Portable Fire Extinguishers

Agency: State Government of Kansas
State: Kansas
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 423990 - Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2019
Due Date: Oct 15, 2019
Solicitation No: EVT0006909
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Bid Solicitation Detail

Portable Fire Extinguishers

BID CLOSING DATE:
10/15/2019
BID NUMBER:
EVT0006909
AGENCY:
Department of Administration

BID FILES:

Event Details
EVT0006909_-_Portable_Fire_Extinguishers_-_RFP.docx


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)

1 Bid Event Number: EVT0006909

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3 Requisition ID: 0000037315

4 Document Number: RFX0001397

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6 Replaces Contract: New

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8 Date Posted: September 10, 2019

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11 Closing Date: October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM

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14 Procurement Officer: Dara Heineken

15 Telephone: 1-785-296-2770

16 E-Mail Address: Dara.A.Heineken@ks.gov

17 Web Address: http://admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts/

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19 Agency: Department of Administration

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21 Item: Portable Fire Extinguishers

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23 Period of Contract: Date of Award through January 31, 2025

With the option to renew for one (1) additional 24-month period

24 Bid Guarantee: No monetary bid guarantee required.

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26 This Bid Event was recently posted to the Procurement and Contracts Internet website.

27 The document can be downloaded by going to the following website:

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29 http://admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts/

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31 It shall be the bidder's responsibility to monitor this website on a regular basis for any changes/amendments.

Questions/Addenda: Questions requesting clarification of the bid must be submitted in writing to the Procurement Officer indicated above:

Before the end of the day, on Friday, September 27, 2019.

1 Answers to questions will be available in the form of an addendum on the Procurement and Contracts' website,

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3 http://admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts .

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5 It shall be the responsibility of all participating bidders to acquire any and all addenda and additional information as it is made available from the web site cited above. Vendors/Bidders not initially invited to participate in this Bid Event must notify the Procurement Officer (Event Contact) of their intent to bid at least 24 hours prior to the event's closing date/time. Bidders are required to check the website periodically for any additional information or instructions.

Vendor Response Check-List

The following check-list is provided to assist bidders in ensuring all requirements are met and all required submissions are included with the bid. Bidders are instructed to utilize this list for their own convenience to ensure compliance.

THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS MUST BE

COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED WITH YOUR BID RESPONSE

If you do not submit them with your bid it may result in the rejection of the proposal

Completed Bidder Registration submitted prior to bid submission

One (1) original hard copy and two (2) electronic versions (flash drive) of the Cost Proposal in

sealed separate packages marked clearly with EVT0006909 and Closing Date October 15, 2019, 2:00PM

Required forms in Cost Proposal package

Completed Cost Sheet / page 27-28 of this document

Any other documentation bidder wants to include

One (1) original and two (2) electronic versions (flash drive) of the Technical Proposal in sealed

separate packages marked clearly with EVT0006909 and Closing Date October 15, 2019, 2:00PM

***NO PRICING IN THIS PACKAGE***

Required forms in Technical Proposal package

1 Completed and signed Signature Sheet / page 3 of this document

Completed Immigration Reform and Control Certification / page 4 of this document

Completed Sexual Harassment Form / page 5 of this document

Completed Boycott of Israel / page 6 of this document

Completed Tax Clearance Certificate / instructions located page 7 of this document

Completed List of References / page 8 of this document

Signed Copy of any Amendment(s), if applicable/ Located on the Bid Solicitation Website

- https://www.admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts/bid-solicitations - Under EVT0006909

Completed and signed Event Details document / Located on the Bid Solicitation Website - https://www.admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts/bid-solicitations - Under EVT0006909

Any other documentation bidder wants to include ***DO NOT INCLUDE PRICING

NOTE: In order to properly and completely respond to this Proposal, bidders MUST carefully review ALL sections and respond as required.

