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					                RANDOLPH COUNTY
                   725 McDowell Road, PO Box 4728
                       Asheboro, NC 27204-4728
                          Tel: (336) 318-6304
                          Fax: (336) 318-6324
                 Email: ahalexander@co.randolph.nc.us




                  REQUEST FOR BIDS

                           Bid# 07-1001
                                FOR

RANDOLPH COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE VEHICLES


                  Issued on: Friday, October 5, 2007
          Due Date: Thursday, October 25 at 3:00 PM EST

        Administered by: Audrey Alexander, Purchasing Officer




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Randolph County                                                                                                                             Bid #07-1001
Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00 P.M.                                                                                           EMS Ambulances



                                                                 Table of Contents

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION, INTENT AND BACKGROUND OF RFB ................................................... 4
    1.1       Notice to Vendors .................................................................................................................................... 4
    1.2       Intent of this RFB ..................................................................................................................................... 5
SECTION 2 - SCOPE, PURPOSE AND CLASSIFICATION ........................................................................ 6
    2.1       Scope......................................................................................................................................................... 6
    2.2       Purpose ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
    2.3       Classifications ........................................................................................................................................... 6
    2.4       General...................................................................................................................................................... 6
    2.5       Materials ................................................................................................................................................... 7
    2.6       Manufacturing Ability .............................................................................................................................. 7
SECTION 3 -- REQUEST FOR BIDS .................................................................................................................. 8
    3.1       Issuing Office and Inquiries ...................................................................................................................... 8
    3.2       Important Dates ........................................................................................................................................ 8
    3.3       Trade or Brand Name ............................................................................................................................... 9
    3.4       Submission of Bids ................................................................................................................................... 9
    3.5       Addenda .................................................................................................................................................. 10
    3.6       Content of Bid......................................................................................................................................... 10
    3.7       Bid Pricing .............................................................................................................................................. 10
    3.8       Exceptions to the RFB ............................................................................................................................ 10
    3.9       Bid Withdrawal ....................................................................................................................................... 10
    3.10      Bids Property of County ......................................................................................................................... 11
    3.11      Rejection of Bid ...................................................................................................................................... 11
    3.12      Disqualification of Vendors .................................................................................................................... 11
    3.13      Award ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
    3.14      Notification of Award ............................................................................................................................. 11
    3.15      Information and Descriptive Material..................................................................................................... 12
    3.16      Vendor’s Guarantee ................................................................................................................................ 12
    3.17      Delivery Completion Requirement ......................................................................................................... 12
    3.18      Inspections .............................................................................................................................................. 13
    3.19      Non-Collusion......................................................................................................................................... 13
    3.20      Warranty ................................................................................................................................................. 13
    3.21      Taxes ....................................................................................................................................................... 13
    3.22      Payment .................................................................................................................................................. 14
    3.23      Minority Business Enterprise.................................................................................................................. 14
    3.24      Indemnification ....................................................................................................................................... 14
4.0        TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS – CAB-CHASSIS ............................................................................ 15
5.0        ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS .................................................................................. 18
6.0        VEHICLE LIGHTING AND WARNING REQUIREMENTS ................................................................ 24
7.0        CAB-BODY DRIVER COMPARTMENT AND EQUIPMENT ............................................................ 27
8.0        VEHICLE BODY AND PATIENT AREA .............................................................................................. 29



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9.0         ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS .............................................................................................................. 43
10.0        ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES ................................ 44
11.0        PREPARATION FOR PAINTING, COLOR AND MARKERS .......................................................... 46
12.0        QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS ............................................................................................... 48
13.0        TESTS ........................................................................................................................................................ 49
14.0        REFERENCES AND STANDARDS ..................................................................................................... 51
APPENDIX A – EXCEPTION FORM ................................................................................................................. 52
ANTI-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT .......................................................................................................................... 53
BIDDER’S RESPONSE ....................................................................................................................................... 54
BID FORM .............................................................................................................................................................. 55
RFB ITEMS CHECK LIST ................................................................................................................................... 56




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Randolph County                                                          Bid 07-1001
Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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Section 1 – INTRODUCTION, INTENT AND BACKGROUND OF RFB


1.1    Notice to Vendors

Pursuant to General Statutes of North Carolina Section 143-129 as amended, sealed bids will
be received by the Purchasing Officer for Randolph County from experienced, qualified vendors
for the following:

                               REQUEST FOR BIDS 07-1001
                      Two (2) Type I, Class I 2007 or newer Ambulances

Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, October 25th, 2007 at 3:00 PM EST at the
Purchasing Department in the Randolph County Office Building, 725 McDowell Road, 2nd
Floor, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205 or brought to the public proposal opening prior to 3:00
P.M. October 25, 2007. Complete specifications and instructions are attached herewith.

Plans and bid documents may be obtained from Audrey Alexander, Purchasing Officer, at the
Randolph County Office Building, 725 McDowell Road 2nd Floor, Asheboro, NC 27205.

Proposals shall be submitted on the standard forms furnished by the County and shall be
submitted in a sealed envelope identifying the bidder’s name and the bid number on the face of
the envelope.

A bid deposit is not required with this Request for Bids.

Submission of any bid signifies the Vendor’s agreement that its’ bid and the content thereof are
valid for 90 days (three months) following the submission deadline and will become part of the
contract that is negotiated between Randolph County and the successful vendor. All prices
submitted with the proposal shall remain in effect for the 90-day period.

Sincerely,
Audrey H. Alexander
Audrey H. Alexander
Purchasing Officer




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1.2    Intent of this RFB

This Request for Bids (RFB) is intended to provide vendors with a common, uniform set of
specifications to assist them in the development of their bids and to provide a uniform method
for the County to fairly evaluate bids and subsequently select a vendor from which to purchase
these ambulances.

In responding to this RFP, vendors should follow the prescribed format and use the forms
included, thus providing the County with data that is easily compared with data submitted by
other vendors in order to fairly and objectively evaluate the proposals.

The County assumes no responsibility for conclusions or interpretations derived from the
information presented in this RFB, or otherwise distributed or made available during this
procurement process. In addition, the County will not be bound by or be responsible for any
explanation, interpretation or conclusions of this RFB or any documents provided by the County
other than those given in writing by the County through the issuance of addenda. In no event
may a vendor rely on any oral statement by the County or its’ agents, advisors or consultants. It
is the full responsibility of the vendor to thoroughly investigate the needs/requirements of the
County not necessarily assumed in this RFB and to submit a bid for two (2) Type I, Class I 2007
or newer Ambulances that have been designed, tested and proven to most efficiently meet the
needs/requirements of the County.

This RFP is in compliance with the laws of the State of North Carolina.




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Section 2 - SCOPE, PURPOSE and CLASSIFICATION

2.1    Scope

These specifications cover a new, commercially produced surface medical care vehicle, and
hereinafter referred to as ambulance or vehicle. A vehicle in compliance with these
specifications shall be defined as a standard ambulance. This vehicle shall be in accordance with
the Ambulance Design Criteria of the National Highway Traffic Administration, U.S.
Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C. These bid specifications are based on the
Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E.


2.2    Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide minimum specifications and test parameters for the
manufacture of an emergency medical care vehicle that meets the needs and desires of this
Agency. This document also establishes essential criteria for the design, performance,
equipment and appearance of the vehicle. The object is to provide a vehicle that is in accordance
with nationally recognized guidelines.


2.3    Classifications
In accordance with KKK-A-1822E, these specifications call for the following type of vehicle:

               Type I – Cab/Chassis with modular ambulance body.
               Class I – Two rear wheel driven (4x2)
               Configuration A (ALS) – Elevating cot and squad bench (3.1.5.1)


2.4    General
This is an engineer, design, construct and deliver type specification and it is not the intention of
this Agency to eliminate or disqualify vendors or manufacturers of similar or equal equipment
of the types specified. It should be noted, however, that this specification is written around
specific needs of this Agency. With the intent to standardize certain components, therefore, in
numerous places we have named specific brands of components. This has been done to establish
a certain standard of equality. Other brands will only be accepted providing the vendor provides
documentation in the bid that the particular brand offered meets or exceeds the quality of the
actual brand called for in the specification.




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2.5    Materials

The emergency medical care vehicle, chassis, ambulance body, equipment, devices, medical
accessories and electronic equipment to be delivered under this contract shall be standard
commercial products, which meet or exceed the requirements of this specification. The
ambulance shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), the Federal
regulations applicable or specified for the year of manufacture. The chassis, components and
optional items shall be as represented in the manufacturer’s current technical data. Materials
used in the construction shall be new and not less than the quality conforming to current
engineering and manufacturing practices. Materials shall be free of defects and suitable for
service intended.


2.6    Manufacturing Ability

It is the intent of these specifications that the manufacturer of these vehicles has the ability to
manufacture a complete ambulance within their plant facility, except for the chassis. The basic
modular body must be built “in house” by the manufacturing firm and not “farmed out” to
another company, corporation or production site. Accessories such as light bars, sirens, etc…,
are not considered as basic components of the modular body. The ambulance manufacturer must
have significant experience in the construction of modular ambulance bodies and have built a
minimum of 2,000 such bodies. In addition, the Bidder/Manufacturer must include with this bid,
proof of $11,000,000.00 product liability coverage. NO EXCEPTIONS.




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Section 3 -- REQUEST FOR BIDS


3.1    Issuing Office and Inquiries

This Request for Bids (RFB) is issued by Randolph County Purchasing Office on behalf of
Randolph County. Any inquiries, clarifications, or interpretations regarding this RFB should be
directed in writing to:

                              Audrey Alexander
                              Purchasing Officer
                              Randolph County Administration
                              P.O. Box 4728
                              725 McDowell Road
                               Asheboro, NC 27204-4728
                              (336) 318-6304
                              ahalexander@co.randolph.nc.us

Responses to inquiries that affect the content of this RFB will be provided in writing to all
recipients of the RFB through an addendum that will be posted on the County website,
www.co.randolph.nc.us. It is the responsibility of each vendor to inquire about any aspect of the
RFB that is not fully understood or is believed to be susceptible to more than one interpretation.
The County will accept only written inquiries regarding this RFB until October 15, 2007 at 5:00
P.M. All times listed are understood to be Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted. The
County’s interpretation of the RFB shall be controlling in all cases.


3.2    Important Dates

       Issue Date:                                   Tuesday, October 5, 2007

       Final Date for Written Questions:             Monday, October 15, 2007

       Final Date for Addenda Posting:               Wednesday, October 18, 2007

       Deadline for Submitting Proposals:            Thursday, October 25, 2007 – 3:00 p.m.

       Proposal Opening                              Thursday, October 25, 2007 – 3:00 p.m.

       Anticipated Award Date (tentative)            Monday, November 5, 2007 - 5:00 p.m.




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3.3    Trade or Brand Name

When a trade or brand name for a particular article or object is specified, it is meant only as a
reference for standard and any other manufacturer of a similar article or object may meet the
specifications if his product is reasonably equivalent or better than that mentioned as the
standard.


