ITB 19-24 Arena Restroom Improvements

Agency: University of North Florida
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Posted Date: Jul 10, 2019
Due Date: Jul 16, 2019
Solicitation No: ITB 19-24
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  • ITB 19-24 Arena Restroom Improvements


    ITB 19-24 Arena Restroom Improvements..

    Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting:

    June 25, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m. UNF Annex Bldg /Suite 1225

    Bid Due:

    July 9, 2019 @ 2 p.m., Hicks Hall, Suite 2950

    July 16, 2019 @ 2 p.m., Hicks Hall, Suite 2950


    Dianna White


    Addendum 4

    Addendum 3

    Addendum 2

    Addendum 1

    First Floor East As-built

    First Floor West As-built

    Second Floor East As-built

    Second Floor West As-built

    Addendum 1 Fixture Specification

    Addendum 1 Hand Dryer Specification

    Restroom Fixtures


    ITB 19-24 Drawing - Addendum 3

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    Page 1 of 12 Pages
    June 18, 2019
    Hicks Hall, Suite 2950, 1 UNF Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
    Phone: 904-620-2730
    Acknowledgement Form
    Construction Project
    Fax: 904-620-2462
    ITB NO.
    2 p.m. on July 9, 2019
    and may not be withdrawn within 90 days after such date and time.
    ITB 19-24
    Procurement Services Representative
    Dianna White
    Arena Restroom Improvements
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    Government Classifications:
    African American
    Native American
    Small Business
    Government Agency
    American Women
    Women Owned
    Service Disabled Veteran
    The Bid tabulation and Notice of Intended Decision with recommended award
    will be posted for review by interested parties at the University of North Florida
    (UNF) website and will remain posted for a
    period of 72 hours. Failure to file a protest in accordance with UNF Regulation
    13.0020R, or failure to post the bond or other security as required in UNF
    Regulations 13.0020R and 13.0030R, shall constitute a waiver of protest
    SEALED BIDS: All Bid pricing sheets and this acknowledgement form must be executed and submitted in a sealed envelope. (DO NOT INCLUDE MORE THAN ONE PROPOSAL PER ENVELOPE.) The
    face of the envelope shall contain, in addition to the above address, the bid number, date and time of bid opening and company name. Those which do not comply with these conditions are subject to rejection.
    1. EXECUTION OF BID: Bid must contain a manual original signature of authorized
    representative in the space provided above. Bid must be typed or printed in ink. Use of
    erasable ink is not permitted. All corrections to prices made by Bidder must be initialed.
    2. NO BID SUBMITTED: : If not submitting a bid, respond by returning only this Bid
    acknowledgment form, marking it "NO BID" and explain the reason in the space provided
    above. Failure to respond 3 times in succession without justification may be cause for
    removal of the supplier's name from the Bid mailing list. NOTE: To qualify as a
    respondent, Bidder must submit a "NO BID", and it must be received no later than the
    stated Bid opening date and hour.
    3. BID OPENING: Shall be public on the date, location and the time specified on the bid
    form. It is the Bidder's responsibility to assure that the Bid is delivered at the proper time
    and place of the Bid opening. Bids which for any reason are not so delivered will not be
    considered. Offers by telephone, telegram e-mail or facsimile are not acceptable. NOTE:
    Bid tabulations will be furnished upon written request after the Notice of Intended Decision
    or 30 days after the Bid opening, whichever is earlier. Bid tabulations will not be provided
    by telephone.
    4. DISQUALIFICATION OF BID/PROPOSAL: More than one bid/proposal from an
    individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association under the same or different names
    will not be considered. Reasonable grounds for believing that a bidder is involved in more
    than one proposal for the same work will be cause for rejection of all proposals in which
    such offerers are believed to be involved. Any or all proposals will be rejected if there is
    reason to believe that collusion exists between offerers. Proposals in which prices
    obviously are unbalanced will be subject to rejection.
    5. PRICES, TERMS AND PAYMENT: Firm prices shall be proposed and will include all
    packing, handling, shipping charges, and delivery to the destination shown herein.
    (a) TAXES: The University of North Florida does not pay Federal Excise and Sales taxes
    on direct purchases of tangible personal property. The Florida Tax Exempt Number is 85-
    8012708261C-2. This exemption does not apply to purchases of
    tangible personal property in the performance of contracts for the improvement of state-
    owned real property.
    (b) DISCOUNTS: Cash discount for prompt payment shall not be considered in
    determining the lowest net cost for bid evaluation purposes. However, every effort will
    be made to take the discount in the time offered.
    (c) MISTAKES: Bidders are expected to examine the specifications, delivery schedule,
    proposed prices, extensions, and all instructions pertaining to supplies and services.
    Failure to do so will be at bidder’s risk. Unit prices proposed will govern in award.
