Purchase of 90 METROLift Vans with 10% Contingency

Agency: METRO - Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
State: Texas
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 485991 - Special Needs Transportation
Posted Date: Jun 19, 2022
Due Date: Aug 31, 2022
Solicitation No: 4022000130
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Purchase of 90 METROLift Vans with 10% Contingency - Solicitation Detail

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Solicitation Number: 4022000130 Solicitation Title: Purchase of 90 METROLift Vans with 10% Contingency Type of Solicitation: Short Form RFx Date Issued: 06/17/2022 Pre-Bid/Proposal Conference Date: --- Conference Location: --- Due Date: 08/31/2022 00:00 AM Description: Purchase of 90 METROLift Vans with 10% Contingency Instructions: The anticipated METRO Board meeting month for approval of a contract resulting from this solicitation will be forthcoming. It is the responsibility of the bidder to check METROs website for notices on the specific dates for METRO Board meetings. All bidders of this Solicitation and METRO hereby agree that this provision shall serve as the minimum required action by the bidder toward exercising due diligence in obtaining the results of this Solicitation. The requirement of approval by the METRO Board of Directors for any particular solicitation is dependent upon several factors. However, all bidders shall be required to check the METRO web site regarding whether or not the solicitation associated with their bid requires approval by the METRO Board of Directors. All persons and/or entities responding to this Solicitation hereby acknowledge the Public Notice of Solicitation Results enumerated in this Paragraph. METRO Board meeting notices are posted on METROs web site at: http://www.ridemetro.org/AboutUs/Board/Agenda.aspx Notes: --- Contract Administrator: BLAKE HOHENSEE Email: JH52@RIDEMETRO.ORG Solicitation Latest Update: 06/17/2022 NIGP Code(s): 998 Small Business Goal: Not Applicable
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IFB 4022000130 Purchase of Paratransit Vans 06/17/2022
IFB 4022000130 Technical Specifications 06/17/2022
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METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY OF HARRIS COUNTY, TX (METRO)
INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB)
FOR
Purchase and Delivery of Paratransit Vans
METRO IFB NO. 4022000130
Bidder’s signature on Invitation for Bids (Section II – Forms for Bidding/Award) constitutes acceptance
of a contract that may result from this solicitation. Contract award/execution may be made by METRO
without discussion.
IMPORTANT Notice to Bidder
All responses to this solicitation must be labeled as indicated below and delivered or mailed to
the following address:
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Procurement Division
Plan Room, 2nd Floor
1900 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
Upper Left Corner of Envelope Must Indicate:
Bidder/Contractor Name and Address
Lower Left Corner of Envelope Must Indicate:
Solicitation Number
Due Date
Due Time
Solicitation Title
FEDERALLY FUNDED
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION I - BIDDING/PROPOSING REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS ....................................................................................... i
1 INVITATION FOR BIDS SUMMARY ................................................................................................................................................... i
2 INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS ..........................................................................................................................................................iii
SECTION II - FORMS FOR BIDDING/PROPOSING ................................................................................................................................ xi
1 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE) ................................................................................................................... xi
2 BUY AMERICA CERTIFICATE .........................................................................................................................................................xii
3 CARGO PREFERENCE ...................................................................................................................................................................xiii
4 DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR INELIGIBLE CONTRACTOR'S CERTIFICATION.......................................................................xiv
5 VEHICLE TESTING CERTIFICATION, 49 CFR PART 665 ............................................................................................................. xv
6 FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) ......................................................................................................xvi
7 PRE-AWARD AUDIT OF VEHICLES FOR SPECIFICATION AND BUY AMERICA COMPLIANCE.............................................xvii
8 CERTIFICATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING ................................................................................................................ xviii
9 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 (ADA) ...............................................................................................................xix
10 MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION REQUIREMENTS....................................................................................................................... xx
11 BIDDER'S QUESTIONNAIRE ........................................................................................................................................................xxi
12 PRICE BREAKDOWN..................................................................................................................................................................xxiv
13 REQUEST FOR APPROVAL (RFA FORM) ..................................................................................................................................xxv
14 MANDATORY REQUEST FOR APPROVALS (RFA) ................................................................................................................. xxvii
SECTION III - FORMS FOR BIDDING/PROPOSING/AWARD ................................................................................................................. 1
1 SOLICITATION, BID AND AWARD FORM ....................................................................................................................................... 1
2 BID/CONTRACT SCHEDULE OF ITEMS AND PRICES ................................................................................................................... 3
SECTION IV - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE ARTICLES ................................................................................................................ 4
1 DEFINITIONS ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
2 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE ........................................................................................................................................................... 4
4 LIQUIDATED DAMAGES................................................................................................................................................................... 5
5 FORCE MAJEURE............................................................................................................................................................................. 5