3.4    Submission of Bids

Proposals must be presented on the bid/specification forms attached to this RFB in a sealed
envelope and mailed or delivered to:

                             Audrey Alexander
                             Purchasing Officer
                             Randolph County Administration
                             P.O. Box 4728
                             725 McDowell Road
                             Asheboro, NC 27205
                             (336) 318-6304



The package shall be plainly marked, “SEALED BID FOR EMS AMBULANCES.”

Any bid submitted on forms other than the Randolph County bid form may be disqualified.
TELEPHONE BIDS AND/OR FAXED BIDS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. All bids submitted
must be typed or written in ink and signed by the bidder’s designated representative.

Vendors must submit one original and two complete copies of each bid.

No responsibility shall be attached to the County for the premature opening of any bid proposal
not properly addressed or identified.

Proposals will be publicly opened at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. in the
Administrative Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Randolph County Office Building at 725
McDowell Road, Asheboro, North Carolina.

In order to be considered for selection, bids must be received by the date, time and place
previously outlined. The bidding process will be considered closed at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday,
October 25, 2007. Failure to meet this deadline will disqualify the bidder.

Once opened all bids are a matter of public record.


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3.5    Addenda
Any addenda to these documents shall be posted on the County’s website at
www.co.randolph.nc.us. and will become part of this RFB and the contract. No oral statements,
explanations, or commitments by anyone shall be of any effect unless incorporated into the
addenda. It is the responsibility of the Vendor to periodically check the County’s website before
submitting a bid to obtain any addenda that have been issued. No addenda shall be posted after
5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 18, 2007.


3.6    Content of Bid
Vendors shall not be allowed to submit additional documentation once bids are opened. Care
should be taken to ensure that information provided is accurate, complete, and consistent.
Omission of any of the required information may subject the Vendor to disqualification.


3.7    Bid Pricing
All bid prices shall be complete and include warranty and delivery of the completed vehicle to
this Agency. Taxes are to be shown as a separate line item. The Bid Form shall be used for the
purpose of providing these prices. All bid prices and conditions must be specified on the Bid
Form. Bid prices shall be valid for at least 90 days from the date of the Bid Opening, or as
otherwise specified on the Bid Form.


3.8    Exceptions to the RFB
Any exceptions to these specifications indicated must be clearly listed and explained on the
Exception Form (APPENDIX A), included in this RFB. Otherwise, it will be considered that
the items offered are in strict compliance with these specifications and the successful bidder will
be held responsible for delivering a vehicle meeting these specifications. Any exceptions must
be referenced by section number and explained in detail on the Exception Form. Any bidder
not complying shall not be considered as responsive.


3.9    Bid Withdrawal
If the Vendor desires to withdraw his bid, he must submit in writing to the Purchasing Office
before the bid opening deadline his purpose for withdrawal. After the bid opening deadline, bids
shall only be withdrawn in accordance with N.C.G.S. Section 143-129.1.




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3.10 Bids Property of County
All bids submitted in response to this RFB become the property of the County once they are
opened. Supporting technical manuals will be returned at the written request of the bidder. All
submitted proposals and supporting material are a matter of public record.

3.11 Rejection of Bid
The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, with or without cause, and to waive
informalities when such rejection is in the interest of the County. Randolph County also reserves
the right to reject the bid of a vendor who has previously failed to perform properly or complete
on-time a contract of similar nature.

3.12 Disqualification of Vendors
More than one proposal from an individual, a firm or partnership, a corporation, or an association
under the same or different names shall not be considered. Any or all proposals shall be rejected
if there is reason for believing that collusion exists among the Vendors, and all participants in
such collusion shall not be considered in future proposals for the same work. No contract shall be
awarded except to competent vendors capable of performing the class of work contemplated.


3.13 Award
The award of this bid will not be based solely on lowest price. The award will be based and
granted on “BEST VALUE”. “BEST VALUE” will allow Randolph County to consider
factors beyond pricing such as whether the responsible vender is able to meet and/or exceed the
required specifications as well as meet the required delivery requirements. “BEST VALUE”
will permit and reflect prudent stewardship of public funds and trust.


3.14 Notification of Award
After all prerequisites and specifications have been met by the bidder and the award for this
purchase is made by the Commissioners, the successful bidder will be notified within ten (10)
working days. Randolph will notify the successful bidder in writing, either by a LETTER TO
PROCEED or a PURCHASE ORDER or both.. VERBAL NOTIFICATION OF THE AWARD
IS NOT CONSIDERED A RELIABLE MODE OF NOTIFICATION AND, THEREFORE,
WILL NOT BE RECOGNIZED AS AN OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION.




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3.15 Information and Descriptive Material
Bidder must furnish all information requested. In addition, vendors shall supply (3) complete
sets of drawings, descriptive literature and complete specifications covering the products
offered. The successful bidder will also be required to conduct a pre-construction conference at
the Emergency Services office in Asheboro, North Carolina. At that time all drawings and
available options will be discussed and final layouts will be approved and confirmed. Bids not
meeting this requirement will be rejected.


3.16 Vendor’s Guarantee
By submitting a bid on these specifications, the vendor binds himself to all conditions in these
specifications, irrespective of any formalities in his order acknowledgment. No attachment or
part may be substituted or applied contrary to manufacturer’s recommendations and standard
practice. Any variance with the specifications must be stated with the submitted bid and may,
after review of all consequences of the variance, disqualify the bid. Accessory supplies shall be
compiled with the rest of the equipment offered.

Vendor guarantees that the equipment is standard new equipment, latest model or regular stock
product with all parts regularly used with the type of equipment offered. Each unit delivered is
guaranteed against faulty material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year or greater. If the
delivered unit is guaranteed by the manufacturer for a period longer than one (1) year, the
standard manufacturer’s guarantee will prevail. If during this period, any such faults develop,
the unit or part affected is to be replaced without any cost to Randolph County.

All regularly manufactured stock electrical items shall be listed by Underwriter’s Laboratory,
Inc. Other electrical equipment shall be constructed to conform to applicable portions of the
National Electrical Code. When electrical components are part of the equipment, the
manufacturer’s standard guarantee shall apply, unless otherwise specified.


3.17 Delivery Completion Requirement
A guaranteed delivery date may be considered in making the award. Any vendor who submits a
bid on these specifications agrees to accept our purchase order and agrees to guarantee complete
deliver within one-hundred and twenty (120) days of the Purchase Order date, or as otherwise
specified. If vendor feels the requested delivery/completion date cannot be met, the vendor shall
so state and give revised date with bid proposal. The delivery schedules that are submitted by
the Vendor and agreed upon by the County shall automatically become binding upon the
successful Vendor.




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3.18 Inspections
Randolph County reserves the right to inspect all materials furnished for conformity with the
specifications.


3.19 Non-Collusion
By executing and submitting this bid, the Bidder certifies that his bid is made without reference
to any other bid and without any agreement, understanding, collusion or combination with any
other person in reference to such bidding. As evidence this specification is being followed, the
Anti-Collusion Affidavit shall be completed and included in the RFB.


3.20 Warranty

The successful bidder shall provide manufacturer warranty coverage for the ambulance or rescue
vehicle conversion, which coverage shall, at a minimum include:

       (A) A Limited Warranty on the ambulance conversion: Forty-eight (48) months or 48,000
           miles from date of original purchase.
       (B) Paint: Seven (7) years from date of original purchase.
       (C) Electrical: Six (6) years or 72,000 miles from date of original purchase.
       (D) Modular Body Structural Integrity: Fifteen (15) years from date of original purchase.
       (E) Chassis: warranty on the chassis portion of the completed ambulance or rescue
           vehicle shall be the responsibility of the chassis manufacturer.

The manufacturer shall warrant to the original retail purchaser, for the warranty period that the
ambulance or rescue vehicle shall be free of substantial defects in materials and workmanship,
which are attributed to Warrantor and which arise during the course of normal use and service.
Copies of the of the Warranty Statements shall be included with the bid documents.


3.21 Taxes

Taxes should not be included in the bid quotations for any hardware or software. Any sales tax
items should be listed as a separate item at time of invoicing.




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3.22 Payment

It is the desire of Randolph County to pay promptly. It is the vendor’s responsibility to submit
invoices directly to the Department at the address specified on the Purchase Order as “Ship and
Bill to”.

Invoices shall include Purchase Order number, description of item(s), quantities, unit price,
extended price, freight, state and local taxes, and date of delivery. Invoices not on printed
billheads shall be signed by vendor.

Invoices exceeding the limits established by the Purchase Order or for materials or services not
qualifying under the specifications as ordered, are subject to be disqualified for payment.

Final payment shall be made within 30 days following delivery, inspection and acceptance of the
vehicle(s) and equipment, per these specifications, by Neil Allen, the department head of the
Randolph County Emergency Services Department. If the vehicle(s) are delivered separately,
full payment will be made within 30 days following the vehicle being received, inspected and
found to comply with these procurement specifications.

Vendors must provide tax information to include vendor’s full business name, address, “remit
to” address, and federal tax identification number.


3.23 Minority Business Enterprise
It is the policy of Randolph County to take affirmative action to ensure that minority business
enterprises are given the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to provide the County with
goods and services at competitive prices.


3.24 Indemnification
The successful bidder shall hold the County, to include all Board members and employees,
harmless from all liabilities, obligations, losses, claims, damages, actions, suits, proceedings,
costs, expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that:

a) Arise out of, are connected with, or result directly or indirectly from the successful bidder’s
   failure to perform any of its obligations under this request for bids; or
b) Are a result, of a breach of any of the successful bidder’s warranties. No indemnification
   responsibilities created by this section shall survive and be enforceable after the contract
   between the County and the successful bidder terminates or expires, and they shall be
   terminated only by written agreement of the successful bidder and the County.




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      RANDOLPH COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES
       SPECIFICATIONS EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE VEHICLE

4.0    TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS – CAB-CHASSIS

4.1    General Vehicular Design, Types, and Floor Plan:
       The ambulance and the allied equipment furnished under this specification shall be the
       manufacturer’s current commercial vehicle of the type and class specified. The
       ambulance shall be complete with the operating accessories as specified herein: furnished
       with such modifications and attachments as may be necessary and specified to enable the
       vehicle to function reliably and efficiently in sustained operation, the design of
       replacement and adjustment of component parts and accessories with minimum
       disturbance to other components and systems. The term “heavy duty” as used to describe
       an item, shall mean in excess of the usual quantity, quality or capacity that is normally
       supplied with the standard production vehicle or component.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

4.1.2 The ambulance shall be a TYPE I, Class I, and shall be a chassis furnished with a 2-door
      conventional cab. Chassis shall be suitable for subsequent mounting of a modular
      (containerized), transferable equipped ambulance body conforming to the requirements
      specified herein:

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

4.1.3 The design of the vehicle shall utilize floor plan “A” loading arrangement of patients into
      the patient compartment. All litters shall be loaded into position with the heads of the
      patients forward in the vehicle.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No __

4.2    Vehicle Components, Equipment and Accessories:
       The emergency medical care vehicle, chassis, ambulance body, equipment, devices,
       medical accessories and electronic equipment to be delivered under this contract shall be
       standard commercial products, tested and certified, to meet or exceed the requirements of
       this specification. The vehicle shall comply with all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
       Standards (FMCS) and Federal Regulations applicable or specified for the year of
       manufacture. The chassis, components, and optional items shall be as represented in the
       manufacturer’s current technical data. Also the ambulance body, equipment, and
       accessories shall be as represented in their respective manufacturer’s current technical
       data.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____


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4.3   Materials:
      Materials used in the construction shall be new and not less than the quality conforming
      to current engineering and manufacturing practices. Materials shall be free of defects and
      suitable for the service intended.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

4.4   Vehicle Operation, Performance, and Physical Characteristics:
      The following is a description of the Cab-Chassis that will meet the minimum
      requirements of this specification and it is expressed as minimums. In addition, the
      chassis shall comply with paragraphs 3.4.1 through 3.6.14 of Federal Specification KKK-
      A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

4.5   Chassis Manufacturer and Model Year:
       The Chassis meeting the requirements of this specification is a 2007 or newer DODGE
       (preferred).