    (d) INVOICING AND PAYMENT: The University’s obligation is payable only and solely
    from funds appropriated for the purpose of this agreement. The University shall mail the
    Successful Vendor’s payment within 40 days after receipt of an acceptable invoice and
    receipt, inspection and acceptance of the goods and/or services provided in accordance
    with the terms and conditions of the Agreement. Failure to mail payment within 40 days
    shall result in the University paying interest at the rate established pursuant to Florida
    Statutes §55.03(1), Fla. Stat. These provisions apply only to any undisputed amounts
    for which payment has been authorized.
    (e) CONDITION AND PACKAGING: It is understood and agreed that any item offered
    or shipped as a result of this Proposal shall be a new, current standard production model
    available at the time of this Proposal. All containers shall be suitable for storage or
    shipment and all prices shall include standard commercial packaging.
    (f) SAFETY STANDARDS: Unless otherwise stipulated in the Proposal, all
    manufactured items and fabricated assemblies shall comply with applicable
    requirements of Occupational Safety and Health Act and any standards there under.
    6. CONFLICT OF INTEREST: In accordance with the Code of Ethics for Public Officers
    and Employees, §112, Fla. Stat. (Part III), the Agency shall not hire, and shall not permit
    any subcontractor or other person, firm or business entity with whom the
    proposer/bidder is engaged in a combined effort to perform this agreement to hire any
    person who is a University officer or employee unless the University consents in writing
    after full written disclosure of the surrounding facts. No officer or employee of the
    University shall have a financial interest, direct or indirect, in this contract unless the
    University consents in wiring after full written disclosure of the surrounding facts. If
    the proposer/bidder is an employee of any agency or entity of the State of Florida,
    the proposer/bidder must attach a completed dual compensation form evidencing
    approval by the proposer/bidder’s primary employer.
    shipping authorization and name of carrier and must be received with the Bid. If instructions
    are not received within this time the commodities shall be disposed of by the University of
    North Florida.
    7. SELECTION: As the best interest of the University of North Florida may require, the
    right is reserved to make selections by individual item, group of items, all or none, or a
    combination thereof; to reject any and all bids or waive any minor irregularity or
    technicality in ITB’s received. Bidders are cautioned to make no assumption unless their
    ITB has been evaluated as being responsive.
    8. INTERPRETATIONS/DISPUTES: Any questions concerning conditions or
    specifications shall be directed in writing to the Procurement Services. Inquiries must
    reference the date of Bid opening and the Bid number. No interpretations shall be
    considered binding unless provided in writing by the University of North Florida in
    response to requests in full compliance with this condition. Any person who is affected
    adversely by the University's notice of intended decision shall file with the University a
    notice of protest, in writing, within 72 hours after the posting of the Bid tabulation or after
    receipt of the notice of the University's decision or intended decision and shall file a formal
    written protest within 10 days after the date the notice of protest was filed. With respect
    to a protest of the specifications contained in an Invitation to Bid, the notice of protest
    shall be filed, in writing, within 72 hours after the receipt of the project plans and
    specifications or intended project plans and specifications and the formal written protest
    shall be filed within 10 days after the date the notice of protest is filed. Failure to file a
    notice of protest or failure to file a formal written protest within the time prescribed in
    section §120.57(3), Fla. Stat., or failure to post the bond or other security required by
    Purchasing Regulations 13.0010R, 13.0020R, 13.0030R or any other provision of law
    within the time allowed for filing a bond or other security shall constitute a waiver of
    proceedings under §120, Fla. Stat.
    9. GOVERNMENTAL RESTRICTIONS: In the event any governmental restrictions may
    be imposed which would necessitate alteration of the material, quality, workmanship or
    performance of the items offered in this Bid prior to their delivery, it shall be the
    responsibility of the successful Bidder to notify the purchaser at once indicating, in writing,
    the specific regulation which requires an alteration. The University of North Florida
    reserves the right to accept any such alteration, including any price adjustments
    occasioned thereby, or to cancel the contract at no expense to the University.
    10. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicable provision of all federal, state, county and local
    laws and of all ordinances, rules and regulations shall govern development, proposal and
    evaluation of all Bids received in response hereto and shall govern any and all claims
    and disputes which may arise between person(s) submitting a Bid response hereto and
    the University of North Florida, by and through its officers, employees and authorized