NOTE: Items mailed through the United States Postal Service (USPS) to the Capital Complex buildings In Topeka, KS goes to a central location and then it is dispersed, it may take longer than expected for Procurement and Contracts to receive bids sent through USPS. FedEx and UPS deliver directly to our office. Bids are not considered received until they are time stamped in our office.

NOTE: Emailed or Faxed Bids will NOT be accepted for this Bid Event

2 Signature Sheet

Item: Portable Fire Extinguishers

Agency: Department of Administration

Closing Date: October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM

By submission of a bid and the signatures affixed thereto, the bidder certifies all products and services proposed in the bid meet or exceed all requirements of this specification as set forth in the request and that all exceptions are clearly identified.

Legal Name of Person, Firm or Corporation

Mailing Address City & State Zip

Toll Free Telephone Local

Cell Phone Fax Number

Tax Number

CAUTION: If your tax number is the same as your Social Security Number (SSN), you must leave this line blank. DO NOT enter your SSN on this signature sheet. If your SSN is required to process a contract award, including any tax clearance requirements, you will be contacted by an authorized representative of the Office of Procurement and Contracts later.

E-Mail

Signature Date

Typed Name Title

In the event the contact for the bidding process is different from above, indicate contact information below.

Bidding Process Contact Name

Mailing Address City & State Zip

Toll Free Telephone Local

Cell Phone Fax Number

E-Mail

If awarded a contract and purchase orders are to be directed to an address other than above, indicate mailing address and telephone number below.

Award Contact Name

Mailing Address City & State Zip

Toll Free Telephone Local

Cell Phone Fax Number

E-Mail


Certification Regarding

Immigration Reform & Control

All Contractors are expected to comply with the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), as may be amended from time to time. This Act, with certain limitations, requires the verification of the employment status of all individuals who were hired on or after November 6, 1986, by the Contractor as well as any subcontractor or sub-subcontractor. The usual method of verification is through the Employment Verification (I-9) Form. With the submission of this bid, the Contractor hereby certifies without exception that Contractor has complied with all federal and state laws relating to immigration and reform. Any misrepresentation in this regard or any employment of persons not authorized to work in the United States constitutes a material breach and, at the State’s option, may subject the contract to termination and any applicable damages.

Contractor certifies that, should it be awarded a contract by the State, Contractor will comply with all applicable federal and state laws, standards, orders and regulations affecting a person’s participation and eligibility in any program or activity undertaken by the Contractor pursuant to this contract. Contractor further certifies that it will remain in compliance throughout the term of the contract.

At the State’s request, Contractor is expected to produce to the State any documentation or other such evidence to verify Contractor’s compliance with any provision, duty, certification, or the like under the contract.

Contractor agrees to include this Certification in contracts between itself and any subcontractors in connection with the services performed under this contract.

Signature, Title of Contractor: Date:


Policy Regarding Sexual Harassment

WHEREAS, sexual harassment and retaliation for sexual harassment claims are unacceptable forms of discrimination that must not be tolerated in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, state and federal employment discrimination laws prohibit sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace; and

WHEREAS, officers and employees of the State of Kansas are entitled to working conditions that are free from sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; and

WHEREAS, the Governor and all officers and employees of the State of Kansas should seek to foster a culture that does not tolerate sexual harassment, retaliation, and unlawful discrimination.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Kansas, I hereby order as follows:

1. All Executive Branch department and agency heads shall have available and shall regularly review and update at least every three years or more frequently as necessary, their sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation policies. Such policies shall include components for confidentiality and anonymous reporting, applicability to intern positions, and training policies.

2. All Executive Branch department and agency heads shall ensure that their employees, interns, and contractors have been notified of the state’s policy against sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, and shall further ensure that such persons are aware of the procedures for submitting a complaint of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, including an anonymous complaint.

3. Executive Branch departments and agencies shall annually require training seminars regarding the policy against sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. All employees shall complete their initial training session pursuant to this order by the end of the current fiscal year.