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

4.6   Model Physical Characteristics:
      The model type required is a DODGE (preferred) 3500 SLT cab-chassis with “ambulance
      prep package” option #47A and the following specifications. Cab interior is to be SLT
      trim and upholstery is to be Gray.

              DODGE (preferred) Ram 3500
              12,500 lbs. GVWR
              167" Wheelbase, 84" Cab to Axle
              Phoenix polished wheel simulators and lug nut covers shall be provided for all
              wheels.
              Power train: 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel Engine with engine block heater
              Aisin AS686C 6-speed automatic transmission and exhaust brake.


              Axles:        Front Twin-I-Beam, 5,200 lbs. capacity
                            Rear, Full Floating, 9,350 lbs. capacity

              Suspension:   Front stabilizer bar
                            Front coil springs, 5,200 lbs. capacity
                            Rear multi-leaf springs, 9,350 lbs. capacity

              Seats:        Cloth Luxury Captain Chairs with armrest.




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              Ambulance Prep Package: Auxiliary idle control kit
                           220 amp alternator
                           Air Conditioning, Front
                           Passenger Side Air Bag

              Audio:         AM/FM stereo, Single CD Player, Clock

              Additional Options:
                            Adjustable throttle and brake pedals
                            Speed control/tilt steering
                            Dual OEM batteries
                            4.10 Limited slip, extra wide, dual wheel rear axle
                            Dual electric horns
                            Daytime Running Lights
                            Headlight flasher that is DRL compatible
                            Interval select windshield wipers
                            Console with map pockets and radio mounting ability
                            Greater than 35 gallon capacity single fuel tank

                             Gauges: Fuel level, water temperature, oil pressure tachometer,
                             hour meter

                             Interior mirror: Day/night design

                             Seat belts: Color keyed lap and shoulder belts

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

4.7   Height:
      Total height of vehicle to be 106 inches or less.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

4.8   Running Boards:
      Bright finish aluminum diamond plate running boards with grip insert or “punched”
      design shall be installed just under the cab doors for both the driver and passenger. The
      running boards shall be reinforced and braced to handle a minimum of 250 pounds
      without flexing. The forward portion of the running board will incorporate a splash
      shield to protect the front of the modular body from wheel wash.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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5.0    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS
5.1    Electrical System:
       The emergency medical vehicle's electrical system must meet most current KKK-A-
       1822E, Section 3.7.1.

        Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.2   Instrument Console:
       A front console shall be installed to house the switching panel and radio installation.
       Console dimensions shall be 13” high at the highest point with a “slope down” to 9” high
       by 12.5” wide and 28” long. The console shall contain all required switching and
       accommodate additional spare switches. The switch console shall be easily serviced
       through an access panel. The console will incorporate full size Euro-style rocker
       switches with LED on indicators, status indicator lamps, internal mounted throttle
       control, and amp gauge. Smaller size rocker switches are not desired due to the
       awkwardness to select the desired switch during an emergency. The console shall be
       constructed in a fashion to accommodate the computer mount. Alternate dimensions may
       be considered. All switches shall be labeled.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

5.2.1 Front console will be color coordinated to the cab interior. The console shall allow
      sufficient space for the installation of the front control panel(s), siren control head(s),
      warning and/or indicator lights and mobile radio control head(s). The DODGE
      (preferred) auxiliary power control module shall be installed inside the console. There
      shall be two (2) molded drink cup holders that are located between the front bucket seats.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

5.3   Patient Compartment Controls:
      All switches and controls for the patient compartment, shall be located on a service panel
      in the action area, angled slightly toward the rear of the vehicle. These switches shall be
      of the same design and construction as found in the driver's control console. These
      switches shall not be activated unless the "MASTER" switch in the driver's console is in
      the "ON" position for better visibility by working attendant.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____




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5.4   Warning Indicators:
      The electrical system shall incorporate a warning light panel in the driver's console. It
      shall provide indicator lights for showing whether patient compartment door(s) and/or,
      side and rear doors are open. This shall be a flashing RED light. There shall be an
      exterior compartment "door-open" warning light. This shall be a flashing AMBER light
      of the same size.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.5   Wiring Installation:
      The ambulance body and accessory electrical equipment shall be served by circuit(s)
      separate and distinct from the vehicle chassis circuits. All wiring provided by the
      ambulance manufacturer shall be copper and conform to all the SAE J1292 requirements
      and shall have type GXL "cross linked" high temperature polyethylene or better
      insulation rated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and conforming to SAE J1127 and J1128. An
      “as-built” wiring schematic shall be included. Generic wiring schematic plans will not be
      accepted.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.5.1 Wiring shall be permanently color coded to identify wires. Wires shall be permanently
      ink embossed with both number and function codes. The function code shall be the
      "descriptive" name of the circuit served. The number code shall be the exact purpose of
      that circuit. This number code shall be completely referenced in a detailed wiring
      schematic provided with the vehicle. The function and number code shall be embossed at
      a minimum of 4 inch intervals the entire length of the wire.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.5.2 Wiring shall be routed in conduit or high temperature looms with a rating of 300 degrees
      Fahrenheit where necessary to protect it. All added wiring shall be located in accessible,
      enclosed, and protected locations and kept at least six inches away from the exhaust
      system components. Electrical wiring and components shall not terminate in the oxygen
      storage compartment except for the oxygen controlled solenoid, compartment light, and
      switch plunger. All wiring passing through an oxygen compartment shall be routed in
      rigid conduit. All conduits, looms, and wiring shall be secured to the body or frame with
      insulated metal cable straps in order to prevent sagging and movement which results in
      chafing, pinching, snagging or any other damage. All apertures on the vehicle shall be
      properly grommeted and sealed for passing wiring and conform to SAE 1292. All items
      used for protecting or securing the wiring shall be appropriate for the specific application
      and be standard automotive, aircraft, marine or electronic hardware.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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5.5.3 No splices shall be permitted except for connection of "OEM pigtail-type" devices. Butt
      splices are permitted for connection of OEM pigtail devices. All connectors shall be UL
      approved. Connection shall be machine applied to UL standards. The use of insulation
      displacement type connectors, such as scotch lock type fasteners is NOT
      ACCEPTABLE.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.5.4 The various wiring installations as supplied with this vehicle shall be of the automotive
      "harness: design. For ease of identification and future replacement these harnesses shall
      be engineered and manufactured in the following sections:


                      1.     Engine compartment harness.
                      2.     Driver's control console harness.
                      3.     Electrical component panel harness.
                      4.     Main module harness.
                      5.     Chassis rear lighting harness.
                      6.     Printed circuit board

       These five (5) harnesses is the minimum requirement, please explain on the "exceptions"
       page (12.1) if the vehicle you are bidding contains less. This Agency is extremely
       concerned with the availability of future replacement harnesses.

       THE MANUFACTURER OF THE AMBULANCE BID SHALL NOT
       SUBCONTRACT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE HARNESSES. SPECIAL
       NOTICE TO BIDDERS. This requirement is made to insure this Agency of the
       manufacturer's ability to control warranty and replace the aforementioned harnesses in a
       timely manner.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.6   Wiring Criteria:
      All wiring devices, switches, outlets, etc., except circuit breakers, shall be rated to carry
      at least 125% of the maximum ampere load for which the circuit is protected. There shall
      be a master electrical component panel located in the ambulance. It is preferred that this
      panel be mounted on or near the bulkhead of the patient compartment. Standard circuit
      breakers, relays, and diodes shall be mounted on a printed circuit panel and shall be
      easily accessible through a door or hatch. All components on the circuit board are to be
      permanently labeled as to their function.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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5.7   Printed Circuit Board:
      The printed circuit board shall be designed and manufactured as follows: A screen
      printed board with all circuits fully numbered and labeled. The circuit board shall be a
      double-sided copper trace printed circuit board with a double-sided laminated isolator.
      The board shall be non-photo-imaginable solder mask over bare copper with hot air
      leveled solder over non-masked copper. The board traces shall be three ounce copper
      panel. Fuse capacity is the beginning factor in calculating trace width to ensure proper
      current carrying capability. The circuits shall then be oversized as much as space permits
      for maximum cooling of the board. All holes shall be plated through. The terminal strips
      shall be mounted on the board for connection of above mentioned wiring harnesses. LED
      diagnostic shall be included.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.7.1 The printed circuit board shall incorporate visual onboard diagnostics for input, output,
      and switching circuits for troubleshooting at a glance.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.8    Circuit Board Certification:
       The printed circuit board shall meet NEMA GRADE FR-4, UL-94-V-0, and
       MIL-P-12949F/4B specifications.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.9   Electrical Generating System:
      The ambulance shall be equipped with the OEM supplied dual alternators.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.10 Engine Automatic High-Idle Speed Control:
     Automatic Engine shall be OEM supplied High-Idle Speed Control via parking brake..

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____

5.12 Voltmeter or Voltage Monitor:
     It shall be a OEM digital voltmeter.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?        Yes _____ No _____




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5.13   Battery System:
       The vehicle shall be supplied with a two (2) 12 volt battery system. Both the primary and
       secondary OEM batteries shall remain in place (under hood mount)..