    representatives or any other person, natural or otherwise. Lack of knowledge by any
    Bidder shall not constitute a cognizable defense against the legal effect thereof. Any
    violations of these conditions may also result in the Bidder's name being removed from
    the University of North Florida's vendor mailing list and the Department of Management
    Services, Division of Purchasing, mailing list.
    11. LOBBYING: Contractor is prohibited from using funds provided under any contract
    or purchase order for the purpose of lobbying the Legislature or any official, officer,
    commission, board, authority, council, committee, or department of the executive branch
    or the judicial branch of state government.
    12. ADVERTISING: In submitting a Bid, the Bidder agrees not to use the results
    therefrom as a part of any commercial advertising.
    13. ASSIGNMENT: Any Contract or Purchase Order issued pursuant to this Invitation to
    Bid and the monies which may become due hereunder are not assignable except with
    the prior written approval of the purchaser.
    14. LIABILITY: The Bidder agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of
    North Florida Board of Trustees, its officers, agents and employees from any and all
    judgments, orders, awards, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees, and also all
    claims on account of damages to property, including loss of use thereof, or bodily injury
    (including death) which may be hereafter sustained by the Bidder, its employees, its
    subcontractors or the University of North Florida, its officers, agents, or employees or
    third persons arising out of, or in connection with, this Invitation to Bid and which are the
    result of the Bidder’s breach of contract or of the acts or omissions of the Bidder, its
    Officers, agents and employees. This condition does not apply to contracts between
    government agencies.
    18. INSPECTION, ACCEPTANCE AND TITLE: Inspection and acceptance will be at
    destination unless otherwise provided. Title and risk of loss or damage of all items shall be
    the responsibility of the contract supplier until accepted by the University, unless loss or
    damage results from negligence by the University. The contract supplier shall be
    responsible for filing, processing and collecting all damage claims. However, to assist him
    the in the expeditious handling of damage claims, the University will: (a) record any evidence
    of visible damage on all copies of the delivering carrier’s Bill of Lading (b) report damage
    (visible or concealed) to the carrier and contract supplier confirming such reports in writing
    within 15 days of delivery, requesting that the carrier inspect the damaged merchandise (c)
    retain the item and it’s shipping container, including inner packing material until inspection
    is performed by the carrier, and disposition given by the contract supplier (d) provide the
    contract supplier with a copy of the carriers Bill of Lading and damage inspection report.
    19. PATENTS AND ROYALTIES: The Bidder shall indemnify and hold harmless the
    University of North Florida Board of Trustees, its officers, agents and employees from liability
    of any nature or kind, including cost and expenses for or on account of any copyrighted,
    patented, or un-patented invention, process, or article manufactured or used in the
    performance of the contract, including its use by the University of North Florida. If the Bidder
    uses any design, device, or materials covered by letters, patent or copyright, it is mutually
    agreed and understood without exception that the ITB bid prices shall include all royalties
    or costs arising from the use of such design, device, or materials in any way involved in the
    20. NONCONFORMANCE TO CONTRACT CONDITIONS: Items may be tested and/or
    inspected for compliance with specifications by the Florida Department of Agriculture and
    Consumer Services, or by other appropriate testing facilities. The data derived from any
    tests for compliance with specifications are public records and open to examination thereto
    in accordance with §119, Fla. Stat. Items delivered not conforming to specifications may be
    rejected and returned at vendor's expense. These items and items not delivered as per
    delivery data in the bid and/or purchase order may result in bidder being found in default in
    which event any and all re procurement costs may be charged against the defaulting
    contractor. Any violation of these conditions may also result in the bidder's name being
    removed from the University of North Florida's vendor mailing list and the Department of
    Management Services, Division of Purchasing, mailing list.
    21. PUBLIC RECORDS: All bid information submitted and opened becomes subject to the
    Public Records Law set forth in §119.071, Fla. Stat., amended and approved by the
    Governor of the State of Florida, filed June 2, 2011.
    22. PUBLIC RECORDS CANCELLATION: With respect to a resulting contract and/or
    purchase order, proposer/bidder will allow public access to all documents, papers, letters or
    other material subject to the provision of Florida’s Public Records Law, §119, Fla. Stat., and
    made or received in conjunction with this Agreement. Refusal by proposer/bidder to allow
    such public access will be grounds for unilateral cancellation of this Agreement by UNF and