6 NOTIFICATION OF DELAY ............................................................................................................................................................... 6
7 REQUEST FOR EXTENSION ............................................................................................................................................................ 6
8 METRO DELAY OF WORK ............................................................................................................................................................... 6
9 PERFORMANCE BOND OR LETTER OF CREDIT........................................................................................................................... 6
10 ASSIGNMENT OF VEHICLES ......................................................................................................................................................... 6
11 MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP ............................................................................................................................................... 6
12 CONFORMANCE WITH CONTRACT AND SPECIFICATIONS ...................................................................................................... 6
13 REPAIRS AFTER NON-ACCEPTANCE .......................................................................................................................................... 7
14 DELIVERABLES .............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
15 PREPRODUCTION CONFERENCE APPROVALS ......................................................................................................................... 7
16 CHANGES OF LAW ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
17 TEXAS ETHICS COMMISSION (TEC) ELECTRONIC FILING ........................................................................................................ 8
SECTION V - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE ARTICLES.................................................................................................................. 9
1 VEHICLE INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE ................................................................................................................................... 9
2 CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE ......................................................................................................................................................... 9
4 TESTING OF NEW PARATRANSIT VAN MODELS.......................................................................................................................... 9
SECTION VI - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA ARTICLES ........................................................................................................ 10
1 COMPENSATION............................................................................................................................................................................. 10
2 INVOICING AND PAYMENT ............................................................................................................................................................ 10
3 CONTRACTOR REPRESENTATIVE ............................................................................................................................................... 10
4 NOTICES .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 10
SECTION VII - INSURANCE ARTICLES................................................................................................................................................. 11
1 INSURANCE REQUIREMENT ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
2 INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT .................................................................................................................................................. 12
SECTION VIII - SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM ARTICLES .................................................................................................................. 13
1 DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES ............................................................................................................................. 13
SECTION IX - SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARTICLES .......................................................................................................... 14
1 DATA RIGHTS ................................................................................................................................................................................. 14
2 SOFTWARE ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 14
3 AVAILABITLITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR........................................................................................................ 14
SECTION X - GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARTICLES ......................................................................................................... 15
1 TITLE................................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
2 COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS/PERMITS AND LICENSES................................................................................................................ 15
3 METRO-FURNISHED PROPERTY .................................................................................................................................................. 15
4 WARRANTY ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 15
5 SERVICE LOCATION ..................................................................................................................................................................... 15
6 CHANGES ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 15
7 DISPUTES ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 16
8 TERMINATION FOR CONVENIENCE OF METRO ......................................................................................................................... 16
9 TERMINATION FOR DEFAULT....................................................................................................................................................... 17
10 PATENT INDEMNITY..................................................................................................................................................................... 18
11 COVENANT AGAINST CONTINGENT FEES................................................................................................................................ 18
12 DISSEMINATION OF CONTRACT INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................... 18
13 CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION ................................................................................................................................................... 18
14 USE OF METRO'S NAME IN CONTRACTOR ADVERTISING OR PUBLIC RELATIONS ............................................................ 18
15 ASSIGNMENT ................................................................................................................................................................................ 18
16 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.................................................................................................................................................... 18
17 CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS .............................................................................................................................................. 18