4. Within ninety (90) days of this order, all Executive Branch employees, interns, and contractors under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Governor shall be provided a written copy of the policy against sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and they shall execute a document agreeing and acknowledging that they are aware of and will comply with the policy against sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

5. Matters involving any elected official, department or agency head, or any appointee of the Governor may be investigated by independent legal counsel.

6. The Office of the Governor will require annual mandatory training seminars for all staff, employees, and interns in the office regarding the policy against sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, and shall maintain a record of attendance.

7. Allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, or retaliation within the Office of the Governor will be investigated promptly, and violations of law or policy shall constitute grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal.

8. This Order is intended to supplement existing laws and regulations concerning sexual harassment and discrimination and shall not be interpreted to in any way diminish such laws and regulations. The Order provides conduct requirements for covered persons and is not intended to create any new right or benefit enforceable against the State of Kansas.

9. Persons seeking to report violations of this Order, or guidance regarding the application or interpretation of this Order, may contact the Office of the Governor regarding such matters.

Agreement to Comply with the Policy Against Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation.

I hereby acknowledge that I have received a copy of the State of Kansas Policy Against Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation established by Executive Order 18-04 and agree to comply with the provisions of this policy.

Signature and Date: Printed Name:


Certification of Company Not Currently

Engaged in a Boycott of Goods or Services from Israel

In accordance with HB 2482, 2018 Legislative Session, the State of Kansas shall not enter into a contract with a Company to acquire or dispose of goods or services with an aggregate price of more than $100,000, unless such Company submits a written certification that such Company is not currently engaged in a boycott of goods or services from Israel that constitutes an integral part of business conducted or sought to be conducted with the State.

As a Contractor entering into a contract with the State of Kansas, it is hereby certified that the Company listed below is not currently engaged in a boycott of Israel as set forth in HB 2482, 2018 Legislature.

____________________________________________ ______________________

Signature, Title of Contractor Date

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Printed

____________________________________________

Name of Company


Tax Clearance Instructions

A “Tax Clearance” is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that the account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws administered by the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) Director of Taxation. Information pertaining to a Tax Clearance is subject to change(s), which may arise as a result of a State Tax Audit, Federal Revenue Agent Report, or other lawful adjustment(s).

To obtain a Tax Clearance Certificate, you must:

• Go to https://www.kdor.ks.gov/apps/taxclearance/default.aspx to request a Tax Clearance Certificate

• Return to the website the following working day to see if KDOR will issue the certificate

• If issued an official certificate, print it and attach it to your signed renewal document

• If denied a certificate, engage KDOR in a discussion about why a certificate wasn’t issued

Contractors must submit a current Tax Clearance Certificate along with the signed Renewal Document. No renewal will be processed unless a current Tax Clearance Certificate is submitted.

Per KSA 75-3740-(c), the Director of Purchases may reject the bid of any bidder who is in arrears on taxes due the State of Kansas. The Secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue is authorized to exchange such information with the Director of Purchases as is necessary to determine a bidder’s tax clearance status, notwithstanding any other provision of law prohibiting disclosure of the contents of taxpayer records or information.

Please Note: Individual and business applications are available. For applications entered prior to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, results typically will be available the following business day.

Tax clearance requests may be denied if the request includes incomplete or incorrect information.

Please Note: You will need to sign back into the KDOR website to view and print the official tax clearance certificate.

Information about Tax Registration can be found at the following website:

http://www.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html


References

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Company:

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Company:

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4. Name:

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1. Bidding Instructions

1.1. Bid Event ID / Reference Number

The Bid Event ID / RFP number, indicated in the header of this page, as well as on the first page of this proposal, has been assigned to this RFP and MUST be shown on all correspondence or other documents associated with this RFP and MUST be referred to in all verbal communications. All inquiries, written or verbal, shall be directed only to the procurement officer reflected on Page 1 of this proposal. There shall be no communication with any other State employee regarding this RFP except with designated state participants in attendance ONLY DURING:

• Negotiations

• Contract Signing

• as otherwise specified in this RFP.

Violations of this provision by bidder or state agency personnel may result in the rejection of the proposal.

