, an appeal may be made to the City Council; provided, a written request is received by the
    Purchasing & Contracts Manager within three business days of receipt by the Protester of the Finance and
    Business Services Director’s written determination.

(j) If an appeal is made to the City Council, the matter will be placed on the agenda of the City Council as soon
    as possible taking into account the administrative deadlines in effect within the City. The City Council will not
    consider any appeal unless it complies with the procedures set forth herein.

(k) If the Protest is upheld, or the City decides to reject all proposals in connection with the Request for
    Proposals, the full amount of the Protest Security will be returned to the Protester. If the City renders an
    unfavorable final decision (at any level) on the Protest, the City will return the Protest Security to the Protester
    within 30 calendar days of the decision after deducting there from the expenses incurred by the City in
    processing the appeal.


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(l) If the Protester seeks judicial relief from the decision of the City Council, the City will retain the Protest
    Security until a determination is made by the court. If the court upholds the decision of the City Council, the
    City may retain an amount equal to the expenses incurred by the City in processing the appeal including, but
    not limited to, court costs, costs of attorney’s fees (including those in retaining private council to defend the
    decision of the City Council), costs of staff time expended in processing the appeal, costs to retain any
    needed consultants or experts or any other costs incurred by the City resulting from the appeal. If the
    Protestor prevails in court, the full amount of the Protest Security will be returned to the Protester.

(m) Neither the City nor it officers, employees, or authorized representative is liable for any costs, expenses,
    attorney’s fees, loss of income, or other damages sustained by a person who submits a proposal, whether or
    not the person files a Protest.

(n) No award will be made of the Contract while a protest or appeal is pending before the City. A person who
    submits an unsuccessful proposal may not seek any type of judicial intervention until the City Council has
    made a determination on the protest and awarded the Contract.

(o) The City, as administrator of the Request for Proposals and a resulting contract on behalf of the City, is the
    sole and final forum for submission of Protests.




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                                           EXHIBIT A SCOPE OF WORK

1.       OVERVIEW
The City of Las Vegas, as the Principal Procurement Agency, has partnered with the National Intergovernmental
Purchasing Alliance to hereby invite qualified firms or individuals (Offerors) to submit written proposals for a
national annual requirements contract for water treatment chemicals. The intent is to have a master agreement
that Government Agencies across the country will utilize to procure their water treatment chemicals, for both
waste and drinking water treatment, in lieu of soliciting on an individual basis.

2.       GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
These requirements are a broad base scope for the City of Las Vegas as well as agencies utilizing the contract
outside of the City of Las Vegas. Suppliers will be required to adhere to all applicable Terms and Conditions
required by statutes, as well all rules and regulations governing the purchase, delivery and use of this commodity
by utilizing agencies.

Suppliers should detail in their response their ability to service the 48 contiguous United States nationally.
Suppliers should indicate where their geographical strength and weaknesses are in all regions of the country.
Supplier(s) warrant that chemicals provided as a result of this RFP:

         1. Conform to the most current NSF 60/61 and/or ANSI/AWWA standards for water and/or wastewater
            chemicals
         2. Conform to the general chemical specifications contained herein
         3. Are suitable for public drinking water supply and/or waste water treatment
         4. Are free from adulterants or impurities of any kind, and
         5. The specific warranties of Merchantability and Fitness for a Particular Purpose apply to all orders
            placed as a result of this solicitation.

If at any time, any chemical supplied by the supplier(s) fails to conform to the specifications of the utilizing agency,
then the supplier shall at no additional cost to the participating agency, promptly replace with item that meets
specifications.

Supplier(s) understand and acknowledge that the participating agencies provide services essential to the health
and welfare of the public. Failure of a supplier to provide contracted chemicals may jeopardize the participating
agencies ability to provide timely services, which may affect the health and welfare of the public served by the
participating agencies. In the event of product shortages at any level of production to delivery chain, supplier(s)
agree and affirm that the participating agencies will be given the earliest possible notice and the highest priority
for allocation of the chemicals listed herein. To the extent the successful supplier(s) must prioritize and/or allocate
delivery among its customers, the requirements of participating agencies under this master agreement will be
honored before chemicals are provided to a customer with no such obligations

The Supplier is responsible for ensuring that state and federal regulatory compliance is maintained for any
chemical and related container furnished under the master agreement. Failure to maintain compliance as specific
in this paragraph or elsewhere in this RFP shall constitute a breach of contract.

The participating agencies reserve the right to have chemical shipments tested by an independent laboratory.
Failure of a shipment to comply with the agency specification will be sufficient reason for rejection of the
shipment. Should a shipment be rejected, the Supplier shall remove all non-conforming chemicals at its sole cost.
Upon notice of rejection of a shipment, the supplier(s) shall furnish another shipment immediately, which shall
comply in all respects with the prescribed analysis. In the event the supplier(s) is unable to promptly furnish the
chemical of the acceptable quality; the agency will obtain the chemical elsewhere. Any reasonable additional cost
incurred by the agency will be charged to the supplier(s) either as a credit against an outstanding invoice or billed
to the Supplier for immediate payment.




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3.       DELIVERY

Each participating agency will establish its own delivery schedule based upon its own requirements and the
Supplier’s specified time to deliver after receipt of an order. Failure to honor delivery schedules may result in
damages to the participating agency. Participating agencies may at their own option and convenience cure late,
partial, or missing deliveries in any manner allowed to them by their terms and conditions that best resolves the
shortage. The Supplier (s) is liable for any and all reasonable costs incurred by a participating agency due to such
failures and can also recover any additional losses by deducting the outstanding amount from unpaid invoices

If the Homeland Security Advisory System places the waste/drinking water industry in Codes Orange or Red, all
delivers shall be between the designated hours at the agencies for that code status. All suppliers will be required
to follow prescribed delivery methods and regulations during the Code Orange or Red status.

The Supplier(s) guarantees the delivery of chemicals within the prescribed delivery schedule of each participating
agency. Failure to deliver at time specified, or as amended in writing by the participating agency or failure to make
replacements of rejected chemicals shall constitute a breach of contract. In the event of a breach, the
participating agency will notify City of Las Vegas/National IPA of the breach for appropriate action to gain
resolution.

Supplier(s) shall comply with all regulations for tank/truck unloading as established by the US Department of
Transportation, as well as any State or local requirements. Chemical containers supplied by the supplier(s) shall
be the sole responsibility of the supplier(s) at all times and in any circumstance. Participating agencies will not
pay demurrage or other charges unless the participating agency requests that the supplier leave the container
beyond the delivery date. The control number shall be provided to the treatment plant at the same time as the
other required delivery information. A broken seal prior to acceptance of the batch by the participating agency
may be cause for refusal of the delivery.

All deliveries under this contract shall be accompanied by a receiving ticket that shall be supported by a minimum
of:
     • Supplier(s) Name
     • Purchase Order and Call Order Number (release number)
     • Date of Delivery and Date of Order
     • Materials Furnished
              o Quantity, unit price and extension of each item, and total in accordance with the contract
     • Name of authorized representative ordering supplies

Supplier’s delivery ticket will be signed in duplicate by the Suppliers designated representative. One copy will be
given to the employee signing for the delivery and a second copy will be retained by the supplier(s). If required by
the participating agency, the supplier(s) will call the treatment facility prior to delivery and shall fax a copy of the
driver’s license, and a chemical shipping itinerary sheet which must include the manifest numbers and above
referenced information.

Agencies have the right to refuse delivery if chemical packaging is damage, appears to have been tampered with,
or is deemed to be a safety hazard or potential safety hazard.

All chemicals will be delivered F.O.B. delivered as prescribed by the awarded price/freight schedule. Delivery free
period shall be prescribed by the utilizing agency and hours of delivery will be determined by each utilizing
agency.

4.       MSDS REPORTS

The following MSDS related documentation must be furnished to each participating agency upon request:
            1. A copy of the most current MSDS Report for each chemical your firm is offering pricing must be
               included with your proposal response
            2. National Sanitation Foundation certification for the quoted chemical
            3. Chemical certificate of analysis for all chemicals



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5.       GENERAL CHEMICAL DESCRIPTIONS

The type and general description of chemicals are provided in this section. These are meant to be a
comprehensive overview of the chemicals that will be covered under this contract. Agencies specifics will need to
be taken into consideration on a case by case basis upon their agreement to utilize the contract.

Most agencies have developed a Qualified Products List (QPL) for Polymer and Poly Aluminum Chloride, if the
types of Polymer and Poly Aluminum Chloride are not listed on the QPL and have not been tested and approved,
the selected supplier(s) must submit samples to the utilizing agency for testing and evaluation prior to agencies
acceptance of this agreement


5.1       Aluminum Sulfate
Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall contain water-soluble aluminum of not less than 4.23 percent as Al or 8.0 percent
as Al2O3. In Liquid Aluminum Sulfate, the water-insoluble matter shall not exceed 0.2.

5.2      Ammonia, Anhydrous
The product furnished shall be chemically pure anhydrous, 99.98% free ammonia, free from impurities, which
might cause hazards or stoppage of the operation of standard ammonia feed equipment.

5.3      Ammonium Hydroxide
Chemical strength shall be at a minimum 20%

5.4        Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide (25%)
This liquid is to contain a minimum of 25% anhydrous sodium hydroxide, NaOH, and shall not contain any other
substances capable of producing deleterious or injurious effects upon the health of those consuming the waters to
which the caustic soda has been added or causing the water so treated to fail to meet the requirements of USEPA
Primary Drinking Water Standards

5.5        Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide (50%)
This liquid is to contain a minimum of 50% anhydrous sodium hydroxide, NaOH, and shall meet requirements of
the USEPA Primary Drinking Water Standards.

5.6       Chlorine
The product furnished shall be chemically pure anhydrous, 99.5% by volume free chlorine, free from impurities,
which cause hazards, or stoppage in the operation of standard chlorinating equipment. The supplier at a minimum
shall adhere to the recommendations in the current edition of the Chlorine Institute’s Pamphlet 17 Packaging and
Shipping Plant Safety and Operational guides for receiving, inspecting, testing and reconditioning chlorine
cylinders, ton containers, valves and fusible plugs.

5.7      Copper Sulfate
Copper Sulfate shall be standard commercial fine crystal grade of copper sulfate pentahydrate containing at least
99% of CuSo4.5H20. The percentage of elemental copper shall not be less than 25% and insoluble matter shall
not exceed 0.5%. Certification or quality assurance of mesh size must be provided.

5.8     Ferric Chloride
The aqueous solution of Ferric Chloride (Drinking Water Grade) shall conform to applicable requirements of the
AWWA standards, except as duly noted in the following requirements:

              a.   Product must be between 38-40% of Ferric Chloride by weight.
              b.   The specific gravity must be between 1.390 an 1.480
              c.   Insoluble matter must be less than 0.5%
              d.   The manganese concentration shall not exceed 1.0 gram for each 1,000 grams of ferric chloride
              e.   The product shall not contain more than 1.0% free acid expressed as Hydrochloric Acid (HCI)

The chemical may be a by-product of other production processes. The chemical shall be supplied as an aqueous
solution, containing not less than twenty-eight percent (28%) by weight of anhydrous ferric chloride, all of which
shall be in solution. Not more than three quarters of one percent (0.75%) of the total iron shall be in a ferrous
state.

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The solution shall not contain more then five-tenths of one percent (0.5%) insoluble matter of which not more than
two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) shall be settleable solids. The maximum particle size of any insoluble material
shall be one-sixteenth of an inch (1/16”).

Response must be accompanied by a current and typical heavy metals concentration analysis, as well as
percentages of free acid as hydrochloric acid, ferric chloride; ferrous chloride, and Insolubles.

5.9        Ferric Sulfate
Ferric sulfate solution is a reddish brown liquid that is manufactured from a high purity, mined magnetic iron ore,
virgin sulfuric acid, water, and liquid oxygen. The solution must comply with the AWWA standard for ferric sulfate
(B406) and is NSF/ANSI Standard 60 certified for use in potable water and municipal and industrial wastewater.
The following types should be provided:

         a. Ferric Sulfate 10% Fe

                  Appearance                Dark Liquid
                  Fe (ΙΙΙ)                  10.25 ± 0.25%
                  Fe (ΙΙ)                   < 0.15%
                  Specific Gravity (25°C)   1.44 typical
                  pH                        <2
                  Free Acid                 < 0.25%
                  Freezing Point            < 0° F
                  Water-Insoluble Matter    < 0.1%

              b. Ferric Sulfate 12% Fe

                  Appearance                Dark Liquid
                  Fe (ΙΙΙ)                  12.2 -13.0%
                  Fe (ΙΙ)                   < 0.1%
                  Specific Gravity (25°C)   1.55 typical
                  pH                        <2
                  Free Acid                 < 0.25%
                  Freezing Point            < 0° F
                  Water-Insoluble Matter    < 0.1%

         C.Ferric Sulfate 13% Fe
                 Appearance                 Dark Liquid
                 Fe (ΙΙΙ)                   13.0 ± 1%
                 Fe (ΙΙ)                    < 0.15%
                 Specific Gravity (25°C)    1.6 typical
                 pH                         <2
                 Free Acid                  < 0.5%
                 Freezing Point             < 0° F
                 Water-Insoluble Matter     < 0.1%


5.10        Sodium Fluoride
It is a white odorless material available either as a powder or in the form of crystals of various sizes.

5.11       Fluorosilicic Acid
Fluorosilicic Acid is a 20 to 35 percent aqueous solution. It is a colorless to straw yellow, transparent, fuming,
corrosive liquid. It has a pungent odor and irritating action on the skin.

5.12     Hydorfluosilicic Acid
The product furnished shall not be less than 23% solution Hydorfluosilicic acid H2SiF6.


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5.13       Lime Foundry Quick Grade
The quick lime shall consist essentially of calcium oxide with a lesser amount of magnesium oxide. Material shall
contain a minimum of 85% available calcium oxide. The insoluble matter shall not exceed 2% by weight.
Material is to be crushed and screened so that none shall be retained on a 5/16” sieve. Not more than 2%, 15%,
80% by weight shall bass a No. 20, No. 14, No. 6 US standard sieve, respectfully.

5.14      Lime Hydrated
The hydrated lime shall be white in color, dry, and the best quality. Water soluble calcium oxide equivalent shall
not be less than 68% CaO by weight. Insolubles shall not exceed 5% by weight. The lime shall contain no
magnesium in excess of an amount equivalent to 1-1/2% of magnesium oxide MgO.

5.15       Pebble Quicklime
The quicklime shall consist essentially of calcium oxide with a lesser amount of magnesium oxide. Quick lime
shall be supplied in pulverized for known as granular type. It shall be of best quality, highly reactive, freshly
burned, substantially free of core, as dirt or unburned stone. The lime to be used for post lime treatment shall be
high calcium granular suitable for conditioning wastewater treatment plant sludge and for pH and alkalinity control
in the water treatment process. Material shall contain a minimum of 90% available calcium oxide, and shall be the
quality known as “quick slaking”, readily disintegrating into a suspension without objectionable amounts of un-
dissolved or un-slaked materials. Insoluble matter shall not exceed 2% by weight. It shall not contain floating
insoluble particles that are of a nature that cannot be captured and retained by the slaker grit removal system
which operates on the basis of gravity separation. For each delivery, supplier (s) shall provide a certification of
analysis of the following: slaking test, objectionable insoluble matter test, gradation test, loss of ignition test and
available calcium oxide test. The slaking rate shall be that a temperature of 40◦C shall occur in 3 minutes or less
and the reaction shall be complete within 6 minutes regardless of the calcium oxide content. Material is to be
crushed and screened so that none shall be retained on a ¼” sieve screen and not more than 25% passing a No.
100 US standard mesh screen and shall contain no mineral or organic substances in quantities that will adversely
affect the percent available calcium oxide when tested in accordance with AWWA Standard for Quicklime and
Hydrated Lime. The method employed to test materials furnished under this contract shall conform to AWWA
Standard B202-93, or the latest revisions, unless otherwise noted by procuring agency.

5.16      Polyaluminum Chloride or Polyaluminum Hydroxychlorosulfate
Aluminum salts used in coagulation and sedimentation processes. The Polyaluminum chloride must be liquid in
form and easily applied via metering pumps. It shall not contain particles of sand, grit, coke, clay or gelatinous
material in sizes that will clog flow regulating valves and appurtenances or accumulate as sludge in the storage
tanks. Supplier(s) will be responsible for removing (at their expense) excessive PACL residual accumulations
from the storage tanks at the water treatment plants.

The polyaluminum chloride (PACL) must be completely water soluble and not significantly depress the treated
water pH. The pH of the liquid PACL solution must be greater than 2.3. Aluminum concentration (expressed as %
of Al203) shall exceed 9%. Basicity shall exceed 70%. Sulfates (expressed as % SO4) shall be minimum of 1.7%
Freezing temperature shall be less than -12◦C. Unless supplier supplies two approved PACL products:
                        a. for the winter season with a freezing temperature less than -12◦C
                        b. for the rest of the contract period with a freezing temperature less than 0◦C

Polyaluminum chloride shall not emit any organic odors. Poly aluminum chloride must not contain any amounts of
natural or synthetic polymers.

Suppler must be capable of providing technical support, including on-site jar testing and training as specified by
the plant operators. The supplier’s technical support person(s) shall be available for on-site technical support
within 24 hours of notification. Such technical person(s) name, experience related to using PACL, as a primary
coagulant in drinking water treatment plants. Home/office address and telephone numbers will need to be
provided to each utilizing agency for their local area.