    for imposition of any remedy or penalty available under law. Proposer/bidder will indemnify
    and hold harmless the University of North Florida, Board of Trustees and State of Florida,
    their officers, employees and agents from and against any and all costs, losses, damages,
    liabilities, expenses, demands and judgments, including court costs and attorney’s fees,
    which may arise out of, or be consequent upon, any public records which proposer/bidder
    maintained or should have maintained in conjunction with this Agreement.
    23. ACCOUNTING AND AUDIT: The proposer/bidder agrees to maintain at its principal
    place of business those business records, books, account information and related materials
    relevant to any resulting Agreement/purchase order. The University of North Florida, and
    the Auditor General of the State of Florida, or any of their authorized representatives, will
    have the right upon reasonable notice to review such materials, whether by its own
    representative or by a certified public accountant during reasonable business hours and
    in a manner that does not disrupt proposer’s/bidder’s business operations.
    Proposer/bidder agrees to retain any documents relevant to this Agreement/purchase order
    for a period of at least 3 years after the final payment or termination of this
    Agreement/purchase order, whichever is later. Records related to unresolved audit findings,
    appeals, or litigation shall be retained until the action is completed or the dispute resolved.
    Invoices for fees or other compensation shall be submitted in detail sufficient for proper pre-
    audit service. The proposer/bidder agrees to include this Accounting and Audit provision in
    any contract it has with any subcontractor, consultant or agent whose services will be
    charged directly or indirectly to this Agreement.
    15. FACILITIES: The University reserves the right to inspect the Bidder's facilities at any
    time with prior notice.
    16. SERVICE AND WARRANTY: Unless otherwise specified, the Bidder shall define
    any warranty service and replacements that will be provided during and subsequent to
    this contract. Bidders must explain on an attached sheet to what extent warranty and
    service facilities are provided.
    17. SAMPLES: Samples of items, when called for, must be furnished free of expense on
    or before Bid opening time and date and, if not destroyed, may upon request be returned
    at the Bidder’s expense. Each individual sample must be labeled with Bidder's name,
    manufacturer's brand name and number, Bid number and item reference. Request for
    return of samples shall be accompanied by instructions which include
    24. TRAVEL: Bills for any travel expenses must be submitted in accordance with §112.061,
    Fla. Stat. No travel expenses may be paid to, or for the benefit of, any individual, by the
    University, in excess of the amount permitted by §112.061, Fla. Stat.. Any expenses in
    excess of the amounts prescribed by law shall be borne by the bidder.
    25. GOVERNING LAW; FORUM: Any resulting Agreement will be governed by and
    construed under the laws of the State of Florida which will be the forum for any lawsuit
    between the parties arising from or incident to the resulting Agreement. The venue for any
    legal proceeding will be in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida.
    13.0010R, 13.0020R AND 13.0030R.
    PUR 7033 Revised March 2013
    1. Project Description
    The University of North Florida Board of Trustees, a public body corporate, is soliciting bids from plumbing or
    general contractors for the improvement of the restroom facilities at the UNF Arena, Building 34 located at 1 UNF
    Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
    The scope of work includes all labor, materials and supervision required for the Arena restroom improvements. The
    awarded contractor will upgrade the fixtures in 16 restrooms located in the Arena. The current fixtures are outdated
    and insufficient. This scope includes removing, salvaging and cleaning the existing restroom partitions for re-
    installation. In addition, the successful contractor will remove and replace the toilets, urinals, lavatories, re-install
    dispensers and install new solid surface countertops. Ceiling tiles, LED light fixtures/bulbs, supply/return grill
    replacement, some painting, and pressure/acid washing of ceramic tile are included within this project scope. The
    project will be phased to keep 8 functional restrooms available at all times during the renovation. The phasing plan
    must be approved. Work is to be performed primarily during normal work hours. See the construction drawings and
    specifications for the full scope of work.
    The successful contractor is responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable local, state and
    federal occupational safety and health regulations pertaining to the scope of work outlined in this ITB.
    Project Substantial Completion: 180 calendar days from Notice to Proceed
    Final Completion: 30 days
    Liquidated Damages: $250/day
    Qualification Criteria:
    Plumbing or General contractor’s license
    Contractor shall have successfully completed at least three similar or greater size and scope projects.
    Provide project name, owner contact, address and telephone number for each project reference on the