1.2. Questions/Addenda

Questions requesting clarification of the bid event must be submitted in WRITING to the Procurement Officer prior to the close of business on September 27, 2019 to the following address:

Dara Heineken

Telephone: 1-785-296-2770

Facsimile: 785-296-7240

E-Mail Address: Dara.A.Heineken@ks.gov

Kansas Department of Administration

Procurement and Contracts

900 SW Jackson, Suite 451-South

Topeka, KS 66612-1286

Failure to notify the Procurement Officer of any conflicts or ambiguities in this bid event may result in items being resolved in the best interest of the State. Any modification to this bid event shall be made in writing by addendum and mailed to all vendors who received the original request. Only Written communications are binding.

Answers to questions will be available in the form of an addendum on the Procurement and Contracts' website, http://admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts .

It shall be the responsibility of all participating bidders to acquire any and all addenda and additional information as it is made available from the web site cited above. Vendors/Bidders not initially invited to participate in this Bid Event must notify the Procurement Officer (Event Contact) of their intent to bid at least 24 hours prior to the event's closing date/time. Bidders are required to check the website periodically for any additional information or instructions.

1.3. Pre-Bid Conference

No pre-bid conference is scheduled for this bid event.

1.4. Negotiated Procurement

This is a negotiated procurement pursuant to K.S.A. 75-37,102. Final evaluation and award will be made by the Procurement Negotiation Committee (PNC) consisting of the following entities (or their designees):

• Secretary of Department of Administration;

• Director of Purchases, Department of Administration; and

• Head of Using Agency

1.5. Appearance Before Committee

Any, all or no bidders may be required to appear before the PNC to explain the bidder's understanding and approach to the project and/or respond to questions from the PNC concerning the proposal; or, the PNC may award without conducting negotiations, based on the initial proposal. The PNC reserves the right to request information from bidders as needed. If information is requested, the PNC is not required to request the information of all bidders.

Bidders selected to participate in negotiations may be given an opportunity to submit a revised technical and/or cost proposal/offer to the PNC, subject to a specified cut off time for submittal of revisions. Meetings before the PNC are not subject to the Open Meetings Act. Bidders are prohibited from electronically recording these meetings. All information received prior to the cut off time will be considered part of the bidder's revised offer.

No additional revisions shall be made after the specified cut off time unless requested by the PNC.

1.6. Notices

All notices, demands, requests, approvals, reports, instructions, consents or other communications (collectively "notices") that may be required or desired to be given by either party to the other shall be IN WRITING and addressed as follows:

Kansas Department of Administration

Procurement and Contracts

900 SW Jackson, Suite 451-South

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1286

RE: EVT0006909

or to any other persons or addresses as may be designated by notice from one party to the other.

1.7. Cost of Preparing Proposal

The cost of developing and submitting the proposal is entirely the responsibility of the bidder. This includes costs to determine the nature of the engagement, preparation of the proposal, submitting the proposal, negotiating for the contract and other costs associated with this RFP.

1.8. Preparation of Proposal

Prices are to be entered in spaces provided on the cost proposal form if provided herein. Computations and totals shall be indicated where required. In case of error in computations or totals, the unit price shall govern. The PNC has the right to rely on any prices provided by bidders. The bidder shall be responsible for any mathematical errors. The PNC reserves the right to reject proposals which contain errors.

All copies of cost proposals shall be submitted in a separate sealed envelope or container separate from the technical proposal. The outside shall be identified clearly as "Cost Proposal" or "Technical Proposal" with the Bid Event ID / RFP number and closing date.

A proposal shall not be considered for award if the price in the proposal was not arrived at independently and without collusion, consultation, communication or agreement as to any matter related to price with any other bidder, competitor or public officer/employee.

Technical proposals shall contain a concise description of bidder's capabilities to satisfy the requirements of this RFP with emphasis on completeness and clarity of content. Repetition of terms and conditions of the RFP without additional clarification shall not be considered responsive.

