Household and Laboratory Goods Relocation Services

Agency: University of Florida
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
Caegory:
  • V - Transportation, Travel and Relocation Services
Posted Date: Feb 14, 2018
Due Date: Mar 22, 2018
Solicitation No: ITN18SN-127
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Bid Number Bid Opening Date Bid Name Attachments Addenda Buyer
ITN18SN-127 March 22, 2018 @ 3:00PM

Pre-bid Feb 27, 2018 @ 1:00pm Elmore Hall Room 101
Household and Laboratory Goods Relocation Services Attachments A & B

Attachment C

Attachment D

Attachments E F & G

Attachment_H
N/A Steve Neal

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and all Universities in the State
University System
of Florida
PROCUREMENT SERVICES
Invitation to Negotiate for
Moving of Household Goods, Laboratories
and Relocation Services
Please mark all proposal submission envelopes with the
following information:
ITN18SN-127
Opening March 22, 2018, 3pm EST
Rev. 02-08-2018
1.0 STATEMENT AND SCOPE OF WORK ............................................................................................ 5
1.1 Summary..................................................................................................................................... 5
1.2 Scope of Work............................................................................................................................ 5
1.3 Term of Agreement .................................................................................................................... 9
1.4 Coverage and Participation ...................................................................................................... 9
1.5 University Demographics ....................................................................................................... 10
2.0 EVALUATION PROCESS AND METHOD OF AWARD ................................................................. 10
2.1 Method of Award ................................................................................................................... 10
2.2 Selection, Negotiation, Additional Information .................................................................. 10
2.3 Pre-Award Presentations...................................................................................................... 11
2.4 Pre-Award Negotiations........................................................................................................ 11
2.5 Vendor Protest Procedure; Notice of Proposal Protest Bonding Requirement ............. 11
2.6 Contractual Intent/Right to Terminate and Recommence ITN Process ........................... 11
2.7 Effective Period of Proposals............................................................................................... 11
2.8 Proposal Acceptance/Rejection........................................................................................... 12
2.9 Errors and Omissions in Vendors Proposals..................................................................... 12
2.10 Determination of and Information Concerning Vendor’s Qualifications ......................... 12
2.11 Apparently Conflicting Information Obtained by Vendor.................................................. 12
2.12 Rejection of Vendor Counter-offers, Stipulations and Other Exceptions ....................... 12
2.13 Vendor’s Need to Use Proprietary Rights of the University ............................................. 12
2.14 Public Record ........................................................................................................................ 13
3.0 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ................................................................................................................ 13
3.1 Pre-Proposal Conference........................................................................................................ 13
3.2 Pre-Proposal Site Visit ............................................................................................................ 13
3.3 Special Accommodations ....................................................................................................... 13
4.0 PROPOSAL RESPONSE AND PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS................................................ 13
4.1 Proposal Format Organization ............................................................................................... 14
4.1.1 Response Format .................................................................................................................. 14
4.1.2 Number of Proposal Copies to be Furnished ..................................................................... 16
4.1.3 Bindings and Marking ........................................................................................................... 16
4.1.4 Marking of Envelopes ........................................................................................................... 16
4.1.5 Proposal Costs ...................................................................................................................... 16
4.1.6 Faxes or Emails Not Accepted ............................................................................................. 16
4.2 Requirements of Proposer for Response ........................................................................... 17
4.2.1 Original ITN Document.......................................................................................................... 17
4.2.2 Vendor’s Understanding of the ITN ..................................................................................... 17
4.2.3 University Provides Information in Good Faith without Liability ..................................... 17
4.2.4 Verbal versus Written Communication ............................................................................... 17
4.2.5 Questions, Communications and Inquires between the University and Vendors .......... 17
4.2.6 Addenda and the University’s Response to Communications from Vendor .................. 18
4.2.7 Pricing and/or Revenue Proposal ........................................................................................ 18
4.2.8 Revisions to the ITN .............................................................................................................. 19
4.2.9 Attention to Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................... 19
4.2.10 Required Signature ............................................................................................................... 19
4.2.11 Authority to Negotiate ........................................................................................................... 19
4.2.12 Collusion Prohibited ............................................................................................................. 20
4.2.13 Improper Business Relationships/Conflict of Interest Prohibited ................................... 20
4.2.14 Corrections, Changes, and Providing Information on Forms within the ITN .................. 20
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4.2.15 Performance and Payment Bond ......................................................................................... 20
4.2.16 Anti-Kickback......................................................................................................................... 20
4.2.17 Withdrawal of ITN .................................................................................................................. 20
4.2.18 University’s Right to Use Vendor’s Ideas/Proprietary Information .................................. 20