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.13.1 The battery system shall be wired in accordance with Federal Specification KKK-A-
       1822E per figure 5 drawing. The system must meet SAEJ541 for starter circuit voltage
       drop for heavy duty applications. No exceptions will be accepted.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


5.14   Internal 12 Volt DC Power:
       The patient compartment shall be furnished with a 12 volt DC, 20 ampere capacity,
       separately protected circuit, with one (1) cigar lighter style outlet and one (1) military
       style three prong outlet. This circuit shall also include a (low voltage drop) "Schottky"
       diode to isolate medical equipment batteries from any electrical loads imposed by the
       remainder of the ambulance electrical systems. The circuit shall be protected by a 20
       amp manual reset style circuit breaker.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.14.1 The Schottky diode shall be heat-sink mounted with an inverse voltage rating of at least
       45 volts. It must also be rated to carry the maximum short circuit current until the circuit
       breaker opens.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.15   Master Module Disconnect Switch or Device:
       This device or switch shall be located on the driver's compartment console and shall be
       backlit with permanent label.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.16   115 Volt AC Utility Power:
       AC Utility Power must meet most current KKK-A-1822E or current revision.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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5.17   Utility Power Connector:
       The outlet shall be located over the intermediate compartment on the street side. The
       power connector shall be rated for 20 amperes and shall be non-twist lock style. The
       plug shall be auto-eject style. The ejection must be through the ignition.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.18   Electrical 115 Volt AC Receptacles:
       The patient compartment shall be furnished with a pair of 2 wire plus ground duplex 115
       volt AC receptacles. Receptacles shall be near flush, vertically mounted. One outlet shall
       be located on the primary patient action wall and the other shall be located in the right
       front cabinet / storage area. Both outlets shall be at least 31 cm (12 in.) from any oxygen
       outlet. An indicator shall be located within each 115 volt AC receptacle as a line monitor
       indicating a live (hot) circuit. The receptacles shall be labeled with the following: “115
       VOLT AC.”

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


5.19 Electromagnetic Radiation and Suppression:
     Electromagnetic radiation and suppression must meet most current KKK-A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.20   Load Manager Device:
       A solid state controller which will sequentially switch "ON" seven relays at 1/2 second
       intervals shall be installed. The controller will be activated by a "Master Control" switch
       located on the front console. Likewise, turning the "Master Control" switch "OFF"
       sequentially deenergizes the loads at 1/2 second intervals. In addition, the controller will
       monitor the vehicle's battery voltage. When electrical loads exceed the alternator output,
       the load manager shall automatically de-energize up to 5 circuits as necessary to maintain
       the system voltage. A Load Manager indicator light shall be furnished on the front
       console to indicate when the Load Manager is both ON and when it is in the Load
       Reduce Mode.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

5.21   Battery Charger:
       Minimum of 30 AMP battery charging system wired to shore power system.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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6.0    VEHICLE LIGHTING AND WARNING REQUIREMENTS

6.1    Vehicle Exterior Lighting Requirements:
       The basic exterior ambulance lighting shall comply to FMVSS Standard No. 108 and the
       requirements herein and include: amber front and rear directional signals and hazard
       warning lights, front and rear side marker lights, backup light(s), loading light(s),
       clearance lights, ambulance emergency lights, floodlights, and spotlight(s). They shall be
       so designed as to provide easy bulb replacement. They shall also function as a turn signal
       indicator as described in Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E. All DOT marker and
       courtesy lights shall be LED type. Rear brake lights shall be Whelen 600 series with
       flange, red LED maximum with signal alert pattern. Rear turn signals shall be Whelen
       600 series with flange LED amber turn arrow with sequential pattern. Rear back-up
       lights shall be Whelen 600 series halogen with clear lenses. Lights shall be placed above
       the rear kick plate centered with the brake light on top, turn signal light center, and back-
       up light on the bottom. Lights shall be placed 2” apart.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

6.2    Emergency Lighting System:
       The emergency lighting system must provide the vehicle with 360 degrees of visual
       warning conspicuity. The system must display highly perceptible and attention-getting
       signals that function in a modal system and convey the message in the PRIMARY
       MODE - "Clear the Right-of-Way" and in the SECONDARY MODE - "Hazard Vehicle
       Stopped on Right-of-Way".

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

6.2.1 The front five LED’s across the upper level below the horizontal roofline shall be Whelen
      900 Series smart linear LED provided, configuration shall be red, clear/red (split), clear
      (center), read/clear (split) and red going from left to right facing the ambulance box.
      There shall be two (2) red Whelen 900 Series Smart linear LED on each upper side front
      and rear of the box. The rear shall consist of two (2) Whelen 900 Series Smart linear
      LED red in upper outer corners, amber in upper center and two (2) additional red/amber
      split below the outer red lights. There are a total of fourteen (14) Whelen 900 Series
      Smart linear LED. Whelen 700 series with flange linear smart LED grill and intersection
      lights with two (2) red/clear grill LED’s located at least 30 inches above the ground,
      below bottom edge of the windshield and will be laterally separated by at least 18 inches,
      measured from centerline to centerline of each lamp. Four (4) intersection lights shall be
      provided (2 on each side). Two (2) Whelen 700 series with flange linear smart LED
      red/clear lights mounted on the front fenders of the chassis as far forward as possible.
      Whelen 700 series with flange linear smart LED red lights shall be mounted centered
      over the rear wheels on both sides of the modular ambulance box. These lights shall
      function in a dual mode system as shown in KKK_1822-E and meet the physical and
      photometric requirements of the same document. Doors, auxiliary lights, or siren(s) shall


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       not obstruct these warning lights. All warning lights furnished shall be mounted to
       project their highest effective intensity beams on the horizontal axis. Power supply will
       be provided, with highest wattage to provide for operation of emergency lighting. All
       warning lights shall have clear lenses. All warning lights shall be Whelen smart linear
       LED’s. All upper zone warning lights (14) shall be Whelen 900 Series Smart linear
       LED’s with clear lenses. All lower zone, grill, and intersection lights shall be Whelen
       700 Series Smart linear LED’s with clear lenses. All warning lights shall have double
       flash pattern. Grill lights shall be mounted in a manner not to impede air flow.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.3    Flood and Loading Lights (Exterior):
       Flood and loading lights shall not be less than 75" above the ground and shall not be
       obstructed by open doors. Floodlights shall be located on the left and right sides of the
       ambulance and be firmly fastened to the body surfaces below the roof line. The lamp(s)
       H-V shall be projected downward at an angle of 13 degrees from the horizontal plane.
       This shall be accomplished by using lens inserts or housings.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.3.1 Side Floodlights: There shall be two (2) Whelen 900 Series, scene lights with a 13º
      downward angle on the light beam on each side of the modular body. The downward
      angle may be accomplished by the use of an insert behind the lens. Floodlight switches
      shall be located on the cab console and control each side independently. Scene lights and
      load lights are to be active when vehicle is in reverse.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.3.2 Rear Load Lights: There shall be two (2) Whelen 900 Series scene lights with a 26º
      downward angle on the light beam on each side of the modular body. The downward
      angle may be accomplished by the use of an insert behind the lens. The loading light(s)
      shall be provided above the rear doors and shall illuminate the area surrounding the back
      loading door(s). Loading lights shall automatically be activated when the rear door(s) are
      opened and shall be incorporated with FMVSS backup lighting system.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.4    Vehicle Interior Lighting:
       The basic interior ambulance lighting configuration shall be designed to minimize
       electrical loads and include: a driver's compartment dome light, instrument panel lights,
       master switch panel and console light(s). Lighting shall be designed and located so that
       no glare is reflected into the driver's eyes or his line of vision from the switch control
       panels or other areas that are illuminated while the vehicle is in motion. The patient
       compartment dome lighting shall be sufficient at the step well, and the control panel shall
       be clearly visible or separately illuminated.
       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____


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6.5    Patient Compartment Illumination:
       The patient compartment shall be provided with seven (7) overhead "dual-intensity"
       incandescent lights. There shall be four (4) lights located over the "primary patient" area
       and three (3) over the squad bench. There shall also be five (5) fluorescent lights. These
       lights shall have three (3) mounted over the primary patient area, and two (2) mounted
       over the bench area. These lights shall be mounted into the patient compartment
       fiberglass headliner and shall not protrude into the patient compartment. These lights
       must be bolted through tapping plates embedded in the fiberglass headliner. The
       overhead lights shall have two (2) levels of illumination. The use of fluorescent lights for
       primary patient compartment illumination is not acceptable due to RF emissions that can
       affect the operation of medical and telemetry equipment. Bulbs must be standard 1157.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.5.1 The attendant shall be able to control these lighting levels from the patient compartment
      console. The dual level lighting shall work together or may be separately selected from
      side to side. The dual level feature shall be activated by rocker type switches located in
      the attendant's control panel.

       When either the curb side or rear door(s) are opened, the four (4) lights over PRIMARY
       PATIENT area shall be automatically activated in the low intensity mode. The lights
       over the squad bench shall not light automatically to conserve power. A fluorescent light
       switch shall be mounted at the rear of the patient compartment on the right side
       accessible from ground level, recessed into the wall.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.5.2 In addition to the overhead lighting, a 12 volt DC fluorescent light with integral switch
      shall be provided in the attendant's work or "action" area. A step-well LED light shall be
      provided in the curb side door entry and shall be automatically activated when either the
      curb side or rear patient doors are opened.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.6    Exterior Compartment Lights:
       Lighting for exterior storage compartments shall be accomplished utilizing 2” white
       Whelen LED #TOCOACCR compartment, low wattage, factory sealed, recess mounted
       lights, activated by standard automotive plunger and sleeve type, self-adjusting door jamb
       switches.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

6.6.1 To provide adequate compartment illumination, one (1) additional compartment light
      shall be furnished whenever an adjustable shelf is provided in the compartment.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


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7.0   CAB-BODY DRIVER COMPARTMENT AND EQUIPMENT


7.1   Driver’s Compartment, Cab-Body Structure:
      Driver’s Compartment and Cab-Body Structure shall be as required by paragraph 3.9.1
      of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E or most recent revision.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.2   Cab-Body Provisions:
      The ambulance cab shall meet the requirements listed under section 3.0 of this
      specification as well as paragraph 3.9.2 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.3   Cab Compartment Driver and Assistant Seat:
      The cab shall be provided with bucket seats with lap and shoulder harness for both driver
      and passenger. The seats shall be frame constructed with cushioned springs or foam
      rubber, padded and upholstered to provide maximum riding comfort.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.4   Controls and Operating Mechanism:
      All cab controls and operating mechanisms shall meet the requirements of paragraph
      3.9.4 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.5   Outside Rearview Mirrors:
      The vehicle mirrors should be firmly secured, vibration less rear view mirrors totaling at
      least 125 square inches. All mirror head faces shall be independently adjustable with
      electronic interior control.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____




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7.6   Bumpers and Steps:
      The chassis manufacturer's standard bumper shall be furnished on the front of the cab.
      The rear bumper and step assembly shall be a single unit constructed of 10 gauge steel
      "C" formed channel and .100 inch thick aluminum diamond plate. The center step of the
      bumper assembly shall be designed to allow it to "Flip" up out of the way for easier
      loading of the patient. This step shall be open grate material or “punched” to meet the
      requirements of KKK-A-1822E.

       A stainless steel hinge with a center pin diameter of at least .250 inch shall be used to
      attach the "flip" up section of the rear step to the main rear bumper assembly. This
      bumper assembly shall be bolted to supports that have been welded to the chassis frame.
      There shall be eye-beam constructive skid plates mounted as part of the frame of the
      bumper. This assembly shall be bolted to the frame of the chassis with a minimum of
      5/8" Grade 8 bolts. There shall be at least one-half inch clearance between the bumper
      assembly and the rear of the modular body to allow water drainage.

