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          INVITATION TO BID                                                   Job No. 990662
                                                                              Date Due: August 3, 1999
              Cover Sheet                                                        DUE NO LATER THAN 1:00 P.M.

                                                                              Bids received later than the date and time
                                                                              above will not be considered.


 BID FOR: The Contract for Janitorial Services at Various Locations in Region #4 for Harris
 County (For one year beginning approximately October 1, 1999)
                                                     OFFERORS NOTE!!

Carefully read all instructions, requirements and                       Please return bid in the envelope provided or in a
specifications. Fill out all forms properly and completely.             comparable size envelope. Be sure that return envelope
Submit your bid with all appropriate supplements and/or                 shows the Job Number, Description and is marked
samples.                                                                "SEALED BID."
                                                RETURN BID TO:
                                      HARRIS COUNTY PURCHASING AGENT
                                        1001 PRESTON AVENUE, SUITE 670
                                              HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002

For additional information, contact Nora W. Szumski at (713) 755-6671
You must sign below in INK; failure to sign WILL disqualify the offer. All prices must be typewritten or written in
ink.
                            Total Amount of Bid: $____________________________

Company Name:             _________________________________________________________

Company Address:          _________________________________________________________

                          _________________________________________________________

Taxpayer Identification Number (T.I.N.): __________________________________________

Telephone No. __________________________                      FAX No. ____________

Print Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________

[Your signature attests to your offer to provide the goods and/or services in this bid according to the published provisions of this Job.
When an award letter is issued, it becomes a part of this contract. Contract is not valid until Purchase Order is issued.]

ACCEPTED BY:_____________________________________________                                             Date:_____________________
            HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE ROBERT ECKELS
NWS/vcj
Revised 4/99




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                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

Items checked below represent components which comprise this bid/proposal package. If the item IS NOT checked, it is NOT
APPLICABLE to this bid/proposal. Offerors are asked to review the package to be sure that all applicable parts are included. If any
portion of the package is missing, notify the Purchasing Department immediately.

It is the Offeror's responsibility to be thoroughly familiar with all Requirements and Specifications. Be sure you understand the
following before you return your bid packet.

__X__ 1.          Cover Sheet
                  Your company name, address, the total amount of the bid/proposal, and your signature (IN INK) should appear on
                  this page.

__X__ 2.          Table of Contents
                  This page is the Table of Contents.

__X___ 3.         General Requirements
                  You should be familiar with all of the General Requirements.

__X__ 4.          Special Requirements/Instructions
                  is section provides information you must know in order to properly make an offer.

__X__ 5.          Specifications
                  This section contains the detailed description of the product/service sought by the County.

__X___ 6.         Pricing/Delivery Information
                  This form is used to solicit exact pricing of goods/services and delivery costs.

__X___ 7.         Attachments

                  __X__ a.           Residence Certification
                                     Be sure to complete this form and return with packet.

                  __X__ b.           Bid Guaranty & Performance Bond Information & Requirements
                                     This form applies only to certain bids/proposals. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  __X__ c.           Bid Check Form
                                     This form applies only to certain forms. Please read carefully and fill out completely.

                  _____    d.        Vehicle Delivery Instructions
                                     Included only when purchasing vehicles.

                  __X__ e.           Minimum Insurance Requirements
                                     Included when applicable (does not supersede "Hold Harmless" section of General
                                     Requirements).

                  ______ f.          Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Rule 110.110
                                     This requirement is applicable for a building or construction contract.

                  ______ g.          Financial Statement
                                     When this information is required, you must use this form.

                  ______ h.          Reference Sheet

                  __X___ i.          CPI-W Based Price Adjustment Calculations




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                                                        GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT CAREFULLY. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS. BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM.

General Requirements apply to all advertised bids, however, these may be superseded, whole or in part, by the SPECIAL
REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER DATA CONTAINED HEREIN. Review the Table of Contents. Be sure your bid package is
complete.

GOVERNING LAW
Offerors shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Offeror is further advised that these requirements shall be
fully governed by the laws of the State of Texas and that Harris County may request and rely on advice, decisions and opinions of the Attorney
General of Texas and the County Attorney concerning any portion of these requirements.

BID FORM COMPLETION
Fill out and return to the Harris County Purchasing Department ONE (1) complete bid form, using the envelope provided. An authorized
representative of the offeror should sign the Cover Sheet. The contract will be binding only when signed by Harris County, funds are certified
by the County Auditor and or the Hospital District, as applicable, and a Purchase Order issued.

BID RETURNS
Offerors must return all completed bids to the Harris County Purchasing Department reception desk at 1001 Preston Avenue, Suite 670,
Houston, Texas before 1:00 P.M. on the date specified. Late bids will not be accepted.

GOVERNING FORMS
In the event of any conflict between the terms and provisions of these requirements and the specifications, the specifications shall govern. In the
event of any conflict of interpretation of any part of this overall document, Harris County's interpretation shall govern.

ADDENDA
When specifications are revised, the Harris County Purchasing Department will issue an addendum addressing the nature of the change.
Offerors must sign and include it in the returned bid package.

HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
Contractor, the successful offeror, shall indemnify and hold Harris County harmless from all claims for personal injury, death and/or property
damage resulting directly or indirectly from contractor's performance. Contractor shall procure and maintain, with respect to the subject matter
of this bid, appropriate insurance coverage including, as a minimum, public liability and property damage with adequate limits to cover
contractor's liability as may arise directly or indirectly from work performed under terms of this bid. Certification of such coverage must be
provided to the County upon request.

WAIVER OF SUBROGATION
Offeror and offeror's insurance carrier waive any and all rights whatsoever with regard to subrogation against Harris County as an indirect party
to any suit arising out of personal or property damages resulting from offeror's performance under this agreement.

SEVERABILITY
If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of these requirements or the specifications shall be held invalid, such
holding shall not affect the remaining portions of these requirements and the specifications and it is hereby declared that such remaining
portions would have been included in these requirements and the specifications as though the invalid portion had been omitted.

BONDS
If this bid requires submission of bid guarantee and performance bond, there will be a separate page explaining those requirements. Bids
submitted without the required bid bond or cashier's check are not acceptable.

TAXES
Harris County is exempt from all federal excise, state and local taxes unless otherwise stated in this document. Harris County claims exemption
from all sales and/or use taxes under Texas Tax Code §151.309, as amended. Texas Limited Sales Tax Exemption Certificates will be furnished
upon written request to the Harris County Purchasing Agent.

FISCAL FUNDING
A multi-year lease or lease/purchase arrangement (if requested by the Special Requirements/Instructions), or any contract continuing as a result
of an extension option, must include fiscal funding out. If, for any reason, funds are not appropriated to continue the lease or contract, said
lease or contract shall become null and void on the last day of the current appropriation of funds. After expiration of the lease, leased
equipment shall be removed by the offeror from the using department without penalty of any kind or form to Harris County. All charges and
physical activity related to delivery, installation, removal and redelivery shall be the responsibility of the offeror.
PRICING
Prices for all goods and/or services shall be firm for the duration of this contract and shall be stated on the Pricing/Delivery Information form.
Prices shall be all inclusive: No price changes, additions, or subsequent qualifications will be honored during the course of the contract.

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All prices must be written in ink or typewritten. Pricing on all transportation, freight, drayage and other charges are to be prepaid by the
contractor and included in the bid prices. If there are any additional charges of any kind, other than those mentioned above, specified or
unspecified, offeror MUST indicate the items required and attendant costs or forfeit the right to payment for such items. Where unit pricing and
extended pricing differ, unit pricing prevails.

SILENCE OF SPECIFICATIONS
The apparent silence of specifications as to any detail, or the apparent omission from it of a detailed description concerning any point, shall be
regarded as meaning that only the best commercial practice is to prevail and that only material and workmanship of the finest quality are to be
used. All interpretations of specifications shall be made on the basis of this statement. The items furnished under this contract shall be new,
unused of the latest product in production to commercial trade and shall be of the highest quality as to materials used and workmanship.
Manufacturer furnishing these items shall be experienced in design and construction of such items and shall be an established supplier of the
item bid.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
Offerors are responsible for including all pertinent product data in the returned bid package. Literature, brochures, data sheets, specification
information, completed forms requested as part of the bid package and any other facts which may affect the evaluation and subsequent contract
award should be included. Materials such as legal documents and contractual agreements, which the offeror wishes to include as a condition of
the bid, must also be in the returned bid package. Failure to include all necessary and proper supplemental materials may be cause to reject the
entire bid.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS
Under the "Hazardous Communication Act", commonly known as the "Texas Right To Know Act", a offeror must provide to the County with
each delivery, material safety data sheets which are applicable to hazardous substances defined in the Act. Failure of the offeror to furnish this
documentation will be cause to reject any bid applying thereto.