5.17    Polymers, Liquid and Dry
Some polymer properties desired in this product are:
      a. High molecular weight
      b. Chlorine resistant
      c. Change density not pH sensitive

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         d. Supplied in liquid form
         e. Reduces or eliminates the need for inorganic flocculent chemicals
         f. Forms an easily dewatered sludge
         g. Specific gravity equal or near to water (s.g.=1.00)
         h. Water soluble
         i. Approved by NSF for drinking water at application rate up to 62 ppm in the influent water
         j. Ability to be fed full strength, or diluted in-line to the point of application
         k. Evaluation of the polymer’s ingredients under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Rule 29 CFR
            1910.1200 demonstrating none of the ingredients hazardous
         l. Free from monomers
         m. Non-TTHM forming upon being chlorinated, at concentrations encountered in normal water
            purification

Supplier must be capable of providing technical support, including on-site jar testing and training as specified by
individual plant operations.

5.18      Polyphosphate
For corrosion control and reduction of soluble lead in drinking water

5.19      Potassium Permanganate
Chemical must be free flowing grade with KMnO4 content of 97% or higher with a bulk density of approximately
100 pounds per cubic foot. The bulk density shall be relatively dust free in handling. The specific gravity will be
equal to 1.039 of a 6% solution by weight at 68◦F/20◦C. The chemical must be stable in storage for at least three
years

5.20     Powder Activated Carbon
As prescribed in AWWA Standard B600-05.

5.21     Soda Ash
Product content must be 99% of soda ash

5.22     Sodium Bisulfite
The product furnished shall have product content of 38% liquid sodium bisulfite free of adulterants or impurities
which might cause hazards or stoppage in the operation of standard water and wastewater treatment equipment.

5.23     Sodium Hexametaphosphate
The material shall be supplied in granular form-approximately 95% finer than US sieve #4 and 95% larger than
US sieve #12.

5.24      Sodium Hypochlorite
The liquid solution should be clear or practically clear and free from visible contaminants. As delivered, the
weight percent of NaOCL shall not be less than 12.5% or greater than 15.5% of available chlorine with
approximately 0.3% to 0.85% excess NaOH for stability control. It should have a boiling point of 110◦C for 15%
NaOCL with complete water solubility. The pH level should be approximately 12 with a specific gravity (20◦C=1)
1.206

5.25       Sodium Permanganate
Similar to potassium permanganate, liquid in form NaMnO4

5.26      Sulfur Dioxide
The product furnished shall be chemically pure 99.98% Sulfur Dioxide, free from adulterants or impurities. Oil and
other residue content shall not exceed 60◦F (15.5◦C) shall not exceed 100 ppm. Acidity shall not exceed 20 ppm.
Typical physical and chemical properties shall be:
            a. Vapor Pressure at 60◦F (15.5◦C) (of gas) 40.3 psi
            b. Specific Gravity (liquid) at 60◦F (15.5◦C) 1.39
            c. Boiling point at 1 atm 14◦F (-10◦C)
            d. Solubility in water at 60◦F (15.5◦C) & 1 atm 11.7% by wt.
            e. Color shall be water white

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5.27     Sulfuric Acid
Chemical strength shall be 93% and chemical shall be 66◦ Baum.

5.28     Zinc Orthophosphate
The product furnished shall conform to the following content:
       a. Color-water white
       b. Odor-none
       c. Density-11.4
       d. Chlorine demand-none
       e. Zinc Concentration- 3% as Zn +/-0.5%
       f. Phosphate concentration- 33% as PO4 +/-0.5%
       g. Phosphate to Zinc ration- 11 : 1

6.       CHEMICAL ADDITION/DELETION

         Chemicals may be added or deleted from the supplier(s) offering during the term of contract with
         justification and documentation for the addition or subtraction of a chemical. Additionally suppliers may be
         asked to provide/add new chemicals to the offering if there is significant change in procedures or needs
         by agencies utilizing the Master Agreement.

7.       PRICING

         A price should be stated for each chemical by all known units of measure by which agencies can
         purchase the chemical. This price should be non-inclusive of freight; the intent is to set one price point
         per chemical nationally. If there is a significant deviation in pricing due to manufacturing costs, the
         supplier can provide pricing per region nationally but the country can only be divided into three regions to
         service the contract nationally. Supplier must provide detailed map of the regions.

         An excel price workbook is provided as an example of submittal expectations for pricing to be included in
         the RFP response. Proposed pricing must be submitted in an excel format. Chemical pricing is to be
         submitted by chemical, by all known units of measure, and by region if supplier is proposing regional
         pricing for the chemical. This is not meant to be an all inclusive list of chemicals. If there are known
         different concentrations that are typically used by municipalities that represent a significant deviation from
         pricing please include those chemicals as a sub-category under the main chemical listed. For chemicals
         where the supplier is proposing regional pricing, the supplier must include separate sheets by region in
         the pricing workbook. For example, National Pricing Region 1 etc, and should add sheets to the workbook
         and name them for each region represented.

         The City of Las Vegas price sheet must also be completed to provide established pricing to the City of
         Las Vegas. Additionally this pricing will be used in the evaluation of the overall pricing proposed by the
         supplier(s). Pricing on the City of Las Vegas price should correlate to the national pricing sheet and be
         able to be verified when being cross-checked to the national pricing sheet.

         Testing, certifications and/or services required for certain chemicals are to be included in the chemical
         unit pricing. Supplier should detail those testing, services and certifications that are standard in their
         chemical pricing.
         Chemicals should be priced as Dry with a conversion formula for liquid or wet.




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         A methodology for freight charges must be developed and submitted by the supplier. City of Las Vegas
         has used the example of zone pricing. The supplier may suggest other possible methods for agencies
         nationally to determine their freight. Supplier must describe in writing and include a graphic representation
         of the freight zones nationally using the supplier’s proposed method to determine freight costs. If the
         supplier is proposing regional chemical pricing, the supplier must detail how freight will be calculated in a
         region (e.g. zones within the region). Please include any exceptions, special conditions or minimum order
         quantities in your response narrative.

         8.       BI-ANNUAL PRICE ADJUSTMENT
         The Supplier(s) may submit a request for a bi-annual price adjustment six months after the award date of
         the contract and every six months thereafter. Such requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the bi-
         annual adjustment request date, with price changes effective 30 days after the request has been
         approved by the City of Las Vegas. Economic increases shall be limited to the increase specified in the
         Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index-Non-seasonally Adjusted (PPI-NSA) for Chemicals and
         Allied Products. This PPI may be replaced with any other single PPI (e.g. metals) providing that the
         substitute PPI constitutes the greatest component of the chemical. Supplier will provide new
         comprehensive price sheets to the City of Las Vegas after the price adjustments are accepted for all
         awarded chemical not just the chemicals where the price was adjusted.
         Freight adjustments will be adjusted bi-annually based on the US Department of Energy Diesel Price
         Index provided by the Energy Information Administration. This price will be calculated on the percentage
         increase or decrease in six month period prior to the bi-annual adjustment date. The supplier will have 30
         days after notification from the City of Las Vegas to implement the freight price increase or decrease and
         the supplier will provide a new freight schedule to the City of Las Vegas based on the increase or
         decrease.
         For chemical and freight pricing adjustments to be requested or implemented the percentage of change
         must be plus or minus 1%.
         No other Economic Price Adjustments will be allowed, including fuel surcharges.



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                            ATTACHMENT 1 - CITY OF LAS VEGAS TECHNICAL SPECFICATIONS

                                                       Technical Specifications
                                                      For Liquid Ferric Chloride


1. GENERAL

    A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Liquid Ferric Chloride meet the all requirements of this contract and these
       specifications. All specifications apply to the Liquid Ferric Chloride transferred by the supplier into the City’s
       storage vessels.

    B. Offerors shall provide unit cost in $/lb of FeCl3 (dry).

    C. The supplier shall bill by weight of FeCl3 (dry) delivered in lb. The supplier shall calculate the weight of FeCl3
       (dry) delivered in each shipment, and the extended cost of each shipment as follows:

         (i)      wt. of FeCl3 in ship., in lb = (wt. of Liq. Ferric Chloride in ship., in lb)(FeCl3 conc. in % by wt.)
         (ii)     cost of shipment, in $ = (wt. of FeCl3 in shipment, in lb)(unit cost of FeCl3, in $/lb of FeCl3)

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City for each delivery that include the following:

         (i)      date of delivery
         (ii)     Bill of Lading Number, or other mechanism to definitively link the invoice to a delivery
         (iii)    the weight of Liquid Ferric Chloride delivered in pounds
         (iv)     the weight percentage of FeCl3 in the Liquid Ferric Chloride delivered
         (v)      calculation of the weight of FeCl3 in the shipment, in pounds
         (vi)     calculation of the cost of the shipment, in dollars

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS

    A. The Liquid Ferric Chloride shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works Association Standard
       ANSI/AWWA B407, Liquid Ferric Chloride, except as modified or supplemented herein. Non-conformance with
       ANSI/AWWA B407 shall constitute a breach of contract.

    B. The Liquid Ferric Chloride shall be tested and certified as meeting ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking Water
       Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited 3rd party
       certification organization. The Offerors shall provide evidence of this certification with the offer.

    C. If ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certification for Liquid Ferric Chloride is ever revoked or lapses, the supplier shall inform
       the City within 24 hours from the time of verbal or written notification of such revocation or lapse. Loss of this
       certification shall constitute a breach of contract.

    D. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. As part of its Offer, the Offeror shall state the name of the manufacturer of the Liquid Ferric Chloride, provide a
       description of the manufacturing process, provide a technical data sheet and MSDS for the product, and list all
       raw materials used in Liquid Ferric Chloride production.

    B. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid
       Ferric Chloride that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes or materials
       impacting the concentration of impurities.




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    C. The liquid ferric chloride shall meet the conditions in the following table:

                                        Parameter                                     Condition

                      ferric chloride, FeCl3, concentration by weight               37 to 47%
                      iron, Fe, concentration by weight                           12.7 to 16.2%
                      iron in the ferrous state                                 ≤ 2.5% of total Fe
                      free acid concentration, expressed as HCl                       ≤ 1%
                      insoluble matter concentration by weight                       ≤ 0.5%
                      specific gravity, at 20 °C                                  1.375 to 1.510

    D. The Liquid Ferric Chloride shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or interfere with the
       City’s equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or impurities that are a result of
       shipment or transfer into the City’s tanks. The supplier shall reimburse the City for any damages or costs incurred
       from any foreign material or impurity.

    E. The Liquid Ferric Chloride shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause, by the
       City’s normal usage of the Liquid Ferric Chloride, the City to violate any existing permit limit or water quality
       standard, or any limit or standard that may be implemented during the term of this contract. Should any permit
       limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the Liquid Ferric Chloride
       supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce the containment
       concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

    F. The Liquid Ferric Chloride supplied must not contain any impurities that cause abnormally rapid decomposition
       and/or gas production in the City’s storage vessels.

    G. Notwithstanding any other requirements of this specification, the concentration of certain metals in the Liquid
       Ferric Chloride shall be limited as follows:

                                Impurity                  Maximum              Maximum Reporting
                                                        Concentration,          Detection Limit.
                                                           in mg/L                  in mg/L
                        total antimony                        250                      50
                        total arsenic                        150                       30
                        total barium                         1000                      50
                        total beryllium                      100                       20
                        total boron                          250                       50
                        total cadmium                          10                       2
                        total chromium                       100                       20
                        total copper                          60                       12
                        total lead                             10                       2
                        total manganese                      1000                      50
                        total mercury                        0.10                     0.02
                        total molybdenum                       10                       2
                        total nickel                         100                       20
                        total selenium                        10                        2
                        total silver                           50                      10
                        total thallium                         30                       6
                        total zinc                           150                       30




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    H. The City reserves the right to add other specific impurity listings and maximum impurity levels to the existing
       listings as is required to meet all permit limits and water quality standards.

    I.   Any water used to make up the liquid ferric chloride must contain less than 20 μg of perchlorate/L.

    J.   Before the initial delivery, the supplier shall sample the Liquid Ferric Chloride from a typical lot and determine the
         parameters listed below. The sampling shall conform to industry standard practices and all AWWA/ANSI and
         ASTM specifications. The analytical laboratory and its sample preparation and analysis methods must be
         acceptable to the City.

         (i)      production lot number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (iv)     iron content, in % Fe, by weight,
         (v)      ferric chloride content, in % FeCl3, by weight,
         (vi)     iron in the ferrous state, expressed as % of total iron,
         (vii)    free acid concentration, expressed as HCl, in %,
         (viii)   insoluble matter concentration, in %, by weight,
         (ix)     all of the metals in the table above, in mg/L, and
         (x)      dates of analyses

         Note: The reporting detection limit for each metal must be less than or equal to the maximum reporting detection
         limit listed in the table above.

    K. The supplier shall supply the City a detailed report for the sampling and analysis described above. The report
       shall contain a statement, signed by a management-level representative of the supplier, certifying that the sample
       supplied to the laboratory was unaltered and representative of the Liquid Ferric Chloride (to be) delivered to the
       City. The report shall also contain evidence that all water sources used to make up the Liquid Ferric Chloride
       contained less than 20 μg perchlorate/L. The supplier may use analytical data generated by the supplier of the
       make up water(s) or may collect and analyze samples of the make up water(s). The determination of perchlorate
       must be performed by the ion chromatographic method.

    L. The supplier shall complete the sampling and analysis process described above once per calendar quarter during
       the life of the contract and after any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid Ferric Chloride that may impact
       quality or the concentration of any impurity. This requirement applies to all calendar quarters, including the first
       calendar quarter. The first calendar quarter will likely not be a full calendar quarter. The lot selected for the first
       calendar quarter compliance must be different than the lot selected to demonstrate initial compliance. The
       supplier shall submit each calendar quarter’s report to the City on or before the last day of that calendar quarter.

    M. The supplier shall submit the reports from the sampling and analysis process described above to:

                  Laboratory Superintendent
                  City of Las Vegas WPCF
                  6005 S. Vegas Valley Drive
                  Las Vegas, NV 89142

         The supplier shall submit the initial report before the delivery of the first shipment. Failure of the supplier to
         submit a complete report on time is sufficient cause to constitute breach of contract.




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4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

    A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip Number
         (iii)    gross weight of delivery vehicle and Liquid Ferric Chloride in pounds,
         (iv)     tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds, and
         (v)      net weight of Liquid Ferric Chloride in the delivery vehicle in pounds.

    B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery. The
       supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The Certificate
       shall contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)      production lot number,
         (ii)     specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (iii)    iron content, in % Fe, by weight,
         (iv)     ferric chloride content, in % FeCl3, by weight,
         (v)      iron in the ferrous state, expressed as % of total iron,
         (vi)     free acid concentration, expressed as HCl, in %
         (vii)    insoluble matter concentration, in %, by weight, and
         (viii)   dates of analyses

    C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be sufficient
       cause to reject the load.

    D. The supplier shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

    A. Delivery shall be to the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV
       89142.

    B. The supplier shall ship the Liquid Ferric Chloride to the City as a “bulk” liquid in a tank truck and shall ensure all
       shipments comply with all US DOT regulations.

    C. Failure of the supplier to successfully complete a delivery is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of the
       contract.

    D. The supplier is expected to comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

    E. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of Liquid Ferric Chloride delivered in pounds.
       The City shall assume the weight of the Liquid Ferric Chloride delivered (transferred to the City) is equal to net
       weight of the Liquid Ferric Chloride in the delivery vehicle. The supplier shall ensure the complete transfer of
       Liquid Ferric Chloride from the delivery vehicle to the City’s storage tanks.

    F. The Liquid Ferric Chloride shall be free from extraneous materials and shall be transported and delivered at such
       concentration and temperature that no freezing occurs. The liquid shall be suitable for feeding by means of
       metering pumps and other metering devices constructed of corrosion resistant material.

    G. The tank truck must be equipped with a hose of the size and length to connect with the hose to the storage silo.
       The hose must have a “quick connect” to connect with the fitting on silo hose furnished by the WPCF. All
       appurtenant valves, pumps, and discharge hoses used for the delivery of Liquid Ferric Chloride shall be clean and
       free from contaminating material. Unclean off-loading equipment shall constitute sufficient grounds for rejection of
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    H. The tank truck must be sealed and equipped with a self-contained system to deliver all the Liquid Ferric
       Chloride in the load into above ground storage tanks. The inputs to these tanks are above the height of
       the output of typical tank trucks. An example of a delivery mechanism is pressurizing the tank with an air
       pump. The supplier shall supply all transfer equipment. The supplier shall not use the City’s equipment.
       The transfer mechanics shall be such to allow the driver to complete the task alone under normal
       circumstances, without the aid of the City. The driver shall follow the instructions posted at the unloading
       station.

    I.   The driver shall follow all City security procedures and requirements for personal protective equipment.
         The City shall inform the supplier of these procedures and requirements initially, and shall communicate
         any changes throughout the term of the contract.

    J.   Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site.
         The driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable
         order/delivery documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the
         delivery based on inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents.                All other
         documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC, other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the
         Liquid Ferric Chloride is delivered.

    K. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Liquid Ferric Chloride to analysis to determine if the
       Liquid Ferric Chloride meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall facilitate the sampling process,
       when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall constitute grounds for rejection of that
       load and is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of contract. If in the opinion of the City, there is a
       necessity to remove non-conforming Liquid Ferric Chloride, the supplier shall remove and replace any
       and all non-conforming Liquid Ferric Chloride within 24 hours of being notified without additional cost to
       the City. Alternatively, the City may remove the Liquid Ferric Chloride and the cost for removal and
       disposal shall be billed to the supplier or deducted from any amount owed to the supplier. The supplier
       may not charge for delivered material the City rejects.