      Above the bumper assembly and below the rear doors, there shall be full length riser of
      aluminum diamond plate for a protective kick panel. The kick panel shall be securely
      fastened with solid mandrel; aluminum drive rivets and run the full rear width of the
      module. Screws or "pop" rivets are not acceptable.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.7   Fenders:
      Stainless steel fenderettes shall be provided around the rear wheel wells to provide
      protection against wheel wash. A gasket shall be placed between the fender and the
      body of the vehicle.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____

7.8   Undercoating:
      Underside of chassis and modular box shall be undercoated per DODGE (preferred)
      chassis guidelines.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____




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8.0   VEHICLE BODY AND PATIENT AREA
8.1   Body Accommodations:
      The ambulance body and patient compartment shall be sufficient in size to meet the
      requirements of paragraph 3.10.1 Federal Specification KKK-A- 1822E. The interior
      layout shall be such that a technician can administer life support treatments to at least one
      person during transit.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.2   Attendant Seating:
      Seating for the attendant shall consist of an adjustable contoured “high back” padded
      bucket seat with child seat and integrated seatbelt system. Seat shall be gray in color.
      Seat shall be mounted on an approved base and include a locking narcotic storage
      compartment. Door shall be hinged on the bottom. Door shall be on the occupants left
      side when seated. Key shall be provided corresponding with the lock.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.3   Patient Compartment Interior Dimensional Parameters:
      The patient compartment of the ambulance shall meet the following minimum
      requirements:

             Length: Length measured from the bulkhead to the inside edge of
             the rear doors at the floor shall be at least 143”. There shall be at
             least 25 inches and not more than 30 inches of clear space at the
             head of the primary patient, measured from the face of the backrest
             of the attendant’s seat to the forward edge of the style 1 cot.

             Width: The width of the patient compartment, after the
             installation of the cabinets, shall provide at least 44 ¾” between
             the left wall and the face of the squad bench.

             Height: The patient compartment shall provide at least 66” of
             height over the primary patient care area measured from floor to
             ceiling.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement? Yes _____ No _____

8.4   General Body Construction:
      It is the intention of these specifications to require that the ambulance modular body shall
      be all aluminum, all welded construction with a minimum thickness of .125. No rivets,
      screws, or other fasteners shall be used for the attachment of any structural member
      sheets.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____


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8.4.1 The exterior of the body shall be constructed utilizing a full six-sided box framework
      with a combination of high strength 6061-T6 and 6063-T6 alloy aluminum. The exterior
      body shall have an outer surface of aluminum sheet with a temper and alloy of 5052-H32
      for strength, weld integrity and corrosion resistance. The body side and roof skins must
      be one-piece sheets to maximize integrity against dust, toxic fume, cracking and moisture
      penetration.

       The roof and side skins shall be installed utilizing a non-hardening industrial grade
       adhesive bond that will additionally act as a shock absorber against vibration between the
       skins and the body framework. These skins shall also be welded to the interlocking
       extrusion framework members at the outer perimeter of the sheets.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.2 Roof shall be constructed of a single aluminum sheet. The roof sheet shall be completely
      perimeter welded to the extruded roof assembly.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.3 Roof substructure assembly shall consist of four (4) perimeter roof rail double hollow
      extrusions and lateral roof bows. The roof rail extrusions shall be hollow 6063-T6
      aluminum. An integrated roof sheet recess shall be incorporated to create a smooth
      transition from the one-piece roof sheet to the perimeter drip rail. The perimeter drip rail
      shall be extruded as a design feature of the roof rail extrusion. The roof rail extrusion
      shall overlay the side skin by 1/2". The roof skin must be full seam welded to the
      perimeter roof extrusion.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.4 Lateral roof bows shall be 2" x 2" x .125" square aluminum extrusions 6061-T6. The
      structural members shall be located to support the roof skin on maximum 14" between
      roof bows. The roof bows shall interconnect with the roof rails and be continuously
      welded at all contact points.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.5 Finished roof shall incorporate a machine rolled crown of not less than 1.5" in height to
      provide additional strength to resist crushing and to allow water run-off.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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8.4.6 Vertical corners of the modular body shall be constructed of 6063-T6 extruded aluminum
      double hollow corner posts that are specifically designed to provide added material
      thickness at all points of stress and provide for secure interlocking of attached structures
      for added strength. This extruded post is designed with a unique 45 degree angled
      appearance while maintaining very high strength and impact energy absorption.
      Integrated DOT marker lights shall be included in the corners, with warning light LED
      upgrade, front corners amber, and rear corners red.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.7 Side assemblies shall be reinforced utilizing aluminum 2" x 2" architectural box tubing.
      The aluminum shall be 6061-T6. The side structures shall frame a perimeter around door
      opening. Intermediate skin stiffeners shall be located to preclude skin deformation.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.8 Additional structural integrity shall be obtained through the use of gusset plates at all
      contact points between the corner assembly and the roof perimeter. Gusset plates shall be
      .250 inch aluminum and shall be welded at all contact points.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.9 The ambulance body as a unit shall be designed and constructed to provide impact
      resistance. The manufacturer must provide documentation that the body being bid meets
      the Static Load Test Code for Ambulance Body Structure, AMD Standard 001.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.4.10 This Agency is extremely concerned with purchasing the vehicle from a manufacturer
       who can provide the necessary service after the sale with a minimum of confusion. With
       this in mind, this vehicle shall be constructed with the exception of the chassis, by the
       prime (second stage manufacturer) contractor. This shall be especially true of the
       modular body. This clause will apply to any type of subcontract, lease, rental or any other
       similar arrangement. The Bidder may be required by this Agency to prove compliance
       with this requirement. No exceptions shall be taken to this requirement since this Agency
       will not accept the above mentioned modular body warranty from a manufacturer who is
       not the builder of the body.

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8.5    Vehicle Body Structure:
       All parts of the ambulance body, as specified in paragraph 3.10.6, page 19 of Federal
       Specification KKK-A-1822E, shall, where applicable, be of welded construction. Where
       fasteners are used in such areas as hinge attachment, hardware attachment, etc., the
       fasteners shall be ceramic coated aluminum or stainless steel and shall be dipped or
       coated with corrosion prevention product known as ECK®.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.5.1 Metal tapping plates shall be welded to the body or framing to secure the installation of
      equipment such as: cabinets, benches, partitions, cylinders, cot fastener, etc. The body
      and panel joints shall be watertight and all openings between the chassis and occupant
      compartment shall be sealed.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.5.2 In addition to the drip rail found in the roof extrusion, there shall be a drip rail over each
      exterior compartment door. These drip rails shall be attached in such a manner as to
      provide quick and easy replacement. They shall not be riveted or screwed in place and
      shall be bright finish. Screwed-on drip rails are unacceptable because the likelihood of
      electrolysis is greatly increased.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.5.3 Vehicle shall be provided with skirt line trim rails. The rails shall be installed along the
      lower edge of the body skirt. The rails shall be made of aluminum diamond plate to
      match the rear diamond plate riser kick panel. Nylon spacers shall be used to install the
      skirt rails slightly off the modular body to facilitate cleaning of vehicle.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.6    Body Mounting:
       The modular body shall be attached to the vehicle utilizing 1" x 3" aluminum sill plates.
       The modular floor structure shall be welded to these sill plates. Any method of mounting
       the body which could void the chassis warranty is not acceptable.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.6.1 The mounting system shall not cause any chassis frame deformation. At all mounting
      locations a double compression, neoprene rubber "shock absorbing" device shall isolate
      the modular body from chassis vibrations. The modular body and sill plates shall be
      attached to frame using 5/8" mounts with the vibration isolator attachment point
      approximately 1.65" from the frame weld.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____


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8.7    Doors:
       The modular body shall be provided with two (2) door openings. A forward hinged
       single door shall be located on the curb side of the body. The door shall provide an
       opening of 30 inches wide x 69 inches high. The door shall be fitted with a dual spring
       reciprocating hold/closure device with stainless steel push rod. All doors shall have full
       length hinges. Attendant side door shall be installed with Cleveland style door spring.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.7.1 Rear doors shall provide an opening of not less than 54" in height and 44 ¾" inches in
      width. All doors shall be attached using minimum ¼" 20 stainless steel hex bolt with
      stainless steel piano hinges with a pin of at least .250 inch in diameter. The hinge must
      be slotted to provide field adjustments. The corrosion prevention product known as
      ECK® shall be applied to the hinge and hinge mounting bolts before installation and
      shall have hold open cast grabber and allow maximum opening.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.7.2 Outer face of the doors and the door edges shall be formed from one sheet of 5052-H32
      alloy aluminum. The door shall be flush with the body side. The outer skin shall be .125
      and shall be continuously welded to the inner door frame. The inner door frame shall be
      .125 inches/.250 inches of 6063 T-6 alloy aluminum extrusion. The extrusion shall
      extend around the entire inner perimeter of the door skin. Where the frame corners join,
      each corner shall be welded to prevent pulling apart.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.7.3 The interior surface of the patient compartment doors (rear and curb side) shall be a
      bright finish, full length, tread plate. The door panels shall be designed to allow removal
      without disturbing the door latching hardware. Smooth panels shall run the full width of
      the doors above and below the handles and be able to accept reflective material. Door
      panels must be flush fitting not overlay. Doors using pliable materials such as plastic or
      upholstery are prohibited and are not acceptable due to greater risk of contamination by
      blood born pathogens through stitching or when cut or torn. Reflective material must be
      applied to the inside center portion of attendant door and both rear doors running above
      and below interior handles.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.7.4 Patient and compartment door frames shall be provided with an extruded rubber seal
      system consisting of a custom hollow cell bulb gasket to provide maximum seal against
      outside weather, dust and fumes. The gasket shall insert into a designed groove in the
      inner door extrusion. Glued on seals that are mounted to the compartment openings are
      unacceptable as they will easily be torn by loading and unloading of stored equipment.




