2020 Towing Contract Bid

Agency: City of Montrose
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 488410 - Motor Vehicle Towing
Posted Date: Feb 6, 2020
Due Date: Feb 20, 2020
Solicitation No: 19-053
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Bid Number: 19-053
Bid Title: 2020 Towing Contract Bid
Category: Fleet Purchases and Services
Status: Open

Description:

The City of Montrose is requesting formal bids through the Invitation for Bid process from qualified towing contractors for On-Call vehicle towing services.


Bids will be publicly received and registered on Thursday February 20 th , 2020 at 2:00 PM at City Hall, 433 South First Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Late bids will not be accepted and it is the responsibility of the bidders to ensure that bids (including signed addenda) arrive in the city's purchasing office by the date and time listed above.


Complete bid packets can be downloaded from the City web page at www.cityofmontrose.org under Department Services, Purchasing, and Open Bids. Addenda will be posted to the website and it is the bidder's responsibility to download addenda.


The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and/or informalities and to disregard all non-conforming, non-responsive, unbalanced or conditional bids. The City of Montrose complies with all Equal Opportunity requirements. All qualified bidders will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, ancestry, mental or physical handicap or age.


Publication Date/Time:
2/6/2020 2:00 PM
Publication Information:
Montrose Daily Press
Closing Date/Time:
2/20/2020 2:00 PM
Related Documents:

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City of Montrose
Purchasing Division
433 South First Street
PO Box 790
Montrose, CO 81402
INVITATION FOR BID
On-Call Vehicle Towing Services
Issue Date: February 6th,2020
Bid Number: 19-053
Agent/Contact: Shane Brandt
Submissions Must Be Received by: Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 2:00 pm Colorado Time
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
The City of Montrose is requesting formal bids through the Invitation for Bid process from qualified
towing contractors for On-Call vehicle towing services.
Bids will be publicly received and registered on Thursday February 20th,2020 at 2:00 PM at City Hall,
433 South First Street, Montrose, Colorado 81401. Late bids will not be accepted and it is the
responsibility of the bidders to ensure that bids (including signed addenda) arrive in the city's purchasing
office by the date and time listed above.
Complete bid packets can be downloaded from the City web page at www.cityofmontrose.org under
Department Services, Purchasing, and Open Bids. Addenda will be posted to the website and it is the
bidder's responsibility to download addenda.
The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and/or informalities
and to disregard all non-conforming, non-responsive, unbalanced or conditional bids. The City of
Montrose complies with all Equal Opportunity requirements. All qualified bidders will receive
consideration without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, ancestry,
mental or physical handicap or age.
Invitation for Bid
On-Call Vehicle Towing Services
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City of Montrose
Bid 19-053
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These General Terms and Conditions apply to all Offers made to the City of Montrose (hereafter "City")
by all prospective vendors (herein after referred to as "Bidder") regarding City Solicitations including, but
not limited to, Invitations to Bid, Requests For Proposals, Requests for Quotes, and Requests For
Qualifications (hereafter "Solicitation" or “Bid Solicitation”).
A. CONTENTS OF BID
1. Bidders shall thoroughly read the project requirements and specifications, and shall examine
any drawings, which may be incorporated into the Bid documents. As Bid documents frequently
change for each Solicitation, veteran Bidders shall not assume that this Solicitation contains the
same terms and conditions that were supplied in prior Solicitations. The City is not obligated to
identify either minimal or substantial modifications to Bid documents.
2. Bidders shall make all investigations necessary to thoroughly inform themselves regarding the
plant and facilities affected by the delivery of services, materials and equipment as required by
the Bid conditions. No plea of ignorance by the Bidder of conditions that exist, or may hereafter
exist as a result of failure to fulfill the requirements of the contract documents, will be accepted
as the basis for varying the requirements of the City or the compensation to the Bidder.
3. Bidders are advised that all City contracts are subject to all legal requirements contained in City
Ordinances and State and Federal Statutes governing purchasing activities.
4. Bidders are required to state the exact intentions of their offer to the City via this Solicitation
and must indicate any variances to the terms, conditions, and specifications of this Solicitation,
no matter how slight. If variations are not stated in the Bidder's Offer, it shall be construed that
the Bidder's Offer fully complies with all conditions identified in this Solicitation.
B. CLARIFICATION AND MODIFICATION OF BID SOLICITATION
1. Apparent silence or omissions within this Bid Solicitation regarding a detailed description of the
materials and services to be provided shall be interpreted to mean that only the best
commercial practices are to prevail and that only materials and workmanship of first quality are
to be used.
2. If any Bidder contemplating submitting a Proposal under this Solicitation is in doubt as to the
true meaning of the specifications, the Bidder must submit a written (mail or e-mail) request for
clarification to the City's Agent/Contact. The Bidder submitting the request will be responsible
for ensuring that the City receives the request at least seven (7) calendar days prior to the
scheduled bid opening.
3. Any official interpretation of the Bid Solicitation must be issued in writing by the agent/contact
of the City who is authorized to act on behalf of the City, or by the City's Legal Department. The
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On-Call Vehicle Towing Services
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Bid 19-053
City shall not be responsible for other interpretations offered by employees of the City who are
not authorized to act on behalf of the City for this project.
4. If necessary, the City may issue a written addendum to clarify or inform of substantial changes
which impact the technical submission of Bids. Addenda will be posted to the website and it is
the Bidder's responsibility to download addenda. The Bidder shall certify its receipt of the
addendum by signing the addendum and returning it with its Bid. In the event of a conflict with
the original Bid Solicitation documents, addenda shall supersede all other documents to the
extent specified. Subsequent addenda shall govern over prior addenda only to the extent
specified.
C. PRICING, COLLUSION, AND TAXES
1. Current Prices. Bid Proposals must be fixed and firm unless stated otherwise in the Bid
Solicitation.
2. Discounts. Discounts shall not be considered in determining the lowest net cost for Bid
evaluation purposes. Payment terms shall be as set forth in any contract executed between the
City and the Bidder. Payment by the City is deemed to be made on the date of the mailing of
the check, or as otherwise set forth in any contract executed between the City and the Bidder.
3. Collusion. The Bidder, by affixing its signature to this Proposal, certifies that its Proposal is made
without previous understanding, agreement, or connection either with any persons, or entities
offering a Bid for the same items, or with the City. The Bidder also certifies that its Bid is in all
respects fair, without outside control, collusion, fraud, or otherwise illegal action. To ensure
integrity of the City's public procurement process, all Bidders are hereby placed on notice that
any and all Bidders who falsify the certifications required in conjunction with this section shall