    L. All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
       supplier.


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                                                 Technical Specifications
                                             For Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite


1. GENERAL

    A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite meet the all requirements of this
       contract and these specifications. All specifications apply to the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite transferred
       by the supplier into the City’s storage vessels.

    B. Prospective Bidder(s) shall bid unit cost in $/gallon. Prospective offeror(s) shall offer unit costs in $/lb of
       NaOCl (dry).

    C. The supplier shall bill by the gallonweight of NaOCI (dry) delivered in pounds. The supplier shall
       calculate the volumeweight of NaOCI (dry) (gallons) delivered in each shipment, and the extended cost of
       each shipment as follows:

         (i)      vol. of Liq. Sod. Hypo., in gal = (wt. of Liq. Sod. Hypo., in lb)/(density of the Liq. Sod. Hypo., in
                  lb/gal)
         (ii)     cost of shipment, in $ = (vol. Liq. Sod. Hypo. in ship., in gal)(unit cost of Liq. Sod. Hypo., in $/gal)wt.
                  of NaOCl in ship., in lb = (wt. of Liq. Sodium Hypo. in ship., in lb)(NaOCl conc., in % by wt.)
         (iii)    cost of shipment, in $ = (wt. of NaOCl in shipment, in lb)(unit cost of NaOCl, in $/lb of NaOCl)

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City for each delivery that include the following:

         (i)      date of delivery
         (ii)     bill of lading number, or other mechanism to definitively link the invoice to a delivery.
         (iii)    the weight of liquid sodium hypochlorite delivered in pounds.
         (iv)     calculation of the volume of liquid sodium hypochlorite in the shipment (weight percentage of
                  NaOCL in the liquid sodium hypochlorite delivered).
         (v)      calculation of the cost of the shipment in pounds.

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS

    A. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works
       Association Standard ANSI/AWWA B300, Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite, except as modified or
       supplemented herein. Non-conformance with ANSI/AWWA B300 shall constitute sufficient grounds for
       immediate termination of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite contract for breach.

    B. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall be tested and certified as meeting ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking
       Water Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
       accredited 3rd party certification organization. The Prospective offerors shall provide evidence of this
       certification with the offer.

    C. If ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certification for Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite is ever revoked or lapses, the
       supplier shall inform the City within 24 hours from the time of verbal or written notification of such
       revocation or lapse. Loss of this certification shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination
       of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite contract for breach.

    D. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. As part of its Offer, the Prospective offeror shall state the name of the manufacturer of the Liquid Sodium
       Hypochlorite, provide a description of the manufacturing process, provide a technical data sheet, MSDS
       for the product, and list all raw materials used in Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite production.



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    B. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the
       Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes
       or materials impacting the concentration of impurities.

    C. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall be clear.

    D. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall contain greater than or equal to 12.5% sodium hypochlorite by
       weight. This requirement is expressed in various ways in the table below.

                                          Parameter                               Minimum

                       g of available chlorine/L                                   143 g/L
                       available chlorine trade (volume) percent                   14.3%
                       available chlorine weight percent                           11.9%
                       g sodium hypochlorite/L,                                    150 g/L
                       sodium hypochlorite weight percent                          12.5%


    E. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall meet the conditions in the following table:

                                          Parameter                               Condition
                      total free alkali, expressed as NaOH, by weight           0.25 to 0.75%
                      pH, in pH units                                              11 to 13
                      specific gravity, at 20 °C                                 1.18 to 1.23

         Note: Free alkali, excess caustic, and free alkalinity are synonyms.

    F. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or
       interfere with the City’s equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or
       impurities that are a result of shipment or transfer into the City’s tanks. The supplier shall reimburse the
       City for any damages or costs incurred from any foreign material or impurity.

    G. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may
       cause, by the City’s normal usage of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite, the City to violate any existing
       permit limit or water quality standard, or any limit or standard that may be implemented during the term of
       this contract. Should any permit limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly
       attributable to the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary
       steps to remove or reduce the containment concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

    H. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite supplied must not contain any impurities that cause abnormally rapid
       decomposition and/or gas production in the City’s storage vessels.

    I.   Notwithstanding any other requirements of this specification, impurities in the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite
         shall be limited as follows:

                               Impurity                  Maximum            Maximum Reporting
                                                       Concentration          Detection Limit
                                                          in mg/L                in mg/L
                       total antimony                        25                      5
                       total arsenic                         20                      4
                       total barium                         350                     70
                       total beryllium                       20                      4
                       total boron                           25                      5
                       total cadmium                         0.5                    0.1
                       total chromium                         5                      1
                       total cobalt                         0.25                   0.10

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                                  Impurity                 Maximum            Maximum Reporting
                                                         Concentration          Detection Limit
                                                            in mg/L                in mg/L
                         total copper                          0.1                   0.05
                         total iron                             1                     0.2
                         total lead                            0.5                    0.1
                         total manganese                      0.75                   0.15
                         total mercury                        0.01                  0.002
                         total molybdenum                       1                     0.2
                         total nickel                         0.25                    0.1
                         total selenium                         1                     0.2
                         total silver                          2.5                    0.5
                         total thallium                        2.5                    0.5
                         total zinc                            10                      2

                            Note: The maximum concentrations for metals were calculated from the expected
                            quantity to be used at the WPCF for disinfection and water quality standards in the Las
                            Vegas Wash. The maximum concentrations for iron, nickel, cobalt, copper, and
                            manganese were lowered from the calculated values because of the affect of these
                            metals on the stability of hypochlorite solutions.

                                  Impurity                 Maximum            Maximum Reporting
                                                         Concentration          Detection Limit
                         chlorate                            3 g/L                  1 g/L
                         water-insoluble matter          0.15%, by wt.          0.05%, by wt.


    J.   The City reserves the right to add other specific impurity listings and maximum impurity levels to the
         existing listings as is required to meet all permit limits and water quality standards.

    K. Any water used to make up the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite must contain less than 20 μg of perchlorate/L.

    L. Before the initial delivery, the supplier shall sample the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite from a typical lot and
       determine the parameters listed below. The sampling shall conform to industry standard practices and all
       AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications. The analytical laboratory and its sample preparation and analysis
       methods must be acceptable to the City.

         (i)      production lot number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    sodium hypochlorite, in % NaOCl, by weight
         (iv)     total free alkali (excess caustic), expressed as NaOH, in %, by weight
         (v)      pH, in pH units
         (vi)     specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (vii)    all of the impurities cited in Item I above, and
         (xi)     dates of analyses

         Note: The reporting detection limit for each impurity must be less than or equal to the maximum reporting
         detection limit listed in the table.

    M. The supplier shall supply the City a detailed report for the sampling and analysis described above. The
       report shall contain a statement, signed by a management-level representative of the supplier, certifying
       that the sample supplied to the laboratory was unaltered and representative of the Liquid Sodium
       Hypochlorite (to be) delivered to the City. The report shall also contain evidence that all water sources
       used to make up the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite contained less than 20 μg perchlorate/L. The supplier
       may use analytical data generated by the supplier of the make up water(s) or may collect and analyze
       samples of the make up water(s). The determination of perchlorate must be performed by the ion
       chromatographic method.
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    N. The supplier shall complete the sampling and analysis process described above once per calendar
       quarter during the life of the contract and after any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid Sodium
       Hypochlorite that may impact quality or the concentration of any impurity. This requirement applies to all
       calendar quarters, including the first calendar quarter. The first calendar quarter will likely not be a full
       calendar quarter. The lot selected for the first calendar quarter compliance must be different than the lot
       selected to demonstrate initial compliance. The supplier shall submit each calendar quarter’s report to
       the City on or before the last day of that calendar quarter.

    O. The supplier shall submit the reports from the sampling and analysis process described above to:

                  Laboratory Superintendent
                  City of Las Vegas WPCF
                  6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive
                  Las Vegas, NV 89142

         The supplier shall submit the initial report before the delivery of the first shipment. Failure of the supplier
         to submit a complete report on time is sufficient cause to constitute breach of contract.

4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

    A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip Number
         (iii)    gross weight of delivery vehicle and Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite in pounds,
         (iv)     tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds, and
         (v)      net weight of Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite in the delivery vehicle in pounds.
         (vi)     Number of gallons

    B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery.
       The supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The
       Certificate shall contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)      production lot number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    sodium hypochlorite, in % NaOCl, by weight
         (iv)     total free alkali (excess caustic), expressed as NaOH, by weight
         (v)      specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (vi)     temperature of the delivered Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite, in °F, and
         (vii)    date of Certificate

    C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be
       sufficient cause to reject the load.

    D. Prospective offeror(s) shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

    A. The supplier shall deliver the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite to the following three locations:

         (i) Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive.
         (ii) Bonanza Mojave Water Resource Center (BMWRC), 650 N. Mojave Road (on N. Mojave Road just
               north of E. Bonanza Road). The volume of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite storage tank at the
               BMWRC is 1,500 gallons.
         (iii) Durango Hills Water Resource Center (DHWRC), 3271 N. Durango Drive (corner of N. Durango Drive
               and W. Cheyenne Avenue). The total volume of the three Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite storage tanks
               at the DHWRC is 8,600 gallons.


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    B. The supplier shall ship the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite to the City as a “bulk” liquid in a tank truck and
       shall ensure all shipments comply with all US DOT regulations for marking.

    C. Failure of the supplier to successfully complete a delivery is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of
       the contract.

    D. The supplier is expected to comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

    E. The temperature of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite upon delivery must be less than or equal to 80°F.
       The supplier shall measure the temperature of the product delivered just prior to, or during, transfer in to
       the City’s storage vessels. The supplier shall hand write the measured temperature on the Certificate of
       Analysis or Conformance discussed above. The supplier shall initial and date the recorded temperature.

    F. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite delivered
       in pounds. The City shall assume the weight of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite delivered (transferred to
       the City) is equal to net weight of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite in the delivery vehicle. The supplier
       shall ensure the complete transfer of Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite from the delivery vehicle to the City’s
       storage tanks.

    G. The Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite shall be free from extraneous materials and shall be transported and
       delivered at such concentration and temperature that no freezing occurs. The liquid shall be suitable for
       feeding by means of metering pumps and other metering devices constructed of corrosion resistant
       material.

    H. The tank truck must be equipped with a hose of the size and length to connect with the hose to the
       storage silo. The hose must have a “quick connect” to connect with the fitting on silo hose furnished by
       the WPCF. All appurtenant valves, pumps, and discharge hoses used for the delivery of Liquid Sodium
       Hypochlorite shall be clean and free from contaminating material. Unclean off-loading equipment shall
       constitute sufficient grounds for rejection of the load.

    I.   The tank truck must be sealed and equipped with a self-contained system to deliver all the Liquid Sodium
         Hypochlorite in the load into aboveground storage tanks. The inputs to these tanks are above the height
         of the output of typical tank trucks. An example of a delivery mechanism is pressurizing the tank with an
         air pump. The supplier shall supply all transfer equipment. The supplier shall not use the City’s
         equipment. The transfer mechanics shall be such to allow the driver to complete the task alone under
         normal circumstances, without the aid of the City. The driver shall follow the instructions posted at the
         unloading station.

    J.   The driver shall follow all City security procedures and requirements for personal protective equipment.
         The City shall inform the supplier of these procedures and requirements initially, and shall communicate
         any changes throughout the term of the contract.

    K. Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site.
       The driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable
       order/delivery documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the
       delivery based on inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents.                All other
       documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC, other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the
       Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite is delivered.

    L. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite to analysis to determine
       if the Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall facilitate the
       sampling process, when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall constitute grounds
       for rejection of that load and is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of contract. If in the opinion of the
       City, there is a necessity to remove non-conforming Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite, the supplier shall
       remove and replace any and all non-conforming Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite within 24 hours of being
       notified without additional cost to the City. Alternatively, the City may remove the Liquid Sodium
       Hypochlorite and the cost for removal and disposal shall be billed to the supplier. The supplier may not
       charge for delivered material the City rejects.

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    M. All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
       supplier.

6. QUANTITY

A. The expected annual quantity of Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite, and average number of deliveries expected per
   month are indicated in table below.


              Location    Expected        Expected          Expected      Delivery        Average
                          Quantity,       Quantity,         Quantity,     Sites at     Delivery Freq.,
                          Gallons/yr     lb of sol./yr   lb of NaOCl/yr   Location     Number/Month
             WPCF          1,600,000      16,000,000          2,000,000      10              28
             BMWRC            40,000         400,000             50,000       1               2
             DHWRC           160,000       1,600,000            200,000       1               2
             totals        1,800,000      18,000,000          2,250,000

         Notes: Calculations assuming specific gravity of 1.20 and 12.5% sodium hypochlorite by weight. This
         quantity is the City’s best estimate of the expected annual usage. However, changes in the operation of
         the treatment plants could decrease or increase usage.


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                                                   Technical Specifications
                                             For Liquid Aluminum Sulfate (Alum)

1. GENERAL

    A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate meet the all requirements of this contract and these
       specifications. All specifications apply to the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate transferred by the supplier into the City’s
       storage vessels.

    B. Prospective offeror shall offer unit cost in $/lb of “dry alum”. For the purposes of these Specifications, “dry alum”
       is Al2(SO4)3•14H2O.

    C. The supplier shall bill by weight of dry alum delivered in lb. The supplier shall calculate the weight of dry alum
       delivered in each shipment, and the extended cost of each shipment as follows:

         (i)          wt. of dry alum in ship., in lb = (wt. of Liq. Alum. Sulf. in ship., in lb)(dry alum conc., in %, by wt.)
         (ii)         cost of shipment, in $ = (wt. of dry alum in shipment, in lb)(unit cost, in $/lb of dry alum)

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City for each delivery that include the following:

         (i)      date of delivery
         (ii)     Bill of Lading Number, or other mechanism to definitively link the invoice to a delivery
         (iii)    the net weight of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate delivered in pounds
         (iv)     the weight percentage of dry alum in the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate delivered
         (v)      the weight of dry alum in the shipment, in pounds
         (vi)     the cost of the shipment, in dollars

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS

    A. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works Association
       Standard ANSI/AWWA B403, Aluminum Sulfate - Liquid, Ground, or Lump except as modified or supplemented
       herein. Non-conformance with ANSI/AWWA B403 shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of
       the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate contract for breach.

    B. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall be tested and certified as meeting ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking Water
       Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited 3rd party
       certification organization. The Prospective offerors shall provide evidence of this certification with the offer.

    C. If ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certification for Liquid Aluminum Sulfate is ever revoked or lapses, the supplier shall
       inform the City within 24 hours from the time of verbal or written notification of such revocation or lapse. Loss of
       this certification shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate
       contract for breach.

    D. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. As part of its offer, the Prospective offeror shall provide the name of the manufacturer of the Liquid Aluminum
       Sulfate, a description of the manufacturing process, including all raw materials, a technical data sheet, and MSDS
       for the product to the City.

    B. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall be produced from ore, not from reclaimed aluminum metal.

    C. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid
       Aluminum Sulfate that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes or materials
       impacting the concentration of impurities.


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    D. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall be of such clarity as to permit the reading of flow-measuring devices without
       difficulty.

    E. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall contain water-soluble aluminum of not less than 4.23% as Al, or 8.0% as
       Al2O3, by weight. The literature specific gravity of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate at the minimum concentration is 1.32.

    F. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall contain less than or equal to 0.2% water-insoluble matter by weight.

    G. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or interfere with
       the City’s equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or impurities that are a result of
       shipment or transfer into the City’s tanks. The supplier shall reimburse the City for any damages or costs incurred
       from any foreign material or impurity.

    H. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause, by
       the City’s normal usage of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate, the City to violate any existing permit limit or water quality
       standard, or any limit or standard that may be implemented during the term of this contract.

         Should any permit limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the
         Liquid Aluminum Sulfate supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce
         the containment concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

    I.   The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate supplied must not contain any impurities that cause abnormally rapid decomposition
         and/or gas production in the City’s storage vessels.

    J.   Notwithstanding any other requirements of this specification, the concentration of certain metals in the Liquid
         Aluminum Sulfate shall be limited as follows:

                                 Impurity                 Maximum             Maximum Reporting
                                                        Concentration           Detection Limit
                                                          in mg/kg                 in mg/kg
                         total antimony                      250                      50
                         total arsenic                       200                      40
                         total barium                       3000                      600
                         total beryllium                     200                      40
                         total boron                         250                      50
                         total cadmium                        5                        1
                         total chromium                      100                      20
                         total copper                         10                       2
                         total iron                         1000                      200
                         total lead                            5                       1
                         total manganese                     200                      40
                         total mercury                       0.02                    0.004
                         total molybdenum                     10                       2
                         total nickel                         40                       8
                         total selenium                       5                        1
                         total silver                         40                       8
                         total thallium                       25                       5
                         total zinc                          100                      20




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    K. The City reserves the right to add other impurity listings and maximum impurity levels to the existing listings as is
       required to meet all permit limits and water quality standards.

    L. Any water used to make up the liquid Aluminum Sulfate must contain less than 20 μg of perchlorate/L.

    M. Before the initial delivery, the supplier shall sample the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate from a typical lot and determine
       the parameters listed below. The sampling shall conform to industry standard practices and all AWWA/ANSI and
       ASTM specifications. The analytical laboratory and its sample preparation and analysis methods must be
       acceptable to the City.

