IFB 8025-0-2020MS-CENTRIFUGE DEWATERING POLYMER

Agency: City of Norfolk
State: Virginia
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2020
Due Date: Mar 5, 2020
Solicitation No: IFB 8025-0-2020/MS
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Bid Number: IFB 8025-0-2020/MS
Bid Title: IFB 8025-0-2020MS-CENTRIFUGE DEWATERING POLYMER
Category: Purchasing
Status: Open
Bid Recipient: Michael.Simpson, Buyer II, michael.simpson@norfolk.gov

Description:
The City of Norfolk (“City”) is seeking a responsible vendor to provide Centrifuge Dewatering Polymer according to the terms, conditions, and specifications of this solicitation.

All qualified bidders are invited to respond to this Invitation for Bid (“IFB”) by submitting a bid consistent with the terms, conditions, and specifications stated herein.

2. SCOPE OF WORK:
The City is seeking a Contractor to supply a Dry Polymer (Clarifloc 3223 or equal) for use in centrifuge dewatering at the Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant.

The City’s Department of Utilities operates the Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant using Aluminum Sulfate and Ferric Sulfate as primary coagulants. The sludge dewatering system comprises of thickener tanks and centrifuges. The City will purchase up to 24 pallets per order and currently uses approximately 35,000 lbs. of the polymer per year.