NAME BRANDS
Specifications may reference name brands and model numbers. It is not the intent of Harris County to restrict these bids in such cases, but to
establish a desired quality level of merchandise or to meet a pre-established standard due to like existing items. Offerors may offer items of
equal stature and the burden of proof of such stature rests with offerors. Harris County shall act as sole judge in determining equality and
acceptability of products offered.

COLOR SELECTION
Determination of colors of materials is a right reserved by the using department unless otherwise specified in the bid. Unspecified colors shall
be quoted as standard colors, NOT colors which require upcharges or special handling. Unspecified fabrics or vinyls should be construed as
medium grade. If offeror fails to get color/material approvals prior to delivery of merchandise, the using department may refuse to accept the
items and demand correct shipment without penalty, subject to other legal remedies.

EVALUATION
Evaluation shall be used as a determinant as to which bid items or services are the most efficient and/or most economical for the County. It
shall be based on all factors which have a bearing on price and performance of the items in the user environment. All bids are subject to
tabulation by the Harris County Purchasing Department and recommendation to Harris County Commissioners Court. Compliance with all bid
requirements, delivery and needs of the using department are considerations in evaluating bids. Pricing is NOT the only criteria for making a
recommendation. The Harris County Purchasing Department reserves the right to contact any offeror, at any time, to clarify, verify or request
information with regard to any bid.

INSPECTIONS
Harris County reserves the right to inspect any item(s) or service location for compliance with specifications and requirements and needs of the
using department. If an offeror cannot furnish a sample of a bid item, where applicable, for review, or fails to satisfactorily show an ability to
perform, the County can reject the bid as inadequate.

TESTING
Harris County reserves the right to test equipment, supplies, material and goods bid for quality, compliance with specifications and ability to
meet the needs of the user. Demonstration units must be available for review. Should the goods or services fail to meet requirements and/or be
unavailable for evaluation, the bid is subject to rejection.

DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFEROR
Upon signing this bid document, an offeror offering to sell supplies, materials, services, or equipment to Harris County certifies that the offeror
has not violated the antitrust laws of this state codified in Texas Business and Commerce Code §15.01, et seq., as amended, or the federal
antitrust laws, and has not communicated directly or indirectly the bid made to any competitor or any other person engaged in such line of
business. Any or all bids may be rejected if the County believes that collusion exists among the offerors. Bids in which the prices are obviously
unbalanced may be rejected. If multiple bids are submitted by a offeror and after the bids are opened, one of the bids is withdrawn, the result
will be that all of the bids submitted by that offeror will be withdrawn, however, nothing herein prohibits a vendor from submitting multiple
bids for different products or services.

AWARD

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Harris County reserves the right to award this contract on the basis of LOWEST AND BEST BID in accordance with the laws of the State of
Texas, to waive any formality or irregularity, to make awards to more than one offeror, to reject any or all bids. In the event the lowest dollar
offeror meeting specifications is not awarded a contract, the offeror may appear before the Commissioners Court or Hospital District Board of
Managers, as applicable, and present evidence concerning his responsibility after officially notifying the Office of the Purchasing Agent of his
intent to appear.

ASSIGNMENT
The successful offeror may not assign, sell or otherwise transfer this contract without written permission of Harris County Commissioners
Court.

TERM CONTRACTS
If the contract is intended to cover a specific time period, the term will be given in the specifications under SCOPE.

MAINTENANCE
Maintenance required for equipment bid should be available in Harris County by a manufacturer authorized maintenance facility. Costs for this
service shall be shown on the Pricing/Delivery Information form. If Harris County opts to include maintenance, it shall be so stated in the
purchase order and said cost will be included. Service will commence only upon expiration of applicable warranties and should be priced
accordingly.

CONTRACT OBLIGATION
Harris County Commissioners Court must award the contract and the County Judge or other person authorized by the Harris County
Commissioners Court must sign the contract before it becomes binding on Harris County or the offerors. Department heads are NOT authorized
to sign agreements for Harris County. Binding agreements shall remain in effect until all products and/or services covered by this purchase have
been satisfactorily delivered and accepted.

TITLE TRANSFER
Title and Risk of Loss of goods shall not pass to Harris County until Harris County actually receives and takes possession of the goods at the
point or points of delivery. Receiving times may vary with the using department. Generally, deliveries may be made between 8:30 a.m. and
4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Offerors are advised to consult the using department for instructions. The place of delivery shall be shown
under the "Special Requirements/Instructions" section of this bid package and/or on the Purchase Order as a "Deliver To:" address.

WARRANTIES
Offerors shall furnish all data pertinent to warranties or guarantees which may apply to items in the bid. Offerors may not limit or exclude any
implied warranties. Offeror warrants that product sold to the County shall conform to the standards established by the U.S. Department of
Labor under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. In the event product does not conform to OSHA Standards, where applicable,
Harris County may return the product for correction or replacement at the offeror's expense. If offeror fails to make the appropriate correction
within a reasonable time, Harris County may correct at the offeror's expense.

PURCHASE ORDER AND DELIVERY
The successful offeror shall not deliver products or provide services without a Harris County Purchase Order, signed by an authorized agent of
the Harris County Purchasing Department. The fastest, most reasonable delivery time shall be indicated by the offeror in the proper place on the
Pricing/Delivery Information form. Any special information concerning delivery should also be included, on a separate sheet, if necessary. All
items shall be shipped F.O.B. INSIDE DELIVERY unless otherwise stated in the specifications. This shall be understood to include bringing
merchandise to the appropriate room or place designated by the using department. Every tender or delivery of goods must fully comply with all
provisions of these requirements and the specifications including time, delivery and quality. Nonconformance shall constitute a breach which
must be rectified prior to expiration of the time for performance. Failure to rectify within the performance period will be considered cause to
reject future deliveries and cancellation of the contract by Harris County without prejudice to other remedies provided by law. Where delivery
times are critical, Harris County reserves the right to award accordingly.

CONTRACT RENEWALS
Renewals may be made ONLY by written agreement between Harris County and the offeror. Any price escalations are limited to those stated by
the offeror in the original bid.




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INVOICES AND PAYMENTS
Offerors shall submit an original invoice on each purchase order or purchase release after each delivery, indicating the purchase order number.
Invoices must be itemized. Any invoice which cannot be verified by the contract price and/or is otherwise incorrect, will be returned to the
offeror for correction. Under term contracts, when multiple deliveries and/or services are required, the offeror may invoice following each
delivery and the County will pay on invoice. Contracts providing for a monthly charge will be billed and paid on a monthly basis only. Prior to
any and all payments made for good and/or services provided under this contract, the offeror should provide his Taxpayer Identification Number
or social security number as applicable. This information must be on file with the Harris County Auditor’s office. Failure to provide this
information may result in a delay in payment and/or back-up withholding as required by the Internal Revenue Service.

TERMINATION
Harris County reserves the right to terminate the contract for default if offeror breaches any of the terms therein, including warranties of offeror
or if the offeror becomes insolvent or commits acts of bankruptcy. Such right of termination is in addition to and not in lieu of any other
remedies which Harris County may have in law or equity. Default may be construed as, but not limited to, failure to deliver the proper goods
and/or services within the proper amount of time, and/or to properly perform any and all services required to Harris County's satisfaction and/or
to meet all other obligations and requirements. Contracts may be terminated without cause upon thirty (30) days written notice to either party
unless otherwise specified.

RECYCLED MATERIALS
Harris County encourages the use of products made of recycled materials and shall give preference in purchasing to products made of recycled
materials if the products meet applicable specifications as to quantity and quality. Harris County will be the sole judge in determining product
preference application.

SCANNED OR RE-TYPED RESPONSE
If in its bid response, offeror either electronically scans, re-types, or in some way reproduces the County's published bid package, then in event
of any conflict between the terms and provisions of the County's published bid specifications, or any portion thereof, and the terms and
provisions of the bid response made by offeror, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration of any
kind to the County's published bid specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed, the contract
is subject to immediate cancellation.

FLOPPY DISK
If offeror obtained the bid specifications on a floppy disk in order to prepare a response, the bid must be submitted in hard copy according to
the instructions contained in this bid package. If, in its bid response, offeror makes any changes whatsoever to the County's published bid
specifications, the County's bid specifications as published shall control. Furthermore, if an alteration of any kind to the County's published bid
specifications is only discovered after the contract is executed and is or is not being performed, the contract is subject to immediate cancellation.

YEAR 2000 COMPLIANCE
All products and/or services furnished as part of this contract must be year 2000 compliant. This applies to all computers including hardware
and software as well as all other commodities with date sensitive embedded chips.