5.0 DEFINITIONS................................................................................................................................... 21
5.1 Agreement/Contract ................................................................................................................ 21
5.2 Customer .................................................................................................................................. 21
5.3 May, Should.............................................................................................................................. 21
5.4 Must, Shall, Will ....................................................................................................................... 21
5.5 Proposal.................................................................................................................................... 21
5.6 Proprietary Information........................................................................................................... 21
5.7 Provider .................................................................................................................................... 21
5.8 Invitation to Negotiate (ITN).................................................................................................... 21
5.9 Respondent .............................................................................................................................. 22
5.10 Response.................................................................................................................................. 22
5.11 Successful Vendor .................................................................................................................. 22
5.12 Supplement Agreement .......................................................................................................... 22
5.13 Supplier..................................................................................................................................... 22
5.14 University of Florida, UF or University .................................................................................. 22
5.15 Vendor....................................................................................................................................... 22
5.16 Vendor’s Proposal ................................................................................................................... 22
5.17 Vendor’s Response ................................................................................................................. 22
6.0 AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS .................................................................................... 22
6.1 Actions of Successful Vendor................................................................................................ 23
6.2 Advertising ............................................................................................................................... 23
6.3 Americans with Disabilities Act ............................................................................................. 23
6.4 Certification .............................................................................................................................. 23
6.5 Conflict of Interest ................................................................................................................... 23
6.6 Discrimination .......................................................................................................................... 23
6.7 Drug Free Workplace............................................................................................................... 23
6.8 Equal Opportunity Statement ................................................................................................. 24
6.9 Federal, State, and Local Laws and Regulations ................................................................. 24
6.10 Inspection, Audit and Reporting ............................................................................................ 24
6.11 Liens.......................................................................................................................................... 25
6.12 Modifications............................................................................................................................ 25
6.13 Non-Discrimination.................................................................................................................. 25
6.14 Ownership of Documents ....................................................................................................... 25
6.15 Sales and Use Tax ................................................................................................................... 25
6.16 Sexual Harassment.................................................................................................................. 25
6.17 Small Business Program ........................................................................................................ 26
6.18 Tobacco Free Campus Policy ................................................................................................ 26
6.19 Sustainability Preferences...................................................................................................... 26
6.20 Assignment-Delegation........................................................................................................... 26
6.21 Assignment of Anti-Trust Overcharge Claims...................................................................... 26
6.22 Date for Reckoning Prompt-Payment Discount ................................................................... 27
6.23 Force Majeure .......................................................................................................................... 27
6.24 Furnish and Install ................................................................................................................... 27
6.25 Indemnification/Hold Harmless; Liability .............................................................................. 27
6.26 Insurance Requirements......................................................................................................... 27
6.27 Protection of Property............................................................................................................. 28
6.28 Labor Disputes......................................................................................................................... 28
6.29 Laws and Regulations............................................................................................................. 28
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6.30 No Replacement of Defective Tender .................................................................................... 28
6.31 No Waiver of Right by the University .................................................................................... 28
6.32 Notice to Vendors of Asbestos-Containing Materials in University Buildings ................. 28
6.33 Parking and Identification Badges......................................................................................... 29
6.34 Payment Terms ........................................................................................................................ 29
6.35 Price Adjustment ..................................................................................................................... 29
6.36 Prior Course of Dealings......................................................................................................... 30