         (i)                    production lot number,
         (ii)                   date of manufacture,
         (iii)                  specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (iv)                   equivalent aluminum oxide concentration, in % Al2O3, by weight,
         (v)                    aluminum concentration, in % Al, by weight,
         (vi)                   dry alum concentration, , in % Al2(SO4)3•14H2O, by weight
         (vii)                  free acidity, in % H2SO4, or basicity, in % Al2O3, by weight
         (viii)                 water-insoluble matter concentration, in %, by weight, and
         (ix)                   all of the metals in the table above, in mg/kg (Note: The reporting detection limit for each
                                metal must be less than or equal to the maximum reporting detection limit listed in the table
                                above.)

    N. The supplier shall supply the City a detailed report for the sampling and analysis described above. The report
       shall contain a statement, signed and dated by a management-level representative of the supplier, certifying that
       the sample supplied to the laboratory was unaltered and representative of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate (to be)
       delivered to the City. The report shall also contain evidence that all water sources used to make up the Liquid
       Aluminum Sulfate contained less than 20 μg perchlorate/L. The supplier may use analytical data generated by
       the supplier of the make up water(s) or may collect and analyze samples of the make up water(s). The
       determination of perchlorate must be performed by the ion chromatographic method.

    O. The supplier shall complete the sampling and analysis process described above once per calendar quarter during
       the life of the contract and after any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate that may impact
       quality or the concentration of any impurity. This requirement applies to all calendar quarters, including the first
       calendar quarter. The first calendar quarter will likely not be a full calendar quarter. The lot selected for the first
       calendar quarter compliance must be different than the lot selected to demonstrate initial compliance. The
       supplier shall submit each calendar quarter’s report to the City on or before the last day of that calendar quarter.

    P. The supplier shall submit the reports from the sampling and analysis process described above to:

                  Laboratory Superintendent
                  City of Las Vegas WPCF
                  6005 S. Vegas Valley Drive
                  Las Vegas, NV 89142

         The supplier shall submit the initial report before the delivery of the first shipment. Failure of the supplier to
         submit a complete report on time is sufficient cause to constitute breach of contract.

4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

    A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     bill of Lading/Weigh Slip Number
         (iii)    gross weight of delivery vehicle and Liquid Aluminum Sulfate in pounds,
         (iv)     tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds, and
         (v)      net weight of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate in the delivery vehicle in pounds.


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         The dry weight in pounds must match what the dry weight in pounds will be on the suppliers Invoice.

    B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery. The
       supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The Certificate
       shall contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)      production lot number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (iv)     equivalent aluminum oxide concentration, in % Al2O3, by weight,
         (v)      aluminum concentration, in % Al, by weight,
         (vi)     dry alum concentration, , in % Al2(SO4)3•14H2O, by weight
         (vii)    free acidity, in % H2SO4, or basicity, in % Al2O3, by weight
         (viii)   water-insoluble matter concentration, in %, by weight,

    C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be sufficient
       cause to reject the load.

    D. The supplier shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

    A. Delivery shall be to the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV
       89142.

    Note: The City operates two satellite wastewater treatment plants, the Bonanza Mojave Water Resource Center
    (BMWRC), 650 N. Mojave Road (on N. Mojave Road just north of E. Bonanza Road) and the Durango Hills Water
    Resource Center (DHWRC), 3271 N. Durango Drive (corner of N. Durango Drive and W. Cheyenne Avenue).
    Currently, these plants do not use Liquid Aluminum Sulfate and the City has no plans to use Liquid Aluminum Sulfate
    at these plants. However, should circumstances require treatment processes to change, it is possible that deliveries
    of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate to one or both of satellite plants could be required. This could also increase the Quantity
    (see Section 6. below).

    B. The supplier shall ship the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate to the City as a “bulk” liquid in a tank truck and shall ensure
       all shipments comply with all US DOT regulations for marking.

    C. Failure of the supplier to successfully complete a delivery is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of the
       contract.

    D. The supplier is expected to comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

    E. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate delivered in pounds.
       The City shall assume the weight of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate delivered (transferred to the City) is equal to net
       weight of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate in the delivery vehicle. The supplier shall ensure the complete transfer of
       Liquid Aluminum Sulfate from the delivery vehicle to the City’s storage tanks.

    F. The Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall be free from extraneous materials and shall be transported and delivered at
       such concentration and temperature that no freezing occurs. The liquid shall be suitable for feeding by means of
       metering pumps and other metering devices constructed of corrosion resistant material.

    G. The tank truck must be equipped with a hose of the size and length to connect with the hose to the storage silo.
       The hose must have a “quick connect” to connect with the fitting on silo hose furnished by the WPCF. All
       appurtenant valves, pumps, and discharge hoses used for the delivery of Liquid Aluminum Sulfate shall be clean
       and free from contaminating material. Unclean off-loading equipment shall constitute sufficient grounds for
       rejection of the load.



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    H. The tank truck must be sealed and equipped with a self-contained system to deliver all the Liquid
       Aluminum Sulfate in the load into aboveground storage tanks. The inputs to these tanks are above the
       height of the output of typical tank trucks. An example of a delivery mechanism is pressurizing the tank
       with an air pump. The supplier shall supply all transfer equipment and shall not use the City’s equipment.
       The transfer mechanics shall be such to allow the driver to complete the task alone under normal
       circumstances, without the aid of the City. The driver shall follow the instructions posted at the unloading
       station.

    I.   The driver shall follow all City security procedures and requirements for personal protective equipment.
         The City shall inform the supplier of these procedures and requirements initially, and shall communicate
         any changes throughout the term of the contract.

    J.   Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site.
         The driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable
         order/delivery documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the
         delivery based on inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents.                All other
         documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC, other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the
         Liquid Aluminum Sulfate is delivered.

    K. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate to analysis to determine if
       the Liquid Aluminum Sulfate meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall facilitate the sampling
       process, when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall constitute grounds for rejection
       of that load and is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of contract.

         If in the opinion of the City, there is a necessity to remove non-conforming Liquid Aluminum Sulfate, the
         supplier shall remove and replace any and all non-conforming Liquid Aluminum Sulfate within 24 hours of
         being notified without additional cost to the City. Alternatively, the City may remove the Liquid Aluminum
         Sulfate and the cost for removal and disposal shall be billed to the supplier. The supplier may not charge
         for delivered material the City rejects.

    L.    All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
          supplier.




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                                                Technical Specifications
                                          For Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate, Dry)


1. GENERAL

    A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Soda Ash meet the all requirements of this contract and these
       specifications. All specifications apply to the Soda Ash transferred by the supplier into the City’s storage vessels.

    B. Prospective offeror(s) shall offer unit and extended costs in $/lb of Na2CO3 (dry)

    C. The supplier shall bill by weight of Na2CO3 delivered in lb.

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City for each delivery that include the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     weight of Soda Ash delivered, in lb,
         (iii)    unit price, and
         (iv)     extended cost (lb x unit price).

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
    A. The Soda Ash shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works Association Standard
       ANSI/AWWA B201, Soda Ash, except as modified or supplemented herein. Non-conformance with ANSI/AWWA
       B201 shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Soda Ash contract for breach.
    B. The Soda Ash shall be tested and certified as meeting ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking Water Treatment
       Chemicals - Health Effects by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited 3rd party certification
       organization. The Prospective offerors shall provide evidence of this certification with the offer. The supplier shall
       supply evidence of this certification throughout the term of the contract.
    C. If ANSI/ NSF Standard 60 certification for Soda Ash is ever revoked or lapses, the supplier shall inform the City
       within 24 hours from the time of verbal or written notification of such revocation or lapse. Loss of this certification
       shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Soda Ash contract for breach.
    D. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. As part of its Offer, the Prospective offeror shall state the name of the manufacturer of the Soda Ash, provide a
       description of the manufacturing process, and list all raw materials used in Soda Ash production.

    B. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the Soda
       Ash that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes or materials impacting the
       concentration of impurities.

    C. The Soda Ash shall be a dry, white powder containing no large lumps or crystals. It shall be free flowing and
       suitable for storage in closed vessels and for feeding with a standard dry feeder.

    D. The apparent density of the Soda Ash shall be 0.9 to 1.1 g/cm3 (56.2 to 68.7 lb/ft3), dense soda ash.

    E. The Soda Ash shall contain greater than 99 percent sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) by weight.
    F. The Soda Ash shall contain less than 0.05 percent insoluble matter by weight.




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    G. The Soda Ash shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or interfere with the City’s
       equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or impurities that are a result of shipment
       or transfer into the City’s tanks. The supplier shall reimburse the City for any damages or costs incurred from any
       foreign material or impurity.

    H. The Soda Ash shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause, by the City’s normal
       usage of the Soda Ash, the City to violate any existing permit limit or water quality standard, or any limit or
       standard that may be implemented during the term of this contract. Should any permit limit or water quality
       standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the Soda Ash supplied, the supplier shall
       immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce the containment concentrations to levels satisfactory
       to the City.

    I.   Notwithstanding any other requirements of this specification, the concentration of certain metals in the Soda Ash
         shall be limited as follows:

                            Metal                   Maximum            Maximum Reporting
                           Impurity               Concentration,         Detection Limit
                                                    in mg/kg                in mg/kg
                    total antimony                     1000                    200
                    total arsenic                      500                     100
                    total barium                      10000                   2000
                    total beryllium                     500                    100
                    total boron                       1000                     200
                    total cadmium                       15                      3
                    total chromium                      250                     50
                    total copper                        30                      6
                    total iron                        2500                     500
                    total lead                          15                       3
                    total manganese                    500                     100
                    total mercury                      0.10                    0.02
                    total molybdenum                    20                       4
                    total nickel                        100                     20
                    total selenium                      25                      5
                    total silver                        100                     20
                    total thallium                      100                     20
                    total zinc                         300                      60

    Note: The maximum concentrations for metals were calculated from the expected quantity to be used at the WPCF
    and water quality standards in the Las Vegas Wash.

    J.   The City reserves the right to add specific impurity listings and maximum impurity levels to protect the treatment
         process and facility, and to meet all permit limits and water quality standards. The supplier shall make all
         changes necessary to meet such listings or levels.

    K. Before the initial delivery, the supplier shall sample the Soda Ash from a typical lot and determine the parameters
       listed below. The sampling shall conform to industry standard practices and all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM
       specifications. The analytical laboratory and its sample preparation and analysis methods must be acceptable to
       the City.

         (i)      Soda Ash production lot or batch number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    apparent density, in lb/ft3,
         (iv)     sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, in percent, by weight,
         (v)      insoluble matter, in percent, by weight, and
         (vi)     all of the total metals listed in the table above.


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         Note: The reporting detection limit for each metal must be less than or equal to the maximum listed in the
         table above.

    L. The supplier shall supply the City a detailed report for the sampling and analysis described above. The
       report shall contain a statement, signed by a management-level representative of the supplier, certifying
       that the sample supplied to the laboratory was unaltered and representative of the Soda Ash (to be)
       delivered to the City.

    M. The supplier shall complete the sampling and analysis processes described above once per year in the
       month of the anniversary of the initial test, and after any changes in the manufacturing of the Soda Ash
       that may impact quality or the concentration of any impurity.

    N. The supplier shall submit the reports from the sampling and analyses described above to the Laboratory
       Superintendent at the City of Las Vegas WPCF, 6005 S. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142. The
       supplier shall submit the initial report before the delivery of the first shipment. Failure of the supplier to
       submit a complete report on time is sufficient cause to constitute breach of contract.

4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

    A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading and Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     gross weight of delivery vehicle and Soda Ash in pounds,
         (iii)    tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds, and
         (iv)     net weight of Soda Ash in the delivery vehicle in pounds.

    B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery.
       The supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The
       Certificate shall contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)      Soda Ash production lot or batch number,
         (ii)     date of manufacture,
         (iii)    apparent density, in lb/ft3
         (iv)     sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, in percent, by weight,
         (v)      insoluble matter, in percent, by weight, and
         (vi)     date of certificate.

    C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be
       sufficient cause to reject the load.

    D. The supplier shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

    A. Delivery will be to the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas,
       NV 89142.

    B. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of Soda Ash delivered in pounds. The
       City shall assume the weight of the Soda Ash delivered (transferred to the City) is equal to net weight of
       the Soda Ash in the delivery vehicle. The supplier shall ensure the complete transfer of Soda Ash from
       the delivery vehicle to the City’s storage tanks.

    C. Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site.
       The driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable
       order/delivery documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the
       delivery based on inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents. All other
       documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC, other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the
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    D. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Soda Ash collected before the chemical enters the
       storage tank to analysis to determine if the Soda Ash meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall
       facilitate the sampling process, when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall
       constitute grounds for rejection of that load and is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of contract. If
       in the opinion of the City, there is a necessity to remove non-conforming Soda Ash, the supplier shall
       remove and replace any and all non-conforming Soda Ash within 24 hours of being notified without
       additional cost to the City.

         Alternatively, the City may remove the Soda Ash and the cost for removal and disposal shall be billed to
         the supplier. The supplier may not charge for delivered material the City rejects.

    E. The transfer mechanics shall be such to allow the driver to complete the task alone under normal
       circumstances, without the aid of the City. The driver must follow the instructions posted at the unloading
       station.

    F. The tank truck must be sealed and equipped with a self-contained system to deliver all the Soda Ash in
       the load into aboveground storage tanks. The inputs to these tanks are above the height of the output of
       typical tank trucks. An example of a delivery mechanism is pressurizing the tank with an air pump. The
       supplier shall supply all transfer equipment. The supplier shall not use the City’s equipment.

    G. The tank truck must be equipped with a hose of the size and length to connect with the hose to the
       storage silo. The hose must have a “quick connect” to connect with the fitting on silo hose furnished by
       the WPCF.

    H. All appurtenant valves, pumps, and discharge hoses used for the delivery of Soda Ash shall be clean and
       free from contaminating material. Unclean off-loading equipment shall constitute sufficient grounds for
       rejection of the load.

    I.   Failure of the supplier to successfully complete a delivery is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of
         the contract.

    J.   The supplier is expected to comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

    K. All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
       supplier.



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                                                 Technical Specifications
                                                For Liquid Sodium Bisulfite


Note: These specifications are for 37.5-40% liquid sodium bisulfite.

1. GENERAL

    A. All deliveries of liquid sodium bisulfite must conform to the specifications of this contract. All quality specifications
       apply to the product transferred by the supplier into the City’s storage vessels.

    B. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of product (solution) delivered in pounds. The
       supplier shall bill by weight of NaHSO3 in pounds. The supplier shall calculate the weight of NaHSO3 in each
       shipment as follows:

         (i)         wt. of NaHSO3 in shipment, in lb = (shipment wt., in lb)(NaHSO3, in % by wt.)
         (ii)        cost of shipment, in $ = (wt. of NaHSO3 in shipment, in lb)(cost of NaHSO3, in $/lb of NaHSO3)

    C. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading and Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)         Date of delivery
         (ii)        Gross weight of delivery vehicle and product in pounds
         (iii)       Tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds
         (iv)        Net weight of product in the delivery vehicle in pounds

         The City shall assume the weight of the product (solution) delivered (transferred to the City) is equal to net weight
         of the product in the delivery vehicle. The supplier shall ensure the complete transfer of product from the delivery
         vehicle to the City’s storage vessels.

         All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the supplier.

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City that include the following:

         (i)         Date of delivery
         (ii)        The weight of product (solution) delivered in pounds
         (iii)       The weight of percentage of NaHSO3 in the solution delivered
         (iv)        Calculation of the weight of NaHSO3 in the shipment, in pounds
         (v)         Calculation of the cost of the shipment, in dollars

    E. Prospective offeror(s) shall offer unit and extended costs in $/lb of NaHSO3

2. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. The liquid sodium bisulfite shall be clear and shall contain less than or equal to .5% insoluble matter by weight.

    B. 37.5-40% liquid sodium bisulfite, the liquid sodium bisulfite shall contain 37.5% to 40% sodium bisulfite (23.1% to
       24.69% available sulfur dioxide) by weight. The specific gravity of the liquid sodium bisulfite shall be 1.307 to
       1.330 (at 60 °F).

    C. The liquid sodium bisulfite shall contain less than or equal 2% sodium sulfate by weight.

    D. The liquid sodium bisulfite shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause, by the
       normal usage of the liquid sodium bisulfite, the City to violate any existing permit limit or water quality standard, or
       any limit or standard that may be implemented during the term of this contract.

    E. The liquid sodium bisulfite shall not contain any foreign matter that may damage the City’s equipment or facility.
       This includes foreign matter that may be present as a result of shipment or transfer from the supplier’s equipment.
       The supplier shall reimburse the City for any damages or costs incurred from such foreign material.


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    F. Should any permit limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the liquid
       sodium bisulfite supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce the
       containment concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

    G. The City reserves the right to add specific impurity listings and maximum impurity level to the existing listings as is
       required to meet all permit limits and water quality standards.

    H. Notwithstanding any other requirements of this specification, impurities in the liquid sodium bisulfite shall be
       limited as follows:

                             Impurity               Maximum             Maximum reporting
                                                 concentration in         detection limit
                                                      mg/L                   in mg/L
                       Total antimony                  75                       15
                       Total arsenic                   50                       10
                       Total barium                   1000                     200
                       Total beryllium                 50                       10
                       Total boron                     75                       15
                       Total cadmium                   2                        0.4
                       Total chromium                  20                        4
                       Total copper                    4                        0.8
                       Total iron                      50                       10
                       Total lead                      1                        0.2
                       Total manganese                 40                        8
                       Total mercury                  0.01                    0.002
                       Total molybdenum                2                        0.4
                       Total nickel                    10                        2
                       Total selenium                  3                        0.6
                       Total silver                    10                        2
                       Total thallium                  10                        2
                       Total zinc                      30                        6

    Note: The maximum concentrations for metals were calculated from the expected quantity to be used at the WPCF
    for dechlorination and water quality standards in the Las Vegas Wash. The iron specification was lowered from the
    calculated value of 200 mg/L to 50 mg/L.