Revised 1/99




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                            SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTIONS

The following requirements and instructions supersede General Requirements where applicable.
1.      Application
        Should this contract apply to other governmental entities, references to “Harris County” and the
        “Harris County Commissioners Court” may apply to one or more of the following:
        --“Harris County Flood Control District” governed by “Harris County Commissioners Court”
        --“Harris County Hospital District” governed by its “Board of Managers”
        --“Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department” governed by its
                Standing Committee for Probation Matters”
        --“Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network” governed by its “Board of Managers”

2.     Bid Requirements
       Each bidder should submit as a bid this entire ITB, completed where necessary, for example, the
       ITB cover sheet, the Price Sheets, Residence Certification, etc. Use the envelope provided with the
       ITB, or a comparable one, clearly indicating on the outside the Job Number, Job Description, and
       marked "SEALED BID". Harris County shall not be responsible for any effort or cost expended in
       the preparation of a response to this ITB. All protests should be coordinated through the
       Purchasing Office prior to award recommendation to Commissioners Court.

3.     Delivery
       If delivery is required, all items must be packaged so as to be protected from damage during
       shipping and handling. Any item(s) damaged in shipping must be replaced in kind, or repaired, by
       the contractor, at the discretion of, and at no additional charge to, Harris County.

4.     Payment
       Harris County will pay original invoices that clearly itemize the goods and/or services provided as
       to quantity, part number, description, price, applicable discount (if any), labor charges showing time
       differential, if applicable and if previously agreed to, and delivery, installation, and set-up costs, if
       applicable and if previously agreed to. Only charges as stated on the Price/Delivery Information
       Sheet(s) submitted as a part of the bid will be considered.

       Invoices must indicate Harris County or Harris County Hospital District, as applicable, the address
       to which the product(s) and/or service(s) were delivered, and the applicable purchase order number.
       Invoices will be matched to delivery tickets prior to payment, therefore, all delivery tickets should
       have an accurate description of the product(s) and/or service(s).

5.     Usage Reports
       Harris County reserves the right to request, and receive at no additional cost, up to two (2) times
       during the contract period, a usage report detailing the products and/or services furnished to date
       under a contract resulting from this ITB. The reports must be furnished no later than five (5)
       working days after written request and itemize all purchases to date by Harris County
       department, description of each item purchased, including manufacturer, quantity of each item
       purchased, per unit and extended price of each item purchased, and total amount and price of all
       items purchased.

       Revised 12/98



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                                            SPECIFICATIONS

    Term Contract for Janitorial Services and Various Locations in Region #4 for Harris County
I. SCOPE
Provide janitorial services for all locations listed at the end of this specification, subject to the terms and
conditions stated in this Invitation To Bid (ITB) for an initial period of one (1) year beginning
approximately October 1, 1999. Contractor is required to perform all applicable requirements described
in this specification to each and every county facility listed on the Pricing/Delivery              Information
Sheet(s). No work may be subcontracted. All personnel assigned to Harris County locations shall be
able to understand the English language.

All bidders, except the current contractor, must inspect the location(s) during the walk-through(s) as
scheduled in Section VIII of this specification, and all bidders are encouraged to attend any pre-bid
conferences, as noted in Section VIII, which will be held at the Office of the Purchasing Agent, 1001
Preston Street, #670, Houston, TX, 77002. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations
should call (713) 755-5036 at least two (2) days prior to the conference to make arrangements.

A bid bond or cashier's check for five percent (5%) of the total bid is required with the submitted bid; a
performance bond for the full amount of the bid is required from the successful bidder(s) prior to
commencement of contract. Where information or requirement contained in this specification is not
applicable to a location(s), this specification is self-deleting. For further information concerning the
tasks or location(s), contact George Lee, (713) 755-8168, or Diana Lohman, (713) 755-8176 for bid
procedure information, contact Nora Szumski at (713) 755-6671.

II. SPECIFICATIONS INDEX

    I. SCOPE

    II. SPECIFICATIONS INDEX (Sections I-VIII)

    III. GENERAL INFORMATION
        A. Work Scheduling and Reporting
        B. Keys
        C. Supplies and Material
        D. Equipment
        E. Storage Provisions

    IV. CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS
       A. Company
       B. Personnel
       C. Miscellaneous




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V. SCHEDULE OF CLEANING SERVICES
     A. General

     B. Daily/Nightly Services
         1. Room cleaning
         2. Toilet rooms
         3. Entrances, lobbies and main corridors
         4. Outside entrances
         5. Grounds and Sidewalks
         6. Stairways
         7. Elevators
         8. Drinking fountains
         9. Waste collection and removal

     C. Weekly Services
        1. Room cleaning
        2. Floor maintenance

     D. Monthly Services
        1. Room cleaning
        2. Entrances, lobbies, main corridors
        3. Outside entrances
        4. Grounds and sidewalks
        5. Floor maintenance
        6. Plants
        7. Windows
        8. Storage Space
        9. Loading Platforms

     E. Semi-Annual Services
         1. Floor maintenance
         2. High cleaning
         3. Carpet and rugs

     F. As Required Services
         1.-8.

     G. Additional Effort

  VI. QUALITY OF WORK
     A. Floor maintenance
         1. General
         2. Sweeping and damp mopping
         3. Wet mopping and scrubbing
         4. Floor finishing
         5. Miscellaneous

     B. Dusting
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         1. -4.
     C. Damp wiping
     D. Bright metal polishing
     E. Policing
         1.-5.
     F. Porcelain ware cleaning
     G. Spot cleaning

  VII. PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION
     A. Deduction for Non-performance
         1. Criteria for cleaning deductions
         2. Building Cleaning Deduction Table
     B. Deduction for non-submission of plans and schedules
     C. Adjustment for change in cleaning area
         1.- 1.
     D. Adjusting payments
         1.- 2.

  VIII. INFORMATION BY LOCATION (as required)

III. GENERAL INFORMATION

  A. Work Scheduling and Reporting - Quality cleaning will be required, including full performance
  of all specified daily services on the first official working day of the contract period. All work unless
  otherwise specified on the Building Information Sheet(s) of the ITB shall be performed between the
  hours of 5:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M., Monday through Friday, except holidays, unless otherwise
  required by the Harris County designated representative. Normally, heating and air conditioning are
  curtailed after normal business hours.

  All cleaning personnel are prohibited from disturbing papers on desks, opening desk drawers or
  cabinets, or using telephone or office equipment provided for official county use. Instructions
  pertaining to conduct and other regulations, as required by Harris County, must be followed. The
  contractor is responsible for any loss or damage to property including, but not limited to, money,
  securities, merchandise, fixtures, and equipment belonging to Harris County, or to any other person
  or organization to which Harris County is legally liable for such loss or damage, if any such loss or
  damage was caused by contractor or any employee thereof, while such employee is on the premises
  of Harris County as an employee of contractor.

  The contractor is required to:

     1. five (5) days prior to the contract starting date,

     a. meet with Harris County to review the total workload and cleaning methods as proposed by the
     contractor,

         b. provide a schedule, for the approval of Harris County, indicating the days and hours the
         contractor proposes to be working at each location. If there is a change to schedule, notify
         the Harris County designated representative at least 24 hours in advance,
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       c. provide a schedule, for the approval of Harris County, identifying by performance date, all
       weekly, monthly, and semi-annual requirements, as detailed in this specification,

       d. submit, in writing, to Harris County, for approval, the names of at least two (2)
       representatives, one of which must be authorized to act for the contractor in every detail
       concerning the requirements as described in this specification.

   2. during contract period,

       a. provide at the Harris County designated representative’s request, on a form approved by
       Harris County, a work report of the jobs performed daily for comparison with the scheduled
       requirements. The report shall include all periodic work performed and include the number
       of production man-hours expended by the contractor's personnel in fulfillment of the work,
       the location of the work, as well as the work proposed to for the following work day. Harris
       County may examine the contractor's work and work report,

       b. furnish, at the request of the Harris County designated representative, the following
       information regarding each employee utilized in fulfilling the requirements of this
       specification:

           (1) Name
           (2) Work classification(s)
           (3) Hours worked each day
           (4) Harris County Building or Program Number where work was performed,

       c. during the night of the last day of the contract, service all soap and paper product
       dispensers in capacity. Contractor must provide soap and paper products appropriate for
       existing dispensers and of quality acceptable to designated Harris County representative, i.e.,
       two ply or roll tissue, etc.

   3. in the event of an emergency condition at the facility, e.g., flooding, assist as necessary to
   perform the cleanup. The contractor will not be penalized for scheduled work not performed
   while performing emergency assistance.

B. Keys - Floor master keys, room keys, and building keys must remain on the premises at all times.
All keys will be kept in a key lock box to which the contractor shall be provided the key and the
return of all keys nightly to the key box is the responsibility of the contractor. Only Harris County
will duplicate keys, and no "Grand Master Key" shall ever be in the possession of the contractor.

