CITY OF ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
INFORMAL BID REQUEST NO. IBR# 1201-20
HOODS, HELMETS, AND GLOVES
Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes 143-131 bids for Hoods, Helmets, and Gloves for
the City of Asheville 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
Thursday, September 19, 2019.
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 due 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 adopted a Minority Business Outreach 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 this Outreach Plan. Questions
regarding the Minority Business Outreach 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
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 bids.
Posted to IPS & City Website: 09/06/19