THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS
3200 STANLEY AVE., NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO L2E 6S4
SUPPLY & SERVICES
TELEPHONE: 905-356-7521 FAX: 905-356-1774
send bids to e-mail: email@example.com
QUOTATION REQUEST #113-07
AUTOMOTIVE TRUCK PLOW BLADES
CLOSING DATE: JULY 31, 2007 - 4:00 P.M.
THIS QUOTATION MUST BE COMPLETED, PROPERLY EXECUTED BY THE BIDDER AND E-MAILED,
DELIVERED OR FAXED TO THE SUPPLY & SERVICES SECTION AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS NO LATER
THAN 4:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE. ANY ERASURE OR CORRECTION MUST BE
INITIALLED BY THE BIDDER. BIDDERS WHO ARE DELIVERING THIS QUOTATION ARE TO AFFIX THE
ATTACHED MAILING LABEL USING THEIR OWN ENVELOPE. BIDDERS MAY DOWNLOAD THE
QUOTATION REQUEST IN MICROSOFT EXCEL FORMAT. A RESPONSE BY E-MAIL WITH THIS FILE
ATTACHED AND COMPLETED AS REQUIRED IS PREFERRED AND SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ABOVE E-
MAIL ADDRESS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME STATED ABOVE.
QUOTATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE SUPPLY AND DELIVERY F.O.B. MUNICIPAL STORES, 3200
STANLEY AVE., NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR STOCK ALL IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE ATTACHED EXCEL FORMAT SHEET 2 PRICE SCHEDULE, GENERAL
CONDITIONS AND THIS QUOTATION REQUEST FORM.
1. WHEN QUOTING PRICES, BIDDERS MUST PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE UNIT SPECIFIED,
WHERE APPLICABLE, IN THE STORES DESCRIPTION, I.E. BOX OF 100, EA., PER FOOT, PKG. OF 50,
PER 100 ETC. PRICES MUST BE QUOTED BASED ON THE UNIT SPECIFIED ONLY. VENDORS SHOULD
NOT CHANGE THE UNIT OR SUBMIT ANY UNIT IN THE VENDOR DESCRIPTION, OTHERWISE THEIR BID
MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. ANY QUESTIONS WITH RESPECT TO UNIT SIZE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO
THE CONTACT PERSON INDICATED IN THIS QUOTATION. VENDOR DESCRIPTION AND UNIT PRICES
MUST BE COMPLETED ON THE PRICE SCHEDULE WHICH IS SHEET 2 (EXCEL FORMAT). PLEASE SET
PRINT AREA BEFORE PRINTING SHEET 2.
2. PRICES ARE TO BE QUOTED F.O.B. DELIVERED, INCLUDING DELIVERY AND ALL OTHER CHARGES.
GOODS AND SERVICES TAX AND PROVINCIAL SALES TAX EXCLUDED.
3. PRICES ARE TO BE QUOTED FOR THE PERIOD AUGUST 1, 2007 TO JULY 31, 2008.
4. BIDDERS ARE TO STATE MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER ON ITEMS QUOTED IN THE VENDOR
DESCRIPTION COLUMN ON THE PRICE SCHEDULE (SHEET 2). VENDOR DESCRIPTION MUST BE
ENTERED ON EVERY LINE, WHERE APPLICABLE (NO DITTO MARKS).
5. BIDDERS ARE TO SUPPLY, UNDER SEPARATE COVER, CATALOGUE(S) OF SIMILAR PRODUCTS OR OF
OTHER ITEMS NOT COVERED BY THIS QUOTATION REQUEST WITH A STATED DISCOUNT OFFERED TO
THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS.
6. DELIVERIES WILL BE ON AN AS REQUIRED BASIS ONLY.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT RICK ZABOR AT 905-356-1355, EXT. 6517
This document must be completed, properly signed and received on or before the date and time
specified or your quotation may not be considered. By signing or emailing, I/We acknowledge
that I/We have read the terms of this Quotation document, and signify our compliance as
completed below. Failure to complete the Bidder Information and the Price Schedule (less
signature if email submission) will indicate that the terms on the accompanying document were
not read and/or accepted, and will result in bid disqualification.
NOTE: PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED BIDDER INFORMATION PAGE ON
BIDDER INFORMATION - QUOTATION #113-07
AUTOMOTIVE TRUCK PLOW BLADES
SIGNATURE (for AUTOMOTIVE - BRAKE
hard copy submissions only) PARTS
PRINTED NAME (above)
FIRM NAME (above)
POSTAL CODE (above)
DATE (day-month-year) (above)
Guaranteed period of delivery after receipt of an official order:
Bidders to state minimum $ value per shipment (if any) and are to indicate any items for which a
minimum order quantity applies.