1.9. Signature of Proposals

Each proposal shall give the complete legal name and mailing address of the bidder and be signed by an authorized representative by original signature with his or her name and legal title typed below the signature line. If the contract's contact will be a different entity, indicate that individual's contact information for communication purposes. Each proposal shall include the bidder's tax number.

1.10. Acknowledgment of Amendments

All bidders shall acknowledge receipt of any amendments to this bid event by returning a signed hard copy with the bid. Failure to acknowledge receipt of any amendments may render the proposal to be non-responsive. Changes to this bid event shall be issued only by the Office of Procurement and Contracts in writing.

1.11. Modification of Proposals

A bidder may modify a proposal by letter or by FAX transmission at any time prior to the closing date and time for receipt of proposals.

1.12. Withdrawal of Proposals

A proposal may be withdrawn on written request from the bidder to the Procurement Officer at the Office of Procurement and Contracts prior to the closing date.

1.13. Competition

The purpose of this bid event is to seek competition. The bidder shall advise the Office of Procurement and Contracts if any specification, language or other requirement inadvertently restricts or limits bidding to a single source. Notification shall be in writing and must be received by the Office of Procurement and Contracts no later than five (5) business days prior to the bid closing date. The Director of Purchases reserves the right to waive minor deviations in the specifications which do not hinder the intent of this bid event.

1.14. Evaluation of Proposals

Award shall be made in the best interest of the State as determined by the PNC or their designees. Although no weighted value is assigned, consideration may focus toward but is not limited to:

• Cost. Bidders are not to inflate prices in the initial proposal as cost is a factor in determining who may receive an award or be invited to formal negotiations. The State reserves the right to award to the lowest responsive bid without conducting formal negotiations, if authorized by the PNC.

• Adequacy and completeness of proposal

• Bidder's understanding of the project

• Compliance with the terms and conditions of the RFP

• Experience in providing like services

• Qualified staff

• Methodology to accomplish tasks

• Response format as required by this RFP

1.15. Acceptance or Rejection

The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or part of a proposal; to waive any informalities or technicalities; clarify any ambiguities in proposals; modify any criteria in this RFP; and unless otherwise specified, to accept any item in a proposal.

1.16. Proposal Disclosures

At the time of closing, only the names of those who submitted proposals shall be made public information. No price information will be released. A List of Bidders may be obtained in the following manner:

1. Attending the public bid opening at the time and date noted on the Bid Event, OR

2. Requesting a List of Bidders via E-mail to tabsheets@ks.gov or in writing to the following address. Include the Bid Event number EVT0006909 in all requests.

Kansas Department of Administration

Procurement and Contracts

Attn: Bid Results

900 SW Jackson, Suite 451-South

Topeka, KS 66612-1286

All other documents pertaining to the bid (tabsheet, individual bids, proposals, contract, etc.) are not available until the bid has been awarded, contract executed, or all bids rejected.

Once a bid file is available, a request for a cost estimate may be submitted to the e-mail or address noted above for the costs associated with the reproduction of bid documents. Procurement and Contracts will attempt to provide all Open Records requests with electronic copies when possible.

Requests will not be fulfilled until payment has been received.

Documents will be sent via First Class Mail. If requested, they may be sent via express mail services at the expense of the requester.

Any questions regarding Open Records requests for bid results should be directed to tabsheets@ks.gov or 785-296-0002.


1.17. Disclosure of Proposal Content and Proprietary Information

All proposals become the property of the State of Kansas. The Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215 et seq) of the State of Kansas requires public information be placed in the public domain at the conclusion of the selection process and be available for examination by all interested parties. ( http://www.admin.ks.gov/offices/chief-counsel/kansas-open-records-act/kansas-open-records-act-procurement-and-contracts ) No proposals shall be disclosed until after a contract award has been issued. The State reserves the right to destroy all proposals if the RFP is withdrawn, a contract award is withdrawn, or in accordance with Kansas law. Late Technical and/or Cost proposals will be retained unopened in the file and not receive consideration or may be returned to the bidder.