    I.   Any water used to make up the liquid sodium bisulfite must contain less than 20 μg perchlorate/L.

    J.   The supplier shall ensure all loads of the liquid sodium bisulfite meet the requirements of Items H) and I) above.
         Before the initial delivery, the supplier shall sample the liquid sodium bisulfite from a typical lot and determine all
         the constituents listed in Item I) and specific gravity. The sampling shall conform to industry standard practices.
         The analytical laboratory and their sample preparation and analysis methods must be acceptable to the City. The
         reporting units and maximum analytical reporting detection limits are listed in Item H) above.

    K. The supplier shall supply the City a detailed report for the sampling and analysis described above. The report
       shall contain a statement, signed by a management-level representative of the supplier, certifying that the sample
       supplied to the laboratory was unaltered and representative of the typical product (to be) delivered to the City.
       The report shall also contain evidence that all water sources used to make up the liquid sodium bisulfite contain
       less than 20 μg perchlorate/L. The supplier may use analytical data generated by the supplier of the make up
       water(s) or the supplier may collect and analyze samples of the make up water(s). The determination of
       perchlorate must be performed by the ion chromatographic method.




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    L. The supplier shall complete the sampling and analysis processes described above in Items J) and K)
       once per calendar quarter during the life of the contract. The requirement applies to all calendar quarters,
       including the first calendar quarter. The first calendar quarter will likely not be a full calendar quarter.
       The lot selected for the first calendar quarter compliance must be different than the lot selected to
       demonstrate initial compliance. The supplier shall submit each report to the City on or before the last day
       of each calendar quarter.

    M. The supplier shall submit the report described above in Items K) and L) to the Laboratory Superintendent
       at the City of Las Vegas WPCF, 6005 S. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142. The supplier shall
       submit the initial report before the delivery of the first shipment. Failure of the supplier to submit a
       complete report on time is sufficient cause to constitute breach of contract.

    N. The liquid sodium bisulfite supplied must not contain any impurities that cause abnormally rapid
       decomposition and/or gas production in the City’s storage vessels.

3. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS/CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE

    A. The supplier shall submit a certificate of analysis to the City for and with each delivery. The supplier shall
       present the certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The certificate shall
       contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)         Production lot or batch number
         (ii)        Date of manufacture
         (iii)       Specific gravity
         (iv)        Sodium bisulfite, in % NaHSO3, and % available SO2, by weight
         (v)         Sodium sulfate, in % Na2SO4, by weight
         (vi)        Insoluble matter, in %, by weight
         (vii)       Date(s) of analyses

    B. Failure to supply the required certificates shall be sufficient cause to reject the load. Failure to meet the
       specifications listed in Chemical Composition/Impurities, Item 2 above, shall also be sufficient cause to
       reject the load.

    C. The supplier shall include any charges for the certificates in the offer price.




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                                                  Technical Specifications
                                                For Liquid Sodium Hydroxide


1. GENERAL

    A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Liquid Sodium Hydroxide meet the all requirements of this contract and
       these specifications. All specifications apply to the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide transferred by the supplier into the
       City’s storage vessels.

    B. Prospective offeror(s) shall offer unit and extended costs in $/lb of Na2O (76% basis).

    C. The supplier shall bill by weight of Na2O (76% basis) delivered in pounds. The supplier shall calculate the weight
       of Na2O (76% basis) delivered in each shipment, and the extended cost of each shipment as follows:

         (i)      wt. of Na2O in shipment = (shipment wt., in lb)(Na2O, in % by wt.)
         (ii)     wt. of Na2O (76% basis) in shipment = (wt. of Na2O in shipment)/0.76
         (iii)    cost of ship., in $ = [wt. of Na2O (76% basis) in ship., in lb][cost of Na2O, in $/lb of Na2O (76% basis)]

         Note: Na2O shall be determined as described in latest revision of the American Water Works Association’s
         Standard ANSI/AWWA B501, Sodium Hydroxide.

    D. The supplier shall submit invoices to the City for each delivery that include the following:

         (i)      date of delivery
         (ii)     the weight of product (solution) delivered in pounds
         (iii)    the weight percent of Na2O in the solution delivered
         (iv)     calculation of the weight of Na2O delivered
         (v)      calculation of the weight of Na2O (76% basis) delivered
         (vi)     calculation of the cost of the shipment, in dollars
         (vii)    calculation of the weight percent of NaOH in the solution delivered

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS
    A. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works Association
       Standard ANSI/AWWA B501, Sodium Hydroxide, except as modified or supplemented herein. Non-conformance
       with ANSI/AWWA B501 shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Liquid Sodium
       Hydroxide contract for breach.
    B. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall be tested and certified as meeting ANSI/NSF Standard 60, Drinking Water
       Treatment Chemicals - Health Effects by an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited 3rd party
       certification organization. The Prospective offerors shall provide evidence of this certification with the offer. The
       supplier shall supply evidence of this certification throughout the term of the contract.
    C. If ANSI/NSF Standard 60 certification for Liquid Sodium Hydroxide is ever revoked or lapses, the supplier shall
       inform the City within 24 hours from the time of verbal or written notification of such revocation or lapse. Loss of
       this certification shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide
       contract for breach.
    D. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

    A. As part of its Offer, the Prospective offeror shall state the name of the manufacturer of the Liquid Sodium
       Hydroxide, provide a description of the manufacturing process, provide a technical data sheet, MSDS for the
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    B. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the Liquid
       Sodium Hydroxide that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes or materials
       impacting the concentration of impurities.

    C. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide provided shall contain approximately 22 percent sodium hydroxide (NaOH) by
       weight. The acceptable range of concentrations supplied will be 20 - 25 percent sodium hydroxide by weight.
       The following data are applicable:

                                                 NaOH,         Na2O,       Specific Gravity
                                              in % by wt.   in % by wt.       at 20 °C
                                 Minimum          20            15.5           1.219
                                  Target          22            17.0           1.240
                                 Maximum          25            19.4           1.273

    D. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or interfere with
       the City’s equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or impurities that are a result of
       shipment or transfer into the City’s tanks. The supplier shall reimburse the City for any damages or costs incurred
       from any foreign material or impurity.

    E. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause, by
       the City’s normal usage of the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide, the City to violate any existing permit limit or water
       quality standard, or any limit or standard that may be implemented during the term of this contract. Should any
       permit limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the Liquid Sodium
       Hydroxide supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce the containment
       concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

    F. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide supplied must not contain any impurities that cause abnormally rapid
       decomposition and/or gas production in the City’s storage vessels.

    G. The City reserves the right to add specific impurity listings and maximum impurity levels as required to meet all
       permit limits and water quality standards.

    H. Any water used to make up the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide must contain less than 20 μg of perchlorate/L.

4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

    A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

         (i)      date of delivery,
         (ii)     Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip Number
         (iii)    gross weight of delivery vehicle and Liquid Sodium Hydroxide in pounds,
         (iv)     tare weight of delivery vehicle in pounds, and
         (v)      net weight of Liquid Sodium Hydroxide in the delivery vehicle in pounds.

    B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery. The
       supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The Certificate
       shall contain the following lot-specific information:

         (i)      production lot or batch number
         (ii)     specific gravity, at 20 °C
         (iii)    Na2O, in %, by weight, determined as described in ANSI/AWWA Standard B501
         (iv)     NaOH, in % by weight, calculated from % Na2O
         (v)      date of Certificate

         Note: NaOH, in % by wt. = (1.291 lb NaOH/lb Na2O)(Na2O, in % by wt.)


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    C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be sufficient
       cause to reject the load.

    D. Prospective offeror(s) shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

    A. The supplier shall deliver the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide to the following locations:

         (i) Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142
         (ii) Bonanza Mojave Water Resource Center (PMWRC), 650 N. Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101
         (iii) Durango Hills Water Resource Center (DHWRC), 3271 N. Durango Drive (corner of N. Durango Drive and W.
               Cheyenne Avenue),, LLas Vegas, NV 89129

    B. The supplier shall ship the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide to the City as a “bulk” liquid in a tank truck and shall ensure
       all shipments comply with all US DOT regulations for marking.

    C. Failure of the supplier to successfully complete a delivery is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of the
       contract.

    D. The supplier is expected to comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

    E. The supplier shall make any necessary dilutions at external sites such that a homogeneous, well-mixed product is
       delivered to the City.

    F. The supplier shall measure delivery quantities as the total weight of Liquid Sodium Hydroxide delivered in pounds.
       The City shall assume the weight of the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide delivered (transferred to the City) is equal to net
       weight of the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide in the delivery vehicle. The supplier shall ensure the complete transfer of
       Liquid Sodium Hydroxide from the delivery vehicle to the City’s storage tanks.

    G. The Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall be free from extraneous materials and shall be transported and delivered at
       such concentration and temperature that no freezing occurs. The liquid shall be suitable for feeding by means of
       metering pumps and other metering devices constructed of corrosion resistant material.

    H. The tank truck must be equipped with a hose of the size and length to connect with the hose to the storage silo.
       The hose must have a “quick connect” to connect with the fitting on silo hose furnished by the WPCF. All
       appurtenant valves, pumps, and discharge hoses used for the delivery of Liquid Sodium Hydroxide shall be clean
       and free from contaminating material. Unclean off-loading equipment shall constitute sufficient grounds for
       rejection of the load.

    I.   The tank truck must be sealed and equipped with a self-contained system to deliver all the Liquid Sodium
         Hydroxide in the load into aboveground storage tanks. The inputs to these tanks are above the height of the
         output of typical tank trucks. An example of a delivery mechanism is pressurizing the tank with an air pump. The
         supplier shall supply all transfer equipment. The supplier shall not use the City’s equipment. The transfer
         mechanics shall be such to allow the driver to complete the task alone under normal circumstances, without the
         aid of the City. The driver must follow the instructions posted at the unloading station.

    J.   The driver must follow all the City’s security procedures and requirements for personal protective equipment. The
         City shall inform the supplier of these procedures and requirements initially, and shall communicate any changes
         throughout the term of the contract.

    K. Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site. The
       driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable order/delivery
       documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the delivery based on
       inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents. All other documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC,
       other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide is delivered.


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    L. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide to analysis to determine if
       the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall facilitate the sampling
       process, when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall constitute grounds for rejection
       of that load and is sufficient grounds to constitute a breach of contract. If in the opinion of the City, there
       is a necessity to remove non-conforming Liquid Sodium Hydroxide, the supplier shall remove and replace
       any and all non-conforming Liquid Sodium Hydroxide within 24 hours of being notified without additional
       cost to the City. Alternatively, the City may remove the Liquid Sodium Hydroxide and the cost for removal
       and disposal shall be billed to the supplier. The supplier may not charge for delivered material the City
       rejects.

    M.    All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
          supplier.


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                                                Technical Specifications
                                                For Dry Anionic Polymer

1. GENERAL

  A. The supplier shall ensure all loads of Dry Anionic Polymer meet the all requirements of this contract and these
     specifications.

  B. offerors shall offer unit cost in dollars per pound of Dry Anionic Polymer. The suppliers Purchase Order will have a
     line for each bag being offered.

  C. offerors must include the following information for the Dry Anionic Polymer with the offer package:

      (i)     whether the product is a dry anionic polyacrylamide copolymer composed of acrylamide and sodium
              acrylate.
      (ii)    information on the concentrations of insoluble matter, impurities, or inert substances.
      (iii)   the typical molecular weight (or intrinsic viscosity) and possible range
      (iv)    the typical percent charge, and possible range, in %.
      (v)     the typical monomer content, and possible range, in %.
      (vi)    dimensions/capacity of the bags in which the Dry Anionic Polymer will be shipped, including gross and net
              weight, in pounds, and height/width of the bags, in inches.

  D. The City will test the supplier’s Dry Anionic Polymer against the current Dry Anionic Polymer (Degussa 2640) at
     three different doses (0.2, 0.25 and 0.3 mg/L) using the WPCF’s testing procedure. The supplier’s Dry Anionic
     Polymer must perform within 5% or better based on phosphorus removal to the Degussa 2640. A sample shall
     be submitted to the Laboratory Superintendent at the City’s Environmental Division Laboratory, Water Pollution
     Control Facility (WPCF), 6005 E. Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142. The sample submitted must identify
     the offeror’s name, product name and number, and a MSDS shall accompany the sample. The requested sample
     must be submitted within five (5) business days of notification by the City.

  E. The supplier shall bill by bag of Dry Anionic Polymer delivered.

2. COMPLIANCE WITH STANDARDS

  A. The Dry Anionic Polymer shall conform to the latest revision of the American Water Works Association Standard
     ANSI/AWWA B453, Polyacrylamide except as modified or supplemented herein. Non-conformance with
     ANSI/AWWA B453 shall constitute sufficient grounds for immediate termination of the Dry Anionic Polymer
     contract for breach.

  B. All sampling and testing shall be conducted in accordance with all AWWA/ANSI and ASTM specifications.

3. CHEMICAL COMPOSITION/IMPURITIES

  A. The Dry Anionic Polymer shall:

      (i)     be a dry anionic polyacrylamide copolymer composed of acrylamide and sodium acrylate.
      (ii)    not contain appreciable concentrations of insoluble matter, impurities, or inert substances.
      (iii)   have a medium to high molecular weight.
      (iv)    have a medium to high percent charge.

  B. During the life of the contract, the supplier shall notify the City of any changes in the manufacturing of the Dry
     Anionic Polymer that may impact quality. Of particular concern are manufacturing processes or materials
     impacting the concentration of impurities.

  C. The Dry Anionic Polymer shall not contain any foreign matter or impurity that may damage or interfere with the
     City’s equipment, facility, or treatment processes. This includes foreign matter or impurities that are a result of
     shipment or transfer into the City’s tanks. The City shall deduct the amount for any damages or costs incurred.



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   D. The Dry Anionic Polymer shall not contain any impurity in sufficient quantities that causes or may cause the City
      to violate any existing permit limit or water quality standard, or any limit or standard that may be implemented
      during the term of this contract.

       Should any permit limit or water quality standard exceedance be determined to be directly attributable to the Dry
       Anionic Polymer supplied, the supplier shall immediately take the necessary steps to remove or reduce the
       containment concentrations to levels satisfactory to the City.

   E. The City reserves the right to add specific impurity listings and maximum impurity levels as may be required to
      meet all permit limits and water quality standards.

4. DELIVERY DOCUMENTS

   A. The supplier shall provide a Bill of Lading/Weigh Slip with each delivery indicating the following:

       (i)     date of delivery,
       (ii)    bill of Lading/Weigh Slip Number
       (iii)   number of bags/pieces shipped.
       (iv)    net weight of Dry Anionic Polymer in the delivery vehicle in pounds.

   B. The supplier shall submit a Certificate of Analysis or Conformance to the City for, and with each delivery. The
      supplier shall present the Certificate to the WPCF Operations personnel receiving the shipment. The Certificate
      shall contain the following lot-specific information:

       (i) production Lot Number
       (ii) technical data

   C. Failure to supply the required Certificates, or failure to meet any specification described herein, shall be sufficient
      cause to reject the load.

   D. The supplier shall include any charges for the Certificates in the offer price.

5. DELIVERY LOGISTICS

   A. The supplier is responsible to deliver the Dry Anionic Polymer to the City in super sacks (1,300 to 2,000 lbs.) with
      four (4) loop-type lifting straps and bottom discharge spout, on pallets. supplier may also provide a smaller
      bag/sack that may be offered at a time of product shortages with the City’s approval. Alternate packaging size
      shall be identified on the Offer Submittal form. The price per pound is to be the same as the primary packaging.
      Each bag shall be clearly labeled with name of manufacturer, name of supplier, net weight, product ID, and lot
      number.

   B. The supplier shall ensure all shipments comply with all US DOT regulations for marking.

   C. The supplier shall comply with reasonable requests for emergency deliveries.

   D. The driver shall follow all City security procedures and requirements for personal protective equipment. The City
      shall inform the supplier of these procedures and requirements initially, and shall communicate any changes
      throughout the term of the contract. One such requirement is the driver shall wear safety glasses and appropriate
      footwear while on site.

   E. Before unloading, the driver shall notify WPCF Operations personnel that a delivery has arrived on site. The
      driver shall present the Bill of Lading, Weigh Slips, the Certificate, and any other applicable order/delivery
      documents to the Operations representative. The City reserves the right to reject the delivery based on
      inadequate or non-conforming information in these documents. All other documentation prescribed by DOT, ICC,
      other regulatory bodies and statues must be provided when the Dry Anionic Polymer is delivered.



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F. The City reserves the right to subject samples of the Dry Anionic Polymer to analysis to determine if the
   Dry Anionic Polymer meets the City’s specifications. The supplier shall facilitate the sampling process,
   when asked. Failing to comply with the City’s specifications shall constitute grounds for rejection of that
   load. If in the opinion of the City, there is a necessity to remove non-conforming Dry Anionic Polymer,
   the supplier shall remove, dispose, and replace any and all non-conforming Dry Anionic Polymer within
   24 hours of being notified without additional cost to the City. Alternatively, the City may remove the Dry
   Anionic Polymer and the cost for removal and disposal shall be deducted from the supplier’s Invoice. The
   supplier may not charge for delivered material the City rejects.