be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
4. It shall be understood and agreed that Bid Offers submitted by persons and entities are done so
independently of any other offers, and that Bidders will not knowingly participate in solicitations
where there exists a conflict of interest with their entity and a member of City staff or their
immediate family.
5. Taxes. Bidders will neither include Federal, State nor applicable Local excise or sales taxes in bid
prices, as the City is exempt from payment of such taxes. The Colorado Department of Revenue,
Certification of Exemption for Colorado State Sales/Use Tax account number for the City of
Montrose is 98-01805-0000. An exemption certificate will be provided, where applicable, upon
request.
D. PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF BID
1. The Proposal must be typed or legibly printed in ink. The use of erasable ink is not permitted. All
corrections made by the Bidder must be initialed in ink by the Bidder or its lawful agent.
Invitation for Bid
On-Call Vehicle Towing Services
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City of Montrose
Bid 19-053
2. Bid Proposals must contain a manual signature of an authorized agent of the Bidder in the space
provided on the Bid Proposal Form. If the Bidder or its lawful agent fails to sign the Bid Proposal
Form, its Bid shall be considered non-responsive and ineligible for award.
3. Unit prices shall be provided by the Bidder on the Bid Proposal Form when required in
conjunction with the prescribed method of award. The Bidder shall enter "No Bid" for each item
where a unit price will not be offered. Where there is a discrepancy between the unit price and
the extension of prices, the unit price shall prevail.
4. The delivery and/or completion date(s) provided by the Bidder, if required, must be stated in
calendar days, following receipt of order/contract or official notice to proceed.
5. All information and supplemental documentation required in conjunction with this Bid shall be
furnished by the Bidder with its Bid Proposal. If the Bidder fails to supply any required
information or documents, the city, in its sole discretion, may consider the Proposal
non-responsive.
6. The accuracy of the Bid is the sole responsibility of the Bidder. No changes in the Proposal shall
be allowed after the submission deadline, except when the Bidder can show clear and
convincing evidence that an unintentional factual mistake was made, including the nature of the
mistake and the price actually intended.
7. The Bid Proposal Form shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope and addressed to the City. The
envelope shall clearly identify the Bid Number, Title and Due Date when submitted to the City.
The Bidder shall also include its name and address on the outside of the envelope.
8. The City's Bid Proposal Form, which is attached to this Bid Solicitation, must be used when the
Bidder is submitting its Bid Proposal. The Bidder shall not alter this form unless instructed to do
so in writing by the City. Failure to use the City's Bid Proposal Form may result in the Bid being
considered non-responsive.
9. Offers in response to formal Bid Solicitations will not be accepted by facsimile transmission.
Only signed written offers will be considered responsive, and eligible for possible award.
Bidders shall provide Proposal Forms, Statement of Work/Technical Offer Section, Special
Conditions, Specifications and Pricing Form, and any other mandatory submittals with the bid. If
RFP contemplates a sample contract, please submit a sample.
10. Bidders who qualify their Proposals by including alternate contractual provisions should be
aware that the City does not negotiate the terms of its contracts, and will ordinarily declare such
Bid Proposals non-responsive. Once bids have been opened, the City shall not consider any
subsequent submissions of alternate terms and conditions.
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Bid 19-053
11. Bid Bonds (5% of total bid price) and performance and payment bonds (100% of total bid price)
are required on construction projects over $50,000.
12. Insurance certificates are required after a Notice of Award has been issued. Costs for additional
coverage must be included in the Bidder's proposal cost.
13. Bid Proposals received after the submission due date and time prescribed for the solicitation
shall not be considered.
E. VENDOR APPLICATION AND RETENTION ON BIDDERS' LIST
The City does not maintain a bidder's list. Register to receive an automated email notification of new
bids by visiting www.cityofmontrose.org - Department Services - Purchasing - Bidder's List.
F. MODIFICATION OR WITHDRAWAL OF LEGITIMATE OFFERS
1. Bidder offers may be modified in the form of an official written notice, and must be received
prior to the due time and date set forth the Bid Solicitation. Each modification submitted must
have the Bidder's name and return address and the applicable Solicitation Number and title
clearly marked on the face of the envelope. If more than one modification is submitted, the
modification bearing the latest date of receipt by the City will be considered the valid
modification.
2. Bids may be withdrawn prior to the due time and date set for the Solicitation, provided it is in
the form of an official, authorized written request.
3. Proposals may not be modified or withdrawn after the due date and time set for the Bid opening
for a period of ninety (90) calendar days. If a Bid Proposal is modified or withdrawn by the
Bidder during this ninety (90) day period, the City may, at its option, place the Bidder on
suspension and may not accept any further Bid Proposals from the Bidder for a period set by the
City following the Bidder's modification or withdrawal of its Proposal. The City may reject an
offer, in whole or in part, as set forth in the City of Montrose Municipal Code, and the City's
Procurement Manual.
G. EVALUATION OF OFFERS
1. Offers shall be evaluated based upon their responses to the questions and requests for
information in this Bid Solicitation, and based upon whether and to what degree they comply
with the instructions set forth herein. Thoroughness, accuracy, veracity, and professionalism in
the responses shall be taken into account.
2. The City may, in its sole and absolute discretion:
a. Reject any and all, or parts of any or all, Bid Proposals submitted by prospective Bidders;
b. Re-advertise this Solicitation;

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