Trade secrets or proprietary information legally recognized as such and protected by law may be requested to be withheld if clearly labeled "Proprietary" on each individual page and provided as separate from the main proposal. Pricing information is not considered proprietary and the bidder's entire proposal response package will not be considered proprietary.

All information requested to be handled as "Proprietary" shall be submitted separately from the main proposal and clearly labeled, in a separate envelope or clipped apart from all other documentation. The bidder shall provide detailed written documentation justifying why this material should be considered "Proprietary". The Office of Procurement and Contracts reserves the right to accept, amend or deny such requests for maintaining information as proprietary in accordance with Kansas law.

The State of Kansas does not guarantee protection of any information which is not submitted as required.

1.18. Exceptions

By submission of a response, the bidder acknowledges and accepts all terms and conditions of the RFP unless clearly avowed and wholly documented in a separate section of the Technical Proposal to be entitled: "Exceptions".

1.19. Notice of Award

An award is made on execution of the written contract by all parties.

1.20. News Releases

Only the State is authorized to issue news releases relating to this bid event, its evaluation, award and/or performance of the resulting contract.


2. Proposal Response

2.1. Submission of Proposals

Bidder's proposal shall consist of:

• One (1) original and one (1) copy of the Technical Proposal, including the signed Event Details document, applicable literature and other supporting documents;

• One (1) original and one (1) copy of the cost proposal including the signed Event Details document,

• Two (2) electronic / software version(s) of the technical and cost proposals are required. This shall be provided on a flash drive, in Microsoft® Word, Excel or searchable PDF®. Technical and cost responses shall be submitted on separate media.

All copies of cost proposals shall be submitted in a separate sealed envelope or container separate from the technical proposal. The outside shall be identified clearly as "Cost Proposal" or "Technical Proposal" with the Bid Event ID number and closing date.

Bidder's proposal, sealed securely in an envelope or other container, shall be received no later than 2:00 p.m., Central Time, on the closing date, addressed as follows:

Kansas Department of Administration

Procurement and Contracts

Proposal #: EVT0006909

Closing Date: October 15, 2019

900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 451-South

Topeka, KS 66612-1286

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure bids are received by the closing date and time. Delays in mail delivery or any other means of transmittal, including couriers or agents of the issuing entity shall not excuse late bid submissions.

Faxed, e-mailed or telephoned proposals are not acceptable unless otherwise specified.

Proposals received prior to the closing date shall be kept secured and sealed until closing. The State shall not be responsible for the premature opening of a proposal or for the rejection of a proposal that was not received prior to the closing date because it was not properly identified on the outside of the envelope or container. Late Technical and/or Cost proposals will be retained unopened in the file and not receive consideration or may be returned to the bidder.

2.2. Proposal Format

Bidders are instructed to prepare their Technical Proposal following the same sequence as this RFP.

2.3. Transmittal Letter

All bidders shall respond to the following statements:

(a) the bidder is the prime contractor and identifying all subcontractors;

(b) the bidder is a corporation or other legal entity;

(c) no attempt has been made or will be made to induce any other person or firm to submit or not to submit a proposal;

(d) the bidder does not discriminate in employment practices with regard to race, color, religion, age (except as provided by law), sex, marital status, political affiliation, national origin or disability;

(e) no cost or pricing information has been included in the transmittal letter or the Technical Proposal;

(f) the bidder presently has no interest, direct or indirect, which would conflict with the performance of services under this contract and shall not employ, in the performance of this contract, any person having a conflict;

(g) the person signing the proposal is authorized to make decisions as to pricing quoted and has not participated, and will not participate, in any action contrary to the above statements;

(h) whether there is a reasonable probability that the bidder is or will be associated with any parent, affiliate or subsidiary organization, either formally or informally, in supplying any service or furnishing any supplies or equipment to the bidder which would relate to the performance of this contract. If the statement is in the affirmative, the bidder is required to submit with the proposal, written certification and authorization from the parent, affiliate or subsidiary organization granting the State and/or the federal government the right to examine any directly pertinent books, documents, papers and records involving such transactions related to the contract. Further, if at any time after a proposal is submitted, such an association arises, the bidder will obtain a similar certification and authorization and failure to do so will constitute grounds for termination for cause of the contract at the option of the State;