C. Supplies and Materials - The contractor shall furnish all supplies and materials necessary for the
performance of this specification, unless otherwise specified herein. Five (5) days prior to the
starting date of the contract, the contractor shall submit, for approval of Harris County, a list
indicating the manufacturer, the brand name, and intended use of each of the supplies and materials
proposed for use in the performance of the work. Contractor must maintain at each location a list of
the Material Data Safety Sheets for each product used by the contractor at that facility. Harris County
may require certain cleaning supplies and materials as proposed by the contractor be tested, at
contractor's expense, by a laboratory designated by Harris County. A copy of the laboratory report of

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  the tests results and a sample of each product shall be submitted to Harris County, if requested. The
  contractor shall not use any material which Harris County determines unsuitable for the purpose
  intended, or harmful to any part of the building(s), contents, or equipment.

  Electricity and hot and cold water will be available, at no charge, to the contractor from existing
  outlets in order to fulfill the requirements of this specification.

  D. Equipment - All necessary cleaning equipment, including power driven floor scrubbing
  machines, waxing and polishing machines, industrial type vacuum cleaners, and all necessary motor
  trucks, etc., needed for the performance of this specification shall be furnished by the contractor.
  Such equipment shall be of the size and type customarily used in work of this kind and shall meet the
  approval of Harris County. Equipment deemed to be of improper type or design, or inadequate for
  the purpose intended, shall be replaced.

  E. Storage Provisions - Harris County will provide storage space for necessary equipment and
  supplies.


IV. CONTRACTOR QUALIFICATIONS

  A. Company - in order to qualify, the contractor must submit the following with the bid:

     1. a bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid from a Texas carrier with a Best rating of at least
     A-12, or a cashier’s check in the amount of 5% of the bid (see Attachment b. for details).

     2. an outline of current formal training program for supervisory and labor level personnel
     showing how often, how long, and where performed,

     3. a minimum of three references from local Harris County businesses for which the bidder has
     provided janitorial services during the last three (3) years. References must include names,
     addresses, telephone numbers, and length of service,

     4. a summary of experience in building cleaning experience and an organizational chart showing
     depth of company, complete with position titles and names of personnel,

     5. proof, including names and telephone/pager numbers, etc., of a 24-hour, 7 day a week service
     and dispatching capability for emergency situations,

     6. evidence of the minimum insurance requirements as specified on Attachment "c".

     In addition, Harris County may require, after a bid opening, but prior to award, current financial
     statements, including disclosure of gross annual revenue, prepared in accordance with generally
     accepted accounting standards.
  B. Personnel:

     1. Project Manager (PM) - The PM is responsible for the scheduling and management of work to
     be performed as detailed in this specification. Therefore, the PM must have, prior to
     employment as PM on this job(s), at least three (3) of the last five (5) years work experience in
     the management of custodial type operations for buildings of the approximate size and similar
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   characteristics of the building(s) described in this specification. Each bidder shall include, as
   part of the submitted bid, a detailed resume of the intended PM. In addition, before another PM
   can be assigned, a similar detailed resume must be submitted. The resume(s) will be used in
   determining the qualifications of the bidder. Resume(s) should include, at a minimum, the full
   name of the proposed PM and a detailed description of the past five years employment history of
   the proposed PM, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers and
   immediate supervisors.

   2. Supervisory Employees - All supervisory personnel engaged in fulfilling the requirements of
   this specification shall have, prior to assuming a supervisory capacity for the job described
   herein, experience in custodial type work. Supervisory personnel shall be available during the
   hours of service; and must be provided with alpha pagers by the contractor. Names, telephone
   numbers, and alpha pager numbers must be provided to the Harris County’s designated
   representative.

   3. Production Employees - The contractor shall employ only qualified personnel who are skilled
   in the performance of janitorial work and shall screen all employees, requiring satisfactory
   references.    All employees of contractor shall be neatly attired while working in county
   locations, and properly display the contractor furnished identification indicating the name of the
   employee and contractor. Except as approved by the Harris County designated representative,
   contractor’s employees performing work at Harris County facilities between the hours of 6:00
   AM and 5:00 PM must wear contractor supplied uniforms.

C. Miscellaneous - The contractor's employees must have a good working knowledge of the
principles and techniques of the machines, equipment, and cleaning products used in building
maintenance, as well as a good working knowledge of safety procedures. The contractor shall be
responsible for instructing its employees in safe work habits and requirements to comply with the
Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act.

In the event that Harris County, in the exercise of reasonable discretion, shall deem an employee
unacceptable or unsatisfactory, contractor shall remove such employee from fulfilling the
requirements of this specification. All persons employed by the contractor shall be U. S. citizens or
possess papers showing that they are legal aliens. All personnel assigned to Harris County locations
shall be able to understand the English language.

Harris County reserves the right to inspect and audit the contractor's payroll records to verify
compliance with all federal and state wage and hour laws and labor statutes including, but not
limited to, payment of minimum wage, payment of overtime, payment of mandatory withholdings.




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V. SCHEDULE OF CLEANING SERVICES

  A. General - The contractor shall perform the services described herein, at the frequencies and
  during the times specified herein by furnishing all labor, cleaning supplies, paper goods, including
  paper towels, toilet tissue, seat covers (but not including sanitary napkins), and other materials and
  equipment, except as specified herein. Contractor will supply all trash liners and hand soap.

  B. Daily/Nightly Services - These services are to be performed after facility’s normal operating
  hours, except as specified or authorized by the Harris County designated representative.

     1. Room cleaning, including office area, file rooms, libraries, conference rooms and the corridor
     space adjacent to these areas:

         a. empty wastebaskets and remove trash to designated disposal area. Wash or damp wipe, as
         needed, the inside and outside of wastebaskets. Clean wash basins and mirrors, and stock
         paper products in dispensers,

         b. thoroughly vacuum carpets with vacuum cleaners equipped with brush and/or beater bars,

         c. spot dust horizontal surfaces with treated cloth,

         d. in executive space, dust all horizontal furniture surfaces and vacuum full rug areas and
         sweep full floor area, and

         e. clean plate glass entrance doors and sidelights to offices within building.

     2. Toilet rooms, including private toilet rooms:

         a. sweep and wet mop or scrub floor with disinfectant detergent, and use disinfectant on
         commodes and urinal bowls,

         b. clean all fixtures, including water closets, urinals, wash basins, and mirrors, waste
         receptacles, dispensers and wall surfaces. Damp wipe the full surface area of all stall
         partitions, doors, window frames, sills and waste paper receptacles.

         c. empty waste receptacles, and wash or damp wipe, as needed, the inside and outside of
         wastebaskets. Stock paper towel, soap, toilet paper, and seat cover dispensers. Empty, clean,
         and disinfect sanitary napkin receptacles, replace soiled bags with new ones, and collect
         soiled bags in separate containers for disposal with trash.

     3. Entrances, lobbies, and main corridors:

         a. sweep and/or vacuum floors, polish metal and wood surfaces, clean all spots and marks off
         walls, dust all surfaces within approximately 70" above the floor,

         b. wet mop or scrub hard floors, damp mop and spray buff resilient floors. Mopping solution
         must contain a neutralizing agent such as Neutro-jel or Neutro-Sheen,

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    c. clean both sides of entrance door glass and sidelights.

4. Outside entrances - sweep entrances, landings, steps, and sidewalks adjacent to entrances,

5. Grounds and sidewalks - police all sidewalks, parking areas, driveways, lawns and etc.

6. Stairways - sweep and mop, or vacuum, stair landings and steps; dust railings, ledges, grills,
fire apparatus, doors, and radiators.

7. Elevators (including freight)

    a. clean all door tracks on each floor,

    b. clean all interior surfaces and polish bright metal,

   c. vacuum rugs, clean and spray buff resilient floors, not allowing dirt and debris to fall down
   the elevator shaft.
8. Drinking fountains - clean drinking fountains.

9. Waste collection and removal - collect and remove all refuse, debris, rubbish, trash (burnable
and unburnable), and garbage, from premises, including from ash receptacles. Provide a
protective covering on the designated elevator floor when removing trash from the building.
Unless directed otherwise by the Harris County designated representative if contractor has not
removed trash by 6:00 A.M., Harris County reserves the right to have it removed and charge the
cost to the contractor.

The carts and containers used for the collection and/or storage of waste material shall be of
noncombustible or flame resistant construction, and approved by Harris County prior to use.
Metal carts are acceptable. Rubber, plastic, wood or other rigid materials are acceptable if
constructed of material shaving ratings not exceeding 25 for flame spread and 50 for smoke
development when tested in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials Surface
Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, ASTM E-84. Materials labeled or listed by the
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc, as meeting these standards are acceptable. Canvas or other fabric
materials will be acceptable if the fabric meets the standards for flame resistance described for
the small scale test in National Fire Protection Association Standard method of Fire Test for
Flame Resistant Textile Fabrics and Films, NPPA 701, or is labeled or listed as flame resistant
fabric by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.