G. All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the
   supplier.



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                                                 Technical Specifications
                                                 Liquid Cationic Polymer

1. GENERAL

   The City’s Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF), dewaters anaerobic digested sludge on Model DS-767 Alfa
   Laval Sharples centrifuges. The City produced 17,500 dry tons of sludge during 2008.

   In order to for the Polymer to meet the City’s requirement, it must achieve the following minimum results, using
   Water Environment Federation (WEF) Standards Methods:

           a)       Cake solids of 25%
           b)       Solids capture of 90%

   Sludge feed rates will be 275 GPM. Digested sludge typically varies between 2.0-2.5 % solids.

   The delivered polymer shall meet the performance requirements without (as determined by the City) centrate
   foaming.

   Offerors will be allowed to recommend up to three different polymer solution concentrations for their product, and
   polymer dose in order to meet the City’s requirements.

   All employees drivers and subcontractors will be subject to background checks at the sole cost of the supplier.

2. PRODUCT TESTING

   The City will determine if polymer product testing is required. If polymer product testing is required, the City will
   evaluate offered polymer products based on the lowest overall cost to the City. All costs associated with the
   required testing will be the sole responsibility of the offeror.

   In order to objectively determine the lowest overall offeror, the City will apply evaluation factors to the price
   offered per pound of polymer to arrive at the lowest total overall cost to the City. The evaluation will incorporate
   the per pound price to reflect the estimated total overall cost to the City, considering polymer dose, dewatering
   recovery, and sludge hauling.

3. CITY’S EQUIPMENT

   The WPCF storage/feed system consists of a 3500 gallon bulk storage tank, a 35 gallon neat polymer volumetric
   tank and a 4000 gallon day tank. The system operates automatically and is demand activated by high/low level
   sensors. In addition, the system automatically prepares a preset polymer concentration of a gallons-of-polymer to
   gallons-of-water ratio.

   The feed tank is equipped with an overhead and in-line polymer/water static mixer on the inlet side of the tank.
   This allows for adequate mixing and aging of the polymer. Polymer is fed to the centrifuge using a variable
   speed, 0-7 GPM positive displacement pump.

   Polymer GPM feed, polymer concentration, sludge feed GPM, feed solids and all other operational parameters
   are controlled and recorded on the City’s computer in the control room.

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                                         EXHIBIT B -SAMPLE CONTRACT



THIS CONTRACT is being entered into this __________ day of ____________________, 2009, by and between
the CITY OF LAS VEGAS (hereinafter the “City”), a municipal corporation within the State of Nevada having its
principal office at 400 Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, and      (hereinafter the “Company”) having
its principal office located at    .

                                             SECTION A – Contract Form

The subject matter of this Contract is the          .

                                             SECTION B – Basic Terms
B-1 Definitions

The following definitions apply to this Contract:

(a) “Award Date” means the date that a Contract becomes effective. It is the date that is entered into the first
    paragraph of a Contract upon execution by an authorized representative of the City.

(b) “City” means the City of Las Vegas.

(c) “City Council” means the governing body of the City of Las Vegas.

(d) “Company” means the individual, partnership, or corporation responsible for the performance of services
    under this Contract.

(e) “Company Representative” means the individual authorized to act on behalf of the Company regarding routine
    matters arising under or relating to this Contract.

(f) “Contract” means this document, consisting of Sections A through F, which is binding and effective only upon
    execution by the City.

(g) “Deliverable” means any products, services, report, software, hardware, data, documentation, or other
    tangible item that the Company is required to provide to the City under the terms of the Contract.

(h) “Non-exclusive Contract” means a Contract under which the City agrees to obtain some, but not necessarily
    all, of the City’s requirements for products and services.

(i) “Project Manager” means the City representative who is responsible for the coordination of Contract
    performance between the City and the Company.

B-2 Contract Type

The Contract type is an annual requirements contract. This is a Non-Exclusive Contract.

B-3 Invoices

(a) The Company shall submit an invoice to the City for all chemicals delivered. All invoices must comply with
    the requirements stated in Attachment 1.




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    Upon reconciliation of all errors, corrections, credits, and disputes, payment to the Company will be made in
    full within 30 calendar days. Invoices received without a valid purchase order number will be returned
    unpaid. The Company shall submit an original invoice to:

         Department of Finance and Business Services
         ATTN: Accounts Payable
         City of Las Vegas
         400 Stewart Ave.
         Las Vegas, NV 89101 – 2986

(b) A representative of the Company shall sign and certify the invoice in the following manner: “I hereby certify,
    under penalty of perjury, that the above invoice is just and correct and that reimbursement for such expenses
    listed on this invoice has not been previously received from the City of Las Vegas or any other source.”

B-4 Performance Period

(a) The performance period commences from Date of Award for one (1) calendar year with four (4) one (1) year
    renewal periods at the City’s sole option.

                                           SECTION C – Statement of Work

C-1 Scope of Work

The Company shall meet the requirements of Attachment 1 – City of Las Vegas Technical Specifications.

C-2 Pricing - TBD

Refer to Attachment 2 – Chemical Pricing Sheets
                                        SECTION D – Special Clauses

D-1 Legal Notice [CAO-7/24/08]

(a) All legal notices required pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Contract shall be in writing, unless an
    emergency situation dictates otherwise. Any notice required to be given under the terms of this Contract shall
    be deemed to have been given when:

             (i)    received by the party to whom it is directed by hand delivery or personal service, or
            (ii)    transmitted by facsimile with confirmation of transmission, or
            (iii)   sent by U.S. mail via certified mail-return receipt requested at the following addresses:

                       FOR THE CITY:                City of Las Vegas
                                                    Manager, Purchasing and Contracts
                                                    City Hall, First Floor
                                                    400 Stewart Avenue
                                                    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-2986
                                                    Fax: (702) 384-9964

                       FOR THE COMPANY:             Company Name
                                                    Company Contact
                                                    Company Address
                                                    Fax:
(b) The parties shall provide written notification of any change in the information stated above.
(c) An original signed copy, via U. S. Mail, shall follow facsimile transmissions.
(d) For purposes of this Contract, legal notice shall be required for all matters involving potential termination
    actions, litigation, indemnification, and unresolved disputes. This does not preclude legal notice for any other
    actions having a material impact on the Contract.
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(e) Routine correspondence should be directed to the Project Manager or the Company Representative, as
    appropriate.
D-2 Project Manager/Company Representative [CAO-7/24/08]
(a) The City designates TBD as the Project Manager for this Contract. The City will provide written notice to the
    Company, should there be a subsequent Project Manager change. The Project Manager will be the
    Company’s principal point of contact at the City regarding any matters relating to this Contract, will provide all
    general direction to the Company regarding Contract performance, and will provide guidance regarding the
    City’s goals and policies. The Project Manager is not authorized to waive or modify any material scope of
    work changes or terms of the Contract.
(b) The Company must designate a Representative for this Contract. The Company will provide written notice to
    the City, should there be a subsequent Company Representative change. The City has the right to assume
    that the Company Representative has full authority to act for the Company on all matters arising under or
    relating to this Contract.
D-3 Intellectual Property Rights [CAO-7/24/08
All deliverables produced under this Contract, as well as all data, notes, and documentation collected on behalf of
the City is exclusively the property of the City.
D-4 Licenses/Registrations [CAO-7/24/08]
During the entire performance period of this Contract, the Company shall maintain all federal, state, and local
licenses, certifications and registrations applicable to the work performed under this Contract, including
maintaining an active City of Las Vegas business license.
D-5 Order of Precedence [CAO-7/24/08
In the event of a conflict between the specific language set forth in Sections B through E of this Contract and any
Attachment or Exhibit set forth in Section F, the specific language in Sections B through E shall prevail. Any
exception to this order of precedence will be addressed through specific language elsewhere in Sections B
through E.

                                          SECTION E – General Clauses

E-1 Disputes [CAO-7/25/08]
(a) For each claim or dispute arising between the parties under this Contract, the parties shall attempt to resolve
    the matter through escalating levels of management. In the event the matter cannot be successfully resolved
    in this manner, the City is granted the right, regardless of which party is asserting the claim or dispute, to
    determine between arbitration or litigation as the forum in which the party desiring to proceed further shall file
    to resolve the claim or dispute. For any and all claims or disputes asserted by the Company, the Company
    shall notify the City of its intent to proceed further with the claim or dispute, and in response thereto, the City
    shall notify the Company as to its selected forum for resolution. For any and all claims or disputes asserted
    by the City, the City shall notify the Company in the notice of its intent to proceed with further resolution and in
    the same notice as to whether it has selected arbitration or litigation as the forum to resolve the claim or
    dispute. In the event arbitration is the designated forum, such arbitration shall be binding on the parties.

(b) If arbitration is selected by the City as the forum for further resolution, the claim or dispute shall be filed with
    the Nevada Arbitration Association or the American Arbitration Association under its then current Commercial
    Arbitration Rules, Expedited Procedures, regardless of the amount of the claim or dispute.
(c) The laws of the State of Nevada shall govern this Contract and the venue for purposes of such litigation or
    arbitration shall be in the City.




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E-2 Notice of Delay [CAO-7/24/08]
(a) Should the timely performance of this Contract be jeopardized by the non-availability of City provided
    personnel, data, or equipment, the Company immediately shall notify the City in writing of the facts and
    circumstances that are contributing to such delay. Upon receipt of this notification, the City will advise the
    Company in writing of the action which will be taken to remedy the situation.
(b) The Company shall advise the City in writing of an impending failure to meet established milestones or
    delivery dates based on the Company’s failure to perform. Notice shall be provided as soon as the Company
    is aware of the situation; however, such notice shall not relieve the Company from any existing obligations
    regarding performance or delivery.
E-3 Termination for Convenience [CAO-7/24/08
The City shall have the right at any time to terminate further performance of this Contract, in whole or in part, for
any reason whatsoever (including no reason). Such termination shall be effected by written notice from the City
to the Company, specifying the extent and effective date of the termination. On the effective date of the
termination, the Company shall terminate all work and take all reasonable actions to mitigate expenses. The
Company shall submit a written request for incurred costs for services performed through the date of termination,
and shall provide any substantiating documentation requested by the City. In the event of such termination, the
City agrees to pay the Company within 30 days after receipt of a correct, adequately documented written request.
The City’s sole liability under this Paragraph is for payment of the costs for the services requested by the City and
actually performed by the Company.
E-4 Termination for Default [CAO-7/24/08]
(a) The City may, by written notice of default to the Company, terminate this Contract in whole or in part if the
    Company fails to:
              (i)    Perform the services under Section C (Statement of Work), including, if applicable, delivering
                     any required software, goods, or documentation within the time specified in this Contract or any
                     extension;
              (ii)   Make progress, so as to endanger performance of this Contract; or
              (iii) Perform any of the other provisions of this Contract.
(b) The City’s right to terminate this Contract under (a)(ii) and (a)(iii) above, may be exercised if the Company
    does not cure such failure within ten calendar days (or more if authorized by the City) after notice, specifying
    the failure, is provided pursuant to the Paragraph D-1 (Legal Notice) of this Contract.
(c) If the City terminates this Contract for default in whole or in part, it may acquire, under reasonable terms and
    in the manner the City considers appropriate, services or goods similar to those terminated, and the Company
    shall be liable to the City for any excess costs for those services or goods. However, the Company shall
    continue the work not terminated.
(d) The Company shall not be liable for any excess costs if the failure to perform the Contract arises from
    circumstances beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the Company. These circumstances
    are limited to such causes as (1) acts of God or of the public enemy, (2) acts of governmental bodies, (3)
    fires, (4) floods, (5) epidemics, (6) quarantine restrictions, (7) labor strikes, (8) freight embargoes, or (9)
    unusually severe weather. The time of performance of the Company’s obligations under this Contract shall
    be extended by such period of enforced delay; provided, however, that such reasonably extended time period
    shall not exceed 60 days. If the foregoing circumstances result in a delay greater than 60 days, the City may
    terminate the affected portion of the Contract pursuant to the terms of Paragraph E-3 (Termination for
    Convenience).

(e) Either party may terminate this Contract, in whole or in part, if the other party becomes insolvent or bankrupt
    or makes an assignment for the benefit or creditors, or if a receiver or trustee in bankruptcy is appointed for
    the other party, or if any proceeding in bankruptcy, receivership, or liquidation is instituted against the other
    party and is not dismissed within 30 days following commencement thereof.




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(f) The City retains the right to terminate for default immediately should the Company fail to maintain the required
    levels of insurance, fail to comply with applicable local, state, and Federal statutes governing performance of
    these services, or fail to comply with statutes involving health or safety.

E-5 Insurance [CAO-7/28/08]

(a) The Company shall procure and maintain, at its own expense, during the entire term of the Contract, the
    following coverage(s):

             (i)    Industrial/Workers’ Compensation Insurance protecting the Company and the City from potential
                    Company employee claims based upon job-related sickness, injury, or accident, during
                    performance of this Contract, and must submit proof of such insurance to the City on a certificate
                    of insurance issued by an insurer qualified to underwrite workers’ compensation insurance in the
                    State of Nevada, in accordance with NRS 616A-616D, inclusive. If Company is a sole proprietor,
                    it will be required to submit an affidavit indicating that the company has elected not to be
                    included in the terms, conditions and provisions of NRS 616A-616D, inclusive, and is otherwise
                    in compliance with those terms, conditions and provisions.
             (ii)   Commercial General Liability Insurance (bodily injury, property damage) with respect to the
                    Company’s agents assigned to the activities performed under this Contract in a policy limit of not
                    less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and $2,000,000.00 in the aggregate, for bodily injury
                    (including death), personal injury and property damages. Such coverage shall be on an
                    “occurrence” basis and not on a “claims made” basis, and be provided on either a Commercial
                    General Liability or a Broad Form Comprehensive General Liability (including a Broad form CGL
                    endorsement) insurance form. The form must be written on an ISO Form CG 00 01 10 01, or an
                    equivalent form.
            (iii)   Automobile Liability Insurance of limits no less than $1,000,000 combined single limit per
                    occurrence for bodily injury and property damage to include, but not be limited to, coverage
                    against all insurance claims for injuries to persons or damages to property which may arise from
                    services rendered by Company and any auto used to the performance of services under this
                    Contract. The policy must insure all vehicles owned by the Company and include coverage for
                    hired and non-owned vehicles.

(b) The Company shall deliver certificate(s) of insurance in ACORD form, and endorsements indicating that such
    coverage required by this Contract is in effect shall be delivered to the City within three days after the Award
    Date of this Contract, or before work commences, whichever is earliest. All policy certificates and
    endorsements are required to be an agent authorized by that insurer and who is licensed by the State of
    Nevada. All required aggregate limits must be disclosed and amounts entered on the certificate(s) of
    insurance. The certificates must identify the Contract number and the Contract description. The Company
    shall maintain coverage for the duration of this Contract, and any renewal periods, if applicable. The
    Company shall annually provide the City with a certificate of insurance as evidence that all insurance
    requirements have been met. The Company and/or insurance carrier shall provide the City with a 30 day
    advance notice of policy modification, cancellation or erosion of insurance limits, sent by certified mail “return
    receipt requested”. Any exclusion to the effect that the insurance carrier will “endeavor to inform” must be
    stricken from the certificate of insurance.

(c) The City, its officers and employees shall be named as additional insured’s and such notation shall appear on
    the certificate of insurance furnished by the Company’s insurance carrier. The certificates and endorsements
    for each insurance policy are to be signed by a person authorized by that insurer and licensed by the State of
    Nevada. Each insurance carrier’s rating as shown in the latest Best’s Key Rating Guide shall be fully
    disclosed and entered on the required certificate of insurance. The City requires insurance carriers to
    maintain a Best’s Key rating of A VII, or higher. The adequacy of the insurance supplied by the Company,
    including the rating and financial health of each insurance carrier providing coverage, is subject to the
    approval of the City.




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(d) All deductibles and self-insurance retentions shall be fully disclosed in the certificate of insurance.           No
    deductible or self-insured retention may exceed $10,000.00 without the prior written approval of the City.

(e) If the Company fails to carry the required insurance, the City may (i) order the Company to stop further
    performance hereunder, declare the Company in breach, pursuant to Paragraph E-4, terminate the Contract if
    the breach is not remedied and, if permitted, assess liquidated damages, or (ii) purchase replacement
    insurance and withhold the costs or premium payments made from the payments due to the Company or
    charge the replacement insurance costs back to the Company.

(f) Any subcontractor or sub consultant approved by the City shall be required to procure, maintain and submit
    proof of insurance to the City of the same insurance requirements as specified above, and as required in this
    paragraph.

(g) The Company is encouraged to purchase any additional insurance as it deems necessary.

(h) The Company is required to remedy all injuries to persons and damage or loss to any property of the City,
    caused in whole or in part by the Company, its subcontractors or anyone employed, directed or supervised by
    the Company.

(i) The policies required in E-5 (a) i-iii shall have a Waiver of Subrogation provision endorsement in favor of the
    City of Las Vegas.

E-6 Indemnification [CAO-7/24/08]

(a) In addition to the insurance requirements set forth in Paragraph E-5 (Insurance), the Company shall protect,
    indemnify and hold harmless the City, its officers, employees, agents, and consultants (collectively herein the
    “City”) harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, suits, actions, decrees, and judgments
    including, attorney's fees, court costs or other expenses of any and every kind or character (collectively herein
    the “Liabilities”) which may be recovered from or sought against the City, as a result of, by reason of, or as a
    consequence of, any act or omission, negligent or otherwise, on the part of the Company, its officers,
    employees, or agents in the performance of the terms, conditions and covenants of the Contract, regardless of
    whether the Liabilities were caused in part by the City.