(i) bidder agrees that any lost or reduced federal matching money resulting from unacceptable performance in a contractor task or responsibility defined in the RFP, contract or modification shall be accompanied by reductions in state payments to Contractor; and

(j) the bidder has not been retained, nor has it retained a person to solicit or secure a state contract on an agreement or understanding for a commission, percentage, brokerage or contingent fee, except for retention of bona fide employees or bona fide established commercial selling agencies maintained by the bidder for the purpose of securing business.

For breach of this provision, the Committee shall have the right to reject the proposal, terminate the contract for cause and/or deduct from the contract price or otherwise recover the full amount of such commission, percentage, brokerage or contingent fee or other benefit.

2.4. Bidder Information

The bidder must include a narrative of the bidder's corporation and each subcontractor if any. The narrative shall include the following:

(a) date established;

(b) ownership (public, partnership, subsidiary, etc.);

(c) number of personnel, full and part time, assigned to this project by function and job title;

(d) resources assigned to this project and the extent they are dedicated to other matters;

(e) organizational chart;

(f) financial statement may be required.

2.5. Qualifications

A description of the bidder's qualifications and experience providing the requested or similar service shall be submitted with the Technical Proposal. The bidder must be an established firm recognized for its capacity to perform. The bidder must have sufficient personnel to meet the deadlines specified in the bid event.

2.6. Experience

All bidders are preferred to have a minimum of Three (3) years continuous active participation in the applicable industry, providing equipment/services comparable in size and complexity to those specified herein.

2.7. References

Provide Five (5) references who have purchased similar items or services from the bidder in the last Three (3) year(s). References shall show firm name, contact person, address, e-mail address and phone number. Bidder's employees and the buying agency shall not be shown as references.

2.8. Bidder Contracts

Bidders must include with their RFP response, a copy of any contracts, agreements, licenses, warranties, etc. that the bidder would propose to incorporate into the contract generated from this Bid Event. (State of Kansas form DA-146a remains a mandatory requirement in all contracts.)

2.9. Alternate Proposals/Equivalent Items

Bids on goods and services comparable to those specified herein are invited. Whenever a material, article or piece of equipment is identified in the specifications by reference to a manufacturer's or vendor's name, trade name, catalog number, etc., it is intended to establish a standard, unless otherwise specifically stated. Any material, article or equipment of other manufacturers or vendors shall perform to the standard of the item specified. Equivalent bids must be accompanied by sufficient descriptive literature and/or specifications to provide for detailed comparison. Samples of items, if required, shall be furnished at no expense to the State and if not destroyed in the evaluation process, shall be returned at bidder's expense, if requested.

The State of Kansas reserves the right to determine and approve or deny "equivalency" in comparison of alternate bids.

2.10. Technical Literature

All Technical Proposals shall include specifications and technical literature sufficient to allow the State to determine that the equipment/services meet(s) all requirements. If a requirement is not addressed in the technical literature, it must be supported by additional documentation and included with the bid. Proposals without sufficient technical documentation may be rejected.

2.11. Equipment

All proposed equipment, equipment options, and hardware expansions must be identified by manufacturer and model number and descriptive literature of such equipment must be submitted with the bid response.

2.12. Procurement Card (P-Card)

Many State Agencies use a State of Kansas Procurement Card (currently Visa) in lieu of a state warrant to pay for certain purchases. No additional charges will be allowed for using the P-Card. Bidders shall indicate on the Event Details document if they will accept the Procurement Card for payment.

2.13. Political Subdivisions

Political subdivisions (City, County, School Districts, etc.) are permitted to utilize contracts administered by the Office of Procurement and Contracts. Please state in the area provided on the Event Details document whether or not you will allow this usage. Conditions included in this contract shall be the same for political subdivisions. The State has no responsibility for payments owed by political subdivisions. The Contractor must deal directly with the political subdivision.


