NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Personal Protective Equipment
Worcester County, Maryland
The County Commissioners of Worcester County Maryland are currently accepting bids for 50,000 units
of 3M 1860 masks, 50,000 units Level 3 isolation gowns, and 1,800 boxes nitrile examination gloves. Bid
specification packages and bid forms are available from the Office of the County Commissioners,
Worcester County Government Center, One West Market Street ‐ Room 1103, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863,
obtained online at www.co.worcester.md.us or by calling the Commissioners’ Office at 410‐632‐1194 to
request a package by mail. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. EST, Monday February 22, 2021
in the Office of the County Commissioners, at the above address, at which time they will be opened and
publicly read aloud. Envelopes shall be marked “PPE" in the lower left‐hand corner. After opening, bids
will be reviewed and a recommendation prepared for the County Commissioners for their consideration
at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids,
waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein, and to take whatever bid they determine to be
in the best interest of the County considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of
delivery or completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of bidders with
County contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All inquiries shall be directed to James E.
Hamilton, Jr., at 410‐632‐3080 or at email@example.com. Email correspondence is
Personal Protective Equipment
I/we have reviewed the specifications and provisions for furnishing Personal Protective
Equipment and understand said requirements including delivery requirements. I/we hereby
propose to furnish the equipment as specified, from my/our directly controlled inventory, at the
50,000 Units 3M 1860:____________________________
50,000 Units Level 3 Isolation Gown:______________________
1,800 Boxes Nitrile Exam Gloves:____________________
The products will be delivered within _____ calendar days from receipt of written order.
BID MUST BE SIGNED TO BE VALID
Typed Name: __________________________________
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Bids should be submitted in sealed envelope(s) clearly marked in the lower left-hand
corner “PPE”. Bids received after the bid deadline of February 22nd, 2021 1:00PM will
not be accepted.
2. BID FORMS
Bids are to be submitted on forms provided in this package. Bid forms are to be
completed in their entirety and all requested information provided. Where indicated, bids
are to be signed by an individual authorized by the bidding company. Incomplete or
unsigned bid forms are cause for rejection of the bid.
The County is exempt from all Federal and State taxes. Your prices should reflect same.
The County requires NET30 terms for payment.
In awarding the bid, the County may reject any bid, waive any formality, or accept any
bid it determines to be in the best interest of the County.
The County requires receipt of all materials within 7 calendar days of date of submission
of purchase order.
5. FUTURE PURCHASES
As the need for PPE related to the COVID-19 Pandemic is continuous and evolving, the
County may exercise the pricing contained within this bid, at the option of both parties,
for future procurements.
Respirators shall be 3M Model 1860 Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask.
Respirators shall be “Regular” size
Respirators shall be sealed in original 3M packaging NIOSH and FDA Clearance markings
Respirators shall have an expiration date of not less than 18 months from date of delivery
Isolation Gowns shall meet ANSI/AAMI PB70:2003, “Liquid barrier performance and
classification of protective apparel and drapes intended for use in health care facilities.” as
“Level 3: Moderate Risk”.
Gowns shall be of a “Spun Woven” material featuring elastic style cuff.
Gloves shall be powder free, made of nitrile, and “medical grade”.
Gloves shall be packaged at 100 units (50 pairs) per box.
Gloves shall be delivered as 200 boxes size Medium, 1,000 boxes size Large, and 600 boxes size
AVAILABILITY OF INVENTORY
As the County understands that the market for Personal Protective Equipment is very volatile,
the county desires to insulate itself from risks associated with delays in availability or delivery.
As such, the County expects that those materials bid within this request are currently in the direct
possession of the bidder with the bidder having full title to those materials and that no delays
may be caused by issues with upstream suppliers.