Definition: The terms Municipality and City shall be understood to be "The Corporation of the City of
1. Mailing Label
For bidders who are not sending their quotation by fax or e-mail, the attached mailing label (last
page) is to be affixed (glued) to an appropriate sized envelope, approximately 9" x 12" and submitted
to the Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls prior to the closing date.
It will be the bidder's responsibility to clarify any details in question before submitting a Quotation. All
official correspondence in regard to the specifications should be directed to and will be issued by the
Manager of Supply & Services or designate for The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls. The
Municipality will assume no responsibility for oral instruction or suggestion.
3. Withdrawal of Quotations
Companies will be permitted to withdraw their Quotation, unopened after it has been deposited, if
such a request is received by the Manager of Supply and Services or designate in writing, prior to
the time specified for the closing of Quotations.
4. Error & Correction
The Municipality will make all necessary corrections to any Quotation which is in error through
addition or extension; the corrected value prevailing.
5. Rights of the Municipality
a) The Municipality reserves the right, in its absolute discretion to accept a quotation which it deems
most advantageous to itself and the right to reject any or all quotations, in each case without giving
any notice. The lowest or any quotation will not necessarily be accepted. In no event will the
Municipality be responsible for the costs of the preparation of the submission of a quotation from any
b) Quotations which contain conditions or otherwise fail to conform to the Instructions to Bidders
may be disqualified or rejected. The Municipality may, however, in its sole discretion, reject or retain
for its consideration, quotations which are non-conforming because they do not contain the content
or form required by the Instructions to Bidders or fail to comply with the process for submission set
out in these Instructions to Bidders.
6. Informal Quotations
Quotations which are incomplete, conditional or obscure, or which contain additives not called for,
erasures, alterations or irregularities of any kind, may be rejected as informal. The Municipality
reserves the right to waive informalities at its' sole discretion.
7. Notification to Bidders (refer also to Section 29)
Any notice that the Municipality may be required or desired to give to the Bidder shall for all purposes
be deemed to have been sufficiently and properly given if forwarded by registered mail, courier, fax
or e-mail, and addressed to the Bidder, and shall irrefutably be presumed to have been received by
the Bidder on the third day following such delivery of notice.
8. Adherence to Requirements
The bidder is requested to adhere strictly to all requirements and complete all sections of this
Quotation Request including all appendices and addendums. Failure to do so may be sufficient
cause for rejection of the bidder’s Quotation.
9. Sales Taxes
Both G.S.T. and P.S.T. are extra unless otherwise stated herein.
10. Freedom of Information
Any information including all work as described in these documents, service or product details,
prices, statements, and any other information provided by the bidder shall be kept strictly confidential
and release of same, except for any details regarding this bid document stated in a report to the
Council of the Municipality, shall only be granted in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of
Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.O.1990, c. M.56 as amended.
11. Firm Prices
Prices quoted are to be in Canadian Funds and are to remain firm for acceptance for a period of
ninety (90) days after closing date unless otherwise stated herein.
12. Time is of the Essence
The Municipality shall have the right to cancel at any time any contract or any part of any contract
resulting from this Quotation in respect to the goods, materials, articles, equipment, work or
services, covered thereby, not delivered or performed by the specified time in the written document,
without incurring any liability whatsoever in respect hereto. "Time is of the essence".
13. Original Quotation Documents
It is to be understood that all terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, plans, all Quotation
clauses, and the complete Quotation containing all documents as originally issued by and posted in
the Supply and Services Section of The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls shall constitute the
Quotation Request. Any Quotations received that have clauses or any wording or figures, statistics,
numbers, quantities or any other items that have been changed or altered in any way shall be
rejected and not accepted by The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls.
14. Agreement in Writing Only
No verbal arrangement or agreement, relating to the goods, materials, articles, equipment, work or
services, specified or called for under this Quotation, will be considered binding, and every notice,
advice or other communication pertaining thereto, must be in writing and signed by a duly authorized
15. Standards and Legislation
The successful bidder may be required to provide written documentation that all materials offered in
a bidder’s quotation meet all applicable Municipal, Provincial and Federal Government standards,
legislation and laws.
16. Failure to Comply with all Quotation Terms
Failure to comply with all terms, specifications, requirements, conditions and general provisions of
this Quotation, to the satisfaction of the Municipality , shall be just cause for the cancellation of the
contract award. The Municipality shall then have the right to award this contract to any other
contractor or to re-issue the Quotation. The Municipality shall assess against the contractor any
damages whatsoever as a result of failure to comply.
17. Goods and Materials Suitable for Use
The Bidder warrants that any goods, materials, articles or equipment to be supplied under or
pursuant to any official order or contract based on this Quotation, that is or are to be made or used
for a particular purpose, will be fit and suitable for that purpose.
