CITY OF ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
FORMAL BID REQUEST NO. FBR #1140-19
FORD FLEET VEHICLES
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 143-129 sealed bids for Ford Fleet Vehicles will
be received by Beatrice Abernathy, Purchasing Specialist, in the Purchasing Division Office, 70
Court Plaza Suite 100C Asheville, NC until 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at which
time they will be publicly opened and read.
Proposal forms, instructions and specifications may be obtained at
http://www.ashevillenc.gov/bids or the Purchasing Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. Phone (828) 259-5950. If bid addenda are issued, they will be posted to this web
site no less than seven (7) days prior to the bid opening date. Each addendum will be
identified by number. Bidders are urged to check this page prior to submitting a bid response
to assure that they have obtained all addenda that may have been issued for the bid package
in question. Bid addenda should be acknowledged (signed) and included with the bid
response. Bid responses submitted without acknowledged addenda may be rejected.
The City of Asheville has a Minority Business Plan to encourage participation by women and
minority businesses in the public bidding process. The purpose of this outreach effort is to
increase the likelihood of success in the award of contracts. Bidders are hereby notified that
this bid is subject to the provisions of that Plan. Questions regarding the Minority Business
Plan may be directed to, Rosanna Mulcahy, Office of Economic Development, City of
Asheville, Post Office Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802-7148 or by phone at (828) 259-8050 or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access a listing of certified minority firms at
either https://www.ips.state.nc.us/Vendor/SearchVendor.aspx (State of North Carolina’s
VendorLink search) or www.doa.state.nc.us/hub (Link for Office of Historically Underutilized
Businesses to search for HUB vendors directly). Registered minority bidders are notified
that they must show proof of minority or woman business status if they are not
registered with the NC Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses. The City
recognizes other minority registrations as well for our outreach efforts. It is the policy of
the City to (1) provide minorities an equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of its
contracting and procurement programs and (2) to prohibit any and all discrimination against
persons or businesses in pursuit of these opportunities.
Bidders are notified of a City policy that prohibits contracting with persons or firms who are
delinquent in the payment of ad valorem taxes owed to the City of Asheville.
The City of Asheville reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
Posted to IPS & City Website: 10/08/18