    form provided
    2. Proposed Selection Schedule
    The tentative schedule for selection and award will be as follows:
    Posting ITB on Website
    Advertisement in Florida Administrative Weekly
    Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting/Site Visit
    Non-mandatory 2nd Site Visit
    Bid Questions Deadline
    Responses to Questions
    Bid Due Date
    June 18, 2019
    June 19, 2019
    June 25, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m. Bldg. 6/1225
    June 28, 2019 @ 10 a.m. Bldg. 34/Lobby entry
    July 1, 2019
    July 3, 2019
    July 9, 2019 @ 2 p.m.
    All times are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.
    3. Bid Submission
    Bids are to be delivered sealed. Provide one copy of the bid submittals. Bids are due by 2 p.m. on July 9, 2019.
    Bids received after 2 p.m. will be returned unopened. It is the sole responsibility of the bidder to ensure that sealed
    bids are delivered to UNF Procurement Services, 4892 First Coast Technology Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32224
    prior to the deadline and labeled accordingly. It is also the responsibility of the bidder to carefully review the bid
    requirements in this ITB and submit all information requested. The University will not accept bid proposals received
    by facsimile or email. If bidder fails to submit with its sealed bid all items requested, the bid submittal may not be
    Bidders must use an identification label with the envelope labeled with the bid title “ITB 19-24 Arena Restroom
    Improvementson their packages when returning their response. The label should clearly identify the bid number,
    date and time of closing and company name. Each bidder is fully responsible for ensuring that its bid is timely
    received and shall assume the risk of non-delivery or untimely delivery caused by its chosen delivery method,
    whether by U.S. Mail, public carrier or otherwise.
    4. Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting
    To help ensure that all bidders are fully informed of the requirements of this solicitation, a mandatory pre-bid meeting
    will be held at 10:30 a.m. on June 25, 2019 at the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224,
    and UNF Annex, Building 6 Room 1225. A second walk through for subcontractors (non-mandatory) will be available
    on June 28, 2019 at 10 a.m. Interested parties should meet in front of the Arena, Building 34 lobby entry.
    Bidders are encouraged to submit questions by email in advance of the meeting to the UNF Procurement Services
    to Dianna White at email and Leslie Cunningham
    5. Solicitation Security
    The University requires a certified, cashier’s or treasurer’s check, bank draft, bank official check or bid bond in the
    amount of 5 percent of the bid amount as a condition for participating in this competitive solicitation. Failure to
    submit the bid bond with your response may be cause for the bid package to be declared non-responsive and
    6. Performance and Payment Bond
    The successful Vendor shall provide and pay for performance and payment bonds for projects/agreements in
    excess of $100,000. Such bonds shall cover the full and faithful performance of the agreement and the payment of
    all obligations whatsoever arising thereunder in such form as required by the University. The successful Vendor
    shall deliver the required bonds to the University promptly following execution of the Agreement. The Successful
    Vendor shall require the attorney in fact who executes the required bonds on behalf of the surety to affix thereto a
    certified and current copy of his power of attorney indicating the monetary limit of such power. Surety shall be a
    company licensed to do business in the State of Florida and shall be acceptable to the University. The bond amount
    may be increased to include any change order added to the agreement to 100 percent of the total of each change
    7. Method of Award
    A contract and/or purchase order will be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder whose bid meets
    all of the requirements set forth in the ITB. When multiple responses that are equal in all respects are received to a
    competitive solicitation, the University will give preference to responses that include commodities manufactured in
    the state, Florida businesses, businesses with a drug-free workplace program, and/or out-of-state manufacturers
    located in the state to determine the contract award, or, if these conditions do not exist or are the equivalent between
    two or more responses, the contract award will be determined by toss of a coin.
    This bid will be awarded based on the qualified contractor with the lowest responsive lump sum bid. The University
    may award this bid in whole or in part; whichever is in the best interest of the University.
    8. Clarifications
    No interpretation of the meaning of any part of this ITB, nor corrections of any apparent ambiguity, inconsistency or
    error herein, will be made to any bidder orally. All requests for written interpretation, additional information or
    corrections must be in writing and can be submitted via email to University of North Florida Procurement Services,
    attention Dianna White at AND Leslie Cunningham
    All requests must be received by July 1, 2019. All such interpretations and supplemental instructions will be in the