All solid waste collected as a requirement of this contract must be removed from the premises
and transported to a solid waste disposal facility for the purpose of remanufacture or recycle.
Such disposal facility must be certified within the means of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42
U.S.C. 3251 et seq.), as amended by the Resource Recovery Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-512)
when such facilities are available. Certifications shall be made by the appropriate State Agency
responsible for solid waste management or by the E. P. A.

    a. Recyclable wastepaper – recyclable wastepaper, as described by Harris County, shall be
    collected and placed in the wastepaper room, container and/or on the loading platform for
    pick up by others.
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          b. Garbage cans - Those cans used for collection of food remnants shall be washed inside and
          out, or steam-cleaned daily.

          c. Snack bar and vending machine waste - The contractor shall collect and dispose of all
          debris or garbage generated by snack bars and vending machines.

          d. Trash rooms - The trash rooms and any other areas designated by Harris County for
          storage of waste materials shall be kept in an orderly condition at all times, swept daily, and
          damp mopped with a deodorizing agent as needed.

          e. As requested, from time to time, it may be necessary to search wastepaper to recover lost
          or valuable or confidential items.

C. Weekly Services

      1. Room cleaning, including office area, file rooms, libraries, conference rooms and the corridor
      space adjacent to these areas:

          a. thoroughly dust horizontal furniture surfaces, as well as vertical surfaces and under
          surfaces such as knee wells, chair rungs, table legs, etc.,

          b. sweep full floor areas and buff appropriate flooring areas,

          c. damp wipe all glass in doors, partitions, pictures, and bookcases,

          d. damp wipe and polish marble wall surfaces and wainscoting,

          e. dust all venetian blinds,

         f. wash venetian blinds as needed or requested by the Harris County designated
         representative.

      2. Floor maintenance - Wet mop or scrub hard floors, damp mop and spray buff resilient floors in
      secondary corridors, entrances and lobbies.

   D. Monthly Services

      1. Room cleaning, including office area, file rooms, libraries, conference rooms and the corridor
      space adjacent to these areas - Spot clean wall surfaces within approximately 70" above the floor.

      2. Entrances, lobbies, and main corridors:

          a. clean and polish metal door thresholds,

          b. damp wipe and polish marble wall surfaces and stone wainscoting.

      3. Outside entrances - Hose down and remove water on landings, steps, and sidewalks adjacent to
      entrances, except when temperatures are at, or near, freezing.
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      4. Grounds and sidewalks - Sweep arcades, sidewalks, paved parking areas, and driveways.
      Treat for spot removal.

      5. Floor maintenance - Between the normal stripping and reapplication of floor finish to resilient
      flooring, spray buff office areas, file rooms, libraries, conference rooms and similar space.

      6. Plants - All artificial plants and real plants in the building shall be dusted; treated dust cloths
      shall not be used on real plants.

      7. Windows - Ground floor windows must be thoroughly washed outside and cleaned on both
      sides to remove finger prints, etc.

      8. Storage space - Sweep full floor area.

      9. Loading Platforms - Wet mop or scrub loading platforms and adjacent ramps and stairs.

   E. Semi-annual Services

      1. Floor maintenance - strip and seal all hard floors during the first month of the contract, and
      semi-annually thereafter. Hard floors shall include, but not be limited to, terrazzo, marble,
      ceramic, tile, quarry tile surfaces.

          a. strip, wax, and buff wood flooring in office space, file rooms, libraries, conference rooms,
          and normal traffic areas in public spaces,

          b. strip floor and apply four (4) coats of floor finish to resilient floors in corridors, entrances,
          lobbies and other heavy traffic areas.

      2. High cleaning - Clean by dusting or vacuuming surfaces and objects in the building
      approximately 70" or more above the floor. This includes the wall and ceiling area adjacent to
      ventilating and air conditioning outlets.

Carpet and rugs - Shampoo all carpets and rugs by extraction method to satisfy the Harris County
designated representative.

 F. As Required - The contractor is also responsible for the following duties, which are considered
  within the scope of the monthly charge quoted:

          1. Clean and shampoo entrance rugs
          2. During inclement weather, lay out floor mats provided by Harris County in entrances and
             lobbies. Clean, remove, air dry, and store mats when no longer required.
          3. Wipe down and treat wood paneling surfaces and handrails
          4. Close windows and turn off lights when not in use
          5. Lock rooms in security areas after cleaning and return keys to the designated area. Lock
             all offices upon completion of services, except as specified or authorized by the Harris
             County designated representative.
          6. Respond timely to complaints related to cleaning, water leaks and spills.
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           7. Organize and train employees to participate in building fire and civil defense drills.
           8. Report fires, hazardous conditions, and items in need of repair.

   G. Additional Effort - In addition to the efforts specifically required by this contract, contractor may
   be required, from time to time, to perform other related work that is not required within the
   specifications. Examples may include, but not be limited to, additional machine strip and re-wax of
   hard floors, additional full or spot carpet cleanings, opening of building(s) outside of normal hours,
   additional janitorial services, etc. Payment will be made in accordance with “Additional Effort” as
   quoted on the Pricing/Delivery Information sheet.

VI. QUALITY OF WORK - Services performed as required by this specification shall be subject to
inspection and approval by the Harris County. The minimum acceptable standards are:

   A. Floor maintenance

      1. General - No chairs, wastepaper baskets, or other similar items shall be stacked on desks,
      tables or window sills during cleaning operations. Base boards, walls, stair risers, furniture and
      equipment shall in no way be splashed, disfigured or damaged during cleaning operations. All
      furniture and equipment must be returned to original position.

      Proper precautions must be taken to advise building occupants of wet and/or slippery floor
      conditions. This applies during inclement water as well as during cleaning operations. All
      waxed surfaces must be maintained so as to provide safe anti-slip walking conditions. All tools
      and equipment shall be maintained in clean condition at all times and neatly stored each night in
      the assigned storage areas.

      2. Sweeping and Damp Mopping - After sweeping and damp mopping, all floors shall be clean
      and free of dirt streaks. No dirt, trash, or foreign matter shall remain in corners, behind doors or
      radiators, under furniture, or on stair landings and treads. Sidewalks, entrances, and other
      assigned areas shall be swept clean of all dirt and trash, and no dirt shall remain where sweepings
      were picked up.

      3. Wet Mopping and Scrubbing - The floors shall be properly prepared and thoroughly swept to
      remove visible dirt and debris. Removal of gum, tar, and similar substances from the floor
      surface is required. On completion of mopping and scrubbing, the floors shall be clean and free
      of dirt, water streaks, mop marks, string, etc., and properly rinsed and dry mopped to present an
      overall appearance of cleanliness. After wet mopping or scrubbing, all surfaces, including
      corners and cracks, shall be dry. When scrubbing is designated, it shall be performed by machine
      or by hand with a brush.

      4. Floor Finishing - The job of floor finishing includes the cleaning and applying of finish to hard
      floor surfaces per industry standards.

          a. Sweeping - Sweep floors thoroughly; remove all gum and adhesive materials.

          b. Stripping - Remove all old finish or wax from floors using a concentrated solution of
          liquid cleaner. Cleaner is to be applied with a mop and scrubbed with an electric polishing
          machine with scrub brush or a medium grade scrubbing pad. Extremely stubborn spots, for
          example, gum, rust, burns, etc., shall be removed by hand with a scouring pad dipped in a
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       cleaning solution. Corners and other areas that the polishing machine cannot reach shall be
       scrubbed and thoroughly cleaned by hand. Cleaning solution shall be taken up with a mop or
       a water pick up and the floor rinsed twice with clean water to remove all traces of cleaning
       solution. Do not flood the floor with water; use only enough water as required for good
       rinsing. Floor shall be allowed to dry thoroughly after rinsing.

       c. Finishing - Apply a minimum of four coats of floor finish allowing sufficient drying time
       between each coat. Should there be more than 8 hours between cleaning or applying a finish
       coat to the floor, the area must again be cleaned to remove surface dirt and scuff marks
       before applying the next finish coat. The first three (3) coats should be applied to within 4"
       of the baseboard, with the last coat ONLY applied up to, but not touching, the baseboard.

       d. Periodic Spray-buffing - Sweep floor thoroughly. Damp mop to remove any spillage.
       Spray-buff floor with a solution containing 50 percent water and 50 percent floor finish of
       the same type as on the floor and using a floor polishing machine, synthetic fiber pad, and
       spray equipment. Spray only soiled or worn areas, using a fine mist applied 2 to 3 feet ahead
       of the floor machine, and buff immediately to blend in.

   5. Miscellaneous

       a. Carpet and Rugs - After each thorough vacuuming, all rugs shall be clean, free from dust
       balls, dirt and other debris; nap on rugs shall lie in one direction.

       b. Toilets - Special attention shall be given to floors around urinals and commodes for
       elimination of odors and stains and to provide a uniformly clean appearance throughout.