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       The three (3) patient compartment doors shall be fitted with stainless steel, flush fit, large
       "automotive style" hardware that will easily accommodate the gloved hand when
       opening. The patient compartment doors shall be provided with a keyed lock and the rear
       doors shall be lockable from the inside without a key per FMVSS. Both rear doors shall
       have exterior handles accessible from the rear.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.7.5 Locking hardware shall be flush fit on the inside of the patient compartment doors as well
      as the outside. The interior door pans of the exterior compartments shall be bright
      aluminum diamond plate. Each of the three (3) patient compartment doors shall be
      equipped with an anodized aluminum frame upper window with a total viewing area of at
      least 250 square inches per door.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.8    Door Latches, Hinges and Hardware:
       When the doors are opened, the hinges, latches and door checks shall not protrude into
       the access area. All patient compartment doors shall employ the same type locking
       hardware. All door latches shall comply with requirements of FMVSS 206.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.8.1 Locking devices shall be two-stage rotary latches and shall be FMVSS. Where
      applicable, there shall be two door latches, one at the top and one at the bottom,
      controlled by a single locking handle. The latches shall lock into an adjustable "Nader"
      type pin located in the door frame. The Nader will utilize a captive nut to provide
      adjustment and replacement without loss of the nut plate. The locking system shall be
      actuated from the locking handle by metal push rods.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.8.2 All door handles shall be flush, large "automotive style" hardware that will easily
      accommodate the gloved hand when opening. On the curb side and rear doors, the inside
      handles shall be equipped with an inside door lock. All exterior storage compartments
      and module entry doors shall be lockable with the same key.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.8.2.1 All entry doors shall have horizontal aluminum reinforcements both welded and bolted
        through the extruded door frame. All entry doors will have closed cell block foam
        insulation.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____




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8.8.3 Grab Handles:
       Handicapped style grab handles shall be provided on each patient door. Each handle
      shall be constructed of 1" stainless steel and shall be in an "L" shape to give both low and
      high level support. The handles shall be securely bolted into tapping plates installed
      within the door frame.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


8.9    Floor:
       The floor shall be at the lowest level permitted by clearances, but not more than 33 inches
       from the ground. The floor structure shall consist of a minimum of 2" x 2" x .125"
       structural box section 6061-T6 aluminum. The finished floor assembly shall be securely
       welded to the wall structures and exterior compartments. All critical load points shall be
       reinforced with 1/4 inch x 3 x 4 gusset plates. Above the floor channels, there shall be an
       aluminum moisture shield .050 inches thick.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.9.1 A top floor shall be of seven ply ¾" boat grade plywood, sanded both sides with no
      voids, and shall be installed over the moisture barrier. The plywood shall be marine resin
      coated prior to installation to prevent warping due to ambient moisture absorption. The
      plywood floor shall be one piece from the bulkhead to the rear doors between the patient
      door steeple and squad bench and extend under the street side cabinets. The plywood
      floor shall be securely anchored to the floor sub structure with ¼" UNF machine by two
      and one half inch screws.

       The flooring shall extend the full length and width of the patient compartment including
       the space under the cabinets. Flooring shall be slip and blood borne pathogen resistant.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.9.2 The entire underside of the modular body shall be sealed. All hollow structural shapes or
      cavities shall be sealed utilizing approved expandable foam insulation.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.9.3 The rear patient access shall be equipped with an exterior aluminum threshold mount to
      the lower door jam. This threshold will protect bottom door jam when loading one-man
      cot. In addition, the rear patient floor shall have a 14 gauge stainless steel cot protector

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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8.10   Floor Coverings:
       The patient compartment floor covering shall be impervious vinyl, "no-wax" type
       material installed in a manner to eliminate voids and recesses. Floor shall be of a "roll-
       up" design that is rolled up and under the edge of the side cabinets and squad bench. This
       installation method eliminates the visible floor trim that can collect contaminants and
       allow body fluids to seep behind trim pieces. This roll-up is to also form a threshold to
       prevent fluids on the patient area floor from contaminating the cab area. The covering
       shall be Lonplate II tread plate design.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.11   Step well (side door):
       The curb side door step well shall be automatically lit when the side or rear doors are
       opened. The step well shall be finished with highly polished aluminum diamond plate.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.12   Windows:
       There shall be a window in each of the three patient compartment access doors. The
       window frame shall be of an extruded aluminum design with a protective anodized finish.
       Windows shall be tinted.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.13   Insulation:
       The "second stage" manufacturer shall supply an insulating material that is nonflammable
       with a Class A, Class 1 fire rating. It shall be certified to meet the smoke and
       flammability requirements of FMVSS 302. The insulation shall be 3.5" thick, high
       temperature resistant unfaced fiberglass insulation that has an R-12 thermal rating.
       Fiberglass insulation has proven to be a much better sound and thermal barrier over other
       materials due to the confined areas that it is installed in.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.14   Interior Surfaces:
       All vertical edges of cabinets shall be of a radius/rolled finish design to free the interior
       of the patient's compartment of all sharp edges or projections. The counter top of the
       action area and telemetry area will be covered with a vacuum formed ABS insert.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____




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8.14.1 The finish of the entire patient's compartment, including storage cabinets and equipment,
       shall be impervious to soap and water, disinfectants, mildew and shall be fire resistant as
       per FMVSS 302. Upholstered cushions shall be a minimum of 32 ounce nylon reinforced
       commercial vinyl material. Cushions shall be fabricated in a manner to eliminate
       exposed welting, thus eliminating areas where contaminated fluids can collect. Cushions
       with welting or beaded seams will not be accepted due to increased risk of body fluid
       penetration. Interior color selection shall be made by the Agency from samples provided
       by the successful Bidder for interior components, including upholstery.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?              Yes _____ No _____

8.14.2 Patient Headliner:
       The interior patient compartment headliner (ceiling) shall be constructed of fiberglass
       with no visible seams. The use of non-hardened material for the headliner is not
       acceptable due to increased risk of cutting the liner allowing body fluid penetration. The
       headliner shall contain the IV hooks with Velcro retention straps, overhead grab rail, and
       overhead lighting. The grab rail shall be recessed and not protrude into the patient
       compartment. The headliner shall be smooth and white in color. All hardware
       attachment through head metal shall be backed with aluminum plating.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?              Yes _____ No _____

8.15   Exterior Storage Accommodations:
       Exterior storage accommodations shall be as per the following chart. The exterior
       compartments shall be lockable with one key fitting all doors. The compartments shall
       be equipped with handle and door locks as described in paragraph 5.8. Each exterior
       compartment shall be provided with a light that is activated when the door is opened. A
       "Door Open" indicator light shall be automatically activated on the driver's console when
       any exterior door is opened. All shelves (adjustable or fixed) in exterior compartments,
       including “ALS” compartment, shall be made of formed aluminum diamond plate with
       1” lip on all sides. Adjustable shelves shall be mounted to uni-strut tracks in the four (4)
       corners of the shelf. All exterior compartment doors (excluding attendants’ side entry
       door) shall be installed with gas shock openers.

           Location         Interior Dimensions                 Storage             Shelves
       Curbside Front          67" H x 18" W                Inside / Outside   (2) Adjustable
        (ALS)                (exterior dimension)                              (1) Fixed
       Curbside            22" H x 23" W x 19" D                                N/A
       Intermediate
       Curbside Rear       80" H x 14" W x 19" D             Spine Boards      Rent. Strap
       Street Side front   62" H x 16" W x 19"D                   02           N/A
       Street Side         39" H x 35" W x 19" D                               (1) Adjustable
       Intermediate
       Street Side Rear                                                        (1) Adjustable

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?              Yes _____ No _____


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8.15.1 Exterior compartments shall be all welded construction using .090 thick aluminum and
       shall be fully finished with a chip resistant, bacteriostatic, anti- fungal/mildew resistant
       finish. The compartments shall be welded the full length of the seams and be completely
       water tight. The floor of the exterior compartments shall be at least 2" below the lower
       door frame lip to help prevent equipment from falling out should a door not be closed.
       Each compartment floor will have at least three (3) support structures consisting of 1.25 x
       1 x 2 6061-T6 rectangular tubing welded to the underside. All compartments shall have a
       stainless steel threshold. Spine board compartment shall have 1.5” W metal retention
       band mounted 12” from the top of the compartment.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.15.2 All exterior compartments will be vented above the floor line with machine punched
       louvers.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


8.16   Interior Storage Accommodations:
       The interior of the patient compartment shall provide but shall not be limited to a
       minimum volume of 30 cubic feet of enclosed cabinets. Interior cabinet, shelf and
       compartment space shall be conveniently located for medical supplies, devices or other
       equipment. All interior cabinets shall be fully lined inside with white high pressure
       plastic laminate. Builder shall provide interior cabinets and exterior compartments
       individual dimensions and layout drawing prior to approval. No “generic” drawings will
       be accepted.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.16.1 Location of Medical Equipment and Supplies:
       The equipment and supplies necessary for airway care, artificial ventilation, oxygenation
       and suction shall be within easy reach of the technician at the head of the stretcher.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.17   Interior Cabinet Construction:
       The interior cabinets and components shall be constructed of Formaldehyde free, ¾"
       seven ply special boat grade plywood. The exposed layers shall be hard wood on both
       sides of the sheet and at least 99% void free. Cabinet cases shall be made from at least
       ½" five ply plywood.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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8.17.2 Cabinet interiors shall be laminated with white, high impact, abrasion resistant laminated
       plastic. Cabinet exteriors shall be laminated with color coordinated, high impact, and
       abrasion resistant laminated plastic. The laminate adhesive shall be a high bond contact
       adhesive.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.18   Storage Compartments and Cabinet Design:
       Storage cabinets, drawers, and kits shall be easily opened but shall not come open in
       transit. For rapid identification of contents, medical supply cabinets above the litter
       patients, shall have shatterproof, transparent or lightly tinted, sliding doors provided with
       low profile handles. Storage compartments shall be divided into sections, shelves shall be
       adjustable, drawers shall be marine style slide or tilt, and all shall be removable. Sliding
       doors for cabinets designed to carry lightweight items such as dressings, bandages, etc.
       shall automatically latch or be fitted with friction holding devices when in a closed
       position. Other compartments designed to carry heavier items such as first aid and drug
       kits, portable and spare oxygen bottles, suction units, etc. shall have positively locked
       latches that are bolted to the door and the door frame structure and are designed to remain
       closed in an accident, including rollovers. Use of sheet metal or wood screws is not
       acceptable. Side cabinet shelves shall be no more than 20" in depth, when located above
       the vehicle belt level. Storage compartments, cabinets, and support equipment area
       interior surfaces shall be finished in accordance with 3.10.17. To preclude injury, in the
       event of an accident, all cabinets shall be firmly anchored (bolted or welded) to tapping
       plates of the body structure (3.10.6).

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.18.1 Storage for the main oxygen cylinder (see 3.12.1) shall be accessible for replacement
       from an outside position. The oxygen compartment shall be provided with at least a 58
       sq. cm (9 sq. in.) louvered device to dissipate/vent leaking oxygen to the outside of the
       ambulance. Oxygen cylinder compartment shall not be utilized for storage of any other
       equipment. Any wiring and electrical devices within this compartment shall comply with
       3.7.2. Oxygen cylinder(s) shall be mounted with stainless steel oxygen bottle retention
       straps as required for the crash worthiness tests of AMD Standard 003, Oxygen Tank
       Retention System. The compartment will be designed with sweep out floor to facilitate
       loading and unloading oxygen bottles.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           YES _____ NO _____




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8.19   Interior Storage Accommodations:
       The interior of the patient compartment shall provide a minimum volume of 1 cubic
       meter (35 cubic feet) of enclosed storage cabinetry, compartment space, and shelf space
       which shall be conveniently located for medical supplies, devices, and installed systems
       as applicable for the service intended. Enclosed compartments and spaces shall be located
       at, in, or on the partition, side walls, overhead, squad bench, technician seat, and doors.
       Compartment(s) under the floor, with opening panel(s) inside the patient compartment,
       shall not be acceptable. A “chimney” type storage compartment shall be located at the
       front of the action area next to the 02 cylinder valve access and extend to the bottom of
       the cabinet above. The compartment shall have 3 adjustable shelves and access via plexi-
       glass door with positive latch device and handle. A cabinet with sliding door shall be
       located under the “secondary action area” with adjustable shelf. Area above side entry
       door shall include storage for three (3) boxes of standard sized medical gloves. The
       compartment shall include a single door with three (3) cutouts and dividers for each size
       of gloves. It shall be hinged at the top to allow for restocking including a positive light.
       The compartment shall not protrude or hinder entrance or exit to the patient module.
       Cabinets shall be a design that maximizes all available space. Cabinets over primary
       action area shall be a minimum of 12” high and 17” deep.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.19.1 The patient compartment shall allow for the following cabinet and/or storage
       requirements:

       Right Front Cabinet           Inside/outside access. Interior doors to be dual wood
                                     with Plexiglas inserts. Heating and Air-Conditioning
                                     unit shall be mounted in a horizontal fashion above
                                     the cabinet to allow for full width of the ALS cabinet.