3. Terms and Conditions

3.1. Contract

The successful bidder will be required to enter into a written contract with the State. The contractor agrees to accept the provisions of Form DA 146a (Contractual Provisions Attachment), which is incorporated into all contracts with the State and is incorporated into this bid event.

3.2. Contract Documents

This bid event, any amendments, the response and any response amendments of the Contractor, and the State of Kansas DA-146a (Contractual Provision Attachment) shall be incorporated into the written contract, which shall compose the complete understanding of the parties.

In the event of a conflict in terms of language among the documents, the following order of precedence shall govern:

• Form DA 146a;

• written modifications to the executed contract;

• written contract signed by the parties;

• the Bid Event documents, including any and all amendments; and

• Contractor's written offer submitted in response to the Bid Event as finalized.

3.3. Captions

The captions or headings in this contract are for reference only and do not define, describe, extend, or limit the scope or intent of this contract.

3.4. Definitions

A glossary of common procurement terms is available at http://admin.ks.gov/offices/procurement-and-contracts, under the "Procurement Forms" link.

3.5. Contract Formation

No contract shall be considered to have been entered into by the State until all statutorily required signatures and certifications have been rendered and a written contract has been signed by the contractor.

3.6. Statutes

Each and every provision of law and clause required by law to be inserted in the contract shall be deemed to be inserted herein and the contract shall be read and enforced as though it were included herein. If through mistake or otherwise any such provision is not inserted, or is not correctly inserted, then on the application of either party the contract shall be amended to make such insertion or correction.

3.7. Governing Law

This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of Kansas and shall be deemed executed in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

3.8. Jurisdiction

The parties shall bring any and all legal proceedings arising hereunder in the State of Kansas District Court of Shawnee County, unless otherwise specified and agreed upon by the State of Kansas. Contractor waives personal service of process, all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens. The Eleventh Amendment of the United States Constitution is an inherent and incumbent protection with the State of Kansas and need not be reserved, but prudence requires the State to reiterate that nothing related to this Agreement shall be deemed a waiver of the Eleventh Amendment

3.9. Mandatory Provisions

The provisions found in Contractual Provisions Attachment (DA 146a) are incorporated by reference and made a part of this contract.


3.10. Termination for Cause

The Director of Purchases may terminate this contract, or any part of this contract, for cause under any one of the following circumstances:

• the Contractor fails to make delivery of goods or services as specified in this contract;

• the Contractor provides substandard quality or workmanship;

• the Contractor fails to perform any of the provisions of this contract, or

• the Contractor fails to make progress as to endanger performance of this contract in accordance with its terms.

The Director of Purchases shall provide Contractor with written notice of the conditions endangering performance. If the Contractor fails to remedy the conditions within ten (10) days from the receipt of the notice (or such longer period as State may authorize in writing), the Director of Purchases shall issue the Contractor an order to stop work immediately. Receipt of the notice shall be presumed to have occurred within three (3) days of the date of the notice.

3.11. Termination for Convenience

The Director of Purchases may terminate performance of work under this contract in whole or in part whenever, for any reason, the Director of Purchases shall determine that the termination is in the best interest of the State of Kansas. In the event that the Director of Purchases elects to terminate this contract pursuant to this provision, it shall provide the Contractor written notice at least 30 days prior to the termination date. The termination shall be effective as of the date specified in the notice. The Contractor shall continue to perform any part of the work that may have not been terminated by the notice.

3.12. Rights and Remedies

If this contract is terminated, the State, in addition to any other rights provided for in this contract, may require the Contractor to transfer title and deliver to the State in the manner and to the extent directed, any completed materials. The State shall be obligated only for those services and materials rendered and accepted prior to the date of termination.

In the event of termination, the Contractor shall receive payment prorated for that portion of the contract period services were provided to or goods were accepted by State subject to any offset by State for actual damages including loss of federal matching funds.

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