18. New Goods and Materials Only
Unless otherwise stated all goods supplied as a result of this Quotation Request shall be new only,
never used, of the latest manufacture and not re-manufactured.
19. Indemnification for Patents
The successful bidder shall assume the defence of and indemnify and save harmless the
Municipality, its' officers, agents and servants from all claims relating to the products supplied as
pertaining to inventions, copyrights, trademarks or patents.
If the Municipality receives a claim that any product or part thereof (herein called "product")
manufactured or supplied by the bidder infringes a Canadian patent, it shall notify the bidder
promptly in writing and give the bidder information, assistance and exclusive authority to evaluate,
defend and settle such claim. The bidder shall then at the bidder's own expense and option (1)
settle such claim or (2) procure for the Municipality the right to use such product or (3) replace or
modify it to avoid infringement, or (4) defend against such claim.
Provided such timely notice has been given by the Municipality should a court of competent
jurisdiction hold such product to constitute infringement, the bidder shall pay any costs and damages
finally awarded on account of such infringement and, if the use of such product is enjoined, the
bidder shall take as its option, one or more of the actions under (a) or (b) above.
The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to patents or any other industrial property rights
are solely and exclusively as stated herein.
The normal payment terms offered by The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls is net 30 days.
Payment terms shall only be modified at the sole discretion of the Municipality to take advantage of
discounts for prompt payment or for other terms that shall be deemed to be in the best interests of
The Bidder agrees that the Municipality shall be entitled to the discount stated herein if payment of
invoices for the goods specified or called for in or under this Quotation, is made within the period
specified herein after receipt and acceptance of such goods by the Municipality.
21. Firm Price as Stated
The Bidder agrees that the price or prices quoted herein are to be firm and irrevocable for a period
of not less than 90 (ninety) days, unless otherwise stated in these documents, from the closing date
of the Quotation as stated herein.
22. Quotation Preparation Costs
The Municipality shall not be responsible for the costs incurred by any Bidder to prepare and submit
a Quotation or any subsequent documents relating to a Quotation.
23. Payment in Canadian Funds
Unless otherwise indicated herein, the prices stated are payable in Canadian Funds at the City of
Niagara Falls, Canada, and include any Goods and Services Tax, Provincial Sales Tax or any other
24. Delivery Information
The prices stated in this Quotation cover the goods, materials, articles or equipment, referred to
herein, being delivered F.O.B. destination, freight, express, duty and all other charges prepaid,
unless otherwise indicated herein. A detailed delivery ticket or piece tally, showing the exact quantity
of goods, materials, articles or equipment, shall accompany each delivery thereof. A storekeeper's
or other receiver's receipt shall not bind the Municipality to accept the goods, materials, articles or
equipment covered thereby, or the particulars of the delivery ticket or piece tally therefor.
In the event that goods, materials, articles or equipment, specified or called for herein, are to be
furnished from a point outside Canada at a price which is expressly not to include importation
charges into Canada or delivery in the Niagara Falls area, the Canada Customs Invoice in
quadruplicate, with Bill of Lading, Export Entry form, Express receipt of advice of shipment by Parcel
Post, shall be mailed to the Finance Department, P.O. Box 1023, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada,
Should an additional tax or duty or any variation in any tax or duty, become directly applicable to
goods, materials, articles or equipment, specified or called for in this Quotation, subsequent to its
submission by the Bidder and before the delivery of the goods, materials, articles or equipment
pursuant to an official order issued by the Municipality the appropriate increase or decrease in the
price of such goods, material, articles or equipment, shall be made to compensate for such changes
as of the effective date thereof.
Unless otherwise stated, all goods, materials, articles or equipment supplied pursuant to this
condition shall be subject to inspection by the Municipality at the point of unloading. No extra charge
shall be made by the Vendor for packaging, packing or containers, unless otherwise indicated
The Bidder agrees that the goods, materials, articles, equipment specified or called for in or under
this Quotation, will be delivered within the period set out herein as the guaranteed period of delivery
or completion after receipt of an official order therefor.
25. Origin of Goods and Materials
Wherever possible, the goods, materials, articles or equipment, specified or called for in or under
this Quotation shall be of Canadian origin and manufacture.
26. Protection of the Municipality
The successful bidder shall at all times well and truly save, defend, keep harmless and fully
indemnify the Municipality and its servants, employees and agents, from and against all actions,
suits, claims, demands, loss, costs, charges, damages and expense, brought or made against or
incurred by the Municipality, its servants, employees or agents, in any way relating to goods,
materials, articles or equipment, supplied pursuant to this Quotation.
27. Erasures and Alterations
Any erasures, alterations or cross-outs must be initialled in ink by the bidder. Failure to do so may
result in the rejection of the bidder’s quotation by the Municipality.