       CPR Seat                      Located on the street side of patient compartment
                                     with a fold down backrest with counter surface and
                                     flip up seat for storage. Secondary action area
                                     shall be provided.

       Inside/Outside Access         In addition to the right front ALS cabinet, inside
                                     access for the street side rear compartment will be
                                     furnished. The upper section only of the street side
                                     rear compartment will be accessible via a sliding
                                     Plexiglas window.

       Overhead Cabinet              Located above the squad bench from the side entry door
                                     opening to the rear of the squad bench. Cabinet to have
                                     three (3) sections, each with a sliding Plexiglas door.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


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8.20   Location of Medical Supplies:
       Location of medical supplies and equipment shall be dictated by their relative importance
       and shall be readily accessible to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Priority
       shall be given to items necessary to cope with life threatening conditions at the scene and
       in transit. The equipment and supplies necessary for airway maintenance, ventilation,
       oxygenation, and suction shall be at the head of the primary litter (action area). When
       items for cardiac monitoring/ defibrillation, mechanized CPR, administration of
       intravenous fluids/medications, and the monitoring of blood pressure are furnished, they
       shall also be readily available to the EMT at the action area.

       Supplies, devices, tools, etc., shall be stored in enclosed compartments and/or drawers
       designed to accommodate the respective items. All medical devices and equipment shall
       be stowed or properly fastened in/on the action area or in cabinets to prevent items from
       becoming projectiles in the patient compartment that can cause injury while the vehicle is
       in motion or involved in an accident.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.21   Squad Bench, Seats and Backrests:
       The squad bench seat and backrests shall be seamless designed impervious to fluid
       penetration.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.21.1 The squad bench shall be equipped with a locking device to secure the lid preventing
       accidental opening during a rollover. The locking device shall automatically secure the
       lid upon closing without any additional action by the unit's personnel and shall be metal
       paddle latch. The squad bench shall contain portable oxygen storage for two oxygen
       cylinders. There shall be cargo netting attached at front of squad bench and step well.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.22   Seat Safety Belts and Anchorages:
       Seat belts and anchorages shall incorporate an automatic locking retractor on the male
       side of the seat belt.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

8.23   Litter Fasteners and Anchorages:
       Cot fasteners shall be mounted utilizing tapping plates incorporated into the modular
       body floor. Cot fastener shall be the Ferno-Washington model 175-4 dual position and
       set for a Ferno 35P Ferno flex stretcher.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____



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8.24   Patient Restraints:
       Patient restraints shall be as specified in paragraph 3.11.8 of Federal Specification
       KKK-A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.25    IV Holders for Intravenous Fluid Containers:
       IV holders for intravenous fluid containers shall be as specified in paragraph 3.11.9 of
       Federal Specification KKK-A- 1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.26   Oxygen, Main Supply and Installation:
       The ambulance shall have a hospital type piped oxygen system capable of storing and
       supplying a minimum of 3,000 liters of medical oxygen. The cylinder controls shall be
       accessible from inside the patient compartment. The pressure gauge shall be visible from
       either the attendant's seat or from the squad bench. The oxygen shall be piped to two (2)
       self-sealing Ohio adaptable oxygen outlets located in the action area and one (1) oxygen
       outlet at the head of the secondary patient. The oxygen system will incorporate
       electrically conducted oxygen hose with a working pressure of 150 PSI.

       All oxygen hose/outlet connections will use machine crimped brass ferrules and high
       pressure connectors. The entire oxygen delivery system will be pressure tested with a
       minimum of 150 PSI of nitrogen gas for a period of 4 hours. The testing documentation
       shall be delivered with each vehicle.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

8.27   Suction Aspirator, Primary Patient:
       The ambulance shall be supplied with an on board vacuum aspirator. The unit shall be of
       impact resistance autoclavable. The discharge side of the vacuum pump shall be vented
       to the outside of the vehicle via sealed tubing, formed collection jar with a dual sealing
       lid assembly. The removable lid shall incorporate a variable position adjustment valve
       and gauge system. The vacuum shall be via an installed 12 volt DC suction pump. The
       on/off switch is to be located in the attendant's console.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____


8.28   Infectious Waste Receptacles:
       The ambulance shall not contain any built-in infectious waste receptacles for sharps or
       bio-hazard trash.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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9.0   ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

9.1   Driver’s Compartment Environmental Equipment:
      The driver’s compartment shall be furnished with OEM hot water, fresh air, high
      capacity, heavy-duty heater with dual defrosters and dehumidifying air conditioning
      system. Systems shall provide outside air and variable mixtures as desired, circulating
      conditioned air through the compartment in compliance with environmental criteria
      specified herein.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

9.2   Patient Compartment Environmental Equipment:
      This Agency is committed to keep our staff and patients safe by utilizing technology
      available in today's market place. Therefore, it shall be incumbent for all primary
      manufacturers to provide the maximum protection from airborne pathogens and eliminate
      obnoxious odors that can create discomfort for staff and patients. The patient
      compartment shall be heated and air conditioned by a filtered system that complies with
      the performance standards set forth in KKK-A-1822E. The air conditioning/heating unit
      shall be accessible for service through a "tilt-out" access panel in the dedicated
      environmental cabinet on the bulkhead. A thermostat and fan speed control shall be
      installed in the action area panel.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

9.2   Heating Criteria:
      Heating shall meet the performance requirements of paragraph 3.13.4 of Federal
      Specification KKK-A-1822E.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

9.3   Air Conditioning Criteria:
      Air-conditioning shall meet the performance requirements of paragraph 3.13.5 of Federal
      Specification KKK-A-1822E.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

9.4   Ventilation Criteria:
      Ventilation system(s) of the driver and patient compartments shall provide complete
      change of ambient air within each compartment at least every two minutes with the
      vehicle stationary. Ventilation shall be separately controlled within each compartment.
      Fresh air intakes shall be located towards the front of the vehicle and exhaust vents shall
      be located on the upper rear of the vehicle. The patient compartment shall be ventilated
      by the air delivery system of the environmental equipment (heater – air conditioner) or by
      separate system(s) such as power intake, exhaust ventilator(s). External condenser shall
      be included to assist with cooling and shall be mounted at curbside step well.

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


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10.0 ADDITIONAL SYSTEMS, EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES AND
     SUPPLIES
10.1   Siren - Public Address System:
       The ambulance shall be equipped with a "Hands-Free" electronic siren with silent
       testing and shall be mounted in the front console.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.1.1 Two (2) 100 watt speakers shall be installed outside the vehicle in the bumper hood area
       equipped with a 200 watt Whelen 29SHFSA1 siren intergraded with OEM horn.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.2   Antenna Cable Installation:
       The antenna cable installation shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.14.3 of Federal
       Specification KKK-A-1822E. There shall be two (2) coax cables required. Placement
       for each cable will be determined during the pre-construction conference.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.3   Clock:
       A 8” diameter self contained clock shall be furnished and installed over the rear entry
       doors and shall be easily seen and read by the paramedic sitting in the front attendant’s
       seat or the squad bench. Clock shall be a 12/24 hour design with a sweep second hand. In
       addition to clock, the area over the rear doors shall contain three (3) Whelen OS LED
       lights. The center light shall be red in color and activate with the vehicles brake lights.
       The outer lights shall be amber in color and activate with the corresponding turn signal.
       This will inform occupants of the vehicles motion.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.4   Fire Extinguisher:
       Fire extinguisher shall be one (1) ABC dry chemical multipurpose, minimum 5 lb. unit in
       a quick release bracket.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.5   Backup Alarm:
       Backup alarm must be an audible warning device activated when the vehicle is shifted
       into and/or moving in reverse. For safety reasons, a deactivation switch shall not be
       installed.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____



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10.6    Grab Rail:
       There shall be supplied an overhead grab rail located on the compartment's center line to
       allow immediate access from any location. For increased safety, the grab rail shall be
       powder coated safety yellow and shall not protrude in the patient compartment.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.7   Mud Flaps:
       Anti-sail style rubber mud flaps shall be installed behind the chassis rear wheels.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

10.8   Stretcher:
       Furnish Ferno Washington model 35P Flex blue Stretcher with IV pole.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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11.0 PREPARATION FOR PAINTING, COLOR AND MARKERS

11.1   Color, Paint and Finish:
       Ambulance body and all attached equipment exterior surfaces, except polished metal
       parts, shall be thoroughly cleaned, treated, and coated with a firm primer and preservative
       with rust inhibiting properties, and painted white to match the OEM chassis. Ferrous
       metal interior surfaces shall be painted or, when not exposed for painting, shall be treated
       or coated to resist corrosion.

       The final stage manufacturer’s painted components shall have a paint film not less than
       1.25 mils. thick and a minimum total thickness of 4 mils., including primers. The final
       film of painted surfaces shall be smooth and uniform, free of grit, streaks, blushing, runs,
       sagging, blisters, “fish-eyes, “orange peel”, pinholes, or other surface irregularities.
       Exterior finish paint shall not be required on the underbody and inside surface of the
       body skirting.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

11.2   Beltline Stripe:
       The ambulance shall have a solid uninterrupted non painted reflective orange belt. The
       belt should be as close to parallel as possible with the road but a belt transition angle is
       acceptable to connect the module beltline stripe with the chassis stripe. The reflective
       orange belt shall not be less than 10" wide, nor more than 12" wide and shall encircle the
       entire ambulance body at the belt line below the bottom edge of cab windows but may
       exclude the front of the hood panel. The stripe shall be of reflective material. Orange belt
       color shall resemble Omaha Orange.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

11.2.1 A black, non-reflective .250" pinstripe shall be applied to the edges of the reflective
       Omaha Orange beltline stripe.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

11.3   Color Standards and Tolerances:
       Color standards and tolerances shall be as required by paragraph 3.16.2.1 of Federal
       Specification KKK-A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____

11.4   Salt Spray Resistance:
       Salt spray resistance shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.16.2.1 of Federal
       Specification KKK-A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____


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11.5   Emblems and Markings:
       The material for the emblems and markings shall be applied using reflectorized material
       conforming to Federal Specification L-S-300, Type I, Class 1 or 3 reflectivity 1. The
       reflective color used shall be blue (color a) and white (color i) when applicable (KKK
       decal package). The emblems and markings shall be of the type, size, color, and location
       as follows:

       Front: The word “AMBULANCE”, mirror imaged, shall be in block, blue, die cut style
       letters, not less than 10 cm (4 in.) high, centered above the grille, on the front roll of
       chassis hood with the placement of the word “AMBULANCE” on the curved surface of
       the hood. A “Star of Life” in 7.6 cm (3 in.), blue, die cut style, with a white border,
       conforming to Figure 4 (size A) shall be located both to the right and left of the word
       “AMBULANCE.”