B. Dusting - Dust shall not be moved from spot to spot but removed directly from the areas in which
it lies by the most effective means, for example, treated dusting cloths, vacuum tools, etc. When
doing high cleaning, dust shall not be allowed to fall from high areas onto furniture and equipment
below. The following conditions shall exist after the completion of each dusting task:

   1. no dust streaks,
   2. corners, crevices, molding and ledges free of all dust,
   3. no oils, spots, or smudges caused by dusting tools on dusted surfaces,
   4. when inspected with a flashlight, there shall be few traces of dust on any surface.

C. Damp wiping - This task consists of using a clean, damp cloth or sponge to remove all dirt,
spots, streaks, and smudges from walls, glass and other specified surfaces, and then drying to provide
a polished appearance. The wetting solution shall contain an appropriate cleaning agent. When
damp wiping in toilet areas, a multi-purpose, disinfectant/deodorizer cleaner shall be used.

D. Bright metal polishing - Bright metal polishing may be accomplished by damp wiping and
drying with a suitable cloth until a polished appearance is attained. If a polished appearance cannot
be attained, contact Harris County for information concerning appropriate metal polish.

E. Policing - This job includes:

   1. picking up and removing inside and outside of the building all paper, trash, empty bottles and
   other discarded materials,
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     2. maintaining wall hung and floor type ash receptacles in a neat and presentable condition
     (replace sand as needed in receptacles),
     3. removing gum, spots of tar, and other foreign substances from inside the building,
     4. tidying up drinking fountains and glass surfaces, and
     5. mopping up wet areas caused by spillage, accidents, or inclement weather.

  F. Porcelain ware cleaning - Porcelain fixtures, for example, drinking fountains, wash basins,
  urinals, toilets, etc., shall be clean and bright, and without dust, spots, stains, rust, green mold,
  encrustation or excess moisture. Walls and floors adjacent to fixtures shall be free of spots,
  drippings, and watermarks. Drinking fountains shall be kept free of trash, ink, coffee grounds, etc.
  and nozzles free from encrustation.

  G. Spot cleaning - Remove smudges, marks, or spots without causing unsightly discoloration.

VII. PAYMENT ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION

  A. Deduction for Non-performance - It is the objective of Harris County to obtain complete and
  satisfactory performance in accordance with the requirements of this specification. To this end,
  Harris County requires complete performance of the tasks identified in this specification. Failure to
  satisfactorily accomplish such requirements, where due to the carelessness, neglect, or fault of the
  contractor, shall constitute a deficiency for which a reduction of payment will be made in accordance
  with the "Criteria for cleaning deductions" and "Building Cleaning Deduction Table" sections below.

  In that inadequate performance is just as undesirable as non-performance, and the cost of correcting
  inadequate performance may equal, or exceed, the cost of initial cleaning, the "Criteria for cleaning
  deduction" and the "Building Cleaning Deduction Table" sections control in all cases, as
  distinguished from any estimates based on the contractor's quoted price, or his probable cost, had he
  performed the work.

     1. Criteria for cleaning deductions:

         a. Room cleaning - In instances where room cleaning has not been satisfactorily performed,
         or where any portion(s) of work have been omitted or inadequately performed, a deduction
         for the entire room area will be made at the rate indicated in the Building Cleaning
         Deduction Table.

         b. Toilet cleaning - In instances where toilet rooms are not satisfactorily cleaned or policed
         and serviced as determined by Harris County, deductions will be made for the entire room
         plus the number of fixtures, including water closets, urinals, and lavatories, at the rate
         indicated in the building cleaning deduction table.

         c. Work required daily or weekly - In the case of failure by the contractor to perform work
         required daily or weekly, or if any operation is omitted or unsatisfactorily performed, the
         attention of the contractor shall be called to this failure or omission, and a deduction will be
         made covering the cost of the service omitted or not satisfactorily performed from any
         monies due to become due the contractor. Costs to be deducted under this paragraph will be
         determined by using item unit costs shown in the Building Cleaning Deduction Table.


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d. Work required monthly or semi-annually - In the case that services scheduled for
performance monthly or semi-annually are omitted or not satisfactorily performed when
scheduled, Harris County shall, in writing, call to the attention of the contractor this failure or
omission and request that the unperformed work be completed within such time as Harris
County deems reasonable. If the contractor does not comply with the request within such
time as Harris County deems to be reasonable, the work may be performed by other means,
and the cost thereof will be deducted from any money due or to become due the contractor.
If the omitted or unsatisfactory work cannot be accomplished by other means and cannot be
rescheduled, a deduction covering the cost of service omitted or unsatisfactorily performed
work will be made from any monies due or to become due the contractor. Costs to be
deducted under this paragraph will be determined by using the unit costs shown in the
Building Cleaning Deduction Table.

e. All other work (miscellaneous work) - Any other omitted or unsatisfactory work not
specifically listed above or which does not clearly fall into one of the above categories will
be deducted for at the hourly rate indicated on the deduction table multiplied by the hours
requested to perform the omitted or unsatisfactory work.

f. Failure to provide supervisory man hours - In the event the contractor, for any reason
whatsoever, fails to provide the manpower specified for direct supervision as specified in the
contract, deductions will be made in accordance with the Building Cleaning Deduction
Table. Deduction for minimum daily supervision man hours not furnished shall be computed
on a daily basis. Minimum daily supervisory man hours not furnished by the contractor on
any given day may not be made up on a subsequent day.




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2. Building Cleaning Deduction Table:

       a. Primary areas, including but not limited to, executive and general office space,
          conference rooms, libraries, judge's chambers, courts, jury rooms,
          examining rooms, labs, clinic areas, etc. (carpeted or bare flooring)……………………$6/100 sq ft

       b. Secondary areas, including but not limited to,workrooms, file areas, storage
          areas,
          ………………………………………………………………………………………………$3/100 sq ft

       c. Lobby and corridors cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, etc. ………………………………$5/100 sq. ft.

       d. Toilets – cleaning ………………………………………………………………………………..$2/ea

       e. Water fountains - cleaning ………………………………………………………………………$1/ea

       f. Elevator cleaning …………………………………………………………………………………$15/ea

   g. Stairways
      (1)        Sweep          and                                                                    dust
……………………………………………………………………………….$2/flight
      (2)                                                                                             Mop
…………………………………………………………………………………………….$4/flight

       h. Miscellaneous
          (1) High Cleaning
                                      …………………………………………………………………
                                      ……………$4/100 sq. ft.
         (2) Loading Dock Sweeping ……………………………………………………………………$2/100
          sq. ft.

       i. Outside work and tunnels
          (1) Manual or machine sweeping ……………………………………………………………….$6/100
                                         sq. ft.
          (2)
                                         Policing...…………………………………………………………
                                         …………………………….$2/100 sq. ft.

       j. Window and venetian blind cleaning …………………………………………………………..$.50/sq.
ft.

       k. All other work omitted or unsatisfactorily performed and failure to provide minimum man-hours
          will           be           deducted              at            the           rate        of:
       …………………………………………………………………$10.00/hour

         Regardless of the above, the maximum daily deduction for daily cleaning non-compliance for terms
         of this contract will not exceed one twentieth (1/20) of monthly location price plus 15 percent.
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B. Deduction for non-submission of plans and schedules - Failure to submit plans and schedules as
required in Section III.A., Work Scheduling and Reporting, of this specification, may result in a 20%
withholding of the daily amount due the contractor for each day the proper schedules are not provided.

C. Adjustment for change in cleaning area - The county may change the area to be cleaned as required in
this specification. However, price adjustments for change will be made accordingly:

   1. The county may increase or decrease the area described in this contract to be cleaned with written
      notice of not less than three (3) full working days. The price adjustment resulting from such a
      modification will be calculated using the price adjustment information as proposed on the
      Pricing/Delivery Information sheet(s) in this contract. For decreases, the pricing adjustment is only
      applicable when the total decrease is 5000 square feet or more (the square footage may be made up of
      more than one block of space), and is to be effective for not less than 30 days.

D. Adjusting payments - Payments will be made upon receipt of invoice on a calendar month basis in
   arrears. There will be a one month delay in adjusting amounts of payment when deductions are made for
   unsatisfactory performance or work not performed. For example, deductions for unsatisfactory
   performance or work not performed during January will be made from the payment for February's
   service.

   1. Harris County will inform the contractor in writing of the type and dollar amount of proposed
   deductions.

   2. The contractor may, within 10 working days of receipt of the notification from Harris County of the
   proposed deductions, present to the Harris County specific reasons why any of the proposed deductions
   are not warranted. Reasons must be solidly based, and must provide specific facts which justify
   reconsideration and adjustment of the proposed amount to be deducted. Failure to respond within the 10-
   day period may be construed as acceptance of the deductions proposed.




