Supply & Deliver 500 Brand New Enrolled Chromebooks & Google Chrome Managment Licenses

Agency: City of Newton
State: Massachusetts
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 511210 - Software Publishers
Posted Date: Jan 4, 2024
Due Date: Jan 11, 2024
Solicitation No: 24-40
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Supply & Deliver 500 Brand New Enrolled Chromebooks & Google Chrome Managment Licenses
  • Department: Purchasing
  • RFP Number: 24-40
  • Start Date: 12/21/2023 10:00 AM
  • Close Date: 01/11/2024 10:00 AM

Supply & Deliver 500 Brand New Enrolled Chromebooks & Google Chrome Management Licenses for Newton Public Schools as outlined in the project documents.

24-40 SD Chromebooks for NPS

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CITY OF NEWTON
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
CONTRACT FOR THE NEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PROJECT MANUAL:
SUPPLY & DELIVER 500 BRAND NEW
ENROLLED CHROMEBOOKS & GOOGLE
CHROME MANAGEMENT LICENSES
INVITATION FOR BID #24-40
Bid Opening Date: January 11, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
DECEMBER 2023
Ruthanne Fuller, Mayor
CITY OF NEWTON
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
INVITATION FOR BID #24-40
The Newton Public Schools (NPS), through the City of Newton (City), invites sealed bids in accordance with M.G.L. c.30B from
Contractors to
SUPPLY & DELIVER 500 BRAND NEW ENROLLED CHROMEBOOKS & GOOGLE
CHROME MANAGEMENT LICENSES
Bids will be received until:
10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 11, 2024
at the Purchasing Department, Room 108, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02459. Bids will not be
accepted nor may submitted bids be corrected, modified or withdrawn after the deadline for bids. Following the deadline for bids,
all bids received within the time specified will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Contract Documents will be available online at www.newtonma.gov/bids or for pickup at Newton City Hall, Room 108,
Purchasing Department, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459 after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 21,
2023.
There will be no charge for contract documents.
Bid surety is not required with this bid.
This Invitation For Bid (IFB) is soliciting bids for 500 Brand New Enrolled Chromebooks and Google Management Licenses with a
one (1) year warranty.
This will be a one-time purchase, with inside delivery, for 500 Devices to the Education Center at 100 Walnut St, Newtonville, MA
02460. All prices shall be F.O.B. with inside deliveries.
The dollar value of the contract may be increased by an amount up to twenty five percent (25%) of the contract total in accordance
with M.G.L. c. 30B, §13.
All bids must be submitted in the manner and form prescribed by this IFB which controls award(s) of the contract. All bids are
subject to the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 30B. F.O.B.
All bids shall be submitted as one (1) ORIGINAL and one (1) COPY
All City bids are available on the Citys web site at www.newtonma.gov/bids. It is the sole responsibility of the contractor
downloading these bids to ensure they have received any and all addenda prior to the bid opening. Addenda will be available
online within the original bid document as well as a separate file. If you download bids from the internet site and would like to
make it known that your company has done so, you may fax the Purchasing Department (617) 796-1227 or email to
purchasing@newtonma.gov with your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, FAX AND INVITATION FOR BID NUMBER.
The City will reject any and all bids in accordance with the above referenced General Laws. In addition, the City reserves the right
to waive minor informalities in any or all bids, or to reject any or all bids (in whole or in part) if it be in the public interest to do so.
In the event that any person wishes to attend a bid opening or pre-bid meeting, accessible and reasonable accommodations will be
provided to persons requiring assistance. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact the city of Newtons ADA
Coordinator, Jini Fairley, at least two business days in advance of the meeting: jfairley@newtonma.gov or (617) 796-1253. For
Telecommunications Relay Service, please dial 711.
CITY OF NEWTON
Nicholas Read
Chief Procurement Officer
December 21, 2023
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CITY OF NEWTON
DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING
INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
ARTICLE 1 - BIDDERS REPRESENTATION
1.1 Each General Bidder (hereinafter called the Bidder) by making a bid (hereinafter called bid) represents that
the Bidder has read and understands the Contract Documents and the bid is made in accordance therewith.
1.2 Failure to so examine the Contract Documents will not relieve any Bidder from any obligation under the bid as
submitted.
ARTICLE 2 - REQUEST FOR INTERPRETATION
2.1 Bidders shall promptly notify the City of any ambiguity, inconsistency, or error which they may discover upon
examination of the Contract Documents, the site, and local conditions.
2.2 Bidders requiring clarification or interpretation of the Contract Documents shall make a written request to the Chief
Procurement Officer, at purchasing@newtonma.gov or via facsimile (617) 796-1227. The City will only answer such
requests if received by Friday, January 5, 2023 at 12:00 noon.
2.3 Interpretation, correction, or change in the Contract Documents will be made by addendum which will become part of the
Contract Documents. The City will not be held accountable for any oral communication.
2.4 Addenda will be emailed to every individual or firm on record as having taken a set of Contract Documents.
2.5 Copies of addenda will be made available for inspection at the location listed in the Invitation for Bids where Contract
Documents are on file, in addition to being available online at www.newtonma.gov/bids.
2.6 Bidders or proposers contacting ANY CITY EMPLOYEE regarding an Invitation for Bid (IFB) or a Request for Proposal
(RFP), outside of the Purchasing Department, once an IFB or RFP has been released, may be disqualified from the
procurement process.
2.7 Bidders downloading information off the internet web site are solely responsible for obtaining any addenda prior to the
bid opening. If the bidder makes itself known to the Purchasing Department, at purchasing@newtonma.gov or via
facsimile (617) 796-1227, it shall be placed on the bidders list. Bidders must provide the Purchasing Department with
their companys name, street address, city, state, zip, phone, fax, email address and INVITATION FOR BID #24-40.
ARTICLE 3 - MBE PARTICIPATION
3.1 Notice is hereby given that the Mayors Affirmative Action Plan for the City of Newton in effect at the time of this