Publication Date/Time:
2/19/2020 4:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
3/5/2020 2:00 PM
Contact Person:
Michael.Simpson, Buyer II, michael.simpson@norfolk.gov
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Invitation for Bids
IFB 8025-0-2020/MS, Centrifuge Dewatering Polymer
Issued: 02/20/2020
Bid Opening Date and Time:03/05/2020 2:00 PM Eastern Time
The City of Norfolk is seeking a responsible vendor to provide Centrifuge Dewatering Polymer
according to the terms, conditions, and specifications of this solicitation.
ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF ADDENDUM: #1___ #2____ #3____ #4____ (Please Initial)
*Submit TWO copies of the bid documents with original signature on each*
OFFER TO CONTRACT
By submitting this bid the undersigned (the “Bidder” or “Contractor”) offers to provide the City of Norfolk,
VA, a municipal corporation chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia (the “City”), with the goods
and/or services specified in this solicitation in accordance with the terms, conditions and requirements
specified herein at the prices shown in Attachment H (Bid Form) to this Solicitation. The signature below
shall be provided by an agent authorized to bind the company. Failure to execute this portion may result
in bid rejection.
Bidder’s Legal Name:
Bidder Address:
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Number:
Authorized Agent Signature:
Authorized Agent Name (Printed):
Authorized Agent Contact E-mail:
Authorized Agent Contact Phone:
Date:
Contract # 8025-0-2020/MS, Centrifuge Dewatering Polymer
FINDINGS AND ACCEPTANCE
(if the Bidder’s bid is awarded, this portion will be completed by the City of Norfolk)
The Contractor has been found to be the lowest responsive, responsible bidder responding to this
Solicitation.
The City hereby accepts the Contractor’s offer in an amount not to exceed_________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
for the first year of the Agreement with the total amount payable under this Agreement shall not
exceed_______________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________.
Contract Term shall be as specified in the Solicitation.
CONTENTS APPROVED:
________________________________
Department of Utilities
CERTIFICATE OF FUNDING:
I hereby certify that the money required for work performed for the City
under this agreement is in the City Treasury to the credit of the fund from
which it is to be drawn and not appropriated for any other purpose.
AMOUNT: $
___________________
ACCOUNT:
___________________
VENDOR:
___________________
ENCUMBRANCE NUMBER: ______________________________
_______________
Director of Finance
Date
FORM AND CORRECTNESS APPROVED:
_______________________________
City Attorney’s Office
CITY OF NORFOLK
By __________________________________________________
Authorized Agent
Date
____________________________________________________
Title
ATTEST:
____________________________________________________
City Clerk
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I SCOPE OF SERVICES.............................................................................................................. 4
SECTION II INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BIDDER........................................................................................... 6
SECTION III CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS .............................................................................. 13
SECTION IV ATTACHMENTS................................................................................................................. 20
ATTACHMENT A ANTI-COLLUSION STATEMENT............................................................................. 20
ATTACHMENT B ETHICS IN PUBLIC CONTRACTING .......................................................................... 21
ATTACHMENT C NON-DISCRIMINATION ........................................................................................ 24
ATTACHMENT D CERTIFICATION REGARDING DEBARMENT, SUSPENSION, PROPOSED
DEBARMENT, AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS......................................... 25
ATTACHMENT E COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW.............................................. 27
ATTACHMENT F COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN
THE COMMONWEALTH........................................................................................ 28
ATTACHMENT G EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BUSINESS STATUS........................................................... 29
ATTACHMENT H BID FORM ............................................................................................................ 31
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SECTION I – SCOPE OF SERVICES
1. PURPOSE:
The City of Norfolk (“City”) is seeking a responsible vendor to provide Centrifuge Dewatering Polymer
according to the terms, conditions, and specifications of this solicitation.
All qualified bidders are invited to respond to this Invitation for Bid (“IFB”) by submitting a bid consistent
with the terms, conditions, and specifications stated herein.
2. SCOPE OF WORK:
The City is seeking a Contractor to supply a Dry Polymer (Clarifloc 3223 or equal) for use in centrifuge
dewatering at the Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant.
The City’s Department of Utilities operates the Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant using Aluminum
Sulfate and Ferric Sulfate as primary coagulants. The sludge dewatering system comprises of thickener
tanks and centrifuges. The City will purchase up to 24 pallets per order and currently uses approximately
35,000 lbs. of the polymer per year.
3. SPECIFICATIONS:
The Dewatering polymer furnished under this contract shall be NSF 60 certified for use in potable water
treatment. This polymer is to be used for coagulant aid and must be compatible with Aluminum and Ferric
solids. The City is currently using Zetag-7523.
a. The successful bidder shall supply solids dewatering polymer for centrifuge dewatering.
b. The Polymer shall be NSF 60 Certified. NSF 60 Proof of the Certification for Polymer is required.
c. Low or medium Cationic charge.
d. High to very high molecular weight.
e. Granular solid.
f. 50-pound bags.
g. Dry, free flowing powder, free from lumps and foreign material.
4. Testing (2-day trail):
a. All Polymer must be NSF/ANSI/CAN 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals certified before
testing by the City.
b. All bidders shall supply (5-50 pounds bags) for a two-day trial to ensure treatment effectiveness
and compatibility with existing feed equipment.
c. The polymer shall be fed at no more than 30 lbs./dry ton to achieve a minimum of 17% cake
solids.
d. A performance test shall determine which polymer will be cost efficient in accordance with the
formula identified in Attachment H (Bid Form).
e. If the Contractor is providing Zetag-7523, testing is not required.
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5. Delivery and Ordering
Orders will be placed by purchase order from the City and it will be the Contractor’s responsibility to
supply written confirmation of the order and delivery date, no more than 24 hours after the order is
placed. E-mail in lieu of written confirmation is acceptable. Order placed by the city shall be delivered
within 30 after confirmation of purchase order.
All shipments must be made in suitable packaging, which will not degrade the product in any way.
Deliveries shall be made between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to the
Plant below, as specified in the City’s order:
Water Treatment Supervisor
Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant
6040 Waterworks Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
After hours and weekend deliveries must be approved by the City in advance.
Each shipment will be unloaded by the City as quickly as possible. No demurrage will be accepted by
the City for problems with unloading. Any overtime necessitated because of late shipments, or due
to unloading problems which are not the City's fault, will be charged to the Contractor.
It shall be the responsibility of the Contractor to notify the appropriate Water Production Manager or
the Water Treatment Supervisor immediately should any delays occur at the following phone
numbers: Moores Bridges WTP (757) 441-5678.
Should any shipment under this contract be delayed beyond the times specified herein, or should the
product fail to comply with specifications, the City may purchase the chemical at the market price for
immediate delivery and deduct any excess cost over the prices under this Contract from any monies
due to the Contractor.
6. Safety Requirements for Chemical Contractors
The Contractor shall ensure that all delivery drivers have been properly trained on the Safety Data
Sheets for the product they are delivering. The driver shall have in his possession a copy of the SDS
and all personal protective equipment necessary for the safe unloading of the chemical in an industrial
setting (hard hats may be required).
The driver will be trained in the required personal protective equipment and shall use that equipment
throughout the unloading process. Failure to follow required safety procedures will necessitate
halting of the unloading process at no cost to the City.
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