    form of written addenda to the ITB documents which, if issued, will be posted to the Procurement Services website.
    It is the responsibility of the bidder before submitting its bid to check the UNF Procurement Services website at to obtain any updates/addenda.
    9. Disqualification of Bid
    More than one bid from an individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association under the same or different names
    will not be considered. Reasonable grounds for believing that a bidder is involved in more than one bid for the
    same work will be cause for rejection of all bids in which such bidders are believed to be involved. Any or all bids
    will be rejected if there is reason to believe that collusion exists between bidders. Bids in which the prices obviously
    are unbalanced will be subject to rejection.
    10. Bid Withdrawal
    Bid proposals submitted prior to the bid opening date may be withdrawn by written notice to the UNF Procurement
    Services. Such notice must be received at the address provided herein prior to the time designated for opening the
    bid. Bidder may withdraw the bid at any time prior to bid opening.
    Withdrawn bids may be resubmitted up to the time designated for the receipt of the bid provided that they are then
    fully in conformance with the requirements of the ITB.
    11. Independent Contractor
    All of the vendor's employees furnishing services to the University shall be deemed employees solely of the vendor
    and shall not in any way be considered employees or an agent acting for and/or on behalf of the University. The
    vendor shall perform all services as an independent contractor and shall discharge all its liabilities as such. No acts
    performed or representations, whether oral or written, made by the contractor with respect to third parties shall be
    binding on the University of North Florida.
    12. Public Entity Crimes
    The University will not accept a competitive solicitation, or purchase of commodities, contractual services,
    construction, repairs and leases, from a person or affiliate who has been convicted of a public entity crime and has
    been placed on the State of Florida’s convicted vendor list for a period of 36 months from the date of being added
    to the convicted vendor list. A “person” or “affiliate” includes any natural person or any entity, including predecessor
    or successor entities under the control of any natural person who is active in its management and who has been
    convicted of a public entity crime.
    13. Right to Terminate
    In the event that any of the provisions of a contract resulting from the bid award are violated by the successful
    bidder, the University may serve written notice upon such bidder of its intention to terminate the contract. Such
    notice is to state the reason(s) for such intention to terminate the contract, and unless within 30 days after serving
    such notice upon the bidder, such violation shall cease and satisfactory arrangements for correction are made, the
    contract shall, upon expiration of said 30 days, cease and terminate, but the liability of such bidder and his surety
    for any and all such violations(s) shall not be affected by any such termination.
    14. Contractual Intent/Right to Terminate and Recommence ITB Process
    The University intends to contract with vendor(s) whose bid(s) is/are considered to be in the best interests of the
    University. However, the University may terminate this ITB process at any time up to Notice of Award, without prior
    notice, and without liability of any kind or amount. Further, the University reserves the right to commence one or
    more subsequent ITB processes seeking the same or similar products or services covered hereunder.
    15. M/WBE, Service-Disabled Veteran Business Utilization
    UNF is committed to encouraging and promoting the utilization of minority, women and service-disabled veteran
    business enterprises. We make all efforts reasonably necessary to ensure that these businesses have a full and
    fair opportunity to compete for performance on UNF projects. Prime contractors are strongly encouraged to provide
    opportunities for minority, women and service-disabled veteran owned subcontractors in performance on UNF
    16. Non-Discrimination Equal Opportunity and Diversity Statement
    The University of North Florida is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who
    interact in our community. To accomplish this intent, UNF conforms to both the spirit and the letter of all laws and
    regulations that prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion,
    age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or veteran status
    in any program, service or activity it offers. Similarly, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation. The contracting
    party will adhere to such provisions and provide to the University, upon request, evidence of compliance federal
    and state law and University provisions. A failure to so adhere or to provide such evidence shall constitute a
    material default under the agreement.
    17. Affirmative Action
    The University of North Florida and its vendors, contractors and subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of
    41 CFR 60300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires
    affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment

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