solicitation is applicable to all construction contracts in excess of $10,000.00.
3.2 Notice is hereby given that the City of Newton Minority/Women Business Enterprise Plan and the Supplemental Equal
Employment Opportunity Anti-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Program in effect at the time of this solicitation
are applicable to all City contracts for goods and services in excess of $50,000.00.
3.3 Copies of the Plans and Program referred to in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 are available at:
https://www.newtonma.gov/government/purchasing.
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ARTICLE 4 - PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF BIDS
4.1 Bids shall be submitted on the Bid Form #24-40,attached.
4.2 All entries on the Bid Form shall be made by typewriter or in ink.
4.3 Where so indicated on the Bid Form, sums shall be expressed in both words and figures. Where there is a discrepancy
between the bid sum expressed in words and the bid sum expressed in figures, the words shall control.
4.4 In the event that Newton City Hall is closed on the date or at the time that bids are due, the date and time for receipt of
bids shall be on the next business day following that the Newton City Hall is open.
4.5 The Bid, including the bid deposit shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the following plainly marked on the
outside:
GENERAL BID: #24-40
SUPPLY & DELIVER 500 BRAND NEW ENROLLED CHROMEBOOKS & GOOGLE
CHROME MANAGEMENT LICENSES
BIDDERS NAME, BUSINESS ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER
4.6 Date and time for receipt of bids is set forth in the IFB.
4.7 Timely delivery of a bid at the location designated shall be the full responsibility of the Bidder.
4.8 Bids shall be submitted with one (1) original and one (1) copy
4.9 Massachusetts law requires all employees who work on Massachusetts public works construction sites must have no Less
than 10 hours of OSHA-approved safety and health training. See M.G.L. c.30, §39M( c), M.G.L. c.30, §39S(a)(1), M.G.L.
c.149, §44E(2) & M.G.L. c.149, §44F(2).
1. This requirement will apply to any general bid or sub bid submitted.
2. This law directs the Massachusetts Attorney General to restrain the award of construction contracts to any contractor who is
in violation to this requirement and to restrain the performance of these contracts by non-complying contractors.
3. The contractor and all subcontractors on this project must certify on the Bid Form compliance with the applicable
requirement. Non-compliance with this law will disqualify the bidder.
ARTICLE 5 - ALTERNATES
5.1 Each Bidder shall acknowledge alternates (if any) on the Bid Form.
5.2 In the event an alternate does not involve a change in the amount of the base bid, the Bidder shall so indicate by writing
No Change, or N/Cor 0in the space provided for that alternate.
5.3 Bidders shall enter on the Bid Form a single amount for each alternate which shall consist of the amount for work
performed by the Contractor.
5.4 The low Bidder will be determined on the basis of the sum of the base bid and the accepted alternates.
ARTICLE 6 - WITHDRAWAL OF BIDS
6.1 Any bid may be withdrawn prior to the time designated for receipt of bids on written or telegraphic request. Telegraphic
withdrawal of bids must be confirmed over the Bidders signature by written notice postmarked on or before the date and
time set for receipt of bids.
6.2 Withdrawn bids may be resubmitted up to the time designated for the receipt of bids. No bids may be withdrawn within
sixty days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of the bids.
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ARTICLE 7 - CONTRACT AWARD
7.1 The City is soliciting prices for items set forth in Bid Form #24-40 attached hereto. One (1) contract will be awarded to the
responsive and responsible bidder submitted the lowest Contract Price. A contract will be awarded within sixty (60) days,
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded, after the opening of bids.
7.2 The City reserves the right to waive any informalities in or to reject any or all bids if it be in the public interest to do so.
7.3 The City reserves the right to reject any bidder who has failed to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments, or
any other municipal charge, unless the bidder has a pending abatement application or has entered into a payment
agreement with the collector-treasurer.
7.4 As used herein, the term lowest responsive and responsible Biddershall mean the Bidder (1) whose bid is the lowest of
those bidders possessing the skill, ability and integrity necessary for the faithful performance of the work; (2) who has met
all the requirements of the invitation for bids; (3) who shall certify that he is able to furnish labor that can work in
harmony with all other elements of labor employed or to be employed in the work; (4) who, where the provisions of
section eight B of chapter twenty-nine apply, shall have been determined to be qualified thereunder.
7.5 Subsequent to the award and within five (5) days, Saturday, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after the prescribed
forms are presented for signature, the successful Bidder shall execute and deliver to the City a contract in the form
included in the Contract Documents in such number of counterparts as the City may require.
7.6 In the event that the City receives low bids in identical amount from two or more responsive and responsible Bidders, the
City shall select the successful Bidder by a blind selection process such as flipping a coin or drawing names from a hat.
The low Bidders who are under consideration will be invited to attend and observe the selection process.
ARTICLE 8 - TAXES
8.1 The Bidder shall not include in this bid any tax imposed upon the sale or rental of tangible personal property in this
Commonwealth, such as any and all building materials, supplies, services and equipment required to complete the work.
8.2 The City is exempt from payment of the Massachusetts Sales Tax, and the Bidder shall not include any sales tax on its
bid. The Citys exemption Number is E-046-001-404.
ARTICLE 9 PROPRIETARY SPECIFICATIONS
9.1 The City may have used a proprietary specification to describe the supply for which is soliciting bids. Such specifications
are permitted under M.G.L. c. 30B, §14, provided that the Chief Procurement Officer has prepared a written statement
that no other manner of description suffices and the justification therefor.
9.2 The required determination and justification have been duly prepared, and a copy may be requested in accordance with
the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66, §10.
END OF SECTION
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