Safety Testing

Agency: City of Nixa
State: Missouri
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541380 - Testing Laboratories
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Posted Date: Feb 19, 2020
Due Date: Mar 3, 2020
Solicitation No: IFB-008-2020/E
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Safety Testing

The City of Nixa is accepting bids for Safety Testing.

IFB -Safety Testing 2020

Stephanie Ewing
Purchasing Manager
Phone: 417-449-0555

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Bid #: IFB-008-2020/E
Title: Safety Testing
Issue Date: 2/19/2020
Buyer: Stephanie Ewing
Phone: 417-449-0555
Fax: 417-725-2480
BID RESPONSES MUST BE RECEIVED BY: March 3, 2020 @ 2:00PM, Local Time
Please submit any questions regarding this bid in writing to the Purchasing Manager, Stephanie Ewing at
All bid forms and addenda will be posted on:
You may email, fax or mail your bid response prior to: March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 PM, Local Time
City of Nixa Public Works
Attn: Stephanie Ewing
1111 W. Kathryn, PO Box 395
Nixa, MO 65714
By signing this cover page, the bidder shall hereby declare understanding, agreement and certification of compliance to provide the items and/or
services, at the prices quoted, in accordance with all requirements and specifications contained herein and the Terms and Conditions. The bidder
shall further agree that the language of this IFB shall govern in the event of a conflict with his/her bid. In addition, the bidder shall further agree
that upon receipt of an authorized purchase order from the City of Nixa or when a Contract Resolution is signed and issued by an authorized
official of the City of Nixa, a binding contract shall exist between the bidder and the City of Nixa.
________ FEIN
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____ Individual/Sole Proprietor ____ C Corporation ____ S Corporation ____ Partnership ____ LLC, Class ______ ____Other________________________________
The City of Nixa reserves the right to accept or refuse any or all bids.
1. Opening Location: Bids will be received at Nixa Public Works, 1111 W. Kathryn, Nixa, MO 65714, until the proposal
closing date and time indicated above.
2. Opening of advertised proposals: The vendor and public are invited, but not required, to attend the opening of
proposals. No decision related to an award of a contract or purchase order will be made at the opening.
3. Submittal of Proposals: Bidders must use the forms provided. Bids may be submitted via mail, facsimile or
electronically. Bids will not be accepted after the due date and time.
4. All proposals shall be submitted FOB Destination Nixa, Missouri 65714, freight prepaid (unless otherwise stated).
5. Prices Bid: Give unit price, extended total or both if applicable. Price must be stated in units of quantity specified in the
bidding specifications. In case of discrepancy in computing the amount of the Bid, the unit price of the Bid will govern.
Each item must be bid separately and no attempt is to be made to tie any item or items in with any other item or
6. Taxes: Do NOT include Federal Excise Tax or Sales and Use Tax in the bid prices, as the City is exempt from them by
law. Tax Exemption Certificate will be furnished if required.
7. Estimated Quantities: The estimated quantities indicated in this Request for Proposal represent anticipated
requirements only. The right is reserved to exceed or diminish these estimates.
8. Bid Forms, Variances, and Alternates: Bids must be submitted on attached City bid forms, although additional
information may be attached. Bidders must indicate any variances from the City requested specifications and/or terms
and conditions, on the Affidavit of Compliance. Otherwise, bidders must fully comply with the City requested
specifications and terms and conditions. Alternate Bids may or may not be considered at the sole discretion of the City
of Nixa.
9. “Or Equal” Interpretation: When a particular manufacturer’s name or brand is specified along with the words “or
equal”, Quotations will be considered on other brands or the product of other manufacturers. On all such Quotations
the bidder shall indicate clearly the product (brand and model number) on which he is bidding, and shall supply a
sample or sufficient data in detail to enable an intelligent comparison to be made with the particular brand or
manufacturer specified. Catalog cuts and technical descriptive data shall be attached to the original copy of the quote
where applicable. Failure to submit the above information may be sufficient grounds for the rejection of quote.
10. Withdrawal of Bids: Bids or proposals may be revised, modified, or withdrawn by the bidder at any time prior to
opening. Any such revision, modification, or withdrawal shall be in writing. After the bids are opened, they shall be
irrevocable for the period sixty (60) days. Bids or proposals may not be withdrawn or revised after opening unless
specified in the RFP.
11. Clarification and Addenda: Each bidder shall examine all Bid documents and shall judge all matters relating to the
adequacy and accuracy of such documents. Any inquiries or suggestions, concerning interpretation, clarification, or
additional information pertaining to the Request for Proposal shall be made through the Purchasing Department in
writing or through email. The Purchasing Department shall not be responsible for oral interpretations given by any City
employee, representative, or others. The issuance of written addenda is the official method whereby interpretation,