(b) If a third party claim against the City for negligent performance by the Company is within the limits of its liability
    insurance and the insurance company has accepted the City’s tender of defense, then the City will pay the
    Company what is due and owing to them, within the payment method specified in this Contract. However, if the
    claim is greater than the coverage amount, the City, for its protection, may retain any money due and owing the
    Company under this Contract, until the claim has been resolved. In the event no money is due and owing, the
    surety, if required, of the Company, may be held until all of the Liabilities have been settled and suitable
    evidence to that effect furnished to the City.

(c) It is expressly agreed that the Company shall defend the City, against the Liabilities and in the event that the
    Company fails to do so, the City shall have the right, but not the obligation, to defend the same and to charge all
    direct and incidental costs, including attorney’s fees and court costs, to the Company.

E-7 Assignment [CAO-7/24/08]

Neither party may assign their rights nor delegate their duties under this Contract without the written consent of
the other party. Such consent shall not be withheld unreasonably. Any assignment or delegation shall not relieve
any party of its obligations under this Contract.

E-8 Waiver [CAO-7/24/08]

Waiver of any of the terms of this Contract shall not be valid unless it is in writing signed by each party. The
failure of the City to enforce any of the provisions of this Contract, or to require performance of any of the
provisions herein, shall not in any way be construed as a waiver of such provisions or to affect the validity of any
part of this Contract, or to affect the right of the City to thereafter enforce each and every provision of this
Contract. Waiver of any breach of this Contract shall not be held to be a waiver of any other or subsequent
breach of this Contract.


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E-9 Taxes/Compliance with Laws [CAO-7/24/08]

(a) The City is exempt from paying Sales and Use Taxes under the provisions of Nevada Revised Statutes
    372.325(4), and Federal Excise Tax, under Registry Number 88-87-0003k. The Company shall pay all taxes,
    levies, duties and assessments of every nature and kind, which may be applicable to any work under this
    Contract. The Company shall make any and all payroll deductions required by law. The Company agrees to
    indemnify and hold the City harmless from any liability on account of any and all such taxes, levies, duties,
    assessments and deductions.

(b) The Company in the performance of the obligations of this Contract shall comply with all applicable laws,
    rules and regulations of all governmental authorities having jurisdiction over the performance of this Contract
    including, but not limited to, the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all state and federal laws
    prohibiting and/or relating to discrimination by reason of race, sex, age, religion or national origin.

E-10 Audit of Records [CAO-8/5/08]

(a) The Company agrees to maintain the financial books and records (including supporting documentation)
    pertaining to the performance of this Contract according to standard accounting principles and procedures.
    The books and records shall be maintained for a period of three (3) years after completion of this Contract,
    except that books and records which are the subject of an audit finding shall be retained for three (3) years
    after such finding has been resolved. If the Company goes out of business, the Company shall forward the
    books and records to the City to be retained by the City for the period of time required herein.

(b) The City, or its designated representative(s), shall have the right to inspect and audit (including the right to
    copy and/or transcribe) the books and records of the Company pertaining to the performance of this Contract
    during normal business hours. The City will provide prior written notice to the Company of the audit and
    inspection. If the books and records are not located within Clark County, the Company agrees to deliver them
    to the City, or to the address, designated by the City, within Clark County. In lieu of such delivery, the
    Company may elect to reimburse the City for the cost of travel (including transportation, lodging, meals and
    other related expenses) to inspect and audit the books and records at the Company’s office. If the books and
    records provided to the City are incomplete, the Company agrees to remedy the deficiency after written notice
    thereof from the City, and to reimburse the City for any additional costs associated therewith including,
    without limitation, having to revisit the Company's office. The Company's failure to remedy the deficiency shall
    constitute a material breach of this Agreement. The City shall be entitled to its costs and reasonable attorney
    fees in enforcing the provisions of this Paragraph

(c) If, at any time during the term of this Contract, or at any time after the expiration or termination of the
    Contract, the City or the City’s designated representative(s) finds the dollar liability is less than payments
    made by the City to the Company, the Company agrees that the difference shall be either: (a) repaid
    immediately by the Company to the City or (b) at the City’s option, credited against any future billings due the
    Company.

E-11 Independent Contractor [CAO-7/24/08]

In the performance of services under this Contract, the Company and any other person employed by it shall be
deemed to be an independent contractor and not an agent or employee of the City. The Company shall be liable
for the actions of any person, organization or corporations with which it subcontracts to fulfill this Contract. The
City shall hold the Company as the sole responsible party for the performance of this Contract. The Company
shall maintain complete control over its employees and all of its subcontractors. Nothing contained in this
contract or any subcontract awarded by the Company shall create a partnership, joint venture or agency with the
City. Neither party shall have the right to obligate or bind the other party in any manner to any third party.




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                                                                                               Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                               Exhibit B – Sample Contract

E-12 Severability [CAO-7/24/08]

The invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability of any provision of this Contract or the occurrence of any event
rendering any portion or provision of this Contract void shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any
other portion or provision of this Contract. Any void provision shall be deemed severed from this Contract, and
the balance of this Contract shall be construed and enforced as if this Contract did not contain the particular
portion or provision held to be void. The parties further agree to amend this Contract to replace any stricken
provision with a valid provision that comes as close as possible to the intent of the stricken provision. The
provisions of this clause shall not prevent this entire Contract from being void should a provision which is of the
essence of this Contract be determined void.

E-13 Conforming Services [CAO-7/24/08]

The services performed under this Contract shall conform in all respects with the requirements set forth in this
Contract. The Company shall furnish the City with sufficient data and information needed to determine if the
services performed conform to all the requirements of this Contract.

E-14 Modification/Amendment [CAO-7/24/08]

This Contract shall not be modified or amended except by the express written agreement of the parties, signed by
a duly authorized representative for each party. Any other attempt to modify or amend this Contract shall be null
and void, and may not be relied upon by either party.

E-15 Entire Agreement, Section and Paragraph Headings [CAO-7/24/08]

(a) This Contract represents the entire and integrated agreement between the City and the Company. It
    supersedes all prior and contemporaneous communications, representations, and agreements, whether oral
    or written, relating to the subject matter of this Contract.

(b) The section and paragraph headings appearing in this Contract are inserted for the purpose of convenience
    and ready reference. They do not purport to define, limit or extend the scope or intent of the language of the
    sections and paragraphs to which they pertain.

E-16 Conflict of Interest (City Officials) [CAO-7/24/08]

(a) An official of the City, who is authorized in such capacity and on behalf of the City to negotiate, make, accept or
    approve, or take part in negotiating, making, accepting, or approving this Contract, payments under this
    Contract, or work under this Contract, shall not be directly or indirectly interested personally in this Contract or in
    any part hereof. No officer, employee, architect, attorney, engineer or inspector of, or for the City, who is
    authorized in such capacity and on behalf of the City to exercise any legislative, executive, supervisory or other
    similar functions in connection with this Contract, shall become directly or indirectly interested personally in this
    Contract or in any part hereof, any material supply contract, subcontract, insurance contract, or any other
    contract pertaining to this Contract.

(b) Each party represents that it is unaware of any financial or economic interest of any public officer or employee
    of the City relating to this Contract. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Contract, if such interest
    becomes known, the City may immediately terminate this Contract for default or convenience, based on the
    culpability of the parties.

E-17 Public Records [CAO-7/24/08]

The City is a public agency as defined by state law. As such, it is subject to the Nevada Public Records Law
(Chapter 239 of the Nevada Revised Statutes). All of the City’s Records are public records, which are subject to
inspection and copying by any person (unless declared by law to be confidential). This Contract, all supporting
documents, and proposals submitted under the original Request for Proposal are deemed to be public records.




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                                                                                               Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                               Exhibit B – Sample Contract

E-18 Confidentiality – City Information [CAO-7/24/08]

(b) All information, including but not limited to, oral statements, computer files, databases, and other material or
    data supplied to the Company is confidential and privileged. The Company shall not disclose this information,
    nor allow to be disclosed to any person or entity without the express prior written consent of the City. The
    Company shall have the right to use any such confidential information only for the purpose of providing the
    services under this Contract, unless the express prior, written consent of the City is obtained. Upon request
    by the City, The Company shall promptly return to the City all confidential information supplied by the City,
    together with all copies and extracts.

(c) The confidentiality requirements shall not apply where (i) the information is, at the time of disclosure by the
    City, then in the public domain; (ii) the information is known to the Company prior to obtaining the same from
    the City; (iii) the information is obtained by the Company from a third party who did not receive the same
    directly or indirectly from the City; or (iv) the information is subpoenaed by court order or other legal process,
    but in such event, the Company shall notify the City. In such event the City, in its sole discretion, may seek to
    quash such demand.

(d) The obligations of confidentiality shall survive the termination of this Contract.

E-19 Marketing Restrictions [CAO-7/24/08]

The Company may not publish or sell any information from or about this Contract without the prior written consent
of the City. This restriction does not apply to the use of the City’s name in a general list of customers, so long as
the list does not represent an express or implied endorsement of the Company or its services.

E-20 Limitation of Funding [CAO-7/24/08]

The City reserves the right to reduce estimated or actual quantities, in whatever amount necessary, without
prejudice or liability to the City, if funding is not available or if legal restrictions are placed upon the expenditure of
monies for the services required under this Contract.

E-21 Changes – Fixed-Price Goods [CAO-7/24/08]

         (a) The City may at any time, by written order, and without notice to the sureties, if any, make changes
within the general scope of this Agreement in any one or more of the following:

                  (i) Description of Goods to be provided.

                  (ii) Time of delivery.

                  (iii) Place of delivery.

        (b) If any such change causes an increase or decrease in the cost of, or the time required for, performance
of any part of the work under this Agreement, whether or not changed by the order, the City shall make an equitable
adjustment in the Agreement price, the delivery schedule, or both, and shall modify the Agreement.

         (c) The supplier must assert its right to an adjustment under this clause within 30 days from the date of
receipt of the written order; however, if the City decides that the facts justify, the City may receive and act upon a
proposal submitted before final payment of the Agreement.

        (d) If the supplier proposal includes the cost of property made obsolete or excess by the change, the City
shall have the right to prescribe the manner of the disposition of the property.

          (e) Failure to agree to any adjustment shall be a dispute under Paragraph E-1, “Disputes”; however, nothing
in this clause shall excuse the Company from proceeding with the Agreement as changed.

         (f) The supplier shall provide current, complete, and accurate documentation to the City in support of any
equitable adjustment. Failure to provide adequate documentation, within a reasonable time after a request from
the City, will be deemed a waiver of the supplier’s right to dispute the equitable adjustment proposed by the City,
where such equitable adjustment has a reasonable basis at the time it is determined by the City..
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                                                                              Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                              Exhibit B – Sample Contract

                                   SECTION F – List of Attachments/Exhibits


The following attachments are hereby incorporated into this contract:

Identifier        Title/Text Reference                                           Pages

Attachment 1      CLV Technical Specifications                                     31

Attachment 2      CLV and National IPA Chemical Pricing Sheets                     3

Exhibit A         Scope of Work                                                    8

Exhibit B         CLV Sample Contract                                              10

Exhibit C         National IPA Agreement                                           10




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                                                                                 Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                 Exhibit B -Sample Contract

        IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Contract to be executed by their duly
authorized representatives.


                                                    CITY OF LAS VEGAS




                                                    KATHLEEN C. RAINEY, Manager
                                                    Purchasing and Contracts
                                                                        “City”

    ATTEST:




    BEVERLY K. BRIDGES, CMC
    City Clerk




    APPROVED AS TO FORM:



                                             Date




                                                           ,
                                                                     “Company”




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                                                                                                 Form A-Offer Statement

                         FORM A – OFFER STATEMENT AND BUSINESS INFORMATION

This proposal is submitted in response to Request for Proposals No.            And constitutes an offer by this Offeror
to enter into a potential Contract for the scope of services described herein.




AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE NAME (Typed or Printed)                  LEGAL NAME OF OFFEROR



AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE                                                      TODAY'S DATE



TITLE                                                         TELEPHONE NUMBER                  FAX NUMBER



ADDRESS OF OFFEROR



CITY                                                STATE               ZIP CODE

E-MAIL ADDRESS:


CLV BUSINESS LICENSE NO:
   ATTACHED – Copies of all National, State and Local Licenses, Registrations and Certifications as required
herein.


ADDENDA ACKNOWLEDGED


        Addendum No.               Initial                       Addendum No.             Initial
        Addendum No.               Initial                       Addendum No.             Initial
        Addendum No.               Initial                       Addendum No.             Initial



    FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
    Is this Offeror a Minority, Women or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise?

        No        Yes                   If “Yes” Specify      MBE       WBE        DVBE


    Has this Offeror been certified as a Minority, Women or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise?

        No        Yes                    If “Yes” Specify Certifying Agency _______________________
                                             Attach a copy of your certification




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                                                                                               Attachment 2 -CLV Pricing Sheet

                          ATTACHMENT 2 - CITY OF LAS VEGAS CHEMICAL PRICE SHEET

Item    Description                                                 Qty.        Unit of   Unit Cost           Delivery/Freight
No.                                                                             Measure                           Charge

1.      Liquid Ferric Chloride per Technical Specifications         5,500,000   Dry       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

2.      Liquid Sodium Hypochlorite                                  2,000,000   Dry       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

3.      Liquid Aluminum Sulfate                                     5,000,000   Dry       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

4.      Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate, Dry)                            4,000,000   Pounds    $______________     $___________
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

5.      Liquid Sodium Bisulfate                                     1,500,000   Pounds    $______________     $___________
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

6.      Liquid Sodium Hydroxide                                     50,000      Dry       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

7.      Dry Anionic Polymer                                         30,000      Dry       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________

8.      Liquid Polymer                                              400,000     Wet       $______________     $___________
                                                                                Pounds
        Manufacturer’s Name:

        ______________________________________

        Product Number:
        ______________________________________
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                                                                                                                                           Attachment 2 - National Pricing Sheet
                                                         ATTACHMENT 2 - NATIONAL IPA CHEMICAL PRICE SHEET

Chemical                             Proposed Product Name        Proposed Product #                   Price per Unit of Measure                            Delivery/Freight Charge
                                                                                       Tote   Bag   Gallon         Drum            Pound   Ton     Zone 1      Zone 2    Zone 3       Zone 4
Aluminum Sulfate
Amonia, Anhydrous
Amonia, Hydroxide
Caustic Soda/ Sodium Hydroxide 25%
Caustic Soda/Sodium Hydroxide 50%
Chlorine
Copper Sulfate
Ferric Chloride
Ferric Sulfate
Sodium Flouride
Fluorosilicic Acid
Hydro Flurosilicic Acid
Lime Foundry Quick Grade
Lime Hydrated
Pebble Quicklime, bulk, slaking
Phosphate/Phosphoric Acid Blend
Polyaluminum Chloride
Polyaluminum Hydroxychlorosulfate
Polyortho Phosphate
Polyphosphate
Potassium Permanganate
Powder Activated Carbon
Soda Ash
Sodium Bisulfite, wastewater
Sodium Bisulfite, water
Sodium Hexametaphosphate
Sodium HypoChlorite
Sodium Permanganate
Sulfer Dioxide
Sulfuric Acid
Zinc Orthophosphate




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                                                                                                                                         Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                                                 Attachment 2 - National Pricing Sheet
                                                   ATTACHMENT 2 - NATIONAL IPA CHEMICAL PRICE SHEET

Chemical                   Proposed Product Name   Proposed Product #                  Price per Unit of Measure                          Delivery/Freight Charge
                                                                        Tote   Bag   Gallon         Drum           Pound   Ton   Zone 1   Zone 2       Zone 3       Zone 4


Polymer dry cationic


Polymer liquid anionic


Polymer liquid cationic


Polymer liquid non-ionic




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                                                                                             Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                              Exhibit C
                                                                                                       NIPA Agreement
                  EXHIBIT C - NATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING ALLIANCE
                                    ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT

This ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT is made this ___ day of ______ 200___, between National
Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (“National IPA”), and ________________. (herein “Supplier”).

                                                      RECITALS

WHEREAS, the _______________________ (herein “Principal Procurement Agency”) has entered into a Master
Agreement dated _________________, Agreement No_______, by and between the Principal Procurement
Agency and Supplier, as may be amended from time to time in accordance with the terms thereof (the “Master
Agreement”), for the purchase of ___________________________ (herein “Product”);

WHEREAS, said Master Agreement provides that any or all public agencies (herein “Participating Public
Agencies”) may purchase Product at prices stated in the Master Agreement;

WHEREAS, National IPA serves as the administrative agent for Principal Procurement Agency and other public
agencies with regard to other Master Agreements offered through National IPA;

WHEREAS, Principal Procurement Agency desires National IPA to proceed with administration of the Master
Agreement;

WHEREAS, National IPA and Supplier desire to enter into this Agreement to make available the Master
Agreement to Participating Public Agencies on a national basis;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the payments to be made hereunder and the mutual covenants
contained in this Agreement, National IPA and Supplier hereby agree as follows:

                                                    DEFINITIONS

1. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to
them in the Master Agreement.

                                             TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2. The Master Agreement, as attached hereto as Exhibit C and incorporated herein by reference as though fully
set forth herein, and the terms and conditions contained therein shall apply to this Agreement except as expressly
changed or modified by this Agreement.

3. National IPA shall be afforded all of the rights, privileges and indemnifications afforded to Principal
Procurement Agency under the Master Agreement, and such rights, privileges and indemnifications shall accrue
and apply with equal effect to National IPA under this Agreement including, but not limited to, the Supplier’s
obligation to provide the appropriate indemnification and insurance as set forth by the Principal Procurement
Agency.