18 CONTRACT ORDER OF PRECEDENCE ...................................................................................................................................... 19
19 SEVERABILITY.............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
20 WAIVERS ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
21 INTERPRETATION, JURISDICTION AND VENUE ....................................................................................................................... 19
22 RIGHTS AND REMEDIES .............................................................................................................................................................. 19
23 NOTICE TO METRO OF LABOR DISPUTES ................................................................................................................................ 19
24 ETHICAL CONDUCT ..................................................................................................................................................................... 19
25 SUSPENSION OF WORK .............................................................................................................................................................. 20
26 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, GRATUITIES ................................................................................................................................... 20
27 METRO NON DISCRIMINATION ................................................................................................................................................... 20
28 CONTRACTOR NON DISCRIMINATION....................................................................................................................................... 20
29 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR VEVRAA PROTECTED VETERANS............................................................................................. 20
SECTION XI - FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS ARTICLES ........................................................................................................................ 23
1 FEDERAL CHANGES ...................................................................................................................................................................... 23
2 OFFICIALS NOT TO BENEFIT ........................................................................................................................................................ 23
3 CONTRACT WORK HOURS AND SAFETY STANDARDS ACT ..................................................................................................... 23
4 TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 OBLIGATIONS.................................................................................................... 24
5 BUY AMERICA ................................................................................................................................................................................ 24
6 POST-DELIVERY AUDIT OF VEHICLES FOR SPECIFICATION AND BUY AMERICA COMPLIANCE ....................................... 25
7 FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS.................................................................................................................... 25
8 MOTOR VEHICLE POLLUTION REQUIREMENTS......................................................................................................................... 25
9 ACCESS TO RECORDS .................................................................................................................................................................. 25
10 ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ........................................................................................ 25
11 ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................................... 26
12 RECYCLED PRODUCTS ............................................................................................................................................................... 26
13 FLY AMERICA ............................................................................................................................................................................... 26
14 CARGO PREFERENCE--USE OF UNITED STATES-FLAG VESSELS........................................................................................ 26
15 RESTRICTIONS ON LOBBYING ................................................................................................................................................... 27
16 DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION................................................................................................................................................. 27
17 NO OBLIGATION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ................................................................................................................ 27
18 INCORPORATION OF FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) TERMS ......................................................................... 27
19 FRAUD AND FALSE OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENTS AND RELATED ACTS........................................................................ 27
20 MAINTENANCE OF RECORDS; ACCESS BY METRO; RIGHT TO AUDIT RECORDS.............................................................. 28
21 VETERANS EMPLOYMENT .......................................................................................................................................................... 28
22 ENTIRE AGREEMENT................................................................................................................................................................... 28
SECTION XII - EXHIBITS .......................................................................................................................................................................... 1
1 EXHIBIT "A" PARATRANSIT VAN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND DRAWINGS ................................................................. 1
2 EXHIBIT "B" CONTRACTOR'S RELEASE ....................................................................................................................................... 2
3 EXHIBIT ”C" REQUEST FOR APPROVALS RESPONSES ............................................................................................................. 3
4 EXHIBIT ”D" SUPER CIRCULAR...................................................................................................................................................... 4
5 EXHIBIT ”E" FEDERAL CERTIFICATES .......................................................................................................................................... 7
IFB No. 4022000130
Contract No. _____________
SECTION I - BIDDING/PROPOSING REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
1 INVITATION FOR BIDS SUMMARY
IFB NO.: 4022000130
REQUISITION NO.: 1122002507
DATE OF IFB: 06/20/2022
For: Purchase and delivery of Paratransit Vans
ISSUED BY:
SUBMIT INQUIRIES BY WRITING OR CALLING:
(No Collect calls accepted):
METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Procurement Plan Room
1900 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
NAME: Blake Hohensee
TITLE: Contract Administrator
EMAIL: JH52@ridemetro.org
TELEPHONE: 713-739-4860
METRO Procurement Web Site : https://webapps.ridemetro.org/procurement/solicitations.aspx
PRE-BID CONFERENCE CALL will be held on Tuesday July 12, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. on TEAMS.