28. W.H.M.I.S. Requirements
The successful bidder must supply a supplier label and appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet
under the W.H.M.I.S. legislation and Hazardous Protection Act for all controlled products to be
supplied per this bid document. Any controlled good supplied without appropriate data sheet and
proper labelling will not be accepted and will be returned at the sole cost to the successful bidder.
29. Notification of Potential Bidders not Guaranteed
The Municipality posts notification of all bids on its Internet Web Wite. Bidders are to review the
Municipality's Web Site to inform themselves of any bid opportunities. The Municipality shall not
guarantee that previous successful bidders nor any bidders shall be notified by any means electronic
or otherwise of any bid opportunity. It is the responsibility of any potential bidder to make inquiries
with the Supply and Services Section of the Municipality regarding any current or upcoming bid
30. Bidder's Expenses
Bidders are solely responsible for their own expenses in preparing a quotation and for subsequent
negotiations with the City, if any. If the City elects to reject all quotations received, the City will not
be liable to any Bidder for any claims, whether for costs or damages incurred by the Bidder in
preparing the quotation, loss of anticipated profit in connection with any final Contract, or any other
31. Limitation and Waiver of Damages
The Bidder, by submitting a quotation, agrees that it will not claim damages, for whatever reason,
relating to the Contract or in respect of the competitive process. The Bidder, by submitting a
quotation, also waives any claim for loss of profits if no agreement is made between the Bidder and
32. Bid Results
Notification of the prices received by any or all bidders shall not be made known until City staff have
had sufficient time to review all bids received. Any notification of prices received shall be in
accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990, c.
M.56 as amended.
33. Removal from Bidders List
The Municipality reserves the right to remove from its list of bidders, for an indeterminate period, the
name of any bidder who fails to execute or accept a contract or purchase order or for unsatisfactory
performance on any previous or current contract held with the Municipality or if the bidder is currently
involved in litigation of any kind against the Municipality.
34. Additional Requirements
The Corporation of the City of Niagara Falls reserves the right to add or delete items listed herein
following award of any contract(s) or purchase order(s) resulting from this bid document. Unit prices
stated by the bidder shall apply.
35. Extension of Contract or Purchase Order
The time period duration of any contract or purchase order resulting from this Quotation may be
extended for a specific period provided that both the Municipality and the successful bidder agree to
such extension. The Municipality may notify the successful bidder at any time to seek an extension.
QUOTATION REQUEST #113-07
AUTOMOTIVE TRUCK PLOW BLADES
CLOSING: JULY 31, 2007 - 4:00 p.m.
DELIVER UNOPENED TO:
THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS
3200 STANLEY AVE.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
ATTENTION: SUPPLY & SERVICES
ID NO STORES DESCRIPTION UNIT VENDOR DESCRIPTION PRICE
314 68-0100 STANDARD GRADER WING BLADES SW115 - 12" CENTERS 5/8" x 150" ea.
314 68-0101 STANDARD GRADER BLADES - 3/4" x 6" x 7' C-1090 MATERIAL ea.
314 68-0103 VALLITE HIGHWEAR WING BLADES 17 HOLE - 5/8" x 6" x 132" ea.
314 68-0104 GRADER PLOW BLADES 19 HOLE - 5/8" x 8" x 146" ea.
314 68-0105 STANDARD GRADER WING BLADES - 1/2" x 150" ea.
314 68-0106 PLOW BLADES 17 HOLE - 3/4" x 8" x 132" ea.
314 68-0108 UNDER CHASSIS PLOW BLADES ea.
314 68-0109 UNDER CHASSIS PLOW BLADES #3462811BSB ea.
314 68-0110 STANDARD STRAIGHT GRADER BLADES - 5/8" x 6" x 5' ea.
314 68-0111 TRACKLESS V-PLOW BLADES 12635HCFSE ea.
314 68-0199 TRACKLESS V-PLOW NOSE PIECES VT-101-12 ea.
314 68-0201 V45-1 TRUCK WING CURB RUNNERS - 3 BOLT HOLES ea.
314 68-0202 V10V PLOW NOSE PIECES - 3/4" ea.
314 68-0203 V23 STANDARD CAST WING SHOES (L-23) ea.
314 68-0204 V40V STANDARD CAST PLOW SHOES (L-40) ea.
314 68-0205 GRADER WING SHOES - 12" CENTRE ea.
314 68-0206 SHOE HOLDERS-V8291 (L291) ea.
314 68-0207 SHOE HOLDERS - V8291 (L291) ea.
314 68-0208 OUTER GRADER SHOES 5/8" FRONT (L7106) (24050) ea.
314 68-0209 #8111 CHAMPION TOOTH TIPS (VBL3) L8111 ea.
314 68-0210 #8110 CHAMPION TOOTH SHANKS ea.