4. National IPA shall perform all of its duties, responsibilities and obligations as contract administrator under the
Master Agreement as set forth herein, and Supplier hereby agrees that National IPA shall act in the capacity of
contract administrator under the Master Agreement.

5. With respect to any purchases by Principal Procurement Agency or any Participating Public Agency pursuant
to the Master Agreement, National IPA: (i) shall not be construed as a dealer, re-marketer, representative, partner
or agent of any type of the Supplier, Principal Procurement Agency or such Participating Public Agency; (ii) shall
not be obligated, liable or responsible for any order made by Principal Procurement Agency or any Participating
Public Agency or any employee thereof under the Master Agreement or for any payment required to be made with
respect to such order; and (iii) shall not be obliged, liable or responsible for any failure by any Participating Public
Agency to comply with procedures or requirements of applicable law or to obtain the due authorization and
approval necessary to purchase under the Master Agreement. National IPA makes no representation or guaranty
with respect to any minimum purchases by Principal Procurement Agency or any Participating Public Agency or
any employee thereof under this Agreement or the Master Agreement.

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                                                                                          Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                           Exhibit C
                                                                                                    NIPA Agreement
                                             TERM OF AGREEMENT

6. This Agreement shall be in effect so long as the Master Agreement remains in effect, provided, however, that
all indemnifications afforded by the Supplier to National IPA shall survive the term of this Agreement

                                            NATIONAL PROMOTION

7. National IPA and Supplier shall publicize and promote the availability of the Master Agreement’s products and
services to any other public agencies and such agencies’ verified employees. Supplier has reviewed, understands
and agrees to the Supplier Commitments and Process as included herein Exhibit C. Supplier’s failure to maintain
the Supplier Commitments and Process shall be a material breach under this Agreement and if not cured within
thirty (30) days of written notice to Supplier shall be deemed a cause for termination of the Master Agreement at
Principal Procurement Agency’s sole discretion or this Agreement at National IPA’s sole discretion.

8. A copy of the Principal Procurement Agency Certificate executed by Principal Procurement Agency, and an
example of the Master Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreement that is agreed to by each
Participating Public Agency as the terms for their respective participation with National IPA, are included herein
Exhibit C. Supplier shall require each Participating Public Agency to register its participation in the National IPA
program using the electronic registration feature at www.nationalipa.org.

9. Upon request, Supplier shall make available to interested public agencies a copy of the Master Agreement and
such price lists or quotes as may be necessary for such agencies to evaluate potential purchases. In addition,
Supplier shall assist in development of marketing materials. Supplier and National IPA shall provide each
respective party with its logo and the standard terms of use for their general use in marketing the Master
Agreement. Both parties shall obtain approval from the other party prior to use of such logo.

                                 QUARTERLY FEES & MONTHLY REPORTING

10. Supplier shall pay National IPA an administrative fee in the amount of 2% of the total purchase price for all
purchases under the Master Agreement. Supplier shall provide National IPA with an electronic accounting report,
in a format prescribed by National IPA, on a monthly basis summarizing all purchases under the Master
Agreement. A sample of the reporting format appears herein Exhibit C. Administrative fees shall be paid with
respect to all purchases shipped and billed pursuant to the Master Agreement.

11.     Supplier shall maintain an accounting of all purchases made by Participating Public Agencies. National
IPA and Principal Procurement Agency reserve the right to audit the accounting for a period of four (4) years from
the date National IPA receives the accounting. In the event of such an audit, the requested materials shall be
provided at the location designated by Principal Procurement Agency or National IPA.

12.      Sales reports for all purchases by Participating Public Agencies in each calendar month are due to
National IPA by the 10th day of the following month. Administrative fee payments are due within thirty (30) days
after the end of each calendar quarter for sales during such quarter. Failure to provide a Monthly report and/or
payment of the administrative fees within the time and manner specified shall be regarded as a material breach
under this Agreement and if not cured within thirty (30) days of written notice to Supplier shall be deemed a cause
for termination of the Master Agreement at Principal Procurement Agency’s sole discretion or this Agreement at
National IPA’s sole discretion. All administrative fees not paid when due shall bear interest at the rate of 1 1/2%
per month until paid in full.

13. National IPA or its designee may, at National IPA’s sole discretion, compare public agency records with
Monthly reports submitted by Supplier. If there is a discrepancy, National IPA will notify the Supplier in writing.
Supplier will have 30 days from the date of such notice to resolve the discrepancy to National IPA’s reasonable
satisfaction. If the Supplier does not so resolve the discrepancy, National IPA shall have the right to engage
outside services to conduct an independent audit of Supplier’s Monthly reports and Supplier shall be obligated to
reimburse National IPA’s costs and expenses for such audit.




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                                                                                           Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                            Exhibit C
                                                                                                     NIPA Agreement
                                             GENERAL PROVISIONS

14. This Agreement supersedes any and all other agreements, either oral or in writing, between the parties
hereto with respect to the subject matter hereto and no other agreement, statement, or promise relating to the
subject matter of this Agreement which is not contained herein shall be valid or binding.

15. If any action at law or in equity is brought to enforce or interpret the provisions of this Agreement, the
prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs in addition to any other relief to which he
may be entitled.

16. This Agreement and National IPA’s rights and obligations hereunder may be assigned at National IPA’s sole
discretion, to an existing or newly established legal entity that has the authority and capacity to perform National
IPA’s obligations hereunder.

17.     All written communications given hereunder shall be delivered by first-class mail, postage prepaid, or
overnight delivery on receipt to the addresses as set forth below.

         A. National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company
                 National IPA
                 Attn: President
                 1600 Westgate Circle
                 Suite 275
                 Brentwood, TN 37027

         B. Principal Procurement Agency


         C. Supplier



18. If any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed to be, or shall in fact be, illegal, inoperative or
unenforceable, the same shall not affect any other provision or provisions herein contained or render the same
invalid, inoperative or unenforceable to any extent whatever.

19. This Agreement may not be effectively amended, changed, modified, or altered without the prior written
consent of the parties hereto.

20. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon National IPA, the Supplier and any
successor and assign thereto; subject, however, to the limitations contained herein.

                   NATIONAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL PURCHASING ALLIANCE COMPANY

By:



Date:


SUPPLIER:

By:



Date:


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                                                                                         Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                          Exhibit C
                                                                                                   NIPA Agreement
                             SUPPLIER COMMITMENTS AND PROCESS
The following is intended to assist the supplier in successfully implementing the Master Agreement:

National IPA Administration Agreement - The supplier is required to execute the National IPA Administration
Agreement (“Agreement”) prior to the award of the Master Agreement.

National Account Management Team - The supplier shall provide a National Account manager with the
authority and responsibility for the overall success of the Master Agreement contract within the supplier’s
organization.

State and Local Agency Access - Establish the following communication links to facilitate customer access and
communication:
    • A dedicated National IPA internet web-based homepage with:
           o National IPA standard logo;
           o Copy of original Request for Proposal or Invitation to Bid;
           o Copy of contract and amendments between lead public agency and supplier;
           o Summary of products and pricing;
           o Electronic link to National IPA’s online registration page;
    • A dedicated toll free number for National IPA

Electronic Registration - The supplier is responsible for ensuring that each Participating Public Agency has
completed National IPA’s online registration process prior to processing the Participating Public Agency’s first
sales order.

Sales Report - The supplier is responsible for reporting all Participating Public Agency sales by the 10th day of
the end of the preceding month in the provided format included herein Exhibit C to the National IPA Administration
Agreement.

Administrative Fees - The supplier is responsible for paying to National IPA an administrative fee on all
Participating Public Agency sales volumes within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter as set out in
Section 10 of the Administration Agreement.

National IPA Awareness - National IPA is responsible for marketing the overall National IPA concept and
program to Participating Public Agencies. National IPA marketing is intended to supplement and enhance the
direct sales effort of the supplier. National IPA employs a national account management team, a web based
registration and lead referral system, direct mail, the Internet and newsletters and other publications to increase
National IPA awareness.

Supplier Sales - Supplier is responsible for proactive direct sales of supplier’s goods and services to public
agencies nationwide and the timely follow up to leads established by National IPA. All sales materials are to use
the National IPA logo. At a minimum, the supplier’s sales initiatives should communicate:
    • Contract was competitively solicited by a Principal Procurement Agency;
    • Best government pricing
    • No cost to participate
    • Non-exclusive contracts

Sales Force Training - Supplier is responsible for the training of its national sales force on the National IPA
contract. At a minimum, sales training should include:
    • Key features of National IPA contract
    • Working knowledge of the Solicitation Process
    • Awareness of the range of public agencies that can access National IPA



Name:
Title:
Signature:
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                                                                                             Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                              Exhibit C
                                                                                                       NIPA Agreement

       MASTER INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATIVE PURCHASING AGREEMENT
        This agreement is made between certain government agencies that execute a Principal Procurement
Agency Certificate (“Principal Procurement Agencies”) to be appended and made a part hereof and other
government agencies (“Participating Public Agencies”) that register electronically with National Intergovernmental
Purchasing Alliance (“National IPA”) or otherwise execute a Participating Public Agency Certificate (“Participating
Public Agencies”) to be appended and made a part hereof.

                                                      RECITALS

       WHEREAS, after a competitive bidding and selection process by Principal Procurement Agencies, a
number of Suppliers have entered into Master Agreements to provide a variety of goods, products and services
based on national volumes (herein “Products”);

         WHEREAS, Master Agreements are made available by Principal Procurement Agencies through National
IPA and provide that Participating Public Agencies may purchase Products on the same terms, conditions and
pricing as the Principal Procurement Agency, subject to any applicable local purchasing ordinances and the laws
of the State of purchase;


        NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises contained in this agreement, and of the
mutual benefits to result, the parties agree as follows:

         1.       That each party will facilitate the cooperative procurement of Products.

         2.       That the procurement of Products subject to this agreement shall be conducted in accordance
                  with and subject to the relevant statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations that govern each
                  party’s procurement practices.

         3.       That the cooperative use of bids obtained by a party to this agreement shall be in accordance
                  with the terms and conditions of the bid, except as modification of those terms and conditions is
                  otherwise allowed or required by applicable law.

         4.       That the Principal Procurement Agencies will make available, upon reasonable request and
                  subject to convenience, information which may assist in improving the procurement of products
                  by the Participating Public Agencies.

         5.       That a procuring party will make timely payments to the Supplier for Products received in
                  accordance with the terms and conditions of the procurement. Payment for Products and
                  inspections and acceptance of Products ordered by the procuring party shall be the exclusive
                  obligation of such procuring party. Disputes between procuring party and Supplier are to be
                  resolved in accord with the law and venue rules of the State of purchase.

         6.       The procuring party shall not use this agreement as a method for obtaining additional
                  concessions or reduced prices for similar products or services.

         7.       The procuring party shall be responsible for the ordering of Products under this agreement. A
                  non-procuring party shall not be liable in any fashion for any violation by a procuring party, and
                  the procuring party shall hold non-procuring party harmless from any liability that may arise from
                  action or inaction of the procuring party.

         8.       This agreement shall remain in effect until termination by a party giving 30 days written notice to
                  the other party.

         9.       This agreement shall take effect after execution of the Principal Procurement Agency Certificate
                  or Participating Public Agency Registration, as applicable.


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                                                                                   Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                    Exhibit C
                                                                                             NIPA Agreement
                     PRINCIPAL PROCUREMENT AGENCY CERTIFICATE
I hereby acknowledge, on behalf of INSERT NAME OF PPA HERE (“Principal Procurement Agency”), that I have
read and agree to the general terms and conditions set forth in the enclosed Master Intergovernmental
Cooperative Purchasing Agreement regulating the use of the Master Agreements and purchase of Products that
from time to time are made available by Principal Procurement Agencies to Participating Public Agencies
nationwide through National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (“National IPA”).

I understand that the purchase of one or more Products under the provisions of the Master Intergovernmental
Cooperative Purchasing Agreement is at the sole and complete discretion of the Participating Public Agency.

In its capacity as Principal Procurement Agency for National IPA, INSERT NAME OF PPA HERE agrees to
pursue Master Agreements for Products as specified herein Exhibit C.



                                             Authorized Signature, Principal Procurement Agency




                                             Date




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                                                                                RFP No. 090060-TM
                                                                          Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                           Exhibit C
                                                                                    NIPA Agreement
                          National IPA Sales Reporting Template




                          Participating Agency
 Participating Agency #                                  City   State    Zip    Contract     Admin
                                                                        Code     Sales        Fee
                                                                                               %
{Assigned by National
IPA and provide to
Supplier}




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                                                                                      Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                                                       Exhibit C
                                                                                                NIPA Agreement
Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 279A.220 the following Oregon Public
Agencies are eligible to register with National IPA and accesses the City of Las Vegas Water Treatment Chemical
award made pursuant to this solicitation and are hereby given notice of the foregoing request for bids for
purposes of complying with the procedural requirements of said statute:

Cities. Towns. Villages and Boroughs including but not limited to:
CITY OF ADAIR VILLAGE
CITY OF ASHLAND
CITY OF AUMSVILLE
CITY OF AURORA
CITY OF BEAVERTON
CITY OF BOARDMAN
CITY OF BURNS
CITY OF CANBY
CITY OF CANYONVILLE
CITY OF CLATSKANIE
CITY OF COBURG
CITY OF CONDON
CITY OF LA GRANDE
CITY OF LEBANON
CITY OF MILL CITY
CITY OF MILWAUKIE
CITY OF MOSIER
CITY OF NORTH PLAINS
CITY OF OREGON CITY
CITY OF PILOT ROCK
CITY OF PORTLAND
CITY OF POWERS
CITY OF RIDDLE
CITY OF SANDY
CITY OF SCAPPOOSE
CITY OF SHADY COVE
CITY OF SHERWOOD
CITY OF ST. PAUL
CITY OF TIGARD, OREGON
CITY OF TUALATIN, OREGON
CITY OF WARRENTON
CITY OF WILSONVILLE
CITY OF WINSTON
LEAGUE OF OREGON CITES
PORTLAND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

Counties including but not limited to:
ASSOCIATION OF OREGON COUNTIES
BENTON COUNTY
CLACKAMAS COUNTY DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION
CLATSOP COUNTY
COLUMBIA COUNTY, OREGON
COOS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
CROOK COUNTY ROAD DEPARTMENT
CURRY COUNTY OREGON
DESCHUTES COUNTY
DOUGLAS COUNTY
GILLIAM COUNTY
GILLIAM COUNTY OREGON
HARNEY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE
HOOD RIVER COUNTY
JEFFERSON COUNTY

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                                                         RFP No. 090060-TM
                                                   Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                    Exhibit C
                                                             NIPA Agreement
LAKE COUNTY
LINCOLN COUNTY
LINN COUNTY
MARION COUNTY, SALEM, OREGON
MORROW COUNTY
MULTNOMAH COUNTY BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
MULTNOMAH LAW LIBRARY
NAMI LANE COUNTY
POLK COUNTY
SHERMAN COUNTY
UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON
UNION COUNTY
WALLOW A COUNTY
WASCO COUNTY
WASHINGTON COUNTY
YAMHILL COUNTY

K-12 including but not limited to:
BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
BEND-LA PINE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BROOKING HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.17-C
CANYONVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
CASCADES ACADEMY OF CENTRAL OREGON
CENTENNIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
CENTRAL POINT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.6
CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 13J
COOS BAY SC'HOOL DISTRICT NO.9
COUNTY OF YAMHILL SCHOOL DISTRICT 29
CULVER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.
DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.2
DAVID DOUGLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
DAYTON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.8
DE LA SALLE N CATHOLIC HS
DESCHUTES COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.6
DUFUR SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.29
ESTACADA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.10B
FOREST GROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT
GLADSTONE SCHOOL DISTRICT
GRANTS PASS SCHOOL DISTRICT 7
GREATER ALBANY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
HEAD START OF LANE COUNTY
HIGH DESERT EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
JACKSON CO SCHOOL DIST NO.9
JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 509-J
JEFFERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT
KLAMATH FALLS CITY SCHOOLS
LAKE OSWEGO SCHOOL DISTRICT 7J
LANE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 4J
LINCOLN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
LINN CO. SCHOOL DlST. 95C
LOST RIVER JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
LOWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.71
MARION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
MARION COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 103
MCMINNVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOAO
MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT 549C

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                                                         RFP No. 090060-TM
                                                   Water Treatment Chemicals
                                                                    Exhibit C
                                                             NIPA Agreement
MITCH CHARTER SCHOOL
MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.1J
MULTISENSORY LEARNING ACADEMY
MUL TNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
NEAH-KAH-NIE DISTRICT NO.56
NESTUCCA VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.101
NOBEL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
NORTH BEND SCHOOL DISTRICT 13
NORTH CLACKAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
NORTH CLACKAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT
NORTH WASCO CTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 21
NORTHWEST REGIONAL E.DUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
ONTARIO MIDDLE SCHOOL
OREGON TRAIL SCHOOL DISTRICT NOA6
PHOENIX-TALENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NOA
PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS
REDMOND SCHOOL DISTRICT
REYNOLDS SCHOOL DISTRICT
ROGUE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.35
ROSEBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SCAPPOOSE SCHOOL DISTRICT 1J
SEASIDE SCHOOL DISTRICT 10
SHERWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT 88J
SOUTH LANE SCHOOL DISTRICT 45J3
SOUTHERN OREGON EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
SPRINGFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.19
SWEET HOME SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.55
THE CATLIN GABEL SCHOOL
TIGARD-TUALATIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
WEST LINN WILSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
YONCALLA SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.32




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