6.37 Intentionally Blank ................................................................................................................... 30
6.38 Public Entity Crime .................................................................................................................. 30
6.39 Public Records......................................................................................................................... 31
6.40 Referencing of Orders ............................................................................................................. 31
6.41 Remedies and Applicable Law ............................................................................................... 31
6.42 Right of Inspection .................................................................................................................. 31
6.43 Right of Offset .......................................................................................................................... 31
6.44 Shipment Under Reservation Prohibited .............................................................................. 31
6.45 Specifications: Brand Name or Acceptable Alternate ......................................................... 31
6.46 Successful Vendor to Package Goods .................................................................................. 31
6.47 Termination .............................................................................................................................. 32
6.47.1 Convenience .......................................................................................................................... 32
6.47.2 Default..................................................................................................................................... 32
6.47.3 Gratuities ................................................................................................................................ 32
6.47.4 Insolvency .............................................................................................................................. 32
6.47.5 Lack of Funds ........................................................................................................................ 32
6.47.6 Stop Work Order .................................................................................................................... 33
6.47.7 Suspension or Debarment.................................................................................................... 33
6.47.8 Continuation of Performance Through Termination ......................................................... 33
6.48 Title and Risk of Loss.............................................................................................................. 33
6.49 Warranties ................................................................................................................................ 33
6.50 Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. ................................................................. 33
6.51 Payment and Invoice Information .......................................................................................... 33
7.0 Certifications and Forms ............................................................................................................... 35
7.1 Certification of Proposal ......................................................................................................... 35
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ITN18SN-127
1.0 STATEMENT AND SCOPE OF WORK
1.1 Summary
The University of Florida is soliciting proposals on behalf of the State University System (SUS), from
qualified companies to provide moving of household goods of State University System employees
and in some instances their automobile, office items and research laboratories. The purpose of this
solicitation is to create a contract for moving and other relocation services for the State University
System of Florida where each University has a unique business process for handling employee
relocations. The University of Florida has approximately 212 moves per year. In addition the other
eleven State University System (SUS) Universities in Florida who have used this contract in the past
intend to do so in the future. They have collectively placed over 350 moves last year, most of which
are interstate moves. The aggregate spend last calendar year by the University of Florida on
households and laboratories relocation was $1.5 million. The aggregated spend for the SUS over
the same period is $2.9 million. In the past this solicitation was awarded to (4) household goods
movers and (2) lab movers. Please see Attachment C for Historical Weights and Mileage across
the State University System for the last 2 years. The University of Florida placed moves on a
rotation basis. The other SUS institutions provided the list of awarded vendors to the relocating
employee. Please note that as a result of recent tax law changes, each University may change their
business process, although there is no anticipated change in the process for the University of
Florida. Regardless of any business process changes, the SUS felt it important to continue to offer
a contract to incoming staff/faculty, so additional services, not usually available to COD moves, are
made available to University staff/faculty.
This solicitation will be considered and awarded in three (3) lots: Lot 1 – Household Goods Moving,
Lot 2 – Laboratory Specialty Services, and Lot 3 – Relocation Services. The University reserves the
right to award contracts within a single lot or across multiple lots. A vendor may respond each lot
independently or just a single lot based on capabilities.
1.2 Scope of Work
Lot 1 – Household Goods Moving
This contract will be awarded to agents of national carriers which offer services throughout the
United States and Canada. Currently, only at the University of Florida, moves are assigned on a
rotating basis. The University of Florida doesn’t anticipate a change to its business process, but
makes no assurances that the process will not change in the future. However, the other State
Universities have a different business process and may choose to offer lump sum payments to
incoming staff/faculty and provide them with a list of contract movers for them to select from. The
awarded suppliers from this solicitation will be named “Agents of Choice” in order to preserve the
customer service level of the move. Other agents may utilize the contract at the request of other
SUS or participating institutions.
1.2.1 Carrier/Agent Responsibilities
1. The carrier will provide a driver with a Risk Factor in the upper quartile along with the
method by which quartile determinations are made by the respondent.
2. The carrier is to provide the hiring agency an accurate weight/cost non-binding estimate
after a timely site visit. There will be no charge for the site visit or for providing a cost
estimate. Estimates exceeding fifteen (15%) percent of actual costs may be considered
inaccurate. Excessive inaccuracies in a one-year period or failure to provide timely
estimates may result in the booking agent being removed from the contract.
3. Register the move with the van line online system promptly after the actual site visit.
4. Pack and load the shipper’s belongings efficiently and professionally based on the
minimum quality of expectations outlined in Attachment D - Packing and Inventory
Expectations. The standards listed in Attachment D are based on UF’s understanding of
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