All questions pertaining to this Solicitation shall be presented IN WRITING to the above METRO representative at or prior to the Pre-Bid
Conference. (See Instructions to Bidders, paragraph 2). IT IS STRONGLY URGED THAT ALL BIDDERS ATTEND THE PRE-BID
CONFERENCE Via Teleconference at the following number.
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+1 281-925-7469,,265561537# United States, Houston
Phone Conference ID: 265 561 537#
REQUEST(S) FOR APPROVAL OR DEVIATION: Request(s) for Approval or Deviation are required by July 25, 2022, by Noon. We
anticipate sending RFA responses by August 01, 2022, to all potential bidders. RFA reconsiderations are required by August 09, 2022.
METRO will anticipate sending responses to RFA reconsiderations by August 16, 2022. (See Instructions to Bidders, paragraph entitled
“REQUEST(S) FOR APPROVAL OR DEVIATION “). Failure to submit the Mandatory RFA’s in Section II will render your bid non-
responsive.
BID OPENING TIME/LOCATION: Sealed bids for work described must be submitted to METRO Procurement Plan Room, 1900 Main
Street, Houston, Texas 77002 received by 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Please mark Attention: Procurement
Plan Room with the IFB Number on the package. Bids will be opened publicly, read aloud and recorded at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,
September 01, 2022. You may attend via the TEAMS Meeting below.
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+1 281-925-7469 United States, Houston
Phone Conference ID: 246 022 158#
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IFB No. 4022000130
Contract No. _____________
RESPONSIBLE BIDDER: Each bidder is cautioned to review and understand the requirements of this solicitation to be determined a
responsible bidder. (See Section I, Instructions to Bidders, paragraph entitled “BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY FOR AWARD”.)
BID GUARANTEE of not less than 5% of the total bid is required. (See Instructions to Bidders, paragraph entitled “BID SECURITY”).
PERFORMANCE BOND: for 5% of the Contract amount required. (See Contract, Article entitled "Performance Bond").
PERFORMANCE/DELIVERY PERIOD: The Contract shall be for delivery of New Paratransit Vans in accordance with the delivery
schedule. (See Contract Article "Period of Performance")
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES: will be assessed as indicated in the Contract Article entitled "Liquidated Damages".
INSURANCE: Each prospective bidder is cautioned to review the Insurance requirements of this Solicitation particularly to understand
the criteria and the successful Contractor's responsibilities. (See Contract, Article entitled "Insurance Requirement").
FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: This procurement is subject to the availability of Federal financial assistance from the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA), therefore, all required Federal requirements such as Buy America, Cargo Preference, Debarred, Suspended
or Ineligible Contractors, Paratransit Van Testing, FMVSS, and Pre-Award and post Delivery Audits for Specification and Buy America
Compliance will be included in the resultant Contract (See Section II, forms to be submit ted with bid). Failure to submit these will make
your bid nonresponsive.
OBLIGATION: This Invitation for Bids does not obligate the Metropolitan Transit Authority to award a contract, or to pay any costs incurred
in the preparation or submittal of any bid.
ORGANIZATION OF BID: The Invitation for Bid (IFB) is to be provided as follows:
PRICE BREAKDOWN including all detailed pricing information with particular attention to the unit price breakdown in Section II, subject
to detailed METRO review as appropriate.
SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACT GOAL: There is no small business subcontracting goal for this Solicitation.
TYPE OF AWARD: METRO anticipates the award of a Firm Fixed price type contract as a result of this Solicitation.
NOTE: All forms contained in this solicitation may be reproduced if more space is needed due to the number of subcontractors or
suppliers to be submitted with the bid or for any other reason.
DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING BIDS: All Bid responses to this solicitation must be mailed as stated above and be received by the
Due Date to be considered for award.
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