       Side and Rear: The word “AMBULANCE” shall be in block, blue, die cut style letters of
       not less than 15 cm (6 in.) in height, centered, with a white border, alongside or under the
       “Star of Life” on each side and rear of the vehicle body. A “Star of Life”, not less than
       40.6 cm (16 in.), in blue, die cut style, with a white border, conforming to Figure 4 (size
       C), on the right and left side panels. A “Star of Life” emblem, size B, shall be provided
       on each rear door.

       Top: A “Star of Life”, of not less than 81 cm (32 in.) (size D) in blue, die cut style,
       conforming to Figure 4 (may be without the white Staff of Aesculapius), shall be
       provided on the ambulance rooftop.

       NOTE: All emblems and markings with the exception of the roof “Star of Life” shall be
       furnished loose for future installation.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____


11.6   Markings, Data Plates, Warranty Notice:
       Markings, data plates and warranty notice shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.19
       of Federal Specification KKK-A- 1822D or latest revision.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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12.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS

12.1   Responsibility for Inspection and Tests:
       The Bidder shall be responsible for the performance of all inspections and test
       requirements specified herein. The Bidder may use his own or any other facilities
       suitable for the pre-delivery and acceptance inspections unless disapproved by the
       Agency. The Agency reserves the right to perform any of the inspections and tests set
       forth in this specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure supplies
       and service conform to the specification and contract. The Bidder shall conform to the
       Agency's inspection representatives with instruments and all such assistance as may be
       required.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?         Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
_____________________________________________________________________________________

13.0 TESTS
13.1   Test Criteria:
       The Bidder is obligated to prove that the vehicle, ambulance components and equipment
       offered/provided meet or exceed the requirements of this specification and of compliance
       to Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E and any of its amendments in effect
       at the time of this bid.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

13.1.1 Copies shall be provided with this bid of the test documents and a letter from the
       independent testing laboratory that performed the tests certifying that the following tests
       have been conducted and passed. Test documents or any source other than described
       above shall not be accepted. Failure to comply with these requirements shall be
       considered as non-responsive and will not be accepted. The certified tests are as follows
       and conform to the requirements of this specification and Federal Ambulance
       Specification KKK-A-1822E.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?          Yes _____ No _____

13.1.2 The following performance tests on the ambulance items, systems, and equipment shall
       be submitted on the ambulance model bid. The complete test document from an
       independent testing laboratory shall be submitted with the bid proposal. The paragraph
       numbers referenced below are those of Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E.

               A.     Vehicle Physical Dimensions (3.4.11 through 3.4.11.6).
               B.     Patient Compartment Interior Dimensions (3.10.4).
               C.     Step well, Bumpers and Steps (3.10.12 and 3.9.6).
               D.     Storage Compartment and Facilitation (3.11 through 3.11.2.1, 3.11.4 &
                      3.11.6).
               E.     Ambulance Body and Patient Area (3.10.1 through 3.10.3, 3.10.6 through
                      3.10.8, 3.10.10 through 3.10.11, 3.10.3 through 3.10.16 and 3.9.9).
               F.     Vehicle Weight Distribution (4.4.3 and 3.5 through 3.5.6 and
                      3.19)
               G.     Water Spray Test (4.4.5).
               H.     115 VAC Utility Power (3.7.8 through 3.7.8.3).
               I.     Electrical System Components (3.7.8. through 3.7.8.3, 3.7 through 3.7.5,
                      3.7.7 through 3.7.7.4, 3.7.9 through 3.7.11, 3.8.1, 3.8.4 and 3.8.50).
               J.     Patient Compartment Illumination (3.8.5.1).
               K.     Electrical Generating System (3.7.6 through 3.7.6.3 and AMD 05).
               L.     Warning Lights and Siren System (3.8.2 through 3.8.4 and 3.14.6).
               M.     Door Latches, Hinges and Hardware (3.10.9).
               N.     Static Load Test (3.10.5 and AMD 001).
               O.     Patient Compartment Interior Surfaces (3.10.17 and FMVSS 302).
               P.     Oxygen System Test (4.4.6, 3.12.1 and 3.12.1.1).


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             Q.    Oxygen Cylinder Restraint Test (3.11.3 and AMD 003).
             R.    Litter Fastener and Anchorage (3.11.7 and AMD 003).
             S.    Suction Aspirator System (3.12.3 and 3.12.4).
             T.    Heating Criteria (3.4.2, 3.7.9 through 3.7.11, 3.6.3.2, 3.13.1 through
                   3.13.7).
             U.    Air Conditioning Criteria (3.4.2, 3.13.1, 3.13.5, 3.13.7, 3.6.4.5 through
                   3.6.4.5.1).
             V.    Ventilation Criteria (3.13.6).
             W.    Patient Compartment Sound Level (3.13.8 and AMD 006).
             X.    Painting, Color and Markings (3.16 through 3.16.2 and 3.16.4).
             Y.    Manuals and Handbooks (3.20 and 6.8).
             Z.    Seat Belt Test (3.11.6).
             AA.   Electromagnetic Radiation and Suppression (3.7.12).
             BB.   Standard Miscellaneous Equipment (3.15.2).
             CC.   Miscellaneous Equipment (3.7.5 and 3.9.5).

      Does your bid comply with this requirement?      Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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14.0 REFERENCES AND STANDARDS

14.1   Owner’s Manual:
       Each vehicle shall be delivered with two (2) owner’s manuals. The owner’s manuals
       provided with each vehicle shall include at a minimum the following items:

       1. Chassis warranty card and owner’s information.
       2. Extra set of keys
       3. Module warranty
       4. One year warranty/Unlimited miles
       5. Three year electrical warranty
       6. Care instructions
       7. Climate control information and warranty
       8. OEM Chassis manual
       9. Electrical equipment amperage ratings
       10. Wire coding list
       11. Schematics for standard systems
                  Attendant’s console
                  Dual battery system
                  Terminal boards (all)
                  Module harness routing
                  Driver’s console
                  Climate control system
                  Sequencer
                  Load Manager
                  Auto Eject Shorelines
       12. Operations manual
       13. Schematics for individual operations
       14. Warranty and parts list – siren, strobe, packs, console lights, etc.

       Does your bid comply with this requirement?           Yes _____ No _____




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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Appendix A – EXCEPTION FORM
Section Number     Explanation




 ______________________________________                        ____________________
Signature                                               Date

          _________________________________
Print Name

          _________________________________
Title

          _________________________________
Company

          _________________________________
Address

          _________________________________
e-mail

          _________________________________
Phone




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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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                             ANTI-COLLUSION AFFIDAVIT
                               STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
                                  RANDOLPH COUNTY

________________________________________________,     being first duly sworn deposes and affirms
that:

1. He is the ___________________ of ________________________________________ the
   bidder that has submitted the attached bid;

2. He is fully informed respecting the preparation and contents of the attached bid and of all
   pertinent circumstances respecting such bid;

3. Such bid is genuine and is not a collusive or sham bid;

4. Neither the said bidder, nor any of its officers, partners, owners agents, representatives,
   employees or parties in interest, including this affiant, has in any way colluded, conspired,
   connived or agreed, directly or indirectly, with any other bidder, firm or person to submit a
   collusive or sham bid in connection with the contract for which the attached bid has been
   submitted or to refrain from bidding in connection with such contract, or has in any manner,
   directly or indirectly sought by agreement or collusion or communication or conference with
   any other bidder, firm or person to fix any overhead, profit, or cost element of the bid price
   of any other bidder to secure through collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful
   agreement any advantage against Randolph County, or any person interested in the proposed
   contract; and

5. The price or prices quoted in the attached bid are fair and proper and are not contained by
   any collusion, conspiracy, connivance or unlawful agreement on the part of the bidder or any
   of its agents, representatives, owners, employees, or parties, in interest, including this affiant.


____________________________________________ Title

_______________________________________________ Signature

____________________________________________ Date

____________________________________________ Phone

____________________________________________ Email
                                                                              (SEAL)
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this the ______ day of ________________, 20____.
Notary Public _______________________________
County of _____________ , NC My Commission expires _______________________


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Randolph County                                                          Bid 07-1001
Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
_____________________________________________________________________________________

                                 BIDDER’S RESPONSE
Dear Sir:

Please acknowledge the receipt of this bid. Please indicate your intention and return this
acknowledgment to this office.


                              YES: I will bid ______________

                              NO:     I will not bid___________


                                   RANDOLPH COUNTY
                                  725 MCDOWELL ROAD
                                   ASHEBORO, NC 27205
                                   AUDREY ALEXANDER
                                  PURCHASING OFFICER

                      EMAIL: ahalexander@co.randolph.nc.us

BID SPECIFICATION NO: 07-1001, TYPE I, CLASS I AMBULANCES,
                      BID OPENING DATE: OCTOBER 25, 2007 at 3:00 PM


_________________________________________________________________
COMPANY

_________________________________________________________________
STREET ADDRESS

_________________________________________________________________
CITY                                STATE             ZIP CODE

_________________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NO.                       FAX NO.

_________________________________________________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS

_________________________________________________________________
SIGNATURE

_________________________________________________________________
TITLE


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Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:00P.M.                       EMS Ambulances
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                                    BID FORM

BID NO. 07-1001

I, (We), the undersigned after reading and fully understanding the terms,
conditions and specifications of Request for Bid No. 07-1001, agree to
furnish a firm fixed price (excluding tax).


                                                       UNIT            EXTENDED
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION                   QTY.            COST              COST

   1.        Type I, Class I       2         $____________             $___________
             DODGE (preferred) 2007 or Newer
             Ambulance

   2.        Tax                                     $____________    $___________


                     GRAND TOTAL                     $____________    $___________




Delivery Date: _______________________




COMPANY NAME: ___________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________________
CITY: ___________________________ STATE: _____________ ZIP CODE: __________
TELEPHONE: __________________________ FAX: ______________________________
EMAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________
PRINT NAME: _______________________________________________________________
AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: _________________________________________________




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RFB Items Check List

Please use the following bid checklist to ensure you are submitting a complete proposal. Please
indicate where the information is located within your bid submission. Place this check list in the
table of contents of your proposal.

The following forms and items must be included in the RFB:

                                                                  Indicate          Location-
  Section                      RFB Item                     “Included” or “Not     Tab Number
                                                                 Included”
 4.0 – 14.1    Completed response to specifications on
               Randolph County Specification Forms.
     3.7       Bid Form
     3.8       Exception Form
    3.15       (3) Complete sets of drawings,
               descriptive literature and complete
               specifications covering the products
               offered.
    3.19       Anti-Collusion Affidavit
    3.20       Warranty Statements

               Brochures,     catalogs,    or   pertinent
               literature where applicable.




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