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VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION A

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Annex #6

       Building Address:       8111 Lawn Street, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-21-99 @ 6:00 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): _____________________________

B.     Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):


C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage: 10,862

              Gross.                           Cleanable
2. Carpet:    2,106                         2,106
3. Tile:      7,139                        7,139
4. Terrazzo: 0                                 0

5. Concrete: 412                       412
6. Stairways:                    __________ flights
7. Windows 1st floor only:       ___27_____ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ___25_____ each
9. Water fountains:              ____4_____ each
10. Venetian blinds:             __________ each
11. Elevators:                __________ each
12. Outside areas (specify): __________________________________________________________




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VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION B_

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Annex #11

       Building Address: 16715 Clay Road, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-19-99 @ 7:45 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): ________________________________

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:

                       Gross                  Cleanable

2. Carpet:            11,776              11,776
3. Tile:              4,899               4,899
4. Terrazzo:
5. Concrete:
6. Stairways:                    _______________   flights
7. Windows 1st floor only        ____6__________   each
8. Toilet fixtures:              ____18_________   each
9. Water fountains:              ____1__________   each
10. Venetian blinds:             ____14_________   each
11. Elevators:                   _______________   each
12. Outside areas(specify): _________________________________________________________




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VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION __C___

A. General:
      Building Name/Annex No.: Annex 29

       Building Address: 2 Abercrombie, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-19-99 @ 7:15p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): clean after 9:00 p.m. M-F____

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage: 23,150


                       Gross                   Cleanable
2. Carpet:             11,381                  11,381
3. Tile:               3,965                   3,965
4. Terrazzo:           908                     908

5. Concrete:          1,882                  404
6. Stairways:                      _______________         flights
7. Windows 1st floor only          ______867     ___       sq ft.
8. Toilet fixtures:                ______28_______         each
9. Water fountains:                ______2________         each
10. Venetian blinds:               ______21_______         each
11. Elevators:                     _______________         each
12.Outside areas (specify):




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VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION _D

A. General:
      Building Name/Annex No.: Annex #35

       Building Address: 1721 Peek Road, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-21-99 @ 7:00 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): clean after 9:30 p.m.____

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage: 23,433

                       Gross                          Cleanable
2. Carpet:             8,374                          8,374
3. Tile:               8,916                          8,283
4. Terrazzo:           0                              0

 5. Concrete:          1,423                     680
 6. Stairways:                    ______6_______ flights
 7. Windows 1st floor only        ______________ each
 8. Toilet fixtures:           ______55______ each
 9. Water fountains:              ______________ each
 10.Venetian blinds:              ______________ each
 11. Elevators:                   ______2_______ each
 12. Outside areas (specify): ________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________




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VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION E

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Annex #83

       Building Address:       2221 & 2223 South Loop West, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-20-99 @ 3:30 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): ________________________________

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:

                       Gross                          Cleanable

2. Carpet:             107,878                        107,878
3. Tile:               10,891                         10,891
4. Terrazzo:           2,149                          2,149

5. Concrete:          7,498                    3,758
6. Stairways:                    _____20_______ flights
7. Windows 1st floor only        _____50_______ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____103_______ each
9. Water fountains:              _____10_______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____652_______ each
11. Elevators:                   ______4_______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 28 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION F

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Annex Q

       Building Address:       10585 West Office Drive, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-20-99 @ 2:00 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): ________________________________

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):


C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:

                       Gross                          Cleanable

2. Carpet:             5,528                          5,528
3. Tile:               4,161                          4,161
4. Terrazzo:           434                            434

5. Concrete:          0                         0
6. Stairways:                    ______________ flights
7. Windows 1st floor only        _____ 95______ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 14______ each
9. Water fountains:              ______ 2______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ 89______ each
11. Elevators:                   _____________ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _______________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 29 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION G

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Bear Creek Branch Library

       Building Address:        16719 Clay Road, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: Donna Jackson (281) 550-0885

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-19-99, walk through must be coordinated with designated
       representative. All bidders must sign a walk through sheet at the location(s)

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): Daily after closing, current hours of
       Operation are Mon. 1-8; Tue. 10-6; Wed. 10-8; Thur. 10-6; Fri. 1-6; Sat. 10-5; and Sun. Closed

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:         12,900

                       Gross                           Cleanable

2. Carpet:             10,405                          10,405
3. Tile:               1,042                           1,000
4. Terrazzo:           485                             485

5. Concrete:
6. Stairways:                    _____ _______ flights
               st
7. Windows 1 floor only          _____ 43_____ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 12_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ 2______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ 37_____ each
11. Elevators:                   ______ _______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 30 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION H

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Fairbanks Branch Library

       Building Address:       7122 North Gessner, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: Jackie Davis (713) 466-4438

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-21-99, walk through must be coordinated with designated
       representative. All bidders must sign a walk through sheet at the location(s)

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): Daily after closing, current hours of
       operation are Mon. 1-9; Tue. 10-6; Wed. 10-6; Thur. 10-6; Fri. 1-6; Sat. 10-5; and Sun. Closed

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:         10,729

                       Gross                           Cleanable

2. Carpet:             5,877                           5,877
3. Tile:               668                             579
4. Terrazzo:

5. Concrete:          52
6. Stairways:                    _____ _______ flights
               st
7. Windows 1 floor only          _____ 14_____ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ _8_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ 1_____ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ _8_____ each
11. Elevators:                   ______ _______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 31 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION I_

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Katy Juvenile Detention Center

       Building Address:       9120 Katy Hockley Road, Katy, Texas

       Harris County representative: George Lee

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-19-99 @ 2:00 p.m.

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F):

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:         51,000

                       Gross                           Cleanable

2. Carpet:             5,472                           5,472
3. Tile:               1,367                           1,367
4. Terrazzo:

5. Concrete:          7,458                     7,458
6. Stairways:                    _____ 2______ flights
7. Windows 1st floor only        _____ _______ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 14_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ _______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ _______ each
11. Elevators:                   ______1______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 32 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION J_

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

       Building Address:        1815 Westgreen, Katy, Texas

       Harris County representative: Sylvia Powers (281) 492-8592

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-19-99, walk through must be coordinated with designated
       representative. All bidders must sign a walk through sheet at the location(s)

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): Daily after closing, current hours of
       operation are Mon. 1-9; Tue. 10-9; Wed. 10-6; Thur. 10-9; Fri. 1-6; Sat. 10-5; and Sun. Closed

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:         14,160

                       Gross                           Cleanable

2. Carpet:             12,060                          12,060
3. Tile:               1,225                           1,225
4. Terrazzo:           0                               0

5. Concrete:          559                       0
6. Stairways:                    _____ _______ flights
7. Windows 1st floor only        _____ 34______ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 10_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ 1______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ 22_____ each
11. Elevators:                   ______ _______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): _________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 33 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION K

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Northwest Branch Library

       Building Address:        11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, Texas

       Harris County representative: Susan Whitt (281) 890-2672

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-21-99, walk through must be coordinated with designated
       representative. All bidders must sign a walk through sheet at the location(s)

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): Daily after closing, current hours of
       operation are Mon. 1-8; Tue. 10-6; Wed. 10-8; Thur. 10-6; Fri. 1-6; Sat. 10-5; and Sun. Closed

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:

                       Gross                          Cleanable

2. Carpet:             20,776                         20,776
3. Tile:               1,522                          1,522
4. Terrazzo:

5. Concrete:
6. Stairways:                    _____ _______ flights
               st
7. Windows 1 floor only          _____ 52_____ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 13_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ 1______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ 38______ each
11. Elevators:                   ______ _______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): ________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 34 of 41
VIII. INFORMATION SHEET FOR LOCATION L_

A. General:

       Building Name/Annex No.: Spring Branch Library

       Building Address:       930 Corbindale, Houston, Texas

       Harris County representative: Karen Hayes (713) 464-1633

       Pre-bid Walk-through information: 7-20-99, walk through must be coordinated with designated
       representative. All bidders must sign a walk through sheet at the location(s)

       Pre-bid Conference information:

       Cleaning access hours (if other than 5 P.M. to 2 A.M., M-F): Daily after closing, current hours of
       operation are Mon. 1-9; Tue. 10-9; Wed. 10-6; Thur. 10-6; Fri. 1-6; Sat. 10-5; and Sun. Closed

B. Special service areas (for example, building sections, other specific areas):




C. Building Statistics - Contractor is responsible for verifying dimensions, quantities, and other statistical data.

1. Property reference square footage:

                       Gross                          Cleanable

2. Carpet:             7,870                          7,870
3. Tile:               3,383                          3,285
4. Terrazzo:

5. Concrete:          52
6. Stairways:                    _____ _______ flights
               st
7. Windows 1 floor only          _____ 20______ each
8. Toilet fixtures:           ____ 13_____ each
9. Water fountains:              _____ 2______ each
10.Venetian blinds:              ____ 4______ each
11. Elevators:                   ______ _______ each
12. Outside areas (specify): ________________________________________________________




                                                                                                          Page 35 of 41
                                      PRICING/DELIVERY INFORMATION

I.          Pricing: Complete the following pricing matrix and include with bid. Harris County will award one
            contract for all below listed locations to one contractor. If discrepancy between unit pricing and
            extended pricing, unit pricing will govern.