clarification, or additional information can be given. It shall be the responsibility of each bidder, prior to submitting
their Bid, to contact the Purchasing Department at phone number 417-449-0555 or email, to determine if addenda
were issued and to make such addenda a part of their Bid. Any and all addendums will be posted on the City’s web
site ( under Current Bid Opportunities on the Purchasing page.
12. Contract Forms: Any agreement, contract, or purchase order resulting from the acceptance of a Bid shall be on forms
either supplied by or approved by the City.
13. Reserved Rights: The City reserves the right to make such investigations as it deems necessary to make the
determination of the bidder’s responsiveness and responsibility. Such information may include, but shall not be limited
to: current financial statement, verification of availability of equipment and personnel, and past performance records.
14. The Right to Audit: The bidder agrees to furnish supporting detail as may be required by the City to support charges or
invoices, to make available for audit purposes all records covering charges pertinent to the purchase, and to make
appropriate adjustments in the event discrepancies are found.
15. Applicable Law: All applicable laws and regulations of the State of Missouri and the City will apply to any resulting
agreement, contract, or purchase order.
16. Right to Protest: Protestors shall seek resolution of their complaints initially with the City Purchasing Agent. Any
protest must state the basis upon which the solicitation or award is contested and shall be submitted within ten (10)
calendar days after such aggrieved person knew or could have reasonably been expected to know of the facts giving
rise thereto.
17. Quality Guaranty: If any product delivered does not meet applicable specifications or if the product will not produce
the effect that the bidder represents to the City, the bidder shall pick up the product from the City at no expense. Also,
the bidder shall refund to the City any money which has been paid for same. The bidder will be responsible for attorney
fees in the event the bidder defaults and court action is required.
18. Quality Terms: The City reserves the right to reject any or all materials if, in its judgment, the item reflects
unsatisfactory workmanship, manufacturing, or shipping damages.
19. No-Bid: In the event you are unable to quote on this requirement, please return the “No-bid Response Form”, on or
before the bid closing date. Please indicate the reason(s) you are unable to participate in this solicitation.
20. Bid Tabulation: Bidders may request a copy of the bid tabulation of the Request for Bid through the City’s purchasing
21. Expenses: All expenses for making Proposals to the City of Nixa are to be borne by the bidder.
22. Collusion: By offering a submission to this Request for Bid, the bidder certifies the bidder has not divulged, discussed,
or compared the Bid with other bidders and has not colluded with any other bidder or parties to this RFB whatsoever.
Also, the bidder certifies, and in the case of a joint Bid, each party thereto certifies as to their own organization, that in
connection with this RFB:
a. Any prices and/or cost data submitted have been arrived at independently, without consultation,
communication, or agreement for the purpose of restricting competition, as to any matter relating to such
prices and/or cost data, with any other bidder or with any competitor.
b. Any prices and/or cost data for this Bid have not knowingly been disclosed by the bidder and will not
knowingly be disclosed by the bidder prior to the scheduled opening directly or indirectly to any other bidder
or to any competitor.
c. No attempt has been made or will be made by the bidder to induce any other person or firm to submit or not
to submit a Bid for the purpose of restricting competition.
d. The only person or persons interested in this Bid, principal or principals are named therein and that no
person other than therein mentioned has any interest in this Bid or in the contract to be entered into.
e. No person or agency has been employed or retained to solicit or secure the contract upon an agreement or
understanding for a commission, percentage, brokerage, or contingent fee exempting bona fide employees
or established commercial agencies maintained by the Purchaser for the purpose of doing business.
23. Liability and Indemnity:
a. In no event shall the City be liable to the Contractor for special, indirect, or consequential damages, except those
caused by the City’s gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct arising out of or in any way connected with
a breach of this contract. The maximum liability of the City shall be limited to the amount of money to be paid or
received by the City under this contract.
b. The Contractor shall defend, indemnify and save harmless the City, its elected or appointed officials, agents and
employees from and against any and all liability, suits, damages, costs (including attorney fees), losses, outlays
and expenses from claims in any manner caused by, or allegedly caused by, or arising out of, or connected with,
this contract, or the work or any subcontract thereunder (the Contractor hereby assuming full responsibility for
relations with subcontractors), including, but not limited to, claims for personal injuries, death, property damage,
or for damages from the award of this contract to Contractor.