                         Region #4                                    Bidder:
     Item              Location Name              UM      Qty          $/UM                    Extended $
      A.       Annex 6                           month     12
      B.       Annex 11                          month     12
      C.       Annex 29                          month     12
      D.       Annex 35                          month     12
      E.       Annex 83                          month     12
      F.       Annex Q                           month     12
      G.       Bear Creek Library                month     12
      H.       Fairbanks Library                 month     12
      I.       Katy Juvenile Detention           month     12
      J.       Maud Smith Library                month     12
      K.       Northwest Library                 month     12
      L.       Spring Branch Library             month     12
      M.       Additional Effort                  Hrs.     80

                           TOTAL

II.         Renewal Option: If requested by the Office of the Purchasing Agent, and approved by Harris County
            Commissioners Court, contractor agrees to renew the original contract, as amended from time to time, at
            the same terms and conditions, and with future pricing revised according to Attachment i., CPI Based
            Price Adjustment Calculations for the following periods:

            Renewal year #1: ______ yes, ______ no.             Renewal year #2: ______ yes, ______ no.

            Renewal year #3: ______ yes, ______ no.             Renewal year #4: ______ yes, ______ no.




                                                                                                          Page 36 of 41
                                             RESIDENCE CERTIFICATION

Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2252.001 et seq., as amended, Harris County requests Residence Certification.
§2252.001 et seq. of the Government Code provides some restrictions on the awarding of governmental contracts; pertinent
provisions of §2252.001 are stated below:

        (3)     "Nonresident bidder" refers to a person who is not a resident.

        (4)     "Resident bidder" refers to a person whose principal place of business is in this state, including a contractor
                whose ultimate parent company or majority owner has its principal place of business in this state.



       I certify that ______________________________________ is a Resident Bidder of Texas as defined in
                         [Company Name]
        Government Code §2252.001.




       I certify that ______________________________________ is a Nonresident Bidder as defined in
                         [Company Name]
        Government Code §2252.001 and our principal place of business is ______________________________.
                                                                               [City and State]




                                                                                                                           Page 37 of 41
                                                                                                  Attachment b.
                                                                                                     Page 1 of 1

                   BID GUARANTY AND PERFORMANCE BOND INFORMATION
                                  AND REQUIREMENTS



A guaranty shall be submitted with each bid that the bidder will execute and furnish a performance bond within
ten days after award of the contract and receipt of contract and performance bond forms. Guaranty may be
submitted in either of these forms:


       A. Individual bid bonds payable to Harris County for 5% of the total amount of the bid.

       B. Bank cashier’s check, payable to Harris County for 5% of the total amount of each separate bid.

If the successful bidder submits a bank cashier’s check, as guaranty, Harris County may elect to hold the check
until all provisions of the contract have been completed or require the contractor to make a performance bond.
Performance bond shall be in a sum equal to the amount of money to be paid by the County under the contract,
unless otherwise stated, and shall be executed by a surety company authorized to do business in State of Texas.
The prescribed forms of contract and performance bond are available to the bidder from Harris County and these
forms are the only forms Harris County will accept.

If the performance bond forms and related documents are not returned to the Harris County Purchasing
Department, 1001 Preston Avenue, Suite 670, Houston, Texas 77002 within ten days, Harris County has the
right to render the award ineffective.

Written verification of the validity of the bond shall be received by the Purchasing Department from the
Contractor’s Surety before any payments will be made.




                                                                                                      Page 38 of 41
                                                                                                   Attachment c.
                                                                                                     Page 1 of 1

                                         BID CHECK FORM

All bid checks must be for the required amount and be payable to Harris County. (Do not make check payable
to any individual).

Bid checks of the three lowest bidders may be retained by the County Clerk until after the award and approval of
the contract, payment bond and performance bond. These shall be returned by the County Clerk immediately
after the final approval of the contract, performance bond and payment bond. The bid checks for all other
bidders shall be returned by the County Clerk at any time within seventy-two (72) hours following the opening
of bids.

Authorization is granted for Harris County to return bid check without liability of any kind or nature to address
listed below, via regular mail if:
                1. We are the unsuccessful bidder.
                2. Bond posted in lieu of bid check.
                3. Upon completion of contract.
Bid for: _____________________________________________________________________

Cashier's Check Number _______________________, Drawn on _____________________

Bank of ____________________________________, Dated ________________ in the

amount of $____________________.

Name:_____________________________________________________________________

Business Address: ___________________________________________________________

Signature:__________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:____________________________________________________________

City & State: _____________________________________Zip Code: ____________________

Telephone: _____________________
                                                    For Use of County Clerk Only:

                                                    Date Check Mailed:____________

                                                    Ledger Number: ____________________

                                                    By: _______________________________

                                                    __________________________________


                                                                                                      Page 39 of 41
                                                                                                       Attachment e.

                                       Minimum Insurance Requirements


•       The contractor shall, at all times during the term of this contract, maintain insurance coverage with not less
        than the type and requirements shown below. Such insurance is to be provided at the sole cost of the
        contractor. These requirements do not establish limits of the contractor's liability.

•       All policies of insurance shall waive all rights of subrogation against the County, its officers, employees
        and agents.

•       Upon request, certified copies of original insurance policies shall be furnished to Harris County.

•       The County reserves the right to require additional insurance should it be deemed necessary.

A.      Workers' Compensation (with Waiver of subrogation to Harris County) Employer's Liability, including all
        states, U.S. Longshoremen, Harbor Workers and other endorsements, if applicable to the Project.

        Statutory, and Bodily Injury by Accident: $100,000 each employee. Bodily Injury by Disease: $500,000
        policy limit $100,000 each employee. Harris County shall be named as "additional insured" on workers’
        compensation policy.


B.      Commercial General Liability Occurrence Form including, but not limited to, Premises and Operations,
        Products Liability Broad Form Property Damage, Contractual Liability, Personal and Advertising Injury
        Liability and where the exposure exists, coverage for watercraft, blasting collapse, and explosions,
        blowout, cratering and underground damage.

        $300,000 each occurrence Limit Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined $300,000 Products-
        Completed Operations Aggregate Limit $500,000 Per Job Aggregate $300,000 Personal and Advertising
        Injury Limit. Harris County shall be named as "additional insured" on commercial general liability policy.


C.      Automobile Liability Coverage:

        $300,000 Combined Liability Limits. Bodily Injury and Property Damage Combined. Harris County shall
        be named as "additional insured" on automobile policy.




Revised 7/97

                                                                                                       Attachment i.
                                                                                                             Page 40 of 41
                                                                                                           Page 1 of 1

                                 CPI-W Based Price Adjustment Calculations

For any year in which a current contract is renewed, the renewal year pricing will be determined by adjusting the
current year pricing by the average inflationary/deflationary effect, as reported in the Consumer Price Index of
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for Houston, Texas, between the current or prior year as
compared to the year preceding the current or prior year of the contract. The CPI-W, as published by the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is a measure, over time, of the average change in the compensation of urban
wage earners and clerical workers.

The average inflationary/deflationary effect will be determined by totaling, and dividing by six (6), the
inflationary/deflationary effects of six (6) twelve (12) month periods occurring prior to expiration of the current
contract. Since the inflationary/deflationary effect for the Houston area is calculated by the BLS every other
month beginning in February, and since the intention to renew a contract should be determined in the ninth of
the contract, all required data for calculating the average adjustment rate need be current only five (5) or six (6)
months prior to the scheduled expiration of the current contract.

For example, assuming a contract expires in November or December, the end of the most recent twelve (12)
month period will be June of the year of the current contract. The end of each of the other five (5) twelve (12)
month periods will be the second month before the end of the immediately preceding twelve (12) month period.
Therefore, the six (6) twelve (12) month periods applicable to a contract expiring in November or December,
1996, are:

       Period #:        1               2               3              4               5               6

       From:           6/95            4/95           2/95            12/94           10/94          8/94
       To:             6/96            4/96           2/96            12/95           10/95          8/95

Period #1 is from June of the first year before the contract period to June of the year of the contract period,

Period #2 is from April of the first year before the contract period to April of the year of the contract period,

Period #3 is from February of the first year before the contract period to February of the year of the contract
       period,

Period #4 is from December of the second year before the contract period to December of the first year before
       the contract period,

Period #5 is from October of the second year before the contract period to October of the first year before the
       contract period,

Period #6 is from August of the second year before the contract period to December of the first year before the
       contract period.




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