c. The Contractor shall indemnify and hold the City harmless from all wages or overtime compensation due any
employees in rendering services pursuant to this agreement or any subcontract, including payment of reasonable
attorneys’ fees and costs in the defense of any claim made under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Missouri
Prevailing Wage Law or any other federal or state law.
24. Bid Information is Public: All documents submitted with any bid or proposal shall become public documents and
subject to Missouri State Statute Chapter 610 RSMo., which is otherwise known as the “Missouri Sunshine Law”. By
submitting any document to the City of Nixa in connection with a bid or proposal, the submitting party recognizes this
and waives any claim against the City of Nixa and any of its officers and employees relating to the release of any
document or information submitted. Each submitting party shall hold the City of Nixa and its officers and employees
harmless from any claims arising from the release of any document or information made available to the City of Nixa
arising from any bid opportunity.
25. Authorized Product Representation: The successful bidder(s) by virtue of submitting the name and specifications of a
manufacturer’s product will be required to furnish the named manufacturer’s product. By virtue of submission of the
stated documents, it will be presumed by the City that the bidder(s) is legally authorized to submit and the successful
bidder(s) will be legally bound to perform according to the documents.
26. Regulations: It shall be the responsibility of each bidder to assure compliance with OSHA, EPA, Federal, State of
Missouri, and City rules, regulations, or other requirements, as each may apply.
27. Awards:
a. Unless otherwise stated in the Request for Bid, cash discounts for prompt payment of invoices will not be
considered in the evaluation of prices. However, such discounts are encouraged to motivate prompt
b. As the best interest of the City may require, the right is reserved to make awards by 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
Bids received.
c. Awards will be made to the Bidder whose Bid (1) meets the specifications and all other requirements of the
Request for Bid and (2) is the lowest and best Bid, considering price, delivery, responsibility of the bidder,
and all other relevant factors.
28. Termination of Award: Any failure of the bidder to satisfy the requirements of the City shall be reason for termination
of the award. Any Bid may be rejected in whole or in part for good cause when in the best interest of the City.
29. Budgetary Constraints: The City reserves the right to reduce or increase the quantity, retract any item from the Bid, or
upon notification, terminate entire agreement without any obligations or penalty based upon availability of funds.
30. Additional Purchases by Other Public Agencies: The bidder by submitting a Bid authorizes other public agencies to
“Piggy-Back” or purchase equipment and services being proposed in this Request for Bid unless otherwise noted on the
Affidavit of Compliance Form.
City of Nixa, MO
Bid Form
Safety Testing
SUBMITTED BY: ___________________________________
(Company Name)
The pricing information is hereby provided in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of this Request for Bid.
On Site Price
1 Blanket On Site testing
2 Line Hose On Site testing
3 Insulated Mechanical Jumper On Site
4 Grounds-Truck and Personal -On Site
5 Live Line Tools Under 10’- On Site
6 Live Line Tools Over 10’- On Site
Bucket Truck & Backyard Machine Testing
A. Dielectric test to include upper boom, lower insert
and bucket liner.
B. Visual and Operational inspection.
C. Rotational gear check
D. Magnetic particle test in welds and casting
E. Non-Destructive load test
F. Ultrasonic Test on all accessible pins
Digger Truck Testing
A. Dielectric test on main boom.
B. Visual and Operational inspection
C. Rotational Gear check.
D. Magnetic particle test in welds and casting
E. Non-Destructive load test
F. Ultrasonic Test on all accessible pins
Ext Price
CONTRACT TERM: The term of this contract shall be for a period of three (3) years. The City may, at its
option, extend the contract for up to two (2) additional one-year terms, subject to the Escalation/De-Escalation
section below.
ESCALATION/DE-ESCALATION: Material prices shall remain firm for a period of one year from the date of the
contract. The contract prices may be changed after the first year for the following reasons:
An increase or decrease in the supplier’s cost of materials and/or labor rates may be justification for price change;
however, this shall not be construed in any way to increase vendor’s margin or profit.
All written request for price increase must include backup documentation as to the nature of the increase and shall
be submitted to the City of Nixa Purchasing Department at least 30 days prior to the scheduled price
increase/decrease or renewal of contract. Approval of each request shall be by written confirmation from the City
Administrator. If the City should consider said increase unwarranted or unreasonable, the City reserves the right to
terminate the contract with the vendor. Any price decline at the manufacturer’s level shall be reflected in an
immediate reduction of the contract prices and the vendor shall notify the buyer of said decline.
The City of Nixa reserves the right to accept or refuse any or all bids.

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